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SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 24, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces Aid for Survivors of Flash Flooding in Washington and Clearfield Counties Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare disasters in Washington and Clearfield counties after two separate flash flooding events earlier this summer.“Flash flooding causes incredible devastation in such a short amount of time,” said Governor Wolf. “The availability of low-interest loans will make it possible for residents and businesses to get back to normal more quickly, and we are grateful that the SBA is making this assistance available.”Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 14 flooding in Clearfield County, as well as neighboring counties Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clinton, Elk, Indiana, and Jefferson may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the July 29 flooding in Washington County, as well as neighboring counties Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Greene and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA will establish Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) to assist anyone who wishes to apply for a loan. Applicants may visit any DLOC location that is convenient to them. The DLOCs will be open at the following location and times:Clearfield County:Glendale Area Public Library961 Forest St.Coalport, PA 16627Open: Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.Closed: Saturday, Aug. 26Open: Sunday, Aug. 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Open: Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Last Day: Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Washington County:Salvation Army – Washington County60 E. Maiden St.Washington, PA 15301Open: Friday, Aug. 25 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.Open: Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed: Sunday, Aug. 27Open: Monday, Aug. 28 – Wednesday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Last Day: Thursday, Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Loan applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the DLOC or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.For both flooding incidents, the filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Oct. 23, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is May 23, 2018.
The other day my wife found a picture of the 1982 Conference and County track championship team picture in our basement. It brought back a lot of memories. This boys team followed a 1981 group that might have been one of the top squads I ever coached at BHS. I was very surprised when they followed with another championship. It wasn’t until 2012 that a Batesville team would win the conference again. The 1982 team was led by Brian Siefert and Jeff Edwards who both went on to star in college. I wonder how many such pictures and trophies are hidden away in some coaches’ basement. Most schools that have any kind of continued success do not have the available space to display all of these trophies. I know that many trophies and pictures have bitten the dust and were tossed for lack of something to do with them. I have taken some of the trophies that were going to be “retired” home with me, and then taken the inscriptions off and donated the trophy to some worthy causes for further use. I, of course, kept the inscriptions. I wish I knew the answer to this problem, because no matter when the trophy was won, it meant a lot to the people who are on it. Schools cannot afford to add rooms on simply to display them since the money must come from the taxpayers. BHS has done a great job finding room to display as many of them as possible. If you have an idea on how to keep these trophies alive and on display, pass it on to the athletic director at your school. Like I said earlier, everyone of them is important to the people in them no matter how old they get.
RelatedPosts Joe Aribo vows to bounce back from injury Laudrup: Aribo needs back ups at Rangers Joe Aribo scoops Young Player, Goal of the season awards Former Rangers defender Philippe Senderos has announced his retirement at 34. The centre-back, who endured a miserable one-year spell in Scotland, thanked the Ibrox club in a message to the 10 sides he represented during his career. Signed by Mark Warburton in August 2016 after a trial spell, the Swiss was sent-off on his debut in a 5-1 defeat to Celtic. He made only four appearances for the club before being released in May 2017. Senderos played his last game for Swiss second-tier side Chiasso on Sunday, a 3-3 draw against FC Aarau. The defender, who shot to prominence at Arsenal, issued a heartfelt Twitter post on Monday to confirm he was stepping away from the game. He wrote: “This past weekend, I played my last game as a professional footballer. “As a kid, I used to dream wildly about getting the opportunity to play for and against the best and as I close this chapter of my career and life, I couldn’t be more thankful for the blessings and opportunities I’ve had had over the years. “To @servettefootballclub for giving my education and start – to @arsenal, @acmilan, @everton, @fulhamfc, @valenciacf, @avfcofficial, @gc_zuerich_offiziell, @rangersfc, @houstondynamo and @fcchiasso_officialpage for believing me – and to the @nationalteams_sfvasf and the people of Switzerland for letting me lead and represent my country. “To my friends and amazing family – THANK YOU a million times over. “I look forward to the next chapter. Phillipe.”Tags: Mark WarburtonPhilippe SenderosRangersScotland