Habitat For Humanity Looking for Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, MO, Inc. is seeking applicants to apply for a home in New Haven. There will be an informational meeting on February 23, 2013, at 9:30 am, at the Riverfront Cultural Society in Downtown New Haven where there will be representatives from Habitat to answer any questions and to help with applications.

Applications are available at libraries in New Haven, Gerald, Pacific, Sullivan, St. Clair, Union and Washington. If unable to obtain applications at one of the locations listed above, please phone the Habitat office at 636-583-1020 and leave your name and address on the answering machine, or request by mail at Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, P.O. Box 178, Union, MO 63084. Applications may be downloaded on line at www.franklincountyhabitat.com Application deadline is April 1, 2013.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants must have a need for housing and be unable to obtain conventional financing due to limited income.
2. Applicants must have enough income to repay the Habitat mortgage and monthly living expenses, and must have an acceptable credit history.
3. Applicants must be willing to partner with Habitat which includes working at least 300 hours to help in building Habitat homes.
4. Applicants must be willing to undergo a criminal background check. This does not automatically disqualify an applicant for consideration.

Applicants must also fall within income guidelines.

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, MO, Inc. is an equal opportunity lender. Habitat is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. Habitat encourages and supports an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

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SPORTS CORNER

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.