The Charleston American Legion Post #8 held swearing in ceremonies on July 9, for 2014 officers.

The gavel was passed from past commander, Kenneth Dillard, to new commander, Jim West.

Other officers installed were Senior Vice Commander, Kenneth Dillard; Adjutant, Mark Martin; Finance Officer, James McFerran; Chaplain and Membership Chairman, Walter Thompson; Sergeant of Arms, Eugene Cox; Historian, Gary Edgmon and Service Officer, Wayne Ayers.

If anyone is interested in joining the American Legion, call Walter Thompson at (479) 965-4642 or come to the chapter home at 106 South School Street in Charleston on the second Tuesday of the month.