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Wednesday, 20 August 2008 01:57

On Wednesday, August 27, the LST-325, a World War II amphibious vessel, will dock in the Quad Cities around 10 a.m. Forty-five-minute self-guided tours of the ship will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Thursday, August 28, to Tuesday, September 2. The ship will dock on the Mississippi River along Ben Butterworth Parkway at River Drive and 25th Street in Moline. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 18, $20 for families, and free for children under six. For more information on the Ship, visit


Organizations and groups representing Davenport residential neighborhoods and business districts are invited to apply for funding through the Community Partnership Program. Applications are due October 1. For more information, visit


The Left Bank Art League brings its 51-year tradition back to Moline for a show at the U-Lot (just off 15th Street next to Bier Stube) on Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Moline Centre Partners at (309) 762-7463.


The Iowa Department of Public Health has received $4.1 million from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The grant will be used to fund emergency preparedness and response for hospitals.


Scott County has created the Election Connection, an e-mail list informing constituents of upcoming election activities and events, including: early-voting announcements, filing deadlines, polling places and hours, and last-minute updates. More information can be found at


The City of Rock Island has introduced a new online application process for city employment. All job applications must now be submitted online at Job applicants should click on "employment" to get started. This new system also allows applicants to view all job descriptions and salary ranges for City of Rock Island positions. Applicants can select the positions they are interested in and receive an e-mail notification when those jobs are posted.


Children can explore their creative side at the new monthly program at the Davenport Public Library called "Wednesday Craft-ernoon." Visit the Main Street Library (321 Main Street) at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month September through May to learn a craft. This free program does not require registration, and is geared toward elementary-school-aged kids. September's craft project will focus on patriotism. For more information about Wednesday Craft-ernoon, visit or call (563) 326-7900.


Girl Scouts in Iowa and Illinois will be attending 18 parties for the Saturday, August 23, release of The Cheetah Girls One World movie on Disney Channel. Parties expecting between 50 and 400 people are planned for 18 locations, including Rock Island. For more information, party times, and locations, or to register to attend, visit or call (800) 798-0833.


The "Living on the River" Expo showcases the quality of life in the Quad Cities and on the Mississippi River to visitors and people who might want to live here. The expo, to be held from August 21 through 24, will showcase opportunities in jobs, recreation, schools, and housing - all with a focus on the river as an economic tool and asset. Other events include canoe, kayak, and sailboating lessons, special picnic spots, free movies, and a fishing tournament. For more information, visit


The Disabled American Veterans' Transportation Program has an urgent need for volunteer drivers. These drivers transport elderly veterans of World War II and other conflicts to the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City. For more information on how to help, call (563) 391-1760.


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