Issuu on Google+

August 2012 • Complimentary Issue • www.qcfamilyfocus.com

Last Splash Of Summer Fun! Get Back In The School Routine

Win A $25 Gift Certificate To Cherry On Top

Win VIP Passes To


Put Your Home’s Equity to Use

Rates as low as 2.25%+

MEMBERSHIP>

DHCU.org/join

Are you rethinking your current house? Is it time to remodel the kitchen? Or maybe reDo the landscaping? And soon, the kids will be returning to school. Your home’s equity can help with tuition costs as well. Regardless of your need or project, DHCU has the resources to help you put your home’s equity to use.

ReIntroducing DHCU’s Variable Rate Equity Line of Credit Save money today while rates are this low. Go ahead and make those improvements you’ve been putting off. You can borrow up to 95%* of your Home’s equity with a variable rate Equity Line of Credit.

> Borrow up to $75,000 for any purpose using the equity in your home > Borrow up to 95% of your home’s equity > Property must be owner occupied BETTENDORF

n

D av E N p O RT

n

309.796.7500 | 800.323.5109

> Variable Rate, 5 year term > Tax deductible interest* > No Teaser Rate

EasT MOliNE

n

info@dhcu.org

GENEsEO

n

MilaN

www.dhcu.org

n

MOliNE

Join Us.


August 2012

Serving Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois

QCFamily Focus Monthly

Publisher: Mike Mickle Editor: Karen Mickle Magazine Design: Jessie Smith Photographers: QC Family Focus Photography Tassy Johnson • Nick Martel Shannon Colgan • Estelle Nester Janet Meyer Videographer: Harry Walker

Contributing Editors William Benevento, M.D. Roger Brannan David W. Deuth Curtis Ford Maggie Gehlsen Steve Hart Kelly Hendershot Mike Mickle D. Ranier Pavlicek, D.C. Kathy Salisbury Phyllis Zalenski Join thousands of others as they help us promote happy healthy families in the QCA. Call 940-7875 for more information. QC Family Focus Magazine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mickle Communications Group LLC. Publication of advertising and articles does not constitute endorsement. The publisher reserves the right to refuse and/or edit any materials for publication. You can contact us at QC Family Focus Magazine, P.O. Box 194, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722, 563-940-7875 or email: mmickle@qcfamilyfocus.com. ©Copyright 2011.

7 Going to College? 11 Safety Tips for 15 Mobile Devices The “Routine” 23 Eye Exam 27

Getting Back Into The School Routine. You Don’t Have to Leave Your Credit Union

Weather..... or Not?

Watch QC Family Focus come to life on television each Friday.

Family Focus Friday only on WQAD’s midday newscast QC Family Focus - august 2012

3


Your Mickle’s Worth

By Mike Mickle

Wow. That’s all I can say. As my children grow they a long week for her dad. never cease to amaze me. In my wildest imagination, Kyle just returned from a week at basketball camp I never thought I’d be giving my daughter any label and in Northern Iowa. He shared a room with five of his more certainly did not believe (if I did) it would be LOAN friends. I’ve SHARK! I was having an innocent conversation with Kyle only gotten bits tonight. He asked if I was going to be using our laptop and pieces of and I told him yes. It’s print week. I’ll be using the laptop what happened a lot. He went on to explain that he needs a computer in that dorm because he’s been borrowing his sister’s. I explained that I room, and I’m would “contribute” to a computer fund for his birthday and ashamed to Christmas. He was not pleased with the answer. That’s way say, I don’t too long to wait. As I said goodnight to him, I walked into think I want his sister’s room to give her a goodnight kiss and she said, the entire story. “ Is Kyle trying to get you to buy him a computer?” Anything short “Yes. Why?” of a call for “Don’t do it! I’m making 5 bucks a month off of that bail money can Kyle and his friends at Snow Valley Basketball Camp computer!” be omitted from What??” our conversations. What happens at Waverly, STAYS “He borrows it so much, I told him he had to cough up at Waverly. The truth is, Kyle was there with five other the cash. I told him five dollars a night. He said no way. great young men. I was thrilled with the company that he Then, I asked for 5 dollars a week and he told me he’d be was in. When eating each other’s snacks, locking certain broke by Christmas. I finally agreed to five dollars a month, roommates out but he has to pay me for the past six months. He owes me of the room for a 30 dollars by the end of the month or the computer goes five minute time dark!” period when he To say I was shocked would be a huge understatement. returned from the My sweet daughter was “shaking down” her brother! I used shower, or an early to worry about Kate being sandwiched in between two morning wake up brothers. I worried that she would struggle. Apparently, I call involving squirt was wrong. In her defense. Kate saved her money for two guns is the worst years to buy her own netbook. Kyle chose other things to that happens, I spend his money on. Guess, I just didn’t expect her to be think we should feel quite the entrepreneur and a tad ruthless. pretty good about Our house will be quiet for our oldest and the the next five days. Our little loan friends he hangs out shark is off to church camp. I’ll with. miss her giggles. She refuses to Matt is already break the rules even for her dad’s asking when he peace of mind. The church has a can go to a summer rule that no cell phones can be Matt showing Oreo a little love camp. That’s not brought to camp. I’m thrilled she is gonna happen for awhile. I’ll let you come to your own going to camp. Not so thrilled that conclusions as to why. Let’s just say, I’m saving up my I can’t have any contact with her. money for when the call (previously mentioned in this On her list of items to bring, they article) comes in. Kidding!!!! I’m not gonna answer the suggested a camera. I told her to call if it comes in. Since he clearly got his mother’s tell the counselors that her camera rowdy personality, that will be her call to answer. was on her phone and she’d need I hope you had some time to enjoy to bring it. Nope she wasn’t falling family time during the summer. We for that. I thought it was a brilliant managed to sneak in some time together. idea. Her, not so much. I’m sure It certainly does get more difficult to she will have a great time, with corral all my children as they get older. Kate heading to church camp lots of stories to tell, but it will be Best regards, Mike 4

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


Why pay high prices for the other company’s obstacle course or slide when you can rent one that has both for only

$275.00

for the entire day.

Having a birthday party, church event, or just need a day of fun?

Call QC Jumps and More!

QC Jumps is the only inflatable bounce house company affiliated with QC Family Focus. Let us bring the fun into your backyard this Summer.

Call 563-940-7154 or check out our website at www.qcjumps.com. Family Focus Free Delivery within the firstQC20 miles.

august 2012

5


Davenport Parks and Recreation Presents:

Back2 School

Sponsored By:

Friday, August 10th

3:00-7:00pm Prairie Heights Park

! e e r F

Celebrate a great summer and start off the new school year right! Bring the whole family down to the 5th annual Back 2 School Bash at Prairie Heights Park! This free family event features games, sports, crafts, activities, bingo, piĂąatas, and even a dunk tank! For more information Call (563) 328-PARK (7275) Or visit www.cityofdavenportiowa.com/parks

6

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


Getting Back Into The School Routine. From the shopping, to the early wake up calls, getting the kids ready to head back to school is no easy task. Here are a few tips we compiled from the experts. Shopping On A Budget - Source-www.parenting.com To your kids, shopping for new clothes, gear, and school supplies may be the only good thing about going back to school, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune every year. Here are a few great ideas for how to get everything they need and save a few bucks doing it. Hold off buying trendier gear like lunch boxes and pencil cases . Kids may love a version they find in July, but once they start school and see that their friends are all using another kind, they’ll beg you to upgrade them -- and that only results in wasted cash. Shop end-of-summer sales. You know as well as we do that kids wear short sleeve polo shirts all year long, so hit the big summer sales and grab up discounted duds that can be worn well into fall. Stick to The List. The teacher’s supply list at the start of a new school year is daunting enough so don’t waste time and money on unlisted items. Extra supplies, while they may be cute, will probably never get used and just leave your pockets empty. Head to the supermarket for basic supplies. Check weekly circulars for great deals on pens and loose-leaf paper, and get your weekly grocery shopping done at the same time. Bonus: buying everything in one place will save time and gas money! Combating Chaos on the First Day Source www.kidshealth.org How can you combat firstday chaos? If you’re headed to a new school, try to arrange a visit before classes begin. Explore any areas that are of particular interest, such as the gymnasium, library, or science labs. Some schools offer maps. Get one and give it a read before school starts — then keep it in your backpack until you’re familiar with your new surroundings. Your first day is also the time to bring in school supplies and paperwork. It can help to pack your backpack the night before school starts so you’re not scrambling around at the last minute looking for what you need. In addition to packing basic supplies (such as notebooks, pens, pencils, and a calculator), hunt down any of the school forms that were mailed to

your family over the summer: immunization (shot) records, permission slips, and class schedules. Homework Help - Source- www.familyeducation.com • Have your child use an assignment notebook so he knows what homework is required each day. • Introduce a planning calendar and show her how to use it when she begins to have long-term assignments. • Each day preview the assignments that he has to do and get the tough tasks out of the way first. He should write down the order in which he will do assignments. • Teach your child to review her work frequently. • Get an organizer, and demonstrate how to use it so there is a system for organizing all school papers. • Use a book bag to transport books and papers. • Encourage your child to establish a regular time for doing homework. • Keep old quizzes and tests to prepare for future tests. • Eliminate distractions such as phone calls and television during homework time. • Establish a regular place for doing homework. From all of us at QC Family Focus, we hope your children have a productive and happy school year!

QC Family Focus - august 2012

7


quality art reproductions of the original and see first-hand the splendor of this work. A display of the Pentateuch volume with its stunning artwork and exquisite calligraphy, along with amazing artwork and calligraphy from the other volumes will be on display at the Main Street Library from Tuesday, August 7 through Saturday, September 1. There will also be additional programming throughout the month that corresponds with this display.

From Inspiration to Illumination, an Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible For more information about the programs at the Davenport Public Library call 563.326.7832, or for more information about the Saint John’s Bible visit, www.saintjohnsbible.org.

A Handwritten Bible for the New Millennium Steve Hart Davenport Library t the dawn of the twenty-first century, Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota commissioned a work of art that illuminates the Word of God for a new millennium and designed to ignite the spiritual imagination of believers throughout the world. The Saint John’s Bible is the first handwritten, monumental, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in the modern era. It was created by scribes in a Scriptorium in Wales under the artistic direction of Donald Jackson, one of the world’s foremost calligraphers and the Senior Scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office at the House of Lords. The Bible was completed in 2011, and its permanent home is the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota. The Saint John’s Bible incorporates many of the characteristics of its medieval predecessors: it was written on vellum, using quills, natural handmade inks, hand ground pigments and gild such as gold leaf, silver leaf and platinum. And yet, it employs a modern English translation (NRSV) as well as contemporary scripts and illumination. Join Tim Ternes, Director of The Saint John’s Bible Project on August 6 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Davenport

A

Keppy Lawn and Landscaping Lawn maintenance, landscaping , outdoor lighting, aeration, fertilizer.

Call 563-528-0972 or 563-528-6083 You enjoy the summer weather with your family. Leave the lawn work to us. Fast, Affordable, Friendly Service. 8

august 2012 • QC Family Focus

Public Library (321 Main Street, Davenport, Iowa), as he presents “From Inspiration to Illumination, an Introduction to The Saint John’s Bible.” Through video, projected imagery, dynamic reproductions and engaging discussions you will have the opportunity to see, hear and learn more about this inspirational undertaking. Guests will have the opportunity to turn the pages on full-size, museum quality art reproductions of the original and see first-hand the splendor of this work. A display of the Pentateuch volume with its stunning artwork and exquisite calligraphy, along with amazing artwork and calligraphy from the other volumes will be on display at the Main Street Library from Tuesday, August 7 through Saturday, September 1. There will also be additional programming throughout the month that corresponds with this display. For more information about the programs at the Davenport Public Library call 563.326.7832, or for more information about the Saint John’s Bible visit, www. saintjohnsbible.org.


QC Family Focus - august 2012

9


Have a hopping good time at

All of our full-service parties include:

• Admission, pizza and a drink for each child • Great prizes from our Gift Grab • Visit from Monkey Joe • Dedicated party hosts that take care of everything for you!

August & S eptember

Monday

Daily Deals

Like us on Fa cebook and SEE our secr et Monday D EAL

Tuesday

2 children pl

ay for just $1 2.50. Parents are FREE.

Wacky Wedn e

$5 admission

TON OF FUN

Buy a large pi

sday

ALLLLL day!

Thursday

zza and get a

FREE pitche

Frequent Frid

ay

r

2 children pl ay and you ca n add a large pi zza for just $ 12

$30 Off any party

Valid on any party booked for Saturday or Sunday. Not to be combined with other offers or used on previously booked parties. Mention coupon at time of booking and present to redeem. Valid exclusively at the Davenport, IA location. Party may be held at any time but must be booked by 9/30/2012.

ies Jungle Budd 's e Jo y e k n Mo de! - take a ri have arrived ages FUN for 0 to 101!

INFLATATABLES SANITIZED BY

3885 Elmore Ave (across from Sam’s Club)

Davenport, IA 52807 563-322-5867 www.monkeyjoes.com/davenport

10

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


Going to College? You Don’t Have to Leave Your Credit Union Kelly Hendershot Marketing Communications Officer, DHCU Community Credit Union

Are you leaving town to attend college in the fall? You might think that means you need to leave DHCU Community Credit Union behind, but we’d hate to see you go. Once you join a credit union, you’re a member for life--no matter where life takes you. So even if you’re leaving the state to go to school, you can stay with us. We’re here to help you with all your financial needs – including paying for college. With zero origination fees, lower interest rates and flexible repayment options, it is easy to see why our private student loan solution is a better way to pay for college. Our Student Choice private loan solution will help fill funding gaps that federal aid can leave behind. Already accepted? Congratulations! We can also help you better understand your financial aid award letter with College Financing 101 online videos. With today’s technology, staying in contact with us and using free credit union services is easier than ever.

DHCU offers HomeBranch and DHCUmobile for 24/7 online account management. With online banking, you can transfer money between yours and your parents’ account, whether it’s to borrow money from them for books or to repay them for what you’ve previously borrowed. HomeBranch transaction alerts let you better monitor your account so you can report any unauthorized transactions right away, or so you can be notified immediately when your financial aid is deposited. With BillPay you can receive and pay your bills electronically, all in one place. A must have tool if you plan to live off campus to pay for rent and utilities. We enjoy having you as a member at DHCU, and we’d like to keep you with us. Call 309-796-7500, email info@dhcu.org or visit any DHCU location to learn more about how you can remain a member even though you aren’t in town.

QC Family Focus - august 2012

11


Back to School! I Maggie Gehlsen Miss Muscatine’s Outstanding Teen 2012

t’s that time of year again-you’re stocking up on school supplies, getting yourself and your family back into a regular sleeping pattern, and scrambling to find just a little extra time to yourself. Amidst the craziness of school beginning again, families can sometimes forget to spend a little extra time together, resulting in some unhealthy eating habits forming, and loss of exercise. As a family, there are still plenty of ways to get out and be healthy together even though school is almost back in session. In the fall, there are plenty of road races you can do together! Run With Carl takes place on Labor Day in Bettendorf. The Clinton 5K, 10K, & half marathon all take place on September 9th, with a beautiful course! Along with these, many health and fitness clubs will continue their back to school specials! This time of year is also the perfect time to try out new classes and programs being offered at health and fitness clubs. No matter what you decide, make sure it is a healthy choice! Studies show that people who get out and exercise are automatically in better moods, and feel better about themselves, while having positive relationships with their families and friends. Get out, get healthy, and get happy while doing so! Happy back to school! :)

THE

POWER To BE ENERGY EFFICIENT SooNER

MidAmerican Energy Company’s EnergyAdvantage® Financing program helps put energy efficiency, and lower energy bills, into the hands of Iowa residential customers sooner.

The Cherry On Top

Boutique presents: Mommy’s Morning Out Vendor Show FREE fun event for Mom’s, Grandmothers, Aunts or anyone who loves shopping! Our great vendors include The Cherry On Top Boutique, Mary Kay, Advocare, Lia Sophia, Scensty, Fleshtones, American Hair, Hy-Vee, Crossfit, GiGi Hill, QC Jumps and More, QC Family Focus as well as unique, handmade goods and much, much more!

The EnergyAdvantage Financing program, in partnership with First American Bank, is designed to provide qualifying customers access to competitive, fixed-interest rates or six months same-as-cash financing when they meet First American Bank’s credit requirements and purchase and install new energy-efficient equipment. Contact MidAmerican Energy for more information about applying for EnergyAdvantage Financing, and which equipment and windows qualify.

We will also have Janet Meyer Photography on site to do FREE mini sessions of your little cupcake.

There will be something here for everyone,

so please, join us on August 25th from 11am-2pm at Hy-Vee in Bettendorf , IA *vendor giveaway and free appetizers* 12

august 2012 • QC Family Focus

800-894-9599 www.MIDAMERICANENERGY.com


Quad Cities River Bandits Aug. 8 World series replica ring giveaway Aug. 9 Carlton From the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Presented by qc times

Aug. 10 Photo jersey auction night/ postgame fireworks Presented by genesis

Aug. 11 Allen Craig Bobblehead presented by vista international andďż˝ wqad

Aug. 12 Presidential Bobblehead presented by wqad

Aug. 18 Jason Motte Gnome

presented by bayside smoothies and kwqcďż˝

Aug. 19 Storybook Princess Appearance Aug. 22 World series replica ring giveaway Aug. 23 Reynolds Ford Used Car Night Aug. 24 QuickChange/postgame fireworks Aug. 30 Tattoo Night presented by all-pro custom tattoos and fox 18

QC Family Focus - august 2012

13


14

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


Safety Tips for Mobile Devices

Phyllis Zalenski Family Resource Management Specialist, Iowa State University Extension

F

• Monitor the activity on your accounts regularly— inancial institutions, card even weekly or daily. You’ll detect fraud sooner issuers, major retailers, rather than later. You must report unauthorized payment networks, account activity within a certain time period of wireless service providers, when the transaction posted to be protected by etc. work hard to make mobile a zero liability guarantee. Your wireless carrier banking and mobile payments and other payment processors all have policies safe and problem-free. Use for disputing unauthorized charges to your these guidelines to protect account, but not all companies offer zero liability. your information, accounts and Generally speaking, you’ll get the strongest mobile device. liability protection with the fewest hassles when • Guard your mobile device like you would your you use a credit or debit card with a zero liability wallet, since it may contain information that policy. someone could use to make purchases or access your accounts. Find out if there is a way to • Know how long it takes for your transactions to be processed so that you correctly time your delete the device’s contents remotely if it’s lost payment requests, deposits and other activity. or stolen. • Create strong passwords for both your device • Contact your wireless provider immediately if you lose your phone to suspend your service. and all your banking and payment apps. They Then log on to your financial accounts on a should be at least eight characters long and computer, deactivate text banking, and change use a combination of uppercase and lowercase your passwords. letters, numbers and symbols. Don’t share your passwords, personal identification numbers (PIN), and usernames. • Log off and close the browser window or the app when you’re finished. Lock your phone when not in use. • Avoid sending sensitive information via email or instant message (IM).  Keep your bank’s contact number or short code in your address book so you’ll see its name when you get a legitimate email or text message. Don’t respond to text, email or other requests for your password or other private information, even if the sender claims to be someone you do business with. • Keep up your guard regarding e-mail that looks like a site that is trying to lure your password and other personal information. Don’t go to the site by clicking a link in an email or text message. • Download apps only from trusted sources. • Use your wireless carrier’s network rather than a public one. • Confirm before making a payment or purchase that you will get a receipt. Keep your receipt until you receive, and are satisfied with, your purchase. QC Family Focus - august 2012

15


Just For Kids!

Kid’s Calendar Great River Tug Fest • August 9-11 26th annual Great River Tug Fest! This is the only tugof-war across the mighty Mississippi River. On Saturday from 1-3 pm, barge traffic, pleasure boats and paddleboats yield the right of way to a 2,400 foot, 680 pound rope that stretches between LeClaire, Iowa and Port Byron, Illinois. A family weekend event filled with carnival rides, live entertainment, a huge parade, scenic 5k run/walk, food, arts and craft vendors and one of the largest fireworks displays (Fri. night) in the two state area. Check the website for schedule and more information at www.tugfest. com. Call 563-322-3911 ext. 120 for more information. Ya Maka My Weekend • August 10-11 A celebration of Caribbean culture, the festival brings the islands to the Quad Cities. Featuring nationally known, as well as regional, reggae and steel drum bands. Visit the open-air marketplace offering authentic island wares. Enjoy Caribbean foods, sand volleyball tournaments and a children’s craft area. The family area, featuring a pirate costume contest, limbo contests and street performers, is another highlight of this summer festival. Event hours are Friday 5:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. and Saturday, 12 noon - 12:30 a.m. Rock Island Arts & Entertainment District, Call 309-788-6311 for more information

River Roots Live Music Festival August 17-18 Bring the kids to have fun on the inflatable jumps and obstacle courses while enjoying incredible ribs and barbecue and listening to great bands. An event that pays tribute to the Mississippi River, River Roots Live is a collaborative effort that benefits the downtown Davenport beautification program, River Music Experience educational programming, and Living Lands & Waters clean-up efforts. LeClaire Park Free Kid’s Craft Day • August 18 John Deere Pavilion • Theme: Corn Activities: Corn Crafts Quad City Air Show • September 1-2 Visit the annual Quad City Air Show! This aviation spectactular is considered one of the Top-Three Air Shows in the country. The Quad City Air Show is world renowned for featuring the very best in aerial entertainment, classic warbirds, current and high power military demonstrations, best and most dynamic gound displays like the United States Army Tour Delta and much, much, more. Don’t miss the excitement! For more information go to www. quadcityairshow.com or call 563-285-7469. 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Davenport Municipal Airport, 9010 Harrison Street, Davenport, IA Call 563-391-5650 for more information.

Would You LOVE to get this adorable look for your little cupcake!? You can, and for FREE! Log on to www.facebook.com/thecherryontopqc and “like” the page as well as comment that you saw us in Family Focus Magazine for your chance to win a gift bag worth $25 from The Cherry On Top Boutique!

(The name will be drawn at random and you must “like” the facebook page as well as comment on the facebook page that you saw us in Family Focus Magazine by August 24th, 2012 in order to be eligible)

16

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


Just For Kids!

QC Family Focus - august 2012

17


Just For Kids! Hey Kids! Have you ever wanted to join the circus? If so, this would be a great start. Have an adult in your house fill out the entry form below for the Ultimate Fully Charged Circus Experience! Get your family closer to the action and on the floor for part of the show with 4 Circus Celebrity tickets to opening night Friday Aug. 31!!!! Includes 4 show programs. Your name____________________________________________________________ Address_ ____________________________________________________________ City__________________________________________State_ _________________ Phone number______________________Email address_________________________ My favorite part of the circus is_ __________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ I pick up the my copy of QCFF at___________________________________________ Send Entries To I want to go to the Circus!!, C/O QC Family Focus, P.O. Box 194, Bettendorf, IA 52722 Only one entry per child. Entry forms must be postmarked by August 18th. Good luck!!

18

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


Just For Kids!

QC Family Focus - august 2012

19


For more information about the Iowa Mission of Mercy, please visit our website at www.iowamom.org.      Photos to use :.   

Kathy Salisbury, Program Manager, Iowa Dental Foundation

As parents, each day brings challenges to balance the needs of themselves and their children and their financial resources. When it comes to oral health care, sometimes difficult decisions must be made. Many people face barriers to receiving adequate oral health care. Perhaps dental insurance is not offered by an employer or, even if there is insurance, the deductibles and outof-pocket co-pays are out of reach financially. In today’s economy, making decisions about oral health care is even more challenging. Parents will often forgo their own oral health to make sure their children receive at least a minimum amount of care. Unfortunately, neglecting one’s oral health care can lead to significant medical issues. Research shows are no financial requirements for the event; however, there may be certain medical conditions which  linkages between poor oral health and heart and lung prevent a patient from receiving treatment.      disease, diabetes, stroke, and pre-term low birth weight. Both children and adults can experience difficulty eatFor more information about the Iowa Mission of Mercy, please visit our website at www.iowamom.org.      ing, speaking, and may have diminished self esteem. Photos to use :.  The Iowa Mission of Mercy was created in 2008   to treat adults and children who face challenges in ob  taining dental care. The purpose of the 2012 Iowa MOM is to provide free dental care to those in need throughout maintained, and torn down after the event. Free day the Quad Cities area and beyond. Patients will receive care is provided for children while their parents and/or treatment for their most urgent dental needs the day they family members receive care. “This is a very rewardcome for treatment. Dental health professionals will ing way for both dental professionals and the public to perform dental exams, remove teeth, provide fillings, donate their time and skills,” says Dr. Kyle Gagliardo, cleanings and replacement of one or more teeth with a Bettendorf dentist and Mission of Mercy volunteer. “flippers.” Patients are also educated on the proper care “We try to help the patients with their most important of their teeth. Since the first Iowa MOM, over 5,600 problem, and they are very appreciative.” patients have received over $3.5 million in free dental For the first time, the Iowa Mission of Mercy care. is coming to the Quad Cities area. Iowa MOM will The Iowa MOM is an event of epic proportions be held Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2012, at requiring well over the River Center in downtown Davenport. The clinic 1,200 volunteers, in- opens at 6:00 a.m. each morning and patients will be cluding dentists, den- seen on a first come, first served basis until the clinic tal hygienists, dental reaches capacity. Many people start standing in line 24   assistants, as well as hours prior to the event to ensure they are seen, so it is other volunteers, to recommended that people arrive early and plan to spend serve the 1,300+ pa- several hours at the clinic. There are no financial retients that will be  seen quirements for the event; however, there may be certain during the two day medical conditions which prevent a patient from receivevent. A field dental ing treatment. clinic with 100 dental For more information about the Iowa Mission of chairs, sterilization, Mercy, please visit our website at www.iowamom.org. X-ray, laboratory, and triage areas are set up, 20

august 2012 • QC Family Focus  


Because raising children is our most important job

Because babies don’t come with an instruction manual

Because finding a person to care for your child while you’re at work can be overwhelming.

Let us help you.

log on to: www.scottcountykids.org stop by: 600 W. 4th Street

Davenport, IA

or call:

(563) 326-8221

For Kids prenatal through age 5

child care is important….choose wisely QC Family Focus - august 2012

21


22

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


The “Routine” Eye Exam

Many people wonder what is involved in a “routine” eye exam, the type of exam you get once every year or two. Most think that if their vision is OK, they do not need to see their eye doctor. Unfortunately, many ocular diseases in their early stages do not give an obvious warning sign. In fact, two of the most common causes of blindness, diabetes and glaucoma, rarely start off with decreased vision. The two goals of the routine exam are to discover any eye problems that need treatment now and to prevent any potential damage to the eye in the future through early detection. The first step in any eye exam, routine or otherwise, is to talk to you and find out if you have any symptoms of eye disease. We also find out if you have any diseases that could affect the eyes, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Your current medications are written down (some of them can contribute to cataracts, dry eyes, and glaucoma), and as some eye diseases are hereditary, we also ask you if your relatives have any eye problems. The first eye test is to check your vision. You should be able to read the 20/20 or 20/25 line on the chart with your glasses on (if you need any). Anyone with vision less than this needs to be checked for new glasses. Reading vision is also measured as some problems, such as cataracts, can af-

William Benevento, M.D.

President of Eye Surgeons Associates, Dr. Benevento is a board certified ophthalmologist. He has special interest in diabetes and the surgical treatment of cataracts with the latest techniques. Dr. Benevento practices at our offices in Bettendorf and Muscatine Iowa. For more information, please see our website: www.esaeyecare.com.

fect distance vision more than reading vision. Side vision is checked for any losses that would suggest a stroke or glaucoma. An Amsler Grid, which looks just like graph paper, tests central vision for any waviness or spots. These could indicate problems such as diabetes or macular degeneration in the retina, the light sensitive layer coating the inside of the eye. Eye movements are checked for any weakness or crossing, and the pupils are looked at with a bright light. If the pupils react unequally to the light, it could suggest problems with the nerves that bring the information from the eyes to the brain. Next, eye pressure is tested as a screening for glaucoma. Finally, the eyes are dilated for the second half of the exam. All this frequently happens before you even see the eye doctor. The first thing that the doctor does is to take a look at your chart and ask you about any problems that you have been having with your eyes. We recheck anything suspicious in your examination up to this point. The next test is the slit lamp exam. The slit lamp is a table mounted microscope that gives us a magnified view of the eye. With it, we can look at the front half of the eye for any problems including infection, inflammation, dryness, or cataracts. The cause of most eye irritation or pain is diagnosed at the slit lamp. The more you insure with Allstate, the less you pay. The final part of the evaluation is the dilated examiIn fact, safe drivers who insure their home and car nation. Dilating drops enlarge the pupil, giving us a much can save up to 33%. Add coverage for your motorcycle, better view into the back half of the eye. Though dilation boat insure or ATV and even more. firstpay. to see also makes you somewhat light sensitive and blurs your e more you withsave Allstate, the Call lessme you reading vision for a few hours (distance vision usually does how much you can save. fact, safe drivers who insure their home and car not change much), it still is a very important part of the exam n save up tomore 33%.you Add coverage for your motorcycle, The insure with Allstate, the lessRdyou pay. Christy Cox 5159 Utica Ridge The more youdrivers insure with Allstate, the lessand youcar pay. and should not be skipped. The dilated eye is one of the few In fact, safe who insure home (563) 359-4079 oreoryou insure with Allstate, the less youtheir pay. Davenport, IA 52807 at ATV and save even more. Call me first to see places in the body where we can see the blood vessels. BeIncan fact, safe drivers who insure their home and car cause of this, we can frequently pick out patients with poorly 5159 Utica Ridgeand Rd.for save up to 33%. Add coverage your motorcycle, t, safe drivers who insure their home car Ph 563.359.4079 w much you can save. Davenport save upcoverage to 33%. Add coverage for your motorcycle, boat or ATV and save even more. Call me first to see controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, or a high risk for ve up tocan 33%. Add for your motorcycle, ChristyCox@allstate.com boat or ATV and save even more. Call me first to see strokes. A good view of the nerve as it enters the eye lets how much you can save. r ATV and save even more. Call me first to see Christy Cox 1140 E Kimberly Rd Ste 200 how you can save. us diagnose early glaucoma, high pressure around the brain, much you canmuch save. IA 52807 (563) 359-4079 ChristyDavenport, Cox and inflammations of the nerve such as multiple sclerosis. A 5159 Ridge Rd. Ph 563.391.1226 Christy Cox (563) 359-4079 Christy CoxUtica careful evaluation of the retina reveals evidence of macular 5159 Utica Ridge Rd. (563) 359-4079 (563) Davenport 359-4079 degeneration, HIV/AIDS, or rips which can lead to detachDavenport ChristyCox@allstate.com 5159 Utica Ridge Rd. 5159 Utica Ridge Rd. ments. ChristyCox@allstate.com Davenport Davenport No examination is complete without a thorough Discount subject to terms, conditions and availability. Actual savings will vary. Property insurance is subject to Now availability. Allstate Fireoffering and Casualty Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL. © 2009 Allstate Insurance Company. ChristyCox@allstate.com ChristyCox@allstate.com explanation of any findings. If your vision is not 20/20 or 20/25, you should know why and what, if anything, can be two locations to done about it. You should have a general understanding of better serve you! the health of your eyes before you leave the office; ask questions if you do not. Our sight is the most important of our senses; we owe it to ourselves to get it checked regularly. Discount subject to terms, conditions and availability. Actual savings will vary. Property insurance is subject to

Protect more. For less.

Protect more. For less.

Protect more. more. For less. rotectProtect more. For less.For less.

availability. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance IL. © 2009insurance Allstate Insurance Company. unt subject to terms, conditions and availability. ActualCompany, savings Northbrook, will vary. Property is subject to ject to Allstate terms, conditions availability. Actual savings will vary. Property insurance is subject to bility. Fire andand Casualty Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL. © 2009 Allstate Insurance Company.

DiscountInsurance subject to terms, conditions and Actual savingsCompany. will vary. Property insurance is subject to llstate Fire and Casualty Company, Northbrook, IL. availability. © 2009 Allstate Insurance

availability. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company, Northbrook, IL. © 2009 Allstate Insurance Company.

QC Family Focus - august 2012

23


Getting Better Faster:

Dreaming Big.

JeffJeff Paul, professional overcameaaserioius serious Paul, professionaltriathlete triathleteand andjunior juniorhigh highsocial socialstudies studies teacher, teacher, overcame Achilles tendon injury thanks to atosurgical Achilles tendon injury thanks a surgicalprocedure procedureperformed performedby byDr. Dr.Tuvi TuviMendel, Mendel,a fellowship-trained, PC. a fellowship-trained,foot footand andankle anklespecialist specialistat atOrthopaedic Orthopaedic Specialists, Specialists, PC.

A

s a social studies teacher at Pleasant Valley Junior High School, Jeff Paul, 31, reminds his students that it takes a lot of hard work to start at square one and be successful. But as a professional triathlete, Paul is able to relate how his big dreams kept him motivated to overcome adversity and keep on training. His mantra never wavers: Dream Big. This June, the LeClaire resident achieved his dream of winning the Quad-Cities Triathlon after spending more than a year in physical therapy and training following a potentially career-ending Achilles’ heel injury. “In March 2010, I was putting in some serious 36-hour training weeks. Then, all of a sudden my heel started hurting,” recalls Paul. “I couldn’t ride my bike without severe pain in my Achilles.”

24

august 2012 • QC Family Focus

Tuvi Mendel, MD Orthopaedic Specialists, PC, Davenport

Surgery put his plans on hold and there were worries about his future on the course. But, thanks to the expertise of Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Tuvi Mendel, of Orthopaedic Specialists, Davenport, Paul had cause for hope. Dr. Mendel has a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery and a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine, from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

In addition to specialization in foot and ankle injuries, Dr. Mendel’s practice concentrates on shoulder and knee reconstruction and sports injuries, including joint cartilage repair. Dr. Mendel remembers Paul’s condition. “His Achilles was very inflamed and when it becomes chronic, the body has hard time fighting that inflammation and healing it. In Jeff Paul’s case, the inflammation became so chronic it was both debilitating and damaging.” After conventional treatments were explored, Dr. Mendel performed arthroscopic surgery on Paul’s tendon. It’s a minimally invasive procedure designed to repair the tendon without major surgery. “That surgery prevented him from having an even bigger operation which would have meant a longer recovery time away from the sport he loves,” explains Dr. Mendel. “Jeff’s tendon was in worse shape than we thought and and there was significant damage and partial tear to the tendon, however I was able to clean it up and repair the damage so that his tendon could heal.” Going from grueling schedule to a cast was tough. “Mentally, it was very tough,” says Jeff. “ I wondered if it would hurt for the rest of my life.” Yet within six months, he resumed his training. “When I spend 80 miles running, 460 miles on the bike, and swim 6 days a week, I figure, thanks to Dr. Mendel, my tendon can handle anything!,” he says. “Growing up, my dad taught me the importance of a good work ethic. My parents always made us work for what we wanted and the example he set has really stuck with me,” Paul told the Quad-City Times after winning the local triathlon in June. So what is it about the triathlon experience that Paul wants to share with his friends and students? “I want to inspire people to do in their life what they didn’t think was possible.” Dream big, Jeff.


Fellowship-training. A difference that makes a difference.

Why should patients look for a fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialist?

Because advanced training makes a difference when it comes to surgical specialization. It brings new possiibilities and new procedures into the conversation about your care and recovery. By providing you with access to specialists who actually practice primarily in their fellowship, we’re able to provide a broader, patient-first approach to orthopaedic care that you’ll only find at Orthopaedic Specialists, PC. Learn more about the surgeons and healthcare specialists at OS by visiting us online at osquadcities.com or by calling 563-344-9292 to schedule an appointment today.

3385 Dexter Court • Ste. 300 • Davenport, IA 52807 • 563-344-9292 www.osquadcities.com

Foot & Ankle

Whole Campaign (Family Focus).indd 11

Hand & Upper Extremity

Spine

Sports Medicine

Total Joint Replacement

QC Family Focus - august 2012

7/10/2012 9:24:30 PM

25


At our age, why would we choose inflated health care costs? Get the surgery you need - even on fixed income. At Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, our seniors often pay less out-of-pocket for the same procedure than in a hospital. Why? Because we’re an outpatient facility. We perform minimally-invasive surgical techniques and our patients recover at home. No expensive hospitalization adds up to savings for you. Don’t let expensive insurance premiums, high deductibles or the fear of lost time from work or life keep you from getting the treatment you need. You can save money and receive great care: It’s what healthcare should be.™

3400 Dexter Court • Suite 200 • Davenport, IA 52807 www.mvsurgerycenter.com

26

august 2012 • QC Family Focus

At Our Age.indd 1

6/12/2012 9:34:59 AM


Before

Used with permission. PinPointe™ FootLaser™ and Cynosure™

Family Health Matters:

Happy feet.

New laser technology used to treat toenail fungus.

After

A new laser technology used to treat toenail fungus is available by Davenport Orthopaedist Dr. Pam Davis of Foot & Ankle Specialists.

Putting our best foot forward in summer just got easier for those who suffer unsightly toenails from fungal infections. While many prefer airconditioned feet clad in sandals and flip-flops during the summer, it’s also the season’s heat and humidity that creates the perfect conditions for this type of infection. “People who often go to public swimming pools, gyms, or even athletes who sweat a great deal, can contract toenail fungal infections,” explains Davenport Orthopedic Surgeon Pam Davis, M.D., Midwest Foot & Ankle Specialists. “If your toes don’t have the opportunity to dry out, you are at higher risk.” It’s becoming a more common occurrence. The National Institutes of Health reports the incidence of these fungal infections is growing, especially among older Americans. Causes of Nail Infection Most fungal nail infections are caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. These fungi live in the dead skin layer around, under and on the nail bed itself. “Nail infections can cause permanent nail deformity, which can interfere with the ability to wear shoes comfortably, play sports or

always penetrate the nail effectively. “The laser is shaped and held just like a pen. I touch each nail as it delivers micropulses of light directly to the yeast or fungus causing the infection. The fungus absorbs the light energy, which heats its pigment, thus damaging or killing the organisms. The patient may only feel warmth during the process, and no anesthesia is required. The procedure takes about Pam Davis, M.D. a half hour here in the office,” Dr. Midwest Foot & Ankle Specialists, Davenport Davis explains. “The treatment of nail infection is even walk,” says Dr. Davis. While not difficult because the infection is under a serious illness, the fungus also can and inside of the nail. This makes it be embarrassing and uncomfortable. hard for any treatment to reach and “You’ll know it’s a fungus if your nails completely destroy the infection. are streaked with yellow, discolored, There are often recurrences, but the broken, brittle or thickened.” laser treatment can greatly improve the appearance of a patient’s feet and New treatment for Toenail Fungus in many cases, the nail will grow out Up until recently, patients suffering clear if the infection is eradicated,” from toenail fungus were treated with she says. either drugs or topical nail creams. Now, a new laser technology called Dr. Pamela Davis “PinPointe™FootLaser™ can kill the Midwest Foot & Ankle Specialists fungus, in many cases, allowing the 4622 Progress Drive, Suite C nail to grow out normally. Davenport, IA 52807 “Not all of my patients can tolerate www.midwestfootsurgery.com the anti-fungal drugs and their side effects,” says Dr. Davis. “And the 563-355-2210 - phone topical creams were messy and didn’t QC Family Focus - august 2012

27


Trending Now: Concussions D. Ranier Pavlicek, D.C., Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Sports Injury Department, Palmer Chiropractic Clinics

Concussions can be caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a collision to the body which allows the head to move back and forth. The mechanism of injury could be explained by the anatomy of the skull and brain. The brain sits inside the skull surrounded by fluid, and when the head is suddenly stopped by a blow or collision, the brain inside will slam against the side of the skull and cause a temporary brain injury. We are correct to think football is the number one sport in which concussions occur. What is surprising is that girls’ soccer is the number two sport with concussion as injury. The symptoms of this injury can range from dizziness, headaches, nausea, feeling foggy or sluggish, and concentration problems. Signs that a parent or coach can observe include an athlete who is stunned, confused, forgetful or behaves differently. The state of Iowa provides a fact sheet for all parents and athletes called HEADS UP: Concussion in High School Sports. It can be found at http://www.iahsaa.org/Sports_Medicine_ Wellness/Concussions/HEADS_UP_CONCUSSION_ FACT_SHEET_053012.pdf. This information allows better communication for all involved, from coaches to parents to the athlete. One of the newer trends is baseline testing. This

concept allows the medical team to have a recorded normal test so when the athlete happens to have a concussion they can compare the normal test to the concussed test. This information will help the medical team with return to play guidelines. These tests could be in the form of a computerize test such as impact testing, or a paper test, sport concussion assessment tool 2 (SCAT 2). This test would usually be given during the sports physical that each athlete must have before the season starts. The question most parents have is: When can my child come back to play after a concussion? The best answer for that is: When all the symptoms of the concussion have resolved and after the athlete can perform sport-specific activities without any symptoms.Additional information from the Iowa High School Athletic Association is at http://www. iahsaa.org/Sports_Medicine_Wellness/Concussions/ Concussion_RTP_Protocol_052212.pdf. You’ll find other helpful information at http://www.iahsaa. org/Sports_Medicine_Wellness/Concussions/ concussions.html.

Back-to-School and Sports Physicals Only $20 Visit the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics in Davenport and Moline to save on your student’s back-to-school and sports physicals. Now through Sept. 28, school physicals* are only $20. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome during our convenient hours. *Check with your school district to verify that physicals performed by a chiropractor are accepted at your student’s school.

Davenport Clinic (563) 884-5801

www.palmerclinics.com/qc

Moline Clinic (309) 764-4901

The Trusted Leader in Chiropractic Education® 28

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can BECOME it.

The Children’s Therapy Center of the Quad Cities providing Physical, Occupational, Speech, and Feeding Therapy. Therapists are licensed in both Iowa and Illinois. For more information, call 309-762-9552 or visit our website www.ctcqc.org. QC Family Focus - august 2012

29


Bettendorf Health Care Center

A Place To Call Home

2730 Crow Creek Rd • Bettendorf, IA • (563) 332-7463 • We offer skilled rehab 6 days a week. That means you can get well and go home. • Our elegant dining area comes complete with china, crystal, linen table cloths and fa mily-style dining. • You never know when you might need special care. That’s why we work closely with all area hospitals and accept admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. • We are conveniently located on Crow Creek in Bettendorf. •We offer tours of our facility 7 days a week! • Activities for all ages and abilities, a variety of religious services, and a caring and competent staff.

When you can’t go home, we’re the next best thing! 30

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


CHOICES IN SENIOR LIVING By Roger Brannan Administrator, Bettendorf Health Care Center

T

he choices for senior housing have changed significantly over the years. Back in the 1990’s seniors had basically two choices; either live at home or move into a nursing home if their health declined. Twenty years later there are now many choices for seniors. Home Health Services allow seniors to stay at home and have a visiting nurse come in and assist them. Another option is to move into an independent/ assisted living apartment. In this environment they rent an apartment, have home cooked meals served to them in a dining room, and a nurse supervises their medication administration and activities of daily living. There are now some independent/assisted living facilities that now accept Medicaid which is a plus for those seniors on limited incomes. Nursing homes are now seeing their population change. Seniors who come to a nursing home for

the most part are in their 90s compared to 80s years ago. Residents who live in nursing homes have increased medical needs that require 24 hour supervision. Naturally, the cost of living in a nursing home is greater compared to independent/ assisted living due to the increased needs of the resident. Today, the average cost of nursing home care in the Quad Cities is $5,500 to $6,500 per month. Medicaid does cover the cost of nursing home care should the resident deplete their assets. Seniors are fortunate that there are so many choices in senior housing today. In the Quad Cities there are many facilities to choose from. At Bettendorf Health Care Center we provide skilled and intermediate nursing care. We offer private rooms, semi-private rooms, and suites. We participate in both Medicare and Medicaid programs. If anyone is looking for long-term care in a homelike atmosphere they can call us at 563332-7463 and ask to speak to Kelsey Snyder for a personal tour.

Just Like A Trusted Friend . . . We’ll Be Here When You Need Us

www.WeertsFH.com Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Road | Davenport, Iowa 52807 | 563.355.4433 | m.weertsfh.com from web-enabled cell phones QC Family Focus - august 2012

31


Your Not To Young To Plan

F

By Curtis Ford Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP

ar too often, estate and financial planning is postponed until later in life. People assume they are too young or too poor to need this type of planning. The reality is young families may be in even more need for planning since their lives are frequently in transition or they have younger children who they need to provide for in the unlikely event of an unexpected death. By planning ahead and creating an estate plan, you can protect your loved ones from having to make difficult decisions without the benefit of your input and prevent financial disaster for your family. To create the best plan for your family, it is important that your estate plan and your financial plan create a cohesive strategy. An experienced attorney can help you create a plan to meet all your needs and the needs of your heirs. At the least, your plan should include:

• A will. Not only does a will outline the distribution of your financial or personal assets, it will designate a guardian for any minor children, along with a financial manager for their inheritance. • Living Trust. A trust is a useful tool for avoiding probate. A trust can give you additional control of your assets not only in death, but also in life. • Power of Attorney. A valuable planning tool, a power of attorney designates the person you want to manage your assets if you become disabled and unable to manage them yourself. • Advanced Medical Directive. This document names the person – or persons – that will make medical decisions for you if you are unable to do so for yourself. Regardless of your age, with these documents, you will have started to create a comprehensive plan that will protect you and your family.

Nash Nash Bean & Ford are members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. To receive a copy of our most recent newsletter “Your Estate Matters” or for a free consultation on Estate or Long Term Care Planning, call 309-944-2188, 309-762-9368 or 1-800-644-5345. You may also contact our firm by email at info@nashbeanford.com or visit our website at www.nashbeanford.com. The firm devotes its practice primarily in the areas of estate, business and tax planning and related areas of the law, as well as elder law and trust administration and probate. We offer guidance and advice to our clients in every area of estate planning. This column is designed for general information purposes only, and is not intended, nor should be construed or relied upon, as legal advice. Please consult your attorney if specific legal information is desired.

Don’t Bet The Farm: Estate & Succession Planning for Farm Families Your Family’s Future Depends on the Decisions You Make Today. Attend this important seminar and learn:

For us, planning our estate is about love, not death.

◆ How you can protect your family from having to sell the farm to pay estate taxes.

◆ The advantages and disadvantages of trusts and wills.

◆ How to avoid a family feud over division of the farm.

◆ How to plan your estate to minimize federal estate taxes.

◆ How to reduce possible delays in operations due to probate.

◆ How to protect the farm and your estate and provide for yourself and your family if you become incapacitated.

◆ How to transition the farm operations in a timely manner.

◆ What a Power of Attorney will and will not do for you.

COLONA Call 1-800-644-5345 or visit our website, Tuesday, July 10 Thursday, July 12 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.www.nashbeanford.com 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Best Western Prairie Inn Lavender Crest Winery for our upcoming seminars 300 S. Soangetaha Road 5409 US Highway 6 GALESBURG

Attend one of these seminars and you’ll receive, a FREE, one-hour, private estate planning consultation to answer any questions you have about protecting your Estate and IRA.

REGISTER NOW: (309) 944-2188, (309) 762-9368 OR 1-800-644-5345 Register online: www.nashbeanford.com

Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP • Attorneys and Counselors at Law John Deere Rd. at 5030 38th Ave. Ste. 2 • Moline, IL 61265

445 U.S. Hwy 6 East • P. O. Box 63 • Geneseo, IL 61254

The Attorneys at Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP speak to area residents about living trusts and estate planning. They have helped hundreds of Illinois families plan their estates.

Seating is Limited, So Call 309-944-2188, (309) 762-9368 or 1-800-644-5345 Now! 24-Hour Seminar Reservation Line or Reserve Online at www.nashbeanford .com

32

august 2012 • QC Family Focus


Sports Performance Videos- Let us document your athlete’s abilities in a professionally-produced DVD. Great for College scholarship applications. Sports Highlight Reels- Our experts can turn your team’s games into a slick highlight DVD that the players and their families will enjoy for years to come. Marketing Videos- A great way for non-profits or privatelyowned businesses to spotlight what you have to offer. We’ll help develop the script, do the interviews and capture compelling video that shows what you bring to our community. Legacy Videos- The perfect way to document a loved one’s life. We’ll interview your family member, use family photos and video to create a mini-documentary that will be passed down for generations to come. Mickle Communications Compelling Video, Professionally Produced. Call 563-940-7875 or email mike@micklecommunications.com. Stop by our new office located inside the River’s Edge! Across from Modern Woodmen Park 700 West River Drive in Davenport.

QC Family Focus - august 2012

33


Weather..... or Not?

By David W. Deuth, President of Weerts Funeral Home incident, but had to wait for a state snow plow to arrive

august 2012 • QC Family Focus

CAVITY FREE CLUB

5108 Jersey Ridge Road Davenport, Iowa 52807

563-355-0437 abcdentistry@mchsi.com

accepting new patients

Tips for a Positive Dental Visit

• Schedule your child’s first dental visit between the arrival of their first tooth and their first birthday. • Schedule a morning appointment when children tend to be rested and cooperative. • Emphasize the positive! The dentist will help keep your teeth healthy.

SMILE & HAVE A HAPPY SUMMER FROM DR. ALEX AND HIS STAFF!

www.alexbrandtnerchildrensdentistry.com

CAVITY FREE CLUB

34

and plow the roadway before we could even enter the driveway. And once we made it that far, the sidewalk to the front door was another snowy matter. The casket bearers and I grabbed the snow shovels and cleared a casket-sized path to the doorway. Before long, we had the casket and everyone inside. After organizing the family and casket bearers, we began the procession down the aisle toward the front of the beautiful, historic chapel. I couldn’t believe it – we made it. The funeral was actually underway. And it was then – as I was pushing the casket in procession — that I realized I was still wearing my big heavy snow boots! And I don’t think anyone even noticed. Ever since, I’ve always said that this was the only funeral I’ve ever conducted “with my boots on”! Perhaps this record-setting winter weather recollection will bring some cool thoughts as we head into August – just in time for the dog days of summer. And, we all know that it won’t be long before we’ll all be saying…..”Man, it’s really COLD outside!” Remember Well. David W. Deuth, CFSP, is a licensed funeral director and the owner of Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport. He can be reached at 563.424.7055 or by email at Dave@WeertsFH.com.

CAVITY FREE CLUB

T

he recent drought has certainly been fodder for many a conversation about the weather. Our early spring was truly magnificent and, as spring goes, fairly long-lived this year. Then suddenly, the switch flipped to summer and it has been hot, hot, hot. A conversation during a recent visitation naturally turned to the weather and the comment was made that we live in a land of temperature extremes: hot in the summer, cold in the winter. Few would probably argue that point. Our conversation brought to mind another extreme weather experience during our time in the Twin Cities. It was October 31, 1991. Halloween. The leaves tend to turn crunchy in the homeland a little earlier than they do around here, and autumn was in full swing. As kids all over the Twin Cities were surely gearing up for the annual sugar parade (aka “trick or treat”), the weather forecasters warned of an approaching front and the possibility of a brewing storm. Homelanders are hardy, though – no one thought too much of it. I had a visitation that evening. Early in the afternoon the skies turned gray; just before the family arrived at the funeral home, some light snowflakes began to fall. By the time their guests began arriving an hour or so later, it was snowing. On Halloween….? Really? Glancing outside an hour or so later, I saw that the snow was already piling up. It was the earliest I could ever remember getting out the snow shovel. As guests left the visitation, I was constantly clearing snow away from the front door. By the time the family was heading home that evening, we had six or more inches of snow on the ground and I was shoveling a path all the way to their cars. And the snow continued to fall… The family insisted that we hold the funeral the following day – even if no one else could make it. By sunrise, a record 31 inches of snow had fallen and we had ourselves a veritable winter wonderland! Roadways were blocked. Only the main roads were even remotely passable. Every school in the area was closed. Many businesses were closed. And we were about to have a funeral. The service was to be held in the historic Fort Snelling Chapel, not far from the burial site at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. The family and the casket bearers met me at the funeral home and we crawled away in a small four-wheel-drive procession. With the family’s permission, we even exchanged our four-wheel-drive Suburban for the hearse. I brought a couple snow shovels – just in case. We managed to make it to the Chapel without

Cavity Free Club Winner May - 10 year-old Nikki Taets Located Inside South Park Mall next to Von Maur

CAVITY FREE CLUB


Family Free Funday Mondays! Get free admission every Monday from Memorial Day through August 13 at four different family Quad City attractions!

Aquatic Center admission from 5-8 PM only

Courtesy of

Putnam Museum 1717 West 12th Street Davenport, 52804

Quad City Botanical Center 2525 - 4th Avenue Rock Island, IL 61201

Family Museum 2900 Learning Campus Drive Bettendorf, IA 52722

Moline’s Riverside Aquatics Center 3635 - 4th Avenue Moline, IL 61265

For more details visit www.familycu.com/fun


Tickets starting at just $13.oo!

Family Friendly Prices to Increase the Charge on Your Labor Day Fun! Tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster.com, i wireless Center box office or phone 1-800-745-3000. Seats subject to availability. Service Charges and handling fees may apply.


QC Family Focus August 2012