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Business briefcase 4/20

Sunday, April 20, 2003

SIKESTON - Dennis Fraser is the new commercial relationship manager for Union Planters Bank's offices in Sikeston.

Fraser has over 15 years of business and management experience. He is a1985 graduate of Memphis State University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

Fraser and his wife, Julie, reside in Sikeston with their two children, Mark and Morgan. He is a member and past president of the Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees). Also he is a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Administrative Board and Finance Committee. Union Planters Bank has 17 branches in southeast Missouri, and is actively involved in various community programs.

Founded in 1869, Union Planters offers banking, insurance and investment services to more than two million customers. Union Planters is a Fortune 500 company with more than 700 banking offices in 12 states.

For more information about Union Planters, visit www.unionplanters.com

NEW MADRID - SEMO Health Network honored seven staff members as Gold Star employees at their recent staff meetings.

Award winners were: Donna Montgomery, LPN, and Dr. Hameed Khaja of the Sikeston clinic; Marilyn Chapman, FNP from the Lilbourn clinic; Judith Haggard, FNP from the Kennett clinic; Tracy Hendley, billing clerk, Chavela McLain, translator at the migrant services office in Kennett; and Erika Walker, receptionist from the Portageville clinic.

Gold star winners are selected from nominations by other staff members. Nominations are then reviewed by administration.

Previous Gold Star employees include Kelly Golightly, transcriptionist, Martha Anne Farrenburg, receptionist, and Debbie Wolford, site manager from the Sikeston clinic; Sheila Wagster, dental assistant at the New Madrid clinic; Shirlee Estes, receptionist at the Lilbourn clinic; Jimmy Jacobs, maintenance, Melissa Recker, New Madrid clinic site manager, Judy Glidwell, personnel manager; Dr. Saleem Oza, medical director; Jenny Gotschall, accounting manager; and Cindy Miller, executive secretary.

CHARLESTON - Saving lives is not just the job of heroes - anyone can be a hero and save lives when he or she participates in the GH Home Furnishings Gift of Life campaign.

The Gift of Life campaign will encourage everyone to "Donate Life" by signing up as organ and tissue donors. More than 80,000 Americans in need of transplants are awaiting lifesaving organs; one donor can save or enhance up to 50 lives.

Customers coming into GH Home Furnishings, located at 601 W. Marshall St. in Charleston, will be able to fill out a donor card during April, which is National Donate Life Month. Local and national organizations promote organ and tissue donation during April.

In addition, everyone filling out a donor card will be entered into a drawing for a special limited edition print.