Meet Your Neighbor: Mike Clark

Erica Nimrick
Mike Clark

Favorite music Classic rock.

Favorite book(s) The “Odd Thomas” series by Dean Koontz.

Favorite movie(s) Shawshank Redemption, Sling Blade, and Red Dawn.

Favorite food Any breakfast food, served at supper time.

Favorite TV?shows Criminal Minds, West Wing, the History Channel.

Favorite sports teams Disclaimer: These are my preferences, I do not mean to offend any Blackhawk, Blues, Cubs, White Socks, Bears, Packers, or Bulls fans. I know you are all avid (rabid?) fans for your teams. There is only one sport, Hockey! That would be the Detroit Red Wings. If you count the other team activities,?Baseball: St. Louis Cardinals; Football: Denver Broncos; Basketball: Ridgewood Spartans.

If I were to live anywhere else, it would be That’s the funny thing about me. When I was looking for a place to move my family from Denver, I chose Cambridge.

A cherished childhood memory Scoring my career high basketball points playing for Summersville Grade School—four points.

If I had one day to live any way I wished, I would Like to hear the words “A cure has been found for Multiple Sclerosis.” Not for me, but for those who suffer worse than I do and for the future people who hear the words “You have Multiple Sclerosis.”

A philosophy I try to live by Perform one act of random kindness every day.

I admire people who Give of themselves to help others.

People might be surprised to learn I believe that the old Gambles building is haunted.

One person I’d like to meet is Ty Pennington, as I say in unison with him “Bus driver, move that bus” from in front of the old Gambles building.

My dream job would be  have my dream job.

Advice worth passing on Live each minute of every day to its fullest.?You never know how many minutes you have left.

Pet peeves People who don’t put a new roll of toilet paper on the spindle when they use the last of the previous roll. Hint, Hint. You know who you are.

I’m thankful for The support Cambridge has given me in my struggle with Multiple Sclerosis.


Age 48

Occupation Advocate for the Gateway Area Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and owner of MiSC Endeavors.

Family Wife, Ann; daughter, Marsha and son Sean.

Residence The old Gambles building, Cambridge.

Education Mount Vernon Township High School, Mt. Vernon; Southern Illinois University,?Carbondale.


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