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'Tool-raising' effort started to help construction worker

Saturday, February 2, 2013

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Staff and owners of a local tavern are hoping to help a local man get back on his feet by replacing the tools of his trade.

Chris Ray, who cooks for Cheer's, said "the cast and crew" at his workplace have decided to coordinate a community effort for Mark Alberson of rural Sikeston.

"Somebody broke into his tool trailer last Thursday," Ray said. "He was working on a job site behind Lowe's and they cleaned him out completely except for a few minor things."

The enclosed trailer was equipped with a locking system so it can be left on job sites.

"They took a breaker bar and peeled the locks off. The trailer suffered significant damage," Ray said.

But the real damage was done to Alberson's ability to earn a living.

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