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Name: Rua Newgard
Family: Seven-year-old son, Brayden Newgard.
City of residence: Colusa
Occupation: Secretary for Farm Credit of Colusa-Glenn.
Hobbies and interests: I love to read, run, go to the movies with my son and concerts.
What are your goals for this year? To make the best meatballs, and lose 20 more pounds. Hmm ... maybe those two don't go together very well.
What are your favorite things about summer? Barbecues with the family, getting some color on my skin and swimming with my son.
What are some of your fondest memories? Growing up we always went camping. Those are some of the best memories. Of course, my grandpa, he treated me like a princess. He always took me to a cafe in Turlock and ordered me waffles with strawberries and whipped cream every weekend. Love those memories.
Whom do you most admire and why? My grandma. She has raised five kids, fought cancer and still can party like a rock star. Love my Grams.
What's something about yourself that your friends might not know? My friends pretty much know everything about me; I'm a social butterfly. I pretty much tell it all to them.
What is your dream job? Umm ... to work at Olive Garden. No, but really, to have my own cleaning company. It sounds crazy, but I love to clean.
What quality in people do you most admire? Motivation
What was the last thing that made you laugh? Oh, wow. I'm always laughing. Hmm ... probably running into the sliding glass door again last night.
What topic of conversation really gets you steamed? When certain people vote for Team Jacob.
What are you thankful for? Sunday dinners at the Baker house ... and Olive Garden ... hehe.
Is there anything you're truly passionate about? I love to cook and bake.
Biggest accomplishment? My son. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. He always makes me smile.
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