Vet View

Veterans Officer will be at Legion Sept. 9


We are starting to cool down as I write this column. We have had three veterans go to Roudebush VA Hospital in Indianapolis. I have had 13 veterans come into my office for help.

I have had 44 veterans to call my office. I will be at the American Legion Post 72 in Crawfordsville 1-4:30 p.m. Sept. 9 to give support to any veteran or spouse who need it.

On Sept. 11 the First United Pentecostal Church will have a special event representing the 9/11 event. I will be at this event.

Here are some of the statics from 9/11: 2,753 deaths at the World Trade Center; 184 deaths at the Pentagon; 40 deaths on United Flight 93; 420 deaths from 9/11 linked cancers; 204 New York firefighters who have died from 9/11 related illnesses; and 241 New York police officers who have died from 9/11 related illnesses.

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Purdue Extension and the Pinney-Purdue Agricultural Center, in cooperation AgrAbility and the Indiana Chapter of the Farmer Veteran Coalition, will host an in-person workshop 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT Sept. 14 at the Pinney-Purdue Ag. Center, 11402 S. County Line Road, Wanatah. The workshop is for veterans who have an interest in farming and agriculture.

Planned topics will be an overview and tour of Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center; options for greenhouse and vegetable production enterprises; farmers market opportunities; high-tunnel productions; direct marketing and entrepreneurship; Farmer Veteran Coalition programs and opportunities; Indiana AgVets Certification and Internship Program; and more. Register at the link and if you have questions contact


Joe Ellis is the Montgomery County Veterans Officer. He can be reached at the Montgomery County Office Building, 110 W. South Blvd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933; by email at; by landline telephone at 361-4133; or by cellphone at 765-401-0432.


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