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, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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