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VA health clinic at veterans center
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Jimmie Connors Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6311 is keeping its promise.

It has arranged for the first Veterans Administration mobile health clinic visit to the new Moffat Community Center/Manteca Veterans Center on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free screening at the Moffat Boulevard location is available to all veterans.

Besides serving as a VFW home, the post plans to make the building a center for as many veterans’ activities and needs as possible. They also want to eventually include community events.

The VFW is still selling bricks for $100 donations for the Veterans Honor plaza.

The plaza will be located along the sidewalk and the north end of the building.  The bricks will be placed around a flag pole that will have emblems of the branches of the military at its base.

For brick donations or to simply help the effort you can reach Adjutant Dave Bricker by either emailing or calling 456.7299.

Post Commander Carlon Perry can be contacted by emailing or calling 275.0410.

The VFW is a non-profit organization that meets IRS requirements for donations to be tax deductible.

Run for the

Fallen Saturday

The East Union High JROTC is calling on Mantecans to turn out this Saturday at Louise Avenue and Airport Way for the California Run for the Fallen.

On the last Saturday and Sunday of every September, a team of runners embark on a 150-mile run through California.  At each mile, the run team will place an American flag with a personal biographical card for each California service member who has fallen in the Global War on Terror.  Each mile ran and each flag saluted is to pay homage to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and to their families left behind.

The runners will be passing through Manteca around noon on Saturday. The run respectfully honors fallen California soldiers that have been killed during combat since 2001.  Last year saw the effort honor 749 soldiers who have given their live for our freedom. 


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email