Thursday, May 30, 2013
Potts Camp News
Rylee Farr celebrates birthday
This year is passing way too quickly! School will be out by the time this article is read and the school reunion will be held in a couple of days. This is something we look forward to each year. And, we are thankful to be able to hold the reunion in the school cafeteria.
Many look forward to the reunion each year when they can again meet up with former classmates and also make new friends.
Potts Camp graduate Brantley Harris played in an All-Star football game in Saltillo on Wednesday, May 22. It was a close game, however his team lost by three points in overtime.
This year a record of 92 kindergarten students graduated from Mary Reid School on Monday night, May 20. There were three classes of students and they presented a great musical program, followed by individual classes performing with hand bells before getting their awards for the year. The teachers and leaders are to be commended for their wonderful work with these precious children.
Following the kindergarten program, a graduation party was held for Rylee Farr at the home of her “Mimi,” Joan Gurley. She enjoyed cake and ice cream with a few family members and friends. On Tuesday she received a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese’s in Tupelo to play with cousins, Logan and Emma Grace.
Madisyn and Landon Cobbs of Oxford spent a couple of nights with their grandmother Jean Gurley last week and enjoyed visiting with cousins Christopher and Jayne Rowland.
Robin and Sean Robbins and son Patrick of Cincinnati, Ohio, spent several days with her mother, Linda Gibson and her twin sister, Rhonda Cook and family recently. On Sunday, May 19, all of the family went to church together and then celebrated the birthdays of Robin and Rhonda that afternoon. Linda says that this was the first time the girls were able to celebrate their birthdays together in 12 years. They all also attended school programs for the children of Terry and Rhonda at Mary Reid School before their departure on Tuesday. Linda said that this is also the first time all of the family had been together since Robin and family moved to Cincinnati and that they had a wonderful time. “There were three generations of family members together, and I am so blessed,” she said.
Mary Ella Mayer, daughter of Chad and Mary Beth Mayer, celebrated her second birthday on Saturday, May 25. A cookout was held for her on Monday, May 27, at their home in Myrtle. Mary Ella is the granddaughter of Cary and JoAnn Mayer of this community.
Happy Birthday to Joann Gholston Cox today (Thursday), to Sue Rowland on June 1, and to Jimmy Cobbs on June 6.
Happy wedding anniversary to Mitchell and Judy Gurley on June 6.
Prayer list: Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Johnny Cardwell, Sue Colella, James Cook, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Sarah Day, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Larry and Rita Elliott, Betty Fincher, Nita Gandy, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Harvey and Mary L. Green, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Robert and Jean King, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Roger Mitchell, Junior Overall, Blake Randolph, Sylvia Reeves, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, Jean Whaley, Beverly Woods, and Connie Work.
News is short this week due to the early deadline; therefore some interesting news items about the town are printed below:
The South Reporter, July 9, 1931: Potts Camp Tourna-ment Arouses Much Enthu-siasm.
A tennis tournament now in progress, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Association, is arousing much enthusiasm in Potts Camp and vicinity.
First round matches are now being played and the semi-finals and finals will be played Friday and Saturday. Registrations for the tournament were limited to residents of Potts Camp. Those advancing to the second round thus far are:
Florene Brownlee who defeated Louise Greer 6-3, 7-5; Elizabeth Boren winner over Mrs. Hubert Cook 6-0, 6-2; Aline Jones who won from Faye Peel 6-1, 6-1; J.W. Tucker who defeated Wilfred Boren 6-1, 6-3; and Aline Jones and Lucile Keen who defeated Florene Brownlee and Faye Peel 6-3, 6-2 in the only doubles match played.
Others who will play in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles are: Hubert Cook, Wesley Cook, Will Tom Brownlee, Dan Greer, Allin Keen, Harry Jones, Dallas King and Fred Marett.
And then on July 16, 1931, the following news was reported – Allin and Lucile Keen Win Finals at Tennis
Allin Keen and Lucile Keen won the final singles matches in the Potts Camp Tennis Tournament and were awarded the trophies by Mrs. Faye Peel, recreation chairman of the Parent-Teacher Associa-tion.
In the finals, Allin Keen defeated Dallas King in a hard fought match 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Mrs. Keen defeated Florene Brownlee 6-3, 6-4.
In the doubles, Lucile Keen and Aline Jones defeated Florene Brownlee and Elizabeth Boren 7-5, 3-6, 6-1. Allin Keen and Dallas King won the men’s doubles by default.
The mixed doubles will be played off with Mr. and Mrs. Keen matched against Florene Brownlee and Dallas King.
This match will be played Saturday afternoon.
(Note from this writer: Now I am wondering, “Where were the matches played? I did not know we had tennis courts in town.” Maybe some of the older residents can shed some light on this.)
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