Health

HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Free health screenings and Teddy Bear Clinic offered

Several free health screenings will be available to area women as part of Blessing Health System's, "Be Strong! Women's Wellness in Action" event on Saturday.

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JWCC class options can prove beneficial
Education

JWCC class options can prove beneficial

John Wood Community College is always examining different ideas as a way to connect with the most students, says Cody Baggett, a JWCC dean. One of those options is a 12-week session to help students complete degrees with more flexibility.

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North Adams Home Mini Fair will celebrate home's 40th anniversary

The North Adams Home's annual Mini Fair also will celebrate the home's 40th anniversary this year. The home will reach 40 years of operation on Oct. 7. The Mini Fair began two years later. The 38th annual Mini Fair will be Sunday, Sept. 24.

Pike County Clerk, Sheriff up for grabs in next election
Local Government

Pike County Clerk, Sheriff up for grabs in next election

Pike County Clerk Donnie Apps will not be seeking re-election next year. "It's a good time for somebody younger to come in," said Apps, 63. "I don't want to quit in the middle of a term, but I also don't want to quit at 68."

Pilot program offers after-school care at Lincoln-Douglas
Education

Pilot program offers after-school care at Lincoln-Douglas

Quincy Public Schools is piloting an after-school program this school year at Lincoln-Douglas Elementary, with plans to expand as the district's new elementary schools open. The program, available to Lincoln-Douglas families, is offered to K-3 students 3 to 6 p.m. weekdays when school is in session.

Yum Factory set to open Thursday in downtown Quincy
Business

Yum Factory set to open Thursday in downtown Quincy

Karen Wagner and Melanie Aitken had multiple people tell them they needed to meet. It didn't take long, and soon the two started working on their bakery and cafe, the Yum Factory, which opens Thursday at 700 Maine.

Hannibal art competition, exhibit opens Friday
Hannibal News

Hannibal art competition, exhibit opens Friday

The 53rd annual Originale art exhibit and competition, sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Club, opens at 6 p.m. Friday at the Hannibal Arts Council. About 100 original works by about 50 artists living within a 50-mile radius of Hannibal will be featured.

Religion

Rosh Hashanah services planned at Temple B'Nai Sholom

QUINCY -- Rosh Hashanah services planned at Temple B'Nai Sholom

Berrian alum offers basketball program stressing 'seven habits'
Education

Berrian alum offers basketball program stressing 'seven habits'

Having after-school fun and learning at the same time is the goal behind the Berrian Basketball Camp - a four-week program spearheaded by Troy Potts, a Berrian School alumnus who now is a senior at Quincy Notre Dame High School. "I just wanted to give back for the kids here. Some of them don't have the opportunities I did as a little kid to come to basketball camp, learn about the game and have fun after school," Potts said.

Oktoberfest returns to south side German Historic District
Quincy News

Oktoberfest returns to south side German Historic District

The fifth annual Quincy Rotary Club-sponsored Oktoberfest on Oct. 7 will feature tours of some of the city's cavern and tunnel areas, craft beer tasting, German music, and the popular Beer and Brat Dash at the old Dick Brothers Brewery complex.