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Updated: 10/05/2013 08:00:04AM

Clerk, schools tighten bond

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Prior to the start of the Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day program, Clerk of the Courts Stacy Butterfield and a member of the department, Mike Phelps, go over last minute details.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Court Security Lt. Petote explains various aspects of the courthouse and the need for security.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


A shadowbox containing weapons confiscated from people entering the courthouse drew the attention of the students with the Junior Achievement class who visited the courthouse on Friday, Oct. 4.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


"Every other week, Stacy Butterfield is everyone's favorite person," said Commissioner Todd Dantzler. "That's because she signs everyone's paycheck. Dantzler was explaining to students several of the responsibilities Stacy Butterfield (third from left) performs in her capacity as County Comptroller.

By STEVE STEINER

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One of the goals Stacy Butterfield set out to pursue when she became the current Clerk of the Court and County Comptroller following the retirement of Richard Weiss was to forge a stronger bond between her office and Polk County Public Schools.

That goal was advanced several steps these past several weeks when she joined forces with the Junior Achievement program in Polk County, and culminated in part this past Friday, Oct. 4, with a visit to the courthouse by the students in the Business Law class at George W. Jenkins High School.

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