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Bazooka Joe Webpage

Long Live Bazooka Joe Gum

For six decades Bazooka Gum has been available for American's chewing pleasure. In all the years of my playing ball, I hardly ever went to a game without my supply for the night. It was and still is the best gum out there, plus you get the added bonus of reading the stories of Bazooka Joe and his friends.  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Saturday is National Waitress/Waiter Day, a $2 Tip Just Won’t Cut It

Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day in the United States. The rules of tipping in restaurants vary depending on what nation and culture you are a part of. Here in the United States, 15% is considered an average tip for average service.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

It’s Tax Day – Have You Hugged Your Tax Preparer Yet? They Need a Hug

It's April 18, or "Tax Day," as Americans know it. It's the day that working Americans must submit their  tax returns to Uncle Sam by midnight.  

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Green Stamp Sign / Wikipedia
Green Stamp Sign / Wikipedia

Does Anyone Remember Green Stamps?

I was sitting around talking to some friends when one walked in with a purse the size of Montana and I said to her “you must have everything including Green Stamps in there”. She laughed with the rest of us and it got us to talking about the days of Green Stamps in the United States.

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iSTOCK
iSTOCK

A Third McDonald’s Restaurant Coming to Quincy

A third McDonald's is coming to Quincy according to a Thursday news release from the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce.

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gpointstudio, ThinkStock
gpointstudio, ThinkStock

I Am Confused???

When I first moved to Quincy many moons ago, the first thing I realized was how easy it was to find things in this city. The streets are numbered from the river to almost Liberty going west to east. And the north-south streets are named after presidents, states or trees. Pretty simple.

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Chris Hondros, Getty Images
Chris Hondros, Getty Images

There’s No Better Time Than Now to Raise the Gas Tax

If you have lived any length of time in the Land of Lincoln you are well aware of how bad the financial situation is for the State of Illinois. The state is way behind in its payments and its infrastructure is deteriorating.  So how do you correct this problem?

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Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce
Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce

Chamber Announces Business Hall of Fame Inductees

Three distinguished community leaders will be honored at the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Business Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Wednesday, January 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakley Lindsay Center.

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Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

Salvation Army Family Store Needs Volunteers

The construction work for the Salvation Army's new Family Store is just about complete and now the process of stocking the store with goods is underway.  With that process comes a need for volunteers to assist them in doing so. So the plea for volunteers has gone out.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

There is Big Money to be Made With Garage Sales

Garage sales have become a business. Is it just me or are there more garage sales than ever going on in this area? It seems like every power pole (undamaged) has a message on it directing someone to a sale. The best sign I ever saw was on South 24th Street a few summers ago that said "Crap for Sale" with an arrow.

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