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This Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic battle has been a challenge around the world.  Many have died.  More have survived.  All have been affected.

2020 is a year that started with so many hopes and expectations.  For many it came to a standstill.  For more it became a slow pace.  Everyone’s timeline changed.

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Author Jason Irby’s 2018 End of Year Review

The 2018 Year End Review

“Each of the past 5 years I have called incredible, but 2018 has really had an incredible impact on my life.  I’ve been blessed throughout the years and this year is no exception.  This year many can see and kinda get a glimpse of my works, projects, and recognitions by viewing my recent awards.  I gladly share my joy and outlook.  Incredible cannot fully describe, ” shares Jason Irby.
Author Jason Irby was recently recognized for his writings, community efforts, and leadership.

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Author Jason Irby Spearheads Memorial Ceremony Recognizing Wabbaseka Native and Sailor Who Served Aboard the USS Arkansas CGN 41

Author Jason Irby and the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee invited the public to celebrate the third anniversary of the Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

“This year we have the special privilege of recognizing and honoring our native son O.C. Horton, Jr., who served on the USS Arkansas CNG-41 [in 1978]. That is very unique,” Irby said in a news release, adding that Horton grew up at Wabbaseka.

KABZ 103.7 The BUZZ co-hosted a live radio broadcast beginning at 6 a.m. in the Wabbaseka Community Park at U.S. 79 and Myrtle Street in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

At 10 a.m., the event ended with a flag ceremony by the Little Rock Air Force Base, Dollarway High School ROTC, and Camp J.T./Robinson NOSC Naval color guards.

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Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza 3rd Anniversary Celebration

On October 12, 2016, please join author Jason Irby and the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee in celebration of the 3rd Anniversary of the Arkansas Flag / Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza.

“This year we have the awesome privilege of recognizing and honoring our native son O.C. Horton, Jr., who served on the USS Arkansas CGN-41. That is very unique,” Irby shared.

Horton grew up in Wabbaseka, Arkansas and later served on the USS Arkansas CGN-41 in 1978.

KABZ 103.7 The BUZZ will host the event.  The live radio broadcast will begin at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016, in the Wabbaseka Community Park located at the intersection of Highway 79 and Myrtle Street in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

The event will end at 10:00 a.m. with a flag ceremony performed by the Little Rock Air Force Base, Dollarway High School ROTC, and Camp J.T/ Robinson NOSC Naval color guards.  This event is open to the public.

History of Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza

On October 12, 2013, Jason Irby and the Wabbaseka Memorial Committee revealed the Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza by conducting a showcase and dedication ceremony at Wabbaseka Community Park in Wabbaseka, Arkansas.

The flag and veterans’ memorial plaza was established to honor the 100th year anniversary of the Arkansas State Flag, Miss Willie K. Hocker, flag designer and Wabbaseka native, and the USS Arkansas Navy battleship.

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2015 Year End Review

2015 has been a rewarding and wonderfully incredible year.  So many great events and activities took place.  The year began with a “stop violence” feature of me in the January issue at SEALife Magazine.  The article on pages 16 and 17 reported my efforts to address violence as well as reviewing my book Love Within Life, influences in my life while growing up, and future goals toward Awareness, Wellness and Choices forums

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Author and Humanitarian Jason Irby to Host Event in Observance of Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Inappropriate Behaviors for National Domestic Violence Month (2015)

So, You Want to Stop Violence? 

Awareness, Wellness and Choices forum
In Observance of
National Domestic Violence Month

Please Join Author JASON IRBY and Arkansas State Senator Stephanie Flowers

Saturday, October 31, 2015
217 Main Street – Pine Bluff, Arkansas
10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This event will focus on violence, resolutions and responsibility. Exhibitors will present causes and effects of violent behavior.

Guest Speakers & Presenters:

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Civic Recognition Award Recipient Jason Irby Responds to Appreciation and Honor

Jason Irby, author and humanitarian, recently learned that he was among awardees across the nation to receive The Civic Recognition Award for making a positive difference in America’s communities.

Irby was recognized in two categories: Compassion and Kindness.  The recognition award is given to inspire people to help others and improve their communities.  It is stated on the award website that recipients come from all walks of life, live in all 50 states, and live around ten values that enhance the well-being of others and improve their communities.

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Community Participates in Flag Ceremony Hosted by Author Jason Irby at the Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial Plaza

Community leaders and organizations participated in the “Arkansas Flag-Wabbaseka Memorial’s Inaugural Year Celebration.”  

The Ceremony was held at Wabbaseka City Park in Wabbaseka, Arkansas on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. The ceremony commemorated the one year establishment of the Memorial Plaza in Wabbaseka’s Community Park. The memorial is the concept of author Jason Irby who grew up and attended schools in Wabbaseka.

“Recognizing history and giving back to my hometown and community has always been a goal in my life,” says Irby. “I am proud that the community has joined and participated with me to lift and recognize the history of Wabbaseka, a fading small town surrounded by agriculture that I call home.”

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