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Cowboy Coffee Cake

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2 cups flour
1-1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup shortening
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sour milk
2 eggs, well beaten
Nuts or chocolate chips, optional
Cinnamon and sugar, optional


Mix flour, brown sugar, shortening, baking powder, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add milk and eggs and mix well. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch pan. Chopped nuts, chocolate chips and cinnamon and sugar may be sprinkled over crumbs, if desired. Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Joni K. Cross

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  Today is Monday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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