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Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup vegetable oil
2-1/4 cups white sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
2 teaspoons lemon extract, divided
2 teaspoons butter flavored extract, divided
1/4 cup orange juice
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans or one large 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, eggs, milk, oil, white sugar, poppy seeds and 1-1/2 teaspoons each vanilla, lemon and butter flavorings. Stir until just combined well, and pour batter into prepared pans.

Bake for 1 hour. Check for doneness, then cool for 5 minutes. Poke holes in the top of the bread with meat fork and pour glaze over top.

Glaze: Mix orange juice, confectioner’s sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon each of the vanilla, butter and lemon flavorings. Pour immediately over warm loaf.

Joan Holmes
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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