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The Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter # 890’’s) recent “3rd of July” First Annual Pancake Breakfast at Sandpoint’s VFW Hall raised almost $500 for the chapter and the many good works they perform in the community. A special thanks goes out to the Lions Club for last minute assistance and donations, as well as to Samuel’s Shell Station and the Blue Heron Café for all their hard work and support. Particular thanks go out to the lovely and dream-inducing Kaci Coulter for her hard work in putting the whole thing together! Thanks, too, to Del L., Brian B., Cliff B., Howard B., and Ross  and Colin J. for all their hard work at the Annual Yard Sale! (If I’ve forgotten anyone, blame the proofreader!)

The local Sandpoint American Legion Post is attempting to purchase new rifles for its Military Honor Guard and, according to Bill Stevens, could use the assistance of a grant writer. If you know someone who’d be interested in helping them out, please get a hold of them at any of the regularly scheduled veterans monthly meetings or call Bill at 208-263-9183.

The River Journal just received its first request for a free subscription from one of our Iraqi “home-boys” and if you know of any other local troops in harms way, just send their APO addresses to “Veterans News” c/o TRJ, 307 N. Second #7, Sandpoint, Ida. 83864 and we’ll be happy to put them on the list. You may also email a mailing address to [email protected]

The local DAV Post, now that their van fund appears to be taking off nicely, just signed and sent off a petition at their latest meeting to Spokane’s VAMC asking for the placement of a VA “satellite clinic” here in Sandpoint. Stay tuned to future issues for details. (Give ‘em an inch ‘n they’ll take a yard!)

The Disabled American Veterans of Boundary County invite all local veterans who need help filing claims or getting benefit assistance to stop in at the Bonners Ferry Job Service all day on Monday, August 9. National Service Officers from Boise will be set up in the Job Service parking lot all day to provide expert assistance. 

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Jody Forest Jody Forest When he's not hidden behind the palatial gates of his Dover estate, Casa de Bozo, Jody is out using outdated and corny pickup lines on various gullible women.

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