Rita O'Dell Birthday

Posted Online: March 24, 2014, 11:01 am
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Rita O'Dell, 1808 27 1/2 Ave., East Moline, will be honored at an open house on March 29, 2014, in observance of her 80th birthday.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Highland Park Bowl, 4202 Avenue of the Cities, Moline. Please RSVP to rsvpbethreynolds@gmail.com or 940-390-0810.
Rita Huggart was born on March 30, 1934.
Her children are Debby Frazier, Spring Lake, N.C.; Becky Hobbs, San Antonio, Texas; Merline Hensley, Deming, N.M.; and Beth Reynolds, Hickory Creek, Texas. She has 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was employed as a cashier at Walmart, retiring in 2009.


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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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