Hello friends! It is so good to be alive and with you in Logan County, Kentucky. So many people in this world will never have the opportunity of living in this great place let alone know the joys of raising a family here. I have loved traveling the world and hope to visit a few more places but I always want to come home to Logan.
I have always heard that when it really got hot in Logan County that you could fry eggs on the sidewalks of Russellville. Well, last week we tried it right here or Cornelius Avenue and it worked. The temperature was listed at 98 degrees and with this thing called a heat index it was up to 104 degrees. It took only a few minutes and the eggs were done. I want be cooking many eggs that way. They cost too much!
I have heard many complain about the rapidly increasing cost of eggs. There is a good reason. A very rare bird disease called Avarian or Asian Bird Flu has struck America. The disease is spread by wild migratory birds that infect flocks of domestic chickens. To date some 65 million domestic laying hens have been destroyed throughout the country. So far Kentucky has been spared with only two such dead migratory birds found in our state. It is feared that in the fall when those birds start migrating out of Canada and returning to South America that there may be a resurgence of the disease. Canadian Geese can well infect domestic geese and ducks on our lakes and rivers. I guess our hunters will have to help us out in that matter.
If there is a resurgence of the disease in the fall you can look for another 20 to 30 million chickens to be put down and egg prices to go up to as much as $5 per dozen and fryers to go up as well. I may end up a vegetarian for a while!
Since returning from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas I have been feeling very good. (I appreciate the many well wishers and your kind words.) I decided to be optimistic and went out and bought a used SUV Dodge Durango. I even felt so good that I visited Lebanon, Mo. and the world famous Cackle Hatchery. What a great visit. The owners and staff went all out to show me a great visit. In fact I saw one million eggs in some 40 to 50 giant incubators. If you would like a catalog from this famous hatchery call 417-532-4581, fax 417-588-1918, e-mail www.cacklehatchery.com or write to P.O. Box 529, Lebanon, Mo. 65536. They currently offer194 varieties of chicks.
PEOPLE I MET THIS WEEK – James Barnhart at Five Star in Russellville. Tall and skinny like I use to be. Very polite. Married and the father of two young daughters. Sisters Maggie Parker Anderson and Helen Riggs getting their hair cut. They raise kids for the state and are very nice ladies. I met a third sister Athalene Baker who is engaged to be married. She told me she had the worlds best grandson. (Some might debate that.) All three sisters seemed to like reading, movies and music. I also took two young LDS fellows to lunch. Elder Daniel Stange from Hemet, California. He is 20 years old. He has three brothers and plans to go to college to study to be an optometrist. He likes comics, reading and tap dancing. Elder Blake Sykes is from Riverton, Utah. He is 19 years old. He has one brother and two sisters. He plans to attend business college. He likes volley ball, serving as a .J at parties and making music. After graduation he and his dad are planning to go into music production.
QUESTION OF THE DAY IN LOGAN COUNTY – What has 18 legs and catches flies? Answer: A baseball team!
TME TO GO – Good night Mrs. Logan Chick, Mrs. Wallace Whitaker, Magistrate Orange, Peggy Brewer, the Mayor of Spa, Preacher Sears, the nurses at the county hospital, all the Rotary International Club members, Charlie Starks, friends in Auburn and Elizabeth Hall who had a 90 birthday a few days ago. Good night Mrs. Calabash where ever you are!
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