Thursday, March 20, 2014
Potts Camp News
PCHS track meet set for March 22
“[Jesus said] A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:34-35.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Shirley Dillard, who passed away Sunday night, March 16. Funeral services will be held Sat., March 22, 11 a.m. at Doxey Auditorium on the Rust College campus. She leaves her husband Ralph and three sons, Jocephus, Julian and Kirby.
“Happy Birthday” to Delbert Haynes who celebrated his 87th birthday on Thursday, March 13, even though it will be a week late by the time this issue comes out!
Congratulations to Coach Jason Thompson and his H.W. Byers Lady Lions who played a great game last Thursday in Jackson and brought home the gold ball for winning the MHSAA Class 2A State Championship game. They played Scott Central and won 69-54.
It also looked like another North MS team was going to bring home a gold trophy. The Pine Grove Lady Panthers also played a hard fought game, but were defeated by JFK 39-34. Their coach is Katie Walker Bates, daughter of Randy Walker of Winborn and Mary Burks Hodges of Ripley.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Amanda Smith of Byhalia in her death Wednesday, March 12. She was the daughter of Faye Cox Smith and the late James Smith and the niece of Joyce Clayton and Faye Stanton. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial in Temperance Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Members of the AP government and literature classes from Potts Camp visited the Mississippi Legislature during their visit to Jackson last week with teachers Shelley Clayton and Dina Massengill. They also went to the Governor’s Mansion, toured the Capitol, and visited the Eudora Welty Museum.
Jason, Nikki, Alea, Kylie, and Patrick Gurley spent a magical spring break in Grand Lake, Colo. They enjoyed the snow, went to ski school, built a snowman and a fox came along and ate the eyes and buttons that were made of Oreo cookies, went swimming in Glenwood hot springs, enjoyed snowmobiling in the Rocky Mountains, visited Vail and Lionshead, ate at Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse and Buffalo Restaurant and much more during their exciting week. From Gambia, Colo., they rode an Amtrak train to Glenwood Springs and they said it was a beautiful trip. Everything looked like a post card out there. They also enjoyed visiting with Rodney and Meredith Grabow during their wonderful week.
Martha Vanzant of Memphis, Tenn., and Debbie Crist of Louisiana were recent visitors of the Kyle Childers family. They came especially to see their newest great-niece, Lena Renae Childers.
Dana and Halley Holtzlander spent part of their spring break in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Places of interest they visited were the aquarium, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, and a haunted house. They also drove to Pigeon Forge to shop and eat at the Apple Barn Restaurant.
Visitors of Jean Gurley during spring break were her grandchildren, Madisyn and Landon Cobbs of Oxford. They enjoyed fishing as well as other activities.
Last weekend, Roxanne Rowland and children, Christopher, Jayne and Brendan joined her father, Mark Savage of Red Banks, on a trip to Ohio to visit relatives. They attended a circus in Cincinnati, the American Girl Store in Columbus and also went to Lynchburg.
Congratulations to Amanda Michelle Murphy and Devin Kirk Robinson, who will be married on Sunday, March 23, in Shannon. Following their wedding, they will make their home in Virginia. Amanda is the daughter of Wade and Lisa Murphy and the granddaughter of Joan Gurley of Potts Camp.
Congratulations also to Ashley Forester and Josh Osborn upon their engagement last Thursday, March 13. Ashley is the daughter of John and Judy Forester and the granddaughter of Margaret Hart and the late Jimmie Hart of this area. She is now wearing a beautiful ring!
Kym and Jennah Morris, along with Shade White and Courtney Petrowski, vacationed in Gulf Shores, Ala., several days last week.
Potts Camp Lady Cardinals softball teams will play at Oakley Sportsplex on Thursday, March 20, against Houlka. Junior varsity games start at 5 p.m. with varsity around 6:30 p.m. Their next home games will be Tuesday, April 1, against Strayhorn.
The Potts Camp Cardinals will host H.W. Byers on Friday, March 21, at 5 p.m. with the next home games on April 1 and April 5.
PCHS track meet will be held at Oakley Sportsplex on Saturday, March 22.
Upcoming area events:
Marshall Co. Genealogy meeting, Marshall Co. Library, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22.
Winborn United Methodist Church fundraiser, Saturday, April 26, starting at 10 a.m. There will be food, music, and an auction. Donations of any items for the auction will be welcomed. For more information, contact Jesse or Cora Embrey at 662-333-7766. This will be held to raise funds for David Rooker, who is currently battling cancer. Please keep David and his wife, Trish, in your prayers.
Happy Birthday to the following: Vecelia Gadd and Bonnie Whaley Jones (Mar. 20), Karen Jones (Mar. 22), Frances Shaw Aycock (Mar. 23), Walt Theisen and Megan Wilson (Mar. 24), Madison Moyers and Cindy Passons (Mar. 25), Mary Fowler and Jackson Green (Mar. 26), and Wes Green (Mar. 27).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Fran Childers, Madelyn Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, 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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