Mary Ann Beard, Rush County Auditor, spoke to the Rushville Breakfast Optimist Club on Tuesday, April 9, at the Park Restaurant. Beard, who is serving her 9th year as Auditor, explained the duties and responsibilities of her office in the courthouse. Those duties include property records, payroll, claims and the Geographical Info System digitized mapping department. Currently there are five employees in her office. Beard is also Secretary to the Rush County Commissioners and County Council. She is pictured here with Optimist program chair Ken Masters.