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First Person (Debbie Evelhoch)

City: Ladd.

Where did you grow up: Peru.

Family: Mom, Dorothy; brother, Steve.

Pets: Five horses; two mini-donkeys, Smokey and Baba Looey; Irish Setter, Brinkley; mutt, Rufus; and Jack Russell terrorist, Milo.

Occupation: Assistant to athletic director Eric Bryant at Hall High School and school board secretary.

What is the last song you listened to: George Strait’s “This is Where The Cowboy Says Goodbye.”

What is the last book you read: “Silken Prey” by John Sandford.

What is the last television show you watched: “Crisis.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Any Italian food with garlic.

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

What is your favorite local restaurant: Uptown Grill in LaSalle.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Pay all my debt, my family’s debt, help friends and donate a lot to local animal shelters, and buy a ranch in Wyoming.

People would be surprised to know that you: Want to move to Wyoming and be a cattle rancher.

What is your favorite thing about the city you live in: I like knowing everyone because they all pull together when needed.

If you could change one thing about your town, what would it be: Lower my property taxes!

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