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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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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