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1. Norton Singers Chateau fundraiser
From 11:15 a.m. to closing at Chateau Restaurant, 20 percent of all purchases of food and beverage, including alcohol, will go to The Norton Singers with a coupon the group can provide. You may copy and distribute the coupons to as many people as you wish. Only one is needed per party. To obtain a coupon print out the attached photo or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Jorene Lange performance
EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton will welcome back country singer and musician Jorene Lange at 1:30 p.m. Lange sings in the style of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn and enjoys entertaining people of all ages. All are invited to attend this free performance. EPOCH is located at 190 Mansfield Ave. For more information call 508-285-3355.
3. BCLS/CPR Marathon
Sturdy Memorial Hospital’s Nursing Education Department is currently accepting registrations for BCLS/CPR Marathon. The class is open to the public. The event runs 8 to 10:30 a.m., 12:30 to 3 p.m. or 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. in the hospital auditorium. The Basic Cardiac Life Support/ CPR course is designed for those seeking recertification, and a current CPR card must be presented at time of registration. You must be prepared to perform according to current standards. The fee is $50 per person, and includes current learning materials. Pre-registration is required in order to obtain learning materials prior to the class. For more information or to register call 508-236-7161.
4. Flood loans available in Bristol County
Governor Deval Patrick announced that the Massachusetts residents and businesses of Bristol, Norfolk and Plymouth counties affected by severe storms and flooding on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 can apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The loans have been made available in response to a letter from Governor Deval Patrick on Oct. 17 requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA.
Loans up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. Homeowners and renters are eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged or destroyed personal property.
The SBA’s Customer Service Representatives will be in Fall River at the SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center today through close of business Thursday, Nov. 1 to issue loan applications, answer questions about the loan program, explain the application process and help individuals complete their application.
Applicants may apply online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Individuals and businesses unable to visit the Center may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by sending an email to email@example.com. Loan applications can also be downloaded from the SBA’s website at www.sba.gov. Completed applications should be returned to the Center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 21. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 22, 2013.
5. High near 64, low around 48
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Calm wind will become southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 48 and calm wind.
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