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Davenport Cemetery to Commemorate Medal of Honor 150th Anniversary PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Deborah Lynne Williams   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 09:12
Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 2:00PM

Davenport, Iowa – Next month, Oakdale Memorial Gardens will host a ceremony in remembrance
of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient John Vale. This event is endorsed by the Iowa Civil War
Sesquicentennial 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 Minnesota
Volunteer Infantry. On the fateful day of February 15, 1863, he was one of a
detachment of sixteen men who defended a Union supply convoy against a Confederate
Calvary unit 125 strong. After the war, he settled in Davenport, where he worked in the
Post Office for many years. In 1897, he was one of eight other men from that group of
sixteen who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

A ceremony to honor Mr. Vale will be held at his gravesite in Oakdale Memorial
Gardens, 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 as
the report of the skirmish by Brigadier General James Steedman, a wreath-laying by
Company “A” 49th Regiment Veteran Volunteer Infantry / SVR Honor Guard for the
Sons 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 of
the 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 (though
burials 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 of
chiropractic and Palmer College of Chiropractic) and over 288 veterans of the Civil War.

 
Wapsi River Environmental Education Center Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Michael J. Granger   
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 08:59

Winter Fun Day Planned

On Saturday, February 9th at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental
Education Center will be hosting a Winter Fun Day. Come to the Wapsi River
Center for a fun-filled day of winter activities. This is an event the whole family can
enjoy, so plan to come out and discover winter at its best. A limited number of skis
and snowshoes are available, so please call to reserve equipment; (563) 328-3286.
BYOM ~ Bring your own mug.

9:30 A.M. ~ Cross-country Ski Clinic ~ Participants will learn about proper skiing
techniques, safety and equipment. Participants may bring their own equipment.

12:30 P.M. ~ Snowshoe Nature Hike ~ We will be traveling the way of the Native
Americans and early pioneers, looking for signs of life in the still, winter woods.

2:00 P.M. ~ Winter Bird Feeding ~ Come learn how to identify winter birds; plus
how to attract and feed our feathered friends. Fun for all ages!

3:00 P.M. ~ Fabulous Furs ~ come join a Wapsi naturalist to learn about furbearers
that live in our area. Learn how they adapt and thrive during the cold winter months.
Explore the history of fur trapping, trading and how the animals were used.

4:30 P.M. ~ 7th Annual Chili Cook-off ~ The Friends of the Wapsi Center, Inc. will
be hosting this annual competition. Please bring your best chili creation to share, and
possibly win the coveted chili cup!!! Donations are accepted, and please bring your
own table setting.

5:30 P.M. ~ Frostbite Star Party ~ The winter it is a great time for astronomy! The
sky is never clearer than on cold, winter nights. The winter constellations center on
Orion, the Great Hunter. The St. Ambrose University's Menke Astronomical
Observatory is the location; park in lot A.

“FORCING BRANCHES CLASS” Planned

On Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental Education
Center will be hosting a “Forcing Branches class” at 1:00 P.M. at the Wapsi River
Center. Join Horticultural Society members Carolee Stanley and Juanita Spears for an
extensive how-to program. Participants will learn how to force branches into flower
for indoor decorations. Please call to register for the class (563) 328-3286.

Maple-Syruping Demonstration Planned

On Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental
Education Center will be hosting a maple-syruping demonstration. Join Tom
Greene as he discusses the history and procedure of tapping trees for syrup. Handouts
and where to find tapping equipment will be provided to participants. Please call
(563) 328-3286, if you are interested in attending.

Maple-Syruping Demonstration Planned

On Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 P.M. the Wapsi River Environmental
Education Center will be hosting a maple-syruping demonstration. Join Tom
Greene as he discusses the history and procedure of tapping trees for syrup. Handouts
and where to find tapping equipment will be provided to participants. Please call
(563) 328-3286, if you are interested in attending.

The Wapsi River Environmental Education Center can be found 6 miles south of

Wheatland or 1 mile northwest of Dixon, Iowa by taking County Road Y4E. Then
turn north at 52nd Avenue and follow the signs for about 1 mile.

 
Benefit for Danielle Parise PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cool Beanz   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:26

Saturday February 9th - 6:00pm

Where: Cool Beanz Coffeehouse, 1325 30th St. Rock Island, IL 61201

Many items will be up for silent auction(bidding from 6-9pm) and donations accepted to help this beautiful family with medical and other expenses!

Danielle and Matt are high school sweethearts who are deeply connected and always loving and supportive of one another. Matt is the kind of person who uplifts everyone he comes in contact with by making them laugh. Danielle overflows with compassion for others, which has led her down the path to becoming a nurse.

On January 30th, Danielle suffered a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture. She was immediately taken to the University of Iowa Hospital for neurosurgery to relieve pressure to her brain and stop blood flow to the AVM. Danielle has started responding to requests to move her toes, fingers and even gave a “thumbs up”. She has a lengthy recovery process ahead and any support by way of donations, thoughts, and prayers are greatly appreciated!




 
Feb. 7th. 2013 " The Lion in Winter" Evergreen Poems and Poets. I.S.E. PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Narveen Aryaputri   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:17

Feb. 7th. 2013
" The Lion in Winter" !   Evergreen Poems and Poets.
  Our annual evening devoted to your favorite poems and poets that we turn to, as  resources, during  times for  reinforcing and renewal. You can being in poetic prose as well as extracts from drama if you wish.

Original work composed by you is reserved for another evening.

This Thursday evening is reserved for your sources of inspiration and resources of joy.Independent Scholars Evenings. 7.00 p.m.
Thursday.

1530 Fifth Avenue. Moline. Illinois 309-762-9202
 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.
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 www.qcinstitute.org to see our archives.

 
"Kids teaching kids" Leadership Squad PDF Print E-mail
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Written by M. McNeil   
Monday, 04 February 2013 15:15
The “Leadership Squad” is back at Edison Junior High and its teaching other Rock Island middle school students how to be leaders…

(Rock Island, IL)  It began last fall when Diane Baker, with the University of Illinois Extension Service, taught a core group of students leadership and problem solving skills.  Now the group is back and they are going teach 25  new students what it takes to be a leaders—students teaching students.  Edison’s “Leadership Squad” is part of the 21st Century Lights ON For Learning federal grant.

The students will become teachers for the next four Mondays from 2:45 - 4:30 pm.  Baker works with the “teen teachers” to plan a sequential leadership development curriculum.  Participants learn more about their own leadership styles, develop their communication skills, and are challenged to a variety of teambuilding experiences.  The program taps into each individual’s leadership potential. “The Leadership Squad helps students realize that they can be leaders through group interaction and gives them the confidence to express themselves in a positive manner to their peers.”

***The media is invited to see the Leadership Squad in action on Monday, February 4th between 3:00 pm and 4:00 p.m. in room 103 at Edison Junior High in Rock Island (4141 9th Street).   The students, teachers and site coordinator will be available for interviews.

 
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