Finally! I finished a book by John Grisham but not without a few bumps along the way. Seems every time I pick up a book by one of my favorite novelists, I either misplace it or it gets put somewhere where I don’t get to finish it.

My thought while I was at Cantata was that my book would be on the table next to me and be safe. Unfortunately, that was not the case. It disappeared only to be found at the front desk. Don’t ask me how it found its way there. It was returned, slightly wrinkled, but back to me anyway.  

For those of you who are not familiar with the prolific writer, he has written over 40 novels, almost all making their way to the best-seller list. The law is the central theme of most of his works, a subject he is familiar with.  

I was surprised at how many of my friends are Grisham readers. My friends Jenny and Pat White stopped by with not only flowers, but another Grisham book, which I have already started.

Louise Wimmer brought me a Grisham book which was part of her late husband Mike’s collection of. I knew Mike to be a good friend and avid reader. So, take my book recommendations when it comes to Grisham. I still have quite a few in my book basket.  The one I first finished is already promised to its next reader.  

The Riverside Person of the Year Award is a longstanding Riverside Township Lions Club tradition, seeking to honor those who have given particular service to their community. 

The club is compiling nominations for 2023 right now, so if you have someone you’d like to present, send your suggestion to Lions Club member Alex Gallegos at Nominations will be accepted until March 31.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Gallegos at the above email or from any member of the Riverside Lions Club.

The Lions are also looking to increase their membership, which is open to men and women residing in the area. Dinner meetings are held monthly at P.J. Klem’s Restaurant in Lyons. The Lions Club is a philanthropic organization serving sight sound, and local charities.