NO POLITICS: At the outset of Wednesday's Quincy School Board meeting, board member Jeff Mays noticed several candidates for the April 9 School Board election were sitting in the audience. He suggested they stand up and identify themselves. However, School Board President Bill Daniels immediately put a stop to Mays' request. "We can't," Daniels said. "That's political activity on school property," he said, referring to state ethics rules that guard against such things. Mays didn't argue. He merely looked at the audience and said: "Hi, School Board candidates. Welcome."
RAVENS' TOUCH: St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run supporters were excited to see the T-shirt Jack Cornell was wearing after the Baltimore Ravens won the AFC championship last Sunday. Cornell, a Quincy Notre Dame High School graduate who is on the practice squad for the Super Bowl-bound Ravens, gave some love to the Quincy run by sporting a run T-shirt while holding the Lamar Hunt Trophy in the locker room after the win.
PRESIDENTIAL BALL: Anna Oakley, daughter of Dave and Theresa Oakley of Quincy, was excited to be part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration activities last Monday. In addition to attending President Obama's swearing-in ceremony, she was the guest of her aunt, Mary Scholz Barber, at an inaugural ball. "The inaugural ball was fantastic," Oakley said. "The festive atmosphere was heightened as soon as Alicia Keys took to the stage and performed ‘Obama's on Fire.' … The highlight of the night was Jennifer Hudson singing while the Obamas had the traditional first dance." Barber got tickets to the ball because she worked on the Obama campaign in St. Louis.
HUMANE TOUCH: LaBinnah Bistro will donate money to the Northeastern Missouri Humane Society for new likes on their Facebook page between Feb. 1-10. The restaurant owners hope this fund-raiser will raise adoption awareness for the humane society as well as provide them with funding for the upkeep of animals. LaBinnah Bistro contribute $1 up to 1,000 new likes between these dates and 50 cents per like up to 3,000.
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