Thursday, November 14, 2013
Potts Camp News
Harvest Festival at Childers home
Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10.
Bro. and Mrs. Chuck Fowler recently returned from a trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. “We had a grand time and the foliage was the most beautiful we have ever seen,” they said. Prior to their trip to the mountains, they attended the Southern Baptist Convention in Jackson and report that it was a good convention.
Larry Cooper was speaker at Potts Camp United Methodist Church this past Sunday morning. His sermon text was John 11:1-45 and was about Christ raising Lazarus after he had died. It was a very good message. Special music “Because of You” was sung by music director Mitch Stone.
Jim and Cindy Ingold of Morton, Ill., were recent visitors of Don and Dene Randolph. Jim and Don were basketball teammates while attending Memphis State from 1961-63. Jim and Cindy are farmers in the Morton community. Their primary crops are corn and soybeans.
John Nelson of Byhalia, Margaret Hart and Nancy Lane visited at my house on Saturday for a late lunch and then John and Margaret attended the annual Harvest Festival at the home of the late Earl and Thelma Childers in Hickory Flat. They had a good time visiting with relatives. There was a tractor-driven wagon ride for the children to a field where they each got a pumpkin to bring back to the house and decorate in the Thanksgiving theme. Later children and adults went on a night hayride and returned for the annual bonfire.
Visitor of Madalynne Ash on Nov. 5 was her nephew, David Randolph of Memphis, Tenn. They went out for lunch and then drove to Blue Mountain where they toured the college grounds. They had an enjoyable day and also enjoyed the scenery.
Margaret Hart, Jeanette Stone and I traveled to Memphis one day last week to visit with a relative and collect family genealogy. It was a rainy day, but we enjoyed the trip anyway. Joann G. Cox met us for lunch at Piccadilly while we were in her area. She is enjoyable to visit with and always shares lots of humorous stories for our entertainment.
Katherine Sundstrom and I visited with former classmate Nancy Germany Lane on Nov. 5. We are happy to report that she is on the mend following recent surgery.
The deacons and brotherhood members of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp are hosting a benefit fish fry on Saturday, Nov. 16, starting at 5 p.m. The proceeds will go towards helping two families in their time of need.
A Veterans Day service was held at First Baptist Church on Sunday morning with patriotic songs, a flag service with pledges, and recognition of veterans. Special music was by Andy Roe.
Late birthday wishes are sent to Tucker Elliott who celebrated his special day on Nov. 10. He is the son of Justin and Julie Elliott and the grandson of Cary and JoAnn Mayer.
An early birthday party was held for Rylee Farr on Saturday at the home of her parents, Brad and Beverly Farr, with several little girls in attendance. She turned 7 on Sunday, Nov. 10. Rylee is the granddaughter of Joan Gurley of this community.
Guest speaker at the Friends of the Library meeting on Nov. 5 was Rob Keuhnle of Oxford, author of the “Piggly Wiggly” books. He presented a program on his new series “The Cherry Cola Book Club” and he writes under the name of Ashton Lee. The new series is about a small town Mississippi librarian and is “very Southern,” he said. “I was first published in 1993, so this is my 20th year as an author,” he told the audience. Following a narrative of the characters in his new series, he answered questions and personally signed books. There will be four books in this series with the sequel, “The Reading Circle” due late March 2014. Note: During the business meeting, members voted to change the time of meetings. Beginning with the first Tuesday in December the business session will start at 11 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:30 a.m.
I enjoyed visiting with Billy and Diane McAlexander Jones in New Albany last Friday. Diane and I went out for lunch, shopped and then returned to her house to see a slide show of her recent trip to New York via Barkley Travel Service, Inc. of New Albany. Kathy Clayton, wife of Roger Clayton, was also on the tour. Some of the sights they enjoyed were construction of the new World Trade Center, guided tours of Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Lincoln Center, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine (oldest Gothic Church in America), and St. Paul’s Cathedral (survivor of second major disaster in the city). Other sights were Rockefeller Center, Ground Zero-911 Memorial, Grand Central Station, United Nations Building, Statue of Liberty and Empire State building (they went to the 86th floor and took beautiful pictures overlooking the city from all directions). The group also walked through Central Park and attended two Broadway plays, “The Lion King” and “Mow Town.” Diane said it was a wonderful trip.
Basketball is now underway in the local schools. Potts Camp Cardinals participated in the Hickory Flat Jamboree on Nov. 2, played in the Myrtle Classic on Nov. 7 and hosted Hickory Flat on Tuesday night of this week. Friday night’s game will be in Ashland and on Tuesday night, Nov. 19, they will play West Union at home.
Happy Båirthday to the following: Carrie Jewel Taylor (Nov. 15), Shaun Holtz (Nov. 17), and Ava Green (Nov. 20).
Prayer list: Annie Allen, Gayle Ash, Adam Burge, Joyce Clayton, Peggy Cook, Joe Cooper, Matthew Cooper, Steve Culver, George and Dorothy Dickey, Renee Gandy, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Robert and Jean King, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Mildred Marbury, Elizabeth Morris, Gracie McCallum, Wade Murphy, Rev. Don and Tricia Newton, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, David Rooker, Allen Sexton, Mike Shaw, Pam Sparks, Davy Syms, Cooper Vaughn, Jean S. Whaley and J.B. Work.
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