It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon – 84 degrees but rain Tuesday will bring in a cold front and it will be in the 70s with lows in the 50s on into next week! It makes me want to start fall decorating!

This week’s Farm Report:  We made it through the remnants of Hurricane Harvey with 4.37 inches of rain and a lot of wind! But the crops are all right. My prayers are with Texas and everything they are going through. Praying Irma doesn’t affect the USA!

We had a nice visit from Jimmy and Melisande McCall last Monday when they picked up a peanut butter cake I’d made them, and took a fast tour of the playhouse. It doesn’t take long! We enjoyed the breeze in the front yard and talking. I hope they visit again soon; they came by a couple of weeks ago with Ken and Judy McCool and I wasn’t home.

James had tests last week and I go to an orthopedic doctor Tuesday for my knee that’s bothered me for years. I hope both of us get good results!

We just got home from church but stopped after lunch by the funeral home for Helen Goforth’s visitation. We have both known her our whole lives – what a sweet woman and lots of memories.

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are Billy Chapman, home from the hospital; Carol Nance and Paula McLean, both recovering from surgery; Tina Whaley, and so many friends and relatives of our members, all those taking treatments, and all of our servicemen and women.

The Tennessee Children’s Home food truck will be here Oct. 10. See the list of items needed, buy what you can and put them in the donation box in the foyer, or give checks for perishable items to Grant Edmonds.

Congratulations to Mike and Paula McLean on the birth of a grandson, Bentley Rey Cox, born to Dillian and Rachel Cox on Aug. 9!

Happy birthday this week goes to Cindy Scott on Sept. 3, to Adisyn Whaley, Christian Halford and Lauren Benjamin on the 8th and to Andy Whaley on the 9th!

Happy anniversary to Robert and Jacque Trimm on Sept. 9!

Clopton United Methodist Church has finished up its August Camp Meetings and I should have a bulletin next week for their news and birthdays.

From the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce – it’s time for Scarecrows on the Square and Heritage Day is now Heritage Festival and it will be Sept 21 – 23 this year!

“Thanks for Reading” this week goes to Cathryne Howard! Sa-lute!

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac Quote: “To clean windows, use a solution of one cup of cooled black tea and three tablespoons of vinegar.” I need to!

I just can’t believe it’s September, my favorite month!

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.