Thursday, September 26, 2013
Potts Camp News
Cornersville UMC hosts Ladies’ Night Out
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” Psalm 19:1.
September has been a busy month, and will conclude this weekend with a variety of events.
A Harvest Festival starting at noon will be held at Cornersville United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 28. This is a family event with plenty of games, singing, and food. Plan to attend and enjoy the time with family and friends. Rev. Don Newton is pastor.
Class reunion for the 1957 Potts Camp graduates will be held at the home of Connie Holbrook Parker outside of Hernando on Saturday, Sept. 28. If you graduated or even attended classes with this group you are welcome to attend. A pot-luck luncheon will be served around 12:30 p.m. Attendees are welcome to come early in order to have time to visit. For those planning to attend, contact Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Temperance Hill Baptist Church, 5114 Hwy. 178, will have a Christian Community Fall Festival from 12 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. There will be barbecue plates, hotdogs, and hamburgers; games; music by the Lovelace Family plus local groups and singers. Bro. Rob Chittom is the pastor. Their goal is to provide a time for Christian fellowship with church and community members.
The 17th Annual Field Day sponsored by Marshall County Forestry Association and Marshall County Cattlemen’s Association, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Calvin Ozier Farm near Holly Springs. Contact the Marshall County Extension Service at 662-252-3541 for registration information. Pre-registration is required. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Keynote speaker will be Senator Melanie Sojourner, Forestry Committee chair.
Marshall County Genealogical Society will have their monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 10:30 a.m. Program speaker will be Jessica Woods Hughes of Byhalia. Suzy Watson Stilwell is president and Sylvia Seymour Akin is editor of the newsletter.
Members of the Potts Camp United Methodist Charge will meet at Potts Camp United Methodist Church for fifth Sunday services on September 29 at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the message by Rev. Don Newton.
October 4 – Ladies Night Out at Cornersville United Methodist Church at 6 p.m.
Fall Revival – Cornersville United Methodist Church, Oct. 13-15 at 7 p.m. each night with plenty of singing and preaching. Rev. Don Newton will be bringing the messages.
Visitors of Robert and Jean King on Thursday of last week were her brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Nancy Hearn of Memphis, Tenn. They met Carol Lynn Gurley in New Albany for lunch at Taylor’s Restaurant. Jean said they had a wonderful visit.
Congratulations to Walter and Nella Wicker of Texas who celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on September 5. They wrote to say that they enjoy reading The South Reporter and the Potts Camp News. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Wicker. And, many more happy years together!
My sister, Sue Rowland, visited on Thursday of last week and then met one of her classmates, Margaret Greer of the Winborn community. They drove to Tupelo to visit another classmate, Linda Poe Covington, who has been a patient in the North Mississippi Medical Center since July.
Bonnie Clifton, her sister Melinda Patterson of Hickory Flat, and friend Darlene Wilson of Bethlehem have returned from their Carnival cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. They left on Thursday, Sept. 12, and returned home on Monday, Sept. 16. Bonnie said “We had a wonderful time from start to finish with good food, lots of fun and plenty of fellowship.” She said they shopped, ate and tried the Mexican cuisine. She also said it was the best trip so far!
Jeanette and Emily Stone spent several days recently in Fairfield, Calif., visiting with Jordan and Colton Muraco while their parents were on a business trip. While in the area, they toured a grape vineyard in Sonoma in the Napa Valley. They also attended school functions with the Muraco children.
Billy Joe Jarrett, Jason Jarrett and Carl and Jan Pipkin were among the numerous motorcyclists who participated in the Cherokee “Trail of Tears” ride on Saturday, Sept. 21. They joined other riders in Waterloo, Ala., to begin the ride. It is estimated there are 25,000 or more bikers who ride to “remember Native American heritage and the tragic Trail of Tears.”
Don and Dene Randolph, along with Jim and Lorene Miller of Somerville, Tenn., had planned an Alaskan cruise and were to leave from Memphis on Sunday, Sept. 15. However, due to mechanical problems of their plane, along with other difficulties, they had to cancel the trip they had looked forward to for several months. This did not deter the group from making the best of a bad situation. After the trip failed, they ended up spending several days in Branson, Mo., where Dean said, “We had a ball!”
An 80th birthday celebration was held for Guy Knowlton Shaw at his home in Holly Springs on Saturday, Sept. 21, with a large crowd in attendance. Bobby and Katie Smithwick of this community were among the guests who helped him celebrate.
The rain last Friday and into the night was much needed after a drought of several weeks, and we were very thankful to be on the receiving end. After the rain, Saturday was such a beautiful day for our Nelson family reunion held at the home of cousins, Pete and Pat Nozinich of Coldwater. There were 57 family members in attendance. Jack and Laverne Provost (youngest sister of the late Mary Lois Gurley) arrived on Thursday from Apopka, Fla., for the reunion. They, along with her brother John Nelson, were supper guests of Margaret Hart on Thursday night. Friday night they were treated to a buffet meal at Seafood Junction II in Byhalia by Bill and Sue Rowland, where they were joined by her brother John, Betty Rodgers, and Barney and Martha Wallace.
On Sunday Jack, Laverne, Joan Gurley and John drove to Munford, Tenn., for a visit with Laverne’s sister, Hazel Ferrell and some of her family members. At the reunion on Saturday, everyone enjoyed plenty of good food and lots of fellowship. The children played games and enjoyed petting and feeding apples to one of the horses in the corral. The highlight of the day for the youngsters was a tractor-trailer ride (we called it a hayride minus the hay).
Happy Birthday to Ladine Randolph (Sept. 27), John Nelson (Sept. 28), Jan Pipkin (Sept. 29), Garrie Colhoun (Sept. 30), Rebecca Colhoun (Oct. 1), Barbara Gilliam, Michele Courson and Malcolm Poole (Oct. 2), Ellen Lovelady and Preston Poole (Oct. 3).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, Adam Burge, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Linda Covington, Carol Jean Davis, Barbara Gilliam, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Pam Hall, Terri Kitchens, Gracie McCallum, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Cindy Passons, Cooper Vaughn, and J.B. Work.
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