Your Space -- Feb. 2, 2013


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The Rotary Club of East Moline/Silvis recently welcomed junior rotarians Anne Bohnert and Tom Noe of Alleman High School, and Abraham Salvador, Sean O'Reilly and Laura Burrill of United Township High School. The students learned leadership and networking skills as they attended weekly luncheon meetings.

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Taking advantage of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Madison Crumbleholme, Daniel Holland, Maya Chavez and Carma Chavez went bird watching on Credit Island. They counted around 80 Bald Eagles and saw around 20 different types of birds.

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Gage and Carly DeShane enjoy spending time with their dad on grandpa DeShane's property which is just north of Aldeo on the banks of the Edwards River.

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Micah Truesdell, 7, Pleasant Valley, uses an electric drill to screw a colored bottle cap to a board as part of a collage guided by Baltimore, Ohio, artist Michelle Stitzlein at the Bettendorf Library Sunday, January 27.


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