(USING OUR NEWSPAPERTOOLS.COM) Love Your Vets launches a newspaper and shopper in oroville california. called "The Veteran News & Shopper"
The Veteran News & Shopper Publisher
You are probably wondering what the heck is The Veteran News & Shopper and why.
Ron Alexander - Publisher providing support for our veteran brothers and sisters needing help. We are all veteran Well, my name is Ron Alexander and three years ago I started working with the annual Gold Rush Car Show held every year in May during the Feather Fiesta Days week. My job is the produce the artwork, embroidered hats, screen printed t-shirts, posters, dash plaques, trophies and publish the show publication.
About six months ago (Late 2015) the owner of The Digger Shopper called me and ask if I would be interested in buying the publication. But after reviewing the financials I had to decline the offer. Then last month I heard that The Digger Shopper was up for sale at a much lower price and if it did not sell it would be going out of business. So I approached the owner again and negotiated a price. But when it came down to signing a Business Purchase Agreement the owner changed his mind.
I am a member of the Oroville Chamber and have know Cliff Marler for several years. I had Cliff accompany me to the final meeting at The Digger and when the deal fell through and publication was going out of business, I told Cliff we would start The Veteran News & Shopper.
I am the Executive Director of Love Your Vets. The organization is made up of a group of veterans volunteers and no salaries are paid leaving all our fundraising efforts to go to helping our veterans. The Veteran News & Shopper will help Love Your Vets accomplish our goal as well as keep the former community icon “The Digger Shopper” resource available in Oroville & The Greater Oroville Area.
All of us at Love Your Vets and The Veteran New & Shop - per thank our reader and business advertisers for your support of our Veterans. Military Experience: Combat Engineer United States Marine Corps August 1966 – April 1970 Oceanside, California In 1966 I joined the Marine Corps for four years right out of high school in Memphis, Tennessee and went to Perris Island for boot camp, Camp Lejeune for Infantry Training Regiment and Combat Engineer School. In March 1967 after completing Staging Battalion training at Camp Pendleton I went to Vietnam. I was stationed in I Corps which bordered the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separated South Vietnam from its northern enemy at the Dong Ha base camp with the 11th Engineer Battalion. We built fire bases along the DMZ - Khe Suah, Con Thien, C2 and A3 - we constructed bunkers, mine fields and artillery implacements. I was wound - ed in September 1967 at Con Thien. Education: 1983 San Diego State University BS Degree, Business Management 1985 San Diego State University MA Degree, Industrial Technology 2001 Palomar College AA Degree, Electronic Publishing
Editor in Chief
Cliff Marler - Editor in Chief As many of you know I was born in Oroville and graduated from Oroville High School and attended Butte Collage successfully completing college level courses in business, salesmanship, advertising and retail management.
In 1966 I volunteered for the Draft and served two years in the US Army Specialist E4. I was responsible for recruitment of woman into the military service. Aided in development of a special campaign which resulted in the recruitment of 3,000 individuals in 30 days.
I have worked at The Area Agency on Aging PSA 3 CSU Chico , Resource Development Specialist (fundraising). I have also been responsible for the operations of “The Senior Citizens Monthly Newspaper” in the Bay Area (Counties of: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Alameda, Marin, Sonoma, Lake, Napa and Mendocino. I enjoy Fly Fishing , Camping, Hiking and Road Trips with wife Audrey.
I also work, part time, at the Oroville Chamber Of Commerce in Member Services. I want to thank Ron Alexander for giving me the opportunity to serve Love Your Vets and Oroville.