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Ingredients

2 cups margarine
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups apricots, chopped
2 teaspoons apricot brandy
4-1/2 cups flour
Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

Cream margarine and sugar; add apricots and apricot brandy. Add flour, a small amount at a time. Roll into balls. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes; roll in powdered sugar while hot.

Eva Valentine
Rock Island



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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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