Thursday, February 9, 2012
Potts Camp News
Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone.
Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. Remember to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. I, for one, am thankful for my family. Being from a large family has its advantages. While my house has been going through some renovations, they have been very helpful with their love and support. I want to express my appreciation to them all.
Mrs. Hollingsworth is recuperating nicely from her broken ankle. X-rays show that the bones are healing as they are supposed to do. Continue to be in prayer for her and the healing of her ankle. Her mailing address is P. O. Box 125, Potts Camp, MS 38659. The cards, calls, visits, etc. mean so much to her.
While visiting their daughter and family in Vacaville, Calif., Mitch and Jeanette Stone visited Lake Tahoe Ski Resort to celebrate Jeanette’s birthday. They said it was just beautiful, and Mitch, Holley, and Colton rode the ski lift to the top of the mountain.
The Potts Camp Cardinals played their last game of the season at Myrtle on Friday night. Both teams played a good game, but lost. They began playoffs at Calhoun City on Tuesday night.
Be in prayer for Wade Murphy of Shannon, son-in-law of Joan Gurley who underwent surgery on Monday.
Today (Thursday) Lamar Day and Edward Gurley are celebrating their birthdays. Happy birthday to both. Edward is back at work following hip replacement surgery and is doing well. His son, Craig, who also had hip replacement surgery, is doing well and on the road to recovery. He visited with Edward at the shop on Saturday.
Polly Pratt has returned home from the Baptist DeSoto Hospital, but continue to be in prayer for her recovery.
Students from Potts Camp School participated in their second Mock Trial in Oxford on Saturday. Mrs. Nance is their coach.
Happy birthday to Polly Pratt, and Paul Knight (former Potts Camp Methodist Minister). Wedding anniversary wishes go to Jon and Jennifer Rowland.
Prayer List: Mary Ella Mayer (daughter of Chad and Mary Beth Mayer), Dale Hollingsworth, Betty Maxey, Katie Smithwick, Linda Bumpas, Rita Elliott, Ann Miller, Joan Cox, Ann Allen (sister of Joan Cox), Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Denise King, Shirley Dillard, Jean Clayton, Estelle Bennett, Sandra Beaver, Daphne Foster, George Martin, Eric Foster, Patricia Newton, Lorette Overall, Nicole Hill, Mary Jarrett, Faye Turpen, Emma Grace Beasley, Carmen Simmons, Lena Faye Work, Spider Cook, Ellis Cheatwood, and G.R. Thompson.
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The peace of Christ is based on “love.” If people love one another there is no fear of bombs, or fleeing from fallouts, or cowering under the threat of war. When love rules, everyone is happy. Jesus has set the perfect example for us all.
Pray without ceasing. God hears what you say from the moment you rise to the close of the day. Don’t think for a moment that He turns a deaf ear, trust and have faith and you’ll never know fear.
Memories of 1986
Potts Camp Civic Club was very active in 1986. One of the exciting events that year was the “Million Dollar Walk” for Humanity by the Habitat group. They stopped in 128 towns during the walk from Georgia to Kansas City. When they reached Potts Camp, the P.C. Civic Club sponsored dinner and a resting place for them behind the First Baptist Church. We enjoyed meeting participants of all ages from many states that day.
The Civic Club met at the Memorial Museum or at the homes of the members once a month. We always had interesting guest speakers; I usually chose Lola Autry as my guest speaker.
She showed films of countries where she had traveled; one was to Russia to deliver Bibles.
Annie Sue Bright, daughter of Dr. Grant and Sue Taylor Grant, donated a quilt to the Memorial Museum; it was made in 1910 by the Potts Camp Methodist Church and had 150 names on it. It had been in the Taylor family all those years until her aunt Annie died.
Women at the Potts Camp Food Site made a quilt that year to help fund the program. Their pictures with their bus driver, Jimmie Collins, appeared in The South Reporter; they were Lorene McCallum, Josie Shaw, Lurline Pierce, Ethel Simmons and Inez Jarrett (all are deceased except Inez Jarrett). Other quilters were Rhello Smith, Meritta Walker, Cora Mann, and Alene Payne. Tickets were sold; Jimmie Collins (now Potts Camp mayor) sold the most tickets.
Gay Garrison won the quilt; it brought $400 to help the Food Site program.
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