Letter: Clark has already made change, vote for him April 9


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Posted Online: April 01, 2013, 3:30 pm
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Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Ivory Clark is an educator. He is a principal. Ivory Clark has been passionate about making a change in the 1st Ward.

After graduating from Augustana College he sacrificed his time to volunteer and tutor children. Our community can really flourish under this type of leadership.

From the young people I talked to in the 1st Ward, they look to Ivory Clark as the person they can call for help. It does not matter if it is a problem with their homework or a problem within their family unit. And because Ivory Clark is respectable to everyone these children respect him. He works hard in every situation I have seen him encounter.

Now, that is the kind of example you want your children to see. The 1st Ward needs to see a change for the better.

Sophia Winston,
Rock Island

















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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