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Monday, April 22, 2013 7:58 PM

CASA work focuses on children

By ABBY CROSTHWAIT, Herald Staff Writer

Cynthia Montague is shown Friday near her home outside Pomona. Montague has served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer since 2001. (Photo by Matt Bristow/The Ottawa Herald)
For some retirees, working after retirement is the furthest thing from their minds. For volunteer Cynthia Montague, however, it was another way to spend time with children.

“I started [volunteering at Court Appointed Special Advocates] after I retired a couple years ago from my 30 years of teaching in Franklin County,” Montague said. “People think retirement is a time you don’t do anything, but it’s very busy. It was important for me to help the kids in the community even though I wasn’t working with the children in the school system anymore.”

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