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.

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Your Turn/Pam Havermale
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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.

Creativity is a must for those vanity license plates
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A vat of human waste or shaft to the groin? I'll take the recliner and Classic Coke
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Your Turn/Dallas Thueringer
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Your Turn/Dallas Thueringer

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Remember the Titans? Always
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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.