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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 4:44 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus soon will start a rotating Sunday feature where we'll showcase snapshots of local arts, cultural or heritage organizations -- including visual and performing arts groups.

To be part of this free feature, please email the following to Jonathan Turner at jturner@qconline.com:

-- Your organization's name and year founded.
-- Your mission and service area.
-- Your greatest accomplishments over the past five years.
-- Name and address of the venue(s) where you showcase your work.
-- Frequency of your performances or exhibits.
-- Specifics on your next show.
-- A recent high-resolution digital photo of your work (with names of anyone in the photo).
-- Your Web address and phone number.

We want to highlight the tremendous work the Quad-Cities arts, cultural and heritage groups are producing, and we hope to hear from you soon!



















 




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1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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