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Ouachita County to recognize veterans and patriots

by Special to the Camden News | August 4, 2022 at 5:00 a.m.


Ouachita Judge Robbie McAdoo has designated September as "Veteran's and Patriot's Awareness & Appreciation Month" and is seeking names and information of veterans of Ouachita County to celebrate this event. Information to be obtained includes name, town of residence, branch of service, rank, countries served in, conflict served, years served and medals and awards. The deadline for submitting names to Veterans Affairs for recognition at this year's event is August 12th. Contact Jim Bob Davis at 870-837-2216 to add names.

Our veterans and patriots will be honored throughout the month of September culminating with a dinner on September 8th at 6 pm held at Cullendale First Baptist Church. All veterans are invited and encouraged to attend the event. Please note - this is an event to honor our veterans and is not political; therefore, no political paraphernalia in any form will be allowed.

Local businessman Josh Steed, who has spearheaded veteran recognition for years, joins additional sponsors of the event this year - Ouachita County Judge Robbie McAdoo, the Camden Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hubert J. Purifoy VFW Post 4554, Josh Steed with Deluxe Barber Shop and Pit Stop Quick Lube, the Shoppers Guide, Cullendale First Baptist Church, Lockheed Martin and various other local area businesses. Local individuals and businesses that would like to donate items or offer coupons and/or discounts for this years event should contact Jim Bob Davis at 870-837-2216.

According to the Veterans Administration Office of Actuary there are currently 1,800 veterans in Ouachita County. During this month, local businesses are encouraged to offer discounts to veterans to show their support; if such discounts are available, please notify the Chamber of Commerce of those discounts so that we can disseminate that information to Veterans.

Contacts:

Robbie McAdoo

Ouachita County Judge

870-837-2210

[email protected]

Jim B. Davis

Ouachita County Veterans Service Officer

870-837-2216

[email protected]

Beth Osteen

[email protected]

Camden Area Chamber of Commerce

870-836-6426

Josh Steed

Deluxe Barber Shop/Pit Stop Quick Lube

870-818-9453

[email protected]


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