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Anyone Remember ‘Beaker Street’ on KAAY-Little Rock?

I was talking to some friends the other night about KAAY Radio in Little Rock, Arkansas. My friend asked if I remembered "Beaker Street", the nighttime show on KAAY in the 70's. Remember it? I lived it every night. I loved the host, Clyde Clifford.

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Columbus Foundation Website
Columbus Foundation Website

The ‘Nina’ & ‘Pinta’ Set to Dock in Hannibal

Two-thirds of Christopher Columbus' fleet will be docking in Hannibal on Tuesday, August 23. The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will then open to the public on Wednesday, August 24, in Hannibal.  The ships will be docked at Cedar Street Landing, 100 Center Street, until their departure early Monday morning August 29th.

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Getty Images

Joseph Smith Died 172 Years Ago Today

The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism.

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Photo by: Pete Turner
Photo by: Pete Turner

Who Actually Researches This Stuff?

With my job I have access to a lot of information. Stuff like police reports, agriculture news,sports information, financial reports and celebrity information. Every once in a while I come across information that just makes me sit up and wonder....who actually researched this?

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Quincy Preserves Spring House Tour is This Sunday

This Sunday,  May 1, the Quincy Preserves Spring House Tour of 6 different locations will take place from 1 to 5 p.m.  The tour will take place rain or shine.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Friends of The Log Cabin’s Volunteer Clean-Up is Saturday

The Friends of the Log Cabins Association Board has scheduled the first workday of the season at the Log Cabin Village for this Saturday, April 23rd from 9 am to 12 noon. 

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iStock

Does Anyone Remember the Berry Liquor Stores in Quincy?

I was having a conversation about Quincy when someone mentioned that Quincy at one time had more bars per capita than any other city in America. I am not sure it is a true statement.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Quincy’s 9-11 Display Needs to be Re-Located

The memory of 9-11 is fading for most people and that is unfortunate.  It is an event that we should never, ever forget. One way to keep that from happening is to remind people of what took place.  For people in Quincy and the surrounding area stopping by the 9-11 artifact located in the Quincy City Hall parking lot would go a long way to making sure we never forget the attack on the United States in 2001.

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Moher Cliffs/ Three Lions,Getty Images
Moher Cliffs/ Three Lions,Getty Images

How Well Do You Know Your Irish History?

Let's see, we have the St.Patrick's Parade Saturday, The Blessed Sacrament St. Patrick's Dinner Saturday,  the Pub Crawl Saturday night, the Kelly's Fun Run for the YWCA on Sunday, The Irish Bowling event in St. Patrick, Missouri on Saturday, March 19 and a million other Irish-related activities this and next weekend.  As you can tell, some of these events are prior to and some after St. Patrick's Day which in Thursday, March 17. If you are not Irish already you will be by Thursday night.  With that said let's see just what you know about Ireland. 

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Three glasses of St. Patrick's Day green beer
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St. Patrick Holiday Facts

We have been saying for weeks now that the St. Patrick's Parade will be here before you know it, well "before you know" is here. The parade is tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Quincy and we would love for you to come down and watch it between 12th and 5th on Maine Street. We usher in spring with the parade and this year the Parade will kick off the St. Patrick's week with St. Patrick’s Day this Thursday, March 17. Even if you are not Irish, everyone is Irish this week. Here are a few facts about the St. Patrick holiday.

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