By Carol Mowdy Bond
Pouring rain, frigid temps, and ponding on the roadways didn’t dampen any spirits when at least 200 people attended the Yukon Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Yukon Community Coffee on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 West Main Events, 10 W. Main.
The crowd enjoyed a breakfast spread, provided by Vacca Territory Creamery and Coffeehouse, 10 W. Main.
Yukon American Legion Post 160 Commander Eddie “Mac” McFadden told coffee-goers about services available to U.S. military veterans.
Effective Jan. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has announced more military veterans now qualify for certain services, including access to Department of Defense and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services. Those eligible include:
- Purple Heart recipients
- Former prisoners of war
- Veterans with 0-90% service-connected disability ratings
- Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregiver of an eligible veteran under the PCAFC will be eligible. Visit https://www.caregiver.va.gov/ for information about primary family caregivers in the PCAFC
Medal of Honor recipients and veterans with 100% service-connected disability ratings are already eligible under existing DOD policy.
Those who qualify will have to show credentials.
For information visit https://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/vhic/index.asp and
Those service members who have not yet sought disability compensation from the VA, may get more information by visiting: https://www.va.gov/disablity/eligibility/
The Yukon Chamber is selling 100 Golden Tickets, at $100 each, and they’re going fast. At the Jan. 31 Yukon Chamber of Commerce 2020 Gala & Awards Banquet, one Golden Ticket will be drawn.
The lucky winner gets to choose from any of the auction items. Included in this year’s items are phenomenal trip packages, and tickets to an Elton John concert in New York City.
The next Community Coffee is Friday, Jan. 24, at Spanish Cove Retirement Community, 11 Palm.
That same day at 9:30 a.m. there will be a ribbon cutting at La Quinta Inn, 11500 W. I-40 Service Rd., followed by a ribbon cutting at 1:30 p.m. at Oklahoma Allergy & Asthma, 1601 Health Center Pkwy.