Thursday, October 10, 2013
Potts Camp News
Housewarming party honors Mayers
“And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3.
Condolences are sent to Loyce Moore Cox and family in the loss of her husband, Joe Cox, on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Mr. Joe was a veteran of World War II, was very interested in history, loved to talk about living in Waterford as a child and then in his later years, and loved the railroad (he, his dad and two brothers worked for the railroad). He was a friend to all and well loved by everyone. Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 5, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in the Waterford Methodist Cemetery. He was laid to rest with full military honors.
A housewarming was given for Justin and Julie Mayer at their beautiful new home on Potts Camp Road on Sunday afternoon.
Also, Shade White was honored with a housewarming party on Sunday afternoon at his home on Church Avenue in town. He is now living in the former home of Andy Work.
Congratulations to Perry King and Jacqueline Lemly upon their marriage Saturday, Oct. 5, at the home of Mrs. Willie Swinford. They are wished a long and happy life together.
Margaret and Katherine King of Oxford presented a program for the Friends of the Library in Holly Springs on Tuesday, Oct. 1, promoting their second book, “Which is Which?,” a collection of stories about growing up as identical twins. Afterwards several of those in attendance enjoyed visiting with them during lunch at JB’s.
Madalynne Ash, Margaret Hart, Katherine Sundstrom and I went on an adventure Wednesday, Oct. 2. First we drove through the country to attend the annual senior citizens lunch at Emory Methodist Church in Watson where we had a delicious meal prepared by members of the church, fellowship with lots of people we haven’t seen in a while or just met, followed by singing and a message by Creighton White of Coy United Methodist Church. Afterwards we took several excursions, traveling through Warsaw, Red Banks, Marianna, Holly Springs, and then home to Potts Camp. We took a few pictures on our journey and the scenery was beautiful. It was a good day to be out!
Margaret Hart, Nancy Lane and I, attended the musical production “Annie” at Blue Mountain College on Friday, Oct. 4. The production was directed by James Andre, with musical direction by Dr. Jerri Lamar Kantack and choreography by Anna Miller.
At the monthly genealogy meeting on Sept. 28, newsletters were distributed. Sylvia (Seymour) Akin is the editor of “The Heritage News,” a publication of the Marshall County Genealogical Society. The Sept. issue includes articles on Christ Episcopal Church, Outlaw Days, and the First Presbyterian Church, all in Holly Springs; a photo of the 1925 girls basketball team from Marshall County Agricultural High School, Slayden; a photo of Potts Camp Vacation Bible School about 1940; the Red Banks-Victoria Consolidated School, and many more. There is lots of history included in the 20-page publication. To learn more about the Genealogical Society, monthly meetings are held the fourth Saturday of each month at the Marshall County Library. Suzy Watson Stilwell is the president.
Katherine (Greer) Sundstrom traveled to Shiloh, Tenn., for dinner with the Young at Heart group from First Baptist Church in Holly Springs last weekend. They ate at Hagy’s Catfish Hotel “Where Quality Food is a Family Tradition” and enjoyed the meal and outing.
Homecoming festivities were enjoyed last week at Potts Camp and Mary Reid schools where faculty, staff and students enjoyed a break from their regular routine. Each day they had a different theme of dress as they celebrated spirit week. Some dared to post pictures on Facebook! Everyone was very creative and, from the smiles, it was evident they had a great time! This helps to break the routine from wearing uniforms every day and makes life a little more interesting. Monday was PJ and Bad Hair Day, Tuesday-Favorite Character, Wednesday-Camo Day, Thursday-Throwback Thursday, and Friday-Spirit Day.
On Friday there was a homecoming parade that was very good according to those in attendance (I was unable to attend this year). There was also a pep rally, FFA tailgate party, presentation of the homecoming court, football game, selling of homecoming T-shits, etc. Billie Garner Mills says, “Thanks to all who had anything to do with the homecoming festivities: parade, pep rally, FFA tailgate, presentation of the court, football, spirit week, T-shirts, half-time dance routine by the cheerleaders, singing of the National Anthem. It was all great! And, may we continue to work together as community and school at Potts Camp!”
Attending the FFA tailgate party at the Potts Camp homecoming game on Friday night were former FFA advisors and agricultural teachers Ronnie Hudspeth, Barry Rhinehart, Tim Needham, Billy Short, Ryan Given and current teacher and advisor James Shannon. They were also recognized during the game. Free hot dogs were given out at the party.
Congratulations to Tearrica Martin, who was selected as the Potts Camp Cardinals Homecoming Queen last Friday night. It was a very impressive ceremony.
FFA alumni Danny Mills says that the Potts Camp FFA alumni are selling chances on a Yeti Cooler. To purchase tickets, contact any alumni member.
The Potts Camp Cardinals played hard on Friday night, but were defeated by Coahoma AHS by a score of 12-8.
James Lee Spencer of Hernando was among those attending the Potts Camp Cardinals football game on Friday night.
CORRECTION: In last week’s article, I made a mistake on the last name of the grandparents of Nolan Elizah Whaley. This is the way it should read:
Congratulations to Doug and Julie Whaley of Flowood, upon the birth of their son, Nolan Elizah Whaley who was born Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. Proud grandparents are Dicky and Anita Whaley of Saltillo and great-grandmother is Jean Whaley.
Revival services will be held at Cornersville United Methodist Church Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each evening. There will be plenty of good singing and preaching each night. Make plans to attend.
A get-together and cookout was held at the home of Jean Whaley on Sunday. Her guests were Darryl, Andrea and Anna Grace Whaley, David and Cindy Whaley and children, Mikey, Wyatt, Brittany, Emily, and Courtney; Leslie and Bit Stanton, Chelsea and Dexter Anderson, Kalee and Gary Stanton.
Those celebrating birthdays during the coming week are: Margaret Hart (Oct. 11), Madisyn Cobbs (Oct. 13), Bobby Smithwick and Elaine Humphreys (Oct. 15), Iva B. Smith and Ethel Ash (Oct. 16), and Dorothy Rhea Bostic (Oct. 17).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, Adam Burge, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Linda Covington, Renae Gandy, Barbara Gilliam, Gale Goode, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Carol Lynn Gurley, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Gracie McCallum, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Cindy Passons, Cooper Vaughn, and J.B. Work.
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