Akers on phone for meeting

Debbie RolenStaff Writer

March 19, 2013

For the first time since his accident, Logan County Commissioner Willie Akers attended a meeting — by phone.

More than 20 people were in the courtroom to hear and welcome the voice of one of Logan County’s most admired residents.

Commission President Danny Godby had Akers on the phone and put him on speaker so everyone there could hear him. Godby asked him how he was doing.

“I had a rough morning, therapy from 9 - 11:30, going through all the motions and them jerking me around,” said Akers.

Akers’ wife Linda was there and told Godby he wanted to stay on the phone and listen to the meeting. He not only listened, but after one of the motions had been made, he spoke up to second it. That brought a smile to the faces of everyone in the courtroom.

When Akers was ready to end the call, Godby told him the minutes would reflect his attendance at the meeting.