Members of the Nevada Lions Club recently completed a project where they helped recycle legal books, journals and other documents from the Dayton Countryman legal library.
Kay Countryman, daughter of the late Nevada attorney, contacted the Nevada Lions about the considerable amount of paper in her father’s law books. She asked if it could be used as recycling for the Lions. She estimated there were approximately 3,000 items in the library.
On Thursday, July 18, at 8 a.m., Nevada Lions members began work on the project. The heavy covers of books were removed from several hundred books and transported to the recycling truck during the next two and a half hours.
Lions Jim Fenn, Jerry Radke, Dick Smith and Bob Hunter joined Kay to work on the project again Monday, July 29. They worked another four hours that day, and again on Aug. 8, when they were joined by Lion Charlene Jarboe. According to Radke, a little bit of work was finished up this month.
The total weight of the items from the library was two-and-a-half tons. The recycled material is used to raise funds for the Lions’ activities to assist members of the local and world communities. Special thanks to Lion Fenn for the heavy lifting and transporting of material to the trailer east of the lumber yard.
In addition to recycling, the Lions also collect old eyeglasses and hearing aids that are no longer useful.