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Benefit for former dispatcher

A benefit for a former dispatcher will be held on July 1 to help pay for anti-rejection medications from her recent liver transplant.

Desloge Police Chief James Bullock said the Lead Belt Gun Club will sponsor a five-stand shoot fundraiser for Cynthia Becker, a recipient of a liver transplant.

“She was a police dispatcher for 911 for many years,” said Bullock. “With the transplant they have monthly medical bills and pharmaceutical costs for anti-rejection medicine that will be a continual cost.”

Bullock said her husband, Mike Becker, told them they have to pay $1,200 a month out-of-pocket for the medication alone.

“He approached me because he knew that I knew Cindy,” said Bullock. “So I took it to the gun club meeting and requested the club do a fundraiser to help assist them which the club agreed to do and each member will donate a prize to be awarded.”

Bullock said registration starts at 9 a.m. and the cost is $20 per participant. They will need to bring their own ammunition, which would be at a minimum of 60 shells.

“They can have a 410 bore up to a 12 gauge and shot size can be no larger than 7.5,” said Bullock. “It will be a five stand instead of the traditional skeet and trap and there will be 50 targets.”

Bullock said the public is welcome to attend and they don’t have to be a club member to participate. Also if they aren’t interested in shooting, but would like to make a donation, they are more than welcome to come by.

The Lead Belt Gun Club will hold a five-stand shoot to benefit a local woman.

The Lead Belt Gun Club will hold a five-stand shoot to benefit a local woman.

Renee Bronaugh is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-518-3617 or

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