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Local Colon Cancer Survivor, Joe Seier, to Serve as Honorary Chair for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cindy Bruhn   
Friday, 06 April 2012 09:08
Davenport, IA –The American Cancer Society has selected Joe Seier to serve as honorary survivor for this
year’s Relay For Life® of Scott County.

Joe’s battle against colon cancer began after a hiking trip in Colorado Springs the summer of 2010
turned out to be the expedition that would save his life. Seier, age 54, had journeyed more the trails
more than seven times before but this trip’s climb was different. Increasing fatigue, caused by anemia
and internal bleeding was the result of a tennis-ball sized tumor in his colon. Joe retuned to Davenport
to have the tumor removed and began a 12-treatment regimen of chemotherapy. The surgeon admits
that if Seier had waited six months, he most likely would not have survived.

Joe’s sharing his success story and the importance of supporting organizations like the American Cancer
Society and Relay for Life. Seier will kick off our survivor and caregiver events held at 6 p.m. at the River
Center in Downtown Davenport on April 20.

“Here in Scott County, funds raised by our Relay For Life event are making an impact on so many lives” said
Seier. “From making possible the vital American Cancer Society programs and services that support those
in our community facing a diagnosis, to life-changing cancer research and medical discovery, to advocacy
for access to quality health care for everyone affected by cancer, the money raised through Relay For Life of
Scott County is helping further the vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

To participate or for more information, please call event co-chairs, Emily Shenk-DeMay (563) 349-0706 or
Natalie Johansen (402) 301-6267. Additionl event details, ceremony and entertainment schedules can be
found online at: RelayForLife.org/scottcountyia

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save
lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we
fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people
stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them
during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by
fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to
join the fight. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival 2012 Line-up PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Philip Koehlhoeffer   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 15:15

Rock Island Library Lines PDF Print E-mail
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Written by R.I. Public Library   
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:43
Rock Island Library is honoring the youngest victims of the Holocaust as part of a community wide remembrance of Anne Frank and the Holocaust.


As part of the art exhibit "A Tribute to Children of the Holocaust: Portrait Collages that Bridge the Gap Between Then and Now," the library will offer two programs on Tuesday, April 10:

4:00 p.m. to 5:30: Art reception and book signing with artist and Holocaust educator Barbara Powers. Powers will explain how the exhibit came about, and answer questions about the children it honors. Art rotunda, 2nd floor.


5:30 pm: Discussion of The Promise: The Moving Story of a Family in the Holocaust, co-written by Powers and Eva Schloss, a Holocaust survivor. The children's book is based on Schloss' childhood experiences.family. The portrait exhibit is dedicated to Schloss and her brother, a talented artist who did not survive the Holocaust.


A Tribute to Children of the Holocaust will be on exhibit at the Main Library from April 9 to June 8. The exhibit, and four presentations by Barbara Powers at area schools, are provided through grants from the Scott County Regional Authority and the Rock Island Community Foundation (RICF) to the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities.


NOTE:  Due to a staff in-service, Rock Island Libraries will close at noon on Thursday, April 5. As a result, the independent movie previously scheduled for that night has been cancelled.

April 5th. 2012 ISE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 02 April 2012 08:48
Independent Scholars' Evenings :

Another lecture in the continuing series of lectures by Michael
Rosenthal on consciousness.  He will start with some formal comments on
the history of the science of consciousness.  After this formal
presentation there will be discussion and existential consciousness

Presenter Michael Rosenthal has completed extensive graduate work in
theology, philosophy and psychology at the St. Paul Seminary and the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University.

Please attend.  Free and open to the public.

The Moline Commercial Club
1530 Fifth Avenue.  Moline. Illinois.

7.00 p.m
second floor of The Moline Club building . Above the Phoenix.

1530 Fifth Ave. Moline.

309-762-8547 for the Moline Club
309-762-9202 for The Institute.

light refreshments, wine and beverages are served.
doors open at 6.30

Independent Scholars' Evenings are sponsored by
The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. a 501(c)3 at state and federal level since 1996.

Parks and Recreation Strategic Planning Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kenneth Asta   
Monday, 02 April 2012 08:46
April 26, 6pm - 8pm, at the River's Edge

Davenport Parks and Recreation is in the process of updating their Strategic Plan for 2020. The Strategic Plan 2020 summarizes key areas of the Parks and Recreation Department and the related measurements and benchmarks that will help it realize the expectations of the community.

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