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German Founders Day Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kelly Lao   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:53

Quad Cities citizens and especially those with German ancestry are invited to participate in two Memorial Day events this weekend.  There will be a Founders' Day Celebration at the Dixon, Iowa Cemetery beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The occasion seeks to honor and remember the contributions of German immigrants to the region.  The venue changes annually so that many final resting places receive recognition.  The celebration will include musical selections, a history of the cemetery, and a brief address. Dixon mayor Steve Laughlin will
serve as master of ceremonies.  Refreshments will be available at the conclusion of the event.  In case of rain the ceremony will take place in the Hope Lutheran Church, directly next to the cemetery.  

There will also be a recognition wreath in place along northbound Gaines Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets in remembrance of the 1848-50 "Kampfgenossen" or German war veterans from Schleswig-Holstein who first fought against Danish control of that region. 

Although unsuccessful, many leaders of that group immigrated to Scott and Rock Island counties where they became leading citizens of their day and contributed immeasurably to the development of their new communities.  A large commemorative stone was re-erected in 2008 to mark their achievements.  

These events are sponsored jointly by the American Schleswig-Holstein Heritage Society, the German American Family Club of Iowa and Illinois, the German American Heritage Center, the German American National Congress (DANK), and the Schuetzenpark Gilde.

Also on Saturday!

All day-drop by!

There will also be a recognition wreath in place along northbound Gaines Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets in remembrance of the 1848-50 "Kampfgenossen" or German war veterans from Schleswig-Holstein who first fought against Danish control of that region.  Although unsuccessful, many leaders of that group immigrated to Scott and Rock Island counties where they became leading citizens of their day and contributed immeasurably to the development of their new communities.  A large commemorative stone was re-erected in 2008 to mark their achievements.

The wreath is sponsored by the German Roundtable

 
MEET THE 2013 MISS IOWA CONTESTANTS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachael Vopatek   
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 07:22

May 21, 2013- Davenport, Iowa – The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program will host its statewide pageant June 6th-8th, 2013 at the historic Adler Theatre in Davenport Iowa.  In June 2012, Mariah Cary of Burlington, was named the 64th statewide titleholder. She then reached the Top 5 in the 2013 Miss America Competition.  Thirteen young ladies from across the state of Iowa will compete for the title of Miss Iowa 2013.  The new titleholder will continue on to Miss America which willbroadcast Live from the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Sunday, September 15.

Jessica Baker from Coralville is Miss Liberty. She is a sophomore at Western Illinois University. Baker’s Talent is Baton Twirling and her platform is “Special Things for Special People.”  She hopes to one day open a baton and dance studio. Baker is the 20 year old daughter of Jennifer Cole-Baker and Joel Baker.

Kristina Bell of Dubuque is Miss Great River. Bell is a graduate of Drake University with majors in International Business and Marketing.  She aspires to become a successful business owner. Her talent is Lyrical Dance and her platform is “Go Red for Women.”  Bell is the 22 year old daughter of Kim Bell and Jerry Bell.

Isabella Blaine from West Des Moines is Miss Muscatine. Blaine is a freshman at Des Moines Area Community College majoring in Psychology. Her platform is “Indulging in Hope” and her ambition is to become a national motivational speaker to advocate for those affected by eating disorders as well as to open a clinic with an emphasis on eating disorder treatment. Blaine’s talent is Dance-Musical Show. She is the 24 year old daughter of Jan Castagnoli.

Kaitlyn Cole, Miss Greater Des Moines, is from Fort Dodge. Cole is the 23 year old daughter of Dan and Sheila Cole. She attends Graduate School at Northwest Missouri State with a goal of teaching Marketing and Management classes. Cole’s talent is Clogging and her platform is “Strengthening the Youth: Leaders of Tomorrow.”

Abby Curtis is Miss Scott County. Abby is from Muscatine where she is a graduate of Muscatine Community College with plans to attend St Ambrose in the fall. Her major is Business Administration and Small Business Management with a goal of becoming a marketing and advertising manager. Curtis is the 21 year old daughter of Liz Curtis and Rick Curtis (Deceased). Her talent is Country Vocal and her platform is “Live United: The Silver Lining of Service.”

Jessica Erbst, from Bettendorf, is Miss Eastern Iowa. She is the 18 year old daughter of Don and Amanda Erbst. Her talent is Vocal and her platform is “A Healthy Future: Encouraging Healthy Habits in Kids.” Erbst will be a freshman at Iowa State University in the fall where she will major in Kinesiology. Her career ambition is to become a Physical Therapist.

Ashley Herrington of Clinton is Miss Clinton County. Herrington is a graduate of the University of Iowa where she earned a BA in Dance and Performing Arts Entrepreneurship. Her goal is to earn her MBA and own a dance studio. Herrington’s platform is “Reaching Out Through Dance” and her talent is Ballet en Pointe. She is the 22 year old daughter of Charles and Debra Herrington.

Delaney Howell, from Columbus Junction, is Miss Louisa County Fair. Howell is the 18 year old daughter of Dale and Dana Howell. She is a sophomore at Northwest Missouri State University where she is majoring in Agriculture Education with plans to become a Collegiate or High School Agriculture Educator. Howell’s talent is piano and her platform is “Ag in the Classroom.”

Hailey Huey of Clear Lake is Miss Kossuth-Winnebago. Huey is a junior at the University of Iowa with a Health Studies/Dental major. Her career ambition is Dentistry/Orthodonics. Her platform is “Miles of Smiles” and her talent is Vocal. Huey is the 20 year old daughter of Dustin and Shannon Huey.

Nicole Kelly is Miss Metro.  She is from Keokuk and attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her major is Directing and Theatre Management and she aspires to work on Broadway. Kelly’s talent is Vocal Solo and her platform is “VSA The International Organization on Arts & Disabilities: Overcoming Disability by using the Arts & Encouraging others to do the same.” Kelly is the 22 year old daughter of Mike and Pam Kelly.

Amanda Manning is Miss Burlington. She is a graduate of St Ambrose University where she majored in Elementary Education. Manning’s talent is Dance and her platform is “Loving Literacy at an Early Age.” She is the 22 year old daughter of Ella Manning and Tom Manning.

Morgan Meinert of Iowa City is Miss Northeast Iowa. Meinert earned her BA in Biology from the University of Iowa and is working toward her Doctorate at the University of Iowa, College of Pharmacy. Her platform is “Defeating Diabetes: Raising Awareness and Promoting Healthy Habits.”  Her talent is Ballet en Pointe.  Meinert is the 24 year old daughter of William Meinert and Lynn Crosby.

Taylor Wiebers of Clinton is Miss Johnson County. Wiebers will be a sophomore at the University of Iowa in the fall. Her ambition is to become a Music Therapist. Wiebers’ talent is Vocal and her platform is “Kicking It To Kids Cancer.” Taylor is the 19 year old daughter of Bob and Shannon Nielsen.

The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program will award nearly $20,000 in cash scholarships to the 2013 contestants as well as over $500,000 in in-kind scholarships.  Twenty four contestants will also compete for the titles of Miss Iowa’s Outstanding teen, Junior Miss Iowa and Li’l Miss Iowa during Miss Iowa Week.  Tickets for Miss Iowa 2013 are available via the Adler Box Office, 136 E. Third St., Davenport, TicketMaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com.  A ticket form is available to download and print at www.missiowa.com.

Follow the excitement of Miss Iowa Week on facebook! www.facebook.com/missiowa.

About the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program

An official preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program is dedicated to empowering young women to achieve their dreams and goals. The Miss Iowa Scholarship Program is a non-profit organization. Through the assistance of our local communities and scholarship patrons, the Miss Iowa Scholarship Program offers college scholarships to some of the most outstanding young women of Iowa. The Miss America Program is the largest scholarship organizations for women in the world. Total scholarship available annually at the local, state and national level totals over 45 million dollars.

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Niabi Zoo Uproar PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Niabi Zoo   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 13:35

KEEPER CHATS

DAILY @ 11 & 2

Wonder what your favorite animal eats or how the zookeepers help the animals exercise? All of your questions can be answered during Keeper Chats. The schedule is posted at the ticket gate kiosks and Discovery Center. Keeper Chats are free!


GIRAFFE ENCOUNTERS

 

Hand-feed a member of Niabi Zoo's giraffe herd and take a picture or two with these amazing animals.

Tickets are $4 and are available at the ticket gate kiosks or near the giraffe exhibit. Giraffe Encounters are offered daily at 11:00 and 2:00.

 


GOLFERS WANTED MAY 31

 

Skip work on Friday and join us at the zoo's annual golf outing at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline. Great prizes, free on course beverages, BBQ dinner and a chance to play a private course are all yours for $150 per golfer. Open to teams of two or four.

 
May 23rd. 2013 " Wither Moral Courage/Whither Moral Courage?" Joint Paper, ISE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 12:28

Please bring your thoughts and examples to the continuation of the Institute’s joint paper:

 

Below are the concepts on the topic brought up at our joint meeting on May. 16th. 2013: the first draft. Copies of the first draft will be available for attendees.

 

- What icons do we have to inspire morality?

- There are a lot of values in our morality which are planted in a person when they are little.

- A lot of moral courage is lost because of a sense of futility.

- To regain moral courage, we HAVE to have free market again.

- Early 1800s England rid England of regulations and special favors. Since then they progressed steadfastly. Moral courage developed through this self-responsibility fostered by this loss of special favors and deregulation.

- Moral Courage can mean a lot of different things.

- You have to know what morality is.

- Morality gets harder and harder to determine as we get further and further away from daily experience. ( it's presence in daily experience)  example: cloning: gene / stem cells: you cannot feel the morality of these esoteric issues. For esoteric issues you need a scientist.

- Moral courage is intertwined with character.

- Self-interest.

- What is moral courage in one country is different in another.

- The question of bullying: the teaching of moral courage to withstand  aggressive behavior not only at the school level but by institutional entities.

 

Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, Illinois 309-762-9202 or 762-8547

Doors open at 6.30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Dress code: business casual.

 

Elevators are located through the 16th Street entrance. Please call after 7.00p.m.

The 16th. Street doors are closed after 7.00 p.m. for security reasons.

 

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, LTD is a 501(c)3 at State and Federal level organization under US laws since 1996. Please visit

http://www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

 

Available ongoing :

AMERICAN MIDWEST ART: Please visit the Phoenix Art Gallery on the first floor of the building:  specializing in American Midwest Art.

 

Current show is: " Illuminating" the  Art of LISA ANNE DAVIS at the Phoenix and Photography by DARREN MILLER in the Dragon, adjacent to the Phoenix.

 

The jewelry of ELSA ROMERO available at The Artisan Adventure in the corner: the old Fannie May store.

 

Artists showing at the Moline Commercial Club on the 2nd floor and in the

Artisan Adventure are:

 

ANNA ENGELBRECHT:

Midwest scenes: photography, gauche on canvas.

 

EKKEHARD STOEVESAND:

The Mississippi river in our area. Tractors. Oil on canvas. Genre:

German Expressionist Abstract.

 

HUGH LIFSON:

mixed media

 

ROBERT KAMECZURA:

photography, ink and pencil on paper, and giclee.

 

The galleries will be open at 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

 

Contributions may be sent to:

The Institute for Cultural and Healing Traditions, Ltd. 501(c)3 at Sate and Federal Levels since 1996.

1530 Fifth Avenue, Moline, IL

 
Piccadilly Circus coming May 23 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Davenport Parks & Recreation   
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:48
The Circus is coming to the River's Edge!  Piccadilly Circus May 23 Shows at 4:30pm & 7:30pm
clowns
Fun for the entire family in our indoor turf arena! Presented by Piccadilly Circus. Family fun at family prices! Get tickets online at:www.TheFunCircus.com or at the door on Show Day!

 
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