Archive for Thursday, February 12, 2009

Neighbors: Randy Ates

February 12, 2009

Occupation: Fire Chief

Family: Wife of 10 years, Carrie

Place of birth: Natchitoches, La.

Q: How long have you lived in Eudora, and what brought you here?

A: I’ve lived here about three years and I came here because of my job, but also because Eudora had a nice smalltown atmosphere and seemed like a nice place to live.

Q: What is the biggest risk you’ve ever taken?

A: Acting as a firefighter on scenes.

Q: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

A: Don’t get stressed over paperwork. Paperwork is like a loyal puppy: When you close the door and come back to work, it will still be waiting for you.

Q: What are three things people should know about you?

A: I always tell the truth because I believe in honesty, my sense of humor is sometimes a little off and I am harmless.

Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A: I wanted to be a train engineer.

Q: What’s your ideal vacation spot?

A: Every other year or so, we go to the Railfest in the Great Smokey Mountains of North Carolina.

Q: What’s are three of your pet peeves?

A: People who believe everything they hear and won’t search out the truth, close-mindedness and apathy

Favorite things

Song: It changes weekly, but it’s usually something from a musical or opera.

Movie: “Dead Poet’s Society”

Food: Pizza

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