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A delicious alternative to the chocolate variety!

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 egg whites
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
ICING:
1 stick margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 box (16 ounces) powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups coconut, flaked
1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten egg whites. Mix together flour, soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture, alternately with buttermilk and flavorings. Pour into greased and floured 17x11-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. For icing, melt margarine, add buttermilk and rest of ingredients. Mix well and spread on cake after it has cooled 5 minutes. Makes 20-24 servings.

Ruby McKelvey
Aledo



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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.
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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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