True Value owner dies

    Vicki Soer, owner of True Value Hardware in Beardstown, died June 3 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
    “It’s hard for all of us,” said Walter Blake, sales clerk at the store who has worked there since 1990. “It’s like losing one of the family. We were all very close.” The store has seven employees.
    Amy Sommers, president of the Chamber of Commerce, expressed “great sadness” upon learning of Mrs. Soer’s death in an email to Chamber members.

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