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Posted on QC Examiner, 20-Apr '14, 4:37PM

….not only do you retain the right to vote, you also continue to be eligible for Medicaid.

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 20-Apr '14, 12:46AM

We wish you a joyous Easter. If your religion doesn’t celebrate Easter, or you don’t believe, we wish you an enjoyable Sunday. At our place on the west coast of the Mississippi River we do. We will celebrate with Dad and my siblings. The weather is supposed to be picture perfect and we have a […]

Posted on Jame's 1948 , 19-Apr '14, 11:56AM

The word usually translated burnt offering in the OT is "˜Ålāh (H5930). Interestingly, it is derived from a root ("˜Älāh, H5927) that while sometimes rendered "to burn," as in the burning of a lamp (Exo_27:20), actually means "to go up, … Continue reading →

Posted on QC Ghost, 18-Apr '14, 11:56AM

Military-style units from government agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens. Source!Regardless of how people feel about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's standoff with the federal Bureau of Land Management over his cattle's grazing rights, a lot of Americans were surprised to see TV images of an armed-to-the-teeth paramilitary wing of the BLM deployed around Bundy's ranch.They shouldn't have been. Dozens of federal agencies now have Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams to further an expanding definition of their missions. It's not controversial that the ...

Posted on Taking a Crack At It, 17-Apr '14, 9:14PM

The other day I was at a luncheon meeting. As has been my experience during the past few months, the conversation eventually came around to the Affordable Care Act. Some of the guests complained about the "extravagant costs" associated with the health care act and its consequences. One person announced that though she was willing to "wait and see", she was most concerned that Medicare would be cut to support the new previously uninsured. As a "boomer" she she said was worried. Others said it was a shame that so many social service  programs were being cut as a result of the restrictive ...

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  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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