Barker’s annual tribute to area veterans will be held on November 9 at the Barker Fire Hall, and veterans and families are urged to get their tickets early. Veterans from any service branch, in war or peacetime, are invited to sign up to attend. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and there will be a buffet dinner by Donna Eick and staff of Divine Dining at 5 p.m. Following will be a tribute to veterans and music by local musicians, including the BCS Concert Choir and the “Vignettes,” Karen Corwin, Anne Leuer and Sue Rose. The evening’s surprise guest speaker will be a foreign-born person who was helped by our veterans and came here to become a service member and serve our veterans in return. Veterans eat free but must sign up and get a guest ticket. All others pay $7. Tickets are available at Thee Barker Store or by calling Wally Coates at 795-9948. Space is limited, so please get your tickets soon.