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Augusta County Library trustees elect new officers

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Thursday during its July meeting, the Augusta County Board of Trustees met with director Diantha McCauley to elect officers for the 2014-15 year and welcome a new member to the board. In their tradition of rotating among the various branches, this month the meeting took place at the Churchville branch.

Susan Thacker, Middle River District representative, was elected president and Lynn Mitchell, Pastures District representative, was elected vice-president. Trustees welcomed a new member, Carol Anne Turrentine, representing Riverheads District. Last meeting we welcomed Doran Stegura of South River District after the death of long-time trustee Terry Sumey.

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Augusta County Library: Simon the ‘Readdit’ frog and his creator

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Kurt and frog he madeAugusta County Library trustee Dr. Kurt Michael reunited with an old friend Thursday when the board held its bi-monthly meeting at the Churchville Library branch. Simon, the paper mâché creation Kurt and his son crafted for the library many years ago, is still in use, this time sporting oversized sunglasses and a fishing hat while bidding kids to “Readdit!” The summer reading program continues at all library branches so come out and join the fun!

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell
July 17, 2014

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Driving Dr. Michael and Dr. Pattie

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As I thanked my hostess last Thursday evening before hurrying out the door to catch up with my colleagues, she realized three of us were riding together. “Yes,” I laughed, thinking of the 1989 movie “Driving Miss Daisy” starring Jessica Tandy as the aging southern lady and Morgan Freeman as her butler and driver. “I’m driving Doctors Michael and Pattie.”

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Dr. Kurt Michael appointed to Augusta County Library Board of Trustees

Kurt Michael 000By Lynn R. Mitchell

Dr. Kurt Michael was appointed by Supervisor David Karaffa Wednesday night as a trustee to the Augusta County Library Board, a move that was unanimously approved by the board of supervisors. His term begins immediately.

Dr. Michael is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Liberty University. Before joining Liberty in 2012, he taught applied statistics and research method for ten years to gifted and talented high school students at the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School. His experience includes more than a decade of teaching in the public schools plus several years at the college level.

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