Thursday, August 28, 2014
Potts Camp News
Wickers to celebrate 60th anniversary
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16.
Condolences are sent to the family of Sandy Miller of Holly Springs. I remember her as a very pleasant person who always wore a beautiful smile. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
There was a reported 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California, which rocked the San Francisco Bay area shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday morning, causing damage to buildings and sending at least 70 people to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone, Holley Muraco, and family live not very far from where the earthquake occurred. This is what she sent via Facebook: “Wow, what a way to wake up at 3:30 a.m.! Here in Vacaville we got a good shaking but no damage at the house. The poor parrots freaked out but kids slept through it. The folks in Napa have damage so thinking of them today while they start to clean up. The animals at Six Flags were fine when Mike checked on them at 4 a.m.” I also called and spoke with former classmate Norris Boren who lives about 45 miles from the earthquake. He said they felt it, but there was no damage there. Our prayers go out to those injured.
Jeanette Stone and I attended the Tippah County Historical and Genealogy meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the library in Ripley. Guest speaker was Donnie Jackson of Walnut, who presented an excellent program, sharing wonderful stories of being a child growing up in Chalybeate and working at his father’s service station. He also reminisced about the number of merchants once operated in Chalybeate, the original location of Hwy. 72, Chalybeate Springs Institution, and afternoons playing baseball.
Patricia Hudek, Extension Agent I, of Lafayette County, was guest speaker at the annual Marshall County Homemakers picnic, Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Marshall County Extension Service. She presented a program on health and nutrition, followed by a delicious lunch prepared by members of the homemaker clubs. The MSU-Extension Service in Holly Springs is now located in the old Piggly Wiggly building, 120 South Spring St., Holly Springs.
Arthur and Doris Poole were among those who attended the third birthday party of their great-grandson, Hayden Chandler Poole, at the home of his grandparents, Kyle and Melanie Poole in Red Banks, last Saturday afternoon. Everyone had a great time visiting, eating, and watching Hayden open his gifts.
Meet the Cardinals night was held Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Potts Camp sports complex. Middle school principal Leigh Anne Sanderson introduced each coach, who in turn introduced the 2014-2015 team members for that particular sport. They are as follows: Coach Gregory, cheerleaders; Coach Wren, volleyball; Coach Minor, cross country; head football coach Matt Gehrke and assistants, Andrew Aldrich, Brad Wren, Jeremy White, Lee Gray, Nathan Pitney, and Kanzaki Jones, football. Luke Ratcliff, band director, introduced band members who performed during the evening. The cheerleaders also performed for those in attendance.
Jeanette and Emily Stone attended the matinee of “Harvey” by Mary Chase at Powerhouse Community Arts Center in Oxford on Sunday afternoon. The play is about Elwood P. Dowd introducing his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party. His sister has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate, and decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when the sister is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit the sister instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild-mannered Elwood’s delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does his sister realize that maybe Harvey isn’t so bad after all. James Stewart played in the movie version in the 1950s, which was very good. Jeanette reported that the play was very well done and “just the cutest.”
The Marshall County Genealogy Society met Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the meeting room of the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. Bobby Joe Mitchell presided over the meeting and then showed a film on “Cemeteries.” He said that it was 1831 before the word “cemetery” was used. Prior to that, they were called: graveyard, church yard, burial grounds, etc. The film stated that cemeteries have many stories, are tourist attractions, and very historical. There are also many traditions in the cemeteries: people are memorialized, the graves of veterans are honored and decorated, etc. It was a great program.
The Potts Camp United Methodist Charge will have fifth Sunday services at Bethlehem UMC, Sunday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m. with a fellowship meal to follow. Everyone is invited to attend.
Marshall County Friends of the Library will resume their monthly meetings, Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the main library in Holly Springs. Special guest speaker for September will be Ashton Leigh, author of the “Cherry Cola Club” series. He is also author of the preceding “Piggly Wiggly Club” books. The business meeting will be at 11 a.m. with the program at 11:30. Refreshments will be provided.
Marshall County Forestry Association will hold their annual Forestry Field Day, Saturday, Sept. 13, at the North MS Branch Experiment Station. For more information and to make reservations, contact the Marshall County Extension Service at 662-252-3541 as soon as possible. There is a registration deadline for this event.
Second Saturday Night Singing at Winborn United Methodist Church, with Unity 4 as the featured singing group, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. with a meal to follow.
Revival services will be held at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, Sunday through Wednesday, Sept. 14-17, at 7 p.m. each evening. Make plans to attend.
Wedding anniversary wishes are sent to Bobby and Katie Smithwick on Aug. 29; to James and Thomas Ann Gray on Sept. 4; Harold and Nancy Green, Sept. 5; and to Walter and Nella Wicker who will celebrate their 60th on Sept. 5. Congratulations to each couple.
Happy Birthday to Betsy Payne (Aug. 28), Sara Thompson and Zac Wilson (Aug. 29), Betty Fincher (Aug. 30), Coy Thompson and Liz Thompson (Aug. 31), and Elizabeth G. Hunsucker (Sept. 3).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, John and Betty Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Madeline Clifton, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Tim Gholston, 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, Larry Robbins, Margie Simmons, Billy Smith, James and Della Rose Williams, Keldrick Wiseman.
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