Booz­man trav­els state dur­ing break

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NEWS -

U.S. Sen. John Booz­man criss­crossed the state dur­ing the In­de­pen­dence Day re­cess. On Tues­day, he was on hand for the un­veil­ing of the Fallen Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial in Spring­dale. Har-Ber High School stu­dent Ho­gan Maestri spear­headed the ef­fort to build the mon­u­ment as part of his Ea­gle Scout project.

On Wed­nes­day in Lit­tle Rock, Booz­man par­tic­i­pated in a round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion with Viet­nam vet­er­ans. On Thurs­day, he spent time with Del­bert DuCharme in Prescott. DuCharme, 90, is a for­mer Navy SEAL who served in World War II, Korea and Viet­nam, Booz­man said.

Also last week, Booz­man fo­cused on anti-hunger ef­forts. He trav­eled to Arkadel­phia on Thurs­day to learn about a sum­mer meals pro­gram or­ga­nized by the Arkadel­phia Parks and Recre­ation Cen­ter. On Fri­day, he stopped in Nashville to learn about its sum­mer meals pro­gram.

As co-chair­man of the Se­nate Hunger Cau­cus, the Repub­li­can from Rogers has worked on a num­ber of hunger is­sues, in­clud­ing giv­ing greater flex­i­bil­ity to the peo­ple who run sum­mer feed­ing pro­grams.

Booz­man’s cal­en­dar also in­cluded a visit with Dal­las County of­fi­cials, a tour of the Dom­tar pa­per mill in Ash­down, a stop at the Univer­sity of Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege at Cos­satot and a park ded­i­ca­tion in Spring­dale.

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