the tour wi l take drivers to eight stops throughout Quincy, each having its own ho ror theme. said. The tour wi l run from 6 to 9 p.m. The tour grew out of a friendly Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, competition betw en Te re l, for Honor Flight driving tour wi l Oct. 28. Ghouls and goblins wi l who lives on Wismann Lane, and let people view Quincy? spookiest yards from the safety of their candy at each site. Picture-taking co lect donations and pa s out Connie Ward, who lives on Hick- own vehicles this Ha low en. is welcome on the tour. Returning for its fourth year, ?One hundred percent of the ory Grove. said. Forecast on G73 8 POAGE PRICE Drew Insurance, pay in 2016. overleveraged

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YMCAs begin reciprocity program

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Hannibal, West Central Illinois organizations permit members to share facilities

By ASHLEY SZATALA Staff Writer | 217-221-3385 aszatala@whig.com | @AshleyWHIG ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAID QUINCY, IL PERMIT# 108 HANNIBAL, Mo. ? Will Denish lives in Hannibal and works as a project manager in Quincy, sometimes spending as many as 50 hours each week in the Gem City. Denish likes to work out three to five times per week, and getting to the YMCA of Hannibal, where he?s a member, can be out of the way at times. ?The Quincy YMCA is about 10 minutes away from where I work, and to get to the Hannibal YMCA from there takes about 35 minutes,? he said. ?Sometimes it?s just easier to work out at the Quincy YMCA instead of going to the Hannibal one.? But to work out in Quincy costs Denish about $5 to use the facility as a guest. ?Over time, those $5 add up,? he explained. Fortunately for Denish and other YMCA members who work or travel to other tri-state communities, a new program will eliminate the visitor?s fee and welcome members from other area YMCA facilities. The YMCA of Hannibal and YMCA of West Central Illinois started a reciprocity program Oct. 1. This means YMCA members may use the Hannibal, Quincy, Mount Sterling, Clemente Camacho works out in the Boland Wellness Center at the YMCA of Hannibal, Mo. The YMCA of Hannibal and the YMCA of West Central Illinois have teamed up to allow members to use each other?s facilities free of charge. | H-W Photo/Michael Kipley Barry and Ursa YMCAs ? covering a total of 14 counties ? at no extra charge. ?Members frequently travel between Hannibal and Quincy, and in the past they have asked about using the Quincy facility while they are there,? Hannibal YMCA membership coordinator Kara Viorel said. ?We have members who visit family and friends in these communities, and we have Quincy residents who belong to our facility and not the Quincy one.? As part of the program, members must use their home YMCA branch at least 50 percent of the time, have full membership privileges, complete necessary paperwork upon the first visit to another facility, and follow the other branch?s rules and restrictions. ?This new program is great. It?s going to be so much more convenient for me to be able to use both For the full story, call 217-214-9444 to subscribe to The Herald-Whig and whig.com.

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Drew voted to file the strike notice. said it merely starts the timeline ?I think that they spoke pre ty for a strike. Because of the public clearly with this vote that we are notices, posting requirements and unified,? Drew said. ?I don?t f el waiting periods built into the filing like it?s just one subgroup holding proce s, at least 28 days must pa s us back. It is a large majority of our from the time the notice is mailed members that are not satisfied with Friday before a strike can begin, the proposal.? she said. Filing an intent to strike with Based on that criteria, the 28-day Below MSRP! MONDAY 68/46 10A $ 41,298 DUCK HUNT Choosing right ca l important for waterfowl hunters. PAGE 9A QF rejects proposal, votes to file strike notice QPS: Five of seven subgroups vote down offer; two-thirds of members approve starting timeline for work stoppage By EDWARD HUSAR QUINCY ? The Fright Nights Sta f Writer | 217- 21- 378 ehusar@whig.com | @EHusarWHIG Chris Te re l works on a tunnel for his Ha loween display Thursday for the Fright Nights for Honor Flight driving tour. Te re l?s home is one of nine displays showcasing Ha loween decorations with the intent of raising money for the Honor Flight. | H-W Photo/Jake Shane By MATT DUTTON money co lected goes to the Honor Flight,? organizer Chris Te re l period wi l end Friday, Nov. 17. ?Anytime after that, we wi l be able to walk out,? Drew said in an interview. Cu rently, teachers and sta f are slated to work Monday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 21, before schools close for the Thanksgiving break, with cla ses scheduled to resume Monday, Nov. 27. Haunted help for Honor Flight FRIGHT NIGHTS: Drivers, passengers see spookiest yards in Quincy as part of Haloween-themed journey Sta f Writer | 217- 21- 370 mdu ton@whig.com | @MDu tonWHIG municipal budget deficits as tax knows we? l take a look at,? Moore same monthly f e. Moore said private haulers revenues fa l. That plan met with sti f public would sti l have b en a lowed to Moore said he?s not pushing any This isn? the firs time changes opposition and gained no traction operate in the city, despite an ordinance that prohibits it. Those haul- particular garbage or recycling have b en debated for garbage and on the council. Moore then countered with a proposal that would ers would have b en charged a 5 plan now, but he knows the discussion wi l be n eded soon. During Moore?s first year as have tripled the cost of trash stick- percent franchise f e. recycling co lections in Quincy. ?The contracts for garbage and mayor in 2013, he wanted to privatize those services, charging each percent annual increase to k ep up ers to $1.50 each, with a built-in 3 Moore touted his plan as a way recycling are up next year, and I think it? something that everyone of about 15,000 households the with inflation. 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