Thursday, October 9, 2014
Potts Camp News
Margaret Abram travels from England to celebrate birthday here
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12.
Sympathy is extended to Billie Mills and family in the loss of her aunt, Geraldine Garner, last week.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Betty Hearn, sister-in-law of Jean King of this community. She was a teacher at Blue Mountain College. She was buried next to her late husband, Carey Hearn, here in Potts Camp.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease). While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
Many people, organizations, and even businesses across the Mid-South are showing their support by going pink. Take charge of your health by having regular checkups. Don’t delay!
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran was in North Mississippi Tuesday, Sept. 30, on his campaign trail and made a stop at Flick’s Restaurant in town, visiting and shaking hands with the large crowd who were gathered for the occasion. Invited by his long-time friend, J.M. Ash, he was also greeted upon arrival by Mayor Mary Houston, and former mayor, Jimmie Collins. He made his way through the crowd and personally visited with each person. The congressman also took time for photos with many in attendance. After leaving town, the next stop on the campaign trail was Holly Springs, and from there to DeSoto County.
Margaret Abram, of Ipswich, Suffolk, England arrived on Wednesday, Oct. 1, for a two-week visit with Nancy Lane in Waterford. She said that this trip was to celebrate her upcoming 80th birthday. Margaret Hart and I visited with them on Friday of last week; they enjoyed lunch at Phillips Grocery on Saturday; and, on Sunday, they enjoyed brunch and the ducks at The Peabody in Memphis, Tenn.
Rebecca Colhoun celebrated her birthday on October 1 with her parents, Garrie and Sherry Colhoun; grandmother, Margaret Hart; aunts, Mary Minor, Jeanette Stone, Nancy Green; cousin, Emily Stone; and family friend, Wanda Holbrook. They enjoyed lunch at Southern Eatery in Holly Springs. She received beautiful flowers and other gifts, along with a birthday cake.
Martha Vanzant of Memphis, Tenn., was a recent visitor of her nephew, Kyle Childers, his wife, Megan, and great-niece, Lena.
Jean Whaley visited her aunt, Katherine Shaw, in Ashland on Tuesday, Sept. 30, and also visited with cousins, Sharon and Nell. They had the sweetest time, reminiscing about old times.
Margaret Wilson, granddaughter of Margaret Hart, has completed a mural of her horse, Oliver, using 11,000 thumbtacks and one can of spray paint. She designed her work of art from a picture of her beloved horse. It is a fantastic work of art!
The Potts Camp Jr. High football team played their last game of the season, Tuesday evening, Sept. 30, against Strayhorn with a tie at the end of the game, taking them into overtime. The Cardinals played a great game, but lost by two points. It was an exciting and enjoyable game.
Estelle Bennett of Oxford (my third grade teacher from way back), called the other day to keep in touch, as I had not called or visited in quite some time. She said her son, Joe and his wife, Vickie, of Texas, were spending some time with her and would be attending two Mississippi State football games before returning home. Joe is an avid State fan and tries to attend as many games as possible.
Preston Poole celebrated his 21st birthday with a surprise party at the home of his parents, Kyle and Melanie Poole, in Red Banks, Friday, Oct. 3. It was a joyous occasion. He enjoyed the cookout with many friends, family members, and relatives.
Descendants of the late William and Lela Reed of the Bethlehem Community, gathered this past weekend for a special time together. They all met at the home of Guy and Betty Shaw in Holly Springs for lunch on Friday, and on Saturday the group visited the gravesites of family members in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Those in attendance represented the late Sallye Ball (Reed) Clayton, Ben Reed, T.L. Reed, and Walter Reed. There were 10 first cousins in the group.
Bobby Smithwick recently attended the wedding of a grandson, A.C. Smithwick (son of Clark Smithwick) in Huntsville, Ala. He enjoyed this special occasion.
Ronnie and Grace Jones of Holly Springs, and I attended the annual MSU-Extension Service retirees luncheon in Verona on Thursday, Oct. 2.
Marshall County Extension Service in Holly Springs hosted the annual Northeast Fall Area Meeting of Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers, Oct. 2, in their new building (the former Piggly Wiggly store). MHV members from 11 counties were in attendance. Speakers for the occasion were Lakisha Buffington, executive director of the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Jamie Serino, center director of Strawberry Plains Audubon Center.
Mitch and Jeanette Stone participated in the annual Heritage Pioneer Days event at the Union County Heritage Museum, New Albany, on Oct. 3 and 4. Activities included mule-pulled hay baling, soap making, quilting, leather working, fur trapping, dulcimer and Pioneer Days music, butter churning, spinning thread, dyeing with natural dyes and more.
Oct. 10 – Potts Camp Cardinals’ homecoming parade, football game, and presentation of the homecoming court.
Oct. 11 – Second Saturday night singing at Winborn United Methodist Church with The Servants Quartet, and local singers. Starting at 5 p.m., a meal will conclude the evening.
Oct. 18 – 29th Charity Car Show presented by Mississippi on Wheels and Lions Club of New Albany, Union County Courthouse.
Oct. 20 and 21 – Revival at Cornersville United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 and 23 – Revival at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 and 28 – Revival at First United Methodist Church, Potts Camp, 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 – Homecoming at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Belated birthday wishes go to Nita Gandy (Oct. 1). She enjoyed a party in her honor with family and friends over the weekend.
Happy Birthday to: Jac Tyler Jenkins (Oct. 9), Margaret Wilson (Oct. 10), Bonnie Gurley and Margaret Hart (Oct. 11), Madisyn P. Cobbs (Oct. 13), Elaine Humphreys and Bobby Smithwick (Oct. 15), Ethel Ash and Iva B. Smith (Oct. 16).
Those on the prayer list include: Gayle Ash, Sandra Beaver, John and Betty Bowen, Linda Bumpas, Glenda Clifton, Madeline Clifton, Phil Cox, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Tim Gholston, Jim Gilliam, Randy Gresham, Gale Goode, Mitchell Gurley, Jennifer Harris, Carol Holmes, Linda Jones, Terri Kitchens, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Robert Luther, Jean King, Mary Mills, Elizabeth Morris, Junior Overall, Irene Pipkin, Scotty Rhea, Orville Rhynes, Larry Robbins, Katherine Shaw, Billy Smith, Suzy Stilwell, Velma Wilkerson, James and Della Rose Williams.
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