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Richard ‘Dick’ D. Keller Richard D. Keller died on May 1, 2012 in Wichita. He was born on Oct. 29, 1932 to Thelma K. (Leckington) and David Keller in Newton. He was married to Nora Joyce Wilson on July 17, 1972 in Newton. She died on October 21, 2005. Richard served in four years in United States Air Force. Richard worked for Leckington and Sons, Co., then later as a carryout and produce employee for Safeway Grocery, and as a skateboy for tips at the local roller skating rink. Richard was also on the B & B Gang, and worked as a crane operator and fireman for the Santa Fe Railroad and later worked for Guerdon Industries until 1959. Richard then took a position as a maintenance operator for the refinery in El Dorado, where he retired after 31 years of service. He also raised cattle on his ranch in El Dorado. Hobbies included carpentry work and building different crafts, and he loved dancing. Richard taught country dancing for sometime and was a member of the True Lies dance club in El Dorado. He was preceded in death by his parents and his spouse, and son Michael D. Keller. Survivors include two sons, Stephen P. Keller of Wichita and Richard “Rick” M. Keller of Kansas City, Kan.; one step-son, Rodney Walford of Garnett, Kan.; one step daughter, Brenda Razor of California; one grandchild; three step grandchildren; and many loving and close friends. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, with the family greeting guests from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Salvation Army, in care of the funeral home at 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114. Condolences may be left at

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

Georgia A. Parsons Georgia A. Parsons, age 97, former J.C. Penney Associate in El Dorado for 23 years and retired El Dorado Clinic Book keeper for 22 years, died Tuesday May 1, 2012. She was born Aug. 16, 1914 in Council Grove, the daughter of Daniel and Ida (Belt) Roberts. She was married to Calvin B. Parsons on May 27, 1937 in Douglass. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of El Dorado, The Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 93 and Special Order of The Beauceant. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 421 W. Central, El Dorado with visitation at 1 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow in Walnut Valley Memorial Park, El Dorado. Survivors, nephews, Bill (Reba) Smith of Derby, Bill (Gail) Roberts of Stillwater, Okla., and Bruce Roberts of Miami, Fla., and niece, Sue (Jim) Harmon of Wellington. Memorials to The First United Methodist Church, El Dorado, and Vintage Place of El Dorado. Smith Mortuary, Derby has charge of arrangements.

Charles B. Porter Charles B. Porter, 35, of El Dorado, died May 1, 2012 in Wichita. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Sunset Lawns Cemetery. He was born April 30, 1977 in Dade County, Fla. He came to El Dorado as a young boy and graduated with the Class of 1995 from El Dorado High School. He worked as a repairman for Go Marine. Surviving family include: his mother, Vickie Baker of the home; one son, Cullen Porter, and one daughter, Brittany Porter, both of El Dorado; a brother, Danial and wife Laura Porter of Park City; and many others in his extended family. Kirby-Morris Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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Delbert J. Freed was charged with exceeding maximum speed limits on Jan. 31, pleaded guilty and fined $143. Joseph E. Friars was charged with failure to wear seat belt on Dec. 30, pleaded guilty and fined $10. Terry A. Fuchs was charged with failure/refusal to pay KTA toll on Nov. 23, disposed due to failure to appear and

Dawn Rush El Dorado Middle School

More about Dawn HOMETOWN Hays YEARS IN EDUCATION seven EDUCATION Fort Hays State University FAMILY husband, Matthew Rush HOBBIES reading, crocheting, riding motorcycles with my husband, working on craft projects What inspired you to become a teacher? I’ve always enjoyed helping others learn something new. My most influential inspirations would be my third grade teacher, Mrs. Hoffman, who nurtured my love for reading and Mr. Pollock, who taught me it was ok to be a little crazy when it came to science.

A Butler student rehearses for the upcoming Jazz Days concert. PHOTO BY JULIE CLEMENTS

and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Foster has received the Most Valuable Player Award for woodwind doubling from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In addition, Foster was conductor of the jazz ensemble at Pasadena City College from 1971 to 1991; Millsap visiting professor of saxophone at the University of Missouri at

Kansas City from 1984 through 2000; and professor of saxophone at UCLA from 1997 to 2000. His credentials also include performing on more than 500 motion picture soundtracks. Foster will be joined by the rhythm section made up of Jerry Hahn on guitar, Gerald Spaits on string bass and Todd Strait on drums.

fined $210. Dingus H Gallegos was charged with no registration on Dec. 27, pleaded guilty and fined $148. Stacey L. Galleher was charged with no liability insurance coverage on Jan. 22, disposed due to failure to appear and fined $398. Eugene Codie Gannon was charged with failure to stop or obey a railroad crossing signal on Feb. 5, pleaded guilty and fined $295. Eugene Codie Gannon was charged with exceed-

ing maximum speed limits and no liability insurance coverage required on May 20, pleaded guilty and fined $524. Adreanna C. Gard was charged with failure to wear seat belt on Jan. 29, pleaded guilty and fined $10. Clayton M. Gardner was charged with driving on left in no-passing zone on Dec. 20, pleaded guilty and fined $173. Marcia S. Gardner was charged with failure to wear seat belt on Mar. 4, pleaded guilty and fined

Dawn Rush

What subjects/ classes have you taught during your career?

What teaching moment is most memorable?

It would be easier to say what I haven’t taught! I’ve been a special education resource teacher (K-6), middle school science (6 7 and 8), high school chemistry and physics, social studies (6 and 7), and language arts (6 and 8). I always joke that the only thing I haven’t “taught” is math.

So far, the most memorable moment is when we made our AYP goal for reading and a few of us teachers volunteered to take a pie to the face. I don’t think I’ll ever look at a can of RediWhip the same!

Wittmann completes Naval Nuclear Power training Times News Report

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Thomas M. Wittmann recently completed Naval Nuclear Power Training Pipeline. During the course with

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BUTLER songs such as “A Cool Shade of Blue,” “Days of Wine and Roses” and “Dreamsville.” The performance will feature guest artist Gary Foster, who lives in Los Angeles and is a freelance musician performing on clarinet, saxophone and flute. He has performed and recorded with jazz groups led by Clare Fischer, Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz, Cal Tjader, Shelly Manne, Poncho Sanchez, Jimmy Rowles and Alan Boradbent. From the late 1960s to present Foster has been a member of several hundred live and film television orchestras. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, the L.A. Master Chorale, the L.A. Opera Orchestra


the other two are closely attached to the petiole (leaf stem). The number of leaves gives rise to the saying: “Leaves of three, let it be!” Poison ivy is often confused with Virginia creeper. Virginia creeper, however, has five leaflets rather than three. There are three methods commonly used to eradicate poison ivy. These include pulling or grubbing out the plants by hand, cutting off the vine, and then treating the regrowth, and spraying the plants directly. The method used depends somewhat on the plant’s growth form. If the plant is growing as a groundcover, direct spray or grubbing the plant out is often used. If grubbing, wear gloves and a long-sleeved shirt. The soil must be moist for grubbing to work well. Wash the clothes and yourself immediately af-

Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y., Wittmann received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security. Upon completion of the course, Wittmann qualified as a

Naval nuclear operator. Wittmann is a 2009 graduate of East High School of Cheyenne, Wyo. and joined the Navy in January 2010. He is the , son of Ann Whittmann of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Joe Wittmann of El Dorado.

ter you finish. It might also be a good idea to rinse the washing machine. If the plant is in the shrub form, direct spray is the most common control method. If the plant is a woody vine that has climbed a tree, the preferred method is to cut the plant off at the base and treat the sprouts after they emerge. Some triclopyr herbicides also have instructions on treating a freshly cut stump directly. Herbicides that can be used include glyphosate (Roundup, Killzall Weed and Grass Killer, Nutgrass, Poison Ivy and Vine Killer) or triclopyr

(Brush-B-Gon Poison Ivy Killer, Brush Killer Stump Killer). Poison ivy is tough. Repeat applications may be necessary.

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$10. Jackie J. Gean was charged with exceeding maximum speed limits on Mar. 10, pleaded guilty and fined $143.

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