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American Legion Post 55

Record amount raised in annual poker run

By Sabrina Bates News Producer More than a decade ago a group of S.A.L.s came together for the purpose of offering a fun event to help a family in need. That vision was part of one designed by the group’s fallen brother and former Weakley County Press Sports Editor Joey Guest. A couple of years…

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Annual Joey Guest Poker Run is bigger than ever

By Sabrina Bates News Producer The annual event to raise money for a local family began nearly 10 years ago when members of the Sons of the American Legion squadron of Post #55 decided to put together a bike run and donate the proceeds to those in need. Since that first event, the Sons have…

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Legion family offers tradition

By Sabrina Bates News Producer Members of each of the four divisions of the American Legion Post #55 in Martin can be seen at various events working with other local organizations throughout the year. The ladies Auxiliary Unit provides gifts to veterans in local nursing homes during the holiday season. The members also spend time…

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Football parents to host Charger Shrimp Boil

By Randy Cavin Press Sports Editor If you like shrimp, grilled chicken, potatoes and corn, then the parents of the Westview High School football players have just the thing for you. The parents are holding the inaugural Westview Shrimp Boil at the American Legion Post 55 in Martin Aug. 15. Tickets are $50 each and…

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Legion family garnering state attention

By Sabrina Bates News Producer An organization that has a long-standing tradition of service for an elite group of those who have served their country is taking its message statewide. With leadership changes on a local level, the updates for the American Legion Post #55 in Martin have drawn the attention of leaders of the…

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