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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, June 3, 2015 7A Jimmy LaPlante, Marc Venerable and David Schaffer are getting ready to hit something somewhere during the Memorial Day Veterans' Golf Tournament at Mr. Huff Golf Course. Photos by Will Farris Veterans gather for golf event Will Farris Staff Writer On Memorial Day 35 veterans descended on Mt. Huff Golf Course. It wasn't the D-Day invasion but rather the second annual Memorial Day Veterans' Golf Tournament. The event started in 2014 and was initiated by Plumas County Veteran Support Officer Jimmy LaPlante. The day began beautiful and sunny with a few impressive thunderheads building over the surrounding ridges. It got gray in the afternoon and there were a few distant thunderclaps with a splattering of rain, but not nearly enough to dampen the spirits of the golfers. The event was a scramble: The teams were made up of four players and each player played the best ball of the four including the drive, any number of intermediate strokes until the green is reached and any number of putts to sink the ball. Prizes were awarded for In'st, second and third, closest to the pin on specific holes, and the longest drive. Nobody seemed conoerned about the outcome and there was a lot more laughter and ribbing than golf. Joe Azevedo and David Smutts assisted LaPlante with the logistics and organization of the tournament. Azevedo also supplied cigars, which were enjoyed by many. Local merchants and organizations, including the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, provided sponsor support in the form of money or gifts. Four of the five military branches were represented, all but the U.S. Coast Guard, and there was a general feeling of oneness about the entire day -- after all, we proudly served our country. There are about 2,100 veterans in Plumas County, a relatively large percentage of our small population. The golf tournament is the beginning of a goal by LaPlante to provide activities that more veterans can participate in. A large percentage of our veterans are from the Vietnam era but it doesn't matter what time period a vet served in. It's the sense of belonging that most vets miss from active service. Many feel after their service that they are isolated and that civilians just can't understand, which makes them feel even more isolated. We don't have many women veterans in the county, but they would be just as welcome in gatherings of this type. This is a way to reconnect with the team feeling, to refresh oneself and perhaps to heal a little. After golf there was a dinner and a prize giveaway with a enough prizes to go around. The whole day was immensely successful and people went home with smiles, full bellies and warm feelings. 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Photos by James Wilson 2nd Infaqtrl, Division soldiers sought The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the The Only Locally Owned and Operated Propane Company in Plumas & Sierra Counties! ............... ..... 65 East Sierra Ave, Bortola 530-839--1959 Very Competively Priced No delivery fees, statement fees, or hidden costs. "We Live Local, We Shop Local, We Support Local" association and its 94th secretary-treasurer Bob annual reunion in San Haynes at Antonio, Texas, from Sept. 22 2idahq@comcast.net or to 26, contact 224-225-1202. Lowest Prices of the Year for Exterior Painting! 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