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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river. 1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools. 1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning. 1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.