I just learned today that a friend and former associate of mine, Monte McCreight, is going through the biggest battle of his life against Myeloma Cancer.  No doubt, many of us know the feeling of witnessing this fight, by a friend or family member who is most deserving of a better fate.  All thoughts and prayers are most appreciated.  Also, there is a benefit for him and his family this Saturday at the Teamsters Local 371 building, 7909 42nd Street in West Rock Island from 4 til 9.  They have an impressive list of silent auction items and sale items, plus music, food, beverages, and more.  For more info, call 563-650-0334 or 309-507-0456.  If you would like to make a donation of a sale/auction item, or a monetary donation, you can do so at the Teamsters Building before the event.  Monetary donations may also be made at a Blackhawk Bank branch.  I promise you, all gifts and donations will go to help the family of a wonderful man that I'm proud to know.