QCALM taking scholarship applications

Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 7:23 pm
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Applications are available for the 2014, I. Weir Sears, Sears Manufacturing Company and Louis DeFrieze, United Food and Commercial Workers Union Scholarships. Two $1,000 scholarships will be given at QCALM's annual Awards Luncheon on April 17.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage graduating seniors from Henry, Mercer and Rock Island counties in Illinois and Muscatine, Scott and Clinton counties in Iowa, to continue their formal education at a four-year college, university, community college or a vocational/technical school.

Applications are due by March 28, and winners will be notified by April 11.

For an application, contact David Buller at 309-794-9194 or bullerd@qcalm.org.


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  Today is Friday, Sept. 19, the 262nd day of 2014. There are 103 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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