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Auditions for Letters Home to Hero Street PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lora Adams   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:58

FOURTH WALL FILMS AND WQPT HOLD AUDITIONS FOR “LETTERS HOME TO HERO STREET”

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – Fourth Wall Films and WQPT Quad Cities PBS have partnered to create a new docudrama, “Letters Home to Hero Street.” Auditions for the film will be held on Saturday, October 18 from 9 am to noon at WQPT’s studio on the Western Illinois University-Quad Cities campus in Riverfront Hall.

To be scheduled for an audition and receive other details, please email your name, phone/email, address, experience, and photo before 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

KEY DATES

Re-enactment Auditions: October 18, 2014 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Call Backs: October 21, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Filming Dates: November 2, 15, 16, 17, 2014
Project Ends: The documentary will be completed in December 2014 and will premiere on WQPT-PBS in early 2015. Special screenings of the documentary will also take place, as well as a DVD release.

 

Synopsis:
A young Mexican-American veteran's personal view of World War II is told through the letters he sent home to his family in Silvis, Illinois.  He becomes one of eight veterans of WWII and the Korean War killed in combat from the same block-and-a half long neighborhood now called Hero Street, USA.

Character Descriptions:

SOLDIER, male, early 20s. Away from home for the first time, he writes letters to keep family members informed of his movements and responds to news from home. He is Mexican-American, slender, physically fit.

SISTER, female, age 11-13. The soldier’s sister translates his letters from English to Spanish and reads them to her mother and father. She is Mexican-American, slender, long dark hair, speaks English and Spanish.

MOTHER, female, late 40s. The soldier’s mother is a Mexican immigrant. Speaks Spanish.

TELEGRAM DELIVERY BOY, age 17-21. Young Caucasian male delivers “killed in action” telegrams. Will ride a period bike.

WQPT is a media service of Western Illinois University.

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Iowa Credit Union League Announces 2014-15 Board at Annual Convention PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Caropreso   
Friday, 10 October 2014 16:07

Dubuque, Iowa – Iowa credit union representatives were sworn in as the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) Board of Directors at the Iowa Credit Union Annual Convention September 18 in Dubuque at the Grand River Center. By serving on the 12-member board, each individual represents the interests of Iowa's 107 credit unions and their more than one million members. ICUL is the trade association for Iowa's not-for-profit credit union industry.

"On behalf of the Iowa Credit Union League, I would like to congratulate these individuals for being elected to the ICUL Board of Directors," said Patrick S. Jury, CEO/President, ICUL. "We sincerely appreciate their willingness to lead our trade association, and the entire credit union industry, in fulfilling our long-term strategic vision. I look forward to working with them in the future."

Dave Cale, CEO, Financial Plus Credit Union of West Des Moines, was elected to serve as the 2014 Chair of the ICUL Board and Brent Helin, CEO, Des Moines Metro Credit Union was elected to serve as the 2014 Vice Chair.

The entire Iowa Credit Union League Board is listed below by asset category.

$0-25 Million Asset Category

  • Janine Keim, Consumers Credit Union, Denison
  • Jonathon Miller, IntegrUS Credit Union, Dubuque
  • Dennis Siemers, Town and Country Credit Union, Harlan

$25-$125 Million Asset Category

  • Tim Chapman, Members Community Credit Union, Muscatine
  • Jeff Hayes, North Star Community Credit Union, Cherokee
  • Helen Pearce, Cedar Falls Community Credit Union, Cedar Falls
  • Tim Marcsisak, Nishna Valley Credit Union, Atlantic

$125 and Above Million Asset Category

  • Jim Hagerman, Linn Area Credit Union, Cedar Rapids
  • Joe Hearn, Dupaco Community Credit Union, Dubuque
  • Dale Owen, Ascentra Credit Union, Bettendorf

At-Large Category

  • Dave Cale—Chair, Financial Plus Credit Union, West Des Moines
  • Brent Helin—Vice Chair, Des Moines Metro Credit Union, Des Moines

The Iowa Credit Union League is the trade association that represents the interests of Iowa credit unions and their more than one million members. Credit unions are not-for-profit, financial cooperatives owned and operated by their members. Iowans use their credit union membership to receive higher interest rates on savings and lower interest rates on loans. For more information on ICUL and Iowa credit unions, visit www.IowaCreditUnions.com. Follow ICUL on Twitter at www.twitter.com/icul or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/iowacreditunions.To learn more about credit unions, visit www.ASmarterChoice.org.


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Internationally known Super Star, Domingo Rubio, is Dracula! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ballet Quad Cities   
Friday, 10 October 2014 15:26

He's mesmerizing and marvelously intense!

Domingo has been performing continuously in venues all over the world.  He is a master at interpreting repertoire roles and neoclassical works that are mostly choreographed especially for him.

He has always been known for his emotional power and partnering skills.  Deanna Carter created this choreography of Dracula particularly for Domingo and the dancers of Ballet Quad Cities.

Don't miss this opportunity to see  a "legend" perform when he comes to life as Count Dracula and draws you into the timeless Gothic tale of lust, love & horror!
Call 309-786-3779 to purchase your tickets now!

October 17th & 18th - 7:30pm
Scottish Rite Cathedral
Moline, IL

Join Dracula and the entire cast at
The Planning Center  (1615 5th Avenue, Moline) after the Saturday performance for the Halloween party of the season!  Costumes highly recommended.
Ballet Quad Cities Professional Dance
613 17th Street | Rock Island, IL  61201 | 309-786-3779www.balletquadcities.com

 
Local Harvest Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Quad Cities Food Hub   
Thursday, 09 October 2014 15:01

with the Quad Cities Food Hub

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:30-8 PM

Quad Cities Food Hub
Freight House
421 W. River Dr., Davenport, Iowa

Get your tickets now

QCFH’s annual celebration, featuring tasty treats from the harvest of our Buy Fresh Buy Local Quad Cities members.
  • Heilmann Hawkeye Acres                         
  • Crandall Farms Honey
  • Pasturland Eggs
  • Triple Creek Dairy
  • Wild Hare Farmers
  • Happy Hollow U-pick
  • Winter Bison
  • Geest Farms
  • Arnold’s Farm
  • Sawyer Beef
  • Ross’ Restaurant
  • Ardon Creek Winery
  • Harry Bee’s Honey
  • Beagle Creek Farm
  • Hope Farm Produce
  • Rosemary’s Garden
Local food, Front Street Brewery beer, live music, silent auction raffle, prizes, and much more.
Join us and taste the flavors of the season!
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Tickets available at QCFH Local Market Store
or online at www.qcfoodhub.com

Proceeds assist our mission to support healthy lifestyles by promoting local food production, connecting producers and consumers, and cultivating education and training programs.

If you can't make it to the event, consider a donation (click on donate button) to support our mission.

Quad Cities Food Hub is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 
Sienna Klauer Graduates from Mercy College of Health Sciences PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jim Tagye   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014 16:09
DES MOINES, Iowa (October 7, 2014) - Sienna Klauer of Davenport was conferred a [DEGREE] during the summer commencement ceremony by Mercy College of Health Sciences, 928 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center on August 15, 2014.

To learn more about the health science programs offered at Mercy College visit our website at www.mchs.edu. Mercy College is the only Catholic college in Central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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