Thursday, August 22, 2013
Potts Camp News
First Baptist Church plans Sept. revival
Former POW during World War II, Olin Pickens of Nesbit, sent word that he regrets and was very disappointed that he did not get to keep his speaking engagement at First Baptist Church on Sunday, Aug. 18. He said that he appreciates all of the prayers said on his behalf. He is doing better and plans to speak at a later date.
Susie Clayton Hill called to report that her daughter, Tess, has returned home from Ireland where she spent from June 1 until Aug. 3. Enrolled with the Ole Miss Studies Abroad program, Tess served as an intern at a school that serves children with communication disorders. Having obtained a degree in classics from the University of Mississippi in Dec. 2012, she will graduate in May 2014 with a degree in speech pathology and a minor in linguistics. On her return home, Tess said, “As pretty as Ireland was, there is no place as pretty as Potts Camp.” Susie and Don were happy to have their daughter back home.
Buster Thompson stopped by one day last week to tell that he and Coy have marked off an item from their “Bucket List.” They attended the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Tunica on Saturday, Aug. 10, and went up for a ride. He said there were around 50 balloons at the festival and that the one they rode in went up over 100 feet. He said while watching Channel 5 News prior to the event, weatherman Ron Childers mentioned that it would be a good day for the festival. Buster stated that since he had ridden in most other means of travel that he thought the balloon ride would be fun. He said it was enjoyable but very hot from the heat that was used for power.
Congratulations to Austin Jay and Cheyenne Hunsucker of New Albany on the arrival of a son, Colton Jay Hunsucker, who was born Aug. 14 at Baptist Hospital in Union County weighing six pounds and one ounce. Austin is the son of Kevin Hunsucker and the grandson of the late Virginia King Hunsucker.
Congratulations are also sent to Dr. David Childers of Willow Bend Animal Clinic in Holly Springs who has served this area as a veterinarian for 35 years. Mildred Marbury and Nita Gandy from this community were among the many guests who attended his Open House on Tuesday, August 13.
On Thursday of last week I stopped by Mary Reid School and visited with Pat Kennedy, Elaine McMillen and Jean Newman during their lunch break. School has gotten off to a good start, they said, with 303 students in K-third grade this year on campus. Also they have a new art teacher and special education teacher this year.
Cornersville United Methodist Church of the Potts Camp Charge will have their monthly “Ladies Night Out” program on Friday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. They have a program and fellowship and invite any interested ladies to attend.
A harvest festival will be held at Cornersville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 28. Keep this date in mind and make plans to attend.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Malcolm Rhea who passed away last week. Funeral services were held at Macedonia Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 17 with burial in the Macedonia Cemetery. He is survived by a daughter, Belinda Rhea Davis, and a son, Gary Rhea (Nancy), both of Macedonia; a granddaughter, Hailey Rhea Davis of Horn Lake; a sister, Nina Rhea Work of Holly Springs; and a brother, Gerald Rhea of Brownsville, Tenn.
On Friday, Aug. 16, a “Ladies Day Out” meal and fellowship were enjoyed at the Rebel Pit Café in Hickory Flat by the following: Elizabeth G. Hunsucker, May Wynn Wren and Joann G. Cox of Memphis, Annie Ruth Stone and Mary Minor of Potts Camp, Cherrie Shaw of Waterford, Tommye Ann Goode of Cornersville, Mabaleen Smith, Mattie Lou Bumpas, Brenda Gray and Ouida Courson of Hickory Flat, Jewell Massengill of Ripley and Joann Bingham of New Albany. Everyone enjoyed the day and plan to get together again in the near future.
Another fun outing attended by Arthur and Doris Poole, Sue Rowland, Jean Gurley and this writer was the Tallahatchie River Players presentation of “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Cine’ Theater in historic downtown New Albany last Saturday night. Cast of characters were Daisy Werthan played by Cathy Garrett, Hoke Colburn played by Collin Gates, and Boolie Werthan played by Bill Hughes. They did a wonderful job. Pre-show entertainment was provided by Ivy Jennings Jordan and Devin Treadaway, whose violin music set the mood for the play.
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Clanton of Holly Springs on the arrival of twins on Aug. 13. Silas weighed six pounds and three ounces and Swayze weighed six pounds and 1 ounces. Mrs. Clanton is the granddaughter of the late Bud and Billie Holbrook (a former Pilot Club member and friend). Barrett is the son of Bobby and Kathy Clanton.
Members of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp are planning to hold revival services in September. The date and time will be announced at a later date. Also, they have a weekly Ladies’ Bible Study each Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
Potts Camp football has now begun. A jamboree was held on the Ole Miss campus last Friday night against Okolona. The Cardinals will play Hamilton on their turf Friday night and the first home game of the season will be held on Friday, August 30, at 7 p.m. when the Cards will host Bruce. Let’s be on hand to support our team!
Happy Birthday to the following: Hayden Poole (Aug. 23), Elinor Edwards (Aug. 25), Don Randolph (Aug. 26), Hanna Goolsby and Nancy Green (Aug. 27), Betsy Payne (Aug. 28), Zac Wilson, Sara Thompson (Aug. 29).
Prayer List: Each week I receive bulletins from First Baptist and Potts Camp United Methodist churches. There are many names on each bulletin and space will not allow for all to be included in this column. However, new names to be added to your prayer list are Mrs. Joe Cooper, Taylor Goode, and Tricia Newton. Do keep those previously named in your prayers and keep calling with new names to be added each week.
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