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A meeting titled “Do You Know Your VA Benefits?” sponsored by Marshall VFW Post No. 2646, Slater American Legion Post No. 78 and Slater VFW Post No. 4367, will be held Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 6:45 p.m., at Wood & Huston Bank Community Room, 27 E. North St., Marshall, MO.  For further information, contact Dennis Desmond at 660-815-7742 or Roy Sims at 660-202-2783.



The Milwaukee VA Medical Center and regional Veterans Benefits Administration is planning to hold a town hall meeting for veterans in Union Grove.  A release from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, said officials from the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and benefits administration are scheduled to visit the Union Grove American Legion Post 171, 1027 New St., Union Grove, WI 53182. from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  For more information call 262-878-3323.



Veterans who need legal advice or assistance can visit a free legal clinic scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017, in Temple, Texas.  The clinic will be staffed and sponsored by attorney members of the Bell County Bar Association in conjunction with the Veterans Legal Initiative, a coalition of local bar associations to provide pro bono legal services to U.S. veterans in 18 counties in Texas.  The clinic will be 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Olin E. Teague Veteran Affairs Medical Center, 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive, Building 171, Room A25, Temple, Texas. No appointment is necessary.  Any veteran or spouse of a deceased veteran may receive guidance and consultation at the clinic from a volunteer attorney. Financial guidelines apply for additional free legal representation. Legal issues may include family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits.  For more information on the legal clinic, contact the Veterans Legal Initiative at 713-759-1133.



An annual fair filled with information for veterans is set to return to Richmond next week for its fourth year.  The Eastern Indiana Veteran Resource Fair will be 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. October 20, 2017, at the Tom Raper Center on the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road, Richmond, IN.  Doors will close at 1:00 p.m. to ensure all veterans are served. Admission is free.  For more information, contact Brian Rea, disabled veteran outreach program specialist for WorkOne, at 765-962-8591.


Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System (DHR) is partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) and other local and state agencies to host the “Veterans Health, Education, and Benefits Fair” on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M.  The fair will take place at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, located at 118 Paseo del Prado, Edinburg, TX, 78593. Veterans, spouses and dependents are welcome to attend this event, free of charge.



To help answer questions, local members of the DAV will present a veterans information seminar in Salina, Kansas.  The seminar is from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23, 2017, at VFW Post #1432, 1108 West Crawford, Salina, KS. Like all DAV services, this seminar is free to all veterans and members of their families.  In conjunction with the seminar, between the hours of 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., local National Service Officers will be providing claims assistance.  For further information regarding this event, please contact National Service Officer George Jason at 316-688-6722.



The Franklin County Commissioners and the county Veteran Affairs (VA) office will host the 2017 Veteran Expo on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Chambersburg Mall near Scotland, PA.  The event targets veterans, active servicemembers, surviving spouses and dependents to ensure that eligible individuals are aware of the benefits they have earned.  More than 65 exhibitors are expected at the expo which will include businesses, community service providers, health care professionals, VA organizations, education and training providers.  The state mobile outreach van will be on site to assist veterans with initiating compensation claims, and information will be available on the county's Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet service-dog program.  Breakfast will be available, and a full lunch will be served to all.  For more information, call the VA help line at 717-263-4326.

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