Do you know someone worthy of an Argpatch Award?


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Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 5:19 pm
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Last week's Oscars are old news. Now it's time to turn your attention to an even more exciting awards competition.

Drum roll, please: It's time to submit nominations for the 2013 Argpatch Awards!

Christened with a mashup of the names of your two favorite local newspapers, the Argpatches will honor the best and brightest of our region. We're looking for nominations that honor the people and other things you love about the Quad-Cities.

Tell us who you think turned in the best performance in any or all of the categories, and the Academy of Non-Motion Picture Args and Patches will make the final decisions.

Best of all -- there's something in it for you, too!

Each person who submits nominations will be entered into a drawing for a one-of-a-kind Argpatch Basket. We may not be able to supply swag that equals the expensive baubles heaped on Oscar honorees, but we can guarantee our baskets will be packed with Quad-Cities-style fun.

We're rounding up tickets to Quad-Cities shows and venues, and they will be augmented by too many other valuable prizes to mention. (In other words, we don't have the prizes yet, but we are positive that when the basket is delivered, the winner will be rendered speechless.)

Here's how to enter:

-- Send in your nominations for any or all categories listed. Give the category name, followed by the name of the person or thing you are nominating. Include any supporting statements you wish.

-- Include your name, town and daytime phone number.

-- Email your nominations to features@qconline.com or mail to Argpatch Awards, c/o The Dispatch-Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, IL 61265.

Entries must be emailed or postmarked by Sunday, March 16.

The winners of the Argpatch Awards will be announced in a future Q-C Living section.



The 2014 Argpatch Awards

Best Male in a Leading Role:
(Quad-Cities male who is a community leader)

Best Female in a Leading Role:
(Quad-Cities female who is a community leader)

Best Animal:
(Q-C animal or pet that made biggest news of past year)

Best Artist:
(Q-C artist who did something really cool in the past year)

Best Live Action in Sports:
(Best Q-C public sporting event, game, race, etc.)

Best Live Action in Entertainment:
(Best Q-C concert, show, play, musical, etc.)

Best Original Store:
(Best new non-chain store to open, or existing store to expand)

Best Sound:
(Best local musician, singer or band)

Best Menu:
(Best offerings by a non-chain eatery)

Best Drink, Alcoholic:
(Best concoction served at a non-chain restaurant or bar)

Best Drink, Nonalcoholic:
(Best coffee or other nonalcoholic creation served at a non-chain restaurant or bar)












 



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  Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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