NAME:Cathy S. Mason AGE: 35 ADDRESS: Rock Island OCCUPATION: Marketing Coordinator at Shive-Hattery Inc, Moline FAMILY: Husband, Douglas Mason; 4-year-old daughter; raising 16-year-old nephew EDUCATION: Associate's degree Black Hawk College POLITICAL PARTY: Republican OFFICE SOUGHT: South Rock Island Township trustee PRIOR OFFICE: None WHY RUNNING: This opportunity to give back is an honor and with the republican candidate slate our teamwork will make the dream work as we seek the same common vision to advance the district. KEY ISSUE: The most important priority while serving as trustee will be to review all incoming and outgoing funds submitted for accuracy. Helping keep the budget balanced and in favor of a better district for our residents is key. I believe in honest and fair dealings.
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.