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Davenport Cemetery to Commemorate Medal of Honor 150th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dustin Oliver   
Monday, 21 January 2013 09:55

Davenport, Iowa – Next month, Oakdale Memorial Gardens will host a ceremony in remembranceof Congressional Medal of Honor recipient John Vale. This event is endorsed by the Iowa Civil WarSesquicentennial Committee. John Vale earned his Medal in a skirmish that took place on February 15, 1863.

Vale was born in London, England, and emigrated to Le Claire, Iowa as a young man.He later moved to Minnesota, where he enlisted in Company H of the 2nd MinnesotaVolunteer Infantry. On the fateful day of February 15, 1863, he was one of adetachment of sixteen men who defended a Union supply convoy against a ConfederateCalvary unit 125 strong. After the war, he settled in Davenport, where he worked in thePost Office for many years. In 1897, he was one of eight other men from that group ofsixteen who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

A ceremony to honor Mr. Vale will be held at his gravesite in Oakdale MemorialGardens, 2501 Eastern Avenue, Davenport, on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm.The ceremony will include a reading of the official Medal of Honor citation as well asthe report of the skirmish by Brigadier General James Steedman, a wreath-laying byCompany “A” 49th Regiment Veteran Volunteer Infantry / SVR Honor Guard for theSons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and military honors.

Oakdale Memorial Gardens, an independent non-profit cemetery, was established in 1856 with burials beginning in 1857. Located on Eastern Avenue in the heart of Davenport, Oakdale Memorial Gardens is one ofthe Quad Cities’ oldest and most beautiful cemeteries, boasting century-old oaks, gentle rolling hills and knolls,and a beautiful reflecting pond near the cemetery entrance. Known as a rural or Victorian cemetery (thoughburials still take place today), it is the final resting place for many historic Quad Cities figures, including Leon“Bix” Beiderbecke, Mary Putnam (of the Putnam Museum), members of the Palmer family (the founders ofchiropractic and Palmer College of Chiropractic) and over 288 veterans of the Civil War.

 
LeClaire Chamber ANNOUNCEMENTS - Friday 01/18/2013 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by LeClaire Chamber of Commerce   
Friday, 18 January 2013 16:17

January 26th - Le Claire Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

Steventon’s -1399 Eagle Ridge Road, LeClaire.

6:00-6:30 pm - Cocktails (Cash Bar)/Silent Auction

6:30 pm – Awards

7:00 pm – Dinner

8:00 pm – Live Auction

6:00-10:00 pm – Music by Keep Off the Grass

Please RSVP by January 18 to First Central Bank, 563-289-2265, or email Debbie Mulvania, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - $30 per person paid in advance. Please make checks payable to: LeClaire Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 35, LeClaire, IA 52753. Please contact Debbie Mulvania by Tuesday, January 22, if you would like to donate an auction item for the Annual Dinner.

It is time again to join or to renew your membership with the LeClaire Chamber of Commerce! Please see the attached form to complete and return with your payment by January 31, 2013. Thank you for your current and past membership, and certainly let us know if you have any questions in regard to your membership or about the Chamber in general. Let’s have a Great 2013!  After all – “It is all there….In LeClaire!”

CALENDAR

January 18th-21st – Be a Tourist in Your Own Backyard Weekend! Welcome visitors to LeClaire’s shops, hotels, restaurants and other establishments!

 

January 19th - LeClaire Lions Club Annual Blood Drive facilitated by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center - 7:00 to 11:00 AM in the Bridgeview Elementary School Cafeteria. Any first-time or long-time blood donors are welcome. Snacks and beverages will be provided to donors that morning. Please contact Tony Hiatt at 563-332-0215 to sign up for an appointment to donate.

 

January 19th: Family Night – LeClaire Rec Center - Indoor Recess, Open Gym for the Whole Family, 5:30-8:00 p.m. Board games, card games, sports and more! The 3rd Saturday of each month. All events are $2 per person 4 years old and older (unless otherwise specified), concessions extra. Please check our Facebook page for updates or changes to events. Also from 3-8pm: drop in sign up for Youth soccer, volleyball, and basketball at the LeClaire Rec Center. Details and forms can be found at: www.leclairereccenter.com.

 

January 28th – Economic Development Meeting (Rescheduled due to holiday January 21st) Great River Financial – 8:00 a.m.

Save the Date
 
February 1st – First Friday - Downtown LeClaire – 5-8 p.m. Food and Beverage Samples at Mississippi River Distilling Company  www.mrdistilling.com Wine samples at Wide River Winery Serving dips paired with our award winning locally made wines. Recipes available and FREE samples. www.wideriverwinery.com Restaurants and several shops will be open late!

February 8th – Reusable Usables NEW Freezer Meal Workshop 6:30 PM.  Cooking is MUCH more fun with friends!!  Let’s get together and make enough meals to fill our freezers!  Bring your bags filled with designated “protein” and other groceries. You go home with 10 meals, each feeding a family of 4-6, ready to freeze (with leftover Wildtree products to make more freezer recipes or use on your own.)  You’ll also go home with side dish recipes to either accompany your freezer meals or use with other meals…and the peace of mind of knowing that dinner is already DONE!  Just thaw, cook and enjoy!   $73 (includes all Wildtree products, recipes and shipping) To register, reserve your spot by 1/23/13 and Purchase the “Crockpot Meals” Workshop by 1/23/13. Contact Kate Ramsdell This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.mywildtree.com/katewildtree/ (This is an “Adults Only” event.)

 

February 9th - Trivia Night - LeClaire Civic Center benefiting the Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Participants may bring beer, wine, snacks and soda. Water and snacks will also be for sale. Up to eight people per table. $10 per person with a $50 table minimum. Everyone will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Contact Chris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 563-505-6703 for reservations or information. Don't have enough for a full table? Come anyway and we can put you on a table that needs people!

 

February 24th - The Buffalo Bill Museum will Celebrate Buffalo Bill's Birthday! 12 noon to 4 p.m. (closing). Refreshments, free admission, and a "Buffalo Bill & Annie Oakley Look-Alike Contest" for children (Judging at 2pm). Hope to see everyone there! www.buffalobillmuseumleclaire.com

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Please note – the Chamber has a new email address - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

If you would like to share information about events, promotions, news, etc., with Tourism, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Your information will be shared with Shopkeepers, the Chamber and the Tourism Board and will be promoted on Facebook and in monthly emails.

 

The folks at Buffalo Bill Museum hope to see you over the winter! It is a great place to take visiting family and friends and “free admission” is a benefit of your membership! The gift shop is also a great place to pick up unique items as well as books about local history, “Buffalo Bill” sweatshirts and t-shirts, and other items you can’t find elsewhere!  The museum is open daily 9am to 4pm, and Sundays 12noon to 4pm.

 

Reusable Usables Planet Green After School Classes for kids Ages 6-12. Tuesday's & Thursday's 4:00-5:30 p.m. Learn creative fun ways to respect our planet with hands on eco-friendly art and educational activities based on the Iowa DNR Planet Patrol Series. Limit 25 per class. Thanks to Iowa DNR SWAP Grant funding.

 

SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND BEYOND

Meals for Seniors at the First Presbyterian Church, LeClaire every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon. Good food and a time to visit with others. Please call 563-289-3646 and make a reservation 2 days in advance.

 

Trivia Nights in LeClaire at the LeClaire Civic Center

2013 Trivia Nights:

February 9th - Coe Noack Memorial Scholarship

March 9th – Hosted by First Presbyterian Church - Hurricane Sandy Victims

April 6th - LeClaire Little League

May 4th - LeClaire Lions

June 8th - Buffalo Bill Museum

LeClaire Trivia Nights have raised over $95,000 for local non-profit organizations! Thank you for your continued support!

LeClaire Park Board Special Events Calendar

Spring 2013 - Spring Fling Easter Egg Hunt ( Hollyhock Park )

Spring 2013 – Cinco de Mayo

May 18, 2013 -French Market Days - Plant exchange, sale benefiting Parks Dept.

Summer 2013 - City-Wide Water Explosion ( Hollyhock Park )

Summer 2013 - Bike Parade & Decorating

August 9-11, 2013 – Tug Fest

October 13, 2013 – Apple Fest

 

 

www.LeClaireChamber.com and visit the Chamber on FaceBook!

 
"The Duck" is Coming to Area Elementary Schools PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Friday, 18 January 2013 09:23

Ballet Quad Cities professional dancers will be visiting area elementary schools in February, bringing the Olweus bullying prevention message to thousands of school children.  This in-school outreach initiative reached more than 8,500 students last year.

Following the in-school presentations, the students attend a live ballet performance of The Ugly Duckling at North High School's Holzworth Auditorium.

As part of CARE - QC, Ballet Quad Cities will present a free public performance of The Ugly Duckling on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00 pm.

For more information CLICK HERE

 
This Week in Downtown Davenport: 1/17 - 1/23 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Downtown Davenport Partnership   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 17:00
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Broadway returns to the Adler Theater on Tuesday when the winner of nine Tony Awards, including "Best Musical" and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, A Chorus Line, hits the stage! Come experience the longest running American Broadway musical ever.  It's a musical for everyone who's ever had a dream and put it all on the line.

 

Head out to the River Music Experience's 5th Annual Winter Wine Experience presented by The RME Board of Directors this Saturday! This wine tasting event will feature samples of wines from numerous wine distributors and wineries.  Treat yourself at the Hotel Blackhawk tonight during their Five Course Wine Dinner at Bix Bistro highlighting wines from around the globe, too.  While you're there, congratulate the staff for the big news that the hotel will be joining the Marriott Autograph Collection of luxury hotels!
If beer is more your taste, check out the Great River Brewery's Beer In Review on Saturday at Bucktown! This is your opportunity to try every beer GRB made in 2012. Tickets include a commemorative tasting glass, appetizers, and tastings of all the beer.

 

Help benefit The Project of the Quad Cities by attending the 20th Annual Red Ribbon Dinner & Great Art Auction on Saturday at the RiverCenter. Prepare for an evening of first-class entertainment, a silent auction, and a gourmet dinner! Across the street, the QC Rollers will present the Track Avengers Season Opening Mixer! Monday, you can take part in a  celebration of the Presidential Inauguration, too.

 

Hooked on quilts? Head out to the Figge Art Museum for Quilters Appreciation Day tonight! Quilt Appraisals will also be available by Janette Dwyer.  Stick around for a discussion focusing on the myriad of ways in which we look at quilts during Tim Schiffers "Quilts as Art-or Not" lecture. And if you haven't checked out the exhibition Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View, make sure you do so before it closes Sunday at 5 p.m.
Enjoy a musical mix of reggae, rock & roll and many other influences when FireSale takes the stage Friday at the River Music Experience. If you're a River Roots Live fan, these folks may sound a bit familiar! If you're looking for more music opportunities, check out Sarah Allner and the Softache Friday for FREE and take pleasure in simple and enjoyable music full of heart.
Calling all middle school students! Now's your chance to attend the 2013 Quad Cities Youth Conference at the RiverCenter. This annual conference is a great opportunity for area young people to come together and experience workshops and speakers specifically for youth. High school students get your chance to experience this great event next Thursday.
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This Week's Events: January 17 - January 23


Thursday, January 17

5 Course Wine Dinner at Bix

Where: Blackhawk Hotel, Bix Bistro

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Price: $60/person

Website

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Kilkenny's Open Mic with Karl

Where: Kilkenny's Pub

Time: 9 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Live Lunch with Nick Vasquez

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Quilters Appreciation Day

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership

Website

 

Quilt Appraisals

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Price: $40 for written appraisal / $25 for verbal

Website

 

"Quilts as Art--or Not" Lecture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

River's Edge Monthly Turf & Ice Schedule

Discover dozens of sporting events at River's Edge!

Follow the links below to see the complete ice and turf schedule for the month.

Ice Schedule

Turf Schedule

Website

 

Thursdays at the Figge

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Trivia Challenge - Win Gift Certificates!

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Warm up with Quilts

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

Friday, January 18

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 6:00 p.m, 7:00 p.m, and 8:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Website

FireSale
Where: River Music Experience, Redstone Room
Time: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
Price: $5
Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Live Lunch with Rose N' Thorns
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

River City 6

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Website

 

Sarah Allner and the Softache

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Saturday, January 19

 

5th Annual Winter Wine Experience presented by The RME Board of Directors

Where: River Music Experience, Second Floor

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pirce: $20 for friends & groups, $25 adv., $35 day of

Website

 

20th Annual Red Ribbon Dinner & Great Art Auction

Where: The RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Price: Individual ticket $70; table of 8 $560; Ruby Table $540, Emerald Table $760; Diamond Table $1,048

Website

 

$20,000 Cash is King Drawing

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 11:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Beer In Review

Where: Bucktown Arts Building (for Great River Brewery)

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Price: $35

Website

 

Brewery Tours

Where: Great River Brewery
Time: Noon, 1:00 p.m, 2:00 p.m, and 3:00 p.m.
Price: N/A

 

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Exhibition: Picturing Identity: The Allure of Portraiture

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Portrait of Maquoketa: The Dimensional View

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition: Sculpting with Fiber

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

 

Exhibition Opens: Young Artists at the Figge - Muscatine

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with Membership

Website

 

Freight House Farmers Market

Where: Freight House Farmer's Market

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website


Jordan Danielsen
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Kidz Days at RME featuring Lojo Russo
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Price: $5 for parent, accompanied children are FREE

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ; 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

QC Rollers Present the Track Avengers
Where: The RiverCenter, Great Hall
Time: Doors 5:00 p.m. / First Bout 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $6 Kids (6-12), FREE for kids 5 & under

Rock the Pit

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE
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Sunday, January 20

 

$3,000 Sunday Shake Up Slot Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Documentary Film Series: Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Price: Museum Admission ($7) or FREE with membership
Website

Exhibition Closes: Portrait of Mquoketa: The Dimensional View
Where: Figge Art Museum
Time: 5:00 p.m.
January Birthday Bash
Where: Rhythm City Casino
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Live Music: Terry Hanson Ensemble
Where: Brady Street Chop House
Website

Midnight Multiplier

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: Midnight - 4:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Over 30 Hockey

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.

Price: $10

Website

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge, Ice

Time: 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Sunday Jazz Brunch at Bix Bistro

Where: Blackhawk Hotel

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Price: Adults - $17.95 and Kids - $8.95

Website

 

Tour: Quilts: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum

Where: Figge Art Museum

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Price: Museum Admission ($7), or FREE with membership

Website

Monday, January 21

 

Mexican Monday

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Margaritas and $5 Tacos

Website

 

Nifty 50's

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Public Skate

Where: River's Edge Ice

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ; 4:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Price: $5 and up

Website

 

Quad Cities Inaugural Ball II - It All Started Here!

Where: The RiverCenter, Mississippi Hall

Time: 6:30 p.m. - Midnight

Price: $40.00/person

Website

Tuesday, January 22


A Chorus Line
Where: The Adler Theater
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Price: $32, $42, and $52

Acoustic Music Club
Where: River Music Experience, RME Cafe
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Website

Drop-In Hockey (Adult)
Where: The River's Edge, Ice
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Price: $10
Website

Drop-In Soccer
Where: The River's Edge, Turf
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Website

Competitor Coupon Craze

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Freight House Farmers Market
Where: Freight House Building and Parking Lot
Time: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Price: FREE

 

It's Firkin Tuesday!

Where: Barrel House 211

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Price: $3 Burger Baskets

Website

 

Mandolin Junction

Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Open Jam Session

Where: Brady Street Pub

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

 

Wednesday, January 23

 

2013 Quad Cities Youth Conference- Middle School Students

Where: The RiverCenter

Website

 

Attack of the Casks

Where: Great River Brewery

Time: 5:00p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: N/A

Live Lunch with Ren Estrand
Where: River Music Experience, Community Stage
Time: Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE

Midday Moolah Tournament

Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Price: 100 points per entry; 10 entries max per guest

Website

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

 

Nifty 50's
Where: Rhythm City Casino

Time: 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Price: FREE

Website

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Meet the New Rock Island Library Director on Jan. 30 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lisa Lockheart   
Thursday, 17 January 2013 09:08

Rock Island, IL: The Rock Island Public Library board of trustees will host a public reception to introduce new library director Angela Campbell to the community. The reception is from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Community Room of the Main Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.

Ms. Campbell begins her duties at the Rock Island Public Library on Monday, Jan. 21. She is relocating to Rock Island after two years as director of the Glenwood Public Library in Glenwood, Iowa. Before accepting the Glenwood directorship, Ms. Campbell worked at the Davenport Public Library from 2011 to 1997. Previous Rock Island library director Ava Ketter retired in May 2012 after 14 years as director, interim director and assistant director.

The reception is open to the public, with RSVPs encouraged by Friday, Jan. 25. To RSVP, please call the library business office at 309-732-7305.

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