Newsmaker: Roger Thomas
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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