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Legion and Auxilary attend winter conference

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By The Staff

The American Legion and Auxiliary winter conference was held in Louisville on Jan.  27-28.
Department Auxiliary President Lois Hall conducted the Auxiliary meeting.
Unit 34 members attending were Unit President Betty Butler, Department Membership Chairman Pam Rice, Department Community Service Chairman Chrisie Halvorson and Nettie Halvorson.
Junior members were Department President and Historian Janna Halvorson, Chaplain Anna Boyles and Secretary Hannah Drury.
The Auxiliary meeting had many guest speakers, including the Department of Kentucky Legion Commander Doug Farley, representatives from SAL and the National SAL.
Jim Lish, District 4 commander and Wound Warrior, spoke about the Wounded Warrior program. Auxiliary member and National Executive Committee member Barbara Austin spoke about helping deployed soldiers, their families, Homeland Security and Welcome Home programs.
She also spoke about the CERT program (Certified Emergency Response Team).
A senior from Mercy Academy in Louisville spoke of Girls State and Girls Nation.