GOLD BEACH Curry County Commissioner Bill Roberts is recovering rapidly from a stroke suffered during the Thanksgiving holiday, said Commissioner Lloyd Olds Monday.

Olds spoke with Roberts and his wife Sunday. He said Roberts recovery since he left the hospital last week is almost like a miracle.

Roberts told him more things are coming back every day.

Roberts told Olds to tell everyone I appreciated their wishes and prayers. Im doing 100 percent better.

Olds said he thinks Roberts is 1,000 percent better than a week a ago, even better perhaps than before he went to Southern California, where he suffered the stroke.

Olds called Roberts in the hospital last week. He said at that time Roberts couldnt walk, and had difficulty speaking or following a conversation.

This week, said Olds, Roberts is climbing stairs for exercise, is conversing easily, and is concentrating on issues like Measure 7 and O andamp; C funds.

He said Roberts is in good spirits. I expect him to be bouncing around soon and causing trouble.