Off the Shelf: San Manuel Library to have board elections

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By Chaille McGrew

Board of Trustee Chairperson

The library will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 as the county will be upgrading the computers.

The Crochet and Conversation group is once again meeting at the library at 1 p.m. each Thursday. If you are already doing needlework, this is great chance to relax, knit, crochet, tat or whatever and visit with others. If you have a desire to learn how to do some needlework come on in and you will find someone willing to teach and guide you along.

The San Manuel Library is a non-profit corporation overseen by a five-member Board of Trustees. This year, two positions on the board are up for election.

The election will be held from Jan. 30 through Feb. 11 in the library and is open to all library cardholders 18 years or older (cards must be presented before voting). Each voter may select two candidates to vote for as a trustee.

This year there are five candidates and there is a small profile about each below.

PATTY ATRIAN has been a resident of San Manuel for 35 years. She is married to Jose and they have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Patty has been on the Library Board for approximately seven years. Many children in the school know her as she often substitutes or volunteers at the schools.

RONNIE BUTLER has lived in San Manuel for 23 years. He came from California where he was a plumber. He is married to Nancy. Ronnie volunteers for the library and has served on the library board for six years.

RAYMOND VERNE FISCHER and his family moved to San Manuel 40 years ago. He worked for BHP (Magma) for 26 years. Vern has a degree in Geography from BYU University.  He too is well known around the community as he substituted for the school district for 35 years.  He is a member of the Bishopric of the Latter Day Saints Church.  He is married to DeLoris and they have 5 children and 17 grandchildren.  He has been a volunteer at the library for approximately two years.

SHARON MATTHEWS has been in San Manuel for 13 years and a volunteer at the library for five years. She has a degree in Library Science. She is married to Carl Matthews. Sharon is also President of the Relief Society (women’s organization) at the LDS Church.

KENNETH MCGREW graduated from San Manuel High School in 1957 and then left the community. He returned 43 years ago and worked for BHP (Magma) for 29 years.  He minored in Library Science while in college. He is a Family Search Consultant (genealogy) at the LDS Church. He is married to Chaille and they have three children and seven grandchildren. Kenneth has volunteered at the library for approximately four years.

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