April 17, 2021

Dental Practice offers clinic to veterans

Veterans commission shows appreciation for the service

The Jasper County Veterans Affairs Commission presented a letter of appreciation to the staff at The Dental Practice in Newton for hosting a Veterans Day dental clinic for the past three years.

Executive director Kurt Jackson presented the letter on behalf of the commission to Dr. Steve Rabedeaux and Dr. Jacob Parsons Tuesday.

“I wanted to present both of you with this letter of appreciation from our commission Veteran Affairs in Jasper County because the Veterans Day services that you provide for those veterans. It is awesome what you do for us,” Jackson said.

Rabedeaux introduced the Veterans Day clinic in 2018 and asked the commission to help fill slots. It is already on the calendar to continue this year on Nov. 12.

The motivation behind the project stemmed from the desire to give back the community. Rabedeaux calls the community as the “livelihood” of the business and helping the veterans who have served the country seemed like the perfect way to give service back.

“When you identify a group that’s served all of us and they could benefit from us, it’s easy. You don’t have to think very hard about that one,” Rabedeaux said.

In addition to the letter, the commission had previously ordered and delivered pizza as another way to say thank you to the whole staff at The Dental Practice.

Contact Pam Pratt at 641-792-3121 ext. 6530 or pampratt@newtondailynews.com

Pam Pratt

I have been at the Newton News since October 2014. I started as the Associate Editor and was promoted to Editor in April 2019.