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Stamp Out Hunger With Adams County Carriers and United Way

Help "Stamp Out Hunger." The need in Adams County is great. That is where you come in. The National Association of Letter Carriers' 23rd annual "Stamp Out Hunger" National food drive is on Saturday, May 9 to benefit local food pantries and people who are facing economic uncertainty. It is the nation's largest single day food drive. 

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Jon Morris, Getty Images

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It should be 12 months out of the year, not just April, especially when you see the statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

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Ulet Ifansasti, Getty Images

Advocacy Network for Children to Hold ‘Koins For Kids’ Event

In honor of April being Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month, Advocacy Network for Children will be holding its first ever “Koins for Kids” on Monday, April 13 at the corners of 18th & State. 

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Not Registered? You Can Still Vote. Find Out Here!

The next election day in Quincy and Adams County will be on Tuesday, April 7.  Unfortunately, the turnout will once again not be what it should be. How sad is it that we have people giving and/or risking their lives fighting for our democracy so we can have a say in our government, yet people don’t take the time to vote?

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Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaigns Conclude in Hannibal & Quincy

The final numbers are in and the Salvation Army has announced that over $524-thousand was raised between the Quincy and Hannibal in the 2014 Christmas Campaign.

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Bird Watchers Needed Locally for National Audubon Society

If you like watching birds, the National Audubon Society could use you. The Society is looking for people locally to assist them with their 115th annual Christmas Bird Count. The count is set for Saturday, December 20.  

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Adams County Real Estate Taxes Are Due Tuesday

For Adams County taxpayers a reminder that the first of two installment payments on real estate taxes are due on Tuesday, July 2.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Attempted Murder Charges Dropped Against a 9 Month Old Boy

Living in this country can make you "blind" to the way others live around the world. Such is the case of the story I was reading this morning involving a 9-month-old Pakistani boy who was charged with attempted murder. That's right, at 9 months of age.

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Is Spanking Really Child Abuse?

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and as a result we are seeing more news stories concerning this crisis. After reading some national statistics, and seeing a story about child abuse in Adams County which showed the county numbers to be twice that of the state average, this is a crisis in our country and in Adams County.

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Time to Enter the 2013 Little King & Queen of the Dogwood Pageant

Children ages 4-8 who are residents of Adams County are invited to enter the 2013 Little King and Queen of Dogwood Pageant. This year’s event will be held at the Quincy Mall Fountain Court on Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. There is no cost to enter the pageant.  Deadline to enter is April 26.

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