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February 26, 2014

Volunteers assist woman with claiming $290K back pay

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NORMAN —

Shirley and her ladies helped 13 surviving spouses apply for VA benefits.

I met with Harold Harvell last week to discuss when we could start the dirt work for the proposed Veterans Corner Facility on State Highway 9, west of Interstate 35. We will meet with the land donors from the Reed family to discuss a time frame for a groundbreaking ceremony. I would like to have as many of our volunteers and veterans at the ceremony as possible.

John Carter had some Veterans Corner brochures printed up to use when he is meeting with prospective donors. For those who would like to help, he can be reached at 202-1999. If you have not made a trip to Goldsby on a Thursday morning to see the plans, please feel free to do so.

The benevolence fund went in the red a little last week, as we spent a little more than was donated. Many of the widows and veterans are running out of propane due to the severe weather we have had. In the last two weeks, we have spent more than $1,500 on propane for them.

Treasurer Jerry Baxter is purchasing 10 more laptops for volunteers to use when assisting veterans and spouses. He also is using benevolence funds to assist veterans and surviving spouses for medical testing, rent, utilities, fuel and gift cards.

For all of your questions and assistance about veterans’ benefits, we are at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. The doors open at 7 a.m. each Thursday, and sign-in sheets are available at 5:30 a.m. Take time to visit veteranscorner.org.

For questions on widows’ benefits, call Shirley at 361-9322. 

Donations for the benevolence fund may be sent to Veterans Corner, P.O. Box 704, Washington, OK 73093.  

Donations for the Building Fund may be sent to Veterans Corner, c/o Dale Graham, P.O. Box 722160, Norman, OK 73070.

You can call me at 550-8806 or email kdgraham@

windstream.net.

Semper Fi.

Dale K. Graham is service officer for Veterans Corner.

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