Thursday, August 7, 2014
Potts Camp News
Turpen family reunion held
“For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.” Galatians 6:3-4.
The summer has passed by with students in the Marshall County School System starting classes on Monday, Aug. 11. The state will enter its first year of fully using the Common Core State Standards. This will change how students read and write. While most schools in the state used these standards last year, this will be the first year the same tests will be based on the Common Core. Best of wishes to teachers and students as they endeavor newer ways of teaching and learning.
Paula (McAlexander) Smith and granddaughter, Carlie Patrick, of Wesson, visited Robert and Jean King and other family members several days last week.
Congratulations to Chris Maness and Carla Canerdy who were married at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp on Friday, Aug. 1. He is the grandson of Henry and Sue (Ash) Burchette of Tupelo, and the great-grandson of Etoyle Ash of this community.
Dana Holtzlander, along with daughter Halley and Conner Miller went to Lake Winnie and to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga for a couple of days last week. On Sunday morning their dog Bambi chased a groundhog up a tree. Dana said she had never seen a live groundhog before. At the time of this writing the groundhog is still in the tree.
Susie Watson Stilwell has returned from a vacation at Gulf Shores, Ala. with Rhonda Smith, Rachel Smith, Louisa Garner and Leslie Hobbs. They enjoyed the beach, an outlet mall and shopping in the gift shops. They also enjoyed a meal at Lambert’s Café, home of the “Throwed Rolls.”
Potts Camp will miss Cheryl Grisham, who has been the librarian for some time now. She is taking a full-time job and we wish her well in this new career. Her last day was Friday, Aug. 1. She has been a great asset to her patrons.
Visitors of Mitchell and Judy Gurley on Saturday were John Nelson of Byhalia, Margaret Hart and Sherry Colhoun.
The family of Faye Turpen had a family reunion at the home of Pam Sparks over the weekend with relatives attending from Tremont, Alabama, and Florida. On Sunday several family members attended Homecoming and Decoration Day at New Chapel Church in Nettleton where some of their family members are interred.
We have had some enjoyment this past week. A white banded pigeon landed on the porch swing of Mitch and Jeanette Stone Monday afternoon, July 28, and has stayed around. With Emily’s help and from numbers on its leg bands, the original owner was found. He said to set the bird free and it would return to its original location. Well, that has not happened. The pigeon has decided to stay around for a while. One morning as I was sitting under my carport, I spotted the bird on the Stone’s rooftop. It began watching me and then flew over and landed on a chair a few feet away, then onto a small table. A couple of times it just walked around on the carport checking everything out. I brought out some water and corn and it drank and ate. We just hung out together for a couple of hours and then it went back across the street. It is being well fed by Jeanette.
One afternoon Jeanette came across the street to visit. The bird was walking around on their housetop and when it spotted her coming across the street, began to start pacing and then decided to follow. It flew onto my rooftop, but did not come under the carport. This happened the next afternoon as well. We were very amused and thought that was strange. I have never heard of a bird following someone. We laughed and could not believe this happened. It hangs out in their backyard during the day and in the late afternoon, walks around on their rooftop. It seems very content in Potts Camp. They were told that it was probably released at a wedding.
The Master’s Quartet will be in concert at Winborn United Methodist Church on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m. There will be an open mike session for anyone who would like to sing. There will also be a meal served afterward. Everyone is invited to attend. The pastor is Danny Estes.
Today is the third anniversary of the death of brother-in-law Jimmie Hart. He is missed by family members and was known for his vast knowledge of the Bible, as well as history, particularly the Civil War.
Congratulations to Brad and Beverly Farr, who were married 21 years ago on July 24. They recently celebrated with a long weekend at Orange Beach, Ala.
Congratulations to James and Annette Lloyd who will celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary on August 8.
Happy Birthday to: Stephanie Green (Aug. 8), Kenneth Edwards and Jayne Rowland (Aug. 9), Courtney Petrowski (Aug. 11), Martha Fant and Linda Jones (Aug. 12), and Dorothy Dickey (Aug. 14).
Late birthday wishes are sent to Laura Swinford on July 26.
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, John and Betty Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Joann G. Cox, Coy DeBerry, Jody Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Jim Gilliam, Randy Gresham, Gale Goode, Mitchell Gurley, Jennifer Harris, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robert Luther, Jean King, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Joe and Irene Pipkin, Joann Potts, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Margie Simmons, Billy Smith, Richard Smothers, Faye and Pam Sparks, Lakin Tillman, James and Della Rose Williams.
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