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SNAP! The Unconventional Life of Locke

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June 25, 2015

At just 27 years old, Chase Locke has lived a lot of life. Chase grew up right here in El Dorado, Kansas, graduating from El Dorado High School in 2006. While at EHS, Chase was involved in many clubs and activities, such as KAY and drama club. Chase has always been very passionate about music and...

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SNAP! Warren Martin - a camel in museum director's clothing

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June 18, 2015

What is a camel’s primary function? To help lead people through the desert. And that is why Warren Martin has chosen the camel as his personal emblem. He views his mission here on earth to help lead people- young people in particular- through the sometimes difficult journey of life. Ultimat...

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SNAP! Karla King - Doing Positively Great Things at El Dorado Middle School!

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June 10, 2015

Our final Spotlight on USD490 article of the 2014-15 school year features Karla King, Principal of El Dorado Middle School.  Karla grew up in the small rural community of Sharon, Kansas, graduating high school in 1990 from Attica High School.  Following college at Northwest Oklahoma Sta...

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SNAP! Jennifer Stanyer- Fostering Leaders is her Job

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May 19, 2015

Imagine a place (like in a movie or video game) where leaders can come together, learn from each other and other experts, and craft solutions to common problems using the strengths and talents that each leader brings to the table. From there each leader goes back to their own place and applies th...

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SNAP! Kimberly Andrews: Making an Impact on Lives

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May 7, 2015

Life often takes us in directions we never expected to go.  Many Christians state that the path they are on was laid out by God and that He knew all along that the life they were living prepared them for their future.  That is exactly what Kimberly Andrews believes.  Kimberly grew ...

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SNAP! Munoz Making Music Fun!

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April 23, 2015

Kids are excited about joining band in El Dorado!  What are they excited about?  What will make them stay in band through their high school years?  Those are often the magic questions when it comes to predicting trends in education, business, and life.  Martin Munoz seems to h...

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SNAP! McVay Brothers Clean Up!

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April 8, 2015

Meet Samuel and Stephen McVay.  The team of brothers behind Good to be Clean Professional Cleaning Services.  How did these young brothers develop a successful cleaning service?  What makes this business venture work?  At the age when many of their peers have just graduated co...

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SNAP! USD490 Spotlight: Chad Schuetz

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March 27, 2015

New to El Dorado, Chad Schuetz (pronounced like Sheets) is quickly becoming a familiar face around town.  He is adored by hundreds of children and more than a few teachers.  He says, "I'm a pretty boring guy," but everyone you ask will disagree. Chad Schuetz grew up in Holton, Kansas, g...

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SNAP! Long-time residents have vision for El Dorado’s future

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March 16, 2015

When Ted and Alice Farmer came to El Dorado in 1951, they probably didn’t have an inkling that they would one day provide housing opportunities to future residents, and that those opportunities would be located with near-perfect access to all three levels of public education facilities. Ted...

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SNAP! A remarkable legacy for a remarkable woman

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March 9, 2015

At age 96, Mary Kay Connell is an inspiration for the new Lifelong Exercise and Wellness Program (aka EWOW- El Dorado Working on Wellness), and for all of us. As a girl growing up in Kansas and Oklahoma, Mary Kay Connell loved playing sports. While at Kansas University, where she was a physical e...

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