Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


July 15, 2011

Minister from London, England to be in Exline tonight

EXLINE — I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. There usually are so many things to see and do during this time of year.

It is hard to believe that it is time for the Appanoose County Fair, which will begin this Sunday, July 17. The local 4-H members and fair exhibitors have been busy getting ready for the annual event.

The recipe for this week, is one of the winning pie recipes that was the Reserve Prize winner, at the Exline 4th of July Pie contest. It was made and submitted by Penny Sharp. She has graciously allowed me to publish her award winning pie recipe for everyone to enjoy.


Snickers Pie Recipe:


Pie Crust

2 packages of chocolate graham crackers

1/2 c. sugar

1 stick butter (melted)


Pie Filling

1-8 oz. package of softened cream cheese

1-½ c. powdered sugar

½ c. peanut butter.

3 Snickers candy bars, cut into small pieces (save some of the pieces for the topping)

1-16 oz. container of Cool Whip



½ c. of salted peanuts

Chocolate sauce

Caramel sauce


To make the pie crust, crumble up two packages of chocolate graham crackers in a bowl. Add the sugar and a melted stick of butter and stir together. Form the mixture, to make two pie crusts in separate pans.  (Save some of the crust mixture for later for the topping).

To make the pie filling, using a medium size bowl, add cream cheese, powdered sugar, peanut butter, chopped up Snickers candy bars (saving some of the pieces for the topping) and the container of Cool Whip and blend together. Once the pie filling is blended, add it to the pie crusts, then add the topping.  

For the topping, sprinkle the remaining graham cracker mixture that was left from making the pie crusts, on top of both pies. Add on what was saved of the pieces of the cut up Snickers candy bar, evenly on top. Add the peanuts on top of both pies and then drizzle on the chocolate and caramel sauce to complete the pie, using your own discretion, as to how much to add.


It is always interesting to run into people at various places, who tell me they enjoy reading my article and making the recipes that are in this weekly column. It is nice to hear from everyone.

Remember that the Exline Hose Company No. 1 Museum is open each Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. So, if you have not toured the museum yet, make plans to come down. There is a lot of old memorabilia to view along with the town’s original Model-T fire truck and an old, restored gas delivery truck of the same era.

The birthday celebration was held on the first Wednesday of the month, which was July 6, at the Exline Old Country Store. As usual, the local ladies made the cakes and the store provided the coffee and ice cream for everyone. Those celebrating birthdays this month are:  Neal Eddy on July 13, Stan Houston on July 17, Tom Davis on July 23, and Sue Greer on July 25.

Those couples having their anniversary this month are as follows:   Ron and Jeanette Dorman on July 6, Mike and Tina Sudbrock on July 7 and Tom and Joni Davis on July 15.

Last Saturday evening, Tracy, Denise and I were invited to a wedding. Jim and Pam Oden’s granddaughter Molly Tubaugh got married at the First United Methodist Church, just north of the Centerville town square. She is the daughter of Jaren and Jamie Tubaugh.  

Molly was a very pretty bride. She married Andrew Felton, who is the son of Jerry and Janice  Felton. Their reception was held at the Faith United Methodist Church, south of Centerville. That building was very nicely decorated for the gathering.

Recently, Mary Ann Hurley’s grandson Ethan, visited with her for four days. He enjoyed catching Craw Dads and going swimming, while he was there.

Do not forget, if you  and your family have any news about family events, reunions, visitors or vacation activities and would like them mentioned in this column, just write down the highlights of your event and drop them in the Exline News mail box at the back door of our house. It is right across the street from the Exline Old Country Store. We will then get your news in the newspaper the following week.

Tonight, Friday, July 15, a special program will be held at the Exline Church of Christ. The minister, Alan Marshall of London, England, is traveling around the United States, to raise support for his work at his church in London. The Exline Church of Christ, supports his effort and contributes to his church.

He will be bringing his message this evening at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be taken during the program. The event is open to the public.

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A. I plan to attend all six days.
B. I plan to attend five days.
C. I plan to attend four days.
D. I plan to attend three days.
E. I plan to attend two days.
F. I plan to attend one day.
G. I do not plan to go to the fair this year.
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