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story.lead_photo.caption Melissa Ferry has been in Fulton for four months. Photo by Olivia Garrett / Fulton Sun.

This column serves as a spotlight, highlighting the everyday people in Callaway County. The Fulton Sun takes a moment with someone who is not usually featured in the news but is just as instrumental in making our community the strong and beautiful place we all know and love.

Melissa Ferry is originally from Mexico, Missouri, where she graduated high school in 2015. She has been in Fulton for four months and is hoping for a new start. She enjoys the parks in town, particularly Memorial Park and the Stinson Creek Trail.

Q: What was your first job?

I had a factory job — Dawn Foods in Mexico. It was okay, we got cookie dough every day.

Q: Who inspires you most?

My grandma. She's been there for me the most. She's my hero.

Q: What in your life has been the most fulfilling?

Everything. I think everything in life is enjoyable.

Q: What is something you are proud of?

Graduating high school. School was really hard for me.

Q: If you could do any job in the world what would it be?

I'd be a nurse. It's kind of a family legacy. Everyone in my family has done some type of nursing. I'm going to go to school in the spring to get my CNA.

Q: What job would you not want to do?

Fast food. I wouldn't like the smell everyday.

Q: What is something people wouldn't guess about you?

Probably that I have mental health problems — I don't show it.

Q: What is your favorite thing about Callaway County?

Memorial Park. There's so much more to do here than there is at the other parks with the trail you can walk.

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