Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff members receive honors


The Kiwanis Club of Pine Bluff has been honored by the selection of one of its members as a “Distinguished Kiwanian” by Kiwanis International, according to a letter received from Thomas DeJulio, international president.

Barbara Rhinehart, a 20-year member, was awarded the honor because of her work participating with the club in promoting health, education and safety of children.

Rhinehart was nominated for the honor by Claudia Russell, secretary, and Karen Cash, past president.

The Kiwanis Club supports the Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson County, the Salvation Army, Channel 11 Summer Cereal Drive, Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Girls State/Boys State and many other needs in Jefferson County.

Mary McBee was awarded the Walter Zeller Foundation honor for participating in the ELIMINATE project. This international project seeks to eliminate Maternal and Infant Tetnus thought the world. John Henry, a past president of the club, is honored to serve as lieutenant governor of the Missouri-Arkansas District in this area and is a trustee of the Earl Collins Scholarship Foundation for the district.