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Monday, November 20, 2006

Community Thanksgiving service set for Tuesday

The Marshall Ministerial Alliance will sponsor the annual Marshall Community Thanksgiving Service Tuesday night, Nov. 21, at the First Baptist Church, 78 S. Odell, beginning at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The speaker for the service will be Rev. Robert Shephard, pastor of the Marshall Church of the Nazarene.

The Marshall High School Orchestra, the Marshall Community Choir and the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir/Testify group will be participating. Other members of the Marshall Ministerial Alliance are also part of the service.

The evening's offering will be divided equally between the alliance's local benevolent ministry and the transient ministry that is conducted throughout the year.

Everyone is invited to attend this special holiday service.

Marshall lists changes in trash pick-up

schedule

Due to Thanksgiving, the following sanitation schedule will apply in Marshall:

-- Ward 4 -- Thursday refuse and recycling pick-up will be Friday, Nov. 24.

-- Ward 1 -- Thursday grass and leaf pick-up will be Friday, Nov. 24.

All other ward routes will be remain unchanged.

Dec. 15 deadline

for disaster loans

Area small businesses who suffered economic losses because of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred in 37 primary counties in Missouri from March 8 to March 13, have until Dec. 15 to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBA EIDLs are to help small businesses meet working capital needs caused by the disaster and are available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Primary Missouri counties affected by the disaster include Saline, Pettis and Cooper counties.

Small businesses in the neighboring counties of Lafayette and Chariton counties may also apply.

The loans are for up to $1.5 million.

The money may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that could have been paid if the disaster had not occurred.

For information and application forms, call SBA's Customer Service Center toll-free at (800) 659-2955, or visit SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov .

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