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2014′s Most Popular Gift Cards

Christmas is coming, and it's probably safe to say that most Christmas shoppers have at least one  person is are hard to buy gifts for. Some of us have several people in that category. More and more shoppers are giving gift cards instead of actual presents. In fact, 62% of shoppers, according to CardHub, are expected to request at least one gift card during the holidays. What are the most popular gift cards shoppers are buying? A list of the top gift cards for the 2014 holiday season has been released. Here are the Top 10.

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Kroc Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Saturday is the Last Day for Salvation Army Food Basket and Toy Town Sign Ups

The Salvation Army began taking applications in Quincy for Christmas Food Baskets and Toy Town on Monday of this week. The last chance to apply will be this Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Worship Theater of the Kroc Center.

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Mark Nolan, Getty Images

Tickets for QHS Vespers 2014 on December 14 Are On Sale Now

Quincy Senior High School will be presenting "Vespers 2014" at the Quincy Senior High Theatre on Sunday, December 14. There will be two shows, one at 2 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.

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Gary Gershoff, Getty Images

Here’s Your List of Upcoming TV Holiday Classic Broadcasts

Television in years past always left the 7 p.m. central time slot open for family programming. Over the years that has gone away. Fortunately, the major networks continue to air some classic holiday programs for families to view during the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. With that in mind, here is a list of the broadcast information for upcoming classic family holiday shows.

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Christmas Shopping Statistics Just Might Surprise You

The holiday shopping season "officially" begins on Black Friday, but plenty of people get started early. In fact, I know some people that buy Christmas gifts all year around, which means that they end up with a pretty stress-free December. (I wish I could plan ahead like that!) The results of a new holiday shopping survey have been released by online marketplace Rakuten, and I thought the results were somewhat surprising. 

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A Tragic Christmas: Remembering The Victims of Quincy’s St. Francis School Fire

A short and simple bit of general news was mixed in with dozens of other announcements in the Quincy Daily Journal on Dec. 14, 1899: "The children of the parochial school of St. Francis church are practicing for a play to be given the day after Christmas." Sadly, that play never happened.

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Matthew Lloyd, Getty Images

With Load the Lobby, There Is a Lesson to Be Learned for Kids

As a parent, the process of teaching your children is a everyday occurrence. Telling them what is right and what is wrong is never easy. Asking them to share is very difficult as well as most kids are very protective. How you do it makes all the difference in the world on how they accept it. My opening comments are all leading to the opportunity parents have right now to make this a very special Christmas for their children.

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Kroc Center - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Salvation Army to Kick Off Tree of Lights Campaign Friday

The Quincy Salvation Army will begin the Christmas season with their annual Tree of Lights Christmas Kick-off event. The event will be a luncheon this Friday, November 14, at 12:00 noon at the Shelter/Family Services Facility at 501 Broadway. This year’s campaign chairs will be introduced along with the announcement of the 2014 campaign goal.

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Salvation Army Kicking Off Christmas Campaign With Tree of Lights

The Salvation Army in Quincy will begin the Christmas season with the annual Tree of Lights Christmas Kick-off.

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Listen to 24/7 Commercial-Free Christmas Music!

The holidays are approaching. Time for good food, good times with family and friends, a little shopping, and lots and lots of Christmas music! This year, we're excited to offer our listeners 24/7, commercial-free Christmas on our website. 

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