Man! It’s been cold and I love it! Christmas is getting near and I’m ready!

This week’s Farm Report:  Still some cotton in the fields. I hope they get it all out before the gins close! Winter wheat is looking better since the .71 inches of rain we got last Monday night, complete with lots of thunder and lightning.

I did get my stem cell shot Thursday at Dr. Breck Beasley’s and praying it works. Shot was not bad – a lot less uncomfortable than two cortisone shots I’ve gotten since September! Will keep y’all posted on the progress.

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are Zachary Nance, Frank Brown, Dianne Nutt, Linda Gordon, John Henderson, Jim Grimes, Tina Whaley, Houston Hall, Sonny Arwood and Jackson Hughey. And all of our servicemen and women.

Sympathy is extended to Mickey Cannon in the death of her brother-in-law, Troy Jackson. They are in our prayers.

Senior Saints Banquet on the 14th at 6, Birthday Party at River Terrace on the 16th at 2 and Devotional at Covington Care at 4 on the 17th. One service on the services on Christmas and New Years Eve. No p.m. service on Christmas Eve but service and New Year’s Eve Party on the 31st.

Happy Birthday this week goes to Ron Sutton on Dec. 12 and to Chelsea Johnson on the 14th!

Happy Anniversary to Robbie and Genie Renfroe on Dec. 15!

Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Judson Belote, Jack Fields and Karen Lyles on Dec. 10, to Johnnie Belote on the 11th, to Bill Jenner on the 13th and to Dea Lyles on the 16th and to Kaiden Delaney on the 17th!

There will be a cantata next Sunday, Dec.17, at 11 a.m. Everyone is invited to a reception honoring the choir at noon.

The historic Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church has an early morning devotional at 8 a.m. every Sunday morning. It’s so pretty with its wreaths on the old double doors and candles in the wavy glass windows!

I got Christmas cards all done, letting my knee rest from the shot Thursday. The playhouse Katherine McCalla passed on to me has icicle lights on it and it looks so pretty and happy! She always decorated it for Christmas too.

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac Quote: “Remove the foil around holiday plants. The foil prevents good drainage, hinders air circulation and blocks light from the bottom foliage”. Who knew?!

We are hosting a soup luncheon for our friends whom we eat with at McDonald’s almost every morning, on Thursday. Friday we’ll have the Watkins clan over for our Christmas dinner. I figure the house should be pretty clean Friday, after having something and cleaning up well for Thursday! Looking forward to both!

Stay warm this week and get your shopping done! It’s the best time of the year!

Until next week … 

Echo Day is The Leader's managing editor. To contact her, call 901-476-7116 or email