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John Gress, Getty Images

Identity Theft Seminars to Be Held in Quincy

Quincy Public Library and the Office of the Illinois Attorney General will offer tips and best practices to prevent becoming a victim of identity theft on Wednesday, October 22 at 1:30 and 5:30 pm at the Quincy Public Library.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun in the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Halloween 2014 is coming, and several Halloween activities are planned throughout the area!

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The Madonna House, Quincy, Illinois
Madonna House, Facebook

Madonna House Food Pantry Has a New Location in Quincy

The Madonna House Food Pantry has announced a  new location in Quincy at 601 State Street complements of Knapheide Manufacturing. Food pantry patrons can now park on State Street, South Sixth Street or in the parking lot north of the building.

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Halloween pumpkin in autumn forest
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Key Dates for the 2014 Halloween Season in the Quincy/Hannibal Area

I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but Halloween has gone from being a one night a year event to an entire month-long celebration of parties, candy, horror movies and zombie runs. Not that I'm complaining, I love Halloween, but it can be hard to keep track of everything that's going on. Here is a useful list of dates for this year's Halloween season.

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Rod and the Satalites
Kurt Parsons

Check Out This Green ‘Rod and the Satalites’ Record We Found in the Radio Station [Video]

Radio stations are places that end up collecting a lot of stuff. Some of the stuff is really neat. Some of it is not. Here's something we found that is a piece of local music history. Rod and the Satalites was a band that was popular in our area in the 1960s, and we have a very nice copy of one of their records. Something unusual about the record is that it is green, and inside the sleeve was something else we found interesting, a "live on KHMO radio" stage pass from a show at the American Legion in Hannibal. 

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Samurai Sword
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Crazy Local News Stories From the Quincy / Hannibal Area

It's always fun to read crazy news stories. Stupid criminals and bizarre incidents make headlines across the country. Sometimes they happen in our own backyard. Here are some of the craziest local news stories the Quincy/Hannibal area has seen in the last few years.

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Hands joined in circle holding breast cancer struggle symbol
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Several Events in Quincy Planned For National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the nation, but locally, many groups and organizations are planning events to raise awareness, raise funds, and to honor breast cancer patients and survivors.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Mr. Dorsey, Meet Mr. Dorsey! The Teddy Bear Clinic is Sunday

The 26th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic will be held this Sunday afternoon from noon to 4pm at Blessing Hospital's main entrance. As the founder of this event 26 years ago, the staff at Blessing Riemann College of Nursing was kind enough to name one of two new gigantic Teddy Bears after me.  He is known as the "Dorsey Bear" and the other is known as "Flo" after Florence Nightingale. This morning I got the chance to meet my namesake in our studios.

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Champ Clark Bridge - Louisiana, Missouri
Michael Rose

Champ Clark Bridge to Close October 13 Through October 17

Beginning October 13, the Champ Clark Bridge over the Mississippi River at Louisiana, Missouri will be closed for repairs. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the crews will be working on replacing bridge expansion joints among other things. They expect the bridge to be closed through October 17.  

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Radio Studio
Kurt Parsons

Mark Twain United Way Radio Auction Saturday

One of the biggest fundraising events of the campaign season for the United Way of the Mark Twain Area comes to KHMO on Saturday, October 4.

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