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A8 THURSDAY, May 3, 2012

■ The El Dorado Times ■

Rotary presents Cliff Stone Scholarship to Briscoe Julie Clements

The El Dorado Rotary Club presented the Clifford Stone Rotary Scholarship to Taylor Briscoe during their meeting Wednesday. Briscoe is a senior at El Dorado High School and plans to attend Kansas State University next year to major in elementary education for K-8 with an emphasis in math. But her goals go beyond that. “In the far off future I am thinking about running for public office,” she said. Briscoe had been at the Rotary meeting when Rep. Mike Pom-

peo spoke and became interested in running for an office. “I think I might like to try a local office,” she said. Briscoe also has been a Junior Rotarian. “Taylor is probably the best Junior Rotarian representative I’ve heard from the high school,” said Rotary member Kurt Bookout. The scholarship she received was previously the Junior Rotarian Scholarship, being renamed for Stone last year. Tim Connell presented her with the scholarship. “Cliff was all about helping the college and helping students,” Connell said. “I hope you will

think about Cliff and giving back to the community.” Also attending the meeting was Briscoe’s elementary principal, Scott Ennis, as well as her high school principal, Kevin House, and Superintendent Sue Givens. Briscoe thanked her principals and teachers she has had throughout school for their support and the education they have given her. Tim Connell presents Taylor Briscoe with the Cliff Stone Rotary Scholarship during the Rotary meeting Wednesday. PHOTO BY JULIE CLEMENTS



Butler students work at various locations around the county during the Grizzlies Give Back Day on April 21. COURTESY PHOTOS

Grizzlies ‘give back’ to community Times News Report

On April 21 about 130 Butler Community College student and staff volunteers took part in Grizzlies Give Back Day. The day offered an opportunity for volunteers to give back to the community. Volunteers served a combined total of 650 service hours at 16 sites throughout Butler county including: Alex’s House Dog Rescue (two sites), Andover YMCA, Augusta Housing Authority, Bethlehem House, Butler Community College, Butler County History Museum, City of Augusta, Creative Community Living, Flint Hills Services, Habitat for Humanity, Adopt A Highway Clean Up (HWY 254), The Salvation Army, Trinity United Methodist Church, Mid Kansas Community Action Program, Educare and Numana Gardens.

The following are large print books available for checkout at Bradford Memorial Library. From the United Way: “Take the Oregon Trail” by Eugene Clifton; “Badlands Bounty” by James Del Marr; “The Venom of Valko” by Michael D. George; “Fool’s Play” by Carl Williams; “Iron Eyes is Dead” by Rory Black; “Bleached Bones in the Dust” by I.J. Parnham; “The Dressmaker” by Kate Alcott; “Before She Dies” by Mary Burton; “Beauty for Ashes” by Dorothy Love; “The Shadow of Your Smile” by Susan May Warren; “More Room in a Broken Heart” by Stephen Davis; “The Modern Grandparent’s Handbook” by Dr. Georgia Witkin; “A Catered St. Patrick’s Day” by Isis Crawford; “The Boy in the Suitcase” by

Lene Kaaberbol; “Murder Your Darlings” by J.J. Murphy; “Chasing Midnight” by Randy Wayne White; “Finding Our Way Home” by Charlene Ann Baumbich; “Enchantments” by Kathryn Harrison; “Summer of Secrets” by Charlotte Hubbard; “Stand by Me” by Neta Jackson; “The Odds” by Stewart O’Nan; “Lone Wolf ” by Jodi Picoult; “An Available Man” by Hilma Wolitzer; “Betrayal” by Danielle Steel; “Stay Close” by Harlan Coben; “Miss Julia to the Rescue” by Ann B. Ross; “The Limopop Academy of Private Detection” by Alexander McCall Smith; “Fall From Grace” by Richard North Patterson; “The Big Cat Nap” by Rita Mae Brown; “Dorchester Terrace” by Anne Perry; “The Lost Years” by Mary Higgins

Clark; “Come Home” by Lisa Scottoline; “The Replacement Wife” by Eileen Goudge; “Barefoot Season” by Susan Mallery; “Calico Joe” by John Grisham; “The Innocent” by David Baldacci; From the George Trimble Trust: “Blackberry Summer” by Raeanne Thayne; “The Bungalow” by Sarah Jio; From donations: “The Nanny’s Homecoming” by Linda Goodnight; “Wyoming Sweethearts” by Jillian Hart; “Morning’s Refrain” by Tracie Peterson; “Dawn’s Prelude” by Tracie Peterson; “Twilight’s Serenade” by Tracie Peterson; “Missing” by Shelley Shepard Gray; “The Devil’s Heart” by Lynn Raye Harris; “Running Blind” by Shirlee McCoy

CNB presents scholarship to Varner Times News Report

Colin Rowell, president of Community National Bank & Trust, presented the Community National Bank & Trust Scholarship to Amy Varner. Varner is a student at Butler Community College majoring in agribusiness. After graduating from Butler, she plans to attend Fort Hays State University to continue her education in agribusiness. “Community National Bank & Trust is a strong supporter of youth in our

CNB President Colin Rowell presents Amy Varner with a scholarship. COURTESY PHOTO

community and pleased to present this scholarship,” Rowell said.

EHS Encore groups earn top ratings at State Music Festival

Varner is the daughter of Calvin and Carla Varner.

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then at 7 p.m. The Weasels will play. The event will include food and a silent auction. There will be a free will donation taken during the concert, and the cost of the food is $5. People are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for the concerts. Cardinal Creek Farm is located at 396 SW 100th St. in Leon. For more information on the farm, call 323-4609.

El Dorado High School Encore as well as Encore Men’s Ensemble and Encore Women’s Ensemble earned First Division Ratings in every ensemble entry at the State Music Festival on April 28. Two individual vocalists Thomas Hays and Meghan Rhodes also earned First Division Ratings. Earning Second Division Ratings at the state meet were: Chamber Orchestra, Choir Men, Alli Bieberle, Jessica McClure and Hannah Fry. The students are directed by EHS vocal music instructor Steve Appleman and EHS orchestra director Kevin Monroe.

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5:23 p.m. on E. Pine. Trespassing was reported at 6:45 p.m. on S.W. 130th. A burglary was reported at 7:15 p.m. on S.W. 43rd. A suspicious circumstance was reported at 8:35 p.m. on N. Industrial.

The El Dorado High School Encore students earned top ratings at the State Music Festival. COURTESY PHOTO

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as well as the Juvenile Justice Administration building and the health department, a new roof for the north half of the Community Building in El Dorado, a full or partial update to the county’s comprehensive plan, a new roof over the pods at the Butler County Jail, a storage building for the Sher-

iff Department’s evidence and seized property, maintenance for the courthouse, expansion of the landfill, a landfill maintenance shop, two new EMS stations one near Andover and one near Rose Hill, an equipment shed and siding/insulation at the Public Works north shop, an equipment shed at the Public Works south shop and an uninterruptible power source for the county’s computer server room.

The commissioners also discussed planned technology projects, including a data enhancement project that will add microwave links between county facilities, digital photography for the GIS Department, tablet computers for the EMS department, an electronic client management system for the Health Department, replacement of multifunction copiers, additional PC based software, phone system re-

placement, data server replacement and a video surveillance upgrade at the Butler County Jail. As they continue to discuss the upcoming budgets, the commissioners will evaluate the planned projects and determine if there is sufficient funding to complete them. In other business, the commissioners: • approved the EMS Field In-

ternship Agreement with Cowley Community College. • approved contracts for Culvert Letting No. 67 for the construction of 11 reinforced concrete box structures throughout Butler County. •received and accepted a report of the Butler County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee on the annual review of the solid waste management plan.

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