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It’s been another very cold and windy Monday and Tuesday! If it's this cold for so long, we should have snow, but no!

 Our well froze up twice last week. Saturday morning, we woke up and it was 56 degrees in the house, because our heat runs off well water. That’s crazy! 

It was so cold, I didn't get out of the house from Wednesday night until Saturday afternoon, when it finally reached around 50 degrees, after four days in the 20s. People had shorts and short sleeves on and it wasn't even that warm. It's been miserable! Someone posted on Facebook that the first person who complains about the heat this summer gets slapped! Ha!

 Many people have asked about Keith McCalla. I saw Sandra the other day and she said he's good, no fever, but he has lost a lot of weight and she was getting him anything he wanted to eat. He continues in our prayers as treatments start again soon. No visitors, please.

Sympathy to Mike and Paula McLean in the death of their son Wayne Kuykendall. His service was Saturday. They have my prayers. Also for the family of Emma Cunningham, they have my sympathy.

 On our prayer list are Craig Clay, who remains in The Med following a head-on collision; Ken Bringle; Dale Laxton, who is supposed to come home from rehab this week; Jack Weir, my uncle; Florence Roberson; Phil Dunn, former minister of ours; Pam Tankersley; Otis Griffin; Chris Hyatt; Carole Hughey and so many others, including all servicemen and women.

 Congratulations to Lydia Edmonds, daughter of Crystal and Grant, who received a first place award in the Patriots Pen Essay Contest!

 Congratulations to Haley and Shane Hall on the birth of a son, Houston Shane, on Jan. 15. 

Richard and Elaine Shankle are the proud grandparents!

 Happy birthday to Libby Click on Jan. 26, Al Chaney and Mary Beasley on the 28th, Lawson Maxwell on the 31st and Johnny Jones on Feb. 1!

 Happy anniversary to Scrapper and Joyce Scott on Jan. 30!

There is a Superbowl party this Sunday, Feb. 2. Pizza and wings will be provided, please bring finger foods, desserts and drinks.

 From Clopton United Methodist Church - all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast is Saturday, Feb. 1, from 7 - 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Soup-er bowl party is at 5 p.m. 

Sunday (bring your best soup or chili for the contest) and the sweetheart banquet will be on the 8th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 a person.

Happy birthday to Charlotte Baker and James Wilson on Jan. 27, Jacob Nelson on the 28th, David Twisdale on the 30th, Shelly Bailey on Feb. 2, Ronnie Twisdale on the 4th and to Larry Arkins and Sarah Carol Swift on the 6th!

 This week's cat report: even Minnie the cat is feeling the effects of the cold weather with cold feet and ears. She hesitates when we pet her because it shocks both of us. She loves lying in front of the gas heater and I don't blame her.

This week's Farmer's Almanac quote: "This year there is no new moon in February, but there will be two in both January and March."  How odd!

 The Miss Tipton County Scholarship Pageant has the annual Little Miss Tipton County and Teen Tipton County pageants on Feb. 1.  

The Chocolate Tour on the Square is Feb. 8, tickets are $5. And A Night of Country Music, featuring Nashville recording artist David Bradley, will benefit the Carl Perkins Center Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Ruffin Theater. There is a $10 general admission.

Stay warm! Until next week.










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