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February 27, 2013

Veterans Corner to change time for sign-in sheets to 5:30 a.m.

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NORMAN —

Sid Smith is available with food boxes each Thursday morning or he can be reached at 573-1990.

The benevolence fund was used last week to help veterans and surviving spouses with medical expense, fuel, rents and deposits. Jerry Baxter can be reached at 833-0773 most anytime or see him on Thursday mornings. Jerry has an application to be filled out for benefits from this fund. We are a 501 (c) (3) non -profit with your donations being tax deductible.

I continue to hear many stories about our Oklahoma State Veterans Centers some of which reflect very badly on the quality of service. Personally I have never seen any of the abuses that are highlighted in the newspapers and TV stories. I’m sure that some of the people who have been hired, are not who we want taking care of our family members or anyone for that matter. I volunteered to build some book cases and aquarium stands for the Norman Veterans Center several years ago. I was there off and on for several months during which time I was impressed with the caliber of men and women who were guests and the employees who worked there.

Clayton Lee, 684-8860, and the other transportation drivers, provide rides to veterans to the Oklahoma City VA Hospital for their appointments. If you need a ride or know a veteran who does, call Clayton to set up a driver. For Norman-area veterans can call Harold Martin at 227-3239 or Robert Root at 919-3008. For the Moore area, call Howard Robertson 205-4895.

For all of your questions and assistance about Veterans benefits, we are at the Goldsby Community Center each Thursday. Take time to visit our web address at www.veteranscorner.org.

You may also send donations to Veterans Corner, P.O. Box 704, Washington, OK 73093.

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

Semper Fi.

Dale K. Graham is service officer for Post 4890 VFW.

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