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LENDING AN EAR — Samburg Mayor John Glessner took time to reassure some residents affected by a Dec. 10, 2021, tornado and to listen to any of their concerns following the town’s monthly board meeting Monday night at Samburg Assembly of God’s activities building. Glessner was able to share during the meeting that President Joe Biden has officially declared a major federal disaster declaration for the deadly tornado outbreak. Homeowners and renters in 12 counties — including Obion, Lake, Gibson and Weakley — may now apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster assistance. Individuals affected by the tornadoes can call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362 to apply. Residents can also register via smartphone or tablet using the FEMA app or by going online to

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