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Ed Wilkinson: Con artist looking for veteran mark

Ed Wilkinson

— Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4265 and American Legion Post 62 members need to be aware of a possible scam involving a person claiming to be a veteran and needing assistance to get back to his home in Arizona.

No records were found of this person, and when questioned for more information, he gave a false address in Arizona and a Branson, Mo., telephone number.

I have more information on this person, so come to my office if you have been contacted by anyone claiming to need monetary assistance.

Raffle winner to be announced Saturday

The American Legion hosted a chili supper Tuesday night for veterans and their families.

Door prizes were given and a new member was signed up. If you are interested in joining, call the American Legion at 824-3625.

The American Legion also hosts bingo Saturday at the Elks Lodge, 43 W. Victory Way. The progressive bingo prize is up to $1,000.

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The winner of the rifle will be drawn Saturday.

There is still time to buy a ticket for this rifle. Contact any Legion member, or call 824-3625 and arrangements can be made to get tickets to you.

Event space available at VFW, American Legion

Remember that the VFW and American Legion have halls to rent for any party, wedding or other events.

For more information, call the VFW at 824-7145 or American Legion at 824-3625

Historical veteran/national dates

• Nov. 18, 1978 — Mass suicide at Jonestown in Northwestern Guyana

• Nov 19, 1863 — President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg

• Nov. 20,1945 — Nuremburg trials begin

• Nov. 21, 1783 — First hot air balloon flight over Paris

Craig Telehealth Clinic reminder

The Craig Community Telehealth Clinic offers U.S. veterans state-of-the-art technology, as well as on-site nursing support and remote practitioner availability. The goal is to provide an extensive array of health care services to veterans in a setting that is accessible and professional. To appropriately plan and coordinate your visit, access to the clinic is by appointment only. The clinic cannot handle emergency needs. Flu shot walk-ins still are ongoing for veterans enrolled in the VAMC Healthcare system. Call 824-6721 with questions.

For information on these programs or other veterans' benefits, call or stop in the Moffat County VSO office at 480 Barclay St., call 970-824-3246 or fax 970-824-7108. Our e-mail address is veterans@moffatcounty.net. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Other times can be arranged by appointment only.

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