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First Person (Paula Brown)

City: Cherry.

Where did you grow up: Cherry.

Family: Husband, Dave; daughters, Ann and Sue; three grandchildren; two wonderful sons-in-law; and five siblings.

Pets: Three dogs that have passed on.

Occupation: Retired junior high teacher.

What is the last song you listened to: “Dominic the Donkey.”

What is the last book you read: “Killing Kennedy.”

What is the last television show you watched: “The Price is Right.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Olive Garden’s soup and salad.

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

What is your favorite local restaurant: JT’s in Cherry.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: I would give the town of Cherry some and invest for the granddaughters’ college education.

People would be surprised to know that you: After teaching for over 30 years in Cherry, I’m an “open book.”

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: Residents of small towns become the best friends and help each other.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: More families with children to keep the school open.

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