Thursday, January 30, 2014
Potts Camp News
Daniels honored with shower at Montrose
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9
These cold, frigid temperatures we have been experiencing are not for me! I do enjoy the springtime much better – or at least warmer weather. However, on a couple of sunny days last week I was able to get outside to do some much needed yard work. With the assistance of nephew Jay Rowland and two of his children, Christopher and Jayne, we were able to get rose bushes and crepe myrtle trees pruned. They really worked hard and I greatly appreciated their help. Together we were able to get the job done.
Some residents experienced broken pipes and the town was out of water one night due to a water line bursting in front of the high school, causing a delay in the starting time of school on Tuesday, Jan. 21. Maybe before too long the temperatures will level off and stay above freezing, at least.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Leo Clayton who died Tuesday, Jan. 21. Services were held Thursday, Jan. 23, at Holly Springs Funeral Home with burial at Faith Assembly Cemetery in Myrtle.
Sympathy is also extended to Rev. W.V. Kemp and family of Holly Springs in the loss of his wife. She leaves a son, Mike Kemp, a daughter, Susan Jones and their families, and was preceded in death by a son, Bill Kemp.
A benefit fish fry will be held at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp on Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 5 p.m. for Gary “Bit” Stanton. All donations received will help pay the medical expenses of heart surgery.
Wayne and Laura Simmons of Dallas, Texas, visited with his aunt Madalynne Ash, on Tuesday, January 21. They took a trip overseas for their 25th wedding anniversary last fall and brought their photo album to show.
Madalynne said she really enjoyed the tour via pictures. “The places they visited and the scenery was so beautiful. I really enjoyed their visit and looking at their photo album.”
That brought back memories of my trip abroad to Germany in 1995. I was fortunate enough to get to visit the homes of two exchange students who lived with me for a year and attended Potts Camp High School. While in their country they drove me to many places. We toured several castles, visited their Parliament, toured Venice, Italy, went to a chocolate factory, and rode a train for six hours from Dusseldorf to Munich. The three weeks passed very quickly but will never be forgotten.
Welcome to new Potts Camp residents Kym and Jennah Morris who have moved into the former Andy Work house, and Kyle and Megan Childers who now live in the home of the late Bob and Hallon Alvis.
Bobby and Katie Smithwick, along with Betty Shaw (Holly Springs), Lela Hale, Barbara Wasson (Kosciusko), Shirley Clark (Independence), and Fletcher and Teresa Akin attended a baby shower in Oxford for Liz (Smithwick) Davis at the home of Sandra Comer (niece of Sylvia Clark Reece) on Saturday, Jan. 25.
A baby shower was held for Ken and Haven (Hale) Daniels at Montrose in Holly Springs on Saturday, Jan. 18, with a large crowd from Potts Camp and surrounding areas in attendance. Ken and Haven are expecting twins (a boy and a girl) in April. Parents of the couple are Gary and Judy (Moore) Daniels and Kerry and Lela (Smith) Hale.
Potts Camp High School’s Mock Trial team traveled to Oxford on Saturday, Jan. 25, for competition in acting out a murder trial. Attorneys for the team were Steven Dillard, Jabria Curry, and Hayden Wilkerson. Witnesses were Ray Maxey, Samantha Latham, Alea Gurley, Victoria Lester, Alexys Calhoun, and Terri Peace. Sponsoring attorney was Justin Cluck of Holly Springs and school sponsor for the team is Cindy Nance, family and consumer science teacher. Potts Camp placed in the top six and will now compete on the state level.
Jay Rowland and family traveled to Sikeston, Mo., on Saturday, Jan. 25, to celebrate the birthday of their son, Christopher, who turned 11 on Jan. 28. They enjoyed eating at Lambert’s Restaurant (home of the “throwed rolls”). Traveling with the family was Ben Rowland, who also was an overnight guest on Friday and Saturday nights.
Jayne Rowland spent last Saturday night with her grandparents, Bill and Sue Rowland, and other Rowland cousins.
Make plans to attend the Feb. 4 meeting of Friends of the Library at 11:30 a.m. to hear Tatum Freeman speak on the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. This will be a very interesting and informative program.
Visitors of Margaret Hart over the weekend were Rex and Jackie Wilson of Brandon. On Saturday they visited with Rex’s mother, Winnie Wilson in New Albany, ate at Pizza Hut and shopped before returning home. They also visited Chewalla Cemetery and placed flowers on the gravesite of Jimmie Hart.
Emory Independent Methodist Church in Watson will have their annual fish fry to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 8, starting at 4:30 p.m. There will also be home-baked desserts and a music group will perform. Live and silent auctions will be held with all proceeds from the evening going to St. Jude’s.
Ole Miss basketball player Kenyotta Jenkins, a Potts Camp native, scored the last two points in an exciting game against Mississippi State last Thursday night to win the game 87-85. With 0.8 seconds on the overtime clock, she scored with a rebound off another player’s miss. I have heard several people mention what an exciting game it was and how very proud they were for Kenyotta.
Happy birthday to: Tommy Howell and Jeanette Stone (Jan. 30), Betty Alderson and Shirley Smith (Jan. 31), Jimmy Gilliam and Jason Stacks (Feb. 2), Frank Myles Syms (Feb. 5), Blake Thompson (Feb. 6).
Special get well wishes are sent to my former neighbor, Faye Turpen, who is on the sick list. Get well soon, Mrs. Turpen!
Prayer list: Louise Akins, Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Billy Cline, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Terri Kitchens, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Wesley Poole, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Faye Turpen, Cooper Vaughn, and Gloria Vaughn.
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