Thursday, February 20, 2014
Potts Camp News
First Baptist Church sponsors food drive
God’s word says, “…but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45.
Sympathy is extended to the families of Don Jamieson and Joann Holmes in their recent deaths.
Members of the youth department of First Baptist Church sponsored an adult Valentine banquet on Thursday night, Feb. 13, in their fellowship hall. The meal included spaghetti with all the trimmings, along with dessert, and was served by the youth of the church. There was a large attendance. Youth leaders are Daniel and Nikki Minor. Rev. Paul Hicks brought a short devotion and everyone had a wonderful time.
In visiting with Lamar and Mabel Day over the telephone recently, Lamar said he had a wonderful birthday on Feb. 9. They attended church services at Amaziah Baptist that morning, and enjoyed an early birthday celebration with their children and grandchildren the weekend before this special day.
Michael Clark and Bryson Simpson of Channel 5 News were in town on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to see how Marshall County residents were handling the weather conditions. That morning a large FedEx truck had crashed on Tippah River Bridge due to icing. The day before, traffic was at a standstill traveling west on Holly Springs between Potts Camp and Lake Center, due to trucks not being able to get up a rise in the highway. Traffic on Highway 78 was stopped for an hour or so, according to news reports, due to ice and snow. It was nice to visit with them for a bit and they did interview some residents earlier in the day for their news report.
A Valentine banquet was held at the Potts Camp Church of Christ on Saturday evening, Feb. 15, in the fellowship hall. An estimated crowd of 60 were in attendance, and enjoyed a meal of steaks and baked potatoes, along with other items. Brandon Elliott of Booneville was guest speaker and his message was on “Love.” Eight members from the Booneville Church of Christ also came to sing.
Senior night was held at the Potts Camp versus Myrtle basketball game on Friday night, Feb. 14, following the Lady Cardinals game. Seniors and their families recognized were: Hayley Davis, Jachristian Davis, David Lester, Jessica Peterson, and Alea Smith.
It was great to see Bill and Terri Kitchens of New Albany at the basketball game last Friday night. On Saturday morning they joined Chuck and Charlotte Underwood for breakfast with their parents, Lamar and Mable Day.
The documentary of the work of Holley Muraco: Two Tonne Tusker, has been nominated Best Natural History and Best Editing in the RTS West awards. She stated on Facebook how delighted they were to receive this exciting news on their work with walruses. Congratulations to Holley and her team. Narrating the film is Geoffrey Palmer, of the British romantic sitcom, “As Time Goes By.”
Mary Reid Elementary students are sponsoring the sale of Classic Cookie Products. Proceeds from this sale will go towards mini laptop computers. Please help make this fundraiser successful for the school. Sale ends Monday, March 3.
First Baptist Church in Potts Camp is sponsoring a “food drive” for Troy and Lucille Leopard who are both on the sick list and not able to go out for groceries. They are in need of any kind of food or staples. For additional information contact Mary Fowler or Janice Canerdy.
Reminder: Book signing by Candis Kirk, Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. Location: In Bloom, New Albany. She also plans to have a signing at a later date at Connie’s Flowers in Holly Springs.
Margaret Hart called to say she is receiving lots of pleasure watching the many bluebirds that she has seen since the first week in February.
Christopher Rowland attended the Monster Jam Truck Show at the Fed Ex Forum in Memphis last Friday night with his grandfather Mark Savage.
Jay Rowland and family enjoyed an ice skating outing with Salem Baptist Church youth on Saturday at the Memphis Ice House in Olive Branch.
I received several Valentine’s Day cards and want to say “thank you” to those who sent them. It made the day very special.
Sunday afternoon was an enjoyable time at my house. Several family members came throughout the afternoon and we all had a good time visiting and eating homemade soup with cornbread.
Happy Birthday to the following: Brantley Harris (Feb. 21), Jackie Luther, Dylan Rhyder and Ava Smith, (Feb. 22), Lois Swaney-Shipp (Feb. 23), Jacob Gadd, Frances Leopard, and Megan Watkins (Feb. 25), Terri Rhew Jackson (Feb. 26), Justin Dewberry (Feb. 27).
Prayer list: Louise Akins, Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Jerry Coates, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Talmadge and Marie Edwards, Taylor and Tucker Goode, Inez Jarrett, Doyle and Linda Jones, Troy and Lucille Leopard, Elizabeth Morris, Wade Murphy, Junior Overall, Gladys Rhynes, Larry Robbins, David Rooker, Sue Rowland, Faye and Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Cooper Vaughn, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams, and Jamie Woods.
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