Thursday, October 31, 2013
Potts Camp News
Veterans honored November 11 at Mary Reid School’s special program
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…” Romans 5:1
Holley Muraco, daughter of Mitch and Jeanette Stone, recently spent a week in Boston, Mass., where she attended a conjoint meeting of the IFFS/ASRM, the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She was invited to give a symposium on walrus reproduction. There were over 10,000 people at the conference from all over the world, mostly doctors who specialize in fertility. Holley is also the granddaughter of Annie Ruth Stone.
Muraco has spent the past two years working with the BBC to make a nature documentary about walrus. On October 18 the documentary, “Walrus: Two Tonne Tusker,” BBC Natural World, premiered to rave reviews on the BBC Two in the UK. The film will be distributed worldwide and will air on Animal Planet in the U.S. in 2014. More information can be found on the BBC Two Natural World website: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnnh
Have you ever heard of a corn bath? I had not until Mike and Holley Muraco posted pictures of their sons, Jordan and Colton playing in a giant pool of shelled corn in California and having a great time. Maybe that will catch on around here for the younger children!
Jerry and Karen Green and family and David Fuller attended their annual Fuller reunion at Riverside in Abbeville on Sunday, Oct. 20. David said they enjoyed the food, fun and fellowship as the family gathered at their home place.
Johnny and Laverne Westmoreland enjoyed vacationing recently at Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and Ashville, NC, where they toured the Biltmore Estate. They reported a very good time. Also, their visitors for homecoming at First Baptist Church on Sunday were Chip and Cindy Bradford of Olive Branch. It was good to visit briefly with Cindy as I had not seen her in quite some time.
Joyce Clayton, her sister Faye Stanton, and sister-in-law Betty Smith drove to Haleyville, Ala., on Thursday, Oct. 24, to visit with friends and relatives. They also visited the local cemeteries in the area. She said they enjoyed the day very much.
The Shirley Family’s musical selections were enjoyed by those in attendance at First Baptist Church homecoming on Sunday. Also, former pastor Bro. Joe Epting of New Albany brought a very inspirational message to the large congregation.
At the PTO meeting on Thursday evening, Oct. 24, Mary Reid School art teacher Ms. Penick displayed beautiful artwork designed by her students. There was a large crowd in attendance for the meeting. Penick is a full-time art teacher at the school this year.
Students at Mary Reid School are dressing up this week for drug awareness. Monday – favorite jersey to team up against drugs; Tuesday — hat day to put a cap on drugs; Wednesday — camo day to declare war on drugs; Thursday — costumes to scare drugs away; and Friday — sunglasses day because they are way too cool for drugs. On Wednesday, Brenda Bailey from the Marshall Co. School District presented “Ed Said,” a drug awareness program.
Octoberfest is being observed at Mary Reid School today (October 31) with PTO members and parents having activities for students in the gym.
All veterans are invited to Mary Reid School on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. for a patriotic program presented by third grade students in honor of Veterans Day.
I had the pleasure of visiting with Estelle Bennett, Ira and Lois Shipp, Jerry Hill and Verna McAlexander while in Oxford last Saturday. They are all very special and a delight to visit.
Time is just too short, so we need to make the most of each day! Also, the drive around town and on the highway was enjoyable as the fall colors are beautiful.
Dinner guests of Margaret Hart on Saturday evening were her uncle John Nelson of Byhalia, her sisters Joan Gurley and this writer, and sister-in-law Jean Gurley. She had a delicious meal of fresh vegetables, i.e. fried okra, boiled potatoes, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, pinto beans, turnip and mustard greens, as well as taco salad and cornbread.
Sympathy is extended to Annie Ruth Stone and family in the loss of her first cousin, Moise Holder Bean of Corinth. Funeral services were held on Monday at Memorial Funeral Home in Corinth.
Condolences are also sent to Rev. Paul Hicks and family in the recent death of his father. Rev. Hicks is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of former PCHS basketball coach Allen Rowland. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at Hickory Flat United Methodist Church with burial in McKay Cemetery. Billie Mills posted this on Facebook: “Today (Friday, Oct. 25), I am mourning the tragic death of Coach Allen Rowland. Thinking about a time 20 years, 11 months, 26 days ago when Potts Camp was mourning the tragic death of Coach Carl White, Allen Rowland humbly took the job to finish out the ‘92-‘93 basketball season with an emotional ride to the finals of the boy’s state championship. Those two, Allen and Carl, were good friends, great coaches, teachers, and hunting buddies, and both suddenly passed from this earth. Leslee, Kali, and Carleton, you all have my sympathy and love.”
This was also the sentiment of many more and was also observed by the large crowd in attendance at his visitation and funeral service.
Birthday greetings are being sent to Wade Murphy (Nov. 2), Bill R. Wilson (Nov. 4), Rodney Whaley and Tess Hill (Nov. 5), Jack Provost, Billy Clark III and Brandon Wilson (Nov. 6), and Craig Gurley (Nov. 7).
Prayer list: Annie Allen, Gayle Ash, Adam Burge, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Linda Covington, Steve Culver, Renee Gandy, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Nancy Lane, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Gracie McCallum, Wade Murphy, Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Allen Sexton, Suzy Stilwell, Davy Syms, Cooper Vaughn, and J.B. Work.
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