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Ingredients

2 tablespoons plus 1 stick (1/4 pound) butter
1 package slivered almonds
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked coconut
2 cups crushed Rice Chex
1/2 gallon ice cream (flavor of your choice), softened

Instructions

In medium skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and add almonds. Stir constantly. Take off heat when nuts begin to brown. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with a little salt. Cream 1/4 pound butter with brown sugar. Add coconut and Rice Chex and the almonds. Spread 1/2 of this mixture in a 9x13-inch pan. Cover with softened ice cream. Cover with rest of almond-coconut mixture. Freeze. Serve chilled.

Neva Emery, Prophetstown



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1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
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