Your Turn/Josh Welker
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Your Turn/Josh Welker

Josh Welker, 34, lives outside of Canton, Mo., with his wife Brittany, and his two sons, Weston and Nolan. He works at John Wood Community College in Quincy.

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There are days when I realize just how wide the generation gap can be. Such was the case over the weekend when we had a couple of the grandkids help us with things like lugging up bags and boxes of stuff from the basement.

Your Turn/Shelly Fox
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Your Turn/Shelly Fox

Shelly Fox, 55, is the executive assistant and director of environmental services at UnityPoint Health -- Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

Prance on, Mick, prance on
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Prance on, Mick, prance on

When I first became interested in music -- listening to, not playing -- Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones had already established themselves as pop culture deity. That was back in 1966. More than a half century later, the Stones are still going strong.

Spring fever and the goals that accompany it
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Spring fever and the goals that accompany it

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Your Turn/Monica Hinkamper
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Your Turn/Monica Hinkamper

Monica (Briddle) Hinkamper, 54, is manager/director of tennis and pickleball for the Quincy Racquet Club. She is married to Ric, and they have two adult children, Dr. Ashley and her husband Dr. Peter Dietrich, and Ian.

Coconut clusters, Billy Bruton and plenty of meat
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Coconut clusters, Billy Bruton and plenty of meat

OK, I have finally succumbed to the temptation. You know those personal quizzes we all get bombarded with on social media? I have never filled out one of those things.

'I noticed the hair. Was that a rug or your own?'
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'I noticed the hair. Was that a rug or your own?'

How many people have you heard say the only reason they participate in Facebook is to share family pictures, swap recipes, wish happy birthdays or some other nonsense? You realize every single one of them is lying, right? The only reason we actually all c

Your Turn/Amy Gee
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Your Turn/Amy Gee

Amy Gee started working at the Carthage Public Library District in 1992 with children's programs as her primary responsibility. She became the library director in 2015.