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12 large potatoes
2 ribs celery, chopped fine
2 large carrots, chopped fine
1 large onion, chopped
Enough water to cover
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
1 can evaportated milk
1 can (15 ounces) cream of chicken soup
1 can (15 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
Salt and pepper
Celery salt


Cook potatoes, celery, carrots and onion in water until tender. Then add butter or margarine, milk, soups, salt, pepper and celery salt to taste.

Nancy Wilson

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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
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1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
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