My husband is working with students at the junior high school in Joy who are in the Science Olympics program, and while he is inside working with them, I often sit in the car and read.
There are days when I am so impressed with many of the boys who leave the building at the end of class because of their appearance. They are wearing dress shirts and ties!
I have learned that their coach asks for this dress whenever they have an out-of-town game after school. He wants them to appear at their very best since they are representing their school.
I do not know who this coach is, but I think he deserves recognition and a big pat on the back for the values he is instilling in these boys. Wouldn't it be great if ALL coaches asked this of the players? It certainly brings a smile to my face as I watch these boys!
Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.
1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses. 1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000. 1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city. 1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association. 1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College. 1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.