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Pastor Derrick Johnson leads the House of Refuge Church at The Center in Davenport. The Center is a group of ministries that help youth, homeless, and the community.

Jeff Cook, Quad-City Times

Q.  The Quad-City Times published a photograph of Pastor Derrick Johnson of the House of Refuge Church at The Center in Davenport on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, on page A1. There was a mural on the wall behind the pastor. Can you tell me who created the mural? -- Fascinated Reader

A. We contacted The Center to find out. Pennie Kellenberger, director of The Center, responded:

"The mural at The Center was done by a group of Davenport Central High School students led by the very talented Janice Madlock. They wanted to "brighten it up a bit" We love it! We love students! Go Blue!"

Q. How many former Quad-Cities River Bandits players are on the Houston Astros' World Series roster? -- David, Davenport

A. Don Doxsie, Quad-City Times sports reporter, provided the following information:

Players on the Houston Astros playoff roster who have played for the Quad-Cities River Bandits:

Alex Bregman: .259 BA in 29 games in 2015

Carlos Correa: .320 BA in 117 games in 2013

Chris Devenski: 4-3, 4.36 ERA in 8 games in 2013

Derek Fisher: .305 BA in 39 games in 2015

Evan Gattis: Rehab assignment in 2017

Lance McCullers: 6-5, 3.18 ERA in 25 games in 2013

Joe Musgrove: 4-1, 0.70 ERA in 5 games in 2015

George Springer: Rehab assignment in 2014

Q.  What happened to "2 Broke Girls" that used to be on KLJB at 5:30 p.m.? -- Brian, Bettendorf

The show was canceled by CBS. The final episode aired April 17, 2017, after running for six seasons, according to an article posted May 12, 2017, by The Hollywood Reporter http://bit.ly/2y4gMTH

"On the bubble for the first time, the Warner Bros. Television-produced multicam starring Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs was left off of CBS' 16-show renewal in March. The Michael Patrick King effort, while a critical punching bag, had been a sturdy performer for CBS. In its sixth season, the restaurant comedy averaged a 1.9 among adults 18-49 and 7 million total viewers. Sources say a short 13-episode order had been discussed for the series, which had been used on Mondays and Thursdays, but ultimately the network's lack of an ownership proved to be its demise.

"Network ownership has proven to be one of the biggest storylines this upfront season as broadcasters look to have a financial stake in programming amid dwindling ratings and ad dollars.

"Dennings posted a note from herself and Behrs on social media late Friday about the cancellation: “We’ve had a wonderful 6 seasons as Max and Caroline and we thank all of you for watching and enjoying it along with us. We are so proud of our time on '2 Broke Girls' and of all the things this experience has given us, the most treasured is our lifelong friendship.”

"The decision to cancel '2 Broke Girls' comes as CBS has a pretty stocked comedy inventory. The network has already handed out series orders for three new half-hours, including two produced by WBTV. Among them: a straight-to-series pickup for 'Big Bang Theory' prequel 'Young Sheldon' that is expected to air behind the flagship on Thursdays."

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