I will soon be traveling to Chattanooga, Tenn. for surgery. People often ask why I am willing to drive seven hours for something that could presumably be handled by a local doctor. Truth is, it was a local doctor that caused my issues in the first place.
I have always liked the term, true grit, which I first discovered from the title of an old John Wayne movie. It’s apparent that true grit is a quality that people from all walks of life possess. It takes as much true grit to rise from homelessness to job stability and home ownership as it does to be a concert level pianist.
After winning the Eighth Region and an appearance in the KHSAA state tournament last year, the Colonel baseball program went through a massive overhaul. Scott Gerlach, the head coach of the program for 11 years stepped down and 13 seniors from the 30-win team.
I was born February 24, 1932, in Adair County, near Columbia. My mother was Essie Campbell and my father was Beckham Loy; he was named after Governor Beckham. I don’t know why he was named after the governor.