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Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Tips PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Larry Whiteley   
Friday, 11 October 2013 12:19

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Tips presents free, seasonal how-to tips from professional fishing and hunting experts.  Each weekly tip offers practical advice to improve your skills.

Tips offered for November include:
• The best position to spot big bucks isn’t always where you’d think.  Get expert advice from RedHead© Pro Hunting team member, Bob Foulkrod.
• The little things count when hunting ducks.  Larry Whiteley, host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio show, offers tips on how to take home the limit.
• The pros and cons of hunting deer in the rain are explained by Jerry Martin, member of the RedHead© Pro Hunting team.
• Hitting the mark of a moving target takes practice and dedication.  RedHead© Pro Hunting team member Allen Treadwell shares his practice tips.
• Food for thought.  When hunting for food, a doe can be a tasty choice.  Angie Ryan, RedHead© Pro Hunting team member, contributes her knowledge of why a doe may be a better option.

See the attached document for all of this month’s tips or visit http://www.basspro.com and click on New & Tips.

 
RIA Federal Credit Union Announces Partnership with Quad City Mallards PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Friday, 11 October 2013 09:33

Quad Cities – RIA Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce it is teaming up with the Quad City Mallards to sponsor the Mallards Kid’s Club for the upcoming season. This will be a first for both the Mallards and RIA Federal Credit Union. The goal of this partnership is to get kids excited about hockey as well as teach them the importance of saving money. There will be a formal press conference on Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. at RIA’s Milan branch location, 110 East 10th Avenue. This announcement will outline the new program as well as R.I.A.’s drive to end hunger during the month of October. For every new member RIA will donate 5 items of food to the River Bend Foodbank with a goal of donating over 2,500 items of food.

RIA Federal Credit Union was first established in 1935 on the Rock Island Arsenal to serve our Military members and Federal Employees working on the Island. For over 20 years RIA Federal Credit Union has been open to serve all of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas, including Wilton, Iowa, and Savanna, Illinois, while maintaining a strong presence on the Rock Island Arsenal.

A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the more successful teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  

With this new partnership RIA Federal Credit Union and the Quad City Mallards are setting out to get the local youth excited about hockey and also excited about saving money and becoming financially responsible.  So please join us as Mo Mallard will meet R.I.A.’s Kids Are Rewarded For Saving mascot, Axle!

 
Veteran McKenzie Joins Mallards PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Brian Lavelle   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 11:13

MOLINE, Ill. (October 8, 2013) – The Quad City Mallards have signed right wing Jim McKenzie, the Mallards announced today.

“We as an organization felt we needed a tough winger who can score because it’s crucial that you have three lines that can score.  We didn’t want just a tough guy, we wanted a tough guy who can play, and Jim is tough and can play, which he proved when he was with Allen,” said Mallards coach and general manager Terry Ruskowski.  “I called coaches he’s played for who said he’s a really good guy and a really good team guy.  He makes everyone else
on the team feel like they’re two inches taller.  He’s a big piece of the puzzle for us.”

McKenzie, 29, started last season- his sixth in professional hockey- with the ECHL’s Evansville Icemen before moving on to the Allen Americans, who he helped to the Central Hockey League Ray Miron President’s Cup title.  The St. Paul native broke loose for six goals and thirteen points in 15 playoff games with the Americans last spring.  During the regular season, McKenzie scored once and picked up five assists in 12 games with Evansville before notching two goals and two assists in 15 outings for Allen.

The 6’ 2”, 210-pound McKenzie first played for the Americans in 2011-12, when he scored twenty goals and totaled 44 points while piling up 168 penalty minutes in 54 games.

McKenzie, who was selected by the Ottawa Sentators in the fifth round of the 2004 National Hockey League Entry Draft with the one hundred forty-first overall choice, spent at least part of each of his first four seasons in the American Hockey League.  He has skated in a total of 67 AHL games for the Binghamton Senators, Lake Erie Monsters, Worcester Sharks and Peoria Rivermen.  The Icemen were his fourth ECHL club- he previously suited up for the Elmira Jackals, Johnstown Chiefs and Stockton Thunder.

McKenzie turned pro after three seasons at Michigan State, where he scored 34 goals and recorded 76 points in 112 games.  In 2006-07, McKenzie capped off his college career by scoring a dozen goals and producing 30 points in 35 games while helping propel the Spartans to the NCAA title.

McKenzie spent three seasons in the junior ranks with the Green Bay Gamblers and Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League before arriving in East Lansing.

With the addition of McKenzie, the Mallards now have 24 players on their training camp roster, not including forward Brendan Turner, who did not report to camp.

The Mallards will open their seventeenth season- and their fourth in the CHL- when they host the Rapid City Rush on Saturday night, October 19 at 7:05 p.m.  Tickets for the season opener and all other Mallards regular season home games are now on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, through ticketmaster.com, through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free at 1-800-745-3000 or at the iWireless Center ticket office.  The ticket office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.

Mallards season tickets as well as half season tickets and flex packs are also still available.  The Mallards offer ticket packages to meet any budget and season ticket holders also receive a host of additional benefits, including a unique season ticket holder Mallards jersey.  More ticket package information is available by calling the Mallards at 309-277-1364 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

About the Quad City Mallards
A proud affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild and the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, the Quad City Mallards are approaching their seventeenth season and their fourth in the Central Hockey League.  One of the winningest teams in all of minor league hockey, the Mallards competed in the United Hockey League from 1995 through 2007 and in the International Hockey League in 2009-10.  The Mallards’ proud history has seen them capture the UHL’s Colonial Cup Championship three times (1997, 1998, 2001) and secure that league’s Tarry Cup four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) for the best overall regular season record.  In 2001, the Mallards made professional hockey history, recording their sixth consecutive season with 50 or more wins, a feat that has yet to be matched.  The i wireless Center provides a unique environment for hockey and features one-of-a-kind seating areas such as the Nest for groups and functions and the exclusive Drake Club.  For more information on the Quad City Mallards or for Mallards tickets go to www.myqcmallards.com.  Fans can also follow the Mallards via Twitter at twitter.com/myqcmallards and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/quadcitymallards

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"Running for Freedom from Terrorism!" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Dan Harr   
Tuesday, 08 October 2013 14:00
Nova Fitness Equipment announces their sponsorship for the 2015 Boston Marathon to support;
“Running for Freedom from Terrorism!”
On Monday April 15, 2013; our country was the victim of a terrorist attack at the 38th Annual Boston Marathon. At approximately 2:50 PM, just over four hours into the race; the first of two bombs exploded near the finish line. An internationally competitive event was turned into a gruesome scene resembling a warzone in a matter of moments.
April 15, 2013 is a day that will never be forgotten in American History. It is a day that we, as a nation; all became stronger and more united in our stand against terrorism. That single act of terrorism directly challenged our Country’s ideals of liberty and fueled a resolve that we will never be threatened by cowardly acts against our people and our democratic beliefs. Taking from that resolve, Nova Fitness Equipment has announced their 2015 Boston Marathon “Running for Freedom from Terrorism” sponsorship.
Nova Fitness Equipment will be sponsoring a qualified participant to take part in the 2015 Boston Marathon and receive an all-expense paid experience to participate in the pinnacle of marathon events worldwide. The “Running for Freedom from Terrorism” sponsorship is meant to remind all of us that we as a country will always stand together against terrorism.
For this promotion, the sponsorship will be awarded in the form of an all expense paid trip and registration fees will be paid to participate in the 2015 Boston Marathon. The sponsorship will be offered to individuals 18 year of age or older who are Nebraska or Iowa residents who have qualified for the Boston Marathon. This sponsorship will be awarded by a random drawing through entry either on-line or submitted by mail to Nova Fitness Equipment. The drawing will be held within a week after the deadline date for registration to enter the 2015 Boston Marathon.

To learn more about the chance to win the sponsorship for “Running for Freedom from Terrorism” contact Nova Fitness Equipment at 402.343.0552 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Nova Fitness Equipment for over 25 years has specialized in fitness, rehabilitation, and sports performance equipment within Nebraska, Iowa, and the surrounding areas. From universities, government facilities, hospitals, hotels/resorts, and physical therapy clinics to home customers, we service them all. Our goal is to provide a world class customer service experience through our timely, efficient, thorough and unparalleled service to our customers.
Howard Kutler, President
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On Sale Now-Harlem Globetrotters! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ashley Walding   
Monday, 07 October 2013 14:59
Tickets On Sale Now For the Harlem Globetrotters at the iWireless Center Saturday, January 4!
FANS RULE IN 2014 - HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS GIVE FANS THE POWER TO DECIDE WHICH RULES WILL IMPACT THE GAME IN MOLINE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 4!

(PHOENIX, Oct. 7, 2013) - The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will take fan interaction to a new level when the 2014 "Fans Rule" World Tour comes to iWireless Center in Moline on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.

Online voting is now open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule, where all fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown.

The Globetrotters were the first organization in sports and entertainment to let fans vote on rules when the team introduced the concept last year.  Since the fan response was so overwhelming, the team is doing it again - but with a major twist.

The 2014 online ballot includes three never-before-seen revolutionary rules:

  • Hot Hand Jersey - Both teams will have a "Hot Hand Jersey" they can pass among each other.  The player who is wearing this jersey will receive double points on made baskets.
  • Make or Miss - The quarter begins with only two players on the court for each team.  When a team scores, a teammate may enter the game.  When they miss, the player missing the shot must leave the court, leaving his or her teammates shorthanded.
  • Trick Shot Challenge - Via three challenge flags per team, each coach can challenge the other team to make a trick shot.   If the team makes the trick shot, they earn five points.  If they miss, the other team receives five points.

With a roster showcasing stars such as Special K Daley,Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Hi-Lite BrutonandDizzy Grant - plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu* - the Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind family show features mesmerizing ball handling, an assortment of trick shots, high-flying dunks and precise timing - all with an array of comedy guaranteed to entertain the young and the young at heart.  After virtually every game, Globetrotter stars remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.#

Tickets start at $15.00 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the iWireless Center box office or by phone at 800-745-3000.  Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.

The Globetrotters tipped off the North American leg of their world tour with the first-ever events at the new Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, on Sept. 20 and 21.  The tour recommences on Dec. 26, 2013, with the Globetrotters playing more than 290 games in over 250 cities in 47 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico through April 2014.

Sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios, Howard Johnson Hotels and Greyhound Lines, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

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*Rosters will vary in each city and are subject to change.

# Subject to availability.

 
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