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 Friday, Aug. 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.

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