Thursday, June 19, 2014
Potts Camp News
Baby shower honors Kevin and Lori Shaw
II Chronicles 7:14 speaks for itself: “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 I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Lois Saxon of Waterford, who passed away on June 11, and to the family of William “Dude” Hayes who passed away on Saturday, June 14. Sympathy is also extended to the family of Rev. Leon Burton of Hernando in his recent death. Services were held at Emory Independent Methodist Church in Watson on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. where he served as pastor for 49 years. Bro. Leon was more than a pastor; he was a minister and friend. If there was a need, he was there. At his funeral, one of the speakers stated that he is now at rest – “All of the time I knew him, he never rested, he was always on the go.” He was also an avid gardener and enjoyed working in his garden as well as gathering the produce for his family and also to share with others.
Kevin and Lori Shaw were honored with a baby shower at the Potts Camp Church of Christ fellowship hall on Sunday afternoon, June 8, by members of the congregation. They received lots of useful gifts from their many family members and friends in attendance.
The summer reading program, “Fizz Boom Read!” at the Potts Camp library on Thursday afternoon started out with around 35 children. They enjoyed a story about volcanos, followed by a demonstration by county librarian Amanda McDonald. She had created a look-alike volcano from hand-crafted clay with a bottle in the center. With baking soda poured into the bottle, and then adding vinegar, the volcano “erupted,” to the delight of the participants. Refreshments of “volcano” cakes and drinks were served. The next reading program will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday, June 19) at the library. Other dates are June 26; July 9, 16, and 23.
Thursday afternoon guests of Madalynne Ash were Jean Simmons Nichols of Oxford, and Mike and Terri Nichols and son Scott of Austin, Texas.
Rhonda Rowland Smothers, daughter of Bill and Sue Rowland, is on her first mission trip with her in-laws, Rev. Charles and Eulene Smothers of Memphis, Tenn. They are in Paraguay for three weeks. During this time they will visit churches that Rev. and Mrs. Smothers have helped to start. One of the churches that they started and worked with is now doing so well that the members are sending out missionaries to Africa and the United States. They are also visiting different mission sites with other missionaries. While members of the medical mission team are working with the people of the country, the Smothers and others will be telling Bible stories and playing games with family members while they are waiting to be seen by the medical team.
Congratulations to Brandon and Candis Kirk on the birth of their second child, a son, Brandon Silas Kirk, who arrived Thursday, June 12. Silas weighed seven pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Vera, his big sister, welcomes Silas into the family. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Sandra Cooper, and paternal grandparents are Bruce and Deb Kirk.
Marshall County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs with Bobby Mitchell as the program speaker. Refreshments will be served.
Walter and Vecelia (Churchill) Gadd recently returned from a trip to Alaska. They flew into Anchorage, where they were met by their son, Keith of Atlanta, Ga.; rented a car, drove to Whittier, Alaska, and boarded a cruise ship at Prince William Sound. During the cruise they saw a glacier calving (Antarctic ice shelves may calve icebergs that are over 80 kilometers [50 miles] long). Vecelia said they enjoyed that a lot. Next they drove to Seward, back up to Copper Valley, and down to Valdez (site of the oil spill). From there they drove through the mountains to Fairbanks, following the Alaska pipeline, to Denali where they took a park tour that lasted seven hours. On the tour they saw four grizzly bears and Dall sheep. (Small groups of Dall sheep and mountain goats are found in many of the mountainous areas of the Kenai Peninsula. Although these animals are usually high on the sides of mountains during the summer months, several opportunities for viewing are available from the road or from a tour boat. Driving down from Anchorage, Dall sheep can frequently be seen just a few feet off the Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm. These sheep have become accustomed to tourists stopping for picture taking. Most of these animals are ewes and lambs, but only the last few years are there some full curl adult rams present that provide some extraordinary photos. They also drove to Talkeetna and back to Anchorage and enjoyed all of the sightseeing along the way. Vecelia said, “We saw lots of glaciers and loved the trip – it was sort of cold but beautiful. Our lowest temperature was 38 degrees and it probably got up to 70 during the day. We took a boat cruise in Fairbanks and went to a Salmon Bake, which was very good. On the boat cruise we stopped to see the Iditarod dogs that race from Anchorage to Nome each year in March, a 1,049-mile trek through some of the most extreme wilderness in the nation.”
Remember to go to the polls and cast your vote on Tuesday, June 24.
Fifth Sunday services for the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge will be held at First United Methodist Church in Potts Camp on Sunday, June 29, at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served in the fellowship hall immediately following the worship service. Rev. Don Newton is pastor.
Floyd and Elinor Edwards and Jimmy and Martha Hollingsworth will be celebrating wedding anniversaries on June 24. Congratulations!
Happy birthday to: Patrick Cox and Michael Green (June 20), Matthew Green (June 24).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Coy DeBerry, Kenny Dickerson, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Randy Gresham, Jennifer Gay Harris, 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, Richard Smothers, Faye and Pam Sparks, Matthew Stone, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Pat Westmoreland, James and Della Rose Williams.
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