Thursday, March 6, 2014
Potts Camp News
Benefit fish fry and auction Sat.
“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.” Psalms 24:9-10.
Potts Camp FFA students traveled to Senatobia on Thursday, Feb. 27, to participate in District FFA Competition. Approximately 40 students participated in several events with the welding team receiving third place, Joshanta Jeffries and Bettia Hankins placed in creed speaking, and Halley Holtzlander placed first in prepared speaking. Congratulations to all who participated.
Students from PCHS who participated in Mock Trial at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson on February 28 and March 1 were the following: Steven Dillard, Hayden Wilkerson, and Jabria Curry (attorneys); Samantha Latham, Alexys Calhoun, Alea Gurley, Ray Maxey, Terri Peace, and Victoria Lester (witnesses). Voted Best Witnesses by Mock Trial participants were Samantha Latham, Alea Gurley, Terri Peace and Victoria Lester. Voted Best Attorneys by Mock Trial participants were Steven Dillard (twice), Hayden Wilkerson, and Jabria Curry. The judges picked the top 10 attorneys in the state and PCHS senior Steven Dillard received fourth place, which was a very big honor. Justin Cluck, of Smith-Whaley Law Firm, served as attorney/coach for the team and Cindy Nance is the teacher/sponsor.
Sympathy is extended to the family of George Robinson, who passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, at his home in town. At the time of this writing, funeral arrangements were incomplete.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Rip Whitehorn, who passed away early Sunday morning, March 2.
The Pounders Family will be in concert Saturday, March 8, at 5 p.m. at Winborn United Methodist Church. There will also be an open mike session for anyone who would like to sing. A meal will be served in the fellowship hall afterward. Members invite everyone to attend and share their blessings.
A benefit fish fry and auction will be held for Gayle Ash to help offset expenses incurred for cancer treatments on Saturday, March 8, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp. Plan to attend. They will also accept donations of items for the auction or all kinds of desserts. Leftover desserts will be auctioned.
On a recent trip to Oxford, Margaret Hart and I had the pleasure of visiting with Herman and Sandra Young of Holly Springs. They have recently returned from a three-week trip to the Caribbean Islands of St. Maarten and Antigua. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to the wonderful narration of their trip. Sandra said they were happy to have missed all of the ice and snow in North Mississippi during their vacation.
Winners of the Potts Camp PTO Valentine Beauty Pageant on Saturday, Feb. 22, are as follows: Walking through four years old: winner, Anna Lee Akin; first alternate, Laken Bridges; and second alternate, Ayla Jordan. Kindergarten through first grade: winner, Rylee Jo Farr; first alternate, Ainsley Jordan; second alternate, Alexis Page Shaw. Second and third grades: winner, Anna Rose Work; first alternate, Anniston Jordan; second alternate, Hannah Grace Foote. Fourth through sixth grade: winner, Everetnequa Gardner, first alternate, Mackenzie Brownlee; and second alternate, Cloe Frazier.
Congratulations to the Potts Camp Lady Cardinals and coach Tana Miller, who made it to the finals in North Half, playing great games along the way. They were, however, defeated last Friday night by H.W. Byers. Congratulations also, to seniors Hayley Davis and Jessica Peterson for playing your best during your last game for the Potts Camp Cardinals!
Jeanette and Emily Stone and I attended “Wisdom & Music” featuring nationally acclaimed Native American flute player John Two-Hawks at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany on Saturday afternoon, March 1. He has earned Grammy® and Emmy nominations, Platinum Album awards, had his signature brand of music featured in Fox Searchlight movies, HBO films, and programs by the History Channel. He said he enjoys working on movies and “my most favorite movie I did the music for was ‘Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.’” During his presentation, he played numerous flutes and said he plays most other musical instruments as well, and has at least 60 different kinds of flutes in his music room.
Sherry Colhoun was honored with a pre-birthday celebration on Sunday, March 2, at Clancy’s Restaurant in Red Banks. Joan Gurley, Mitch and Jeanette Stone, and I joined Garrie Colhoun, Margaret Hart, Rebecca Colhoun and Ben Ivester for lunch to help her celebrate. On Saturday night she and Garrie enjoyed an early birthday dinner at Outback in Southaven. Her birthday was Monday, March 3.
In last week’s column when I congratulated the Marshall Academy Patriots and Lady Patriots on their championship games, I failed to mention Jordan Harris and Corteze Love of Potts Camp, who were part of the Patriots North A basketball tournament championship team. Congratulations to you both.
Congratulations to Richard and Nancy Naramore of Byhalia, who celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Monday, March 3. We enjoyed visiting with them and other members of Emory Methodist Church at Clancy’s in Red Banks on Sunday.
Happy birthday to: Patrick Goode and Deanna Alderson Waugh (Mar. 6), Vic Stilwell (Mar. 7), Shelly Thompson (Mar. 10), Patrick Courson and Melanie DeBerry Poole (Mar. 13).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Cooper Vaughn, Rolden Van Hook, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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