Man on the Street


Sometimes the best news isn’t what people are doing in the community, but what they’re thinking. We again present a feature about just that, giving you their answers to a single question.

This week, we’re asking community members what their New Year’s Resolutions for 2013 are.

Q: Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions for 2014? If so, what are they? 

Nancy Shinault, store clerk: “I’m perfect. The only thing is I smoke, and I’d like to quit smoking.

Jason Phillips, nurse’s aid: “I’m gonna spend more time with my family and kids.”

Lois Wilson, retired nursing assistant: “I hope to be healthier and live better.”

Cindy Astin, customer service representative, Medical Transportation Management: “I’m trying my best to quit smoking. Here at MTM we are doing the Smoking Sensation, so we have to quit by April 1, and work on that. I’m gonna do my best to quit smoking by then.

Angela Conner, student, Radford University: “My resolution is to finish up my Bachelor’s degree in police science and human services. I want to drop about 50 pounds, see my new grandson to make it into the world, and get out to enjoy this little country town.”

Terry Hope, manufacturing operator, Gatorade: “I really don’t have any because I’ve found that most people that make resolutions never follow through with them anyway. I personally don’t try to make any, except to just be a better person over the next year.”

Kristin Curry, SNTP provider, Medical Transportation Management: “I would like to support literacy in the community, as well as local music.”

Jesse Pagan, customer service representative, Medical Transportation Management: “I haven’t made any yet because I usually don’t keep them anyway, but supporting local music is a good one. I will try be more positive and not let negativity interfere with my life.”

Kyle Gillam, customer service representative, Medical Transportation Management: “We are really trying to support the music scene, just in getting more support and more publicity for the scene around here.”



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