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    HONORING THE DOWNTOWN FORT SMITH SERTOMA CLUB'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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                           HON. JOHN BOOZMAN

                              of arkansas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, December 8, 2003

  Mr. BOOZMAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Downtown Fort 
Smith Sertoma Club for their fifty years of service to the community of 
Fort Smith, Arkansas.
  The Downtown Fort Smith Sertoma Club exists for the high and noble 
purpose of service to mankind by communications of thoughts, ideas and 
concepts to accelerate human progress in health, education, freedom and 
democracy.
  The club, which is part of the international charity the Sertoma 
Foundation, provides a number of services to the community. Most 
notably, they aid the hearing-impaired acquire hearing related products 
for persons who otherwise could not afford them.
  I appreciate what they have done for the people of Fort Smith. They 
truly are an example of what can be accomplished if we make sacrifices 
for the greater good of our communities.
  Mr. Speaker, 50 years of dedicated service and support to local 
charitable organizations and the educational good of mankind is truly a 
glorious reason to celebrate. I ask my colleagues to join me today as 
we honor this wonderful organization and encourage them to continue 
their work on behalf of the community.

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