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The Salvation Army Hosts a Farewell Reception Today for Captains Ronnie and Bridgette Amick PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Holly Nomura   
Thursday, 20 June 2013 14:35
Quad Cities — The Salvation Army of the Quad Cities will bid a fond farewell today to Captains Ronnie and Bridgette Amick.  After five years of dedicated service to the Quad Cities community, the Amicks have been assigned to command the Cape Girardeau, MO Corps starting July 1, 2013.


DATE:  Thursday, June 20, 2013

TIME:  4:00pm – 5:30pm

LOCATION:  Heritage Temple Corps, 2200 – 5

The community and press are welcome.

Last chance to donate to the 2nd Fiddle Sale PDF Print E-mail
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Written by QCSO   
Monday, 17 June 2013 14:20

You are invited to donate your gently used items to the Quad City Symphony Orhcestra's 30th annual 2nd Fiddle Sale today from noon to 8:00 p.m. The 2nd Fiddle Sale has found a new home this year at 2252 24th Street in Rock Island, formerly the Rock Island Country Market and Eagle Country Market.

The 2nd Fiddle Sale accepts antiques and collectables, automotive parts, hardware, tools, books, costumes, children's toys and clothes, electronics, furniture, games, office supplies, stationery, gifts, holiday decorations, house wares, jewelry and fashion accessories, clothing, lawn and garden tools, linens, men's clothing, pictures, plant gallery, sporting goods, and just about anything else in gently-used condition.

The 2nd Fiddle Sale opens for business at 6:00 p.m. this Thursday with a Grand Opening party. Admission is $10 and includes food and live music, along with the first chance to buy from the Quad Cities' largest selection of gently used items.

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley 2013 Golf Invitational to be Held July 9 at Short Hills PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Paul Richardson   
Friday, 14 June 2013 14:05

MOLINE, IL –The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley (BGCMV) announced today that registrations are still available – but filling fast – for its 2013 Golf Invitational, to be held Tuesday, July 9, at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline.

Now in its 12th year, the Invitational has helped the BGCMV raise more than $1.2 million since 2002.  The event offers attendees a full day of golf and networking followed by an evening dinner reception and silent auction.

“For more than a century, the Boys and Girls Clubs have been helping young people realize their potential and develop skills for a better future,” said Gregg Ontiveros, Group O CEO and 2013 Invitational Co-Chair.  “More than 500 young people attend a Club activity every day in the Quad Cities – and the Invitational is an important part of helping the Club continue to meet the needs of our community.  It’s a way that all of us can come together to have a great time for a great cause.”

Teen Center

Funds raised from the 2013 Invitational will be focused on completing and operating the Club’s new Teen Center / Club-Choice. The center is a new concept that combines traditional Boys and Girls Club programs with career and job skills development opportunities.

Located in the Floreciente neighborhood of Moline, the center is based on similar projects in Chicago and Milwaukee. A unique component of the Teen Center will be a full-service bank – open to the entire community – which will provide teens with specific job and career development skills. The Club’s bank partner will train 10-12 teens annually and will offer financial literacy education to the entire community.

Title sponsors for the 2013 Invitational include US Bank, Samsung and Group O.  Registration pages and more information are available at

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A Legendary Weekend Kicks Off with a Unique Opportunity for QCA Disabled Youth PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Natalie Johansen Murray   
Thursday, 13 June 2013 07:42

Davenport, IA – This weekend, the Quad Cities will welcome back more than 40 former Hawkeye football players to coach and take part in a Legendary weekend, which begins with a special camp for area disabled youth. On Friday, June 14 at 2:30 p.m. nearly 50 disabled youth in the Quad Cities will gather at Brady Street Stadium in Davenport to practice football with the best, play games and experience prime field time.

Highlights of the All Stars Camp include:

  • One-on-one helmet fitting

  • Special take home HAVlife™ jerseys for all participants

  • Skills and games coached by Hawkeyes including current and former NFL players

  • Autographed take home helmets for all participants

Sponsored by Rock Valley Physical Therapy, CEO Mike Horsfield explains, “Our company has always been a big supporter of the Legends of Iowa Football Camp and the HAVlife™ Foundation. We thought it would be wonderful to provide this experience to our area’s disabled youth. For many, this may be their first time to participate in a football camp, a very memorable opportunity for all of us involved.”

The Legendary weekend will continue with a fundraiser event at Jumer’s Casino & Hotel on Friday evening. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and greet with coaches as well as take photos and get autographs from coaches. The event is open to the public, tickets are $50. Details are available at On Saturday, June 15 the 3rd annual Legends of Iowa Football Camp will be hosted at Brady Street Stadium. The camp will be for all youth entering grades 5 – 10 in Iowa and Illinois. Details are also available at


The Legends of Iowa Football Camp program was established by the Iowa Football Club in 2011. The Iowa Football Club is a non-profit organization, whose members are all former University of Iowa football players and football department staff members. The club’s mission is to provide a camp opportunity to help youth be successful on both the playing field and in the game of life. For more information visit


HAVlife™ was established in 2007 in honor of Hunter Aaron Vondran, who passed away at the young age of 13 due to injuries sustained in a tragic accident. The organization serves to prevent lost potential of youth through sponsoring participation scholarships in the areas of music, arts and athletic programs for at-risk youth in the schools and community. To date the foundation has raised and granted over $350,000. For more information visit

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Written by Charlie Becker   
Monday, 10 June 2013 07:51


President: Winnie Williams, of Monticello, Retired Fawn Creek Homes, Anamos, IA

President-Elect: Margo Ahrendsen, Farmer, Camper Parent, and Advocate, Olin, IA

Secretary: Mary Van Houten, Banquet Manager, Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids IA

Treasurer: Randy Faulkner, Pres. Hawkeye Dry Ice/Owner The Firehouse, Cedar Rapids, IA


Those re-elected to a three-year term included:

Jim Foels, Farmer, Brooklyn, IA

Merlin Hulse, Farmer, Clarence, IA

Bob Thoeni, Retired owner of Bob's Pioneer Seed, Monticello, IA


Other board members include:

Dr. John Bailey, Retired Medical Doctor, Anamosa, IA

Steve Carter, Branch Manager, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group, Cedar Rapids, IA

Aaron Cook, Farmer, Winthrop, IA

Brian Gay, Executive Director, Midwest Free Community Papers, Coralville, IA

Larry Greco, Retired Cedar Rapids Police Department, Solon, IA

Mary Johnson, Retired, Rockwell, Marion, IA

Jim Klinger, Retired, Cedar Memorial Funeral Homes, Cedar Rapids, IA

Phil Martin, Retired United Airlines, Marion, IA

Bill Northup, Wells Fargo Bank, Regional Manager for Private Client Services, Des Moines, IA

Trish Ohlson, GE Capital, Cedar Rapids, IA

Kay Pitlik, Retired Special Educator/Advocate/ Cedar Rapids, IA

Steve Supple, Farmer, Cascade, IA

Dan Vorhies, Newton Sales, Monticello, IA

Mag Welter, Retired Special Educator, Monticello, IA

Chris Wiese, VP Sales LimoLink, Cedar Rapids, IA

Jim Zimmerman, Principal Sacred Heart, Monticello, IA

Camp Courageous is a year-round recreational and respite care facility for individuals with disabilities. In its 39th year of serving those with special needs, a volunteer board of directors governs the camp. This year Camp Courageous will serve over 6,500 campers with special needs. The camp is run on donations, without government assistance, without formal sponsorship, and without paid fundraisers. What this means is everything that is donated to the camp goes directly to benefit the campers. Camp Courageous is available 24-hours a day, 365-days a year to meet the emergency needs of families with a special needs family member living at home.

Tours of the camp and programs about this unique facility are available by contacting the camp at 319/465-5916 or going to

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