Wrestling coach speaks before Lions Club...
by Jim Resh
|Lions Dennis Stephen and Jim Howell, former CHS principal, with coach Mike Day (center)
Centerville High School wrestling coach Mike Day spoke before members of the Centerville Lions Club Monday evening, January
28. Coach Day, whose 21 member team recently won the Wayne County Tourney, said their motto is "person, passion and
pride." They have won in 7 classes and have 11 members going to the Regionals this weekend. They have also won
five conference championships. There is one girl on the squad.
Day has coached since 1990.
His coach in high school was Lion Dennis Stephen. Day was introduced by program chair Bob Hobson.
President Ty Farmer conducted the business meeting and read a letter from the Pickle Ball committee thanking the Lions Club
for their recent donation. The annual Fish Fry was discussed and this year the event will be held on Saturday, June 8th from
11 am to 8 pm at the Christian Church Fellowship Hall in downtown Centerville. Fish, Tenderloins, Hamburgers and Hot
Dogs will be offered.
Leo Club sponsor Lion Holly Stiggleman related to the club members that the
high school Leo members conducted a gift bag drive at the school for needy families at Christmas time. She said the
club is also planning to sponsor a Mother-Son dance party this spring.
The Lions Club will meet February
25th for its next meeting and new members are welcome. The meetings are held in the Centerville Senior Center the 2nd
and 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 pm.
Low Key Christmas Party This Year...
It doesn't take many Lions and friends to have a lot of fun when they get together. Described as a small
crowd by Lion president Ty Farmer, Lions and their families and friends gathered at the Centerville Senior High School Cafetorium
Monday evening, December 10, for its annual Christmas Banquet.
Lion Ty said those attending enjoyed
a delicious meal and then sang Christmas carols and played a couple of games, including a Christmas Trivia game.
Lions will begin the second half of the Lions year with a dinner meeting on January 28 at the Centerville Senior Center.
Liberty Lions Club President Dies in Motorcycle Accident...
Lions will honor Liberty Lions Club president Michael England Thursday evening
at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Liberty. The 62 year old England died in a motorcycle accident with a deer on Sunday,
December 2. He is survived by his mother, wife, four sons, a daughter, two brothers and ten grandchildren.
Lion Mike Spotts Seriouly Injured in Head-On Crash...
Lion Mike Spotts was seriously injured in a head-on crash Tuesday (Nov. 20) afternoon on Salisbury Road near its intersection
with Rich Road.
Police indicate a northbound car veered left of center striking the oncoming
radio station van driven by Lion Spotts. He was taken to Reid Healthcare and later airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital.
The other driver was also seriously injured.
Lion Mike transferred his membership from the Richmond
Lions Club to the Centerville club on February 24, 2014.
Lions Learn How to Keep Moving...
By Jim Resh
|Program Chairman Bob Hobson welcomes guest speaker Kendra Busby
Members and guests of the Centerville Lions Club met Monday, November 12th at Centerville Senior Center for a regular
dinner meeting. Guest speaker was Kendra Busby of Journey Yoga in the Richmond Depot District. She instructed
the members how to breathe deeply and to sit up and declutter our thoughts. Kendra also gives physical therapy at her
business. She was introduced by Bob Hobson.
President Ty Farmer conducted the business meeting and
received reports from the recent community Halloween party by chairperson Holly Stiggleman. The Lions Club will sponsor
a float in the Centerville Christmas Parade on December 1st and the annual Club Christmas banquet will be held December 10th
at the school cafetorium.
The Lions Club International Centennial Award was given to three
Lions members: Ty Farmer, Dennis Stephen, and Bill Felker.
Next meeting of the club will be
Monday, November 26th at the Senior Center at 6:30 pm and guests are welcome.
Lions Hear About Hepatitis in Wayne County...
Registered Nurse Martha Smith from the Wayne County Health Department spoke to
Centerville Lions Monday evening, October 8, about the problem of Hepatitis in Wayne County. Smith said Hepatitis
A is virulent in our area. She said alerts are put out if a worker comes in sick and aren't following hygiene procedures.
Smith says there has been a big response to vaccines. There are vaccines for Hepatitis A and B, but not type C.
Wayne County ranks number one in Indiana and 9th nationwide for Hepatitis A cases, although
she said it's been slowing down recently.
Lions Discuss Halloween Party and Other Items...
Holly Stiggleman discussed the Community Halloween Party on October 31. She urged members to bring cakes, cookies and
other goodies for the event to be held at the Centerville Elementary gymnasium from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Centerville High
School Leos will be giving out candy. Lions Ty Farmer, Joe and Paul Elstro are in charge of set up at 4 pm.
also discussed the Dictionary Program in the schools and the cost of providing them depending on the type. Members can
give donations for the project to reduce the amount taken from the Projects Account. And it was announced that one-thousand
dollars has been set aside for spring scholarships at Centerville High School.
Lions Hold Annual Steak Fry...
|Lions Scott Bevington, Jim Resh, Steve Sheckles and guests Carole & Bill McDonald
Centerville Lions held their annual streak fry at the Log Cabin at the Mansion House Monday evening, September 24.
Members and several guests attended the dinner including Carole and Bill McDonald of Apopka, Florida.
the meal, some of the group headed for the Mansion House to entertain themselves with card games.
and Paul Elstro prepared the fixings as they have now for several years.
Lions Hear About Veterans Christmas Appreciation Dinner...
Centerville Lions learned about the Veterans Christmas Appreciation Dinner at
its first meeting of the year Monday evening at the Centerville Senior Center.
Lisa Creech, the director of the program, said it will be held at the Kuhlman Center on the Wayne County Fairgrounds
on December 8. She was joined by board member Steve McFarland.
Creech said the dinner
was the idea of her daughter Rebekah who wanted to do something to give back to the community and decided on the dinner for
This will be the 5th year for the dinner. Only 30 veterans and families were recognized the first year; over
400 last year. All veterans and their families are welcome to attend. A ceremony will be held to honor the veterans
and then dinner and entertainment will follow. The fiscal sponsor for this event is the Chamber Center for Excellence.
Doors will open at 3 pm for veterans to interact will local businesses to see available services within the community.
Flag ceremony and dinner will begin at 5 pm.
Reservations are required by November 17 by calling
Lisa Creech at 765-914-7367. Reservations may also be made on their Facebook page (Veterans Christmas Appreciation Dinner)
or e-mailing ForOurVeterans6869@gmail.com
The Lions voted to help sponsor the event by contributing $125 toward its costs.
Lion Joe Elsto Receives Award...
|Lion Joe Elstro (left) recieved Key from President Ty Farmer
Lion Joe Elstro received an award at the first meeting of the new Lions year Monday evening, September 10.
Ty Farmer presented Lion Joe with the Key award for two new memberships in the organization this past year.
also heard from Leo Club sponsor Holly Stiggleman. She reported 28 students at Centerville High School have signed up
for the club. She said they are working on projects for the year. The students will also be assisting with the
annual Halloween Party on October 31.
Our next event:
February 25 - Dinner meeting
with guest speaker Tim McDivitt from Recovery Works in Cambridge City
March 11- Dinner meeting with
25 - Dinner, nomination of officers
April 8 - Dinner,
election of officers
April 22 - Community Awards
May 13 - Dinner meeting with program
May 27 - Memorial Day - No meeting
June 3 - Fish Fry Preparation meeting with pizza
June 8 - Fish Fry
June 10 - Installation of officers
15 - Family Picnic at Maplewood Park
New Pickle Ball Courts to be Constructed...
Club to Have Float in Christmas Parade...
Fish Fry to be One Day
|Program chair Bob Hobson with Mark Miller (right)
Mark Miller of the Wayne County Pickle Ball program told Lions Club members of a new Pickle Ball facility being planned.
He told members Monday evening, November 26, the new eight-court facility will be constructed in Clear Creek Park in Richmond.
He said they plan to install lights so anyone can play after dark.
Pickle Ball started in the 1950s
and is the fastest growing racket sport. All ages can play and Miller said it's a very inexpensive sport to get into.
Wood rackets start at $15. Groups play same sex, mixed and by different skill levels. He said there's a lot of
body movement, thus you are exercising while having fun.
The group is currently fund raising for
a matching grant. The Club voted to donate $100 to the endeavor.
Club president Ty Farmer said he was pleased to announce the club will enter a float in the
Centerville Christmas parade. The Club will have its Christmas Banquet on December 10th at the Centerville High School
After discussing the recent Fish
Fry, the club voted to hold the 2019 event for only one day in the first part of June.
Over 125 Attend Halloween Party...
By Jim Resh
|Jeff Jenkins and Jim Resh call out winners in the Cake Walk
The annual Lions Club Halloween party for the Town of Centerville was
held on a rainy October 31st in the Centerville Elementary gymnasium. Over 125 persons attended and prizes were awarded
to the costumed winners.
Everyone enjoyed games, refreshments and the annual cake walk.
Fifteen Lions Club members helped with the party along with several high school Leo Club members, who also judged the costumes.
big thank you to Richmond Baking Company for a donation of cookies and to all members who provided treats for the cake walk.
Lions Club has conducted this Halloween Party since 1950.
Final Plans Made for Halloween Party...
|Lions Jeff Jenkins and Wendy Cox help prepare for dinner meeting
Members of the Centerville Lions Club made final plans for the annual Community Halloween Party at its meeting Monday
evening, October 22. The free event will be held at the Centerville Elementary Gymnasium on Wednesday, October 31 from
6 to 8 pm. Games and the popular Cake Walk will be held with a costume judging contest with prizes. Refreshments
will also be available.
President Ty Farmer urged members to set up for the party at 4 pm.
Lion Holly Stiggleman is project chairperson this year. Members of the Leo Club will help.
Wife of Former Member Dies...
74 year old Toni Benedict, wife of former Lion Phil Benedict, died Wednesday, October 10 at Friends Fellowship
Community. They had been married 52 years. Survivors include twin sons and several grandchildren.
A graduate of Miami Valley Nursing School, Toni retired from Richmond State
Hospital in 2008 , after 38 years of service.
will be held Wednesday, October 17 at 6 pm at the the Doan and Mills Funeral Home in Richmond, following visitation from
4 to 6 pm.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Friends
Fellowship Community Endowment Fund, 2030 Chester Blvd., Richmond, IN 47374 or Alzheimer's Association, 50 East 91st Street,
Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.
Board of Directors Set Dates for Meetings, Events and Programs...
|President Ty Farmer
The board of directors of the Centerville Lions Club met Monday, August 13 to
plan for the upcoming Lions year. Dates were set for meetings, events and programs for the 2018-2019 Lions year.
board approved switching the annual steak fry to September 24 instead of September 10, the first meeting of the year.
Members are being encouraged to bring a prospective member to the steak fry.
Other major dates approved
were: Community Halloween Party to be held on the same night the Town of Centerville sets, October 31; Christmas
Banquet on December 10; Nomination of Officers for March 25; Election of Officers on April 8; Community
Awards Banquet on April 22; Fish Fry on Saturday, June 8; Installation of Officers on June 10; and Lions
Family Picnic on July 15.
They also approved participation in the Archway Days Parade on August 24
and the Centerville High School Homecoming Parade on September 7.
The meeting was conducted by President
Ty Farmer at the Centerville Senior Center.