Q. How have you taken advantage of the nicer days we have been having?
I have spent the warmer days going fishing with my nephew and basically anything that allows us to be out in the sun.
Q. President Donald Trump has now been in office for a little over a year. How would you grade his first year, from A through F?
I would grade his first year as an A because he has helped provide more jobs and in turn helped the economy.
Q. The quality of care and administrative practices at the VA Medical Center in Marion is getting flak from congressman Mike Bost and others in Congress? What do you think about it?
I don't believe (veterans) receive what they deserve, which can be caused by a lack of funding. I believe that if more state-funded programs were available, people would care more and veterans would receive better benefits.
Q. There have been a number of drive-by shootings in the region in recent weeks. How concerned are you and does it affect what you do?
It's unfortunate but it causes you to be more aware of your surroundings.
QThe Super Bowl is Sunday. Who are you rooting for, New England or Philadelphia?
My family and I have always been huge Patriots fans, so naturally I would have to choose them.