Terry Penner’s work as the administrator of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Stimulus (C.A.R.E.S.) Act program for the city of Seymour is netting results.
As of last week, Penner, on behalf of the city, had submitted 21 C.A.R.E.S. Act relief applications that have earned $82,641.53 in assistance for 19 Seymour applicants, as well as two more from Fordland.
Last week, 11 applications were approved by the county, totaling $31,073.79.
• Ozarks Family YMCA, Seymour branch, $3,048.96.
• Designliner III, $2,246.20.
• Jack’s Barber Shop, $1,204.28.
• Wilson-Alexander American Legion Post, $295.58.
• Seymour United Methodist Church, $3,740.95.
• Renne’s Place, $4,747.54.
• Liz Smith, Fordland, Hair Nails & Beyond, $4,050.98.
• Fordland Community Library, $505.08.
• Rusty Spurs Cafe, $7,500.
• Shyann Lindsey, Designliner III, $1,599.97.
• Allison Hyde, Designliner III, $2,114.25.
Of the $82,641.53 in assistance received for local businesses and organizations by Penner in her capacity with the city, $78,085.46 is for those based in Seymour, while another $4,550.06 was for ones based in Fordland.
In a detailed report presented to the Seymour Board of Aldermen at the group’s regular meeting last Thursday, Penner said that not only had she been contacted by businesses and organizations in Seymour; she also was contacted by two from Fordland, two from Niangua, one from Rogersville, two from rural Webster County, one from Marshfield and one from outside the county.
“This is due in large part to word of mouth and the photos in the newspaper,” Penner said. “Several have said to me, ‘I want to know how I can apply for that money you are passing out.’
“I have not been able to do any store visits to take new applications over the past week as I have been spending all my time completing applications and meeting with people to complete their applications.”
Penner has office hours every Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seymour City Hall.
Her cell number is 417-425-9589.
Anyone in the city of Seymour interested in C.A.R.E.S. Act assistance is urged to contact Penner to learn more about the federal program.