It’s a cloudy and very warm Sunday. We just got a little shower that didn’t cool it down any but looking forward to Thursday and its cold front! Nice weather is forecasted for next weekend!

This week’s Farm Report:  We are through shelling corn, fabulous corn! We got an unexpected .37” of rain Monday but were back farming Tuesday. We’ve had a great yield this year, thanks to rain and God. Just a few days till we start on soybeans; maybe we will get a little break. It won’t be long before cotton is being picked too and this year will be history!

Public Service Announcement from James – please to be careful with all the farm equipment on the roads. Combines and tractors just don’t travel fast so be patient or take care if you pass one. Also watch out for equipment as you top a hill or pull out on a road. Anyone could get hurt and we don’t want that!

A big bunch of artists, photographers, woodcrafters and authors had a great reception and sale at the Tipton County Museum Friday night. I met lots of folks and had fun – also bought a book and a painting-- and joined the museum!

Saturday was the only day I got to Heritage Festival (I wanted to hear David Gwinn Friday, but we were in the field.) We did see Caroline as Grand Marshal in the children’s parade, and later Courtney and I walked around and I got a BBQ sandwich from Brian, who is at Dyersburg State now, in their cafeteria. There was no lines to stand in! It was a fun weekend, including eating lunch after church today with Clint, Courtney and Caroline, in her Wizard of Oz print dress with ruby red slippers!

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are Pat Stephenson, Paula McLean, Bobby Curtis, Tina Whaley, so many friends and relatives of our members and all of our servicemen and women.

My sincere sympathy goes to Becky Todd in the death of her sister, Cindy Goff and to Becky Evins in the death of her cousin, Mark Holland. These families are in our prayers.

Family Day is next Sunday with Sunday School at 9 a.m. with church at 10 a.m. and fellowship meal at 11 a.m. followed by another service at 1 p.m. There will be no 5:30 p.m. service. Speaker will be Tom Childers. Join us!

Happy birthday this week goes to Robin Higgins and Kathy McMahan on Sept. 24, to Neil Stanley on the 25th, to Rhett Benjamin on the 26th, to Riley Finley and I on the 28th, to Savannah Gatlin on the 29th and to Russ Cates on the 30th!

Happy anniversary to Jimmy and Shirley Weir on Sept. 29!

Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Lily Lyles on Sept. 25, to Dolly Gray on the 29th and to Lee Carver on the 30th!

Charge Conference will be on Oct. 15 in Millington. Please sign up for Kroger Awards!

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac Quote:  “Now is the time to lift and divide irises, lilies-of-the-valley and daylilies.” And plant tulips, crocus and other spring-blooming bulbs!

Enjoy the weather this weekend!

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.