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Melon and Meat Balls

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"This easy appetizer looks and tastes good anytime of the year. Its combination surprises the taste buds, even mid-winter. "Melon ball scoops are readily available in every produce section in all supermarkets, cheaply priced!" Note: "Scooped-out melon halves may be used to serve the prepared balls. Great conversation dish."

Ingredients

1 large cantaloupe
1 large honeydew melon
3 ounces light, low sodium ham or turkey, thinly sliced

Instructions

Cut melon into halves and scoop out pulp into balls, utilizing a melon ball scoop. Cut meat slice into 1-inch wide strips. Wrap strip of meat around each melon ball and secure with cocktail or toothpick. Chill prior to serving.

Kay Schriefer
Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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