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 Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder. 1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.