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Written by Amy Smit   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 07:38

CHARACTER COUNTS! In Iowa is encouraging Iowans to nominate their role models for an Iowa Character Award. The awards annually honor individuals and organizations that consistently demonstrate the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. Nominations must be postmarked by June 15, 2009.

“We don’t always get a chance to recognize and thank our role models,” said Scott Raecker, executive director of CHARACTER COUNTS! In Iowa. “Nominating an individual or organization for an award that highlights good character is a great way to pay tribute to the people who make a difference in our lives.”

Award Categories include: Business/Organization of Character, Citizen of Character, Community of Character, School of Character, and the Pursuing Victory With Honor Award.

All nominees will receive a congratulatory letter and certificate. Award recipients will be honored at the Iowa Character Awards Banquet on October 17, 2009.

Nomination forms are available at


Shoe Carnival Joins Forces with Soles4Souls Again PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Aubree Schroeder   
Friday, 01 May 2009 09:00
EVANSVILLE, IN & NASHVILLE, TN –April 29, 2009- Shoe Carnival and Soles4Souls are partnering for the second straight year on a promotion aimed at putting shoes on the feet of people who need them most.  From May 6th until May 26th, all Shoe Carnival customers will have the opportunity to donate $1 during checkout, which will go directly to helping people in need.

Funds raised during the Shoe Carnival promotion will be applied toward sending a new pair of shoes to victims of natural disasters or those living in extreme poverty, both here in the United States and around the world.

"Shoe Carnival is proud to continue our support of Soles4Souls through this exclusive fundraising program," said Todd Beurman, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Shoe Carnival.  "Their mission to provide shoes for those in need is a message that resonates with our customers.  The funds raised in our stores will make a meaningful impact in the lives of people in need around the world."

"Shoe Carnival has consistently demonstrated a commitment to helping people in need," said Wayne Elsey, Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, Inc.  "They are a valuable partner of our charity and their generosity through this unique program will directly benefit people in difficult circumstances.  We appreciate their support and invite everyone to take advantage of this event at all Shoe Carnival locations," he said.

In addition to the fundraising program in all 300 Shoe Carnival stores, Soles4Souls and Shoe Carnival are partnering in seven major Shoe Carnival markets for shoe giveaways to local charities.  Together, Soles4Souls and Shoe Carnival are donating thousands of new shoes to shelters and agencies in Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Nashville, Cincinnati and Louisville.

For more details on the partnership, visit

About Shoe Carnival
Shoe Carnival is a chain of more than 300 footwear stores located in the Midwest, South and Southeast.  Combining value pricing with an entertaining store format, Shoe Carnival is a leading retailer of name brand and private label footwear for the entire family.  Headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, Shoe Carnival trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC under the symbol SCVL.  Visit for more information.

About Soles4Souls
Nashville-based Soles4Souls facilitates the donations of both new and used shoes, which are used to aid the hurting worldwide. Soles4Souls has distributed more than 4.3 million pairs (currently donating one pair every 17 seconds) to people in over 125 countries, including Honduras, Uganda, Romania, and the United States. The charity has been featured recently in Runner's World and the Green Guide by National Geographic. It has also appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, and hundreds of regional outlets around North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS; donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Visit for more information.

CSC Auto Club's 7th Annual Cruise-In May 3rd PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Larry Wright   
Monday, 27 April 2009 15:45

Galesburg - The Carl Sandburg College Automotive Club will host the 7th Annual Cruise-In on Sunday, May 3rd, in parking lot C on the main campus from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.  All years of automobiles, trucks and motorcycles are welcome.

The Cruise-In will feature demonstrations on engine dynamometers, cylinder head flow benches, chassis dynamometers, color sanding and buffing, and a spray gun demonstration with audience participation.

Vendors will be set up in the automotive shop and the first 100 cars will receive dash plaques.  A food stand sponsored by the CSC Automotive Club and music by Intermix Audio will be on site.

For more information, please contact Larry Wright at (309) 341-5267.


Free Workshop for Seniors - Selling A Home PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jan Stille   
Friday, 24 April 2009 10:02

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging (WIAAA) will be sponsoring an educational seminar on selling real estate in these unusual times. This seminar is designed for senior citizens, caregivers and any others who are interested.

Friday, May 1, 2009  -  Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging  -  729 34th Ave, Rock Island  -  9am until 11am  -  Materials will be available, refreshments will be served.

Mary Schricker, Ruhl & Ruhl Realtors, and Ruth Klouda, Mel Foster Real Estate, will provide advice on managing the financial and emotional aspects of selling the family home.

If possible, please call to reserve your space at this event.

Freight House Farmers Market: Summer Outdoor Season Opening PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Antonella's   
Monday, 20 April 2009 15:51
The Freight House Farmers Market oudoor season is right around the corner!

Don't miss the return of the outdoor vendors in the Freight House Parking lot beginning SaturdayMay 2nd!

Support local vendors offering the very best in produce, specialty meats and cheeses, delicious baked foods, specialty crafted goods, organic products, and much more!
New Hours
: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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