Thursday, December 19, 2013
Potts Camp News
Cornersville UMC Christmas Service Sun.
Now that Christmas is almost here, thoughts are centered on giving and receiving. Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins – greatest gift. When Christ is accepted into our hearts and we gain salvation – the greatest thing we can receive. Jesus is the reason for the season!
“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: (Because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.” Luke 2: 1, 3-5.
Sympathy is extended to The South Reporter editor Barry Burleson and family in the loss of his mother, Lavelle Burleson of Hamilton, Ala., on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Sympathy is also extended to June Ash Huey and family in the loss of her husband, Hershel, due to an auto accident on Thursday of last week in DeSoto County.
Cornersville United Methodist Church will have a Christmas service on Sunday evening, Dec. 22, at 5 p.m. There will be singing, a Christmas message and food following the service. Make plans to attend and celebrate the meaning of Christmas.
GAs and their moms of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp went to Camp Garraway in Clinton from November 15-16 for a mother-daughter overnight weekend. While there they participated in skits, arts and crafts, music, and Bible studies. They also had campfires and learned about missions from a missionary. Attending were Linda Tate and granddaughters, Layla and Lily Tate; Mary Ann Bennett and daughters, Jordan and Carson; Leanna Stacks and daughter Hailey; Susan Campbell and daughter Neely; Kim Mills and daughter Gracie; Heather Shaw and daughter Lexie; Christian Wolfe and daughters Makayla and Mary Ann; Savannah Henderson and daughter Hannah; and Marie Alderson, director. They had an enjoyable weekend.
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, the WMU of First Baptist in Potts Camp sponsored a Holiday House and progressive meal for all of the ladies of the church. They visited in homes for the meal and then sang Christmas carols to senior citizens in and around the community.
Mary Reid School’s second grade students presented a musical, “Christmas Fun,” Thursday night of last week to a packed auditorium. Students from the classes of Mrs. Boren, Miss Lemons and Mrs. Looney did a fantastic job. Pat Kennedy, principal, welcomed everyone and introduced the teachers who have worked very diligently with their students. Speakers were Kierstyn Shoops and Kamdyn Taylor. Their musical numbers were: “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Snoopy vs. Red Baron Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and they closed out with “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Mrs. Santa Claus was played by Jorja Lewis, Santa by Cade Palmer, and Rudolph by Haiden Shoops. “Rudolph” pulled “Santa” around the room in a wagon to the delight of the crowd while Santa threw out candy to the audience. It was a very enjoyable evening and the students received a standing ovation for a job well done!
Bobby and Katie Smithwick, along with Paul and Dorothy Rose, email@example.com the Benton County Forestry Association meeting at the Agricultural Center in Ashland on Thursday night of last week. Dr. John Kushla of Verona presented an interesting program on Christmas Tree Farms in Mississippi. On Friday night, Bobby and Katie attended the American Legion Christmas party in Hickory Flat.
Make plans to attend the children’s musical program at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp on Sunday morning, Dec. 22, at 10:30 a.m. under the leadership of Donna Gandy, director.
Henry Jarrett, Bobby and Katie Smithwick, Robert and Jackie Luther, and Margaret Hart and I were some from this community who attended the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of John Paul and Mattie Bumpas at the Hickory Flat Baptist Church fellowship hall last Saturday afternoon. While there we visited with lots of family and friends who came out to help the couple celebrate this wonderful occasion. Some were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Bumpas, their daughters and granddaughter; Mr. and Mrs. Kent Bumpas; and several of the late Earl Childers family (Earline, Sandra, Barbara Jo and Neva).
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Bumpas and Faye Sanders are rejoicing over the birth of a great-granddaughter, Elie Ann Sanders, who was born Dec. 13, 2013, in Frankfort, Ky. Her parents are Justin and Dayna Sanders. Grandparents are Carl and Karen (Bumpas) Sanders of Slayden. Justin and Dayne both serve in the U.S. Army and are stationed in Frankfort.
Wanda Holbrook is visiting her daughter Linda in Hot Springs, Ark. They attended a Christmas comedy play at the Pocket Community Theatre titled “Christmas Belles” and said they had a fun time and that it was really cute. They have had ice, and it was very cold, but worth the trip. They also attended the annual Christmas parade in downtown Hot Springs. The theme this year was “It’s a Wonderful Life….in Hot Springs.” They were able to park and watch from the car, as it “sleeted some, it was clear some and it was cold a lot and it rained too. It was too bitter cold outside, so we’d never have been able to stand out in the weather,” they said. They also went to Hot Springs Village to a singing program called “Sounds of the Season” and will attend a Christmas musical program at Central Baptist Church. They are enjoying their time together.
Happy wedding anniversary to Arthur and Doris Poole on December 20.
Happy birthday to the following: David Barber (Dec. 19), Marie Alderson, David Fuller, Emma Howell and Lori Shaw (Dec. 20), Betty Brower (Dec. 21), Evan Barlow and Heather Hopkins (Dec. 22), Linda Tate (Dec. 25).
Get well wishes are sent to Beth Breithaupt, Carla Humphreys, and my neighbor Robert Kimbrough.
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Adam Burge, Matthew Cooper, Steve Culver, George and Dorothy Dickey, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, David L. Hammond, Jay Hurdle, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Wesley Poole, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Mike Shaw, Pam Sparks, and Cooper Vaughn.
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