Chicken Noodle Fundraiser

Everyone is invited to our “Chicken Noodle Lunch” fundraiser on Saturday, October 25th, 2014…at the Hut.
Adults only $6.00 and kids 12 and under $3.00.
Make plans to drop in between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

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Oodles of Noodles

“News from the Hut”
for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham

As reported last week, the Legion hats are in…both summer mesh (low profile) and winter hats (regular profile). At last Thursday evening’s meeting, they were distributed free to WWII and Korea vets and our newer members. After some discussion, it was agreed a good price for other members and the public at large would be $10 per hat. Not only is that a bargain price, it still allows for the Post to have a little wiggle room on the financials of the Hut.

A great opportunity to look them over and buy one or two will be at our fundraising Chicken Noodle Lunch Saturday October 25th, 2014 at the Hut. This is not your Campbell’s Soup Chicken Noodle but a thick, hearty, during colder weather, perfect for fall meal with all the extras and drinks. Adults only $6.00 and kids 12 and under $3.00. How do we do it you might ask? The magic chef we call Jerry Sebert that’s how. Make plans to drop in between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. It will also give you a chance to see all the new postings and banners on the walls I have been bragging about the past few weeks!

Also remember to keep the Main Street Treats downtown event Thursday October 30th on your schedule. It is on Thursday this year to avoid conflict with the Friday night football game. I always enjoy this activity because the kids come from Cleveland, Wynona, Fairfax, as well as our local kiddos and pack both sides of the street. There are always a few outrageous and creative costumes. The Hut’s Auxiliary volunteers will run the candy table as usual, and it is always busy. It kicks off at 6:00 PM so get in line! Our crew will show up a little earlier in front of the Morris Field Museum.

Post members are reminded to participate in the Fairfax Veterans Day Parade on November 8th, put on by Retired Seaman Leon Hendrix and Eva Donovan [formerly married to a USMC veteran] from Fairfax. Details are in this paper so as I have covered it in the past I won’t belabor the details. Suffice to say American Legion Post 142 will represent in a robust manner. On the 11th (Veteran’s Day) the high school will host an event to honor America’s heroes who answered the call through the years. I attended last year and was frankly blown away. What an impressive presentation by the students followed by a great lunch catered by Mac’s BBQ. It starts at 11:30 am till 12:30 am and veterans are welcome. These activities are financed in large part by the Post and we always have great support from the community. Want to help? Call Jack Cross 918-885-2388. He will be happy to receive all donations.

I am still trying to gather dates for your calendar over the next few weeks for the remaining season’s activity. Christmas Parade will be the next item on the horizon. I will be inquiring if a date has been established so we all can mark our calendars with date and time.

And our regular meetings are the first and third Thursdays at 7:00 PM (6th & 20th of November). Monday morning Koffee Klatch meetings in October are still up and running starting around 0700 till about 0900. Thanks to Jerry and Dick Pope there is usually biscuits and gravy and maybe a waffle or two. If you are a veteran come on by. If you have a good story it may end up in print!

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2014 Fall Activities

The Main Street Treats will be Thursday, October 30th.  The Hut’s candy table is always busy.   It kicks off at 6:00 PM, so get in line!

Post members are invited to the Fairfax Veterans’ Day Parade on Saturday, November 8th.  With a start time of 11:00 AM; we will be gathering at 10:00 AM beforehand by the Baptist Church on South Main in Fairfax.  Breakfast will be provided at the High School 7:00 – 10:00 AM by the Woodland F.F.A.  At the end of the parade, there will be a free dinner for Veterans and families on the southwest end of town at the Senior Citizens Veteran’s building.  Sounds like lots of fun and food so come on out!

On November 11th (Veteran’s Day), Hominy High School will host an event to honor America’s Veterans. The annual presentation is always impressive. It will be followed by lunch catered by Mac’s BBQ. It starts at 11:30 am till 12:30 am and veterans are welcome.

Christmas Parade will be the next item on the horizon.  I will be inquiring if a date has been established so we all can mark our calendars with date and time.

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Flags Again!

“News from the Hut”
for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham

As I write this on Sunday, I recall the US Navy destroyer, the USS Cole, refueling in Yemen on October 12th, 2000, suffered an enormous explosion in a terrorist attack. Initial reports had at least 6 sailors killed with 11 missing. The death toll was revised to 17. The 8,600-ton Cole was returned to the US aboard the Norwegian ship Blue Marlin. In 2001, a video tape by “Al-Sahab Productions” circulated among Muslim militants with footage of the bombed vessel. The Cole returned to active duty in 2003 following $250 million in repairs. This memory is vivid in my mind as my wife and I saw it on television while in an airport terminal while flying across country to Ft Polk, Louisiana. I told her “This is just the beginning”. Sadly, I was right. Eighteen months later I had begun deploying forty eight of my troops to Bagdad. Continue reading

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Busy Busy

“News from the Hut”
for American Legion Post #142; Hominy, Oklahoma.
>>> by Gary Lanham

Well, Jerry Sebert out did himself again, last Thursday evening.  A full house was treated to fried chicken…ala Marvin’s.  Plenty of sides were provided, as well as some of the best potato salad I ever tasted, next to my wife’s of course (whew, that was close!). I had my first Corn Pudding, I think Dick Pope provided.  I was wary at first, but it was delicious.  It surprised me to dig in and find raisins! Continue reading

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