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SNAP! A pioneer for preservation in Kansas

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October 30, 2014

In the late 1980s, local attorney Tim Connell read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the Nature Conservancy and their Heritage Inventory program to identify land in each state worthy of preservation, conservation and protection. Tim called the Conservancy to ask what areas had been iden...

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SNAP! The Lady Behind The Flowers

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October 27, 2014

Community landscaping is often one of the First Impressions on a visitor when they come to El Dorado, whether they realize it or not.  Landscaping has a way of creating a welcoming atmosphere and sense of sophistication combined with the small town Main Street charm that we love about El Dor...

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SNAP! Bob Risch: From Football to Footwear

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October 22, 2014

He’s a new face in town but many of us already know him.  Bob Risch was first seen in El Dorado when he played for the Grizzlies during the 2003 Butler Community College National Championship Football season.  Bob later graduated from Ottawa University and when searching for Kansa...

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SNAP! Stan Ruff: Building Trust For 27 Years

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October 15, 2014

It takes a village to raise a child.  Spend a day in any school and you’ll find out there are no truer words.   Stan Ruff has been serving our schools and community for twenty-seven years, affecting the lives of thousands of El Dorado youth.  Teaching and working with El...

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SNAP! This beauty is more than skin deep

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October 1, 2014

The way Sue Givens spends her vacation each year may surprise you. For the past 22 years the Superintendent of USD 490 has devoted part of her annual leave to the Miss Kansas Pageant, producing the iconic event. The Miss Kansas Pageant has been held for the past 60 years in Pratt, Kansas. Givens ...

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SNAP! People Make a Community: Billy Fanska

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September 16, 2014

“Roots run deep” is a phrase we seem to use a lot here at SNAP!  There’s a good reason for that.  The roots of a tree run deep and wide to create a firm and stable foundation to support the long life and great size of a tree and to reach its deep source of nourishment....

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SNAP! When Jean Plummer Talks, Things Happen!

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September 4, 2014

How do things happen?  Who dreams things up?  Who recruits volunteers and turns ideas into action and activities?  A community is made up of many many people but one person who makes things really happen in El Dorado is Jean Plummer.  Jean’s community involvement and lea...

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SNAP! Paying It Forward

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August 27, 2014

It is Dick Morris’ greatest wish to pay it forward, and to encourage others to do the same. In his own words: “I am so blessed- God has blessed us all. The more I give, the more I get back in return. I wish more people would realize that. Everybody has that capability.” A testam...

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SNAP! Mike McCoy IS The Real Deal!

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August 19, 2014

Finding your path in life is a process that’s different for every person.  Some people just KNOW what their career and life path will be.  Some people do a bit of wandering before that path is clear.  Mike McCoy grew up in Butler County, graduated from Flint Hills High School...

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SNAP! Letters are Powerful Testaments to School Bell Award Winners

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August 13, 2014

Most successful people would say they have been profoundly influenced by the care, dedication, wisdom and enthusiasm of one or more teachers in their lives. For this reason, each year the El Dorado Chamber hosts a breakfast to welcome new teachers to USD 490 and to Butler Community College and to...

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