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First Person (Phil Hocking)

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 1:47 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 1:50 p.m. CST

City: Ladd.

Where did you grow up: Spring Valley.

Family: Wife, two daughters, two sons-in-laws, two granddaughters and a grandbaby on the way.

Pets: One dog, Boomer, and one cat, Buddy.

Occupation: I am semi–retired but do small engine repair and car detailing.

What is the last song you listened to: “On the Other Side.”

What is the last book you read: An engine manual.

What is the last television show you watched: Weather Channel.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Diet Coke.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: Grandchildren.

What is your favorite local restaurant: Uptown Bar and Grill.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I would donate it to cancer research.

People would be surprised to know that you: I am emotional and often cry.

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: The people.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: More community involvement.