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Spiced Cran-Apple Cider

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Ingredients

1 quart apple cider
1 quart cranberry juice cocktail
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons whole allspice
4 sticks (3-inch size) cinnamon
Orange slices

Instructions

Heat all ingredients, except orange slices, to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes; remove spices. Garnish with orange slices. Yield: 12 servings about 3/4 cup each.

Marilyn Null
Erie




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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