Thursday, March 13, 2014
Potts Camp News
Benefit planned for David Rooker
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.” Hebrews 8:10.
Everyone was saddened to learn of the automobile wreck involving Sheriff Kenny Dickerson last Saturday. Many prayers have been uttered for his full recovery and hopefully, at the time the paper comes out, he will be well on the way to recovery. Get well wishes are being sent to him.
Ladies of the Potts Camp Church of Christ honored Justin and Julie Elliott with a baby shower in their fellowship hall on Sunday afternoon, March 9.
Mary Beth Mayer, her son and daughter, Jackson and Emma, are on a tour of New York with the gifted class from Union County. They traveled with Barkley Travel Service out of New Albany. Her other daughter, Mary Ella, is visiting with grandparents, Cary and Jo Ann Mayer.
Cary Mayer said that he was in New York 50 years ago this year. He attended the World’s Fair and other sights of interest with Bill McNatt and their teacher Neil McCarter.
Joyce Clayton, Lynn Goolsby, Billy Joe Jarrett and other friends drove to Itawamba College gymnasium in Fulton last Saturday night to hear the following gospel singing groups: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Paul Williams and The Victory Trio, Rhonda Vinson and The Rage, and The Chuck Wagon Gang.
I always enjoy hearing from friends and former classmates. Nancy (Germany) Lane called Sunday night and during our conversation she said that one of her grandsons, McLane Ballenger, is also in New York with his school choir from Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. They have toured Rockefeller Center as well as other points of interest and the choir will be performing in several locations while there. She said they are enjoying their trip very much.
Last weekend, Billie Mills enjoyed her annual trip to Jackson to watch state basketball tournament games, and has been making the trip for around 40 years, she said.
Cora Embrey called Sunday afternoon to say that they had a packed house for their second Saturday night singing at Winborn United Methodist Church and enjoyed the singers and fellowship afterwards.
A benefit will be held for David Rooker on Saturday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. at the Winborn United Methodist Church fellowship hall. There will be plate lunches, an auction, music and more. The donations received will help out with his many medical bills. For more information call Embrey at 662-333-7766.
Potts Camp baseball teams hosted their first home games on their brand new field at Oakley Sportsplex last Saturday starting at noon. The junior varsity team played Hickory Flat and the varsity played a double-header, first with Hickory Flat and then New Site. It was another exciting day and the weather was great for the games.
A special “thank you” to everyone for making my birthday on March 4 very special! I feel really blessed to have so many friends, family, and relatives. There were many Facebook messages, cards, phone calls, gifts, etc. and a day filled with many activities. My first activity was attending the Friends of the Library meeting and program in Holly Springs with guest speaker Rev. Milton Winter speaking on his new book, “Outposts of Zion: A History of Mississippi Presbyterians in the 19th Century” with a foreword by the hon. William F. Winter. Afterwards, there was lunch with Jeanette Stone and Martha Fant at JB’s on the Square, followed by a stop at The South Reporter to visit with friends, and then some shopping and other errands. Before leaving Holly Springs, I attended a book signing by Candis Kirk at Connie’s Flowers on her new book, “Vera’s Perfect Kitten.” On the way home, I stopped by my sister Margaret Hart’s house to visit and she sent food home with me for the night meal. It was a very wonderful and enjoyable day and the weather was nice as well.
Margaret Hart and I visited with the following friends at Clancy’s Restaurant in Red Banks on Saturday night: Joe and Clara Buford of Senatobia; Randal, Gail and Steven Burford and Zane Akins of Summertown, Tenn.; and Debbie Burford of Memphis, Tenn. The occasion was to help Joe Burford, the father of Randal, celebrate his 82nd birthday. Randal and Gail are former neighbors from when we all lived in Johnson Park in Holly Springs and he was the manager of Fred’s Dollar Store. Their oldest son was born during that time. They now have three sons, a grandson and a granddaughter and have kept faithfully in touch ever since. They are special friends!
Visitors of Joan Gurley on Saturday were daughters Lisa Murphy and Beverly Farr; granddaughters Keri Beasley, Abby and Rylee Jo Farr; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Emma Grace, and Addy Kate Beasley.
Visitors of Margaret Hart on Saturday afternoon were her new neighbors, Rev. and Mrs. Ben Moyers and their children, Lucas, Madison, Maggie and Alivia. Rev. Moyers is the new pastor of Evangel Full Gospel Assembly in Holly Springs.
The Marshall County Genealogical Society meeting will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs.
Happy Birthday to the following: Patrick Courson and Melanie DeBerry Poole (Mar. 13), Connie Work (Mar. 15), Stone Goode and Kristie Fincher (Mar. 16), Heather Joyner and Leanna Alderson Stacks (Mar. 17), Vecelia Gadd and Bonnie Whaley Jones (Mar. 20).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Madelyn Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Shirley Dillard, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robin Merritt, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Cooper Vaughn, Roland Van Hook, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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