Red hats put a focus on heart health
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Red hats put a focus on heart health

To help raise awareness and celebrate Heart Month, members of the Hannibal Regional Auxiliary knitting committee are making red hats for all babies born at Hannibal Regional Hospital in the month of February

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NECAC, Hardee's team up to raise money for heat assistance
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NECAC, Hardee's team up to raise money for heat assistance

Customers at Hardee's in Louisiana and Bowling Green can help their Pike County neighbors in need on Valentine's Day Feb. 14

United Way will hold annual meeting Feb. 6
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United Way will hold annual meeting Feb. 6

Honorees for Second Annual United Way Evening of Philanthropy will be announced during event

You never know when Y2K might hit
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You never know when Y2K might hit

The year 2020 is upon us.


As I sit and I write this, it is New Year's Eve 2019. Yet, it feels like only a few years ago that we were certain the dark ages would return at the stroke of midnight.


Can we all just sit and reflect for a moment that the Y2K scare was two decades ago?


It was twenty years ago when my mom convinced my dad to buy a full-sized van with pink stripes, because she was certain that the TV inside it would still play Frasier while the world around her crashed and burned.


I still remember wincing and waiting for the electricity to blow as the clock struck midnight and the year 2000 arrived. Since I was 21 years old at the time, it didn't keep my group of friends from going out — I mean, who wants to be stuck at home in the middle of a societal breakdown?

Shopping at the Roger
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Shopping at the Roger

And as I sat and bored my own kids with the same kind of thing, I realize why my parents sometimes had that faraway look. It wasn't really about telling them as much as it was to reminding myself of days gone by.

MEG DUNCAN: It wasn't a silent night
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MEG DUNCAN: It wasn't a silent night

Then when the big night came and all the parents gathered to watch their children recreate the beautiful story of Jesus's birth, everyone usually lost their minds on stage. The animals went rogue (no one in the sanctuary will ever forget the breakdancing lion), the wise men made bad choices, and all the angels fell - literally right down the carpeted stairs

MEG DUNCAN: Divorcing motivation
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MEG DUNCAN: Divorcing motivation

Sitting on the couch wearing yesterday's clothes and covered in various fast food wrappers, I let off a defeated sigh

MEG DUNCAN: Life changes writing styles, topics
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MEG DUNCAN: Life changes writing styles, topics

Some weeks it's easy to find something to write about