It’s a cloudy mild Sunday afternoon. We got .23 inches of rain Friday with more forecasted tonight and chances almost every day this week.

This week’s Farm Report:  Corn is turning brown very quickly. Cotton is really making bolls and looks great and soybeans are starting to get some yellow leaves in some fields. This crop will be history before we know it! I know we’re layed by because last week we returned chemicals we didn’t use, and parked the water trailer!

I picked Caroline up Thursday and then Liz, Justin and Lyla came over later that night and Lyla played in the playhouse. Caroline has turned out to be allergic to mosquitoes! Her bites get very tall and just don’t go away. The doctor gave them some cream for her and said to put long pants on her and try to keep her inside. So no playhouse for her for a while.

Friday night Dianne Nutt and her granddaughter, Grace Nutt, Cindy Clark, Pam Tankersley, Bonnie Glass and I went to see “Anything Goes” at the historic Ruffin Theater. What a great play! It ends today, so I hope if you wanted to see it, you got to – it’s really good! We had dessert afterward and are now waiting for “Arsenic and Old Lace” in October!

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are Carol Nance, David’s mother, Jackson Whaley, healing up, Tina Whaley and Jackson Huey, treatments, Morris Stephenson, recovering from surgery, and many other friends and relatives of our members, and all of our servicemen and women.

The Birthday Party at River Terrace will be at 2 p.m. on the 19th. The Devotional at Covington Care will be at 4 p.m. on the 20th.

Happy birthday this week goes to David Higgins and Heather Keith on Aug. 13 and to David Nance and Austin Phillips on the 19th!

Happy anniversary to Alex and Allison Cates on Aug. 15!

Happy Birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Collin Boswell and Buddy Boyd on August 14th, to Robert Nelson Sr. on the 15th, to Barry Laxton on the 16th, to Amy Carpenter on the 17th, to Robert Nelson and Missye Turner on the 18th and to Domanick Spradling on the 19th!

They have really been working on the grounds of the historic Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church – trimming hedges and cutting down trees. Looks great! They have an 8:00 Devotional on Sunday mornings.

Thanks for Reading” this week goes to Al Chaney! Sa-lute!

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac Quote:  (For National Aviation Day on the 19th) “A dragonfly can fly at speeds of up to 36 miles per hour”. That’s pretty fast for a bug!

This Eclipse thing is really getting big. You can see a map of all the Waffle Houses you can watch it from. Krispie Kreme is making special donuts. I just want some glasses so I can watch it!

Until next week . . .

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