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Sweet Potato Deluxe

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1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 can No. 3 whole, peeled sweet potatoes, mashed
1/4 cup nuts
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cream or pineapple juice
6 or 7 marshmallow


Melt butter in a baking dish and add brown sugar. Stir and add mashed sweet potatoes. Mix well. Add nuts, raisins, salt and cream or pineapple juice. Mix well. Top with marshmallows and bake at 350 degrees F. 20-25 minutes until marshmallows melt and brown.

Ruth Ehlers Rock Island

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.

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