Bernie Lions Club Annual Dinner

Honors Bernie Fire & Police Personnel

Friday, October 3, 2008



The Bernie Lions Club honored the Fire and Police Departments in their annual dinner.  The evening started with a welcome from Mayor James H. Tilmon, who is also a Lions Club member.  Kyle Dowdy introduced the speakers.



Gary Beckham of the Malden Fire Department and Sgt. Dale Moreland of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were the guest speakers of the evening and gave tribute to the Bernie Fire and Police Departments in their speeches.



Members of the Bernie Fire Department present at the dinner include ( from left to right): Fire Chief Wayne Freed, Mayor James H. Tilmon, Dennis Jackson, Michael Tilmon, Butch Barnes, and Zach Voss.  Members were each recognized and given plaques of appreciation from the Lions Club.


Members of the Bernie Police Department present at the dinner include (from left to right): Chief of Police Justin Allen, Pltm. Mitch Farmer, Office Manager Tina Brown, Telecommunicator Pam Treat, Ptlm. John Atkinson, and Reserve Officer Cpl. Bob Gosnell.  The Bernie Fire Department and Police Department were also given checks for $500 from the Lions Club to be used to assist their departments.



The Lions Club hosted the Gabe Pointer Memorial 9-Hole Golf Tournament earlier in the day.  Bud McKuin and Kyle Dowdy present winners of the various categories.  Door prizes were also given out.



Various Pictures of the evening




Thank You to Sponsors for Supporting the Bernie Lions Club and the Bernie Community:

Rick's Machine Shop ** Freed's Body Shop ** AG Venture-Mayberry Seed Co. ** Farm Credit Services ** Barry Aycock** 1st Community Bank ** Overturf Health Mart ** Bernie Storage ** Dennis Wilson, Attorney at Law ** BPS Telephone ** MFA Grain ** MFA Oil and Propane ** Mac's Engineering ** Rainey Mathis Funeral Home ** 1st Community Insurance Group ** Tilmon's Garage ** Stoddard County Gin ** Robin Phelan Rogers, Attorney at Law ** Quality Center ** County-Wide Abstract & Title Co. ** Ray Coats ** Allen Christian ** Beaird Insurance ** Montgomery Bank ** McKuin Lumber Co.  ** Ames/True Temper ** Winchester Place ** Watkins & Sons Funeral Home ** Jim Stuever Farms ** First Midwest Bank ** Boyce Wooley ** Kenneth Walters  ** County-Wide Insurance ** Moore's Distributing  ** Tanner Seed Co. ** Swafford Photography