Volunteers needed for winter shelter

Posted Online: Oct. 15, 2012, 1:15 pm
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Press release submitted by Christopher Dunn

King's Harvest Ministries is seeking volunteers to work with homeless people at the overflow shelter this winter. We are especially looking for volunteers to spend the night, but we also have opportunities to help from 8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. with check-in. Also needed are people willing to bring food (normally sandwiches) for an average of 50 people. The shelter opens Dec. 1st and will close April 15th. Hours of operation are from 9pm to 7am. There will be a training for volunteers Wednesday, November 14th, 7 p.m. at King's Harvest. King's Harvest is located at 824 W 3rd St. in Davenport. For more information call Chris at 309-798-3776.


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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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