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Woman who went from local radio to national TV to speak next month in the Quad Cities. Clinton, Iowa, native Krista Voda of TV's SPEED channel to keynote Quad Cities Sports Commission luncheon PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Phil Roberts   
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 10:01

Quad Cities (Aug. 24, 2011) -- Clinton, Iowa, native Krista Voda has come a long way. From humble beginnings in local broadcasting, she became the first woman to host a NASCAR pre-race show on television and, earlier this year, was named one of the Top 10 most influential women in NASCAR.

Voda, who has covered racing extensively for cable TV’s Speed channel and worked as a pit reporter for NASCAR races seen on FOX and FX, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at a luncheon to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Quad Cities Sports Commission.

At the luncheon, Voda will discuss her career, tell behind-the-scenes stories from national motorsports broadcasts and answer audience questions.

The luncheon takes place at the Starlite Ballroom at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St., Davenport, and the public is invited to attend. A buffet lunch is being served at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.

Tickets are just $15 each and are available by mail. Checks payable to the Quad Cities Sports Commission may be mailed to: Quad Cities Sports Commission, Attention: Joe Taylor, 1601 River Drive, Suite 110, Moline, IL 61265.

Voda, who also has worked as a sideline reporter for NFL and BCS football games on FOX, attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a BA in broadcast journalism and business communications. She has an extensive radio background and also worked at KWWL-TV in Waterloo and WLEX-TV in Lexington, Ky. In addition, Voda has done public relations work for various sports teams.

Funding for the Quad Cities Sports Commission is used to bring youth and amateur sports tournaments to the Quad Cities area.

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Author David W. Dorris Book Signing Events PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Megan Palmer   
Friday, 19 August 2011 08:25

WHEN: 8-27-11 

TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hy Vee Food Store, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA 52807

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WHEN: 9-10-11

TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Hy Vee Food Store, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA 52807

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WHEN: 9-24-11

TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Book Rack, 3937 41st Avenue Dr Moline, IL 61265-1000

WHAT: David W. Dorris, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of his Inspiration & Personal Growth book, Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It.

Fear not, for in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, author David Dorris shows you how to approach life's problems and that making the right choices is easier than you think. Life is like a baseball game where the pitcher is constantly throwing you curveballs. As this is the case, do you want to simply be a spectator, or do you want to get in the game and face life head-on? Although it may sound simple sometimes, life is not an easy game to play. There are many challenges to overcome and many choices you have to make. None of you have a choice as to how you come into the world; however, you do have a choice as to the kind of life you live. Follow David in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, and find out for yourself how you too can knock life's curve balls out of the park.

 
Braley to Attend Book Launch in Honor of Ed Thomas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kira Ayish   
Friday, 19 August 2011 08:23

Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) will join the Ed Thomas Family Foundation for the book launch of The Sacred Acre, the Ed Thomas Story.  The Ed Thomas Family Foundation was started in the wake of the shooting death of Ed Thomas in 2009.

The Ed Thomas Family Foundation continues the legacy of Ed Thomas by supporting young adults through family, faith and football. There will be a book signing and inter-squad football game following the book signing.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

WHAT: Rep. Braley to attend book launch in honor of Ed Thomas

WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 6:30-7:30 PM CDT

WHERE: Aplington-Parkersburg High School, 610 N. Johnson Street, ParkersburgIA 50665

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Mike Whalen, Business Leader & Author to Sign Books at the Bettendorf Public Library Actual Car Lemonaid Will Be On Display PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stacy Christoffersen   
Thursday, 18 August 2011 11:57

Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 9:00am – 3:00pm 

Mike Whalen will be at the Bettendorf Public Library this Saturday, August 20th from 9:00am - 3:00pm signing his book “Lemonaid: The Little Car That Helps Kids”.  Lemonaid is the story of the little car that fulfilled a dream of helping kids. This book was written after Whalen, President & CEO of Heart of America Group, saw the commitment of local business leaders that got together to race a car identified as a “lemon” in an effort to raise money for the Wildwood Hills Ranch located in St. Charles, Iowa.

Mike’s work with the Wildwood Hills Ranch, a year round non-profit organization he co-founded nearly ten years ago, is dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth.  Since its inception, the ranch has served nearly 10,000 children. In April 2011, Whalen received the prestigious 2011 National Restaurant Neighbor Award for demonstrating exemplary community service and charitable works through his work with the ranch.

Stop out at the Bettendorf Public Library and see the real car Lemonaid, meet the author and purchase an autographed copy of Lemonaid along with a plush toy retailing for $20.  Books and plush toys are also on sale at Total Detail – Utica Ridge Road in Bettendorf, Iowa;  Bettendorf Office Products – Middle Road in Bettendorf, Iowa; and The Machine Shed Restaurant located off of I80 (Exit 292) on Northwest Boulevard.  Proceeds from the book and plush sales will benefit the Wildwood Hills Ranch.

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Author David W. Dorris Book Signing Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Megan Parks   
Monday, 15 August 2011 12:51

WHEN: 8-20-11

TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Theo's Java Club, 213 17th St., Rock Island, IL 61201

WHAT: David W. Dorris, a resident of Davenport, IA, will be available to sign copies of his Personal Growth book,  Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It.

Fear not, for in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, author David Dorris shows you how to approach life's problems and that making the right choices is easier than you think. Life is like a baseball game where the pitcher is constantly throwing you curveballs. As this is the case, do you want to simply be a spectator, or do you want to get in the game and face life head-on? Although it may sound simple sometimes, life is not an easy game to play. There are many challenges to overcome and many choices you have to make. None of you have a choice as to how you come into the world; however, you do have a choice as to the kind of life you live. Follow David in Life Is Too Short: Life Is What We Make It, and find out for yourself how you too can knock life's curveballs out of the park.


For more information, contact Megan Palmer at 888-361-9473 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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