American Legion Post 250


Commander's Corner


Dear Legion Family

As you can see, we have changed our newsletter format.  It will include the Calendar,

Post Everlasting, and Notes from the Commander.  This is being done to help get the

newsletter to you earlier hopefully.  We still had a few members complaining they weren’t

being received on time. It should also cut the number of pages in half unless special

events are planned and need more room.


The rest of the Legion family should let me know what is going on with them the following

month and I will add it to my article.


On a sad note, due to lack of participation and continuing loss of revenue, Lunch is

being Suspended until further notice starting July 31.  Breakfast will continue as before

from 8:30 to 10:30.


SAL will be providing (REAL TENDERLOINS) AT THE hillbilly 500 on August 5 from

0930 to 1300.  If you want to help see Charlie Webster. Help is always need with setting

up and tearing down.


The Riders will be sponsoring a Memorial Ride August 19 with food after the ride. 

Contact Brian Anderson or someone from that group if you would like to attend.


Last but not least the Legion will be holding their annual Roadblock August 19. 

If interested in helping contact Bob Williams or myself. 


Special thanks to Rook, Derrick and Brad for roasting the pig for the Birthday party and

to all the others who helped by pitching in food and helped in setting up and cleaning up. 

I think everyone had a good time.


Over the past month Danny Kern hit the Super and donated $500 back to the Post. 

Hughes Auto donated $300 for a new fan to utilize on the deck.  SAL and ALR

donated $1000 each to help pay on Line of Credit.  Regretfully we have had to utilize

it the last couple of months as business has been slow, normal for summer months.


I know I have just started my third and possibly my last term, but I feel we accomplished

a great deal in cutting the  balance of the mortgage. The first year not as good as the

second.  I would like to cut it down as much as possible this third term.  Most or a lot of

donations came from members out of state, but we had several local members donate

$1000 each.

We have a total of 1095 members (310 Aux, 287 SAL, 498 Legion, ALR are dual

members). If only 16.5% of our membership would give just $10 a month, we could pay

the mortgage off in 4-5 years. If all members would give $10 a month if would only take

1.5 years. I know money is tight, but let’s try and make as big a dent as possible these

next 11 months.


As always a special thanks to those who help during food nights and other projects here

at the Post.



Gary Mesarosh






























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Past Commanders of Cecil C. Martin Post 250



*Irving Horton – 1920

*Payot O. Scheibe –1921 –35 –42

*George L. Gibbons –1921

*William H. Harrison, Sr. –1922 –23

*Carl Chastain –1924

*Fred Scheibe –1925

*Roy E. Dalton –1926

*George M. Foist –1927 –28 –29

*Ralph R. Burton –1930

*Clyde W. Smith –1931-32-33

*Floyd E. Tindall –1934

*Quincy Huff –1936

*John L.Scheibe –1937

*Lester Lowery –1939

*Ernest L. Root –1940

*J.R. Hamilton MD –1941-42

*Francis X. Newman –44-1945

*Claude Reynolds –45-46

*Robert Colker –1946 –47

* Donald McNeely 1947-48

*Gilbert E. Sheeks  --1948-49-50

 William H. Harrison, Jr.–1950 –51 –52

*Charles R. Jones –1952 –53

*Howard Mann  --1953 –54

*Rodney Gardner –1954-55

*Fred Hilgeman –1955-56

*Wayne Hatfield -1956-57

*Richard Kindred -1957-58

  Frank Braman –1958—59—60

*Wallace Burton –1960-61

* Frank Raymond—1961-62

*James Colglazier –1962-63-64

*Phil Cornwell –1964-65

*Robert Connell –1965-66

*Ernest Elliott –1966-67

*William H. Brown –1967-68—73—74

  Joe Goldsby –1968-69

*Kim Bartlett –1969-70

  John Johnson –1970-71

*Harry Mathews –1971-72

*Wilson “Adam” Hunsucker –1972 -73

  John Peterson –1974-75

 * Lee Brown –1975-76

*Charles Hedrick –1976—77

*Ben Robinson –1977-78-79—85-86-87-97-98-99

*Jim Workman –1979-80-81

 Gerald Williams –1981-82

*John David Phillips 1982-83

 James Gentry –1983-84

 Eddie Mann –1984-85

 William Kramer –1987—88

*Fred Hoeltke –1988-89

*Jim Robertson –1989-90

 Charles Lancaster –1990-91-92

 Don Drake –1992-93-94

 Billy Jack Lashlee –1994-95-96-97

 Lee Hupp –1999-2000- 01-2004-05-2005-06-2009-10/2010-11/20011-12

 Randy Beeler – 2001 –02—03—04

 *Harold Robbins 2006—07—08—09

 Robert Williams 2012-13/2013-14/2014-15