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TK's Family Restaurant in Colona, Illinois, has a menu of items that make up a wish list for a 20-man platoon that is stationed in Afghanistan. The Colona Business Association's "Adopt A Platoon" program is part of the national Adopt A Platoon program( This organization asks people to send mail and donate everyday items to the troops overseas.


The Colona Business Association sends gifts to the troops all year, not just during the holiday season. Please drop off your donations at the Colona Bank, Blackhawk State Bank's Colona branch and, of course, TK's Family Restaurant. While you are at the restaurant, you may want to try their ½ pound "Monster Burger."


Here is a list of the items that's on the troop's wish list: arts and craft supplies, batteries (AA and AAA), beef jerky, blank cards, blank CD's, board games, bubble gum, coffee and creamer (the powdered kind), coffee cups, computer games, crossword puzzles, darts, DVD's, flashlights, goldfish, hard candy, letter writing materials, mac-n-cheese, pen lights, plastic models, poker chips and cards, popcorn, Pringles, puzzle books, salt and pepper, and spices.


Basket Bingo for United Way
Thursday, November 29th, 2007 Scott County Board Room, Administrative Center, 600 West 4th, Davenport, Iowa from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (doors open 6:00 p.m.) 14 games and 1 grand prize game. American Traditions, Bradfield, Maple Tree and Longaberger Baskets and various other accessory prizes awarded. Tickets: $10. Bonus game $10 per card.

For advanced tickets or questions contact Barb Schloemer 563-326-8611

The Quad City Arts' Festival of Trees will have a ONE DAY ONLY clearance sale of assorted holiday decor and selected items from the Festival of Trees Gift Shop. Items will be available for sale at up to 50% off original prices on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m.The sale will take place in the Atrium of the south building of the RiverCenter.  All proceeds from the sale benefit Quad City Arts.
ImageOn Saturday, December 8th, 2007, the Augustana College Women's Track and Field Team will be holding a silent auction to fund a trip to Disney World to compete in a highly competitive track and field meet.
For Immediate Release November 16, 2007 Contact: (309) 757-1387
Thank you Party & Benefit for Rich Johnson, co-sponsored by the Catfish Jazz Society and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Society. Now is time for us to do something for this man who has done so much for others! Rich has served on both the Bix and Catfish boards for two decades, tirelessly devoting his time and talents to making these organizations among the finest. Now he is facing personal challenges and needs our help. Join the party and show Rich how much you care. When?: November 18, 2007 from 4pm until 8pm. Where?: at the Knights Of Columbus Hall, 1111 West 35th Street, Davenport. Who and what?: THREE BANDS! Featuring Ron Madow's Society Jazz, The New River City 6, and the Jim Valentine Quartet. And a JAM SESSION! Plus there's more: Dancing, Raffles with lots of great prizes, 50/50 drawings, a cash bar and concessions available at reasonable prices! Thank you for your support!
The Quad City Association of Evangelical's (QCAE) annual "Night of Thanksgiving" will be held this Thursday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. The service will be at Calvary Church of the Quad Cities, 4700 - 53rd Street in Moline. The church is about 3 blocks due south of John Deere Road on 53rd Street. Admission is free. QCAE President Steve Stephens said, "This is a night where all Christians in the area are invited to come for a night dedicated to praising and thanking God for His goodness and many blessings. The service will blend great praise and worship music with prayers of thanksgiving. Pastors and leaders from area churches will lead us in prayers to remind us how God has been so good in every area of our lives."

DVD release!

For immediate release: New short film premieres at Border's Davenport "An Inconsequential Matter," a new short film by local filmmakers Max Allan Collins, Phil Dingeldein and Mark Johnson, will receive its Quad Cities premiere at Border's Davenport at 8 pm November 16. The seven minute black-and-white film, shot in March in Des Moines as part of a Iowa Motion Picture Association workshop, is featured on the team's new DVD of their award-winning 2006 film, "Eliot Ness: An Untouchable Life," receiving national release from VCI Entertainment. "When Phil and I were asked to create a short film for the IMPA Workshop," Collins said, "we jumped at the chance. We were already working on the DVD of 'Ness' and thought 'An Inconsequential Matter' would make the perfect bonus feature." The short is shot in black-and-white in what the filmmaker describes as "the style of the old Alfred Hitchcock show." The screening of the noir-style short is the centerpiece of the DVD release party of the Ness film. The filmmakers will present a panel discussion and do a Q and A on the making of both films. A signing will follow, featuring the DVD as well as recent books by Collins, including the current New York Times bestseller, American Gangster (currently the number one film at the box office nationally), and Jump Cut, first in a series of a novels based on the highly-rated Criminal Minds television series. Collins and his wife Barbara will also be autographing their collaborative mystery novel, Antiques Maul, the second in their bestselling "Trash 'n' Treasures" mystery series under their joint "Barbara Allan" byline. Barbara Collins was the line producer on both the "Ness" film and "Inconsequential Matter." The "Ness" feature was shot in Des Moines in August of 2005, with all post-production handled at dphilms and its next-door neighbor Brass Sail Recording Studio in the Rock Island District. Brass Sail honcho Johnson handled all location and post-production sound, collaborating on a jazz-influenced score with Scott Morschhauser. "We've loaded the DVD up with extras," said Dingeldein, the film's cinematographer and editor. "It includes a feature-length commentary with our star actor as well as Max and me, plus a fun behind-the-scenes documentary. The short demo film we made in 2001, which was done to create interest in the bigger project but went on to win several film festivals, is also included. So 'An Inconsequential Matter,' of course." "Eliot Ness: An Untouchable Life" tells the real story of America's most celebrated - and misunderstood - true detective, whose story has been turned into Hollywood myth from the Robert Stack 1950s "Untouchables" TV series to the Kevin Costner 1987 film. The original play was presented in August 2005 at the Des Moines Playhouse to enthusiastic audience response and overwhelmingly favorable reviews. Between weekend performances, Collins and Dingeldein led an Iowa/Illinois crew on a demanding Hi Definition shoot. Developed in part with a grant from Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Arts, the one-man show stars Des Moines actor Michael Cornelsion. The veteran performer's Hollywood credits include the films "Lost in America" and "Where the Buffalo Roam" as well as guest star turns on such classic TV series as "Hill Street Blues," "Dallas," "Knots Landing," "Remington Steele," "Hunter" and "Greatest American Hero." Cornelison starred in, and co-produced, Frank Darabont's first film, "Stephen King's Woman in the Room." Mostly recently he played a major supporting role in the Iowa-shot baseball film, "The Final Season." For a DVD release, Collins contacted Robert Blair, president of Oklahoma-based DVD distributor VCI, because the two had collaborated before. After VCI successfully distributed a VHS release of Collins' films "Mommy" and "Mommy 2: Mommy's Day," Blair approached the filmmaker/mystery writer to provide commentary tracks for several classic film noir DVD releases. VCI's impressive library of noir films convinced Collins that the label was the perfect home for the story of a man who lived the kind of life noir mythologizes. The DVD will be available wherever DVDs are sold as well as at the familiar online outlets. For more information and/or interviews: contact Max Allan Collins at ***Downloadable images of Cornelison, Collins and the DVD cover are available at see