Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society to meet Dec. 6


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Press release submitted by Anne Jochum


December Meeting 2012-- Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society


The Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, December 6th, Veranda Room of the Arsenal Golf Club, 1838 Gillespie Street, Rock Island Arsenal. The menu for will be Filet of Salmon with Cucumber and Tomato, Coleslaw, Rice Pilaf and Green Bean Almandine and Dessert prepared by the Golf Club Chef, all for $14.00, including tax and tip. This event is open to both members and non-members. Interested parties may choose to attend only the Program Portion of the meeting at 7:00 PM at no cost. Guest speaker will Kathy Carey from the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR). Her topic is "D.A.R. –Let's Take a Look." For reservations call Monica (563) 650-4349, or Linda (563) 355-6165 or you may email Linda at: chiicaliinda@aol.com. Reservations are due by Monday, December 3rd. If further clarification is required on this notice, call Kris Leinicke at (309) 782-3518. Please have a valid picture ID handy when coming onto the Island and tell the guard at the gate you plan to attend a function at the Golf Club. Remember, those coming across the Government Bridge from Iowa after 5:30 PM now need to proceed to the Rock Island Gate because the Davenport Gate will be closed. Also, regardless of the time of day, all southbound (Illinois bound) traffic crossing the Government Bridge is now required to stop at the intersection with the Davenport Gate.



















 




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  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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