Thursday, June 5, 2014
Potts Camp News
Welcome to the world, Emma Jane Poole
“And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me. Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:1-2.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Andy and Linda Roe in the death of their daughter-in-law, Karen Roe of Memphis, Tenn., who passed away suddenly last Friday.
We were also saddened to hear of the death of Chuck Underwood. Condolences are sent to his wife, Charlotte, and family in their loss. He was the son-in-law of Lamar and Mable Day of this community.
New flags were placed around town for Memorial Day by the Town of Potts Camp. Memorial flags were purchased by family members of Robert Porter (Marines); Billy Clark Sr. (Army); Fred Kyle Whaley (Navy); G.R. Thompson (Army); and Lester Williams (Marines). U.S. flags were purchased in memory of Edward Gurley and Charles Watson by family members; and an Air Force flag was purchased in honor of Dan Foster by his family. U.S., Mississippi and military designated flags have also been purchased by other town residents.
If anyone is interested in purchasing a flag to be flown during patriotic holidays, contact the Potts Camp Town Hall. The flags are a beautiful and touching tribute to those who so faithfully served our great country.
Recent visitors of Madalynne Ash were Heather Cocke Gurkin and her daughter, Madison Hope, of Somerville, Tenn. (granddaughter and great-granddaughter of the late Billy McAlexander).
Congratulations to Gary and Casey (Holley) Poole on the arrival of their second child, a daughter, Emma Jane, born May 19, 2014, at the Women’s Clinic in Tupelo. Little Emma Jane weighed eight pounds and five ounces at birth. She is being welcomed into the family by big brother Garrett, and grandparents Malcolm and Cuca Poole.
Awards Day was held at Mary Reid School on Friday, May 23. The kindergarten and first grade students sang several songs to the packed auditorium prior to receiving their awards. Then awards were given out to second and third graders by their teachers.
The teachers, staff and all who work with the students are to be congratulated for a great year.
Madisyn and Landon Cobbs visited with their Maw Maw Jean Gurley over Memorial Day weekend. They all joined Roxanne Rowland and children, Christopher, Jayne, and Brendan, and Birdie Savage on a trip to Bass Pro Shop for a “Kids Workshop Day,” Saturday, May 24. The children enjoyed different activities and crafts and had a great time.
Following Awards Day at Mary Reid School on Friday, May 23, Mark and Birdie Savage treated Christopher, Jayne, and Brendan Rowland with a trip to Pirates Adventures in Oxford. They enjoyed the inflatables and the arcade. “It was awesome,” summed up the afternoon by the three children.
Cody Gadd, son of Jack and Merri Stone Gadd, was among the Hickory Flat graduates last Friday night. The Gadds hosted a party in his honor at their home following graduation exercises. Cody is the grandson of the late T.M. and Annie Ruth Stone.
Virginia Barber of Oxford visited with Nancy Lane Wednesday of last week. They had lunch at Southern Eatery in Holly Springs. On Friday, Nancy met Oscar and Barbara Darling in New Albany and they all traveled to Ripley for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Smith.
Emily Stone, professional artist, is working on “Sponge Bob Moves In”, a mobile game which is due out this summer. Emily is the daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone.
Cindy Hart Passons and daughter, Anna, of Gulfport, are on an extended visit with their mother and grandmother, Margaret Hart and other relatives. Anna is also spending some time with friends in the Southaven area while here.
Winborn United Methodist Church will have their second Saturday night singing on June 14 with special guest Pam Gardner (Still Blessed). The event begins at 5 p.m. with a meal following the singing.
Potts Camp High School graduation exercises were very enjoyable on Saturday morning in the coliseum at Northwest Community College. It was great to see family members show their respect by observing quiet time as the name of each graduate was called and they marched to receive their certificates and return to their seats. This is what it should be in all schools, and sad to say, sometimes it does not go so well.
Halley Holtzlander, valedictorian, and Kelsie Reid, salutatorian, gave wonderful speeches, as did Hayley Davis and Conner Miller who presented each of the two candidates. Of course, since Halley Holtzlander is the granddaughter of our brother Mitchell and wife Judy, we could not have been more proud of the beautiful and talented young lady that she has become.
Congratulations and best wishes to all graduates of 2014!
School is officially out for the summer. Parents of Mary Reid students may begin picking up report cards and enrollment packets on Friday, June 6; enrollment packets for grades 1-3 are due Friday, June 13 (mortgage, property deed, or rental agreement and current utility bill will be required); kindergarten registration will be the week of July 21; Thursday, August 7, will be Meet and Greet; and Monday, August 11 will be the first day of school for students for the 2014-2015 school year.
Wedding anniversary wishes are sent to Dwain and Elaine Humphreys on June 5, to Mitchell and Judy Gurley on June 6, and to Mike and Holley Muraco on June 9.
Happy Birthday to the following: Jimmie Cobbs (June 6), Garrett Poole (June 7), Sandra Edwards (June 10), Ricky Alderson, Estelle Bennett, Jeanie Cupp Martin, and Mary Jo Whaley, (June 11).
Those needing 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, Doyle and Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Joe and Irene Pipkin, Bernard “Poodlum” Porter, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Margie Simmons, Faye and Pam Sparks, Matthew Stone, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Pat Westmoreland, James and Della Rose Williams.
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