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June 13, 2014

Birtell ready to tackle next chapter in her life

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Given past trials and triumphs that await, Birtell said she couldn’t be her straight-forward self without her time in Clinton.

“What I see in my family and what I see in myself is that people gave us a chance,” she said. “Clinton gave me a chance for me to be a library director.

“There’s a phrase: What won’t kill you will only make you stronger. It’s very true. You have to rise up and begin again.”

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