It’s a warm cloudy Sunday afternoon. We’ve had little rain so far but more is forecasted, then cold – especially this weekend with highs in the 50s. We need a frost to turn the trees; it just doesn’t look like the last few days of October around here! We might get it, if the 33 degree forecast Saturday night holds out!

This week’s Farm Report:  Bean cutting is going well. We’re stopped for the rain now but maybe we will just get enough to settle the dust. Who knows? Cotton is being defoliated and really is pretty!

I went to Mid-South BBQ’s great chamber of commerce ribbon cutting and grand opening Thursday at Duke’s Café in the library building of Dyersburg State here in Covington. Go see him – he has BBQ pizza now and the café is open to the public.

Caroline and I visited with Catherine McCalla and Doris Ann Thursday. We all enjoyed that visit and Lyla finishes softball next week, so I hope she can come too!

On our prayer list at the Covington Church of Christ are Paulette Watkins, Kelley Melton, Cindy Clark and Wendall Hall, all home from the surgery; Billy Chapman, Mark Jean Stockton, Tina Whaley, Houston Hall and so many friends and relatives of our members, especially Jackson Hughey, and all of our servicemen and women.

Trick or Trunk is at 5:30 p.m. on the 28th at Jeff and Christie Coughlan’s home, High School Devo at the Creel’s on the 29th. There will be one service on the 29th – Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. for Fifth Sunday

Congratulations to Dianne Nutt on the birth of a great-grandson, Nathaniel Gregory Nutt on Sept. 29, weighing seven pounds, 15 ounces! Nathaniel was 20 inches long and proud parents are Jamie and Meagan Nutt!

Happy birthday this week goes to Rachel Coats on Oct. 22, to Jerry Melton on the 24th and to Coltin Clay on the 26th!

Happy anniversary to Jimmy and Anita Coats on the 22nd and to Ken Jr., and Kristine Bringle on the 25th!

Happy birthday at Clopton United Methodist Church to Aidan Cardenas, John Jones and Teresa Wright on Oct. 22, to Pat Forbess on the 28th and to Leo Allred on the 29th!

Their sermons on the symbolism in their stained glass windows continue through November and next Sunday’s window features the butterfly, a symbol of resurrection.

Choir practice has been moved from 6:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. The choir has started practicing for the Christmas Cantata. Potluck meal on Sunday, Oct. 29. 

Trunk or Treat will be held on the 31st, time announced later. Candy and volunteers are needed!

Pick up any dishes you have left in the church kitchen or they will be donated to the HUB.

This week’s Farmer’s Almanac Quote:  “Dress in orange and draw a black ‘Pi’ symbol on your shirt for a last minute ‘pumpkin pie’ Halloween costume!” That’s kinda cute!

Well, get the sweatshirts out! The cold is coming!

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.