Thursday, April 11, 2013
Potts Camp News
FBC to host Women’s Conference
Congratulations to Shaun Holtz and Heather Gray on their engagement last weekend.
A surprise 70th birthday party was held for Ralph and Roger Clayton at the Potts Camp Church of Christ fellowship building following worship services on Sunday night, March 31. Given by their children, Andrea, Sally, Jody, Greg, Tonia and Kurt, a theme of hunting and golfing was used in the decorations.
Their actual birthday was March 28. There were approximately 65 family members and friends in attendance.
Jack Clayton, his sons and sons-in-law of Paducah, Ky., visited family members in Potts Camp and attended the birthday party of his brothers, Ralph and Roger Clayton on March 31. They also stayed over for a couple of days to go fishing.
Madalynne Ash celebrated an early birthday lunch on April 4 with her sister-in-law Margie Simmons and niece Marla Simmons of Memphis, Tenn., who came to spend the day with her.
Visitors of Marion and Betty Askew on Saturday, April 6, were their daughter-in-law Hilda Askew, their grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Jackson and Southaven, Charles and Diane Herren, also of Southaven, and the Faye Turpen family.
Joyce Clayton and friends from Byhalia attended a singing at Faith Baptist Church on Saturday night, April 6. The guest band was Heaven Mountain Man from Pontotoc. She said that they really enjoyed the band and the singing.
Easter Sunday guests of Jean Whaley were Darryl, Anna Grace and Andrea Whaley, David, Wyatt and Mikey Whaley, and Dickie and Anita Whaley. They all had a really good time and were excited that her granddaughter Anna Grace had made a profession of faith at her church and was saved.
Harry and Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver stopped by my house last Friday. She is thankful to be feeling much better.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Greg, Amanda and Allison Holmes. We are happy to have neighbors again. They have moved into the former Faye Turpen house.
A Women’s Conference will be held at First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, on Saturday, April 13, starting at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $10. Breakfast and lunch will be served and a nursery will be provided. Featured speaker and soloist will be Rita Sweatt. Contact Mary Bennett at 662-224-5215 or Sue Stone at 662-202-2518 for reservations.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp Junior and Senior FFA members who were in state competition on Friday, April 5, at Mississippi State University. The junior team won first place in milk quality and the seniors placed third, also in milk quality.
Potts Camp School has a new math organization, Mu Alpha Theta, that has a scholarship tied to it. Induction will be held May 18. Andrew Aldridge is the sponsor.
Several from the community attended the New Albany Home and Garden Show last Friday and Saturday at the Union County Fairgrounds. Some of the presentations by specialists were “Growing Food for Sale at a Farmers Market,” “Engaging Youth Through the Secret World of Plants,” “The Magic of Spring Flowers,” “Container Gardening,” “Growing and Using Herbs in the Landscape,” “Taking the Sting out of Fire Ants,” “Master Gardeners and Mississippi State Extension – Working Together,” and many more. The vendor exhibits were excellent. This is an annual event, so if you missed it this year, make plans to attend next year on the first weekend of April.
Camp Lake Stephens near Oxford will be having their Spring Fling 2013 on April 23 at a cost of $25. Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Spring Fling, the day will be filled with music, hymns, and singing. The day will be closed out with a worship service featuring preaching by New Albany District Superintendent Rev. John Moore. Registration deadline is April 19. For anyone interested in attending, call 662-234-3350 to check availability. Featured singers will be Maura McIntosh-Fields, Rev. Eddie Willis, and the University of Mississippi Barbershop Quartet.
Remember to make plans for the annual school reunion that will be held at the school cafeteria on Saturday, June 1.
Get well wishes are being sent to Joan Kelly of Memphis (cousin of Jean Whaley) who is in rehab following recent surgery.
We are happy to report that Carol Jean Davis received a great report following recent surgery.
Happy Birthday to the following: Denise Cook (Apr. 11), Hailey McMinn (Apr. 12), Suzanne Watkins (Apr. 13), Kym White (Apr. 15), Wesley Poole (Apr. 17), Kyleigh Paige Rowland (Apr. 19).
Happy wedding anniversary to Jimmy and Georgia Cobbs on April 12.
Prayer list: Marion Askew, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Rev. Leon Burton, Ann Callicutt, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, James Cook, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joann G. Cox, Sarah Day, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Betty Fincher, Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger, W.R. Gandy, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert and Jean King, Mildred Marbury, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
Thoughts: If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Have faith; God is always with you; have hope; God’s love surrounds you, more than you know; have peace; God has special plans for you. Have joy; God will see you through no matter what may come. Pray for God to change hearts, so they will believe that Jesus Christ died for their sins.
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Prayer Brunch to be held at Greenfield
Saying, Did not we strictly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and behold ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Acts 5:28.
Pastor W. James Lyons delivered an inspiring message at Greenfield Church on Sunday, April 7. He used for a subject “God always keeps His promise.”
Lavora C. Blake, Gail Lyons, Evelyn C. Elliott and Elmira Curry from Greenfield Presbyterian Church attended the 26th annual Spring Gathering of St. Andrew Presbyterian Women, Saturday, April 6, at Senatobia Presbyterian Church. We had a wonderful time being together again.
PROWL Ministry will present a prayer brunch on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at Greenfield Presbyterian Church, 5024 Old Hwy. 7 South, Waterford.
Dr. Bettye Baptist-Wilson will be the guest speaker for our Women’s Prayer Warriors Brunch. Dr. Baptist-Wilson started her dental practice in Holly Springs 35 years ago (she was there for 27 years), then moved to Southaven. She is a member of New Hope MB Church, where she serves as a Sunday school teacher, a member of the mass choir, pastoral committee, trustee and the ministry of HELP.
She is very involved in the community around Southaven.
Dr. Baptist-Wilson’s personal philosophy is, “I believe God says so; So it is.”
PROWL is a non-profit foundation to promote the prevention and intervention of childhood poverty, illiteracy, gang violence and drug addiction throughout Marshall and Desoto counties.
Our mission is to promote economic advance for all racial, religious and gender groups in our society.
Our purpose is to improve the response to those in need by providing assistance, safe refuge, after school programs, mentoring programs, counseling and scholarships.
Our vision is to spread awareness, to bridge the gap and promote unity, to eradicate childhood pain and suffering by nurturing young adults in child-rearing skills and how to become productive members of society by creating functional children.
There is a donation for this event. Your support is needed and will be greatly appreciated.
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