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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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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