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Quilters Win Top Prize in VFW Post’s Raffle

Local residents Charlie and Ann Quilter held the winning ticket for an iPad Mini 2, the top prize in VFW Post 5868’s raffle fundraiser. The fundraiser wrapped up with a drawing last Thursday, Dec. 5, and surpassed expectations, said Post Commander Arnie Silverman. Other winners...

VFW Wins Regular Season Finale

VFW hit three home runs in its regular season finale to beat Newport Beach’s 90 Meters. Grady Morgan and Christian Holm both homered in the first inning and VFW took a quick 5-0 lead and never looked back. Morgan’s home run was his fifth of the season, which led the Majors...

Join Us in the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Editor, We not only want you to join, but we need you to join our great, veterans’ support organization. Our Post and Ladies Auxiliary have been serving both veterans’ and the community’s needs for over 67 years. In addition, the VFW nationally is a potent force in persuading...

I Hate A Parade

By Arnold silverman   Ever since I was a kid I’ve hated parades. When I was growing up in Washington D.C. in the ‘30s and the queen and king of England came to visit President Roosevelt, I turned down my father’s invitation to go downtown and watch the parade.  And year...

Laguna’s VFW Seeks a New Lifeline

Arnie Silverman served in the Korean War as a forward observer for a mortar platoon. Over half a century later, that experience qualifies him to be a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and to serve anew, this time as a mentor with Santa Ana’s Combat Veterans Court, where...

Little League: Majors Division:

VFW vs. Hobie By Jennifer Sweet, Special to the Independent VFW kept their bid for first place alive Friday, April 29, by defeating Hobie 4-3. VFW took the early lead with two runs in the first when Cole Paxon hit a single and stole second and then Jack Dickenson hit a home run....

Little League

Juniors Win in Marathon Slugfest By Shelley Detweiler, Special LBLL Correspondent Playing into the late hours of March 26, the Little League team Laguna Five-O battled for more than three hours against central Irvine’s Stanford, winning 29-13. Laguna started strong with seven...

Majors Baseball, VFW 10; Rotary 3

By Ron Paxson, Special to the Independent After the Patriot’s Day Parade, VFW squared off for the season opener for the majors division at Riddle Field. Home team Rotary quickly jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning on a walk by Remy Mackel, a double by Nate Hunt, and a...