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John Moore, Getty Images

Memorial Day is Not Veteran’s Day, There is a Difference!

Last year in watching, listening or reading the news over the Memorial Day weekend, I would have thought it was November 11 instead of Memorial Day. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

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John Tripp, Quincy Exchange Club
John Tripp, Quincy Exchange Club

John Tripp is Why I Am Known as The Big Dog and I Miss Him Dearly

It was May 16, 2009, five years ago today, when I lost my best friend and hundreds of others did likewise with the passing of John Tripp. A year ago, I started to write about John, but I kept deleting what I was writing. I finally decided that what I wrote last year still fits today. I wrote it from my heart a year ago and the words still say everything I want to say today so here it is.

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new flag

Flag Raising Efforts all for Naught

A few weeks ago I posted a picture of a flag in Quincy that was tattered and torn and needed to be removed. So with the help of Dawn Whitcomb at the Illinois Veteran's Home who provided me with a new flag, Tim Gottman of Sign Pro and I proceeded to take down the tattered flag and replace it with the new one. That effort was successful at least until yesterday when I went past the location around 8th and Broadway in Quincy.

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David Hsu
David Hsu

Should the 38 Highland High Pranksters Attend Graduation Ceremonies?

We have all been a part of a prank from time to time. Some are minor and some are excessive. Some are laughed at and others are met with resistance. Such is the case with the 38 young people who were involved with late night activities at Highland High School Monday night.

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Betty Poore and Ron Larner, Friends of the Castle
Betty Poore and Ron Larner, Friends of the Castle

Friends of the Castle Name Ron Larner as Volunteer of the Year

Ron Larner has been honored as "Volunteer of the Year" for 2014 by Friends of the Castle. Announcement of the award was made at the 36th Annual Meeting at the Villa Kathrine at 532 Gardner Expressway in Quincy. 

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Bayview Bridge
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Catholic Charities Med-Assist Program Needs Bridge the Gap Race

This Saturday the Bridge the Gap walk run event will take place for the benefit of the Quincy Catholic Charities Med-Assist program. We hear of all the fun that the event is but it certainly is not fun for people who need medications and can't afford it.    

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Chris Jackson, Getty Images
Chris Jackson, Getty Images

The Columbia, Missouri Air Show is This Weekend

On the 100th anniversary of World War One the 26th Annual Salute to Veteran's Airshow will be held at the Columbia, Missouri Regional Airport this Saturday and Sunday.  This year's show will feature the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and the United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team

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Patty Adam, Jeff Dorsey
Patty Adam, Jeff Dorsey

Patty Adam of Birthright Wins the Golden Deeds Award

The 62nd Annual Quincy Exchange Club Golden Deeds Awards Luncheon was held at the Stoney Creek Inn Friday at noon. The deserved recipient was Patty Adam of Birthright of Quincy.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images
Alex Wong, Getty Images

Hug and Kiss Your Mom Before You Lose the Chance

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and it will mark the 100th Anniversary of the United States Congress passing of a resolution establishing the second Sunday in May as the official Mother’s Day in our country. Then President Woodrow Wilson signed the legislation for this beloved holiday. 

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Car Seat Roundup, Safe Kids Adams County
Car Seat Roundup, Safe Kids Adams County

Old Child Safety Seats Being Collected This Saturday

Making sure that you child is safe in your vehicle is what this Saturday’s old child safety seat roundup is all about. The collection of old child seats will be held at Kohl’s Department Store parking lot at 6100 Broadway in Quincy this Saturday from 10 until noon. For exchange of your old car seat, you will get a $10 Kohl's gift certificate for the first 300 seats exchanged.

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