Your Turn/Rolla Wike
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Your Turn/Rolla Wike

Rolla Kay (Wheelock) Wike says people ask if her name is a nickname for something, but it's not -- it was her grandfather's name. Her birthday is on the 29th, so she quit counting after that and is "forever 29."

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Your Turn/Shelly Rasche
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Your Turn/Shelly Rasche

Shelly Rasche, who admits to being somewhere around retirement age, is a freelance commercial artist. Born and raised in Decatur, she now lives outside Camp Point at Windsong Acres.

Your Turn/Annette Heinecke
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Your Turn/Annette Heinecke

Annette Heinecke, 54, is executive director for Hancock Village in Carthage. It provides care to seniors through a supportive living community (Hickory Grove) as well as two memory care homes (Maple Grove). She is married to John Heinecke.

Your Turn/Kate Blair
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Your Turn/Kate Blair

Kate Blair, 60, was born and raised in Quincy but lived away until 2015 when she moved back to be with her mom and family.

Your Turn/Justin Edgar
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Your Turn/Justin Edgar

Justin Edgar, 36, and his wife Mel live in Liberty with their two sons, Gavin, 10, and Grady, 7. Edgar is the junior high/high school principal at Liberty. For the Edgars, watching their boys play sports is their primary hobby right now.

Your Turn/Todd Grotts
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Your Turn/Todd Grotts

Todd Grotts, 50, grew up in Carthage and works for Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Grotts has been happily married for 27 years and has four children — Bryor, 24, Brianna, 21. Brennan, 12, and Bryson, 9. He enjoys bow hunting, golf and anything outdoors.

Your Turn/Pam Havermale
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Your Turn/Pam Havermale

Pam Havermale, 55, is married to Paul, has three sons and one grandson. She is a kindergarten teacher at Denman Elementary and has been teaching for 32 years. Havermale was born and raised in Quincy, but spent the first three years of marriage as an Army wife at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Your Turn/Dallas Thueringer
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Your Turn/Dallas Thueringer

Dallas Thueringer, 28, was born in the deserts of Southern California and has since moved around quite a bit. As he jumped from place to place, he became curious about the unique qualities that make a community an enjoyable place to live.

Your Turn/Judy Hays
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Your Turn/Judy Hays

Judy Hays is director of business development and marketing for Denman Services, Inc.

Your Turn/Kelsey Deters
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Your Turn/Kelsey Deters

Kelsey Deters, 25, is assistant director of the District. Deters was born and raised in Quincy and has a lot of family in the area, including her parents, Beth and Rich Deters.