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Chick-fil-A at Davenport and Heritage Church to Sponsor Financial Peace University PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Hannah Wagner   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:11

WHAT: The Chick-fil-A® restaurant at 2945 E. 53rd St. in Davenport, Ia. will partner with Heritage Church to sponsor a 13-week financial training course called Financial Peace University. The course is taught through video by author and nationally syndicated talk-radio host Dave Ramsey.


Course participants will meet each week to watch a video lesson and participate in discussion groups led by the Chick-fil-A at Davenport. The video course is geared to teach individuals how to beat debt, build wealth, find bargains, invest for the future and give generously. The 13 sessions include the following topics:

  • Lesson 1: Super Saving
  • Lesson 2: Relating With Money
  • Lesson 3: Cash Flow Planning
  • Lesson 4: Dumping Debt
  • Lesson 5: Credit Sharks in Suits
  • Lesson 6: Buyer Beware
  • Lesson 7: Clause and Effect
  • Lesson 8: That’s Not Good Enough!
  • Lesson 9: Of Mice and Mutual Funds
  • Lesson 10: From Fruition To Tuition
  • Lesson 11: Working In Your Strengths
  • Lesson 12: Real Estate and Mortgages
  • Lesson 13: The Great Misunderstanding

Those interested in participating are invited to attend an informational meeting at Heritage Church: Bettendorf campus in Bettendorf, Iowa, on Aug. 28 at 12 p.m. and Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. The cost of Financial Peace University is $99.51 for an individual and/or couple, and covers the course and all necessary materials.

Registration fees are due by Aug. 29 and can be turned in to Chick-fil-A in Davenport or Heritage Church: Bettendorf campus. Checks can be made out to Chick-fil-A in Davenport. The course will be held at Heritage Church on Mondays beginning Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Chick-fil-A for each session.

For more details about Financial Peace University and other courses offered by Dave Ramsey, please visit www.daveramsey.com

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Written by Kelly Lao   
Tuesday, 13 September 2011 09:35

Sunday, September 25, 2011, starting at 1:00 p.m. at the German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd Street, Davenport, Iowa,


This program presents an overview of German influence in the Davenport area schools, as well as a look at what resources are available to the public at the Davenport School Museum.  The presentation provides a look at some of the people with German heritage who made contributions to the development of education in this area and how settlement patterns influenced the development of the school system.  Not only was Davenport the site of Iowa’s first kindergarten in the late 1860s, but the Davenport schools’ introduction of drawing, physical education, and music classes in the mid- to late 1800s and the offering of “modern” foreign language (German) in 1867 were cutting-edge concepts in Midwestern schools and were all influenced by German Americans.  This presentation will include educators, students, and members of the public who have played a role in education in the Davenport area.  In addition to the program there will be a display featuring people of German ancestry who were important in the development ofDavenport area schools, some school artifacts, early student work, the history of the Kuhnen Medal, and some records of earlyDavenport schools that can help you trace some family history.  Jim Schebler personally found records for his father, aunts, and uncles at Polk School in the early 1900s.  He hadn’t known that they attended that school at 8th and Marquette, along with many other students of German ancestry in that area of Davenport.  Who knows what you might find in the old school records?

Jim and Maureen Schebler have had a lifelong interest in history, especially local and regional history.  Maureen graduated from Marycrest College in Davenport with majors in social studies and secondary education.  Jim graduated from St. AmbroseCollege with majors in political science and secondary education.

In high school and college Maureen was employed in a variety of positions in the Davenport Public Library.  After spending time as a stay-at-home mom in the early years of their marriage, Maureen was employed by the Davenport Public Schools as a para-educator in media.

Jim was employed by the Rock Island Public Schools for 39 years as a teacher of social studies.  After his retirement, he was employed as a part-time instructor in the Education Department at Augustana College in Rock Island for 10 years.  He taught the secondary social studies methods course and also worked with the supervision of student teachers.  Several articles that he has co-authored have been published in the Illinois History Teacher magazine.

Today Jim and Maureen are volunteers at the Davenport School Museum and have been working on digitalizing items in the collection of the Museum and preparing presentations based on these collections.

Red apples and yellow pencils will be given out at the beginning of this program while supplies last.

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Written by Richard Martin   
Friday, 09 September 2011 00:00

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks approaches, Americans remember the day’s tragic events. It will be a day of remembrance, but it will also be a day to commemorate those whose lives were lost and the people who risked their lives to help others.

Several organizations across Iowa have announced plans to honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks through service and volunteerism by rekindling the spirit of hope and community following that devastating day.

In 2009, the United States Congress passed bipartisan legislation, signed by President Barack Obama, formally recognizing Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Through the nationwide 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance initiative, several Iowa communities including Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Lamoni, Ottumwa and Waverly are joining groups around the country planning to commemorate 9/11 with community-based service programs.

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Iowa events include:

  • Central Iowa

o   Fire Fest, hosted by the Des Moines Fire Fighters – Local 4

o   9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Community Walk, hosted by the Des Moines AmeriCorps Alumni Chapter

o   Stand Down Event, hosted by the Veteran’s Association of Des Moines

o   Film screening of “Beyond Belief,” hosted by the Des Moines AmeriCorps Alumni Chapter

o   60 Miles for 60 Cops: Des Moines Police Walk from Principal Park to the Capital, hosted by the Des Moines Police Department

o   Remembrance Event at the Central Library, hosted by the City of Des Moines

o   9/11 ceremony, hosted by the Governor’s Office

o   The Flapjack 5K, 10K and Celebration Stroll, hosted by The Children’s Cancer Connection

o   Blood drive, hosted by the LifeServe Blood Center

o   Community improvement projects in Maxwell, hosted by local Maxwell businesses

  • East Central Iowa

o   Commemorating 9/11…Ten Years Later, hosted by the Clinton Police and Fire departments

o   Stand Down event, hosted by the Veteran’s Association of Cedar Rapids

o   Community-wide work day in Cedar Rapids, hosted by BRIGHTEN/AmeriCorps VISTA staff

o   Honor Their Memory by Being Better Prepared, hosted by the Davenport Volunteer Connection/Mayor’s Office

  • Northwest Iowa

o   Tribute by postcard event for wounded soldiers, hosted by the Siouxland Volunteer Center and RSVP of Woodbury County

  • Southeast Iowa

o   Postcard thank you drive, hosted by the Wapello County United Way

  • Southwest Iowa

o   Food/Care package drive, hosted by the City of Lamoni

”Volunteering on Sept. 11 in honor of those who lost their lives and those who responded to the tragedy has become a tradition in Iowa and we are very proud of those who will give their time in service this year,” said Adam Lounsbury, executive director of the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. “We encourage all Iowans to take time this Sept. 11 to give back to their community like so many others have done in the spirit of this day.”

Those interested in participating in one or more of the 9/11 Day of Service events can visit the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service Volunteer Solutions website for more information or to sign up for an event.

For more information on the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance initiative, visit www.911day.org to explore and support charitable causes of interest, find volunteer opportunities and post personal good deeds.

The 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance is an initiative led by HandsOn Network, the volunteer activation division of Points of Light Institute and MyGoodDeed in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial, Business Civic Leadership Center, AARP and the Mission Continues.

“Sept. 11 is an extraordinarily powerful motivator for engagement,” said Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light Institute. “We must use this touchstone to unite and collaborate as never before to demonstrate that service and citizen engagement are essential to meeting the challenges before us.”


The Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service was formed in 1978 to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement through service and learning. For more information on the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and local volunteer opportunities, visit www.volunteeriowa.org.



Civil War Soldier Cemetery Walk PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lynn Bartenhagen   
Friday, 02 September 2011 09:36

The Muscatine Art Center and Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring Civil War Soldiers Greenwood Cemetery Tours on Sunday, September 25 and Saturday, October 1, 2011. 

The 1 ½ hour narrated tours (walking or bus) will include visiting the gravesites of many of the soldiers buried in Greenwood Cemetery that are also represented in the exhibit Muscatine & the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration being held at the Muscatine Art Center. Among others, participants will learn about Muscatine soldiers Charles Knoblauch who owned a saloon in Muscatine before enlisting, and Abraham Hare, who established the first hat factory in Muscatine before becoming a Colonel for the Union Army.  

Sunday, September 25  - deadline for registration Sunday, September 18 
Tour times: 12:30PM & 3PM  
Saturday, October 1  - deadline for registration Saturday, September 24 
Tour times: 10AM, 12:30PM & 3PM  

Registration is $5.00 for adults. Seniors (age 65+) and youth 16 and under are free.  All participants MUST pre-register.  Register for one of the times listed above and indicate whether you would like a walking tour (maximum enrollment 15) or a bus tour (maximum enrollment 19). 

To register contact Katy Doherty, Program Coordinator at kdoherty@muscatineiowa.govor call 563.263.8282.   

On the day of the tour participants are asked to meet in the Cedar Street parking lot of the Muscatine Art Center at least 15 minutes before the tour departs. Busses will be provided by MUSCABUS and are handicapped accessible.  The Muscatine Art Center is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10AM to 5PM, Thursday from 10AM to 7PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5PM Admission is FREE.

Run with Carl Practice Runs Canceled PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Lange   
Friday, 02 September 2011 09:32
We just received note from Pleasant Valley Schools that today's Run with Carl "I Can Run a Mile" practice runs have been canceled due to heat. They will not be rescheduled.

Race day forecast looks great! Families are encouraged to sign up at packet pick-up Friday and Saturday, Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Bettendorf Life Fitness Center on Middle Road.

Run with Carl will be held Monday, Labor Day, September 5th at 7:30 a.m. To register, visit www.runwithcarl.com.

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