Thursday, April 25, 2013
Potts Camp News
Winborn UMC hosts special services Sun.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp archery team who traveled to Jackson on Wednesday, April 17, for archery in Mississippi Schools State Competition and won third place in their division. Mr. Boyer is the coach.
Potts Camp High School Drama Club will present a play, “Little Lloyd Fauntleroy,” on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Admission will be $3 per person. Nathan Pitney is director.
Cornersville United Methodist Church will host a benefit for Bobby Berryhill on Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Members of the church said to “please come out for good food and fellowship to help support the Berryhill family.”
On Wednesday, April 17, Tony and Joyce Harris of Murfreesboro, Tenn., visited with Jimmy and Barbara Gilliam, Sandra and Harry Beaver, Betty Duncan, and Ecky Leak. They met for dinner at JB’s in Holly Springs.
Lamar Day called last week and said he graduated 70 years ago the last of April. Then on May 11, 1943, he was sworn into the United States Army, serving in North Africa, Italy and France.
This brings up the graduation for this year. Weather permitting, graduation exercises will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the Oakley Sportsplex, starting at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, April 16, was a very exciting day at the Oakley Sportsplex when Potts Camp hosted their first official track meet, the MHSAA division playoffs. Complete story will be in the sports section. Mike Bush is the coach.
Congratulations to Ray and Carol (Ash) Minor on their wedding last Saturday at Spring Hill Baptist Church.
Gifted students from Potts Camp and Mary Reid schools enjoyed a trip to the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday of last week. Mary Reid students were treated to a “fun day at the Potts Camp Park” last week.
Randy and Carla Massey of Oxford visited with Madalynne Ash on Tuesday of last week. Carla is the daughter of James Edward and Jean Nichols.
Ken Harrison held “Bargain Day” at This & That in town last Saturday. Barbecue chicken and hot dogs were served. Mitch Stone provided entertainment.
Visitors of Bobby and Katie Smithwick one day last week were Barbara Wasson of Kosciusko and Shirley Clark of Independence. They all visited with Knowlton and Betty Shaw and Sylvia Clark Reeves in Holly Springs. Later in the day they were joined by Kerry, Lela and Brook Hale of the Temperance Hill community for dinner at the Mexican restaurant.
Plans have been finalized for the homecoming and dedication celebration at Winborn United Methodist Church, 1470 Hwy. 178, approximately one and one-half miles east of Potts Camp on Sunday, April 28. Services will begin at 10 a.m. with the message delivered by Rev. Neal Vick. Following the service there will be a time for fellowship. A meal will be served at noon. Following the meal, gospel singers “The New Destiny” will perform. Everyone is invited to attend.
At the Easter service at Winborn UMC, there were 97 congregants for the service and 75 signed their guest book at the breakfast that followed. They had a wonderful day.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Mary Ann (Todd) Fleckinger of Chrestview Hills, Ky. who passed away Sunday afternoon, April 21. Mary Ann was a graduate of Potts Camp High School in 1951. Her brothers were the late Kenneth and D.L. Todd of the Winborn community.
At the present time I am working on gathering information from the old Boys Camp (Camp Courage) that was also known as a training camp for the All American Red Heads Basketball team, located on the Potts Camp Road near the CCC Road. If anyone has information about either that they would like to share, please give me a call.
Something interesting happened in town on Saturday afternoon when we had a special visitor (or should I say visitors). My sister, Nancy Green and husband Harold were at the post office, when she called on the telephone and said, “Grab your camera and go outside. There is a woman riding one horse and with her is a pack horse. They are almost at your house.” With camera in hand, out the door I went. I spoke to the rider and she and her horses turned around and came into the yard. Look for the rest of the story with photo included in another part of this week’s edition. Also check out her blog at www.freerangerodeo.com
Happy Birthday to Brook Hale and Weston Rowland (April 28), Arthur and Doris Poole, Holley Muraco, Jim Hart, and Lela Hale (May 1), Robby Goolsby and Roxanne Rowland (May 2), and George Dickey on May 3.
Happy wedding anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Day on May 1.
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, W.R. Gandy, Harvey and Mary Lois Green, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Ruby Helton, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert and Jean King, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Mildred Marbury, James Mason, Kerry Moore, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Blake Randolph, Sylvia (Clark) Reeves, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
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Greenfield to host Mother’s Day Banquet May 11
I am the true vine and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he pruneth it that it may bring forth more fruit. John 15:1-2.
Pastor W. James and members of Greenfield Presbyterian Church would like to thank everyone who attended and their financial support to the P.R.O.W.L Ministry, women’s brunch that was held on April 13. Dr. Bettye Baptist Wilson, the guest speaker, gave a wonderful message.
Saturday, April 20, guests of Elmira Curry were Melissa Ingram, Mattie Mister, and Diane Jones.
Pastor Lyons’ topic for last Sunday was “What Have I Put First In My Life,” taken from Matthew 6:33.
Coming to Greenfield Presbyterian Church 2013 Intercessory Prayer Summit will be Apostle Mae Palmer of Aurora, Ill., on May 5 at 3 p.m. The church is located at 5024 Old Hwy. 7 South, Waterford.
Greenfield Church family will honor several mothers with a Mother’s Day Banquet on Sat., May 11, 6 p.m. The public is invited and a donation of $20 for non-honorees. If you plan to attend please purchase your ticket by Monday, May 6. You may contact Elmira Curry at 662-252-1054.
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