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Festive Holiday Mice

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Ingredients

1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate pieces
1 jar (20 ounces) maraschino cherries with stems, drained and patted dry
36 milk chocolate Hershey Kisses with stripes
72 almond slices
Place chocolate in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 minute or until melted, stirring twice.
To assemble mice, hold each cherry by stem and dip in melted chocolate to coat. Place coated cherries on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Immediately press the flat bottom of an unwrapped chocolate Kiss up against the cherry to form the head. Insert two almond slices between head and body to form ears.
Place remaining melted chocolate in a re-sealable plastic bag, seal, snip off a very tiny piece of a
corner and pipe on eyes and nose onto the mice. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator; chill about 15 minutes
or until chocolate is set.
Place mice in airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. Makes 36 mice.

Instructions

Linda Enders, Port Byron



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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