LDN donation

Lufkin Daily News publisher Jackie Zimmerman, left, presents a check for more than $500 to VFW Post 1836 Commander Ashley Bratton. The funds came from donations made by residents, in honor of Memorial Day 2022, who placed photos for $5 each of their loved ones who have served or are serving in the U.S. military. All of the funds from the photos were donated to the VFW. Bratton said the funds will be used for programs that serve both veterans and their families in need as well as for VFW operating needs. The VFW meets the second Monday of each month. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the post on Ford Chapel Drive.

Daniel L. Gallant has been named the District Ranger of the Angelina and Sabine National Forests, according to Forest Supervisor Kimpton Cooper.

“As a District Ranger, I am proud to represent the U.S. Forest Service and embrace the privilege of managing public lands for current and future generations,” Gallant said.