Two injured in Clinton fire

A Clinton firefighter was injured Saturday in a house fire that also injured another person at 702 S. 7th St.

Firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the house where the fire began shortly after 5:30 p.m. Both the firefighter and the other person, whose names have not been released, were transported by Fulton Ambulance to Mercy North.

The American Red Cross is assisting two adults and two children to ensure they have food, clothing, shelter and emotional support after the fire.

The fire was extinguished within two hours. Firefighters from Clinton, Camanche and Fulton, along with a Fulton ambulance crew, were at the scene.

NAACP announces arts competition

The annual ACT-SO performing arts competition, sponsored by NAACP Davenport Branch 4019, will be 5 p.m. today at the Davenport Public Library, 321 N. Main St., Davenport.

The goal of the program, begun in 1978, is to encourage high academic and cultural achievement among African-American high school students. The year-long enrichment program identifies students’ unique talents, provides them with mentoring and coaching opportunities and allows them to test their skills against peers in local and national competitions.

The program is free and open to the public.

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Family man

Why doesn't the NAACP promote academic and cultural achievement among Caucasian American students or Hispanic American students? Are we supposed to swallow their blatant racism and applaud them? Ridiculous!

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