Thursday, February 27, 2014
Potts Camp News
Registration for spring and summer sports March 1
“And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:16-17.
Congratulations to Ryan and Stephanie Sumrall Given on the birth of a son, Josiah Brooks Given, born Monday, Feb. 17, at Baptist Hospital in New Albany, weighing 9 pounds and 11 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Sue Sumrall and paternal grandparents are Mickey and Phyllis Given. He also has a sister, Jolie, and brother, George Henry to welcome him into the family.
The Potts Camp High School Mock Trial team will travel to Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 27, for state competitions on Feb. 28 and March 1. We wish them success in their competitions.
Registration has begun for this season’s youth T-ball, softball and baseball, according to members of the Potts Camp Sports Association. The last date to turn in registration forms will be Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Potts Camp Fire Station. Registration fees will be $45 for the first child, $35 for second child and $20 for each additional child. The registration fee does not include a uniform.
Carol Lynn Gurley attended a birthday party in Germantown, Tenn., on Saturday, Feb. 22, for her granddaughter, Madelyn Rose Hodges, daughter of Mike and Heather Hodges. Madelyn Rose turned one year old on Feb. 19. Also attending was great-grandmother Jean King and husband, Robert.
Congratulations to all winners in the Valentine Pageant that was held Saturday evening at the Potts Camp High School auditorium with Alan Shaw as emcee. As I do not have complete names of winners, those will be included in next week’s column.
Robert Kimbrough has a new blue’s CD that will be coming out no later than April of this year. The title is “It’s Your World” and includes 10 songs. He and his band held a recording session at his home last year.
Rev. Milton Winter will be guest speaker at the Friends of the Library meeting on Tue., March 4, at the Marshall County Library in Holly Springs. He will talk about his new book. The business session begins at 11 a.m. with the program at 11:30 a.m. This will be a very interesting program and everyone is invited to attend.
Mitch Stone presented the special music at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Benton County on Sunday night.
Billie Cooper, Phyllis Given, Lisa Vaughn, Kayla Cooper, Jolie Given, Kelly Clifton, Pam Hall, and Edith Hall traveled to Linden, Ala.,on Sunday afternoon to attend a wedding shower for Billie’s granddaughter, Mallory Hall.
Jay, Roxanne, Christopher, Jayne, and Brendan Rowland traveled to Jackson on Saturday to attend the birthday party of Roxanne’s niece, Emily Nichols. The party was held at Build-A-Bear. Jayne stayed over for the night with cousins Mikayla and Emily Nichols and returned home Sunday afternoon with her grandfather, Mark Savage.
A benefit fish fry and auction will be held for Gayle and Jimmy Ash, Saturday, March 8, at First Baptist Church in Potts Camp beginning at 5 p.m. Make plans to attend.
According to my niece Halley Holtzlander, Candis Kirk held a very successful book signing to promote her children’s book, “Vera’s Perfect Kitten” at In Bloom, in New Albany, last Saturday morning. If you would like to purchase a signed copy of her book, there will be a book signing next Tuesday, March 4, at Connie’s Flowers in Holly Springs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. There will be door prizes and snacks. Come and join the fun and celebrate reading!
Congratulations to Marshall Academy Patriots who are the North A Tournament basketball champions, and also to the M.A. Lady Patriots as the North A Tournament Runners-Up. Audrey Poole, granddaughter of Doris and Arthur Poole of this community, and daughter of Kyle and Melanie Poole of Red Banks, plays on the Lady Patriots team. Also, another player, Hailey McMinn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jody McMinn and the granddaughter of Danny Morris and the late Janice Morris, also of Potts Camp.
Jeanette Stone and I attended a DAR meeting as guests of Suzy W. Stilwell last Saturday. The annual meeting and luncheon was held at the antebellum home of Diane Greer in Holly Springs. Guest speaker was the Right Rev. Bruce McMillan of Christ Episcopal Church, who spoke on the Sons of the American Revolution. Regent Dee Whisenant recognized Kristen Lusby, M.A. senior, as the DAR Good Citizenship Award recipient of the year by the Holly Springs Chapter and read her long list of accomplishments from ninth grade until the present.
Mitch Stone joined members of the North MS Cruisers Car Club in Holly Springs on Saturday to display their classics and to meet at JB’s on the Square for lunch. Based out of Tupelo, the club has over 125 families involved. The cruise on Saturday was just an opportunity for a few members to take advantage of a pretty day and cruise in their classics, according to spokesman Allen McDaniel. They will be at the Fulton drag strip on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. He said they also have a website.
Dates to remember:
Second Saturday night singing at Winborn United Methodist Church, March 8 at 5 p.m. featuring The Pounders singing group.
The Marshall County Genealogical Society will resume meetings on Saturday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m. after their winter break.
Daylight Saving Time will begin March 9.
Happy Birthday to the following: Justin Dewberry (Feb. 27), Billy Joe Jarrett and Denise Gurley Wilson (Feb. 28), Karlie Pipkin (Feb. 29), Eli Clarkson, Cody Gadd, and Louise Whisenant (March 1), Wilma Bolden and Sherry Colhoun (Mar. 3), Mary Minor and Robert Shaw (Mar. 4), Evie Ferguson and Laverne Provost (Mar. 5), Patrick Goode and Deanna Alderson Waugh (Mar. 6).
Prayer list: Gayle Ash, Tom and Shirley Bready, Adam Burge, Steve Culver, Coy DeBerry, Jody Edwards, 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, Faye and Pam Sparks, Bit Stanton, Billy Joe Tomlinson, Cooper Vaughn, Gloria Vaughn, James and Della Rose Williams.
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