Update on Rock Island news


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Posted Online: Nov. 07, 2012, 11:13 am
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Press release submitted by city of Rock Island


Update Rock Island is a segment at City Council meetings given by Mayor Dennis Pauley focusing on news in Rock Island. The video segment from the meeting is available on YouTube.


Goal Setting Update- The City Council has completed the strategic planning process and developed a set of key initiatives for 2012-2013. The key initiatives focus on five areas including; infrastructure, financial stability, economic development, redevelopment, and high quality services. In addition, the strategic planning process also provides guidance beyond 2013. The completed 2012-2013 strategic initiatives communicate our community's priorities and provide staff with clear direction.

Election Day, Tuesday, November 6 - Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 6 is Election Day. Let's remember that our right to vote was not a right that was easily earned. Let us do our part for America and get out there and vote! The polls will be open from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. If you need to find your polling place or have questions, call 309-786-VOTE or go to www.votericounty.org . Your vote is your voice…Make your voice heard!

Holiday Market – Enjoy shopping in a comfortable, beautiful atmosphere with plenty of close parking at the Holiday Market at Hauberg Civic Center located at 1300 24th Street on Saturday, November 10, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Find great gifts and stocking stuffers in an array of prices for family, friends and coworkers. Stroll through the historic Tulip Mansion and sip a hot beverage as you browse hand-crafted, unique and popular items. A drawing will be held every half-hour and winners will receive a special discount – up to 25%. Admission is free. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Debbi at (309) 732-2132.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Shoe Drive - The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center is proud to partner with an outstanding Rock Island High School Senior, Ms. Macia Guy. She has started a Shoe Drive (New and Slightly Used) for children and adults who are in desperate need. The Donation Kick Off is November 3, 2012 from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr Community Center. Additional drop off times starting November 5, 2012 are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday, November 10 from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. For more information call Machelle at 309-314-5861 or the Martin Luther King, Jr, Community Center at 309-732-2999.

Blood Drive – November 8, 2012 from 7am to 11am at the Central Fire House the Rock Island City Employees will be participating in a Blood Drive to help the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center's blood supply. The City holds two blood drives a year to assist the blood center in collecting the area's much needed supply of blood.



















 




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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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