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February 3, 2012

Exline helps honor Riddick, plans annual Easter Egg sale

EXLINE — Isn’t it something that we made it through the month of January in Iowa, with no major snow storms or real bad weather around here? I could not believe it when the temperature went to a record breaking high of 65 degrees on Monday, of this week. They said on the news, it broke the old record of 59 degrees that was set back in 1988. We are now on our way into the month of February already.  

A relative of mine, recommended this recipe to me, for this week. It is a different twist on the old favorite of chocolate fudge.

   

Baked Fudge

Ingredients

2 whole eggs

1 c. sugar

2 Tb. (heaping) cocoa

2 Tb. flour

1/2 c. butter, melted

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 to 325 degrees.

Beat eggs until light in color. Beat in sugar until just combined. Add cocoa, flour, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix gently until well combined.

Pour batter into four large ramekins or one 8-inch square baking dish. Set ramekins or pan into a larger pan halfway full of water.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes, or until upper crust is crispy and the rest of the batter is firm but not set. Toothpick should come out…not clean, but mixture should not be overly runny. If you pull it out of the oven and have second thoughts, stick it back in for ten more minutes. This should serve four people.

Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

 

Last year do you recall, that the February birthday gathering had to be cancelled, due to a snow storm?    That storm began on Monday evening, Jan. 31 and lasted until Wednesday, Feb. 2 before a lot of people could get dug out. The birthday get together, was re-scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month. It was held then, without any problems.

This year, these are the people that are celebrating their birthdays and anniversaries for the month here locally. They are June Gallo and Doug Carlston on Feb. 5, Robert McClurg on Feb. 6, Gary Cline on Feb. 9 and Bonnie Helmick on Feb. 25,  

Celebrating their 61st anniversary this year are Nick and June Gallo on Feb. 10.

There were pieces of cake available to everyone that were supplied by the local ladies, along with coffee and ice cream that was served by the crew at the Exline Old Country Store

Special thoughts go out to the family of Master Sergeant Travis Riddick during their time of sorrow.   There was such an out pouring of support by the community and show of patriotism to honor his memory, with all of those thousands of flags lining the streets of Centerville and special ceremonies. It was nice to see a hero honored in such a great way, by his hometown.

The members of the Exline Ramblers 4-H Club, even went up on Sunday afternoon and helped take down those many flags that were there.

Our town of Exline even had up our flags lining the streets here. One of the local city councilmen John Matheny, was instrumental in seeing that the flags in Exline, were all up and flown at half staff, in his honor.

Travis Riddick, is distantly related to our Oden family through my grandmother, Cora (Johnson) Oden.   His grandmother, Alice (Peck), the wife of Thomas B. Riddick, was also a Johnson family descendent.

There has been a great response to the memorial bricks for the pedestal, to hold the original Exline Methodist Church Bell. If you are interested, bricks are still available to purchase.

The upcoming annual Easter Egg sale is approaching. It will be sponsored by the Royal Neighbors of America, Chapter 3000. They are looking for anyone who would like to volunteer to help get ready for this annual event.

If you are interested in helping with this project, call Mary Ann Hurley at (641) 658-2691 or (641) 895-7747 to offer your assistance.

This will culminate with the spring smorgasbord dinner, which will be held on Sunday, March 25 at the community center.

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