Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

People

January 17, 2012

Exline project to house bell looking for sponsors

EXLINE — With the weather continuing off and on, to feel like springtime, the various trees and bushes in our yard, have new buds on them. That will not be good because once it does freeze and more winter like temperatures occur, it will cause those blossoms to freeze and fall off and that will mean there will be no blooms on those plants this spring.

The recipe for this week is a twist on an old favorite cookie recipe. It uses malted milk in the ingredients. They sound like they would be really good.

 

Malted Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Ingredients

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

3/4 c. golden brown sugar

3/4 c. granulated sugar

2 whole eggs

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 c. (rounded) malted milk powder

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp. baking soda

1 1/4 tsp. salt

One 12 oz. bag milk chocolate chips

 

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium size bowl, cream the butter, then add both sugars and cream until fluffy. Add the eggs and beat slightly, then add the vanilla and beat until combined. Add the malted milk powder and beat until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the butter mixture, beating gently until just combined. Add the chocolate chips and stir in gently.

Drop by teaspoonfuls (or use a cookie scoop) on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving plenty of space between the cookies. They spread out quite a bit. Bake for nine to 11 minutes. The cookies will be very flat and very chewy. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan with a spatula.

For something different, you may allow to cool completely, then use two cookies to make an ice cream sandwich. Place your choice of the flavor of ice cream, between two of the cookies, then roll the sides of the ice cream between the two cookies, in chocolate chips to coat the sides and wrap individually in plastic wrap and place in the freezer.

 

It has been reported that a former Exline resident, Velma (Wessel) Vivian of Rockford, Ill. has passed away at the age of 75 years old. She also lived at one time in the town of Belvidere, Ill. She passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. She was the last one left, of her Exline High School graduating class of 1933. She is survived by her sister, Bonnie (Wessel) Sparks, of Centerville.

Today is Friday the 13th. A lot of  people have a fear of the number 13. It is known as triskaidekaphobia. Some people even believe the number 13 is unlucky. Throughout numerous centuries of history, many different nationalities had their own reasons for believing myths about the number 13 in many various forms.

In high rise buildings some buildings do not have a 13th floor. They go right from number 12 to number 14. Then there are others that do not even give it a thought and just treat it as you would, any other number or day.

To help dispel these fears, about the number 13 and other superstitions, a group was formed in New York in 1881. This influential group formed the Thirteen Club. They held their first meeting on Friday, the 13th, in January of 1881 at 8:13 p.m., which was 131 years ago today!

They walked into room number 13, by entering under a ladder and were all seated near piles of spilled salt.

The Thirteen Club became quite the rage, with groups of them springing up all over the country. These groups continued meeting for 40 years. They could claim five future presidents as members, including Chester A. Arthur and Theodore Roosevelt. Their continued activities were reported in leading newspapers for years until they eventually faded away and people‘s superstitions subsided.

There is a project going on here in Exline. As has been reported, they are in the process of erecting a pedestal in the Hero’s Park, that is located on the corner of East Wall Street and South First in Exline. It will eventually hold the original church bell that used to be housed in the belfry of the old Methodist Church. It was rung every Sunday when services were held there. The church stood on the site where the park is now located.

The bell is being donated by Larry and Carol Drake, in memory of their parents.

This memorial brick pedestal will be a permanent structure in the park when it is completed and will consist of at least 100 bricks.  

To help raise money for the construction of this project, bricks are going to be sold for the price of $50 each. The money will be used to buy the brick and you may have any information put on the  brick that you would like. If you would like to honor your parents, grandparents or any other relative either living or deceased, you may do so. A maximum number of 17 letters, characters, numbers or spaces may be placed on each line, with up to two lines of information on each brick. You may also put your own names or your family’s name on a brick, to be included in the pedestal that will support the church bell.

This project is open to anyone, either a past or current resident or someone who has an interest in our town. You also do not need to have been a member of the old Methodist Church to have your information placed on a brick. Everyone is welcome to participate and donate a brick for this worthy project.

When enough bricks are purchased the project will proceed, once the nice weather arrives. To have a permanent representation on one of these bricks will preserve it in the park. Once the project is complete, there will be no more bricks available to be sold. So, get your order in as soon as you can.

This project is being sponsored  by the Royal Neighbors of America, Exline Chapter 3000. For further information to participate in purchasing a brick, you may pick up a form at the Exline Old Country Store. Fill out the form and turn it in with a check for $50 for each brick you would like to purchase.  

If you would like further information, you may call the Project Chairman, Mary Ann (Campbell) Hurley at 315 E. Second St. South, Exline, Iowa 52555. The phone number is (641) 658-2691 or you may e-mail her at:   mahurley@sirisonline.com.

You may also contact the Royal Neighbors of America Chapter 3000 president, Jean (Traxler) Leach at 28636 Highway T30, Exline, Iowa 52555, by calling (641) 658-2623 or e-mailing her at:   mjleach@sirisonline.com.

If you have a form that you filled out for your brick, you may also just mail it in to one of those two ladies along with your check. If you do not want to drop it back by, at the Exline Old Country Store.

This past Sunday, Mary Ann Hurley and her son Aaron, went to a gun show in Columbia, Mo. From there, they picked up Aaron’s son Ethan, who is Mary Ann’s grandson, and they all went out to eat at Chuckie Cheese.

On March 25, there will be a spring dinner sponsored by the Exline Recreation Committee at the community center. This will also be their annual Easter Egg sale, where Easter Eggs will be sold with various prizes included in each egg.  The Easter Egg sale will be a project sponsored by the Royal Neighbors of America, Chapter 3000. When further information is available, I will put it in this column.

1
Text Only
People
  • Bridgeview 2014-2015 Theater Series announced Ottumwa’s Bridgeview Center has announced the upcoming theater series for the 2014-2015 season. For the upcoming 2014-2015 season, Bridge View Center’s Executive Director Larry Gawronski along with John Deere Ottumwa Works, South Ottumwa Savings Bank

    August 1, 2014

  • Johanna Kok completes basic training Air Force Airman Johanna L. Kok graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force

    August 1, 2014

  • Aug. 1-4 Calendar FRIDAY 1DRAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY, will show the movie “Frozen” at 8 p.m. in the back parking lot. There will be a second movie shown inside. Bring blankets, pillows and lawn chairs. Popcorn and snacks will be available. Children 8 and under need to be ac

    August 1, 2014

  • Local students receive degrees Approximately 5,000 students received degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the 2014 spring semester.Students from the area receiving degrees include:Joseph Appler from Centerville (BA-English)Megan DoBraska from Centerville (BA-Communi

    August 1, 2014

  • July 31-Aug. 2 Calendar THURSDAY 31HONEY CREEK, 9-11 a.m. – Kayaking Tour – Get closer to nature during this kayaking tour with a naturalist. This program is for people with some kayaking experience who feel confident in their abilities to shuttle, launch and maneuver their

    July 31, 2014

  • Next blood drive Aug. 5 LifeServe Blood Center needs volunteer blood donors to support their communities this summer by donating blood. Often during the summer months the local blood supply can drop to dangerously low levels yet the need for life-saving blood products remai

    July 30, 2014

  • Healthy Appanoose: Week 29 The 29th week of the Healthy Appanoose Challenges are printed below. The free program can be joined anytime throughout the year. Log in at the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at www.centerville-ia.com to record challenges completed.

    July 29, 2014

  • July 29-31 Calendar TUESDAY 29NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS), Family Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 411 N. Main St. Centerville. For more information, call (641) 856-3213.SOUTH CENT

    July 29, 2014

  • 072514 Denny Denny completes basic training Air Force Airman 1st Class Riley M. Denny has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and stu

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Howar Junior High fourth quarter honor roll Seventh gradeAlexander, GageAnderson, KeatonBailey, Hannah AnnBartholomew, TaytonBerja, HannahBlack, SiarahBowen, AnnaBrown, ShaylinCassady, RyanClupny, MadisonCochran, KalebCooper, ColeCowan, ChasityCox, MaddisonDaugherty, SavannahDorman, AdelynEyhe

    July 24, 2014

  • Centerville High School second semester honor roll * indicates 4.0 GPA12th gradeAnderson, Austin James*Armington, Jared RyanBachman, Branson Wayne*Bennett, Madilyn SummersBowen, Tabitha AnnBradley, Michael Bruce*Braster, Lewis ManuelBratz, TuckerBullard, JoshuaBullard, JustinCardani, Kylon MichaelDix

    July 24, 2014

  • July 25-28 Calendar FRIDAY 25HONEY CREEK, 9-10 a.m. – Stand Up Paddleboarding Basics – Learn the basics of SUP. Solo paddle boards and paddles will be provided. Some PFDs will be available. This class is for people 12 and older. Minors must have a guardian present and p

    July 24, 2014

  • Summertime in the late 40s and 50s in Moravia Summertime in the early evenings, right after supper meant playing games all over Moravia. One we liked was chalk the corner, beginning at Condras and Firkins and playing in most of Moravia before we were done. One team took the piece of chalk and a

    July 23, 2014

  • Healthy Appanoose: Week 28 The 28th week of the Healthy Appanoose Challenges are printed below. The free program can be joined anytime throughout the year. Log in at the Centerville-Rathbun Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at www.centerville-ia.com to record challenges completed.

    July 23, 2014

  • July blood drive collects 37 units The recent Centerville Community blood drive, held Tuesday, July 1 had a total of 46 people register to donate blood and 37 units of blood were collected.Rose Cunningham and TTT AS and the Hospital Auxiliary helped to organize and sponsor this blood

    July 23, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
     View Results
Front page