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Hannibal Regional providing a healthy prognosis

THE Hannibal Regional Health Care System is looking to the future to help meet the health care needs of Northeast Missouri residents. Hannibal Regional announced plans this week to invest $61 million in an expansion plan.

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Asking, listening key to JWCC's new center success

JOHN Wood Community College's new Southeast Education Center should be viewed as one of the region's true success stories this year. School officals ...

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More needs to be done address concussions in football

MANY sports fans are excited about the start of preseason football camps at all levels -- NFL, college and high school. But there is another issue tied to America's most-popular sport that should not be lost in the hoopla this time of year.

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Missouri lags, Illinois nears, Real ID compliance

MISSOURI was late to the party in converting to Real ID standards, so residents should not expect to see many changes in the near future. Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation last month to bring the state in compliance with the federal law.

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Blessing Hospital continues to adapt, grow

CONSTRUCTION work beginning this week at Blessing Hospital's main entrance will continue a decades-long transformation of a campus where the outward appearance gives only a hint of the inner changes.

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Orr Research Center boosts agriculture, economy

A MILESTONE worth celebrating will take place next week when the Orr Agricultural Center near Perry hosts a 40th anniversary observance. Agronomic and animal science research is done at the facility, where the University of Illinois and John Wood Communit

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War on terror veterans deserve memorial

MILITARY veterans of the war on terrorism deserve a memorial. Let's hope they don't have to wait as long for it as World War II veterans did theirs. Congress needs to waive a 10-year waiting period after the conclusion of a war.

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Study finds happiness differs with spending choices

CONTRARY to generations of parental advice and the lyrics of countless songs, researchers have evidence that money can buy happiness, at least after a fashion. "Money can buy happiness if you spend it right," said a University of British Columbia psycholo

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County fairs are a proud American institution

TEMPERATURES are coming down somewhat just in time to welcome crowds at the Adams County Fair; the Marion County Fair in Palmyra, Mo.; and a few other regional fairs and festivals. Fairgoers will find the usual rides, games, food, performers, beauty pagea

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Animal relocation literally a 'lifesaving ride'

THE Quincy Humane Society is involved with a national program that relocates animals from overpopulated areas across the country to ones that offer a greater opportunity for adoption. The Humane Society is participating in the American Society for Prevent