The monthly meeting of Post 8554 will be on January 16th at the Post building behind the jail on Post Hill Street, at 6:30 p.m.Business for this meeting includes obtaining new rifles for the honor guard, we have a line on some M1 Garands. They are presently located in VFW post 2775 in Orange Texas.We are also proud to announce the winners of the local Patriots Pen Contest. With the number of entries we were able to place four and forward them to the district competition.1st Place goes to Natalie J. Hoffman2nd Place goes to Katy E. Armstrong3rdPlace goes to Madison R. Anderson4th Place goes to James N. DurstNatalie Hoffman placed 3rd in the district competition and her entry was sent on up to the state competition in Austin. We congradulate the winners and thank all those of you that entered. Your rewards are on the way.A special thanks to Mitzi Drennan, Mason teacher, for her part in promoting this competition.For information concerning VFW post 8554 contact Lawrence Spell Post Commmander 429-6224.