Veterans of Foreign Wars Grant Farmer Post 992 Commander Trina Parrish pulls double duty, also serving as the post’s bingo games manager.

As the primary fundraiser, proceeds from bingo games cover operating costs at the site at 102 N. Colville St.

Games are played on Mondays and Tuesdays, Trina said in the post’s July newsletter. Early bird bingo starts at 6:15 p.m., followed at 6:30 by the regular session. “The more who play — the more we pay,” she said.

Volunteers to assist at the event are always in demand, whether one night per month or more as schedules allow. The post can schedule helpers’ times.

In addition, the aging bingo equipment is breaking down and some of it needs to be replaced.

Lorena Garanzuay has accepted the gavel as 2018-2019 VFW Auxiliary president.

“We would like to see more members attend the meetings and would appreciate more volunteers for events,” she said in the newsletter.

She stressed the auxiliary membership of men and women serves the post in whatever capacity is required.

Linda Maughan, is the new VFW Auxiliary treasurer.

A Milton-Freewater resident, she just become a member of Post 992. Among her duties is shepherding annual member dues for the fiscal year from July 1-June 30,

VFW 992 also has the services of Don Schack, post chaplain, who pays calls on members who may be down and out.  

And as quartermaster, Russ Heaton manages dues for local and national membership, among other responsibilities.

The spacious Post hall can be rented for birthdays, quinceñeras, wedding receptions, anniversaries, baptisms and “just good ol’ fun times.” Proceeds provide income for the building fund.

Contact Joe Koning at 525-1310 or email for more details.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313. 

Annie joined the U-B news staff in 1979 and since 1990 has written Etcetera, a daily community column. She was promoted to a copy editing post in 2007. She edits copy, designs and lays out pages, including the weekly arts and entertainment guide Marquee,

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