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Veteran Voices

  • Vet Briefs for April 7

    Memorial Day plans
    Ivan Chubb, who organizes the annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Cedar Key and Bronson, has announced plans for the events.
    Chubb informed the Levy County Commission that the Cedar Key ceremony will be held in the Cedar Key Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
    The Bronson ceremony will be held at the city cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30.
    Chubb said Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland would be presenting the colors at the ceremonies.

    Because We Care Day proclaimed

  • Vet news briefs

    Memorial Day plans
    Ivan Chubb, who organizes the annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Cedar Key and Bronson, has announced plans for the events.
    Chubb informed the Levy County Commission that the Cedar Key ceremony will be held in the Cedar Key Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
    The Bronson ceremony will be held at the city cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30.
    Chubb said Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland would be presenting the colors at the ceremonies.

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  • Honoring a veteran
  • World War II veterans to meet March 10

     All World War II veterans are invited to attend the WWII Veterans meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 10 at the new Bar-B-Q restaurant at the Carriage Inn Motel, Cross City.

    This is the third year the group has sent a donation to support the Soldiers Angels program. Thank you for your generosity.

     Come join the camaraderie, bring your spouse, a friend or a fellow veteran. For more information, call Virginia Lewis 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen 352-542-7697. 

  • Bill filed to help veterans qualify for benefits

     Special to the Citizen

  • AMVETS gift helps carrillon construction fund

     Old Town Amvet Post 422 Commander Joe Elko, second from left,  hands a check for almost $1,000 to Jack Howarter of Amvets Post 2007 to be used to build a carrillon at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. 

  • VFW Ladies Auxillary presents checks to local organizations

     The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland distributed $100 checks to the Boy Scouts, Tri-County Community Outreach, Another Way and Brownie Troop 1542. The money represents proceeds of fundraisers held by the ladies group.

  • Car show supports disabled vets

     The Tri-County Cruisin’ for Grins Club recently donated the proceeds of its Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show and other events to the Disabled American Veterans Tri-County Chapter.  Joining in the presentation are, from left, Ron Turner, president of the car club, Jerry Gardner of the DAV, Fred Heinrich who is commander of the DAV chapter, car club officers Ken Bamberger, Durwood Phillips and Jay Carlton. Turner expressed his appreciateion to Flea Market Manager Sonny Griffin who hosts the show every year so all the proceeds can be donated.

  • Where to file stop-loss claims

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