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Missouri may get new veterans home

A year after signing off on a $33 million improvement program for the state’s veterans’ homes, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is launching plans to build a new nursing home to address a growing waiting list of residents. The governor’s proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 calls for $500,000 to begin drawing up […]

Mo VFW Commander Cowan Travels to District 1

Missouri VFW District 1 held it’s VOD/PP Awards ceremony on January 16th in Chillicothe, MO.  The event was hosted by Chillicothe VFW Post 858.  State Commander Nancy Cowan and Auxiliary President Shelia Allen were in attendance for the presentations. Full story and pictures can be found at –

First Six Months in Review

Commanders, The first six months of this year are off to a slow start. By now everyone should be close if not past the 85% mark.  Need to get our posts to work on increasing their membership!  Getting people motivated is a hard task but I know that you are up to the challenge.  Our […]


The VFW Scout of the Year program is designed to recognize the youth of our communities in their development of lifetime core values of honor, integrity, courage and commitment as evidenced by Scouting achievement, leadership, participation, and selfless service.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars conducts a nationwide Scout of the Year Scholarship competition annually.  This […]