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Butler County Government Day 2019

Butler County Government Day was hosted on October 15th, 2019 by the American Legion Butler County Council Posts from El Dorado, Augusta, Whitewater, and Andover.  Upon arriving to the Butler County 4-H Building the day's activities opened with a short presentation by Carole Smith, chairman of Butler County Government Day.  The opening ceremony also included the ceremonial flag folding ceremony.  The flag folding ceremony describes why the flag is folded 13 times when given to the family of a fallen hero.

Following the opening ceremony students walked to the Butler County Courthouse and toured the various offices that our local municipal and county governments offer to residents of Butler County.  First, the students met with the Butler County Commissioners before witnessing a Butler County Commissioners meeting.  The current elected commissioners are Jeff Masterson, Marc Murphy, Ed Myers, Mike Wheeler, and Dan Woydziak.  Next, the students toured the Butler County clerks office with County Clerk Tatum Stafford.  While at the clerk's office all eligible FHS seniors registered to vote.  Following the clerk's office the students toured the judicial center and actually sat in Courtroom C where they were given a presentation by Butler County Attorney Darren Devinney and District Judge Mike Ward.  The courthouse tour wrapped up with a presentation by both the Butler County Emergency Management team and Health Department.

The American Legion provided lunch to all students in attendance.  Following lunch the students were bused to the Butler County Detention Facility where Sheriff Kelly Herzet gave students a tour of the jail.  The Detention Facility also provided tours of the various vehicles utilized by Butler County EMS, Sheriffs Office, Rescue Squad, and El Dorado Fire Department.