Bandit tickets


We still have available some Bandit Tickets for Tuesday 8/8/17 game

Call Peter Sierra 309-752-0138

Bingo Date Flier Correction

ghost meeting noticeSierra Family Reunion Bingo Invite (3)


2017 Sierra Family Reunion Flier





BINGO 2017




Sierra Family Reunion Bingo Invite





2017 Sierra Golf Outing

Head of families, a reminder to collect if possible with pictures of pass and current military members in your family,  2017 marriages, First Communion, Confirmation, graduates from grade school, high school, college or training programs and deaths.  Turn in this information by July 17, 2017 to Rachel Sierra

Bingo flier will be post as soon as it’s available, keep Thursday evening August 10, 2017 open.

Silvis Bingo Night/Reunion Meeting

Bingo Night


Reminder SIERRA REUNION tonight 06/26/17 at the Windmill 5:00pm Dinner 6:00pm meeting

Sierra Reunion











Sierra Family Reunion Meeting was held 23May2017 at Windmill Family restaurant, dinner at 5:30pm meeting at 6:00pm.

Attendance: Angela Molina, Stephanie Hutchins Sierra, Guadalupe Campos, Rachel Sierra, Ramona Trout, Michele Sierra, Tasha Sierra, Merci Gomez, Mark Reyes, Jarred Reyes, Jerome Reyes.

Prayer: Jarred Reyes

Minuets:       N/A

Treasurer Report: N/A

New Business:

Bandits have home game on Tuesday 08/08/17, agreed by all to attend.

Thursday 08/10/17 Bingo Night at Hampton Heritage Hall, agreed by all.

Father Angel is willing to say 4:30pm Mass at Our Lady Guadalupe church in Silvis. Yes we would like to pursue this, agreed by all.

Have G.G.’s Fiesta Night at Guadalupe center, agreed by all.

We will not rent a golf Kart, agreed by all. Tasha mentions she may be able to get one at no cost. If she can it would be nice to have for cemetery walk.

Motion to end meeting by Stephanie seconded by Mark

Next Meeting Monday 26th June 2017 at Windmill Family Restaurant 5:30pm dinner 6:00pm meeting.

Minutes submitted by: Angela Molina

Verification of Sierra Reunion Tasks: 2017

Verification of Sierra Reunion Tasks: 2017
1.        The south side shelter at Empire Park was already reserved for Sunday the 13th of August, so we reserved the shelter by restroom building. We do have the south side shelter for Friday the 11th of August
2.      Booklets/Fliers / open for anyone to take          
3.       Reserve hall for Saturday night (Guadalupe center). Peter will check
4.      Purchase eating utensils, garbage bags, tostada shells, gift certificates. ?
5.      Make arrangements for Wednesday night swim at Willow. Ramona Trout will do.           
6.      Make arrangements to purchase, distribute Bandit Tickets and arrange to pick two adults and two children to participate in Bandits games. Peter will check.
7.      Make arrangement for Port-a-Pots / won’t need them since we will be by restrooms. Won’t get them for Friday night.
8.      Arrangement for Pee Wee Golf and score sheets. Turn in to Ramona Trout
9.      Friday night Hot dogs and brats – John & Carol Curtis will do.                       
10.  Golf, horseshoe tournaments, volleyball bracket-Jerome, Jared Reyes  and family 
11.     Markers at cemetery    / Mark & Mona Reyes will do.      
12.    Flowers for cemetery / Carol Curtis and Sally Sierra will do.   
13.    Contact Jim Nelson about Saturday morning breakfast. Peter will check      
14.   Handle the raffle baskets on Saturday night. L.T. family
15.     50/50 on Saturday – Jan & Peter Sierra
16.   Handle hot sauce contest – C.T. family
17.    Saturday night kitchen aide – C.T. family.          
18.   Refried beans for tostadas – L.T. family
19.   Saturday night microphone, music and emcee-E.T. family (Alex)      
20.  Sunday microphone, music and emcee-E.T. Family (Alex)      
21.    Clean and set up for Sunday breakfast. First ones there           
22.  Sunday lunch set up. ? Recommended bring more power strips
23.  Kids games    ?
24.  Piñatas – E.T. Sierra
25.  Sunday judges – went will last year, microphone big help
26. Volleyball courts set up and tear down. Well done last year. Need more assistants this year for set up and tear down.   
27.  Tent for Toni’s corner. E.T. family
28. Tables for Toni’s corner. E.T. family        
29. Handle Toni’s corner. L.T. family
30.   Clean up – Everyone            

Meeting Notice/Invite


Sierra Family Reunion Meeting

Tuesday May 23, 2017 at

Windmill Family Restaurant

1190 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline

Dinner 5:30 pm Meeting 6:00 pm


Head of family please bring a list of names and if possible picture of pass and current military members in your family at this meeting. Including those married into family.


Head of family at this meeting also please bring a list of your 2017 graduates from grade school, high school, college and training programs.


  1. Bandits do not have a home game on Thursday 08/10/17 but they do have one on Tuesday 08/08/17, question is do we go Tuesday? If we go on Tuesday, do we leave Thursday a free night or do we do Bingo? Do we want to have a Bingo Night before the reunion?
  2. Breakfast?
  3. There is a possibility that Father Angel can say a 5:30 pm family mass on Saturday 08/12/17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe church in Silvis. If we pursued this it does mean G.G. Fiesta night will run later.
  4. We need to decide where G.G Fiesta night will be held.
  5. When making reservations for Empire Park shelter, the shelter we normally reserved was already reserved, so we reserved the one next to restrooms.






Angie Sierra from Peoria is extending an invitation to her son Alexander D. Sierra, Valedictorian, to his high school graduation which is Saturday May 20th 2017 @ 7:00 pm at the Renaissance Arena at Bradley College. A party on June 9th 2017 from 4-8 at Hy Vee Club room located in Sheriden Village.

Aunt Micky’s Mass/Invite/Lulac/Pray




Mass for Aunt Mickey this Thursday May 4, 2017 9:30 am

at Our Lady of Grace school mass, St. Anne’s church,

also at this mass the 8th grade class will be doing

the May Crowning ceremony.



Please join us for


18th Birthday & Graduation Party

Saturday, June 17th, 4 PM – 10 PM

East Moline American Legion

829 16th Avenue, East Moline, Illinois

For more information call

563.499.5371 or 563.499.6871


Kiowa is also running for Lulac Queen


Please pray for Janice Miller (the late Sue Sierra sister)

She has been diagnose with stage 3 breast cancer.

Miguela Sierra Molina

Miguela “Mickey” T. Sierra Molina
(May 8, 1923 – February 6, 2017)

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Miguela “Mickey” T. Sierra Molina of East Moline, IL, was called home to Our Lord on Monday, February 06, 2017, surrounded by her beloved family. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline, where her nephew, Fr. Angel Sierra will officiate. Visitation will be 3:00 – 7:00 pm Thursday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 pm.

Miguela was born on May 8, 1923 in a boxcar located in the Silvis railroad yards. She was the daughter of Simon and Maria Terronez Sierra. She graduated from the former St. Anne School, United Township High School, and completed her nursing studies at St. Anthony’s School of Nursing where she graduated in 1945. Miguela had the distinction of being the first American of Mexican descent to graduate from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing, as well as being the first American woman of Mexican descent registered nurse in Rock Island County.

Miguela’s nursing career spanned a wide range of nursing and administrative positions. Upon graduation Miguela spent fifteen years working at St. Anthony’s where in addition to nursing duties, she baptized babies before they became angels and was instrumental in matching orphaned babies with American families of Mexican descent. As a nurse working for Rock Island County, she worked in rural communities, primarily with migrant farm workers and their families. Spanish-speaking farm workers were so grateful to have a nurse that understood their language and culture that Miguela was invited to be the God Mother of dozens of children, some of whom have reestablished contact as adults. Miguela was a nurse for the Visconi Boxing Club and she worked passionately to expand mental health services and centers in the area. Miguela retired from her nursing career from the East Moline Correctional Facility in 1990.

Miguela’s love for family and community shaped the person she came to be. As a long-time member of St. Anne Church, practicing her faith was a priority. She assisted for many years in the Mexican fiestas held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Silvis. She made most of the costumes used by those dancing traditional Mexican dances, and always ensured the program was a success. At St. Anne she made the costumes for the Virgin de Guadalupe Celebration, and made sure there were printed copies of the songs that were supposed to be sung. Miguela had a profound love and respect for her Mexican heritage and culture, values she sought to instill in her large family. To make sure the following generations would never forget the traditions; Miguela always had a camera to take pictures or a video of many of the family celebrations that took place over her lifetime. She leaves behind dozens of photo albums and VHS tapes.

Miguela created a special bond with her grandchildren. Many of her family’s favorite memories are connected to the traditions she carried forward from her family. Mexican holidays, music, dancing, food and posadas are all a part of her legacy. In an extended family of hundreds, she was known affectionately as “old grandma” or “Aunt Mic”. In her final years she enjoyed seeing her family grow and flourish.

Survivors include her son, Jesus Gregory Ledezma; daughter, Angela Molina; daughter-in-law Karen Ledezma; granddaughters, Kimberlee Ledezma (Monica German), Sara (Kayla) Yocum-Ledezma, Anastasia (Richard) Glancey, Michaeline Segura; grandson, Randy (Melissa) Ledezma; great grandchildren, Zachary, Jeremy, Anthony, Rudy, Courtney (Seth), Taner, Michael John, Miguela, Matthew and Lola; and great-great grandchild Leilani; her half brothers, Phillipe Gonzales, Ruben (Laura) Sierra, Nasario (Laura) Sierra, and Richard Hector Sierra; half sister, Sebastiana (Gary) Freiburg; her sister-in-law Lucha Sierra.

She was preceded in death by her parents Simon and Maria; step-mother Juana; sisters Luisa and Andrea; brothers Cruz, Emanuel, Louis (Teresa), John (Adela), Camille (Rose), Julien (Kathleen), Amador (Jessie), Adrian and Francisco and grandson, Tyler Ledezma.

A special thanks to Dr. Kukhar and her staff, Dr. Constantinou, John Ramsey from Alternatives for Aging Adults, Genesis Visiting Nurses, and Trinity Hospice.

In lieu of flowers and gifts memorials may be made to the family.