Hero of the Week: 'Veterans and Friends' golf

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DECATUR -- Dale Jones felt the nudge, so he started Veterans and Friends.

Now after establishing the golf group that brings veterans, people with disabilities and their friends together, Dale Jones feels the nudge again.

Jones has expanded Veterans and Friends to certify Boy Scouts, help run tournaments all over town, and now its latest venture: expand beyond Decatur.

That's why he challenged a group of Springfield veterans to come to Red Tail Run in Decatur for an I-72 scramble showdown between the two cities. The event drew more than 70 golfers.


Week 1: Shannon Roberts, MacArthur

Week 2: Fowler Connell, Danville

Week 3: Ken Leonard, Sacred Heart-Griffin

Week 4: Micah and Dennis Sheppard, Meridian

Week 5: Emily Short, Decatur

Week 6: Veterans and Friends golf