Thursday, June 12, 2014
Potts Camp News
Pay library fines with non-perishable food items
From II Chronicles 7:14: “If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land.” God’s way is always the best way!
Sympathy is extended to the families of Bobby Barber of Holly Springs, and Sue McClure Griffin of Myrtle. May God bless and keep you during this time of sadness in the loss of your loved ones.
Nancy Germany Lane attended graduation exercises for her grandson, McLane Ballenger, from Martin High School in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday night, June 8.
The Marshall County Library System summer programs for the Potts Camp Library will begin today (Thursday, June 12) starting at 2 p.m., according to librarian Cheryl Grisham. Other dates are as follows: Thursday, June 19 and 26 and July 10, 17, and 24. There will story time and crafts, and lots of science fun this summer. There will also be refreshments each week. This year’s title is “Fizz Boom Read!”
Also, this summer at all three branches of the Marshall County Library System, fines for overdue books can be paid off by bringing in non-perishable food items during the months of June, July, and August. One can, box, or bag equals $1 in fines. This does not apply to “lost” or damaged item charges. No damaged or expired food items will be accepted.
Saturday, June 14, will be the “Second Saturday Night” singing at Winborn United Methodist Church, featuring “Pam Gardner, Truly Still Blessed” of Tupelo. The event begins at 5 p.m. with a meal following the singing.
John Nelson and Joan Gurley attended homecoming services at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Sunday morning, June 1, and then visited members of the late Earl and Thelma Childers at the Childers family reunion in Hickory Flat on Sunday afternoon.
Don and Dene Randolph, along with Jim and Lorene Miller of Somerville, Tenn., have returned home following an exciting trip to Alaska. Leaving on Saturday, May 31, they flew to Seattle, Wash., spending one day to see the city via monorail, visited the Space Needle and the public market (which was remarkable). The market is the place to purchase fresh fish and seafood as well as cut flowers, “that are absolutely gorgeous.” They also enjoyed seeing Mt. Rainier. Don mentioned that gas prices were $4.11 per gallon.
Next they boarded the Holland American Amsterdam cruise ship with their first port of call in Juneau, Alaska, where they enjoyed sightseeing and shopping. The next two ports they visited were Sitka and Ketchikan (salmon capital of the world). A wonderful sight on the cruise was the huge glacier that was bluish in color. Don said the ship dodged very large icebergs floating in the water (they were also blue in color).
On the way back they stopped in Victoria, British Columbia, for sightseeing and shopping. Throughout the voyage they were fortunate to see lots of whales. The voyage arrived back in Seattle on Sunday morning, June 8, and the travelers arrived home early Monday morning. They summed up the trip by saying, “The trip was wonderful with sights unbelievable. This was a trip of a lifetime. We enjoyed all types of food and both the food and service were absolutely wonderful, and the weather was great!”
A festive occasion was celebrated on Sunday, June 8, in the beautiful parlor of First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs as Richard and Clara Jordan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were honored on this special occasion by their seven children and their families. A large host of other family members and friends stopped by to offer congratulations and best wishes for many more years together. They are a very special couple and it has been my pleasure to be associated with them through the Marshall County Extension Service, Friends of the Library, Marshall County Forestry and Cattleman’s Associations, etc.
The 25th annual Potts Camp school reunion was held last Saturday in the school cafeteria with a light attendance of 54, the smallest attendance ever. However, we had a great time visiting with friends and former classmates. While we would like to see a larger attendance, the mood was not weakened by the few in number.
We have been blessed to hold this extension of school days in the school building, and everyone also enjoyed looking at the composites that are hung in the auditorium. These bring back so many good memories of days gone by and lots of stories were shared during the afternoon. Light refreshments were furnished and we express our thanks to those who prepared them. We look forward to next year’s reunion and the possibility of a much larger attendance.
Jim and Peggie Duncan of Meridian, Dennis and Peggy Lindsey of Coldwater, Shirley Lindsey Shultz of Bartlett, Tenn., and Jean Gurley visited their aunt, Warene Taylor Floyd, in New Albany following the Potts Camp School reunion.
Flag Day is Saturday, June 14. Let’s show our patriotism by flying the United States flag.
The following thoughts were written by the late Dale Potts Hollingsworth in June 2005, and are appropriate at this time to be shared again.
America needs the healing power of God’s love! We are thankful for the many wonderful preachers and Christian people who are faithful to God; we should pray for more of them, and also for peace.
You are the candle of God’s love. Let your love light shine in the darkness of the world, so that others may know His love.
Whenever I feel that Christ is near,
God has no voice, but our voice, and no hands except our hands. He can use us to speak an uplifting word to people, and He can use our hands to reach out and help them in need.
We are human beings with problems and faults, but God has still chosen to work through us. Praise the Lord!
Congratulations to Jimmy and Barbara Gilliam who celebrated a special wedding anniversary on June 13; to Tommy and Susan Howell (June 14); and to Danny and Billie Mills, and Jay and Roxanne Rowland (June 15).
Happy birthday to: Tricia Newton (June 12), Patrick Gurley and Destiny Lloyd (June 14), Mark Murphy (June 15), Jean Cox and Kaylee Patterson (June 17), and Steven Edward Gurley (June 18).
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, 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, Richard Smothers, Faye and Pam Sparks, Matthew Stone, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Pat Westmoreland, James and Della Rose Williams.
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