The American Legion Auxiliary project Purses with a Purpose was very successful last week.  According to reports over 1,200 purses were donated along with toiletries and other items for homeless female veterans. The project was the brain child of Auxiliary State vice president Elizabeth Paes. The donated items will be distributed to agencies throughout the state and the Hot Springs VA. Local coordinator was Jean Vackiner.  If you have any questions, call or text Jean at 402-376-4648 or email