Organizational meeting March 10 for NAMI Walk

Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2014, 2:02 pm
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Press release submitted by Angela J. Gallagher.

DAVENPORT -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Walk will step forward Saturday, Sept. 13, at Centennial Park, Davenport, to raise public awareness about mental illness.
An organizational meeting will be held 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley office, 1706 Brady Street, Suite 101, Davenport. Corporations, labor, civic, faith and social groups are encouraged to form walk teams. For further information, please contact Shari Baker at or 563-322-8870.
The walk is sponsored by the Greater Mississippi Valley affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the walks help raise funds for free family education classes and support groups for individuals and families living with serious mental illnesses. This is the 11th year for NAMIWalk in the Quad Cities area.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
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