Thursday, April 3, 2014
Potts Camp News
First Baptist Potts Camp to host Women’s Conference Saturday; guest speaker Rita Sweatt
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13.
Justin Ash, son of Brett and Michelle Whaley, graduated from Army boot camp as top soldier on March 20 in Ft. Jackson, SC. Attending were Brett and Michelle, Elinor Edwards, and Justin’s twin, Jessica Ash. Prior to enlisting in the Army, Justin served in the U.S. Navy for four years where he was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abe Lincoln, and twice was on tours in the Persian Gulf. He is now at home waiting on his assignment.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick are new great-grandparents. Grandson Hartley Davis and wife, Liz, of Huntsville, Ala., have a daughter, Zareem, whom they will call “Rea” after Bobby’s aunt, Reland Smithwick. Congratulations to all.
This and That in Potts Camp will have a “Huge Sale” on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. See their ad for more details.
Rev. Steve and Pat Wilson of the Bethlehem Church of the Lord Jesus Christ have recently returned from a “Loss of Child” retreat at the Whitestone County Inn in Kingston, Tenn. This was their fourth year to host the retreat for parents who have lost a child. The 11 families represented were from Illinois, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee and Mississippi. Rev. Wilson said “it is conference strength for parents who have lost a child and it helps couples get through their grief.” The retreat was started in 2011 because of the loss of one of their children.
Several from the community attended the Marshall Academy Beauty Revue/Scholarship Pageant last Friday night to see their grandchildren or other relatives participate in the PTC, sponsored event.
Helen Mason, along with Cammie and Caleb Clifton, recently returned from a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Ports of call were Montego, Jamaica; Grand Cayman Island; and Cozumel, Mexico. “Everyone had already visited these places but Caleb wanted to go to Mexico, where he went down over 100 feet in a submarine, went on a jeep safari in Jamaica, and petted the stingrays in Cayman. Temperatures were in the 80s and everyone had a wonderful time,” said Helen.
Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Anna Teel, daughter of Paulette Teel and the late Maynard Teel of Mt. Pleasant, who received the 2014 Doctor of Ministry Alumna Award from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., on March 4. For eight years, Teel has been serving Bella Vista Community Church in Bella Vista, Ark., as associate pastor for young families and students.
Bethlehem United Methodist Church hosted fifth Sunday services for the Potts Camp Charge on March 30 with a message at 10 a.m. by Rev. Don Newton, followed by a delicious pot luck lunch.
Walt Theisen is also a new great-grandfather. His granddaughter, Christina Leigh gave birth to a daughter, Sophia Rae, on February 18, at Prince Fredrick, Maryland. Proud grandparents are Walt, Jr. and Gina Theisen. Walt said that Christina is red-headed and the baby has dark auburn hair. Andrew “Red” Watson, father of his late wife, Linda, was red-headed also, “so they take after his side of the family,” Walt said.
Women’s Conference with Christian speaker and soloist, Rita Sweatt, will be held at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp on Saturday, April 5, starting at 8:30 a.m. For more information contact Mary Bennett at 662-333-7264.
New Albany Home and Garden Show “Wings into Spring,” April 4 and 5, at the Union County Fairgrounds. Along with over 20 presentations from leading horticulture speakers from Mississippi State University and throughout the Mid-South, there will be arts and crafts, demonstrations, food and plant vendors, and children’s activities. One New Albany woman’s beautiful fairy houses made from gourds will be part of the show and two will be given as door prizes.
Marshall County Baptist Association’s spring meeting will be held Tuesday, April 8, 7 p.m., at Carey Chapel Baptist Church. Special speaker will be Bro. Donald Worsham.
Southern Image will be the featured Christian singing group at the second Saturday night singing (April 12) at Winborn United Methodist Church starting at 5 p.m.
A pond management workshop will be held at the Marshall County Extension office in Holly Springs on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. Topics will be pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming, and fertilizing. Pre-register by April 15 at 662-252-3541.
The town of Myrtle will have their annual “Music at the Tracks” festival on Saturday, April 19. They will also have the third annual motorcycle show/run for Autism awareness. Anyone with a bike is welcome to join in for this worthy cause.
Happy Birthday to the following: Linda Roe (Apr. 3), Janet Jolley (Apr. 4), Madalynne Ash (Apr. 6), Pam Boren, Cuca Poole and Gary Michael Stacks III (Apr. 7), James Edward Nichols and Barbara Pipkin (Apr. 8), Zack Mayer and Johnathan Parker (Apr. 9), Lisa G. Murphy and Jean Sparks (Apr. 10).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Fran Childers, Madeline Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Alan Hudspeth, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Megan Nichols, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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