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Double this recipe for those weekend camping trips. Your family will love sharing them with their friends.

Ingredients

1/2 cup soft shortening (1/2 Crisco, 1/2 butter)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Mix shortening, peanut butter, sugars and egg thoroughly. Blend all dry ingredients; stir in using electric mixer. Chill if not able to form a ball. Roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Place on Teflon or greased baking sheets. Flatten with fork dipped in sugar (criss-cross). Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until brown. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Jeannette Stenzel
Osco



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

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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