Thursday, June 13, 2013
Potts Camp News
Benefit planned for Kellen Owen Saturday
Reminder: A benefit will be held on Saturday, June 15, for Kellen Owen who lost one of his legs in an accident recently. Held at Bethel Methodist Church in Benton County, there will be a silent auction beginning at 3 p.m. and barbecue plates will be ready at 4 p.m.
Sympathy is extended to Andy Roe and family in the recent death of his mother, Jean Roe.
Don and Dene Randolph attended the Tony Bennett concert at Memphis Botanical Gardens on Sunday night, June 2. They said it was outstanding, and they had great seating as well.
Barbara Gilliam called on Wednesday, June 5, to report some great news. Her sister-in-law Sandra Gilliam Beaver had received word from her doctors that she is now cancer-free. What a praise that is! This was after three months of chemotherapy and 30 intensive radiation treatments.
Following the funeral services for Rita Ash Elliott on June 4, Margaret Hart and I stopped at Wendy’s for lunch. While there we visited with Esmond sisters, Wanda and Judy. It was good to see them and catch up on some news. We also chatted with Milton Bell of Holly Springs and several other friends. Wanda was in the class with my sister, Doris Poole. Wanda and Judy said they enjoy reading the Potts Camp News.
Mayor Mary Houston will begin serving her first full term in office in July. She was elected in 2011 to fill the unexpired term of Ricky Lesure who died in a tragic accident. Board members for the next four years will be Jimmy Collins, Wanda Love, Herb Luther, Dollean Porter and Angela Williams. They were sworn into office on Tuesday night of this week.
The playground equipment at Potts Camp School will be upgraded this summer with the old taken out, due to insurance purposes. Some of the equipment has been on the field since the 1950s. Also, the baseball and softball fields at Oakley Sportsplex are due to be completed this summer if the weather holds out.
Congratulations to the DJM Video girls coach-pitch team who won first place league trophies in the 2013 sports program on Saturday at the Hickory Flat field. They were also awarded trophies for first place in the 2013 post-season tournament as well. Their coaches and parents are to be commended for working with these small children. They are a joy to watch as they grow and learn how to play together as a team.
I am sorry that I did not get information on the other teams from Potts Camp.
News from Winborn United Methodist Church was received by Cora Embry. She reports that on June 8 they held the first of their second Saturday singings. Pam Gardner of Tupelo performed “Still Blessed” and also delivered an inspirational testimony regarding her 10-year journey with health problems related to cancer. There were other local performers as well. Following the performances and message, those in attendance enjoyed a time of fellowship that included a light meal prepared by the Women’s Club.
Winborn United Methodist Church will have their next second Saturday singing on July 13. Mitch Stone is scheduled to perform at 1 p.m. A meal will be served before his performance. Other singers are invited to participate.
Congratulations to Jimmy and Barbara (Newman) Gilliam as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, which is today (June 13). We wish them many more years of happiness.
Congratulations, also, to Tommy and Susan Howell who will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary tomorrow, Friday, June 14.
Jay and Roxanne Rowland will be married 11 years on Saturday, June 15. They took a trip this past weekend to celebrate.
Homecoming was observed at Temperance Hill Baptist Church on Sunday, June 2. Visiting evangelist was Bro. Kerry Nelson. He and his family also sang in the afternoon. A good crowd attended. Rev. Rob Chitton is the pastor.
On Sunday, as David Fuller navigated, Margaret Hart, Joan Gurley and I went on an adventure in Lafayette County. First, we stopped at the old Philadelphia School where David and sisters, Sandy and Karen, attended school as children. The next stop was at Cambridge Cemetery where we visited the graves of his parents, grandparents, and other relatives, and took a picture at the Cambridge United Methodist Church. He then showed us his home place at Riverside, out in the country. Meandering through the country, we traveled on paved and very good gravel roads, coming out on Highway 7 near the river and saw the work in progress on the new bridge. Our last stop was a visit with Don and Dene Randolph where we took pictures of their beautiful flowering plants. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.
Birthdays: Patrick Gurley and Destiny Lloyd (June 14), Mark Murphy, (June 15), Jean Cox and Kaylee Patterson (June 17), Steven Edward Gurley (June 18), Michael Green and Patrick Cox (June 20).
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Shannon Boren, Johnny Cardwell, Billy Cline, Sue Colella, James Cook, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Sarah Day, Juanita Dillard, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Betty Fincher, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Mary Lois Green and family, Edward Gurley, Pam Hall, Lisa Hanks, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Joan Kelly, Junior Overall, Orville Rhynes, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Marshall Doug and Marie Smith, Shirley Smith, Katie Smithwick, April Staggs, Jean Whaley, and Connie Work. Check the local church bulletins for other prayer requests.
“Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.” Colossians 4:5-6. From Sunday’s text of Rev. Don Newton, Potts Camp Methodist Charge.
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