Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

October 30, 2013

Former pro football player visits Caveland Oldtimers Club

Glasgow Daily Times

GLASGOW — We report regularly on the activities of the Caveland Oldtimers Fishing Club. It was started five years ago by retired Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources educator Ed Darst and the group is composed of a dozen or so Christian senior fishermen who try to get together for a monthly fishing trip.

Ed’s idea was to give Christian seniors an outlet to continue fishing in their advance years with friends of similar interests. It has worked wonderfully and Ed’s fond hope is that the idea spreads statewide and beyond.

On Tuesday afternoon, the group enjoyed some of the bounty they’ve been catching with a fish fry at the home of Glenn and Bonnie Debiak on Spencer Road. The fresh fish was provided by Mike Bressler and Freddie Carver.

Tompkinsville minister Tom Stokes is a member of our group and he brought along a special guest to the fish fry, former pro football lineman Jimmie Bell, a motivational speaker with Sports World. Bell  had spoken to some 2,000 Monroe County students earlier in the day. Sports World employs retired professional athletes to share the message, “You’re not born a winner, You’re not born a loser, You’re born a chooser.”

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