Dr. King Memorial Service planned for Monday


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Posted Online: Jan. 19, 2013, 11:30 pm
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By Eric Timmons etimmons@qconline.com
The Rev. Lance Chaney, formerly of Greater Antioch Baptist Church in Rock Island, will be the keynote speaker at Monday's 30th Annual Dr. King Memorial Service and Awards at The Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center, 630 9th St., Rock Island.


The Rev. Chaney is senior pastor at St. John Baptist Church in Boynton Beach, Fla. The theme for this year's event is "There's still work to be done," according to a news release.

The program, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., will include a variety of performances and presentations to honor Dr. King. About 500 people are expected to attend.

Youth essay awards, the Tia-Farrah Rice Youth Award, a Black Hawk Scholarship and the I Have A Dream Award will be presented.




















 




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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