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Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 can (16 ounces) canned pumpkin

Frosting:
1-3 ounce package Philadelphia cream cheese
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon milk

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix until well blended. Pour into large greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Frosting: Mix frosting ingredients together and frost bars when cooled to room temperature.

Donna Whiting
East Moline



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  Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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