Oklahoma news briefs

Oklahoma news briefs
Published: May 13, 2012



Book signing scheduled

The late Clem McSpadden was known for the political offices in which he served, both state and national, and for his unequaled talents as a rodeo announcer. On Wednesday, his widow, Donna McSpadden, and son, Bart McSpadden, will sign copies of his newly released biography, “Spring Will Come,” written by Joan Rhine and Bob Burke, and edited by Gini Moore Campbell with the Oklahoma Heritage Association. The book signing is from 1 to 3 p.m. in the fourth-floor rotunda at the state Capitol.



Disaster office closing

A center set up to help victims of last month's tornado in Woodward is closing. The U.S. Small Business Administration said its Disaster Outreach Center will shut down Wednesday. The agency opened the center to help residents and business owners who were affected by the April 15 storm apply for assistance. The storm killed six people and damaged 224 homes and businesses. Officials said disaster loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace real estate that has been damaged or destroyed. Homeowners and renters are eligible for up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property that has been damaged or destroyed. Businesses and private, nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to replace or repair real estate, machinery and other business assets.


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