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SBA closing local office

Friday is the last day Picayune office of the Small Business Administration will be open, the agency has announced.

The office at the Mississippi Mall is open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. today through Friday to help Hurricane Katrina victims with questions about their loan applications.

The deadline for economic injury applications is today. The deadline for physical damage applications was April 10.

After Friday, or for more information, applicants will have to call the customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 or for the hearing impaired, 1800-877-8339, from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CDT.