Thursday, April 17, 2014
Potts Camp News
Cobbs celebrate anniversary
“And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” Matthew 28:5-6.
First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, will have an Easter “Sunrise” service at 8:45 a.m. on the former Greer property. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the service will be moved to the fellowship hall gym. Breakfast will be served in the fellowship hall starting at 9:30 a.m. Regular worship services will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school, afternoon events, or evening service.
Birthday visitors of Madalynne Ash on Sunday, April 6, were Margie and Marla Simmons of Memphis, Tenn. Her sister, Jean Nichols, of Oxford came on Thursday to visit and they also placed flowers on family graves during the day.
Corey and Carmen (Luther) Blaine of Olive Branch are rejoicing on the birth of a son, Liam Blaine, born March 21, 2014, weighing six pounds and seven ounces. Liam’s older sister, Onika also welcomed him into the family. Grandparents are Herbert and Amy Luther and great-grandparents are Robert and Jackie Luther, all of Potts Camp.
Youth of First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, were in charge of all aspects of the service on Sunday evening and did a fantastic job of singing, preaching, etc. Youth leaders are to be commended for instilling Christian values in tomorrow’s leaders.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Branch of Tulsa, Okla., were weekend visitors of Nancy Lane at her home in Waterford.
Fourth through sixth grade students at Potts Camp are being rewarded for reading three non-fiction AR books during the month of April. Any student who reads three non-fiction books and makes a grade of 80 or above on all three will receive a reward, according to the principal, Leigh Ann Sanderson.
Marshall County schools will be closed Good Friday, April 18. School will be open Monday, April 21, to make up one weather-related school closing day.
Saturday was very busy at Oakley Sportsplex and also at the Potts Camp Park with baseball/softball games. The summer ball program has officially begun with tournaments all day Saturday at the town park. Everyone had an enjoyable time and the weather was very nice for a day out to watch the games.
A fund-raiser run for Girls in Action at First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, with the run starting at 9 a.m. Funds raised will be used for GAs to attend Camp Garaywa in Clinton. There will be a category for everyone. Entry fee is $10.
Saturday, April 19, is the date for the annual “Music at the Tracks” in Myrtle. Features are all-day music, food, arts and crafts, midway games for the children, as well as pony rides, train rides, inflatables, a motorcycle show/ride for Autism Awareness, a tractor show and a tug-of-war.
Winborn United Methodist Church is planning a fund-raiser on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 10 a.m. for David Rooker who is currently battling cancer. There will be food, music, and an auction. To make donations for the auction and for any additional information, contact Cora Embrey at 662-333-7766.
Margaret Hart and I spent an enjoyable day with David Fuller last Friday. We all attended the opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting to start the 76th annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage. Vernon Stroupe drove the 2014 queen and her escort to Montrose in the beautiful carriage pulled by Swords magnificent Percheron horses. Holly Springs ROTC drill team presented the flags and Donna Allred sang the National Anthem. Queen Anna Summerlin was beautiful in her pilgrimage gown that was made by Linda Jones of The South Reporter, and her handsome escort for the weekend of activities was Stephen Elgin. We also enjoyed a visit with one of the hostesses, Tess Hill. Our lunch was consumed at the newest restaurant in town, Southern Eatery, and the food was delicious. There were many great arts and crafts booths on the courthouse lawn that we enjoyed visiting as well. In the afternoon we rode around town to sightsee and take photos. One interesting house we visited was the slave quarters behind Burton Place. Tour guides were Tom and Jane Heineke, who are always a pleasure to talk with. We also enjoyed visiting with David Person who said that around 600 visitors attended the Behind the Big House program on Wednesday and Thursday (many were local students). This program was coordinated by Linda Turner. Mr. Person said he welcomes all friends from Potts Camp to come to Burton House for a tour. We appreciated Mr. Person’s hospitality and hope to visit again soon. Friday was a wonderful and beautiful day and Pilgrimage coordinators were pleased with attendance.
A large attendance was on hand Sunday for the “Morning Y’all Brunch” at Montrose in Holly Springs starting at 11:30 a.m. Authors Margaret and Katherine King of Oxford presented an entertaining rap program as they promoted their books, “Y’all Twins?” and “Which is Which?” Their third book, “Our Josephine,” will be out in June. The meal, prepared by members of Holly Springs Garden Club and served by beautiful young ladies in Pilgrimage dresses, was wonderful!
God is great! Just look around and see the beauty of the world. Everything in bloom has been such a vibrant color this year and over the weekend for the Pilgrimage, the dogwood, redbud, and Japanese magnolia trees, and azaleas were magnificent. My dark purple irises are in bloom and are just beautiful. We need to be thankful every day for our many blessings.
I apologize for not listing birthdays last week. These should have been included at that time: Lisa G. Murphy and Jean Sparks (Apr. 10), Denise Cook (Apr. 11), Hailey McMinn and Lucas Moyers (Apr. 12), Suzanne Watkins (Apr. 13), Kym Gurley Morris (Apr. 15), and Clyde Culver (Apr. 16).
Also happy wedding anniversary to Jimmy and Georgia Cobbs on April 12.
Happy birthday to: Lemon Phelps and Wesley Poole (Apr. 17), Elizabeth Sing Autry (Apr. 18), Kyleigh Rowland (Apr. 19), Laura Beth Goolsby (Apr. 20), Teresa Anglin (Apr. 21), Jacob McMinn (Apr. 22), Hunter Farr (Apr. 23), Lucy Gaines and Annette Lloyd (Apr. 24).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Linda Bumpas, Tom and Shirley Bready, Fran Childers, Madeline Clifton, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, pastor of Open Door Baptist Church Bro. Helmic, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Bernard (Poodlum) Porter, Faye and Pam Sparks, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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