Hello Logan County! It is great to be back. I suffered a major stroke on July 19 in my sleep. I ended up in North Crest Hospital for some three weeks. I then had a great week before becoming very ill again. This time I drove myself to the emergency room at Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville. I had five folks working on me for some five hours. This time I could not get my breath. I was then admitted into the ICU Unit of the hospital. After several days I was then moved to the regular patient care unit of the hospital. I had a good improvement time and am happy to be out.
While at the Logan Memorial Hospital nearly 20 pounds of fluid was taken from around my lungs and body. I could then breath much easier. In fact my big tummy greatly shrunk. You can now see that my nearly one year diet has worked. I have lost 85 pounds. I need to lose just 15 more pounds to have lost 100 pounds. My anniversary date will be October 15. When I loose the additional 15 pounds I will then have only 50 pounds to go.
I am following the diet that I learned at the Vanderbilt University Heath & Nutrition Center. A balanced diet with very little sugar, salt or meat. Just less of it and a limit of 1,500 calories a day.
I want to thank all the wonderful staff at Logan Memorial. They are top quality! I salute each of you ten times over!!!!!!
The Red River Fish & Game Club is holding it’s biggest event of the year, it’s annual Fish Fry, Saturday evening September 24, 5:00 pm. Ticket prices are $5 cheaper than usual at only $20 – good for two. There will be good music, lots of prizes for money and a fun auction. This event helps fund many activities for the coming year. I hope to see many of you at the annual fish fry.
I love to mention good people who I come across in my daily life. One of these special people is Isabel Lee Hancock Tyler. She was born in Newport News, Virginia. She was born at home 83 years ago. Isabel and her family moved to Brunswick, Georgia in the early 1940s. Her dad went to work at a ship yard building “Liberty Ships.” Isabel married a sailor from Adairville, Kentucky and they raised seven children. At last count Isabel had 19 grandchildren and 23 great grand children. Isabel remains famous for her cakes. I love the lady!
Jimmy Carter is one of my favorite people in the world. He has continued to speak out on the deaths of children by gun fire. The USA leads the world in child deaths by guns. Jimmy Carter on the gun death epidemic: “Every day in the U.S., 17 children are killed by gunfire. That’s about 6,000 children each year, compared with about 3,000 a year who died at the height of the polio epidemic of the 1950s. We rose up as a society to fight against polio. Why do we not act more forcefully to halt today’s even greater scourge?”
There is a big Yard Sale going on at 196 E. 6th Street in Russellville. Rose and Kathy will continue with the sale through Sunday until dark The house is in the center of town just off main street and sets on the corner.
There are three special events coming up in Adams, Tennessee. September 25 at 3 P.M. The Bell Witch Festival – Red River Tales including the Black Patch Tobacco Wars, The Trail of Tears, The Second Great Revival. There will be a Muzzle Loader Demonstration and The Bell Witch story.
Smoke a ballad of night riders is set for September 29, 30 & October 1, 6,7,& 8th. (An original bluegrass musical about the historic Black Patch Tobacco Wars.) The only Bell Witch story sanctioned by the Bell family.is called Spirit. It is set for October 20, 21, 22, 27. 28, 29 at 7 PM.
I am so sorry that Costello’s Restaurant in Adairville has closed. Many will miss the restaurant. I know I will.
There is a new pizza restaurant that has opened on the square. I will try to get down and find out more about it in the next few days.
Be alert for the first Presidential Debate next week. The nation should be tuned into what will likely be a heck of a debate. This is an election where people should vote nation first and party second.
Till next week. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are.
To contact Dick Dickerson about the Logan County News, call 615-389-5495 or email [email protected]