Another week with July getting ready to leave us. She brought with her several major losses, severe hot weather, a few storms with losses and, of course, a wonderful 4th of July all around. Now that August is fastly approaching, “Hold on to your hat!” Here we go!

There was a birthday surprise for Sandra Baker on July 29 from her daughter, Renata, and her son, Josh.

On July 25, Aziah Sherfield celebrated being four years old at Incredible Pizza in Memphis with his mom, Erica, her mom, grandma Celia Lake and several family members. Proud dad is Anton Sherfield. They live in Covington.

The only birthdays that I know of for this week are Celia Lake on the 1st, Dollie Cummings and Eddie Jones on the 5th and Carl Burton Sr. on the 9th.

If you’re having one this month and would like for it to be mentioned, call me!

Upcoming events this month are the Women’s Conference on Aug. 26 at 10 a.m. with Pastor O’Pearl Andrews of God’s Grace Gospel Church hosting the event for Pastor Shelia Bryant of Paradise M.B. Church of Covington. The theme is “Phenomenal Woman.” Deaconess JaCinta Jones of G.G.G.C will be featured speaker. Colors are purple and black. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This event is open to the public.

My son, Won Tate of Memphis, will graduate on Aug. 10 from the Memphis Police Academy. We wish him all God’s speed and safety.

We are praying for Ruth Alston, Robin Sherrill, Terrance Sherrill, Jesse Lawson, Flossie Woods, Beaulah Wakefield, Beverly McGee, Mrs. Lyte and family, Rhonda McLin and family, Amanda Gray, Amos Miller Sr. and family, Pink Sherrill Jr., Mary Ballard, Mary Burton, Rudolph Boykins and family, Fletcher Dickerson Sr., Ethel Tipton, Therman Boddie and Brandon and Casey Dickerson Jr. and family.

That is all for this week. Oh yes, I went by where a crew is demolishing the late Willie Cooke’s home in Jamestown. They are doing a great job getting everything all cleaned up. Mr. Brown of Mason is the charge man with Mr. Thomas of Covington doing his fair share.

If you need to see it in the paper, you need to call it in to me by Sunday evening.

Remember, “There’s only one way to make a mess of things, if you can’t do it, don’t!”

Until next time.

Lisa DeLancey is a staff writer for The Leader, focusing on education. She is a 2016 graduate of The University of Memphis.