NAME: Ivory Deaon Clark AGE: 40 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Principal, QuadCity Seventh Day Adventist Junior Academy, Davenport FAMILY: Two daughters EDUCATION: B.A. in history/secondary education from Augustana College. Completing two masters from Phoenix University and La Sierra University. POLITICAL PARTY: Democratic OFFICE SOUGHT: 1st Ward alderman, Rock Island PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: I am running to make the 1st Ward of Rock Island a better place to live. The 1st Ward needs a change in leadership, and I will help to lead this effort of positive change. KEY ISSUE: There are three key issues of concerns for many citizens of the 1st Ward. One major issue is the lack of economic growth in the ward. Another issue is the communication disconnect between the leadership and the citizens of the 1st Ward. And the final and most important issue is how to provide opportunities for success for the children of the ward.
Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural. 1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m.. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.