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Posted on Jame's 1948 , 30-Sep '14, 12:00PM

    Elder John Leland married Miss Sallie Devine on  Sept. 30, 1776,  and God blessed them with eight children. As the Apostles, along with Patrick Henry, Carrington, and Washington, he would have been considered an "unlearned and ignorant"¯ man, in that … Continue reading →

Posted on The Scoundrel, 30-Sep '14, 10:23AM

As with many other information centers in the World of Cyberspace – I have a love/hate relationship with the services offered by the Internet giant Yahoo!   In a totally unrelated search I stumbled across the word etymology of “Yahoo” that rightfully defines the essence of Yahoo!. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, Yahoo is originally […]

Posted on QC Examiner, 30-Sep '14, 10:05AM

QCOnline: “[Rock Island County finance committee chairman Don Jacobs (D-Dinosaur)] said the county’s general fund reserves have fallen from about $10.5 million in 2007 to close to $3 million now…’I’ve ever seen it this bad’…”

Posted on QC Ghost, 29-Sep '14, 10:33PM

"Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) based on the patient's symptoms and recent travel history. The hospital is following all Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors. The CDC anticipates preliminary results tomorrow."¯   Video!

Posted on Just Cruisin 2, 29-Sep '14, 7:58PM

I was thinking of dubs, cars with really tall rims and rubber band tires, when I came across some old pictures. It brought to mind that everything old is new again. The pictures were of old cars that had a specific purpose. Known as Railway Inspection Cars, some of these looked very much like dubs […]

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  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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