Letter: Cheers to Family Museum staff, Smiddy, a classy guy

Posted Online: Dec. 10, 2012, 6:10 am
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I have worked with volunteers at schools, hospitals, civic groups and the Family Museum in Bettendorf.

For the past five years, I've been asked to sell and show handmade Christmas ornaments at the Family Museum's Open House.

The staff and volunteers are the best I have ever worked with. They are all friendly, great with children, helpful to all, and have great smiles. I look forward each December to my visit. Thanks to all who made my day so enjoyable.
Glen Boyle, you should be very proud of your staff.

Also, Mike Smiddy's Dec. 5 column in Viewpoints is what all winning politicians should do after an election win.

You seldom (if ever) see this take place. I really believe what he had to say. Mike, you make me proud. You're one class guy.

Bob Dravis,
East Moline


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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.

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