Taking a break from the pandemic
Steve Eighinger

Taking a break from the pandemic

Different strokes for different folks? That's certainly the way it looks when examining some of the leading lists for the all-time top rock vocalists and/or front men and women.

Let's not forget common sense in the supermarket
Steve Eighinger

Let's not forget common sense in the supermarket

Steve Labs has been involved with the supermarket industry for 26 years. He's seen ups, downs, ebbs and flows. He's also been through a variety of natural disasters. "But nothing even remotely compares to this," Labs said of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Your Turn/Jimmy O'Donnell
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Your Turn/Jimmy O'Donnell

Jimmy O'Donnell, 44, is a fifth generation funeral director and embalmer. His family owns funeral homes in Hannibal, Mo., Quincy, Ill., Palmyra, Mo. and Monroe City, Mo.

Finding the perfect remedy for an imperfect time
Steve Eighinger

Finding the perfect remedy for an imperfect time

The self-quarantining and working from home have definitely brought a new approach on how to best get through each day. The good? Being able to work from home is truly a plus. As long as I have access to a phone and keyboard, I'm ready to go.

Expressions of love emerge, even in quarantined times
Steve Eighinger

Expressions of love emerge, even in quarantined times

Before our world was turned upside with this ongoing pandemic, we would use this space once every 30 days or so to pay a back-handed tribute to our "Morons of the Month" selections.

Your Turn/Jarid Jones
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Your Turn/Jarid Jones

Jarid Jones, 22, is the member services coordinator for the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce. He grew up in Quincy, and his primary hobby is advanced education and reading. He loves spending time with his tight-knit family and spending his nights with his dogs, Mikey and Marco.

We'll get through this; we're Americans — that's what we do
Steve Eighinger

We'll get through this; we're Americans — that's what we do

This an extremely sobering time to be a citizen of America. In fact, it is an incredibly sobering time to be a citizen of the world.

Inspiring news, concerning news and some nightly hope
Steve Eighinger

Inspiring news, concerning news and some nightly hope

A few thoughts as we continue to try and work our way this pandemic together. º Drew Brees, the veteran NFL quarterback of the Saints, has donated $5 million toward COVID-19 assistance in Louisiana, particularly in his home city of New Orleans.

Your Turn/Rolla Wike
Your Turn

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."

That next baseball lunch is on hold
Steve Eighinger

That next baseball lunch is on hold

That next hamburger is going to taste absolutely wonderful. And I'll probably have my customary side order of fried mushrooms, too. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to wait awhile on both.