The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, June 11th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 33 members and one visitor in attendance.
Lion Jerry Bearden was responsible for the program and gave an update on the courthouse restoration, and happenings around the county.
Jerry said that the work on the courthouse roof is done and complete, with the clock now working after an eight month absence. Bids for painting columns, windows, etc., are being advertised.
He also stated that, starting September 1, 2013, Mason will be in a new judicial district with McColloch, Menard, Kimble and Edwards counties. This new district will be the 452nd and the Governor will appoint a new District Judge and District Attorney until the elections.
Jerry also stated that the E.M.S. has a new director, Reggie Loeffler, and some new employees.
He also informed the Club that the commissioners were working on a 5-year plan to upgrade the county roads.
The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, June 18th, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe. The program chairman will be Marty Benson.
The Mason Lion’s Club has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.