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Raymond Alonzo


Please pray for Raymond Alonzo who is in Hospice care at his home on 4th Street Silvis. The family welcomes visitors.




Sierra Family Reunion

Today is our 3rd day of the Sierra Family Reunion, remember this is the only night you can purchase your River Bandit Ticket from Peter Sierra at Empire Park in Hampton between the hours of 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
Get your children ticket for Pee Wee Golf from Ramona Trout.
A SHOUT OUT to the 3rd generation, after the family reunion meeting on Sunday I would like us to meet in a certain area of the park, which will be determine on that day to take a group picture. My son-n-law Rich offered to take the picture. I have put myself in charge to gather us 3rd generation together.
Now if any of the other generations want a group picture Rich will take the picture but someone of that generation needs to take charge of getting their group together and position. Let me know your name or group if your willing to get your generation together for your group picture. Pictures will need to be taken before Volleyball tournament.
Thank you to all who are sharing their old and new photos, please continue and with new ones of this years reunion
Blessing to all



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2018 Sierra Golf Outing

I didn’t have a picture with Camille JR


This year the surviving “FAB FIVE” will be celebrating their

70th Birthday





Pick up tickets at Friday night Horse shoe/Bag tournaments

from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

See Peter Sierra

July 17, 2018

Note from chairperson:                Angela Molina

Reservations at the Windlmill restaurant has been confirm.

Deposit for Willow has been done.

I want to thank Jessica Trout (birth year 2000) in taking notes for me at the meeting. Jessica is a member of the 5th generation which has approximately 148 members. Beginning with birth year 1971 to 2012.

Thank you members of the 4th generation consisting of approximately 114 members for coming to meeting, Ramona, Rachel and Eydie. Beginning with birth year 1953 to 2003.

Then the 3rd generation consisting of myself, Teresa, Peter, Francisco, Caroline and Merci, thanks for attending. There are 55 members in are generation. Beginning birth year 1931 to 1966.

Family I pointed out these statics in hoping that you may think and dig deep into your hearts about being involved  in continuing planning our family reunion legacy.

I’m looking for someone to host the year ending family union meeting this September or October. If interested contact your representative.

Blessings to All

Angela Molina


Sierra Reunion Meeting 06/25/18


Meeting Notice for Sierra Family Reunion 2018

Meeting will be on Monday the 25th of June 2018

 Hosted By Peter and Jan Sierra at their home

 513 10th Street A  Silvis, Il. 61282.

                           Beginning at 5:00pm Dinner

                           Meeting at 6:00pm

Meeting Monday the 25th of June

Meeting Agenda

  1. Tuesday        8/07/18        No Bandits game on that day
  2. Wednesday  8/08/18       Swim Party at Willow
  3. Thursday      8/09/18        Bingo Night at Heritage Center
  4. Friday            8/10/18       Hot dogs etc.  At Empire Park
  5. Saturday       8/11/18        River Bandits Baseball game
  6. Sunday          8/12/18        Sierra Reunion Picnic
  7. Raffles, tournaments, prizes, 50/50
  8. Ticket pick up at Frank’s Pizzeria Friday August 3rd 2018




Graduation Annoucement







LBGrad (3)


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Thoughts&Prayers to Jimmy Campos Family

Raymond “Jimmy” Campos

April 18, 1939 – April 03, 2018


To See Obituary Click On Link Below




Cousins Neal, Roessler meet on gridiron one last time

Cousins Neal, Roessler meet on gridiron one last time

United Township quarterback Bobby Neal scrambles for good yardage during Saturday 46-6 win over Chicago Tech at Soule Bowl in East Moline. Neal completed 11 of 15 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns and ran for 22 yards on two carriers.

Bobby (Robert) Neal II is the son of Robert and Carol Neal, grandson to Francisco Sierra, great great-grandson to Amador and Jessie Sierra

Cousins Neal, Roessler meet on gridiron one last time

Rock Island Nickolas Roessler (14) Kicks a field goal over Moline during first half of their Western Big 6 game, Friday, Sept 29, 2017, at Browning Field.

Nickolas is the son of Jacqueline Houtekier and Justin Roessler, grandson to Veronica and Jerome Houtekier, Ronna Roessler and great great-grandson to the late Amador and Jessie Sierra.

They have grown up talking sports, playing sports and battling each other on the football field. For one last time, cousins United Township’s Bobby Neal and Rock Island’s Nickolas Roessler will square off tonight at Soule Bowl.

In a close-knit family, Neal and Roessler are not just cousins, they are great friends. Their battles have been memorable from junior high through high school, but never have they been rivals.

“Our friendship has always been strong,” Neal said. “We have been close for a long time and our families are very close.”

Added Roessler, “It also helps because we have grown up playing sports and competing against each other.”

Aside from the baseball season this spring, tonight will be the final time they will go head-to-head. The six years since junior high have been filled with memories – mostly great, but a few bad ones.

“It’s not the best memory but the one I will never forget was when we were sophomores and Bobby got injured in the neck area against us,” Roessler said. “That was the scariest thing I can remember. My head kind of got lost in that and it was difficult to play the rest of the game.”

Neal is not able to single out one memory, believing ever game against Roessler has been “great.”

Roessler says the two talk a lot during the season but Neal says it is never anything of substance.

“We always send each other messages on Friday to hype each other up,” Roessler said. “For sure, I will text him Friday and check in on how he is and if he’s ready.”

Added Neal, “We don’t talk a lot during the season because we don’t want to give the other any advantages when we play.”

Both seniors say there is no rivalry, but Neal may have put a little wrinkle into that this week when comparing the two.

“He can throw the ball farther than me, but I don’t think he can make the throws into smaller windows like I can or get rid of the ball as fast as I can,” Neal said. “I’m most definitely a better runner than he is.”

Roessler just hopes he gets a chance to show his cousin what he can do.

Much of the season, he has played behind junior Ian Purvis for the Rocks. However, he stepped in for an injured Purvis in the second half against Moline last week and completed 12 of 21 passes for 117 yards and ran for 44 yards and a touchdown.

“I am sure hoping I get some playing time at quarterback this week, just because it is my last football game against Bobby, but that’s up to coach Hammer,” he said. “I just know I played pretty well last Friday against Moline and that may have helped my chances.”

Showcase of Bands

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Almquist Field, Rock Island High School

$5; free ages 6 and under

Bands from Assumption, Galva, Orion, ROWVA, Sherrard, Monmouth-Roseville, Rockridge, Galesburg, United Township, Moline, Monmouth College, and Rock Island will perform. Concessions will be sold.

Almquist Field, Rock Island High School

17th Street and 25th Avenue

Rock Island, IL 61201


Blessing of Pets at Our Lady of Grace

Wednesday, October 4th, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy will celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi with a Blessing of Pets. The blessing will take place in the parking lot of the school at 2:30 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Saint Francis devotion to God was expressed through his love of all creation and caring for the poor and the sick. He is patron saint of the poor, animals and ecology.