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Volume LVII No. 4 Winter 2012 In this Issue: Making the Team

Edwards Receives Honor

Andy Jones Schoarship

Champions for Children

French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.

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Making the Team

By Sylvia Dickson

I can hear the chant across the campus, Go, Panthers. We’re Number 1. The football team has had a stellar year, as well as our cross country team. We are winners on the field and on the track. Those who are not actually carrying the ball or running are cheering as if the game depends on them. Each person plays a part in the team’s success. Coaching So, here we are— French Camp Academy with our team together and in training. Each young person fills an important spot. Each brings special skills and talents as well as needs and fears. As we coach and train, we equip them to stand their ground and plunge ahead to the goal line.

Standing their ground Young people generally come to FCA because they are struggling through some type of difficulty. They have been tossed from one family member to another, sent to multiple schools, medicated, and/or pushed aside. With all of this working against them, it’s no wonder they are unstable, confused, down on themselves and wanting to give up. How do we help them? Stability requires discipline, confidence, clarity and perseverance. French Camp Academy gives them safety and security as they learn how to hurdle over obstacles from their past. Some arrive ready to race forward; others need a firm foundation. Discipline is a huge component to training, whether on the track, in school or in life. God’s word tells us, No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:11). We want great things for our students so we help them learn self control by setting a schedule for them, requiring follow through on

projects and promises, and continually teaching them to live by godly principles. Being successful in these small things helps them gain confidence. They finish an assignment well and they get a good grade. They finish a task well and they get praise and a good reputation. They learn a new skill and they have a greater sense of value. They listen to a sermon or devotional and they gain clarity and understanding. They fall down and they have people around them to help them get up and go again which develops perseverance.

Plunging ahead

times and bad times. But when they leave FCA the way for living a healthy life has been handed to them. God’s word is primary in training them to stand firm and plunge ahead. It prepares them for day to day living, gives them security and offers them firm guidance on running their race.

And the Winner Is… The race is on. The dorms are full, classrooms are churning, sports teams are competing, choirs are singing, and young people are finding out where they fit. Some of them like being here and others do not want to be here. But we know they are here because God wants them here. And the staff—we are here because God wants us here.

Learning to stand firm is essential to the next step. What about you? Each of God’s children are called When they are ready, they plunge ahead. They are to love Christ and love one another. What does that prepared to face the future which will include good look like to you? Every day we are called on to run the race; therefore…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1). Let’s join together through prayer and service and encourage each other to…run in such a way as to get the prize (I Corinthians 9:24). u

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President’s Perspective

French Camp TODAY

Misplaced Something? Recently Lance (FCA VP of Development) and I were scheduled to fly to the DC area. We had our travel times down to the minute when we received word that our flight had been delayed for at least an hour. This was welcome news, as it meant we would have more time to be at home with our families. Little did we know, within the next hour, the flight was back on its original time. We had to hustle to make it to the airport from French Camp. When we got to the airport, we frantically dropped our luggage and I headed to park the car. I ran hard from the parking lot to the terminal only to discover at the security check point that I did not have my wallet. Shoot! As I quickly went through my pockets with no success, my hopes began to crumble as these thoughts came running through my mind: here we are…made it all this way through all these obstacles … and no wallet. My hope was fading quickly. There was one place left to check—my sport coat pocket. Ta da! There it was. I verbally let out a big “thank you, Jesus,” in front of all the security folks and we boarded the plane with two minutes to spare. Shewwww!! God’s been teaching me lately about misplacing things. We all have done it—a wallet, a set of car keys, a purse; but, lately God has been teaching me about something more important—misplaced hope. As humans, we tend to do that, don’t we? We place our hope in the latest gadget, new business deal, politics, sports teams, degrees, positions and sometimes, we even place our hope in other people.

If you are not sure in what or where you are placing your hope, here is a test that may help you. Think about the last time you were disappointed in something or someone. How much heart ache or disappointment did you experience? It may be equal to the amount of hope you had placed in that circumstance or person. The Bible tells us in Romans 5 that the hope we place in God is unwavering and never changes. Hope in God is much different than day to day issues that change as fast as flight schedules. Why does it never change? It is a hope placed in the finished and completed work of Jesus. Christ can offer us a true and living hope because of Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection. The hopes we have here on earth are temporal; the hope Jesus gives all who come to him is eternal. It is the hope of Heaven!

All of us at French Camp wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and pray that you will rest in the greatest gift of all—the hope of Jesus. French Camp—a place where hope not only lives, but calls out to those in need of it.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:1-5 ESV)

P.S. If you are fortunate enough to have some leftovers after shopping, please remember our dear young ones here at French Camp. It may be the best gift you give.

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God tells us in his Word where our hope needs to be, in Him.

As we celebrate the season of Jesus’ birth into the world, let us all ask ourselves these questions: Where is our hope? Will it stand the test of eternity?

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Mission Statement French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.

Reporting in French Camp TODAY is intended to inform readers of the life and work of French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school serving young people and their families for the glory of God. French Camp Academy is accredited by the State Department of Education, Jackson, MS. We desire to hear from you. Please direct correspondence to Lance Ragsdale, Director of Development.

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES John H. (Bo) Bowen III.............................Jackson Thomas H. Bowen, Jr................................Jackson H. Donald Brock..................................Greenwood Dave Fair.................................................... Oxford Glenn Galey......................................... Hattiesburg Ed Gove, Jr......................................... Brookhaven Toxey Hall III, Chairman........................... Canton G. Carey Hauenstein.................................... Laurel Carson Hughes, Vice Chairman................Jackson Scott Kiewit................................................. Laurel Lee Lampton..............................................Jackson John Lynch......................................... Brookhaven Tommy Peaster, Vice Chairman.................... Flora Hugh Potts, Jr. ......................................Kosciusko John Sumner.............................................. Winona Andy Wells ............................................ Memphis

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Running the Distance: Andrew Jones Endowed Scholarship By Sylvia Dickson

When Dr. Andrew Jones goes home to glory, he will leave a gift to French Camp Academy that will keep on giving into the future. An endowed scholarship fund benefitting needy students at French Camp Academy will be established through his IRA and proceeds from his estate.

Andy invested several years of his career as an educator/administrator at FCA. During 1952-53 and 1955-57, he taught anything from social studies to typing, and served as principal under Billy Thompson, FCA superintendent and Sam Patterson, president. Some of the other places his career took him were MSCW/MUW and Delta State University.

Dr. Andy Jones is the newest member inducted into the Sam Patterson Society. Andy is a member of the FCA class of 1949. He This society is made up of individuals who have made provision for the acadis the son of Clint and Irene Peeler Jones of the emy’s ministry in their estate, wills or trusts. As he invested in the past, his gift Berea community. Dr. Jones graduated from Mis- that establishes the Andrew Jones Endowed Scholarship secures an investment sissippi College, received his master’s degree at in many future generations. u Mississippi Southern (now USM), and the University of Mississippi granted him a doctorate in School Supervision.

Planning Now for the Future

As French Camp Academy addresses future challenges, your generosity will make all the difference in our ministry to young people. That’s why we seek your support through planned giving. By partnering together we believe our stewardship of God’s resources will multiply. We want to make certain that you benefit from making a gift to us, just like Dr. Jones. Benefits come in the form of possible current income tax deductions, avoidance of long-term capital gains tax, increase in income and effective rate of return, and a reduction in estate and gift taxes. Through planned giving, you have the knowledge you’ve made a difference in the lives of young people and are able to improve your financial and tax position, in many cases, right away. We recommend that you obtain the council and wisdom of a professional financial advisor who specializes in gift and estate planning. There are many ways that your sacrificial giving can blend with your own financial needs and tax planning. u

Sam Patterson Society

French Camp Academy has created the Sam Patterson Society, to honor those who so faithfully support this ministry. It is to the memory of Mr. Pat’s dedication and selfless service to the work of building God’s kingdom that FCA established this society. Mr. Pat served French Camp Academy as president from 1950-67, and has been credited by many as God’s instrument to save the school from closing. Members of the Sam Patterson Society share in the unique privilege of knowing their legacy of supporting the important work of French Camp will continue long after they are gone. This society is made up of individuals who have made provision for the academy’s ministry in their estate, wills or trusts. Contact FCA For information on legacy giving and the Sam Patterson Society, contact Bill Adams, Director of Planned Giving at French Camp Academy, at (662) 547-9464 or email Bill will be happy to work with you or your advisors to help plan for your future. Bill spent over 30 years working at French Camp as Vice President of Finance, and prior to being called was involved in the banking industry. u

…put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. (Ephesians 6: 13-15)

Board Member Glenn Galey Glenn Galey of Hattiesburg, MS has been an active member of the French Camp Academy Board of Trustees since 1995. He serves on the Home and School Committee, and the Audit & Investment Committee. Mr. Galey received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi, is a certified Insurance Counselor and Chartered Life Underwriter. He works with South Group Insurance Services, is on the Trustmark Hattiesburg Advisory Board, Asbury Foundation Board, and Baptist Medical & Dental Missions International

Board. He also teaches Sunday school and loves serving on short term mission trips. He and his wife, Gayle, worship at First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg. They have 2 sons, Roman & Ryan. His enthusiasm, desire to see young people grow in Christ and love for the ministry of French Camp Academy is appreciated by so many of us who know Mr. Galey personally. u

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Edwards Receives Award By Sylvia Dickson

While those of us at FCA were hobnobbing at Harvest Festival on October 13, Belhaven University in Jackson, MS was holding its annual Homecoming. The item that caught our attention was their selection for the Alumnus of the Year Award.: FCA President, F. Stewart Edwards, Jr.

Stewart and Rebecca married in December 1996, and moved into a suite in a freshman boys’ dorm where Stewart was the Resident Director. The next year he became Director of Student Life at Belhaven.

Finding French Camp During his tenure at Covenant, one of the members, Stuart Irby, invited him to a luncheon where Ed Williford and Rich Cannon of French Camp Academy were speaking. This was Stewart’s first introduction to the mission of FCA.

Each year this award is given to a graduate who has brought distinction to his or herself and to his/her alma mater through outstanding service to the community, As youth director he had brought groups to the Camp of the Rising Son for to state, to nation; or through creativity in their chosen career field. Stewart also weekend retreats. I drove through campus to the lake and didn’t have a clue about received the Young Alumnus of the Year award in 2002. what all was going on here. All I knew about was the camp area.


In 1999, Ed Williford approached him about coming to work at FCA as the AsStewart Edwards, an only child, was born to Frank and Janie Edwards of sociate Director of Development. He and Rebecca visited campus three times Gulfport, MS. His mother taught first grade and his father ran his own sand before being certain that this was God’s calling to them. They arrived, bringing and gravel business. They were active members of Westminster Presbyterian with them their servants’ hearts, strength of character, and diligent work ethic. Church. Edwards said, I grew up in a Christian home and always felt close to God. In 2003, members of the FCA Board of Trustees approached Edwards about a Two of his childhood loves were scouting and baseball. His coaches and scout new challenge, that of President of French Camp Academy. His first reaction leaders, along with his church youth director invested much time in him. He was a firm, no. However, following weeks of prayer, scripture study and godly became an Eagle Scout and walked on the Belhaven baseball team, playing dur- guidance from others, Stewart was convinced this was God’s plan and he acing his sophomore year. cepted the challenge.

The Belhaven Years Edwards’ decision to attend Belhaven was influenced by his mother, who also attended Belhaven, and the time he had spent on campus for youth camps and summer Bible conferences.

The hallmark of his service at FCA to this point is in putting together the Team for Strategic Planning. He stated, It is bearing fruit in defining core values, FCA’s role with the church, missions, student life, instituting Christian Worldview classes, and expressing the love of Christ.

He graduated from Belhaven in 1992 with a major in Christian Ministries and Speaking Life a minor in Bible. His leading from God at that time was into youth ministry God equips us to do what he calls us to do. Edwards sees that in his where he could influence others as his youth director had influenced him. life through being an only child While a BU student, Edwards served as vice-president and president of the and learning to be comfortable in student body, was voted a class favorite, involved with the student mission fel- his own skin, a godly home, Chrislowship, and received the Christian Ministries Award. tian mentors from church to sports to scouting, leadership roles at Belhaven and a godly wife from a ministry oriented family. Career…Choices During his senior year at BU, Edwards was hired as the part-time youth Director at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS. Following graduation he became full-time and served there for 5 ½ years. During this time he also took classes at Reformed Theological Seminary, was an RD at Belhaven, and married Rebecca Holman. He and Rebecca are now parents of a son, Holman, age 11, and a daughter, Dabney, age 9. Stewart gives credit to all those who have gone before him and now surround him: parents, scout masters, youth directors, coaches, teachers and peers. Joe Martin at Belhaven was instrumental in developing Stewart’s interest in missions through a mission trip to Brazil in 1990. Al Chestnut encouraged him to give up marine biology and refocus his career choice.

These and many more were speaking life to him. Edwards said this about the award from Belhaven: It is a testimony of God’s grace in my life through people who invested in me…in speaking life into my life. The Mission Statement for French Camp Academy is to serve young people and their families for the glory of God. Stewart Edwards exemplifies this mission day by day, week by week, from one challenge to another. He speaks life and serves others wherever he goes. u

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Honor Gifts

Honor gifts show appreciation to a living person­–such as teachers, pastors, parents, etc., while helping students at FCA. To make an Honor Gift, you may use the form/envelope provided, designating the type of gift you are making. The honoree will be notified of your thoughtfulness. Amounts of gifts are never divulged.

July ANDING, REV. AND MRS. BOB, Florence, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley BARRANCO, MR. AND MRS. JOHNNY, Jackson, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley BENEDICT, QUENTIN AND LUELLA, Hattiesburg, MS Mr. Marshall C. Smith, Jr. BOWDEN, ESTELLE, McHenry, MS Mrs. Emily Biggers CURTIS, MISS NITA, French Camp, MS Mr. Charles Timothy Curtis DAVIS, MRS. WALTER, Burlington, NC Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley DUKES, MR. AND MRS. LEE, Carmel, IN Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley FAUST, DR. AND MRS. JOHN M., Hattiesburg, MS Mr. Marshall C. Smith, Jr. FLYNT, HANNES, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt GIBSON, MR. AND MRS. FREDDIE, Judsonia, AR Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley HILL, MRS. YONA, Saucier, MS Mrs. Estelle Bowden HUGHES, CARSON & KAY Mrs. Sybil R. Canon Dr. and Mrs. Howard H. Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Fred R. Flinn Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. McBride, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Armin J. Moeller, Jr. Northwest MS Community College Mr. James A. Torrey, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Davis Love Fair, III Mr. and Mrs. M. Lynn Adkins JENNINGS, MRS. MARY Dr. A. Fred Hodges, O. D.


LOVE, DAVID, Raymond, MS Mr. and Mrs. A. Charles Tanner MANGUM, JR., J. W., Hattiesburg, MS Mr. and Mrs. T. Roscoe Hearon, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn M. Mangum MCCREEDY, BILL AND CAROL ANN, McHenry, MS Mrs. Estelle Bowden MCREYNOLDS, BOBBY AND LISA Mr. and Mrs. Hembree Brandon MIDDLETON, KOLLY Mrs. Lynn M. Garner SNYDER, MRS. MARY ANN, Flowood, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley


BALL, MR. AND MRS. BILLY, Indian Springs, AL Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ball, Jr. BALL, MR. AND MRS. RUSTY, Pensacola, FL Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ball, Jr. BARLOW, SCOTT, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rich BELK, JOHNNY AND ELIZABETH, Ethel, MS Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westbrook Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Heilbronner BETTS, SHIRELL, Morton, MS Ross & Betts, LLC CARROLL, MRS. MAUDE Dr. and Mrs. James M. Baird CHANDLER, MR. WALTER, Okolona, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley COCKRELL, MR. AND MRS. CHAD, Jackson, MS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley DICKSON, SAM, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rich FRERER, JIM, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. Hugh S. Potts, Jr.

HEIMENDINGER, MRS. HENRY, Overland Park, KS Mrs. Dorothy Davis Miley HUGHES, CARSON AND KAY, Brandon, MS Dr. and Mrs. James M. Baird Mr. Thomas H. Bowen, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Chamblee Ms. Josee S. Gavin Mr. and Mrs. John Gwaltney Mr. and Mrs. Ellis T. Hart Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Kraskin Mr. and Mrs. Trent Lott Mr. and Mrs. John M. McCullough Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Mayes McGehee Mr. A. T. Williams Dr. and Mrs. G. Boyd Shaw JAYROE, MRS. LEE AUDIS, Louisville, MS Mrs. Margaret Quinn KEELER, REV. AND MRS. STEVE, Beaufort, SC Mr. and Mrs. James W. Crook KIEWIT, SCOTT, Laurel, MS Mrs. Marvel P. Kiewit MCAFEE, MR. JEFF, Demopolis, AL Mr. Lee G. Fuller MINCHER, LARRY, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rich MURPHREE, PEGGY Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cochran QUINN, TOWNES Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quinn, Jr. ROWELL, MR. AND MRS. JIM, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ball, Jr. SCHLOSSER, DAVID AND ELLEN, Greensboro, NC Kingsley Inc. STEVENS, W. H., Forest, MS Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rogers SWITTENBERG, MRS. R. R. (ALICE), Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Mary Ann White Maddux

WHITWER, REV. AND MRS. BILL, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. James W. Crook


ADAMS, BILL AND SHARON, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. C. Larry Vance ALFORD, DR. TIMOTHY J., Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Bishop ANGLE, ANN, University, MS Mr. and Mrs. Roger Simpson CHAIN, JR., DR. AND MRS. BELA J., Oxford, MS Max L. Waldrop DILLON, HAROLD AND DORIS, Meadville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Pearce DOZIER, MR. AND MRS. GERALD, Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lance Ragsdale GREENLEE, J. LANE, Winona, MS Ms. Jacqueline A. Bridges HALSEY, ANDY AND GRACE, Charleston, MS Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sayle HESTER, HEATHER, Taylorsville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jack Alexander HUGHES, CARSON AND KAY Mr. and Mrs. Warner Alford Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Carpenter Community Foundation of Greater Jackson KORNEGAY, CHACHI, Pleasant Gordon, NC Kingsley Inc. MCDANIEL, KEITH Mr. John D. Doty MILLER, RAY AND DAYTON, Lake Oswego, OR Dr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Ruben MOORE, DR. AND MRS. PAUL H., Pascagoula, MS Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bise, IV NUTT, BENNIE, Flora, MS Rev. and Mrs. Billy W. Stanford

Memorial Gifts

PURVIS, ROY, French Camp, MS Mr. Robert L. McClellan SENYARD, JAMIE Anonymous SOLIMINE, RACHEL Mr. Michael Solimine SONES, BUDDY, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Nutt STRINGER, MR. JOHN, Ridgeland, MS Mr. Lee G. Fuller SWAYZE GUTSALL, JAMES AND ELIZABETH Mrs. Ann Shipley THOMAS, DR. AND MRS. LAMAR, Birmingham, AL Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spires TOLLESON, FRED AND MARGIE Mrs. Mary Ruth Truesdale UTLEY, KEN AND LYN, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Utley WILLIAMS, JOEL AND SYLVIA, West Point, MS Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons

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e strive to answer memorials and notify relatives as quickly and accurately as possible after they are received. When you send in a memorial, please include the name of the deceased, the complete address of the person you wish notified and your complete address. Important: IF YOU DO NOT INCLUDE A NAME and ADDRESS OF A RELATIVE OR FRIEND OF THE DECEASED, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO NOTIFY ANYONE OF YOUR GIFT. Follow the same procedure for honor gifts. (A blank form and envelope appear in this issue.)

July ADAMS, SR., WILEY REBHUN Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun PLLC Mr. and Mrs. John F. Lewis ALLEN, CHARLES, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Graeber ANDERSON, ROBERT C. Mr. and Mrs. Grayson W. Anderson ANDREWS, MR. W. L. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster BAGLEY, WAYNE Mrs. Jeri Bagley BAILEY, ROBERT Mrs. Lorraine Bailey BAIRD, MRS. GENYTH Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Barrett BAKER, MERRILL SANDERS, Lumberton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray Fulton BARNES, DR. THOMAS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III BATTE, SR., JOHN E., Jackson, MS The Megginson Foundation BEARD, SUSANNE, Columbus, MS Mr. and Mrs. James A. Turner BECKHAM, WILBER LEE Mrs. Amelia Beckham BELL, MRS. DORIS, Durant, MS Mrs. Dorothy C. Blanton BENNETT, DELMAS D. AND WILLIE RUTH Mrs. June L. Clemons BERRYMAN, SR., RONALD EDGAR (TWITTY),  Guntown, MS Carnathan Law Office BISHOP, ELEANOR MECKLIN, Hernando, MS Mr. and Mrs. John P. Barber Mrs. Ruth R. Callicott Ms. Ella R. Emery Ms. Susie E. Mainord Mrs. Mary Lou L. Moore

Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Purvis Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Scott Mr. Robert A. Stark Mrs. Sally E. Stewart Mrs. Allene R. Prude Mrs. Geraldine G. Trobaugh Mr. and Mrs. James F. McCallen Mr. and Mrs. John W. Measells Mr. and Mrs. Charles David Mecklin, Jr. Mrs. Margaret M. Sutton BITTERMAN, CLIFF, Sebring, FL Mr. and Mrs. Lance Ragsdale BLAKE, REBECCA Mr. James E. Poole, Jr. BLOSSMAN, JOHN Mrs. Courtney Blossman BLOUNT, CHAN, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. George R. Day Mr. R. Fulton Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Toxey Hall, III BOLING, JONATHAN Mr. and Mrs. James S. Armstrong BONNER, MRS. HARRY, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Giles Bounds BORGOGNONI, JR., SAM Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Foster Legacy Wealth Management Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Stafford BOWMAN, JOSEPHINE AND FLOYD Mr. and Mrs. Lance Ragsdale BOYD, SONNY, Louisville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Suttle BRANUM, BETTY SUE SPANN Mr. and Mrs. Dick Farr BREAZEALE, MISSYE RHEE Mrs. Doris Brickell BRYANT, MR. PHILLIP D., Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith BUCHANAN, DR. DOUGLAS PRESCOTT Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Becker Mrs. Gisele Hansbrough

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Taylor The Elder Law Firm, LLC Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Henley Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lowther Mr. and Mrs. William Steve Owen, III Mrs. Pam Tatnall Miss Ann Benton Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Garraway Dr. and Mrs. William F. Sneed Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Watson BUCK, JUDGE AND MRS. HARVEY S. Mr. and Mrs. Thad Buck BURNHAM, BILL, Jackson, MS Mrs. Georgia L. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hays Dr. and Mrs. Clark Strange Ms. Sue S. Nowell BUTLER, JOE NEAL, Brentwood, TN Mr. and Mrs. Bobby J. Raines CADE, BETH Mr. and Mrs. Lewis S. Freedman CAIN, BECKY Golden China Restaurant of Flowood CAMPBELL, COLIN, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Graeber CARRUTHERS, JR., EWING Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Varney Mr. William P. Dulaney CARSON, THOMAS GORDON, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Thomas Scott Carson CARUTHERS, MR. CATLIN Mr. and Mrs. Randy White CAVETT, JR., DR. JAMES R., Jackson, MS Ms. Jean T. Brewer CHIQUELIN, WILLIAM PRINCE Mr. and Mrs. George A. Fountain CLARK, BILLY, Houston, MS Mrs. Jeannette Davis Houlka Presbyterian Church

Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Houser Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Scott, Sr. CLARK, MR. STEVE Mr. and Mrs. Al Owen COGGINS, SADIE AND HUBERT Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record COKER, ESTHER M. ARD Medical Clinic, PLLC COLEMAN, ERICA Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Anderson COLEMAN, HARRIS Ms. Susan F. Frasier Mr. and Mrs. Hank Hodges Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Jones Mrs. Charlotte Koch Ms. Shirley P. Sharkey Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hudnall COLEMAN, HARRIS AND JEAN Mr. and Mrs. James R. Hews COLEMAN, LILLIAN Mrs. Frances Stringer COOK, DR. TOM Mrs. Marilyn Johnson Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rose COPELAND, JR., DR. CLYDE Mrs. Elizabeth Wise Copeland CRAWFORD, ANNE J. Mrs. Roberta M. Sadler CROWDER, JEFF, French Camp, MS Mr. and Mrs. William M. Adams Mr. and Mrs. Terry Garlan Liddell Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Purvis Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Rose Mrs. Ernie Crowder Schenke DANIELS, SALLY JEAN Mr. and Mrs. Keith McIntyre Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Peeples DEWITT, KYLIE Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy F. Green Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster DICKERSON, SARANELL, Durant, MS

Mrs. Dorothy C. Blanton Ms. Betty Jo Chamness Mr. and Mrs. George C. Hand, Jr. DICKSON, JR., TOMMIE FLOWERS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Davidson DOBBINS, MR. SAM, Belzoni, MS Mrs. Marian S. Allen DUNCAN, EDWARD CLIFTON, Bessemer, AL Dr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Ruben FORREST, T. LEE, Vicksburg, MS Dr. and Mrs. Tom H. Mitchell FOWLER, FRANCES T. Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II FRAZIER, MRS. DELL Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Allen Neal FULCE, MRS. LAURIE Mr. and Mrs. George L. Hand GAFFORD, ROBERT V., Hohenwald, TN Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Ellison GIDDENS, JACK W., Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Eugene H. Allen GODWIN, LOUISE, Tupelo, MS Mr. Jim High GRAY, JR., LOYS A. Ms. Janet H. Fletcher GREENWOOD, ANN Mr. and Mrs. Larry W. Dykes GRICE, MR. AND MRS. VIRGIL Mrs. Lorraine Bailey HAGGARD, JOHN THOMAS, Louisville, MS Mrs. Margaret Quinn HAIRSTON, LUCILLE, Silver City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster Fred T. Neely & Company, CPA Mrs. Roma H. Askew Mrs. Virginia Walters HANKINS, JAMES, Greenwood, MS Mr. and Mrs. Pat Lewis HANS, DOT, PASCAGOULA, MS Mrs. Janie Hans Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy J. Milstead

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Something to Cheer About By Sylvia Dickson

The cheerleaders are perfecting their skills as they prepare for the MHSAA state cheer championship on Saturday, December 15th in the Jackson, MS Coliseum. The 15 member team will compete in the small varsity, non-tumbling category. The routine will be 2 ½ minutes long: 1 minute will incorporate cheers, signs, props and stunts; 1 ½ minutes will include music, dance, stunts and pyramids. Cheer coach, Tonya Barlow, is very excited about this opportunity. I believe this is our first competisince 2000, she said. We’ve got a great group of French Camp Academy: First in 1-A Cross Country Championship. tion girls on and off the field and I’m so proud of them. FCA placed number one in the MHSAA 1-A Division at the State Cross Country meet on Saturday, November Come support us at the competition. 10 at Choctaw Trails in Clinton, MS. Seventeen teams competed for the championship. Scores from the top 5 runners finishing for each team were compiled to recognize the top five teams in the state. Pictured from left French Camp will compete with 18 other to right: Joey Storment (overall 2nd place), Kazeto Lakok, Alex Perilloux, Coach Hugh Long, Michael Riley, schools. The semifinal round for FCA will be at 8:45 a.m. If they progress to the finals, those Kylan Hazelgrove, David Edwards, and Trevor Wilkerson (overall 1st place). u rounds are scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Check out this and other FCA sports events on the Facebook FCA Panther Nation page. u

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Panther Football Makes History By Sylvia Dickson

Not since 1993, when the FCA Panthers played against Smithville for the North Mississippi 1-A championship, has the air buzzed with so much excitement. On Friday night, November 23rd, the French Camp Panthers hosted the Shaw Hawks for a history making event: French Camp Academy won the North MS 1-A championship, dominating the Hawks with a win of 28-8. After a winning season of 9 and 2, the French Camp Panthers defeated the Coldwater Cougars, then Greenville St. Joe to progress to the North Mississippi 1-A semi-finals. A week after settling the North Championship, the Panthers met the Stringer Red Devils for the Mississippi State Championship. (Since we go to press be-

fore this game, check our Facebook pages and website for updates: GO BIG BLUE). John Todd Cates, assistant coach said, My expectations for the team have been high this year. Mostly, our defensive line has been returning players. We have a veteran quarterback, Jessie Hosket, and veteran running back, Jaylon Clemmons, leading the team, also. Going to the state championship is monumental for these guys and all of FCA. The team has great support from the community as evidenced by the tailgating in Panther Valley before home games, the fans that travel to the away games, and the Facebook pages kept up weekly with team information.u

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FCA staff, parents and students gather in the early morning to head out on a mission trip. For the past 4 years, FCA has taken a group to work with Beautiful Feet Ministries in Ft. Worth, TX during the Thanksgiving break. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told. (Luke 2:7-20)

Artwork by Kaley Edwards

A Favorite Christmas Tradition: filling shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse-Operation Christmas Child.

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Pictured above is the Jumbotron featuring FCA at a Mississippi State University football game. French Camp Academy was invited by Mississippi State University to sell programs at each home game, and receive a portion of the proceeds. This unexpected opportunity gave FCA staff and students a chance to work together to raise funds for dorm events and mission trips. Thanks, MSU!


FCA Presents To Kill a Mockingbird, February 8th & 9th Our FCA 2012 Homecoming Court is pictured above: Lucy Oakes, Freshman Maid; Chelsea McDaniel, Junior Maid; Elizabeth Blanks, Senior Maid; Kradeidra Cork, Homecoming Queen; Kendall Shows, Senior Maid; Hannah Moore, Junior Maid and Madison Blake, Sophomore Maid.

French Camp Academy is pleased to present To Kill a Mockingbird on Friday & Saturday, February 8th & 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the King Auditorium at FCA. The play, published by Dramatic Publishing, is by Christopher Sergel and based on the book by Harper Lee. When Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960, she was a struggling writer hoping for just a little recognition. One year after being published, it had been translated into ten languages and received The Pulitzer Prize. As of now, it has sold over 30 million copies and been translated into more than 40 languages. In 1962, Gregory Peck starred in the film version which won 3 Academy Awards. To Kill a Mockingbird is a story about truth, justice, courage and compassion. It will entertain you and give you pause. Set in the 1930’s in the small Alabama town of Maycomb, it reflects the prevailing attitudes of that society. Atticus Finch, one of the main characters, stands as a defender of truth as he defends a black man accused of a heinous crime. His children, Scout and Jem, as well as other town folks, move the story along, filling it with the everyday ins and outs of life. Atticus teaches his children to respect others saying, Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it you can’t understand him.

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Tickets will be $8.00 for adults and $3.00 for high school students and younger. Because of the intensity of some of the scenes, you may want to make other arrangements for younger children. For more information please contact Sylvia Dickson at sdickson@ or 662 547-6482. u

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Scenes for the Season—Christmas Display through December 26th Drive through the French Camp Historic District to view scenes depicting the birth of Christ to the Gifts of the Spirit. Scripture is combined with artwork in beautiful, lighted scenes.


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Your Source for Southern Gospel Music • 24 Hours a Day! WFCA is a 100,000-watt radio station reaching people in over 40 counties throughout central and north Mississippi on frequency 107.9 and around the world at To list an upcoming event email If you wish to advertise with us, call (662) 547-6414 or email Listen online at SPORTS FEATURES: broadcasting Mississippi State Football, Basketball, and Baseball East Mississippi Community College Football and French Camp Academy Football Mr. and Mrs. David Chastang Mr. and Mrs. Larry L. Long Mr. and Mrs. Roy H. Purvis Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spires Mr. and Mrs. James Carroll Wright HARTLEY, CINDI, Oxford, MS Max L. Waldrop HEMPHILL, LARRY, Louisville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Suttle HENDERSON, SARA BRANNING Mrs. Janet P. Henderson HENDRICK, JULIAN Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nichols HENDRIX, MR. TOM, Eupora, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Hart HENSON, DR. L. C. (JIM), Kilmichael, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Wray HERRINGTON, MRS. CLAY Mrs. Joyce B. Woods HINES, JEAN LANDING Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. HODGES, MICHELLE WALTERS, Grenada, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dubard Mr. and Mrs. Tim Liddell HOLDINESS, DR. GARY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Thomas H. Bowen, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Suttle HOLLINGSWORTH, JR., MR. & MRS. CAREY F.,  Birmingham, AL Dr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Ruben HOSKET, LIZ Mr. Brock Angle HOVAS, STEPHEN CONN Mrs. Janet Hovas JASPER, DR. MARTIN T., Mathiston, MS Mrs. Mary A. Jasper JOHN, BROTHER OF NITA JOE BAKER Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Johnson JOHNSON, LARRY Mrs. Martha Jo Patterson JONES, ZACK, Mendenhall, MS Mrs. Dorothy Hilton KELLUM, MR. STACY Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III KING, CHARLES, Kosciusko, MS Mr. Laston L. Webb Mrs. Lynn Wade Ms. Annie S. Wade KROEZE, DR. HERB Mr. and Mrs. John McIntyre, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Craig LAMMONS, MIKE Mr. and Mrs. Mike McGregor LAND, TREY, New Orleans, LA Mrs. Dorothy C. Blanton LEONARD, NEIL, Germantown, TN Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pritchard LESTER, MR. WILLIAM CROSBY, Inverness, MS Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III Mr. LeRoy Davenport LEVERETTE, MR. BOBBY Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hayward, Jr. LINK, MARTIN TURNER, Bentonia, MS Mrs. Nora Deen Link Maloy LIVINGSTON, JUDY, Louisville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Suttle LYNN, MIKE, Holly Springs, MS Guardian Termite and Pest Control, Inc. LYONS, JIMMY, Alabaster, AL Rev. and Mrs. Ben Wilkinson LYONS, MR. GENE, Grenada, MS Mr. and Mrs. Ward Brister MADDUX, DAVID Mrs. Mary Ann White Maddux MASON, ALLEME, Tupelo, MS Mr. Jim High MCBRAYER, ELIZABETH E. Mr. James H. McBrayer MCKINNEY, RUBY North Greenwood Baptist Church Agape Sunday School Class North Greenwood Baptist Church Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sumner Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Tompkins MCLAIN, HOWARD M. Mr. and Mrs. James F. McCallen MCMILLAN, RUBY LEE Mrs. Rosemary Poole MEENA, RAMONA Dr. Victor H. Meena MIDDLETON, THOMAS L. AND RICHARD L. Ms. Leslie M. Neal MINYARD, SUSIE BYRD Ms. Julian Watson MOFFATT, MARY (MRS. GARY) Mrs. Alliene Snell MOSES, DELL Ms. Virginia R. Cook MUKA, DEBBIE POPE Mrs. Peggy Clark

French Camp TODAY • winter 2012 • 11 NOBLES, FRANCES F., Hazlehurst, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II OUTLAW, MARY E. Mrs. Anita B. Johnson PEDROTTI, EUGENE J. Mrs. Angelina Griffin Kitchens PELLEGRINE, TENA Mr. Louis Pellegrine PHILLIPS, DR. TOM RHEA Mrs. Patricia S. Raulston Mr. Marshall C. Smith, Jr. PILKINGTON, JR., DR. JOHN J., Oxford, MS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Smith PITTMAN, MARGARET, Winona, MS Ms. Carol Bailey and Marge Muir Mr. and Mrs. Dewitt D. Branch Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hoover Mr. and Mrs. James Middleton Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Prewitt Ms. Christye G. Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Wormack E. Smith, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Sumner Mr. and Mrs. Travis Ward Dr. and Mrs. Gene Warren Mr. Thomas W. Tardy, III POTTS, MRS. Z. D., Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Guyton Mr. and Mrs. Bruce H. Johnson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Manderson, II Twentieth Century Club Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Cheek Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lowther Mrs. Andra T. Mooney RECORD, EDNA AND BILL Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Record RICK COX, MR., Durant, MS Mrs. Dorothy C. Blanton ROGERS, DR. GAINES MADISON, Cookeville, TN Dr. James William Rush ROGERS, RALPH, Paragould, AR Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Ellison SANDERS, MARGARET, Water Valley, MS Guardian Termite and Pest Control, Inc. SHACKELFORD, J. A., North Carrollton, MS Mrs. Mayfred Shackelford SHEFFIELD, BILL Mr. and Mrs. William Marlon Jennings SHEPPARD, ANN, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Mott, Jr. SMITH, CAROLYN ANN, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. SMITH, PAT, Louisville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Suttle SPELLMAN, MICHAEL Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hoover STAATS, MR. J. W. (JACK), Jackson, MD Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Foose Mrs. Virginia R. Campbell Mrs. James A. Miller Mrs. Beth McCullen STATHAM, ALLYNE Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Roberts STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. Hamilton Stevens STONE, BUBBA, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Marchetti STRAIN, BLANCHE REED, Tupelo, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II STRINGER, A. C. Rev. Margaret Suttle SULLIVAN, MAJORIE Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Bowden, Jr. TABB, JR., DR. & MRS. WILLIAM GRANVILLE,  Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II TAGGART, BRAD, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Marchetti TAYLOR, JAMES L. Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. TAYLOR, WILLIAM N., Laurel, MS Mrs. Betty Bailey TEMPLE, BETTY J., Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe O. Tubb THERREL, MRS. TOMMIE G., Meridian, MS Mr. and Mrs. Chester R. Wells THOMAS, DELPHIA SUE Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chesteen Thomas THOMASON, MRS. BOBBIE Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III THOMPSON, M. J. Mrs. Betty T. Thompson THORNTON, MS. BETTIE, West, MS Judge and Mrs. John C. Love, Jr. TOBERMANN, J. R. (BOB) Mr. and Mrs. Keith E. Davis Ms. Margaret A. Brimberry Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gilles Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gunn Physical Therapy of Mansfield LLC

TRAMMEL, KATHERINE Ms. Janet H. Fletcher TROTTER, JR., MR. W. C. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III Mrs. Doris Lea Maggio Mr. and Mrs. Dalton D. Ducrest UNDERWOOD, MARTHA VARNADO, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. King, II VAUGHN, MRS. LIZA JORDAN Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III VERUCCHI, RAY Mrs. Nell McClellan VICKERY, MRS. CLARIBEL, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dyer, III WALKER, GEORGE REA Mr. Joseph M. Simcox WALLACE, MRS. MARGARET, Florence, MS Mr. Hugh W. Downer WATSON, BILLY, Louisville, MS Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bernard Tabor, Jr. WEAVER, MRS. BANKS (JANE), Ackerman, MS Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Whitmire WEBB, KIM, Louisville, MS Dr. and Mrs. Samuel K. Suttle WEILENMAN, BETTYANN W. Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III WELCH, MRS. SARAH B., Birmingham, AL Dr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Ruben WETHINGTON, PATRICK, Saint Louis, MO Mr. Thomas Scott Carson WISELY, MRS. MARY Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Peaster WOODARD, MRS. ANNIE, Ridgeland, MS Mrs. Virginia R. Campbell WOODS, SMOKEY Mrs. Joyce B. Woods

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HICKMAN, WILL Mrs. Dewey C. Hickman HILSMAN, GRAY Mr. and Dr. Thomas Edward Guillot, Jr. HOLDINESS, DR. GARY, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Blanset, Jr. HOLLINGSWORTH, JR., MR. AND MRS. CAREY F. Dr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Ruben HUGHES, BAILEY Community Foundation of Greater Jackson HULL, III, SHERMAN CODY Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Saar

HUNTER, MRS. RUTH, Winona, MS Mr. and Mrs. Rufus K. Gardner JACKSON, GLEN, Philadelphia, MS Mrs. Marie W. Davis JASPER, DR. MARTIN T., Mathiston, MS Mrs. Mary A. Jasper JOHNSON, JIMMY, Nashville, TN Mr. and Mrs. David S. Warrington JONES, BERNARD, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lee Parker JONES, GIFFITH, Starkville, MS Mrs. William L. Parrott JONES, MR. WALKER, Madison, MS Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Foose Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Morton Mr. and Mrs. Nick Apostle Coach Harper Davis Mr. and Mrs. Bobby J. Raines JORDAN, FAY Miss Nelda Jordan JORDAN, PARKER WILLIAMS Mrs. Dorothy Dixon Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber KILBY, MRS. KATHERINE Mr. and Mrs. W. Talmadge McNair Mrs. Carolyn Clarke Stewart KIMBROUGH, KATHRYN Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fondren KING, MR. BRYAN Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III KING, JR., CHARLES Mr. and Mrs. Al Ray KINNABREW, MICHAEL, Durant, MS Mrs. Lynda B. Holder LAMPTON, KATHY Mrs. Eleanor Wasson Fielder Mrs. Polly Wells Montgomery Mrs. Virginia R. Campbell Mr. and Mrs. Joe O. Tubb Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III Mrs. Corinne H. Buehler Mr. Roy Turner LATHAM, JIMMY, Kilmichael, MS Mr. and Mrs. Jesse W. Kilgore LEFLORE, CHARLES LEWIS Mrs. Lomie Jean Jones LEONARD, W. C., Kosciusko, MS CZL, Incorporated LILLIE, JACK Mr. and Mrs. Michael Owen Tockey LINDSEY, CEDELLA, Smithville, MS Rev. and Mrs. Billy W. Stanford LONG, VELMA, Corinth, MS Mr. Leroy Worsham LONG, SR., REV. JAMES L. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Leonard Long MARTIN, NINA Mr. and Mrs. E. Maurice King, Jr. MASSEY, EDNA PRITCHETT Ms. Sandra Coleman MASSEY, MARY E., Goshen Springs, MS Ms. Patricia A. Spencer MAYO, JAMES CAL Ms. Sheryl Fox MCCULLEN, DAN Mr. and Mrs. R. Mark Watkins MCDOWELL, JIM Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Chamblee Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hill MCMILLAN, DR. CARLTON Mrs. Danna Bennett MCMILLIN, JR., MRS. A. L. Mr. and Mrs. Darren Owens MILLS, BETTY Mr. and Mrs. William M. Adams MOAK, DOT, Brandon, MS Mr. James H. McBrayer Mr. and Mrs. Dan Benson Tolar MOMA GRICE, French Camp, MS Mrs. Lorraine Bailey MOONEY, JERRY Mr. W. C. Shoemaker MORRIS, MRS. ALMA Mr. and Mrs. William K. Pyron MOSES, MR. AND MRS. THEO, Lexington, MS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson MULLEN, CAROL R., Brandon, MS Mr. and Mrs. George R. Day MURPHY, FRANCES, Greenwood, MS Mr. Paul R. Long Mrs. Geraldine Singleton MURRAY, WILLIAM, Grenada, MS Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Blaine Mr. and Mrs. William E. Turner NAGEL, MARGUERITE, Jackson, MS Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Tickner NAIL, COLEN Mrs. Nancy McFarland NANNEY, WAYNE, Tampa, FL Mr. and Mrs. James Wright NORWOOD, MRS. NELLIE A.

Mr. Sonny Ellis NUNAN, DR. T. RUSSELL Miss Sarah Elizabeth Nunan O’CONNOR, MRS. JERRY DELL, Ridgeland, MS Mr. and Mrs. Joe O. Tubb PACE, EDNA MAY Mr. Mike Pace PACE, LEE ROY, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. PACE, MRS. NORA, Virginia Beach, VA Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. PAGE, BILLY LEE Mr. and Mrs. James Barry Newell PAGE, MR. AND MRS. E. P., Hazlehurst, MS Mr. and Mrs. James W. Woodard, Jr. PASSINO, MARYLIN, Huntsville, AL Dr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Ruben PEARSON, MRS. ROSEMARY Mrs. Danna Bennett PERKINS, MR. DONALD (DONNY) E.,  North Carrollton, MS Howard Flying Corporation PETERS, RAYMOND, Durham, NC Mr. and Mrs. John E. Fondren PHILLIPS, ELEANOR ANN OSTEEN Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Johnson POLATSIDIS, SHERRY EAVES, Macon, MS Hinze Baptist Church POWER, DOROTHY SUE, Kosciusko, MS Mr. and Mrs. Owen Oliver Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thornton Dr. and Mrs. Gene S. Barlow Kosciusko High School, Class of 1947 Mary Thornton Bible Class Mrs. Virginia C. Steadman Mrs. Doris C. Sweatt WIC Circle II, Kosciusko, MS POWERS, LEROY AND FRANKIE, Lockeford, CA Dr. and Mrs. Ethan B. Ruben PYRON, MRS. JO, Natchez, MS Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert R. McSpadden, Jr. RAKES, JOYCE  Willie Cole Ward Mrs. Margie Thomas REED, MELBA J., Houston, MS Mrs. Becky Harrison RICHARDS, SIDNEY AND ANNIE, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Allan Ewing RICHARDSON, HAROLD Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Ferguson Mrs. Irene F. Lisenbee RISHER, JOHN, DONNA AND STEPHEN Mrs. Mildred Risher ROBSON, III, ED J., Rockledge, FL Mrs. Athena Davies ROMERE, CHARLES L. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Pearce New Augusta Presbyterian Church ROSS, ELIZABETH Mr. and Mrs. John W. Garrard RUSSELL, PEGGY HOLLAND Mrs. Joy R. LaFever SANDERS, MRS. WENDELL, Carthage, MS Mr. and Mrs. David Herrington SAVERY, ROSEMARY, Holly Bluff, MS Mr. and Mrs. John F. Phillips, III SCHADRACK, CHRIS, Memphis, TN Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph Campbell SCHILLING, CINDY Mr. and Mrs. James N. Schilling SCRUGGS, HANSEL Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jolly Mr. and Mrs. Leonard N. Robison SHACKELFORD, MAYFRED A. Ms. Jan Stokes SHINALL, ROBERT Mrs. Ida Shinall SHOEMAKER, NELL Mr. and Mrs. John M. Barclay, Jr. Mr. W. C. Shoemaker SIMMONS, MARGIE C. Mr. Emmitt Simmons SLIGH, MR. JAMES RAY, Yazoo City, MS Howard Flying Corporation SMITH, DIANNA KAY, Heber Springs, AR Mr. and Mrs. Richard B. Flynt SMITH, GWENDOLYN Mrs. Esther Gober SMITH, JEANNIE, Greenwood, MS Mrs. Geraldine Singleton SMITH, KATHERINE (KITTY) Mr. Roy E. Smith, Jr. SMITH, OTHO AND EMILY Ms. Sylvia S. Griffin SPELLMAN, MICHAEL TALBERT, North Carrollton, MS Howard Flying Corporation SPENCER, CAROLE GIFFORD, Corinth, MS Howard Flying Corporation SPENCER, LINDA Mr. and Mrs. James L. Spencer STAATS, JOHN, Jackson, MS Mrs. John W. Staats STATEN, MOZELL, Carrollton, MS Mr. and Mrs. Alton Turnipseed STEBBINS, III, EDWIN A. Mrs. Mary Stebbins STEVENS, JOANNE, Forest, MS Mr. W. Hamilton Stevens STEVENS, RUBY Mr. Robert K. Pickett, Jr. STOCKETT, BETTY Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stockett, Jr. Mrs. Martha W. Hogue Mr. and Mrs. Joe O. Tubb STONE, ROBERT (BUBBA) Dr. and Mrs. William S. Cook SWORDS, FRANK, Holly Springs, MS J. H. Wittjen Oil Company

French Camp TODAY • winter 2012 • 13 TACKETT, WILLIAM Mrs. Betty H. Boyd TAYLOR, MR. DICKIE, Merigold, MS Mr. and Mrs. Billy Latham TAYLOR, JR., LON Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Crowe THOMAS, DR. MITCHELL A., Meridian, MS Dr. and Mrs. Dan Hank Singley, Jr. THOMAS, ROBIN, Philadelphia, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber TILGHMAN, LOUISE JAMES Ms. Laura J. Moody TIPTON, DR. HENRY C. Mrs. Elizabeth W. Tipton TOBERMAN, JAMES ROBERT (BOB), Plano, TX Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bagwell

Mrs. Kali J. Schnieders Ms. Anne Maynard Bowman Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Dorn Grace Presbyterian Church Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ray Harris TOWNES, KATHERINE, Grenada, MS Mrs. Betty Bailey TOWNSEND, BETTY Mrs. Peggy Frost TREADAWAY, RALPH AND JEAN Mrs. Frank Donato VICKERY, MRS. CLARIBEL, Houston, MS Mrs. Jane Skelton Mrs. Georgia L. Anderson WALDEN, WILLIAM ROBERT Dr. and Mrs. William S. Cook WATKINS, JAMES D., Baton Rouge, LA Ms. Jamie W. Senyard

WATSON, MRS. MARTHA ANN, Mobile, AL Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Marchetti WATSON, MRS. SHELBY Mrs. Adelaide Riley Fisher WEST, CHAPMAN A. Mrs. Margaret Yeadaker West WHEELER, MR. NOTT Mr. and Mrs. John L. Turner, III WHITEHEAD, MR. ARRIS, Dallas, TX Mrs. Lee Audis Jayroe Dr. and Mrs. Linuel Jayroe Mr. and Dr. Tim Pepper WHITMIRE, CORA TAYLOR Ms. Louise W. West WIGLEY, MR. MOSE, Lexington, MS Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Thornton WILKINSON, LOUIS Mr. and Mrs. Nick Apostle

New Boy Scout Troop at FCA By Sylvia Dickson

WILLIAMS, AARON CURTIS Mr. and Mrs. John S. Applegate Mr. and Mrs. Ross Grimm Mr. and Mrs. Jim McDole Mr. and Mrs. Thad Mullins Mr. and Mrs. Brad Pittman Mr. and Mrs. Dan R. Smith WILSON, DR. THOMAS E. Dr. and Mrs. Mark Blackburn Dr. and Mrs. William S. Cook Mrs. Frances L. Van Zant Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Williford Mr. and Mrs. Miller P. Holmes YATES, ALLENE Mr. and Mrs. Don B. Cannada Mr. and Mrs. William G. Yates, Jr. ZIGLAR, NELLIE, Yazoo City, MS Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Graeber

Glen Barlow: Hometown Hero By Sylvia Dickson

The rain did not keep the guys in Troop 109 away from their first campout. They were well prepared as they staked their tents and built the campfire, just the way Boy Scouts should be. Before Eagle Scout Kevin O’Brien and wife, Hannah, moved to French Camp, he was Assistant Scout Master for Troop 35 in Dumfries, VA. In fact, for most of his life he has been involved in scouting. When they came to FCA, one of his desires was to Stewart Edwards, Stephen Ulerich and Peter Pendestablish a scout troop. Scouting fits in with the leton are Assistant Scout Masters. Jacob Ansley and FCA mission of serving young people and their Zach Couture are Senior Patrol Leaders. families and serves as a way to speak life into their lives. The troop number, 109, is based on Proverbs 10:9—The man of integrity walks securely, but he Scouting is a leadership development program, who takes crooked paths will be found out which is O’Brien stated. The scouts earn badges by fulfillreflected in the Scout Law: A scout is trustworthy, ing criteria that teach skills and character. Before loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, the formation of this troop, Kevin helped two FCA cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. u students complete the Eagle requirements, James Senyard and Jacob Ansley.

The Carmack Fish House is a favorite, jeans and plaid shirt eating spot for folks. On this particular night though, a presentation was made that could have taken place at a black tie event. Modern Woodmen of the World honored the mayor of French Camp and WFCA, FM-108 assistant director Glen Barlow with their Hometown Hero award. Information on this award can be found on their website: Chapter members choose a member of the community… To show appreciation for all the work they have done for the community. The (local) chapter recognizes the honoree with a dinner…a certificate and a $100 donation to the charity of their choice. Atta-a-boy, Glen. FCA and many others congratulate you on this recognition. u

I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. (Proverbs 4:11-13)

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Setting the Pace: Volunteers By Sylvia Dickson

Volunteers keep us running…without them, so many things would still be on our to do list, things like painting, clearing hiking trails, carpentry, campus beautification, cleaning and stuffing envelopes. On the other hand, with them our students and staff see sacrificial giving of time, talents and money; and, they receive the smiles, encouragement and see firsthand how God uses strangers in our lives to bring his blessings. Thank you, volunteers, for setting the pace and running the race!! u Photos: Ross & Yerger; Westminster Presbyterian/Greenwood; Doty Springs Baptist Church; Joshua House/Michigan; MMAPers

NEEDS LIST • We need a one-ton dual wheeled chassis cab truck to replace 18 year old horse program truck and a half ton pickup to replace 18 year old truck on its last leg • Public Relations Car Needed: A reliable Buick or similar car averaging 27 mpg or more is needed for Development staff to take the message of FCA on the road. Call Lance Ragsdale at 662-547-6482 or This Ford F150 beauty was donated anonymously. email at Thanks for the giving hearts as well as the gifts from our donors. • For our Student Union: bar stools, new tables and chairs • benches • Wii game system • bumper pool table • board games • Commercial Expresso Machine • Family Ministries Center: couches • lamps • end tables • chairs • floor cushions • area rug • window treatments • wall coverings • Welcome Center: • commercial grade carpet • paint • commercial grade bread slicer

NON-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY French Camp Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.

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F rench C amp A cademy A lumni N ews Where Are They Now? A Wonderful Life: Arrie Reid Hill By Sylvia Dickson

Arrie Reid Hill grew up in French Camp, MS from the age of 7 through 18 and is a member of the class of 1930. In 2008, she was honored as FCA alumnae of the year. She celebrated her 100th birthday on August 6, 2012. And celebrate she did with a barbershop quartet and over 80 people attending the party at the Buena Park Masonic Lodge near her Fullerton, California home.

inspiration of love, loyalty and perseverance to all who know her, and she has inspired me personally to follow our Lord all the days and seasons of my life. While she may disagree, we all know she is worthy of the attention!

When she was not at home taking care of Arrie states that her life has been wonderful, children, she was taking care of patients. For even with its ups and downs, because God many years she worked as a medical assistant has always been by her side. She has a won- with several doctors in different fields. derful family, a wonderful community, and a wonderful Savior. Her church, a Congregational Church, preaches the true gospel, she said, I wouldn’t go anywhere She married Audry Hill and had 3 children, that didn’t teach that Jesus is the Son of God and one who died in infancy. When their 26 year that he died for our sins. God has always been faithold daughter died, she and Audry took in ful to me. It is the only thing worth believing. their 3 grandchildren, whom they raised as their own. Their son is married and has 2 When she was at French Camp Academy sons, who have 2 daughters. she was steeped in the gospel and she knows that FCA continues to be Christ-centered in its Arrie’s great granddaughter, Cameron, mission to young people. That is the bigcommented: Knowing you are printing gest reason she continues to support French an article about our Grammy warms the Camp Academy. We think that is wonderful! u hearts of my entire family. Her life is an

Kayton Hosket: Off and Running By Sylvia Dickson

It’s a familiar face on campus: Kayton Hosket’s face. A junior at Mississippi College majoring in math education, Kayton spent this summer working at Camp of the Rising Son and volunteering at FCA. Whenever she visits she brings her servant spirit with her as well as friends from MC who want to be involved with French Camp’s ministry to students.

Today she is a Resident Assistant in her dorm. Kayton says, I have received so much; therefore I am required to give. Being RA lets me give time and pray for the girls. I’m thankful for all the doors God has Kayton graduated in 2010 and was Valedic- opened through FCA torian of her class. Going from a small high and MC. school to a large college can be daunting, but Kayton says her training at FCA prepared her Kayton’s race has just begun and so far, she in many ways to meet the challenges. FCA is running well. What does the future hold? academics, spiritual challenges, exposure to a She’s not sure—maybe teaching in the inner diversity of people, mission trips, and good city or a Spanish speaking country. But we adult leadership on campus were all good know that she is focusing and preparing to preparation for college. run in whatever path God shows her. u

Stanford’s Siblings who all attended FCA: Shirley Watts, David Stanford, Andrea Armstrong, Betty Sue Chesteen, Opal Ward, and James Stanford. William Hartley of Pascagoula, MS—actually Franklin Creek—spent 5 of his younger years growing up at French Camp. He is the great grandson of Virgil Drane, so his visit to the Drane Home was significant. In the picture above, William is holding a picture of his grandmother, Mary, (smallest child, bottom right) with other family members. We always enjoy meeting new friends, but it’s a special treat to reconnect with someone whose roots are in French Camp. u


We are thankful for all our men and women who serve in the armed forces, but especially those with French Camp connections. Please pray for them as they defend us at home and abroad. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!” Psalm 91:1-2

Check the French Camp Website For updated information on Alumni Events, Employment Opportunities and Needs.

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French Camp Academy: Champions for Children Champions for Children helped raise funds to support student scholarships and celebrated God’s Champions for Children, a faithful provisions through its supporters. Governor benefit dinner for French Bryant highlighted the need to better serve young Camp Academy was held people and their families through high standards in on Monday, October 15 education, resources to help people live responsibly at the Jackson Country and places like French Camp Academy to walk with Club. Over 250 people families through difficult times. attended the event which featured Mississippi’s governor, the Honorable Phil FCA students and graduates were evident throughBryant, as the keynote speaker. out the evening. Alumni James Senyard led the group in The Pledge of Allegiance and Jordan Box sang The Star Spangled Banner. Current student, Dylan Dickey, spoke of the training, Christian mentoring, and education he is receiving at FCA. Under the direction of choral director, Hannah Cross, a choir of younger students sang To Believe by Michael Evancho.


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ken families through the ministry of FCA. French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God. If your church or civic club would like a presentation highlighting the ministry of French Camp Academy, please contact Lance Ragsdale, Vice President of Development at (662) 547-9464. Visit to learn more about the unique ministry of French Camp Academy. u

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the first Sam Patterson Award to Mr. Tommy Peaster, Chairman of the Board for BankPlus. As a member of the FCA Board of Trustees, Mr. Peaster has helped champion the cause of young people from bro-

Each year Harvest Festival simply gets better. Again, the French Camp community pulled together with quality hand crafted items, good food, music, and camaraderie. The glorious sunshine welcomed everyone and stayed on for the whole day. People leisurely took in all they could from the auction at the gym to the fresh, hot off the stove sorghum syrup in the historic district. If you couldn’t make it this year, mark your calendar for October 11, 2013 and be at French Camp’s 62nd Harvest Festival. In the meantime, you can enjoy a good, old-fashioned Pioneer Day on May 10, 2013.

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