Boynton Lion Club Celebrates 60 Years

Friday, December 28, 2012
Boynton Lions Club 60 Years: From left are (front) Larry Hansford, David Carlock, Norman Lansford, Elaine Hansford, Barbara Tucker, Wanda Harwood, Peggy Sisson, Dennis Sisson, Richmond Blackwell, (back) Randall Franks, Jim Cosper, Ann Orr. and John Long.
Boynton Lions Club 60 Years: From left are (front) Larry Hansford, David Carlock, Norman Lansford, Elaine Hansford, Barbara Tucker, Wanda Harwood, Peggy Sisson, Dennis Sisson, Richmond Blackwell, (back) Randall Franks, Jim Cosper, Ann Orr. and John Long.

Boynton Lions Club celebrated in December marking the 60th anniversary of the club.

“It is amazing when you look back at the tremendous service 60 years of Lions have shared in Catoosa County,” said President Richmond Blackwell.  “The evening was a wonderful gathering but we had an empty chair remembering one of the founders who had been a member throughout the club’s history and recently passed –  the late Willis Dietz.”

Vision is a primary focus of the organization assisting area residents who need glasses and qualify for assistance, he said.

The organization works on a statewide level with Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation, Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind and the Emory Child Care Center, he said.

Another major community project is the long-term care and maintenance of the Dailey Hill Cemetery. The group is now receiving donations from friends and relatives of those interred there to assist with the costs of mowing and upkeep. Donations may be sent to Boynton Lions Club 3179 Pine Grove Road, Ringgold, Ga. 30736.

Boynton Lions Club meetings are held the second Tuesday each month at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is catered by the Dinner Bell. Cost is $6.50. The meetings are held at Boynton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, and membership dues are $21 per quarter.

Boynton Lions Club 1952 Charter Night: From left are, (front) Clarence Alsobrook, V.S. “Dick” Stone, Wallace “Watt” Green, Jesse “Jack” Williams, Farris “Doc” Lansford, Raymond Beaver, Lamar Stone, Russell Leigh, W. M. Vaughn, (middle) Curtis Dicks, Mayo Hall, Dennis Duckett, Charlie Carlock, Shirley McDaniel, Ira “Jr.” Dietz, Harry McCauley, Willis Dietz, Dr. Egbert Townsend, (back) Warren Howard, Ralph Jordan, Lynn Harris, Earl Henley, Hobart Armstrong, Lawrence Holcomb, Marshall Leigh, Gray Akins and J.L. Henley.
Boynton Lions Club 1952 Charter Night: From left are, (front) Clarence Alsobrook, V.S. “Dick” Stone, Wallace “Watt” Green, Jesse “Jack” Williams, Farris “Doc” Lansford, Raymond Beaver, Lamar Stone, Russell Leigh, W. M. Vaughn, (middle) Curtis Dicks, Mayo Hall, Dennis Duckett, Charlie Carlock, Shirley McDaniel, Ira “Jr.” Dietz, Harry McCauley, Willis Dietz, Dr. Egbert Townsend, (back) Warren Howard, Ralph Jordan, Lynn Harris, Earl Henley, Hobart Armstrong, Lawrence Holcomb, Marshall Leigh, Gray Akins and J.L. Henley.

Perry Perkins Endorsed By Chattanooga Fire Fighters

The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association Local 820 has publicly endorsed Perry Perkins for County Commission District 7 in the Republican primary election.  "The Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association is pleased to announce our endorsement of Perry Perkins," said Jack Thompson, president of the Chattanooga Fire Fighters Association. "Perry's community service and experience ... (click for more)

Huey And Cobra Rides Delayed

Due to inclement weather in Atlanta the Huey and Cobra Rides being hosted by the Hixson Flight Museum will be delayed until Sunday at 1 p.m. There will be military vehicle and cockpit tours on Saturday. The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Road.  The Museum of Flight provides tours and gives airplane rides in the vintage ... (click for more)

Bus Driver Will Not Face Charges In Tragic Bus Accident

Sergeant Tommy Sturdivan announced in a Friday afternoon press conference that the investigation into the death of six-year-old Zackery Bryant at Chattanooga Valley Elementary has been officially declared complete and that there will be no criminal charges. Zackery died tragically on Monday morning after being hit by a school bus after stepping off. According to Sgt. Sturdivan, ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Nudge By Angel Kilbride

Way above us, high in the heavens, a handsome angel everybody calls Ben yelled to Saint Peter on Thursday and told him, “Better send me a couple of rubies and maybe an amethyst … Dad’s crown just got bigger.” To you such a scenario may sound silly and foolish but Bill Kilbride, a dynamic genius who has just been named as president-elect of Chattanooga’s Chamber of Commerce, knows ... (click for more)