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Givemeliberty - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
I would leave the nature argument out otherwise we will have moms citing that as a reason to eat their young.
4tolerance - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
That has to be the stupidest post yet Sam. Ever heard of consent? Wow! Let us know how the car or the goat gives consent please! Further, I am still trying to figure out how this same sex marriage ruling threatens the marriage of those of you who are so adamantly against it? What is the deal? No one will make you marry someone of the same sex if you don't want to. I know my hetero marriage…
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
1. Humans are part of nature 2. Some humans are homosexual --------------------------------------- C. Some parts of nature are homosexual In my Catholic opinion, there is no natural marriage other than the one we believe in: man and woman in a procreative and unitive covenant. I don't think people who don't want kids are actually married in the eyes of God and the natural law. I don't…
Aldken - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Wow, what inbred, and ignorant rants. Sorry to say it but most who say gay marriage is "disgusting" just need to step out of the closet. Marrying a goat? We're talking gay people, not Mid-west farmers. Move to the swamps and mountains where the other inbred rednecks dwell. You can sleep with your wife, goat, sister, and daughter and no one will know. Let the real world progress to something great.…
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Where states make classifications (restrictions based on type/group) they can discriminate as long as the state has a compelling state interest to do so and that the classification is necessary to achieve that interest. There are compelling state interests to limiting marriage to two people (state handling of inheritance, state's interest in not letting women being relegated to second class citizens,…

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Harpole's Heartland Lodge opens Sunset Valley

1 year, 2 months ago by Bryan Nichols

New lodge is resort's third in Pike County

From a press release:

Harpole’s Heartland Lodge & Resort is proud to announce the opening of their third lodge in Pike County, Illinois! This 10,180 sq. ft. lodge is located less than one mile from the main resort and sits on its own private 52 acres. Located on the Mississippi River bluffs, this lodge features incredible views of the river valley and the Missouri hills.

The lodge is named Sunset Valley and can be reserved exclusively as a private cabin or by individual rooms, similar to our existing two lodges. The lodge’s focus is to expand the resort side of the business and Sunset Valley is perfect for weddings, friends and family gatherings, business retreats, couples getaways and any other reason you may want a retreat close to home.

This lodge continues Harpole’s Heartland Lodge goal of making Pike, Calhoun and West Central Illinois a better place to live. The following are some of the positive impacts this new lodge will have to the area:


  1. An estimated 2,600 new tourists visiting Pike County and staying at Sunset Valley annually.

    1. An estimated additional 1,200 guests will be attending weddings, conferences and other events at Sunset Valley.

    2. An estimated total of 3,800 tourists and guests will be visiting each year.

    3. Some visitors will decide to return and invest in the community.

  2. Visitors will be encouraged to shop at our local restaurants, grocery stores, and retail establishments.

    1. Visitors will inject an estimated $1,447,800 annually into our local economy. (The average visitor will spend $127 on gas, food and shopping in our community. Multiply by 3 for total economic impact. 3,800 x $127 = $382,600 x 3 = $1,447,800.)

    2. Possible annual sales tax generated is $97,726.50.

  3. Estimated Lodging tax generated annually = $45,115.20.

    1. $18,720 will go into our Pike County’s local lodging tax.

    2. $26,395.20 will go to state hotel tax with a portion coming back to Western IL.

  4. New jobs will be created.

    1. Sunset Valley Lodge will result in several new jobs and will help to sustain current jobs.

    2. Over 15 local contractors were used during construction and renovation of Sunset Valley along with using local suppliers for materials.


The new lodge complements the two existing lodges that bring in over 10,000 annual visitors to Pike County from all over the world. These annual visitors inject millions of dollars into our local economy.


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