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October 20, 2012

Ferguson councilor Anderson dead at 55

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Fergsuon —

In October 2007, before she was on the council Anderson submitted a letter concerning what was a hot-button issue in the area at that time — the possible dissolution of the city and absorption into the county government’s purview. The letter supported Ferguson’s staying intact, arguing that the city would receive inferior services in the county, and provided numerous facts and figures to back that up. Even at that time, Anderson was fighting for her hometown to remain strong.
“Pulaski County has one magistrate for our area (and) although he is doing a fine job, he represents approximately 12,540 citizens and approximately 275 road miles,” she wrote. “We now have a mayor and six council members, who serve at considerable sacrifice, to represent 900 citizens. We need our representatives for the city.”
Anderson then went and backed up those words by filing for election to the council at the next opportunity.
Visitation for Nora will be Monday, October 22 from 5-9 p.m. at the chapel of Somerset Undertaking Co. and on Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. at High Street Baptist Church.
A celebration honoring the life of Nora will be held Tuesday, October 23 at 2 p.m. at High Street Baptist Church with Rev. Ed Amundson officiating.
A complete obituary can be seen on page A3 of this edition.
Dobbs said that Anderson’s passing was a “shock to everybody,” and that she will be missed by those who knew her.
“(Anderson) was all for trying to make things better for the future,” said Dobbs. “The governing body of the City of Ferguson will miss her, and the people of Ferguson will miss her.”

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