On July 10, the William F. Ball American Legion Auxiliary Unit #48 held the installation of new officers for the 2017-2018 year. Judi Blair was the installing officer. Seated left to right is Judi Blair, Beth Lycke, president and Sheila Cruse, vice president. Standing is Carol Thompson, outgoing president and now historian; Ann Kurtenbach, treasurer, Christine Lloyd, secretary and Cassie Harrell, chaplain. The Auxiliary looks forward to a new year working our mission: “In the spirit of service, not self, we support the American Legion and honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.” If anyone is interested in learning more about the organization meetings, are held the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the American Legion. Contributed photo