Dianne Jeffries and Thomas J. Wiley are are vying for one open seat on the Cambridge school board. Ms. Jeffries retured a candidate questionnaire to The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus. Mr. Wiley did not.
NAME: Dianne Jeffries AGE: ADDRESS: Cambridge OCCUPATION:Human resources, John Deere Seeding & Cylinder FAMILY: Husband Tadd, children, Seth, 23, Jacob, 16, and Ella, 8 EDUCATION: Sherrard High School; Western Illinois University, Macomb
POLITICAL PARTY: OFFICE SOUGHT: Cambridge school board PRIOR OFFICE: Two terms on the school board WHY RUNNING:My experience, coupled with my willingness to spendwhatever amount of time necessary to ensure the continued quality of education provided in our schools make me an excellent candidate. KEY ISSUE: Key issues we continue to face include the unpredictability of state and federal funding, changes related to curriculum and assessment with the implementation of Common Core Standards and the new state of Illinois battery of testing. Now is the time in which Cambridge school district needs experienced board members to help make decisions.
Today is Sunday, Dec. 8, the 342nd day of 2013. There are 23 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: For the whole of last week we have been favored with the most delightful Indian summer weather, and mercury ranging from 40 to 65 above zero. The river is entirely clear of ice and looks as mild and soft as summer. 1888 -- 125 years ago: Albert Johnson was appointed a deputy in the circuit clerk's office. 1913 -- 100 years ago: 800 or more tons of earth in six landslides covered 38th Street for a distance of 200 feet near 7th Avenue and destroyed much property. 1938 -- 75 years ago: One of the 350-foot towers, which with a new transmitter will increase the power of WHBF to 1,000 watts day and night, has been completed on a 20-acre tract at 23rd Avenue and 51st Street, Moline. 1963 -- 50 years ago: In cooperation with The Associated Press, The Argus presents to its readers a complete, beginning-to-end account of one of the most tragic and dreadful chapters in American history, the assassination of President Kennedy, available in book form, and now in preparation. The book is entitled "The Torch is Passed." 1988 -- 25 years ago: Deere & Co. stockholders received good news of a boost in their quarterly dividends from 20 to 30 cents per share of common stock. The dividend, made to stockholders of record on Dec. 30, will be payable on Feb. 1, 1989.