Posts Tagged ‘Missouri’

St. Louis neighborhood faces asbestos scare

20 Jul 2017 by under News

Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 St. Louis neighborhood faces asbestos scare Homeowners in a St. Louis, , neighborhood took to their yards last week to clean up debris from four-alarm fire that engulfed a nearby historic mansion. The issue? The charred debris contained . (more…)

Missouri may pass asbestos claims transparency bill

24 Apr 2017 by under News

480px Seal of Missouri 100x100 Missouri may pass asbestos claims transparency bill Nearly a quarter of states have claims transparency laws on the books, and is poised to raise the number to 13, according to the St. Louis Record. Even if the bill making its way through the General Assembly does not pass this session, it is expected to be reintroduced during the next one. (more…)

School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect students

17 Mar 2015 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 School Districts consider asbestos abatement to protect studentsAs schools prepare to close for the summer, several school boards are scheduling renovations over the break, including abatement. Though getting rid of asbestos can be costly and time-consuming, many schools are finding it necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of their students and employees. (more…)

Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesothelioma

9 Apr 2013 by under Legal, News

Missouri Department of Labor logo 100x100 Missouri legislation would prevent employees from suing employers for mesotheliomaThere is legislation pending in that would require employees seeking for “occupational diseases due to toxic exposure,” including mesothelioma, to rely on workman’s compensation benefits. The bill, Senate Bill 1, would prevent employees from seeking justice in a court of law for injuries and deaths related to on-the-job exposure to toxins. (more…)

Evangel University loses SID to mesothelioma

23 Dec 2008 by under News, People

Evangel University, a private Christian university associated with the Assemblies of God and located in Springfield, Missouri, lost its first and only Sports Information Director this week when passed away as a result of mesothelioma.

According to a KY3 News report, Fillmore was an alumnus of the University, having graduated in 1976. After a stint as a journalist in , he returned to Missouri and his alma mater to become Evangel’s Sports Information Director (SID) in October 1977. He also served as the NAIA District 16 SID from 1985-1993 and the Heart of American Conference SID from 1988-2003. He served as the University’s SID for 32 years.

Prior to his enrollment as a student at Evangel University, Fillmore served his country in the U.S. Army. He spent 13 months in Vietnam as a machine gunner with the infantry as a member of the 101st Airborne Division.

He was honored in 1999 with the Clarence “Ike” Pearson Award, presented by the NAIA Sports Information Directors Assocation in recognition of his “outstanding contributions to the profession of sports information professionals within the NIA.” He also was inducted into the Evangel Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.

Fillmore reportedly died from mesothelioma and complications from pneumonia on Sunday, Dec. 21. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, and daughter, Deanna Brady.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.