OHIO VALLEY — Veterans from the tri-county area are invited to join in a town hall meeting Monday that will include congressmen from both West Virginia and Ohio.
Congressman Evans Jenkins, representing the 3rd Congressional District, West Virginia, which includes Mason County, and Congressman Bill Johnson, representing the 6th Congressional District, Ohio, which includes Gallia and Meigs counties, will speak at the meeting. It is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W. Post 9926, located at 415 Adamsville Road in Mason.
Both the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W. post and the Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 of New Haven are sponsoring the event.
The congressmen will be joined by J. Brian Nimmo, director of the Huntington Veterans Administration Medical Center. Among Nimmo’s responsibilities as director is overseeing the veterans clinic in Gallipolis.
The officials will give veterans a congressional update, and hold a question-and-answer session. Also discussed will be a myriad of veteran affairs issues, as well as claims processing.
A pancake breakfast will be held at the start of the meeting, from 8:30 to 9 a.m., according to V.F.W. member Ray Varian. The town hall meeting will follow until 10:30 a.m. All veterans are urged to attend.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.