Thursday, February 13, 2014
Potts Camp News
Congratulations to Kyle and Megan Childers on birth of baby girl
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Psalm 28:7
The benefit fish fry for Bit Stanton at First Baptist Church in town on Saturday night was a big success. The money raised will help on medical bills incurred during his recent illness and surgery.
Congratulations to Henry and Sue (Ash) Burchette of Tupelo who celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Feb. 4. May you have many more wonderful years together!
Congratulations to Kyle and Megan Childers on the birth of a daughter, Lena Renae, who was born Thursday, Jan. 30, at Germantown Methodist Hospital. Weighing nine pounds and 2 ounces, she was 20 and one-fourth inches long at birth. She is welcomed by maternal grandparents Shawn and Tammie Anderson, paternal grandparents Jerry “Huck” and Lisa Childers, and great-grandparents Ellen Lovelady, Genevieve C. Abby, Ronnie and Barbara Fowler, and Cecil and Geraldine Hoskins.
Note: Kyle is also the grandson of the late Thelma Childers, sister of our mother, Mary Lois Gurley. And, it is a pleasure to have this young family living on our street.
I received a call from an aunt in Osceola, Ark., last Wednesday. She said that after the freezing rain the day before (Feb. 4), the sun was shining, causing the ice hanging on the trees to really glisten. “It is a beautiful sight on my street,” she said. I have never seen it like this before.”
Former pastor of First Baptist Church in Potts Camp, Rev. Joe Epting of New Albany, was supply pastor for both services at First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat this past Sunday.
Amanda, Kevin, Ava Jo and Addi McClure enjoyed a Disney cruise from Monday, Feb. 3, until Friday, Feb. 7. They all had a wonderful time.
Kenneth and Lane Savage of Florida were recent visitors of Marion and Betty Askew, Faye Turpen, Pam and Jean Sparks.
Sympathy is extended to the family of Robert William “Bob” Anderson who passed away Friday, Feb. 7. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Bethlehem with burial in the church cemetery.
GAs from the Marshall Baptist Association enjoyed a retreat at Wall Doxey State Park from Friday night, Feb. 7, until Saturday afternoon, Feb. 8. Thirty GAs from grades 3-6, and approximately 20 directors, leaders, etc. were in attendance. Six churches were represented. They enjoyed a variety of activities, Bible study, crafts, etc. A picture and cutline will appear in another part of this paper or in a later issue.
Potts Camp School is proud to have a band for the first time. They performed at the basketball game against Coahoma AHS for the first time on Friday night. Band director Luke Ratcliff said there are 30 students from grades 7-12 in his class. They were amazing and have learned so much in such a short time! It was exciting to hear them play. Ratcliff came to PCHS from Kosciusko Middle School. The band is a wonderful addition to the school.
The Potts Camp Show Choir, under the direction of Luke Ratcliff, Candis Kirk, and Leigh Ann Sanderson, did a marvelous job of singing the National Anthem prior to Friday night’s basketball game.
Other school news: Principal Noah Hamilton said that the school’s advanced placement government classes will be going to Jackson to visit the Legislature the first week in March. Also, senior night will be observed Friday night, Feb. 14, at the home game against Myrtle. And, the Mock Trial Team will travel to Jackson later this month for state competition.
I think the snow pleased several people when they awoke on Saturday morning. For sure, David Fuller enjoyed it, even though it was not very deep. However, he did create a very good snowman that sported an Ole Miss scarf and a Potts Camp cap.
Congratulations to Candis Kirk, who has written a cute little book about her daughter, Vera, and the perfect kitten. Book signings will be held at In Bloom in New Albany on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. There will be another signing at Connie’s Flowers in Holly Springs with the date and time to be announced later.
The Master’s Quartet sang at the second Saturday night singing at Winborn United Methodist Church on Saturday night. Mitch Stone also sang a couple of songs during the evening. Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal afterwards.
A hamburger party was held at the home of Kym Gurley Morris on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9, to celebrate the birthday of grandson Frank Myles Syms who turned on Feb. 5. It was also a birthday celebration for his great-grandfather, Edward Gurley, who would have celebrated his 75th birthday on this day. Others attending were his mother, Nikki Syms; brothers, Davy and Sandler; uncle Shade White and his fianceť Courtney Petrowski; aunt Jennah Morris; grandmother Carol Gurley; great-aunts Joan Gurley and myself; and Chuck and Ty Wilkerson. Chuck cooked some delicious burgers!
Tatum Freeman of Oxford was guest speaker at the Friends of the Library meeting in Holly Springs on Tuesday, Feb. 4. As a staff member of Catch-A-Dream, she serves in the area of Family Relations. CAD is based out of Starkville and serves children, with a life-threatening disease, up to the age of 18 from the United States and Canada. CAD was organized in 2000 and to date has sent almost 500 children on their outdoor hunting and/or fishing dream trip. “The trips are geared toward the family with the entire family being together on this experience. A Christian organization, the trips are all about giving the children a little bit of hope when they feel like they don’t have hope any longer.” she said.
“With prayer and God’s support we are able to make the child’s dream come through,” Freeman said in closing. To learn more about Catch-A-Dream and how you might be of support, contact www.catchadream.org.
Happy Birthday to: Pauline Cardwell (Feb. 12), Terri Kitchens (Feb. 14), Makaliah Luther (Feb. 16), Susie Hill and Joe Mills (Feb. 19).
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, Doyle and Linda Jones, Troy Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Faye and Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Cooper Vaughn, Gloria Vaughn, and Jamie Woods.
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