Buddy Checks

posted Mar 31, 2020, 3:08 PM by Mark Mills   [ updated Mar 31, 2020, 3:08 PM ]

Custer Legionnaires,

Custer Post #46 has activated its Buddy Check Program. All Post members are being contacted to ensure their well-being and to arrange for any necessary assistance.

Post Commander Donald Hone directed activation of this program due to personal isolation resulting from the Wuhan Flu pandemic “social distancing” measures. Post Service Officer Glen Talley. Jr. is managing the program with principal assistance from Post Adjutant Ralph Sowder, and Post Chaplain Paul Larson. Other Post members are assisting with telephone calls.

All Post members can expect periodic buddy checks while “social distancing” measures remain in effect. All members are encouraged to keep in touch with each other via telephone, e-mail, and other convenient means.

Stay in contact. And if you need any assistance, call Post Adjutant Sowder at (605) 673-3930 or any of the Post Officers. Veterans helping veterans. This is what the American Legion does!

14 April Post Meeting Cancelled

posted Mar 30, 2020, 6:11 PM by Mark Mills   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 6:11 PM ]

Custer Legionnaires,

From Post Commander Donald Hone: “I am cancelling the April 14 post regular meeting. As it stands now all Fed/State and Local advice is to avoid contact and follow hygiene procedures. Future meetings will be addressed with respect to the safety orders in effect at that time. Stay well everybody, follow guidelines of State and local government authorities. With common sense and Gods good grace we will get through this trying time and things will return to the old normal.”

Updates will be posted here and the “Custer American Legion Post 46” Facebook page. For immediate questions, contact Post Adjutant Ralph Sowder at (605) 673-3930.

02 April Custer Blood Drive

posted Mar 23, 2020, 6:00 PM by Mark Mills   [ updated Mar 23, 2020, 6:01 PM ]

Custer Legionnaires,

The 02 April 2020 blood drive will be conducted as scheduled, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm at the Custer Masonic Temple.  Details are contained in below attached files.

Blood drives are defined as “essential functions” by FEMA and CDC. And the U.S. Surgeon General is telling people to “give blood”. So encourage family, friends, and neighbors to donate blood on April 2nd. They will be giving the gift of life! 

SD Coronavirus Information

posted Mar 16, 2020, 10:53 AM by Mark Mills   [ updated Mar 16, 2020, 10:55 AM ]

Custer Legionnaires,

South Dakota Department of Health has established a “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information” webpage at, It contains; statewide status, precautions, guidance, and resources in a quick and usable format.

There has been much news about the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The SD DOH webpage provides information you can actually use. It is a good first stop for those searching for local data.

As far as the near-future, expect; event cancellations, temporary closure of facilities, travel slowdown/cancellation, and increased “remote working”. All of this “social distancing” is designed to slow the virus’s spread.

What you can do is to pay close attention to your own health and casual physical contact with others. Remember to keep in touch with relatives, friends, and neighbors who may be at risk. These especially include the elderly, homebound, and those with existing medical conditions. Your assistance may be critical for them.

Stay healthy!

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