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How Would You Like to Turn Your Boredom Into Bucks?

OK, so you have been out of school for about a week now and you are already bored. Well, turn that boredom into cash. How? With all the rain we have had lately, the grass is growing faster than most people can keep up with. You might be surprised if you knocked on a few neighborhood doors and offered to mow the grass just how much money you could make this summer.  

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Today is National Waitress/Waiter Day. A $2 Tip Ain’t Gonna Cut It.

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.

What most people don’t realize is that waitresses and waiters are NOT paid minimum wage. This is a fact that restaurants rarely publicize but they should.  

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Proposed Westview Golf Course Changes to be Discussed Tonight in a Public Forum

Matt Burry, the golf pro at Westview Golf Course, has the job of making Westview a profit center for the Quincy Park District.  To his credit he has produced a plan to help the public golf course find a way to make additional revenue.  

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Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Forget the .9 on Gasoline. You’re Not Fooling Anyone.

Ok, it is time for the "I'm as mad as Hell and I am not gonna take it anymore" yell to be heard throughout the area as we all watched our gas prices go up some 65 cents a gallon last week. How does gas go from $3.35 a gallon to $3.99 in four days? 

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Why Not Have a Daily Bus Between Hannibal and Quincy?

Here we sit twenty miles apart as the crow flies and no public transportation between Hannibal and Quincy. A town of 40 thousand has no connection to a town of 20 thousand people unless you drive yourself. Why not?

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Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Farmer’s Market Begins 31st Season Today

The season opening Farmer's Market begins this morning at Washington Park in Quincy.  Today's opening marks the 31st year for the event which feature fresh vegetables, fruit and plants provided by local farmers in the area.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Kewanee Has The Right Idea, Unfortunately at Quincy’s Expense

I was reading my Sunday edition of the Quincy Herald Whig when I came across an insert for National Train Day which is Saturday, May 11. The insert was apparently provided and paid for by the Henry County, Illinois Tourism Bureau, The City of Kewanee, Illinois, and the Kewanee Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Mile after Magnificent Mile.

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Job Numbers are Out

Yesterday's Quincy Herald Whig had an interesting article written by Matt Hopf that revealed that the area's job picture improved in March from one month earlier.  That is the good news.  The bad news is that it is still higher than it was one year ago.

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It Is The 28th Anniversary of the Worst Decision Ever Made

Yesterday marked the 28th anniversary of the worst business decision ever made. I am sure it was made with the best of intentions, but the decision was met with a great deal of resistance from throughout the world.

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Texas Governor Perry Trying to ‘Steal’ Illinois Businesses to the Lone Star State.

Texas Governor Rick Perry arrived in Illinois yesterday and remains in Chicago today.  He is on a  determined mission to lure away some of the the state’s businesses.  His whole theme is to pack up and leave Illinois and reopen in Texas.

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