The Quad City Officials Association will have its banquet on Saturday, March 23, at O'Melia's Supper Club in Rock Island. A happy hour will begin at 6, with dinner at 7. The guest speaker will be Glen Cook, baseball coach at Rockridge High School and also a past official. Cost of the banquet is $10 per member, with a $5 cost for wife or significant other. Reservations are requested by Wednesday, March 19, with checks payable to QC Officials Association and mailed to Secretary Mark Copley, 800 South 9th Ave.,Eldridge, IA 52748. For more information or for those with questions, call Marty Flaherty, QCOA president, at 309-230-3902 or Copley 563-340-1039.
Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn. 1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.