UPDATE: Search narrowing on site for new veterans home | Arkansas Blog

Monday, August 5, 2013

UPDATE: Search narrowing on site for new veterans home

Posted By on Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Cissy Rucker, director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, says a three-member search committee has come up with four potential locations for a new state veterans home, to replace the one closed in Little Rock.

She's going to send me the detailed proposals from the four locations — Benton, Jacksonville, Russellville and Chaffee Crossing. I'll post links when I have them.

The plan won't go forward until the state has assurances on an $18 million federal contribution to the home's cost.

The task force will visit the sites Aug. 19 and 21.

UPDATE:

Here are links to the four proposals under review, all relying on donated acreage.

Benton

Chaffee

Jacksonville

Russellville

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