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 Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: We give "the government" the benefit of our circulation free of charge, for two advertisements for mules, horses and forage. 1888 -- 125 years ago: The official board of the First Methodist Church voted to build a new church. 1913 -- 100 years ago: W.A. Reid was elected commander of Siboney Bay Camp No. 8, United Spanish War Veterans. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Blanche S. Osborne, of Rock Island, is the only woman in the city who is a member of the American Legion. 1963 -- 50 years ago: The Rocket Barbershop Chorus, under the direction of Howard Mesecher, will present a concert of barbershop songs at the December meeting of the Woman's Club of Moline at 2 Saturday afternoon in Scottish Rite Cathedral. 1988 -- 25 years ago: Helen A. Stone, of Moline, traded her organ's bench for a seat in the pew when she retired as church organist of Union Congregational Church, Moline, recently. She's been playing either piano or organ for the church for 61 years.