Thursday, January 24, 2013
Potts Camp News
PC High School to recognize past basketball state champions
First, I will begin by saying that I am thankful that we did not have the ice storm as severe as we did in 1994. Those times will never be forgotten. We were frozen in for a while. Part of our street was out of electricity for a week and some were out for a much longer time. Families got together and cooked on camper stoves, grills, etc. to keep food from ruining. I think we all gained weight, plus enjoyed the fellowship with family and friends.
After church last Sunday morning it was raining and cold! When I came home from church, I did not leave the house until it was time to take the garbage out on Wednesday.
Even though I do not enjoy the ice, the trees, shrubs, etc. were beautiful. I was also able to wear the wet weather boots that were a Christmas gift.
In talking to some of the school children, they were delighted to be out of school for a while, but would have enjoyed it more had there been snow to play in, go sledding and/or build snowmen. And, of course, David Fuller was disappointed as he loves the snow. He is ready to build snowmen, drink hot chocolate, and have snow cream.
Sympathy is extended to Joe Pipkin and family in the loss of his sister, Christine Patton of Pontotoc, on Sunday, Jan 13. Services were held at By Faith Baptist Church on Highway 15 near Pontotoc on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Larry C. Harris Sr. who died Jan. 14. Funeral services were held at Barton Baptist Church on Saturday, Jan. 19. Two of his grandsons, Brantley and Jordan Harris, are Potts Camp High School students.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Dr. Carrol Wicker, widow of the late Dr. Ralph Wicker, who passed away Sunday night, Jan. 20. Funeral services were held in Hattiesburg with burial Friday morning, 11 a.m., at Pisgah Cemetery near Hickory Flat.
Former Highway Commis-sioner Zack Stewart was the guest speaker for Museum Moments at the Union Heritage Museum in New Albany on Thursday, Feb. 17. A large crowd attended to hear him tell about the history of some of the more famous outlaws and how they are connected to the North Mississippi area. His topic was: Outlaws, Highwaymen, and Frontier Justice.
Get well wishes go to George Dickey who fell during the ice and broke several ribs; to Charles Wylie Thomas of Holly Springs who spent several days recently in the Germantown Methodist Hospital (he is home now and doing well, according to family members); and to Lois Swaney Shipp who has been in the hospital in Oxford and is now in rehab.
With our cool temperatures and then warmer weather, jonquils have sprouted and now there are lots of buds. We will be having spring blooms very soon.
Late one afternoon last week I looked outside and there was a yard full of the fattest robins hopping around, looking for something to eat.
Also, on Jan. 9 Margaret and I spotted jonquils in bloom in Oxford.
Notice: Potts Camp High School invites everyone to a celebration recognizing its past basketball state champions and runners-up on Friday, Feb. 1, when Potts Camp teams host Alcorn Central. The school will honor state champions of 1936, 1961, and 1973, as well as the state runners-up of 1932, 1986, and 1993. Prior to the games, a reception, will be held for members of those teams. To make reservations for the reception please RSVP the school or for more information, call 662-333-6354. All events will be held at the Carl White Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of the Potts Camp Cardinals.
Happy birthday to the following: Lucas Green (Jan. 26), Jewel Work (Jan. 27), Lynn McCallum, Jimmy Rushing and Christopher Rowland (Jan. 28), Tommy Howell and Jeanette Stone (Jan. 30), and Betty Alderson and Shirley Smith (Jan. 31).
Prayer requests: William Cook (surgery scheduled for Feb. 4), Caleb Cole, Mildred Marbury, Becky Clifton, Joan Kelly, Rev. Joe Epting, Martha Cook, Gene Stevens, Carol Jean Davis, Ann Callicutt, Pam Sparks, Larry and Rita Elliott, Mitchell Gurley, Edward Gurley, Sandra (Gilliam) Beaver, Pam Hall, Polly Poole Pratt, Katie Smithwick, W.R. Gandy, Robert H. and Jean King, Lawrence White, Sylvia (Clark) Smithwick, Gladys Rhynes, Sue Colella, Shirley Smith, Louise Hutchens, Pauline Hutchens, Mary Ann Todd Fleckinger, Mike Shaw, Betty Hearn, Talmadge and Marie Edwards.
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