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Retired school librarian now working as new JP

Linda Canon loved telling stories to children as a librarian at  Sundown Elementary School.

It was a job she thoroughly enjoyed until she retired last spring.

The mother of three grown children decided that she wanted to do more than stay home and do yard work. 

I thought there is no way I can sit at home,î she said.

Canon learned that a friend, Charlotte Trull, would be retiring as Precinct 2 justice of the peace at the end of 2014.

But she hesitated running for the office when she learned that another person was interested in the position. That person decided not to run, and Canon declared herself a candidate.

When I found out, I threw my hat in the ring, she said.

After winning the election with no opponent last November, she began shadowing Trull for about six weeks.

I’d go to the hospital for (mandatory) blood drawing. She even did a search warrant, Canon said. I saw how she and the police did that.î

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