Services, activities for veterans in the region

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Launch of the preventive dental program

The Preble County Veterans Services Commission has established a preventative dental program to promote good oral hygiene and general health by connecting veterans with local dentists in Preble County. Services offered include: basic annual review; basic dental cleaning; panoramic x-ray (if recommended; wingbite x-ray (if recommended; fluoride treatment (if recommended.) If after the exam the dentist finds other dental problems (other than root canal, braces or crowns) PC VSC can assist with additional items on a case-by-case basis depending on the treating dentist’s treatment plan.

Eligibility:

1) The veteran must have been discharged with at least a “General” or higher characterization, and

2) At least (1) one day of active duty outside of training, OR currently receiving VA compensation or pension, and

3) The Veteran must have met a Service Officer in our office within the 2 years immediately prior to the issuance of the voucher, and

4) Be in possession of a valid Preble County Veterans Identification Card issued by the Preble County Veterans Services Office, and

5) Veteran must be a resident of Preble County for at least 90 days.

6) Income Verification — 250% of current year’s poverty level/family size. Can provide latest tax return or current pay/income stubs. Report any VA pension/compensation amounts.

If you are interested in using this program, contact the Preble County Veterans Services Commission, 1322 North Barron St., Eaton, at 937-456-6111.

Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations

The deadline for submitting nominations for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is approaching, and the organization wants to hear from those who know of former service members who are excelling and making a difference in society. Established in 1992, the Hall of Fame recognizes those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and continue to contribute to our communities, state, and nation through outstanding acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service or philanthropy.

Each year, the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame inducts up to 20 veterans based on the recommendations of an executive committee of veterans from across the state and the approval of the governor of the Ohio. ‘Ohio.

Last year, the Hall of Fame inducted the class of 2021 at a series of regional ceremonies due to ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. With plans to return to a traditional ceremony in the fall, it’s once again time to light up exceptional service after service.

The deadline to submit nomination forms for consideration for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2022 is June 1.

West Alexandria American Legion Post 322

All Legion, Sons, Auxiliary and Associate dues were due January 1, 2022. Monthly meetings are held as follows: Legion Members—second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.; Sons members — second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.; Auxiliary members — first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. L’Euchre is played every Wednesday at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee, 50/50 draw. Sr. Fun Bunch meets Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. For room rentals, call 937-839-4015. For any other questions about the Legion, contact Dave Sizemore, Commanding Officer at 937-478-6407.

Post Eaton VFW 8066

Post 8066 is open Tuesday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come Tuesdays for Taco Tuesday and Euchre, Wednesdays for Wii Bowling and Happy Hour from 5-7pm, Thursdays for pool league, Thursdays and Fridays for Bar Poker from 4:30pm; the first, second and fourth Friday for karaoke at 7 p.m., and Sunday for breakfast at 8 a.m. and the pool open. The post is closed on Mondays. There is now an ATM inside. Each Wednesday will feature Larry & Phyllis on the Mic, a two-piece band.

New Paris American Legion Post 360

Post 360 is open Sunday 11am-10pm, Monday-Thursday 3pm-10pm, Friday 1pm-midnight, Saturday 11am-midnight. Are you looking for a job from home? There’s always something going on at Post 360 and new members are welcome. Monthly events open to the public include: the second Saturday of each month, DJ Duo spins their favorite tunes; the third Saturday of each month, a euchre tournament, and the fourth Saturday of each month, a karaoke.

Camden VFW Post 1577

Monthly Auxlliary meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Camden VFW Post 1577 is located at 291 S. Main St., Camden.

New Lebanon American Legion Post 762

Post 762 is open Monday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Breakfast is served on Saturday from 8 am to 11 am.

DAV meetings

Disabled American Veterans meet the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Station No. 322 at 1477 Ohio 503 South in West Alexandria. Members are encouraged to attend. Veterans looking for a local legion are welcome. Active duty and younger veterans are also encouraged to become members.

PC Veterans Service ID Cards

Preble County Veterans Services now offers honorably discharged veterans the option of having photo ID. You can get your ID card from Veterans Services at no cost to you. You must bring a copy of your DD214 attesting to the discharge character. For more information, you can contact Veterans Services at 937-456-6111.

“We Care” Program

In an effort to recognize the sacrifices of our local veterans and to promote spending within our own community, Preble County Veteran Services maintains a program called “We Care”. Veterans Services will provide honorably discharged local veterans with an official “photo ID card” to be presented to local businesses when shopping. The veteran would then receive a discount on the total cost of the purchase. For more information, contact Veterans Services at 937-456-6111 or 1322 N. Barron St., Eaton.

Editor’s Note: Organizations whose meeting notices or events are included in Veterans News are encouraged to send updated information to Eddie Mowen at [email protected]

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