High water closes

recreation areas

Ferry Landing, Kilpeck Landing and Blanchard Island Recreation Areas on the Mississippi River are closed because of the impending high water on the river.

The gates to the recreation areas will remain closed and locked during the flooding, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Project said Monday. They will be re-opened to the public when the areas have dried out enough to allow safe access and debris has been removed.

For more information, go to www.missriver.org or contact Muscatine Park Rangers, 810 Main St., Muscatine, or call 563-263-7913.

Exchange Club donates

$2,000 to Child Abuse Council

The Exchange Club of the Quad-Cities has presented $2,000 from its fundraising efforts to the Child Abuse Council in the Quad-Cities.

The Exchange Club is a service organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, service to youth and community service. Club President Bob Dixon said the council's mission to eliminate child abuse and neglect by strengthening children and families through treatment, education and prevention blends with the club's commitment.

The National Exchange Club, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, is an all-volunteer, national service organization for men and women. The Quad-City chapter meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Windmill Restaurant in East Moline. For membership information, call Dixon at 309-797-5705.


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