Thursday, August 14, 2014
Potts Camp News
Welcome to the Potts Camp Library – Liz Wells Boyett
“And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” Colossians 3:14-15.
The beautiful white pigeon that I wrote about last week has flown away. Maybe it just needed a rest stop on its journey; possibly back to its original home. It showed up on the porch of Mitch and Jeanette Stone one Monday, and the next Monday took flight and did not return.
While at their home, it was well taken care of with food and water and freedom to come and go as it pleased. We all enjoyed watching to see what it would do, and David Fuller really enjoyed visiting with it each day. Wherever it goes we trust that it will be taken care of as well as it was here. If it happens to stop by your place, give it food and water and let it be free to go on its journey when ready.
GA’s at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp are now participating in a mission project, “Christmas in August” by collecting school supplies. Some of the supplies will be used in a local school and some will be sent to an overseas missionary. By participating in this project, GA’s earn their badge. GA leader Marie Alderson said that awards and badges will be presented later this month in a special program at their church. Everyone is invited to attend.
Jamie Askew of St. Petersburg, Fla., surprised his grandparents, Marion and Betty Askew, and other relatives in Potts Camp with a visit last Tuesday. He also brought one of his granddaughters with him. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful visit.
Joyce Clayton and Jamie Cook visited and had lunch with her sister-in-law, Charlene Goolsby, in Randolph last Friday. On their way back home, they stopped in Pontotoc for a visit with a cousin, Betty Sue Todd. She said they made a day of visiting and had a great time.
The new branch manager at the Potts Camp Library is Liz Wells Boyett of Waterford who began on Monday, Aug. 4. A 1978 graduate of Potts Camp High School, she is the daughter of the late Jimmy and Mary Ellen Wells of Waterford, and the wife of John Boyett (formerly of Grenada). We welcome you to the Potts Camp Branch of the Marshall County Library system.
Margaret Hart, Joan Gurley, and I made several visits last Thursday. First we had a nice visit with Dorothy Dickey and then visited with Estelle Bennett and Lois Swaney-Shipp.
Mary Reid School held Open House last Thursday evening for parents and students to meet their teachers. Students began their first day of school this past Monday.
David Fuller attended Elvis Night at the AutoZone ballpark with the Memphis Redbirds last Saturday night with family members. The Memphis Redbirds played the New Orleans Zephyrs and the game featured Elvis entertainment throughout the night along with fireworks set to Elvis music. The day’s activities kicked off a nine-day commemoration of the life and legacy of the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
I was going through pictures recently and came across a picture to share since this is Elvis Week and numerous activities are going on in Memphis, Tenn., Tupelo, and Holly Springs. The photo was taken August 17, 1977 at Graceland in Memphis. I was editor of The Marshall Messenger at the time and after papers were delivered to surrounding areas, I drove to Southaven to visit one of my sisters, Sue Rowland. While there, we decided to go to Graceland to see what was happening. When we arrived, there were thousands of Elvis fans lining the sidewalks along the fence surrounding Graceland, hoping to get a view of Elvis as he lay in state in the foyer of his home. As it turned out, we were in the crowd of spectators that made the walk up the driveway, across the front entryway, and back down the driveway. Never did we think we would be able get near the house. It was an experience that I do not want to be involved in ever again. There were people fainting, emergency vehicles on the grounds with personnel taking care of those who needed their care, etc. It took us several hours before we made the trek up to the house and back again.
The next year, I drove three nephews, Kent and Kevin Poole, and Robby Goolsby, to visit the grounds of Graceland and see the gravesite of Elvis.
Prior to the beginning of school, Doris Poole and Sue Rowland took some of their grandchildren on an outing to the Chewalla Lake Recreation Area, located in the Holly Springs Ranger District near Lake Center. They said it is a beautiful place to hike, nature watch, swim, fish, or camp.
Congratulations to the following who will be celebrating their wedding anniversaries during the coming week: Sam and Jackie Ford on their 40th (Aug. 15), Marion and Betty Askew (Aug. 17), Billy and Ann Edlin; Gale and Tommye Ann Goode; and Danny and Christy Theisen (Aug. 20).
Happy birthday to Floy Ash (Aug. 15), Daphne Foster and Frances Westmoreland (Aug. 16), John Childers, Jamie Goolsby, Danny Mills, and Cherrie Shaw (Aug. 18), Austin Goode and Brendan Rowland (Aug. 19), and Myles Clifton (Aug. 20).
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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