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QJHS counselor available Wednesday for students new to Quincy

QUINCY -- QJHS counselor available Wednesday for students new to Quincy

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Chemical-free growing to be focus of Salt River Master Gardeners meeting

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Salt River Master Gardeners will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the basement of HOMEBANK on McMasters Avenue, Hannibal. The speaker will be Steve Huse from Hope Farms. His farm is located on 20 acres just outside of Center, Mo. Hus

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Kindergarten Kids Safety School to be held Aug. 2

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- The 15th annual Kindergarten Kids Safety School will be 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the University of Illinois Extension Center in Carthage. This program is free and is open to any Hancock County child entering kindergarten t

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Crossing Worship to perform at Adams County Fair

MENDON, Ill. -- Crossing Worship will perform at the Adams County Fair grandstand stage Sunday, July 30. Crossing Worship is a Christian band that was founded at the Crossing church in Quincy. The Crossing has 11 campuses in four states. Crossing Worship

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Charitable Trust Grant now accepting applications

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois State Treasurer's office is accepting grant applications for the fall 2017 Charitable Trust Stabilization fund. The application period will last through Sept. 30. The link to the online application can be found at ilcharit

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Keokuk Odd Fellows 5K to benefit VFW

KEOKUK, Iowa -- The Keokuk Odd Fellows Lodge 13, 1720 Blondeau, will host a 5K run/walk to benefit the Keokuk VFW on Saturday, July 29. Registration will begin at 7 a.m., and the run/walk starts at 8 a.m. Awards will follow at 9:30 a.m. The 5K will begin a

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HUGS Meeting for Cancer Patients

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- HUGS (Helping Us Give Support) for cancer patients will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 1, at the First Christian Church, Carthage. The program for the evening will be a special presentation titled "The Huls Family History of Cancer," pres

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Quincy Fire Department to flush fire hydrants

The Quincy Fire Department will flush fire hydrants for flow testing the week of July 24 through July 28.

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MU Alumni to hold Back-to-School Tailgate Party

The Great River Tiger Chapter of the MU Alumni Association is sponsoring a Back-to-School Tailgate party for Mizzou students, alumni and friends.

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Prairie Mills Windmill fundraising dinner set Sunday

GOLDEN, Ill. -- Golden Historical Society will host a fundraising dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Prairie Wind Windmill's air-conditioned hall, which is handicap accessible. The menu consists of potatoes and gravy, pork chops, bratwur