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Business briefcase 7-20

Sunday, July 20, 2003

Atmos announces new supervisor

JACKSON - Steve Steiger is the new operation supervisor for the Sikeston area of Atmos Energy Corporation.

Steiger, his wife, Heidi, and their 21-month-old son, Samuel, have made Sikeston their home since 1997. He has been an employee of Atmos Energy since June 1996, holding various positions with Associated Natural Gas and United Cities Gas Company. Most recently, he served as an engineering technician while working out of the Sikeston office.

A native of Ste. Genevieve, Steiger graduated with a major in industrial technology from Southeast Missouri State University in 1996.

"We are looking forward to Steve's assumption of this leadership role in the Sikeston area," said David Swain, operations manager for the Mid-States Division of Atmos Energy, which includes Southeast Missouri. "His record of strong operations experience coupled with a desire for civic involvement will make him an asset to our operations and the communities that are in his area of responsibility."

Swain said Steiger will be responsible for the company's operational activities in Sikeston, Miner, Bertrand, Charleston, East Prairie, New Madrid, Lilbourn, Matthews, Morehouse and Puxico.

Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is one of the largest pure natural gas distributors in the United States, serving about 1.7 million gas utility customers. Atmos Energy's utility operations serve more than 1,000 small and medium-size communities in 12 states.

SIKESTON - Tammy Burford is now serving as the floral manager of Market Place.

Employed with Market Place for past two and half years, Burford said the Market Place Floral Shoppe has a wide selection of services including FTD, giftwares, balloons, live plants and fresh and silk floral arrangements for all occasions. "I hope the public will feel free to contact us any time for their floral and party needs," she added.

SIKESTON - Aaron Thomas, a certified nurse assistant, is the Hunter Acres Caring Center's "Employee of the Month" for July.

Employed with HACC since May 2002, his supervisors and peers describe him as polite and always striving to achieve. "He always gives his all to provide residents with the very best care possible and always willing to help the staff and activities department," his nominator added.

SIKESTON - Madeline Wilson has joined the staff at Alliance Bank according to J. Michael Pobst, community bank president.

"I am very excited to have Madeline on our team here at Alliance," said Pobst. "She brings with her the type of personality and knowledge that makes banking a pleasure to our customers."

Most recently Wilson served as a customer service representative with the Union Planters Bank facility in Sikeston. "I love the customer service aspect of banking and look forward to continue to work with all my customers on a one-on-one basis," said Wilson.

Established in 1997, Alliance Bank expanded to Sikeston as a full-service facility in 2000. Alliance Bank serves Scott, Cape Girardeau, New Madrid, Mississippi, Stoddard and Perry counties.