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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - RIVER VALLEY & OZARK EDITION -

My fam­ily in­cludes: My hus­band, Matthew; our 4-month-old son, Eli­jah; my par­ents, Wil­liam “Bill” and Mag­da­lene Strick­land of Cen­ter Ridge; and two sis­ters, Ka­t­rina Dupins, her hus­band, Pren­tice Jr., and their two chil­dren, Zachary and Zoe, all of Wooster; and Me­gan Strick­land of Kan­sas City, Mis­souri My hob­bies in­clude: I love read­ing, trav­el­ing and lis­ten­ing to pod­casts. I love to learn and am al­ways look­ing to ex­pand my knowl­edge, par­tic­u­larly in the ar­eas of so­cial and racial eq­uity. I en­joy my alone time but also like spend­ing time with friends and fam­ily (many of whom are both). When a group of my large ex­tended fam­ily gets to­gether, there’s likely go­ing to be gospel singing, a game of Spades and lots of food. My hus­band’s fam­ily is just as fun to be around; we en­joy play­ing board games and Pitch, a card game. My fa­vorite quote is: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Be­cause what the world needs is peo­ple who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman Some­thing on my bucket list is: I want to travel to Aus­tralia and to the Door of No Re­turn in Sene­gal.

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