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Master Gardeners set April meeting

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Jason Jenkins, monarch and pollinator coordinator for Quail Forever in Columbia, will be the speaker for the April Master Gardeners meeting. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at HomeBank, 3817 McMasters Ave. The program is fr

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HUGS group to meet April 4 in Carthage

CARTHAGE, Ill. -- HUGS -- Helping Us Give Support -- for cancer patients will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at First Christian Church, Carthage. Presenting will be Sharon Ideus, retired registered nurse and breast cancer survivor. She will discuss her ex

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PACT Head Start now accepting applications

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- PACT -- Parent and Child Together -- Head Start is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 program year for pregnant women and children ages birth to 4 who live in Brown, Cass, Hancock, McDonough, Pike, Schuyler, Scott and rural Adam

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Augusta Lions Club holding information session on aging

AUGUSTA, Ill. -- The Area Agency of Aging will present a question-and-answer session 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Buss Stop Restaurant, 203 Center St. The event is sponsored by Augusta Lions Club with speaker Gay Dickerson, who will answer questio

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Blessing holding parenting fair

QUINCY -- Blessing Hospital's Lauretta M. Eno Early Learning Center will host its annual Parenting Fair 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 3, at the hospital's auditorium, located through the hospital's main entrance in the lobby to the right of the informatio

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QU hosting Dog Days on April 10

QUINCY, Ill. -- Quincy University will host Dog Days 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, at Friars Field, situated just east of Francis Hall at 18th and College. High school juniors, seniors and prospective college transfers who are interested in careers in com

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Easter move the next Holiday Family Fun Click

The Legacy Theater, 1160 Buchanan, is hosting its next Holiday Family Fun Flick at noon Saturday, April 1.

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WIU honor society holding book drive

Western Illinois University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society will host a book drive from March 27 to April 17.

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Red Cross issues call for platelets, blood

American Red Cross is issuing a call for platelet and type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to donate because severe weather forced the cancellation of more than 250 blood drives in March.

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Chamber hosting women's retreat April 7

QUINCY -- Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce and MedExpress Urgent Care are hosting All About M.E., a women's retreat, 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 7, at Women's City Club, 1550 Maine. Cost is $65 and includes lunch, massages, wine a cooking demonstrat