Thursday, October 24, 2013
Potts Camp News
Hardins celebrate anniversary
“Therefore said he unto them. The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2
Homecoming will be held at First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, Sunday, Oct. 27. Former pastor, Rev. Joe Epting of New Albany, will bring the morning message. Special guest singers will be the Shirley Family of Macedonia. Services begin in the sanctuary at 9:45 a.m. A meal and time of fellowship will follow the worship service.
Thursday, Oct. 17, FCA students from Byhalia High, H.W. Byers High and Potts Camp High joined together and “carried their cross” over 11 miles from the Holly Springs square to Galena School to show their dedication to Christ while participating in the State FCA Glowing for Christ project. To find out more about this project and to see photos and the story, check out the Marshall County Schools’ Facebook page. There is also a story in this issue of “The South Reporter.” There are lots of interesting projects, activities, etc. going on in the school district this year!
Randy Massey of Oxford, son-in-law of Jean Nichols, visited with Madalynne Ash on Thursday, Oct. 17.
Congratulations to Torrie and Tina Hardin who celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17.
Congratulations to the North MS Hurricane baseball team for winning second place in the Ripley tournament last week.
Barbara Gilliam and Betty Duncan, along with 14 other family members and friends, took a week’s cruise on the Carnival “Conquest,” departing from New Orleans on Oct. 7 and returning on Oct. 13. They stopped in two ports, Key West, Fla., and Nassau, Bahamas, and report they had a very good time.
Carol Lynn Gurley and her mother, Jean King, attended a 1970s theme pep rally at New Albany Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for the last home football game against their rival, Ripley Middle School. They were there in particular to watch their granddaughter and great-granddaughter, Avery Grace Shaw, perform with her cheer squad. They also enjoyed the majorettes’ performance, as well as a concert by the teachers who lip-synced to hits from the 1970s. Members of the football team were also introduced at the rally. “We had a ball and enjoyed all of the festivities and lunched at Taylor’s prior to the event – which was also wonderful,” Carol said.
Visitors of Annie Ruth Stone and Pat Goode last Friday were Terry and Kathryn (Jones) Scarbrough of Houston, Texas, and your writer. They also visited Katherine Sundstrom and Dorothy Warren in Holly Springs after a visit with Kathryn’s sister, Betty Rose Jones in Memphis, Tenn. After leaving Potts Camp, they drove to Starkville to see family and friends in that area.
Jeanette Stone, Pam Gurley and Nancy Green have returned from a week-long Southwest U.S.A. trip. They saw a lot of sights from Memphis, Tenn., to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM, along I-40 and Historic Route 66. They attended a balloon fiesta in Albuquerque, saw art in the old coal mining town of Madrid, NM, visited the National Route 66 Museum and were to go to the Grand Canyon, but due to the government shutdown, missed that trip. However, they went to Palo Duro State Park in Texas which they said was a wonderful alternative. They also visited Cadillac Ranch which is a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas, created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm. The display consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the birth and death of the defining feature of mid-twentieth century Cadillacs; the tailfins) from 1949 to 1963, half-buried nose-first in the ground, at an angle. The cars now feature all types of graffiti. “The locals have been spray painting the cars and it makes them interesting,” they said.
Kyle Poole, along with family members and friends, traveled to Atlanta, Ga., over the weekend to Netherworld Haunted House. Jasmine Hall and her son, Taylor, of Macon, Ga., met them for the festivities. They had a good trip and enjoyed some great food.
There were a chilly group of drivers on 14 antique tractors and one antique pickup leaving Babco parking lot early Saturday morning. The group left embarking on a 35-mile ride beginning by passing through the parking lot of NAPA in Potts Camp, then traveling in a wide circle through the countryside toward Ashland then back north of Potts Camp, returning via the “Lower Gurley” road. Members of three different tractor clubs were represented: Tri-State Flywheeler Club of Iuka, Calhoun County Antique Tractor Club of Vardaman, and Mid-South Flywheelers of Moscow Tenn. There were also drivers and tractors from Hernando, Amory, Shannon, and Beaverdam, Ky. The ride was mapped out and organized by Gerald Young of Hernando and Roger Foster of Potts Camp. “Special thanks to Teddy and Sally Bryant for allowing the group to stop for lunch on their property in Benton County. The group was received with warm hospitality including a roaring fire to warm chilly hands. Also, thanks to Connie Bennett and Babco of Potts Camp for allowing the use of their parking lot to stage pickups and trailers for the departure point. The group was given an escort from the departure point through town by Potts Camp Chief of Police Bill Rowland,” said Foster.
Sunday afternoon visitors of Jean Gurley were Carl Lindsey and his grandson John Travis Lindsey of Oklahoma, Jimmy and Peggy Duncan of Meridian, Judy and Stanley Huddleston of Baldwyn, Wayne Lindsey of Olive Branch, and Shirley Shultz of Bartlett, Tenn.
Bobby Smithwick celebrated his 80th birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 15, with a gourmet meal at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Tom and Barbara Wasson in Kosciusko. Others in attendance were Katie Smithwick, Knowlton and Betty Shaw, and Terri Smithwick.
Halley Holtzlander celebrated her 18th birthday with a cookout at the home of her grandparents, Mitchell and Judy Gurley, on Sunday, October 20. Others helping her celebrate were her mother Dana Holtzlander, great-grandmother Alline Miller, Denise and Megan Wilson, Cindy Pugh and family, Candis Kirk and daughter, Conner Miller, Jeanette and Emily Stone and me.
On Sunday morning everyone was talking about the Ole Miss-LSU football game the previous night. While all of the fans were rejoicing, one resident in particular (David Fuller) was all smiles. He said it was much better than the previous week!
Birthday wishes are being sent to Daniel Smothers (Oct. 24), Elizabeth Colhoun (Oct. 25), Joey Hart (Oct. 28), Caleb Knight (Oct. 29), Marion Askew (Oct. 30), and Lela R. Stevens (Oct. 31).
Get well wishes are sent to Tom Bready, husband of Shirley (Kimery) Bready, in Covington, Tenn. He recently had triple by-pass surgery and then had to go back for more surgery. Shirley appreciates all of the prayers on their behalf.
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Adam Burge, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Linda Covington, Steve Culver, Renee Gandy, Barbara Gilliam, Gale Goode, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Carol Lynn Gurley, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Gracie McCallum, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Cindy Passons, Allen Sexton, Davy Syms, Cooper Vaughn, and J.B. Work.
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