Thursday, May 15, 2014
Potts Camp News
PC School reunion June 7
“O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.” Psalms 95:1-2.
Ricky Alderson, Ronnie Joe Bennett, David Cook, Ricky Gandy, Glenn Humphreys, Robert and Jackie Luther, Doug Smith, Randy Walker, and Bro. Paul Hicks, of First Baptist Church, Potts Camp, recently participated in clean-up efforts for tornado victims in Mantachie. Walker took some of his heavy equipment, and the group worked to help as many people as they could during the two days they were in the area. They removed debris and helped to remove downed trees, etc. from residences so families could get back into them. They also helped remove trees from the fence row of one pasture, in order for the owner to get his horses and cattle back into one location; and assisted with a cemetery clean-up.
Unity Baptist Church pastor, Bro. Eddie Boutwell and members of his congregation prepared meals for the group while they were in the area. “There was so much devastation in the area, and we were happy to be able to contribute something to help out,” said Brotherhood members. “Our church also has a disaster relief trailer that has come in very handy for times such as this. God has blessed us, and we wanted to give something back.”
Mable Day was honored for Mother’s Day last Saturday night with dinner at Clancy’s Restaurant in Red Banks surrounded by 15 family members including Roger Day, Brandon Day and family, Chuck and Charlotte Underwood, Sam Underwood and family, and Bill and Terri Kitchens. They report having a wonderful time and also enjoyed the food.
Make plans to attend the annual Potts Camp School Reunion on Saturday, June 7, at 1 p.m. This will be the 25th annual reunion that was started with the Class of 1939’s 50th class reunion in 1989. Annie Ruth Stone was a member of that class and was an organizer of the school reunions. This will be our first year without her presence, and she will be greatly missed. Anyone with any connections to the school is welcome to attend.
Condolences are sent to the family of Lucille Hutchens who passed away Sunday, May 4. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery in Benton County.
Open House was held at the Marshall County Extension Service last Thursday to celebrate Mississippi State University Extension’s 100 years of service to the community. MSU-ES provides research-based learning opportunities designed to help Mississippians solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Note: The Marshall County office will soon relocate to new office space in the former Piggly Wiggly building to better serve the needs of clientele.
Canning classes are being offered at the Marshall County Extension Service in Holly Springs. Call the office at 662-252-3541 for more information. There is a limit of 10 participants per class. Also, ask about the variety of programs that is offered by MSU-ES.
Candace Holland was guest speaker at the Marshall County Friends of the Library on Tuesday, May 6. Her topic was, “1899,” a homemade goat milk soap made by the Holland Family Farms. She talked about the many varieties of soaps they make and at the end of her presentation, gave out samples to everyone in attendance. We enjoyed her program very much.
Congratulations to Stephen McLane Ballenger, grandson of Nancy Germany Lane and the late Robert Lane, who has received the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest advancement rank in the Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 445 and was recognized at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Sunday, May 4, at the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas, surrounded by family and friends. The son of Steve and Laurie (Lane) Ballenger of Arlington, Texas, McLane is the last of the four sons to attain the rank of Eagle Scout. His father served as Scoutmaster. His great-grandparents were the late Harvey and Robbie Germany of Waterford.
Senior adults of Spring Hill Baptist Church enjoyed an outing on Thursday of last week. For lunch they dined at Southern Eatery in Holly Springs and said they really enjoyed the food.
Congratulations are in order for Tess Hill, daughter of Don and Susie Hill of the Bethany community, who graduated magna cum laude from Ole Miss on Saturday, May 10. She has a degree in communication disorders and classics with a minor in linguistics. A family celebration was held at her home in Oxford following the graduation.
Congratulations to Ashley Forester of Oxford, who also graduated on Saturday, May 10, with her master’s of education in counselor education specializing in community counseling. This past year she has been working at the “Child Advocacy and Play Therapy Institute” as a mental health therapist specializing in play therapy for children. Ashley is the daughter of John and Judy Forester and the granddaughter of Margaret Hart, who were all on hand for this special occasion, along with other family members. They also had a family celebration following her graduation.
Congratulations to Rev. Paul and Mildred Hicks on the birth of a granddaughter, Emma Grace Matthews, born May 7, 2014, and weighing eight pounds and 14 ounces. Parents are Allen and Amy Matthews.
Jeanette Stone has returned home from her trip to California to visit with Holley and Mike Muraco and sons, Jordan and Colton. Mike and Holley also traveled to Florida for the wedding of one of his nieces during the time she was there.
A churchwide fellowship meal (potluck) will be held to honor Andy and Linda Roe on Sunday, May 18, after the morning worship service at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Those celebrating birthdays today are: Rev. Ben Moyers, Birtie Sue Seitz, Ira Shipp and Barbara (Dunn) Shepard. The following will have birthdays during the coming week: Cathy Edwards, Sawyer Goode, and Leah Paige Goolsby (May 16), Brad Clifton and Loretta Houston (May 17), Ronda Cook, Robin Robbins, and Bobby Thompson (May 19).
Keep the following in your prayers: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Linda Bumpas, Rev. Leon Burton, Madeline Clifton, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Randy Gresham, Henry Jarrett, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Bernard “Poodlum” Porter, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Matthew Stone, Billy Joe Tomlinson, James and Della Rose Williams.
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