Twenty-five members and two guests attended last Thursday’s meeting of the Brady Lions Club. Lion Wayne Rawlings brought prospective member Don Finkenkeller, the new manager of the Brady Wal-Mart, and Lion Mike Long brought his son Shawn. Mr. Johnny Jones, chairman of the Region F Water Planning Board was the program speaker. He gave the members information about the functioning of the board, its relationship to the Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission and to the other 15 regional planning boards in our state. The regional boards were created by Senate Bill 1 in the 1997 session of the Texas Legislature. Region F covers 32 counties from San Saba County to Reves County. Their work is critical, as the availability of water is crucial to the growth of each area of the state. The Brady Lions Club’s big event of the year is just around the corner. The Lions Honor Banquet is scheduled for Monday, March 26 at the Civic Center. This is our opportunity to honor the academic achievements of high school students in Brady, Lohn and Rochelle High Schools. Family and friends of the students who are to be honored are strongly encouraged to attend and to show support for their students. This year’s entertainment will be the Cooper Fiddlers from Abilene Cooper High School. Each school will pay for their respective students’ meals. However, others attending must purchase their tickets in advance. The $10 per person tickets for the meal and program will go on sale later this week at each high school’s office, at the Brady Standard-Herald, KNEL, the Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Lonnie Pollard’s office, Rick Melcer Associates and Cafe at the Depot. They will remain available through Monday, March 19.