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We made it through the twenties and down to single digits last week, along with some sleet Thursday morning, then it was near 60 and stormy for the weekend. This week, there will be some 50s and 30s for high temperatures - crazy!

Lyla stayed Friday with us and we took her to Mason for barbeque. But she got a grilled cheese and enjoyed playing around the red-topped stool, like her mother and uncle used to do! We had a fun day while Liz and Justin returned some gifts in Memphis.

I spent all day Saturday cleaning out the kids' rooms, and found all Liz's Berenstain Bear books that we'd looked for. I cleaned out shelves and put Lyla's toys on them so she has a playroom next time she comes.

On our prayer list are Florence Roberts, Mike Rogers' mother, who fell and broke a hip this past weekend in Kentucky; Dale Laxton, who fell and broke his hip and pelvis; Pam Tankersley, who broke her humerus recently; Ken Bringle Sr., who is suffering with several blood clots; Pat Armstrong, Joyce Whaley, Judy Randolph, Bonnie Holbrook, Keith McCalla, and so many more, along with all service men and women.

The birthday party at Covington Manor will be on the 18th at 2 p.m. and devotional at Covington Care will be at 4 pm. on the 19th.

Youth news from Covington Church of Christ: The KIX group at church will have midnight bowling Friday night. They will leave the building at 11:45 p.m. and return at 3:15 a.m.

The act's devotional will be at Jeff and Jennifer Phillips' home on the 19th.

CIA Nerf wars will be on the 25th and Bible bowl challenge number 3 will be on the 26th.

Happy birthday this week to Corey Pinner on Jan. 13, to Garrett Johnson and Laura Craft on the 15th, and to Lyndsey Rhoads and Jimmy Weir on the 17th!

My sincerest sympathy goes to Jimmy Weir in the unexpected death of his son, Jay, who was from Charlottesville, Va. I heard he had the flu. I'm so sorry and please keep our family in your prayers.

Sympathy also to the family and friends of Larry Coats, who died last week. They are in my prayers. He was a fine man.

The Exchange Club third annual fish fry is Friday. Pickups begin at 5:30 p.m. and sit down dining starts at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Gym, $7 per ticket. See a club member or call Nicole Caldwell at 476-1515.

Also, the chocolate tour is Feb. 8 on the square in Covington!

Thanks to Marion Davis and Bill Wallace for the Clopton United Methodist Church bulletin. There is a church council meeting Sunday, the 19th, at 4:30 p.m. and choir practice meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Practice on the Easter Cantata begins soon.

I'm so sorry to hear that Leslie Moffatt has retired from farming. His equipment sale is this Friday morning. Enjoy yourself, Leslie!

This week's Farmer's Almanac quote: "What two words have the most letters? Post Office!” Ha! Stay warm, cool, dry, whatever it takes!

Until next week…

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