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Edwards honored and Jones reappointed by commission
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County personnel were the subject of a couple of agenda items when the Barton County Commission met Monday.
A clerk from the County Clerk’s Office was honored Monday as the county employee of the third quarter for this year.
Roxie Edwards was hired by the county in June, 2002 as an accounts payable clerk and she was promoted to assistant deputy clerk a year ago, according to a presentation made in the meeting by Employee Relations Committee President Pam Wornkey.
During her time with the county, Wornkey reported, Edwards has continued to take on added responsibilities.
“Roxie is responsible for purchases made by county offices. Although each office pays their bills, Roxie assists each office with the purchasing process, showing them the budget, where to find codes for their office and details the correct way to put a purchase order together. She is the county’s first line of defense in assuring the bills are appropriate, that items are coded correctly and that bills are being paid to the right business. She never hesitates to set her own work aside and help someone else. This extends to taxpayers as well as other employees of the county.”
Attitude is also important in her work, Wornkey stressed. “Roxie is well deserving of this honor, because of her positive influence on everyone.”
Also Monday, the commissioners unanimously approved continuing an important working relationship with the area’s district coroner.
This issue comes to the Barton County Commission, because they represent the largest of the counties in the 20th Judicial District, which includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties.
Dr. Edward Jones has continued to serve as the district coroner for several years and Monday the commission approved his reappointment for another four-year term.