Devil Pups Awards Night Made the News

Here's the St. George News article:



Stopgap Spending Measure Passed by Congress

Congress passed and the President signed, a stopgap spending measure (H.R. 5325) that avoids a government shutdown when the fiscal year ends today.  This measure provides full year of funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects, and extending current funding levels for the rest of the government through December 9.  Lawmakers return for legislative business after the election, with the House gaveling in on Monday, November 14, and the Senate the following day.

The spending measure also includes provisions that allow VA to provide fertility services or cover the cost of adoption for veterans with service-connected infertility issues. "We are exceptionally pleased that Congress has passed this legislation granting veterans struggling with service-connected infertility the reproductive medical coverage they require to help them restore their lives and build their families--it is simply the right thing to do," said Garry Augustine, DAV Executive Director, Washington Headquarters.

12 November 2016 - 3rd Annual Veterans Day 5K & Fun Run

Southern Utah Veterans Home
3rd Annual Veterans Day 5K
& Fun Run
12 November 2016
160 N 200 E, Ivins, Utah

Southern Utah Veterans Home will be holding its 3rd Annual Veterans Day 5K & Fun Run on Saturday, November 12th at 9:30 am! (See the attached flier). This event is a great way of celebrating Veterans Day by walking, running or rolling a mile with the Veterans of SUVH or running a 5K and is a partnership with the Santa Clara/Ivins schools - connecting with Veterans service project.

We are still accepting sponsorships, so if you or your organization/business would like to be a sponsor and receive a mention at the race and in the press release as well as your logo on the back of the race t-shirt, please let me know. Sponsorships are $100 and are due by October 26th. I've attached the sponsor form to this email as well for your convenience.

For questions or more information please call me at 435-634-5264.


VIE VAN NOY, MS, TRT | Director of Community Relations
Southern Utah Veterans Home
160 N 200 E
Ivins, UT 84738
O: 435-634-5264 | C:435.619.9663

2016 Sept Veterans Voice

The "Veterans Voice" Newsletter for September 2016 is now online and ready to view. This edition focuses on Education and Training for Veterans/Military throughout our great State.
(Click on the underlined link above to read.)

23 Sep 2016 - Devil Pup Awards Night

2015 Graduates at Awards Night

Please remember our Devil Pup Awards Night program on Friday evening, September 23rd.  This year it will be held at the Southern Utah Veterans Home in Ivins, where Col. Toole is currently residing.  We will have food catered by Brick Oven in the Multi-Purpose Room, where we will also have an award ceremony for Col. Toole as he retires from Devil Pups.  Rich Linsday, President of Devil Pups, Inc. and  Col. Ray Blum, Devil Pups board member, both long time friends of Col. Toole, will attend, as will Heather Ham, Devil Pups, Inc. coordinator.  We are looking forward to honoring our seven new graduates and celebrating Col. Toole’s nearly 40 years of volunteer service to the Devil Pup program.

Doors open at 6:00, food at 6:30, program to begin at 7:00.  Please be aware that Col. Toole has had a couple small strokes and is suffering from dementia.  He may be overwhelmed by this evening's program - a program that he’s poured his heart and soul into for so many years.

Please send me an e-mail if you plan to attend, letting me know how many will be in your party.  I want to make sure you don’t leave hungry.  Thanks to all of you - let me know if you have questions.
Donna Toole
SoUtah Devil Pup Coordinator
dtoole (at) sunrivertoday (dot) com (you know how to correct this)