Thursday, August 8, 2013
Potts Camp News
J.B. and Jewel Work celebrate 50th
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back. Luke 6:38 (NRSV).
For the teachers and students, the summer has gone by way too fast! Faculty in-service training started on Tuesday, with students starting back to school on Monday, Aug. 12. Some have been fortunate enough to take vacations and get away for a while, while others would have enjoyed some extra fun and excitement. Prayers go out that it will be a good year for everyone.
Some new activities will be going on at Potts Camp School this year with the addition of soccer as well as band. And, the new softball and baseball fields are nearing completion. New playground equipment has also been installed.
Congratulations to J.B. and Jewel Work on their 50th wedding anniversary. A reception was held in their honor on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the home of their daughter, Pam Helton in Oxford. The event was hosted by Kevin and Pam Helton and Johnny and Nina Work. Attending from this area were Arthur and Doris Poole, Kyle, Melanie and Audrey Poole and Alea Gurley. It was reported that the food and fellowship was wonderful. Johnny and his wife go grabbling and they cooked and served some of their fish for the occasion.
Visitors of Joan Gurley for a few days last week were Jimmie Ballard of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Diane Wall of Clarksdale. On Saturday, her visitors were daughters Lisa Murphy and Beverly Farr and their families.
Robert and Jackie Luther and granddaughter Makaliah Luther enjoyed some sightseeing trips recently. Leaving on Tuesday, July 23, they traveled to Jackson where they toured the State Capitol, met and visited with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and had their pictures taken. They also visited the Capitol Gift Shop. Afterwards they enjoyed a tour of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum. They left Jackson on Wednesday and headed to West Monroe, La. There they went to the Duck Dynasty Ware-house for a tour, which they really enjoyed. Their next stop was to Slidell, La., where they stayed for a couple of days to attend a Vietnam Army Reunion, 20th Brigade. Next on their itinerary was the Vicksburg National Military Park, having to leave earlier than they would have liked, due to heavy rains. Last on their agenda was a trip to Gulfport to wade in the Gulf and pick up seashells, arriving back home on Sunday, July 28. They reported a wonderful trip with their granddaughter.
Brad, Beverly, Abby, Hunter, and Rylee Farr returned home Friday night after an enjoyable vacation at Destin, Fla. They enjoyed a Dolphin Shelling Cruise, spotted dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico and picked up lots of seashells. They went to the Big Kahuna Water Park, the outlet mall, and spent time sunning on the beach and swimming in the pool and the Gulf. Destin is located on Florida’s Emerald Coast and is known for its white beaches and emerald green waters.
Former First Baptist Church pastor Rev. Joe Epting and wife Christine will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a reception at the Cornersville Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, August 25, from 2 until 4 p.m. They request no gifts, just your presence to help them celebrate.
The Master’s Quartet will be singing at the Winborn United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 10, beginning at 5 p.m. A meal will be served following the service.
The movie, October Baby, will be shown at First Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and soft drinks will be served.
Reminder: Olin Pickens of Nesbit, former prisoner of war during World War II, will be the guest speaker at First Baptist Church in Holly Springs on Sunday, August 11, at 6 p.m. There will be a time of fellowship following the program. Everyone is invited to attend to hear him speak of his time as a POW.
Joann Gholston Cox of Memphis, Tenn., called on Saturday night and asked that her great-granddaughter, Bella Smith, four months of age, be placed on our prayer list. She will be undergoing brain surgery very soon. We ask God’s blessings on this child and her family.
Get well wishes are being sent to John T., son of Terry and Rhonda Cook who broke his arm on Saturday.
Joyce Clayton attended a singing on Friday night, Aug. 2, with her daughter and son-in-law, Merion and David Hunsucker of Ashland. They went to Savannah, Tenn., to hear the Primitive Quartet of Ashville, N.C., Tony Gore of Sevierville, Tenn., and John and Ashley Franks. On Saturday, she and her sister-in-law Betty Smith drove to Corinth to visit Betty’s brother, Donald Parker, who was very sick. After returning home, they found out that Mr. Parker had passed away. Sympathy is extended to the family during their time of loss.
Guest speaker for the August 24 meeting of the Marshall County Genealogy Society will be Thomas Stewart of Byhalia. He will speak on the book, “Journey To War, The Thomas Stewart Story,” a fighter pilot’s memoir of World War II.
Written by his grandson, William S. Murray of Rossville, Tenn., it is “a story of an ordinary man in extraordinary times.” The meeting will be held at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs at 10:30 a.m.
Happy Birthday to Kenneth Edwards and Jayne Rowland (Aug. 9), Courtney Petrowski (Aug. 11), Dorothy Dickey (Aug. 14), Floy Ash (Aug. 15).
Prayer List: Frances and Ann Allen, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Bobby Berryhill, Lonnie Bolden, Shannon Boren, Wanda Boyd, Henry Burchette, Adam Burge, Johnny Cardwell, William Cook, Martha Cooper, Joe Cox, Larry Edwards, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Betty Fincher, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Stone Goode, Mary Lois Green, Lisa Hanks, Betty Hearn, Pauline Hutchens, Junior Overall, Joe Pipkin, Orville Rhynes, David Rooker, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Bella Smith, Katie Smithwick, and April Staggs.
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