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Roger Thomas, 73, of Harmony, Beaver County, is the 2012-13 recipient of the Heart of a Lion Award given annually by the Ambridge Lion’s Club in recognition of community service. Thomas collects eye glasses that the Lion’s Club ships for needy people in other countries.

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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Age: 73

Noteworthy: The Ambridge Lions Club presented Thomas with its 2013 Heart of a Lion award for public service. Thomas delivered discarded eye glasses each month to the club for shipment to needy people in other countries.

Neighborhood: Harmony Township.

Family: Wife, Ruth, and two adult sons, Ian and Rod.

Education: Bachelor's in political science and American History, Mount Union College; master's in state and local policy making, University of Arizona; doctorate in law and theology, Southwest University.

Occupation: Substitute teacher Central Valley Middle School.

Quote: “This honor from the Lions is simply a recognition of years of mutual service. The joy of service is that all glory goes to God.”

— Bob Bauder

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