(Jill Bock, Staff)
The tragedy of Sept. 11 prompted Beauton Drugs and the James Bayou Cookers to establish a flag pole and marker in East Prairie in memory of those who lost their lives that day. On Saturday, a group gathered to officially dedicate the area, located along Washington Street in East Prairie. The Rev. Jerry Willer, United Methodist minister, prays with the group which included East Prairie Mayor Gene Ditto, City Manager Kathie Simpkins, County Commissioner Jim Blumenberg, State Rep. Lanie Black, Janice and Bill Brewer and the staff of Beauton Drugs and members of the James Bayou Cookers.