Tuesday, July 10, 2007

White County Judge Michael Lincoln Speaks to Lions

Featured Lion's Club speaker, County Judge Michael Lincoln, discussed the "best of times, worst of times" scenario unfolding in White County due to the increasing gas and oil activity in the county. Judge Lincoln suggested that community leaders need to be educated about and prepared to deal with the issues that commonly accompany large amounts of money and business. He spoke of possible challenges that will come about as the road systems in the county become more stressed because of the increased large vehicle traffic. The judge was upbeat and enthusiastic about the potential for good that could come to White County, but cautioned those in attendance to beware of the tendency to "love money" rather than use it wisely. "These indeed are the best of times... and the worst of times," he said.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Norine Westerbeck Speaks to the Lions

Dan Rightmire is presenting a check from the Lion's Club to Norine Westerbeck, Coordinator of Yorktown Bay, Arkansas's Camp for Blind Children. The Lion's Club through individual contributions and fundraisers supports National Camps for Blind Children and other programs for the visual impaired. Additionally, several members of the Searcy Lion's Club actively participate at the camp by serving as counselors and workers.