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Twin Buttes Lions honor members

April 7, 2011

The Morning News — Leslie Mielke On Thursday Duane Jensen (left), Alden and Glenna Hale each received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award for their extraordinary service to the community and Lions Club. All three are members of the Twin Buttes Lions International Club.

THOMAS — The Twin Buttes LIons Club honored its members Thursday evening. The awards ceremony took place in the Snake River High School cafeteria.
The Twin Buttes Lions club members raised $1,100 that went to help pay for chairs in the new cafeteria.
Club members Duane Jensen, Alden and Glenna Hale each received the Melvin Jones Fellowship award. This award recognizes extraordinary service to the community and club.
The award is named after the Lions Club founder Melvin Jones, who chartered the first Lions Club in 1917 in Chicago.
Jones believed that businessmen should give back to their communities, said District Governor Don Schwartz. Today Lions Clubs are in 206 countries in the world.
The Twin Buttes Lions Club was chartered in 1977.
To support the Melvin Jones Fellowship, dues of Twin Buttes Lions Club members go to this humanitarian outreach. For each award, $1,000 was contributed to the Melvin Jones Fellowship for humanitarian efforts.
Schwartz said, to date, Lions International Club has sent $5 million to Japan for humanitarian efforts.
"They need more help," he said.
Former Twin Buttes Lions Club president David Williams received the presidential award in recognition of his 40 years of leadership and service.
Fourth grader Emily Nash received $25 from the Twin Buttes club for her patriotic essay.
Fifth grader McKayla Dumas also received $25 from the local club for her patriotic essay, however, McKayla was unable to attended Thursday evening's award ceremony.
Some of the things our country offers included schooling—blacks and whites go to school together. Other items Emily mentioned included clean drinking water and running water, medicine and doctor care and "as many guns as we want in our homes."
Fifth grader McKayla Dumas also received $25 from the local club for her patriotic essay, however, McKayla was unable to attended Thursday evening's award ceremony.
Thirteen-year-old Morgan Adams created a poster called "Vision of Peace." It features an eye looking through a peace symbol.
Morgan received $50 from the local club, awards and a $50 savings bond.
Morgan's poster has won at the club, district and multi-district level. The poster is now competing at the international level.
"This is the first time a poster from our club has made it to the international level," said club member Glenna Hale.
Lions Internationals Club members are known for their work with eyes.

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