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3/14/2020      Trash Pickup

Trash Pickup 8:00 AM read more »

2/17/2020      President's Day Flag Day

President's Day Flag Day read more »

1/28/2020      Dr. Cludia Green

Our 7L District governor was at tonight's meeting. She presented longevity awards to two of our members. Ed Schick has been with the Lions club for 30 years and Art Ritter has been a member for 35 years. Congratulations to both men. read more »

6/25/2019      New Saline County Professional Women's Lion club

Outgoing Benton Lions Club President Rudy Macintosh is joined by Kimble Schneider the President of the newly formed Saline County Professional Women's Lion Club read more »

6/14/2019      Flag Day

The Benton Lions club displays flags for 10 holidays a year. Here is Charlie Best putting the flag up for the Benton Chamber of Commerce. read more »

6/11/2019      Trash Pickup

Trash pickup is scheduled for Saturday June 15th. We will meet at the First Assembly of God church on hwy 5. Meet there at 8:00 am. read more »

6/11/2019      Presidents awards

Outgoing president Rudy Macintosh presente during tonights meeting. read more »

5/29/2019      Sheriff Rodney Wright speaks

Sheriff Rodney Wright spoke with the Benton Lions club last night. He spoke about the drug problems and other issues in Saline county. read more »

5/15/2019      Scholarships awared at Benton High School

Don Barnass awarded one thousand dollar scholarships to two Benton High School graduates on Tuesday night at Benton High School. read more »

5/7/2019      David Bishop joins as the latest member.

David Bishop joins as the latest member. We would like to welcome David to the Benton Lions Club. read more »

3/30/2019      Serve Day

We had members of our club participate on Serve Day March 30 2019. From left to right Art Ritter, Ramona Huff and Rudy Macintosh. Thank you for helping out.. read more »

3/28/2019      Arkansas School for the Blind

Dr James Caton, Superintendent for the School of The Blind, accepts a check in the amount of $1,315 dollars from the Benton Lions Club. The Arkansas School for the Blind serves Blind and Visually impaired children in the state of Arkansas from birth to age 21. It’s mission is to read more »

3/19/2019      Trash Pickup

We had a trash pickup day on Hwy 5 this Saturday. Pictured from left to right are Bruce Hester, Chuck Shelnutt, Dane Pruitt,Rudy Macintosh, Bob Atkins,Art Ritter, Melvin Heser and Phil Kneib. It was a beautiful day to pick up trash and fellowship with other Lions. Thanks to Nick Hester read more »

1/26/2019      Pecan Sales

The Benton Lions Club would like to express our deepest appreciation to all Businesses and individuals and the community for making our pecans sales a great success. THANK YOU! read more »

1/22/2019      2nd meeting of 2019 will be help on Jan 22nd at Pasta J's

The 2nd Benton Lions Club meeting this year will be held at Pasta J's in Benton. Rudy has asked that we start the meeting at 6:30pm. read more »

1/8/2019      1st January meeting of 2019 is on Jan 8th at Pasta J's

Meeting will be help at Pasta J's Restaurant located at 1314 Green, Benton, AR 72015. read more »

12/4/2018      Our Christmas party

We had our annual Christmas party at Western sizzlin on Dec 4th. We had local magician Paul Carlon as our guest and also as our entertainment. read more »

11/27/2018      Congratulations to our news members

We would like to welcome our newest members Christy and Jimmy Kellensworth to the Benton Lions Club, Pictured from left to right are Art Ritter, Christy Kellensworth, Jimmy Kellensworth and Benton Lions President Rudy Macintosh. read more »

11/13/2018      Wendy Byrd from Baptist Health

Wendy Byrd from Baptist health services spoke with us tonight about the cause and effects of diabetes read more »

11/2/2018      Garage sale to benefit School for the blind

This event has been cancelled!! The Benton Lions club is having a garage sale to benefit the school for the blind in Little Rock. There will be lots of yard tools and hand tools and other garage sale stuff. The dates are November 2nd and 3rd in Benton at 321 read more »

10/23/2018      October 23rd meeting

The Benton Lions club meeting on October 23rd. We welcomed Don Draper. read more »

10/8/2018      Columbus day Flag day

Monday October 8th we celebrate Columbus day. This is a flag day for the Benton Lions club. read more »

10/2/2018      Dane Pruitt has been named 1at vice president.

The Benton Lions club welcomes it's newest officer. Dane Pruitt has been nominated and voted in as the first vice president of of the club for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Congratulations Dane. read more »

9/25/2018      Susie Everett visits the Benton Lions Club

Benton Lions club hosted Susie Everett as our program for September 25th meeting. read more »

11/4/2017      Trash pickup

Trash pickup scheduled for November 4th. Meet at First Assembly of God at 8:00 am. read more »

5/20/2017      Trash pickup cancelled due to rain.

Trash pickup is scheduled for May 20 at 8:00am. Meet at First Assembly of God on highway 5. read more »

8/19/2016      No trash pickup Saturday

The trash pickup scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed. We will reschedule it at our next meeting.. read more »

7/26/2016      Terrence Boatwright

Tonight we had a very good program about a man and a rare genetic disorder called "RP" or Retinitis Pigmentosa. RP is actually a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and loss of cells in the retina. Our special guests were Terrence Boatwright and Earnest Tate. Terrence read more »

5/3/2016      New member induction

The Benton Lions Club would like to welcome our newest member. Sam Steuart was inducted into read more »

4/12/2016      Shari Day at Benton Lions club.

Shari Day, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Saline County was a great speaker at today's meeting. She was very entertaining and informative about the workings of the Habitat for humanity's program in Saline County. They are always looking volunteers and donors. read more »

2/2/2016      February Business meeting

We had a great business meeting this week with discussions lead by one of our newest members Mark Vaughn about creative ways to generate interest for getting new members in our club. Valentine's party will be Tuesday February 9th at Western Sizzlin in the big room. Lion President Larry Roundtree read more »

1/12/2016      Business meetings

Benton Lions club member Don Barnas collects fines and f Jackpot money at our January 12 meeting. read more »

2/11/2014      Benton Lions Club welcomes new member.

The Benton Lions Club would like to welcome its newest member Ray Hogan read more »

2/4/2014      The time for the trash pickup along hwy 5 has been moved

The time for the trash pickup along Hwy 5 has been moved to February 22nd in hopes that the weather will be a little warmer. read more »

1/14/2014      District Governor elect Bob DeVinney visits Benton Lions Club

District Governor elect Bob DeVinney visited the Benton Lions Club tonight. He spoke about his transformation from a Lion member to a LION! He said that his priorities changed after a visit to Mid South Lions Sight and Hearing services in Memphis. He share a few stories about leadership and read more »

11/26/2013      New Members inducted on November 26th 2013

We would like to welcome our newest members to the Benton Lions Club. Donna Goodner and Kathy McDaniel. Pictured from Left to right Dick Welch, Donna Goodner, Kathy McDaniel and Past District Govenor Claude Jamerson. read more »

8/27/2013      New members

The Benton Lions Club would like to congratulate Jasen Kelly and Richard McChain for becoming the first new members under President Dick Welch. Pictured from left to right are Dick Welch, Jasen Kelly, Richard McChain, Ed Schick and Del Roberson read more »

7/23/2013      Benton Fire Marshall visits the club

Benton fire marshall Brruce Armstrong came to speak at the July 23rd meeting of tbe Benton Lions club. His topic was ISO (insurance services offices) public protection classification ratings for Benton through some past years. The ppc scale is from 1 -10 1 being the best. In 1965 Benton fire read more »

6/25/2013      New Officers Installed for 2013-2014

The new officers for the coming year were installed to their new positions on June 25th. They will assume their roles on July 1st. The new officers include Dick Welch as President, Chuck Shelnut as Vice President, Dale Thompson as Treasurer, Ed Schick as Secretary, Tracy Bailey as Tail Twister read more »

6/18/2012      New Officers Installed for 2012-2013

The new officers for the coming year were installed in their new positions on June 5th. They will assume thier roles on July 1st 2012. The new officers include Rick Holland as President, Dick Welch as First Vice President, Dale Thompson as Treasurer Ed Schick as Secretary, Chuck Shelnut as read more »

7/6/2010      New Member

We would like to welcome our newest member to the Benton Lions Club. Dick Welch. read more »

6/22/2010      New Officers

The Benton Lions club installed new officers for this year. Officers include Bruce Hester as President, Bob Atkins as 1st Vice Presicent, Ed Schick as Secretary, Bryan Robinson as Treasurer and Ed Albares as Lion Tamer. read more »

8/5/2008      New member to the Lions

The Benton Lions club would like to welcome its newest member Bill Eldridge. Congratulations Bill! read more »

7/30/2008      Bye Bye Birdie continues this week

Members of the Benton Lions Club pose with Susan Andrews who plays Rosie Alvarez in the play. From left to right are Lion Ed Schick, Lion Bruce Hester, Lion Bryan Robinson, Susan Andrews, Lion Rick Holland and Mack Macmanus on the right. The group plays as a group of Shriners read more »

7/22/2008      Bye Bye Birdie

Members of the Benton Lions Club will be performing in the play Bye Bye Birdie that will play at the Royal Community theater Thursday Friday and Saturday the week of July 21 at7:00 PM and on Sunday July 27 at 2:00Pm. The play will resume it performances the following week read more »

7/22/2008      New member to the Lions

We are glad to introduce Don Barnas as the newest member to the Benton Lions Club. Congratulations Don. read more »

6/24/2008      New Officers 2008 2009

The Benton Lions Club welcome its new officers President Jim Morehead 1st VicePresident James Ward Secretary Ed Schick Treasurer Bryan Robinson Tail Twister Ed Albares Lion Tamer Bruce Hester The office runs from July 2008 through the June 2009 inauguration. read more »

4/29/2007      Benton Lion's Club works at Sparks in the Park

The Benton Lion's Club spent Saturday, 4/28, at Sparks in the Park in Benton. The event was held at Tyndall Park. The club sold mops, brooms and big coloring books. Eleven club members volunteered at the event, which was a fund raiser for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). read more »

12/11/2006      Christmas Dinner served at the Whispering Pines retirement village

The Benton Lions Club served Christmas Dinner to the residents at the Whispering Pines Public Housing Authority assisted Living facility in Benton. Turkey, Ham and all the trimming were served to about 60 residents. Meals were prepared and delivered to 13 residents who could not attend the sit down dinner. read more »

9/27/2006      Benton Lion's Club donates to the LWSB Building Fund

The Benton Lions Club donated $2,100 to the Lion's World Services for the Blind (LWSB) Building Fund at the local chapters Tuesday meeting. The donation reflects $100 per member and will be dedicated to the LWSB fund to build a new facility near the Clinton Library. The current facility is read more »

9/13/2006      Benton Lions Club volunteers at the Saline County Fair

The Benton Lions Club and and other volunteers work at the Saline County Fair, working the gates and inside parking. read more »

8/7/2006      Tony Prothro - New Benton School District Superintendent visits the Lions

Article to come. It is all about the kids. read more »

7/25/2006      Ted Babin from the Ouachita Council of the Boys Scouts visits the Benton Lions Club.

Ted Babin from the Ouachita Council of the Boy Scouts came to the Benton Lions Club regular meeting on July 25 2006. He told about the new projects that the Boy Scouts are pursuing. He said that if the Lions new of any projects that the Boy Scouts could assist read more »

7/11/2006      Benton Lions Club Helps kids with school supplies

The Benton Lions Club purchased 20 backpacks for the Ralph Bunch Community Action Committee. Oveta Pledger is the President of that committee. read more »

7/1/2006      Bruce Hester Named President for the 2006 - 2007 Year

Bruce Hester was installed as the new Benton Lions Club President for this year. He took office on July 1 2006. In remarks to the group Bruce outlined the goals of his presidency and all goals include the word fun. His number one goal is to increase membership. Bruce said read more »