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Ingredients

Crust:
1 cup butter or margarine at room temperature
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
Pinch salt
2 cups flour
Filling:
2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 eggs
6 tablespoons lemon juice
Additional confectioners' sugar for dusting

Instructions

Line a 13x9-inch pan with foil. Coat with nonstick cooking spray. To make crust, blend butter, sugar and salt until smooth. Stir in flour. Scrape into pan, pressing until level. Bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes or until golden. To make filling, beat sugar, flour, eggs and lemon juice until smooth. Pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until no imprint remains when lightly touched in center. Cool on rack. Remove from pan by lifting foil. Cut into squares. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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