- City’s C.A.R.E.S. Act applications at $85K+

Terry Penner, second from left, administrator of the C.A.R.E.S. Act program for the city of Seymour, last week presented a check for $3,591.03 to The King's Food Pantry in Seymour, represented by, from left, Mark Werdehausen, board president; Genita Kastning, assistant administrator and treasurer; and Winona Owens, the pantry's warehouse manager.

As of last Thursday, more than $85,000 in completed applications for federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Stimulus (C.A.R.E.S.) Act assistance had been submitted to Webster County officials by Terry Penner, administrator of the federal program for the city of Seymour.

A total of 24 applications have been sent to the county by Penner.

Twenty-two of them are from Seymour.

Two are from Fordland.

Funding approval, as of last Thursday, had been given for 21 of the applications. It is anticipated that funding also will be approved for the three applications submitted last week.

Completed applications originated from Penner and the city of Seymour include:

• Andy Cook, Ozark Mountain Health, $7,500.

• A+J Boutique and The Mason Jar Tea Room, $3,112.91.

• Norris Hardware, $3,563.75.

• City of Seymour, $3,095.35.

• A Cut Above, Dawnya Benson, $1,440.80.

• Pyle’s Smiles, Dr. Kati Pyle, DDS, $7,500.

• Seymour Area Arts Council, Owen Theatre, $2,261.93.

• The King’s Food Pantry, $3,591.03.

• Hucklebucks Bar-B-Que, $7,500.

• Ozarks Family YMCA, Seymour, $3,048.96.

• Allison Hyde, Designliner III, $2,114.25.

• Jack’s Barber Shop, $1,204.28.

• Wilson-Alexander American Legion Post, $295.58.

• Seymour United Methodist Church, $3,704.95.

• Renne’s Place, $4,767.54.

• Hair, Nails & Beyond, Fordland, $4,050.98.

• Rusty Spurs Cafe, $7,500.

• Fordland Public Library, $505.08.

• Shyann Lindsey, Designliner III, $1,599.97.

• Tiger Media, LLC, $5,282.23.

• Stephanie Rhodes, Designliner III, $1,621.61.

• Seymour Friends of the Library, $351.50.

Penner encouraged any business, church or organization interested in the C.A.R.E.S. Act funding to contact her at 417-425-9589.

She works at Seymour City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Monday to meet with anyone seeking additional information about the federal program.

Webster County received $4.6 million late this spring from the state as its share of federal C.A.R.E.S. Act funding. It must be spent by Dec. 31 or returned to the federal government.

The share of funding for entities within the city of $7,500 grant Seymour was set at just over $246,000

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