AGE: 51 ADDRESS: Cordova OCCUPATION: Part-time postal worker FAMILY: Fiance David Craigmiles, two children EDUCATION: High school graduate POLITICAL PARTY: Peoples Party OFFICE SOUGHT: Cordova village clerk PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: To provide the residents of Cordova friendly, reliable, and competent service. I have 20 years of customer service experience and knowledge in dealing with all types of situations. I have been volunteering in the community for over six years and am currently acting treasurer of the Cordova Boosters. COMMENTS: I have three goals as village clerk. 1. To provide clear and accurate meeting minutes 2. To provide fast and courteous customer service to all residents 3. To organize and improve information for residents to review via the website and office postings.
Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free. 1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff." 1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.