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Westerman to Host Hometown Heroes Tour

WASHINGTON – On Monday, April 5, 2021, U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) will kick off a tour of the Fourth District centered on the men, women, and businesses who have selflessly served their communities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The full itinerary is as follows:

Monday, April 5, 2021
9:30 p.m.   –  Meet Ms. Betty Cook, who delivered meals to children in need when schools were closed.
106 W Bell St.
Sheridan, AR 72150

10:00 a.m.  – Meet Ms. Lisa Grove, who uses social media to spotlight local businesses.
102 N Oak St.
Sheridan, AR, 72150

11:00 a.m.   –  Meet Ms. Melrita Johnson, who mentors young social workers and collects food, toiletry, and infant necessities donations.
1900 S Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

11:00 a.m.   –  Meet Ms. Lynette Bloomberg, who used her sewing machine to make hundreds of masks for her fellow residents.
1900 S Hazel St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71603

1:30 p.m.   –  Visit Rison Pharmacy, whose owners and employees organized charitable drives and went above and beyond to educate the public on the COVID-19 vaccine.
300 Pine St.
Rison, AR, 71665

2:45 p.m.   –  Meet Mr. Nathan Greeley, Bearden Police Chief, who bought essentials for the homebound with his own money, delivered medications, and conducted wellness checks on ill residents.
10 N 2nd St.
Bearden, AR, 71720

4:15 p.m.   –  Meet Mr. Scott and Elena Bruewer, who drove nursing home staff to and from work and provided meals during the snowstorms.
106 W Main St.
El Dorado, AR, 71730

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
3:30 p.m. – Visit Memory Lane Café, whose owners installed a pay-it-forward board to give customers the opportunity to help their fellow citizens who are in need and donated PPE to the City of Belleville for public events.
202 North Main St.
Belleville, AR, 72824

5:00 p.m. – Meet Mary Graham, who facilitates a county-wide food bank for approximately 100-150 families each week. She also drives 70 miles round trip every week to gather donations.
1700 Helberg Ln.
Ozark, AR 72949


5:00 p.m. – Meet Ms. Angel Yother, who created a Facebook page with 2,400 members called “Sharing my Hometown,” which keeps residents informed on where to find food and shelter and promotes local businesses. Ms. Yother also drove residents to and from work, delivered food, and helped find lost pets.
1700 Helberg Ln.
Ozark, AR 72949

 6:00 p.m. – Visit Alma First Baptist, where the congregation hosted vaccine clinics.
211 N Mountain Grove Rd.
Alma, AR, 72921

Thursday, April 8, 2021
1:00 p.m.  –   Meet Tommy Stueart, Mena Police Chief, who competently and safety managed his Department during the COVID-19 pandemic.
304 Dequeen St.
Mena, AR, 71953

3:30 p.m.  –   Meet Lori and Todd Finley, Mrs. Finley is the Jo Ann Walters Elementary School Principal and Mr. Finley is the school’s girls’ basketball and softball coach as well as the health teacher. Mrs. Finley provided a quality educational experience to students who had no access to internet service in order to learn virtually. Mr. Finley safely kept the sports programs going during the pandemic.
800 Old Hwy 70 W
Dierks, AR, 71833

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