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Memorial service for Tom Quake set for Saturday morning

Posted July 31, 2013 by Bruce Snook

A memorial service for Tom Quake, Sr. of Three Rivers is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday (August 3rd) at the Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers. Quake, 71, was killed in a one-car accident near Kankakee, Illinois last Thursday (July 25th).  He was the immediate past president of the Three Rivers Lions Club. Memorials may […]

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Three Rivers man killed in Thursday morning car crash in Illinois

Posted July 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

71-year-old Tom Quake of Three Rivers was killed in a one-car accident on Interstate 57 near Kankakee, Illinois Thursday morning (July 25). The Daily Journal of Kankakee reports that Quake “was ejected from his southbound convertible and sustained massive head injuries.  The official cause of death will be determined after an autopsy.” The newspaper says […]

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Three Rivers Lions install officers for 2013-2014 club year

Posted June 28, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Officers for the 2013-2014 year beginning July 1st were installed during the Three Rivers Lions Club meeting Tuesday evening (June 25). District Governor Norm Stutesman, a member of the local club, conducted the installation ceremony as his year in the governor’s position was drawing to a close. A highlight of the ceremony was installation of […]

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Lions Club ‘Turtle Derby’ to be part of 57th annual Three Rivers Water Festival

Posted June 5, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Lions Club is gearing up for this year’s Turtle Derby as part of the 57th annual Three Rivers Water Festival. The Turtle Derby will be staged at the Ox Roast parking lot – near the Old Three Rivers Hospital on Spring Street – on Saturday, June 15th.  Check-in begins at 8 a.m. […]

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Three Rivers Lions Club awards scholarships to TRHS seniors

Posted May 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Lions Club is pleased to award scholarships to two outstanding Three Rivers High School Seniors. Lion Raeann Snook presented the certificates for $1,000 to McKenna Sue Rivers toward her first semester tuition at Michigan State University and to Tyler Alan Dunifin for his tuition at Hope College. Scholarship applicants are selected based […]

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Carol Boulette honored as ‘2013 Citizen of the Year’

Posted May 15, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday evening (May 14) was a time for celebration at Belle Epoque in downtown Three Rivers as Carol Boulette was honored during a public banquet as the ‘2013 Citizen of the Year’. The event, hosted by the Three Rivers Lions Club, was the latest in a long series of such gatherings dating back to 1965 […]

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Tuesday final day to purchase tickets for ‘Citizen of the Year’ banquet honoring Carol Boulette

Posted May 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Tuesday (May 7th) is the final day to purchase tickets for the banquet honoring Carol Boulette as the 2013 ‘Citizen of the Year’. The banquet, sponsored by the Three Rivers Lions Club, will be held at Belle Epoque in downtown Three Rivers on Tuesday, May 14th with a reception at 6 p.m. with dinner and […]

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Three Rivers Lions to conduct annual ‘White Cane’ drive Friday and Saturday

Posted May 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers Lions Club members will be found on Friday and Saturday (May 3rd and 4th) at three business locations in Three Rivers as they conduct their annual ‘White Cane’ drive. Lions will be at Harding’s, Walgreens and Walmart to distribute miniature White Canes to generate funds and raise awareness of Michigan’s White Cane Law. […]

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Lions learn about “The Circle of Friends Clubhouse”

Posted April 29, 2013 by Bruce Snook

‘The Circle of Friends Clubhouse’ was in the spotlight during the Three Rivers Lions Club meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd. As the featured speaker for the evening, Stacy Linihan, manager of the Clubhouse in Sturgis, presented a brief history of the development of the Clubhouse concept, explaining that – prior to its present location in […]

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‘Citizen of the Year’ tickets available now

Posted April 19, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Tickets are available now for the banquet and program to honor Carol Boulette as this year’s Three Rivers Lions Club ‘Citizen of the Year’. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Belle Epoque in downtown Three Rivers with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30. The tickets – […]

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Carol Boulette chosen as “Citizen of the Year”

Posted March 28, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Lions Club has selected Carol Boulette of Three Rivers as its latest “Citizen of the Year.” Since 1965, the Lions Club has recognized persons who, through a commitment to service, have given unselfishly of themselves for the betterment of the community. In keeping with this tradition, Carol Boulette will receive her honor […]

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Lions learn about “Zar” and the police dog program

Posted March 27, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Members of the Three Rivers Lions Club learned about the training and use of police dogs as part of the law enforcement process during their meeting Tuesday evening (March 26). Sgt. Bill Burgoyne of the White Pigeon Police Department and Bill DeYoung, retired Kalamazoo Police Sgt., were the featured speakers.  They presented information regarding (1) […]

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Lions learn about International Youth Exchange Program trip to Germany

Posted February 16, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Lions International Youth Exchange Program was in the spotlight during the Three Rivers Lions Club meeting Tuesday evening (February 12th). Melanie Knautz was the featured speaker with a program regarding her participation in the exchange program with sponsorship by the Lions clubs in Centreville and Three Rivers.  Knautz, one of 24 students selected to […]

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Three Rivers Lions Club seeks 2013 “Citizen of the Year” nominations

Posted February 3, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Lions Club is now accepting nominations for its “Citizen of the Year” program. Since 1965, the club has recognized persons who – through a commitment to service – have given unselfishly of themselves for the betterment of the community.  The “Citizen of the Year” is honored during a public banquet and program.  […]

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Jeff Zimont, Christy Trammell, Jeff Mayuiers & Steve Larink - Three Rivers Lions Club meeting - January 22, 2013
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Lions learn about Michigan Main Street Program

Posted January 30, 2013 by Bruce Snook

The Michigan Main Street Program was at the heart of the January 22nd meeting of the Three Rivers Lions Club. Christy Trammell, Executive Director of the Three Rivers Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Jeff Zimont, Chairperson of the (DDA) Board of Directors, were the featured speakers.  They presented background information on the development of the […]

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Three Rivers Lions Club meeting - January 8, 2013
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Three Rivers Lions have a ‘Fun Night’

Posted January 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

At its meeting on Tuesday, January 8, Steve Larink, First Vice-President of the Three Rivers Lions Club, called the meeting to order and – following introduction of special guests and dinner – introduced Lion Jeff Mayuiers who was in charge of the program.  Lion Jeff stated that he had planned a “Fun Night” and proceeded […]

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Three Rivers Lions distribute food boxes and toys in advance of Christmas holiday

Posted December 22, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Members of the Three Rivers Lions Club and a variety of other volunteers were busy Saturday morning (December 22nd) distributing food boxes and toys just prior to the Christmas holiday. The activity took place at the club’s Community Service Center on Sixth Avenue with some recipients lined up before sunrise in anticipation of the distribution. […]

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‘Lions Club Extra!’ reports on Three Rivers Lions Club, supports organization’s Christmas boxes

Posted December 22, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Lions Club is continuing a longstanding tradition with publication of its 58th annual Lions Club Extra! newspaper. The 44-page paper – produced in collaboration with the Three Rivers Commercial-News – appears as an insert in Saturday’s (December 22nd) print edition of the Commercial-News. The publication is filled with stories about the service […]

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Three Rivers Lions learn about St. Joseph County Road Commission

Posted December 2, 2012 by Bruce Snook

Three Rivers Lions Club members learned about the St. Joseph County Road Commission during their meeting Tuesday evening (November 27). Guest speakers for the evening were Christopher Bolt, who serves as engineer-manager/CEO of road commissions in both St. Joseph and Cass counties, and John Bippus, chairman of the St. Joseph County Road Commission. The speakers […]

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Lions learn about the Three Rivers Community Schools

Posted November 18, 2012 by Bruce Snook

The Three Rivers Community Schools – and Three Rivers High School, in particular – were in the spotlight during the Three Rivers Lions Club meeting Tuesday evening (November 13th). Kevin Hamilton, Dean of Students at the high school, and Carrie Balk, Educational Service Coordinator, were the guest speakers.   Both discussed their roles in the schools […]

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