Cats and Dogs: Which are more likely to help you with cardiovascular disease?
By Betty Moore
The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel had John Burnette from the Southern Baptist Convention to be speaker on Sunday morning.
Almedia Smith has been sick. She is also concerned about her nephew Mike Brown of Covington. He needs a liver transplant. He is only 20 years old. He had a partial transplant as a teenager but that didn’t hold. He is in ICU. She requests your prayers.
John and Gail Wade were among those that went to Bonner’s to help Kate Cathey celebrate her birthday.
The Circle J Arena apparently had some events on Saturday night. This weekend they will have the Four Pack Buckle Series. Check with them on line or at 706-818-2597. I can see their building out my back window.
John Wade is the president of the Senate Silver Haired Legislature. They went to see the Secretary of State about future funding for their activities. They were assured of funding if they kept lobbying for senior citizens. That is their focus. Congratulations John on your work.
I know that all of the churches in our area are working on Easter services. The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel released a schedule. An egg hunt will be at the church for children on March 15 at 10 a.m. March 16 at 4 p.m. the youth will have an egg hunt. The music program is underway.
Please let me know the schedules for your church.
I read a study of some 4,400 people was conducted. Those without cats were 30-40 percent more likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those with cats. Dog owners had the same rate of non-owners. All of you cat owners ought to be happy about this survey. Beverly had a cat that is no longer alive. Otherwise we are dog owners. So we aren’t covered in the survey results. Too bad. What about you?
So many people took the flu shot. My husband did. He has been very sick. Beverly and I have too. The FDA is hoping to have a flu vaccine to provide protection against three new and different flu strains. Hopefully it will be better than this year. They said that they would need a hundred million doses ready by this fall and that the government made a wrong bet on which strains would cause the most disease. There has been an outbreak.
I was shocked to see of a manhunt in Putnam County for Edward Adams whose body was found after a two-day search. He had gone to look at timber on his property in Putnam County. Apparently he got disoriented, going in the opposite direction of his truck. Because of rain the helicopter couldn’t fly. The search dogs lost the trail. He was found dead from an apparent heart attack. Cold and hard rain had pelted his body. It was thought that he had died within a few hours of being lost.
I had known Ed and his wife Martha almost all of my life. I knew them before they married. They were married 60 years last year. I send my sympathy to Martha and family. Ed was 83 years old.
There were the deaths of two other people in Putnam County that I knew. Doug McElheney had married a classmate of mine at one point.
Emma Lue Fuller was a lady that I had known almost all of my life. She rode to work with my brother B. T. Brake Jr. and his wife Madge. She was a sweet lady and I liked her very much. I had not seen her in years. I talked to her on the phone a few times. Our sympathy goes to these families.
Hopefully many of you will have news next week. Please call me 706-342-0266.