Thursday, August 18, 2005


Contest winners at MC Fair given

Contest winners at the Marshall County Fair Coloring Contest winners were: 5-7 year division: first place, Wyatt Hall, Potts Camp; 8-10 year division: first place, Briona Bragg, Byhalia; 11-13 year division: first place, Logan Bragg, Byhalia.

Art Contest Winners were:

Drawings Category: 6-9 year division: first place, Briona Bragg, Byhalia; 10-13 year division: Logan Bragg, Byhalia.

Adult division: first place, Gayle Barton, Byhalia

Paintings Category:

Adult division: first place, Tipsy J. Newson, Byhalia; second place, Rodolfo N. Vasquez, Holly Springs.

Pet Show winners were: Best Non-Sporting Dog, first place, Xavian Phelps, Holly Springs with his dog, Emmitt; Best Sporting Dog, first place, Kyle Chastain, Potts Camp, with his dog, Hoss.

Best Physically Challenged Dog, first place, Cassie Lawson, Potts Camp, with her dog, Rue.

Best of Show went to Cassie Lawson and her dog, Rue.

We want to thank our sponsors for their generous support. We were able to provide special gifts and prizes for all participants.

Pet Show Sponsors were: Bi-County Farm Supply, Edwards Fertilizer, 1st Rate Realty, Liddy’s Health Mart and Tennessee SAR Dog Association.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - August 10, 1995

Barrel racers
Bonita Conway of Byhalia and her horse Jodi were first place barrel racing winners at the Kudzu Festival. They won over horses and riders from three states.

4-H Horse Bowl team places second in District
The 1995 Marshall County Horse Bowl Team had an excellent year at the District 4-H Competition. Slated as the underdogs, because of their young age and lack of experience, the team showed their competitive spirit and came in second place in the District. The team consists of Emmily Thomas, daughter of Chuck and Sue Thomas of Holly Springs; Brittany Stanton, daughter of Sonny and Janna Stanton of Holly Springs; Paige Boatwright, daughter of Eddie and Nancy Boatwright of Holly Springs and Amanda Childers, daughter of Dr. David and Sherry Childers of Holly Springs. The girls were coached by Janna Stanton and Sue Thomas.

Alice Childers represented Benton County at the Northeast District 4-H show in the Tupelo Agri-Center. She qualified all of her four horses.

25 Years Ago - August 14, 1980

20 Year Reunion
The Potts Camp High School class of 1960 held its class reunion on July 26 at Linda’s Country Restaurant. Eleven graduates and former classmates attended. They are Katherine Paton Duncan, Doris Clayton Wilson, Joy Kimery Young, Sheila Bates Coleman, Doyle Churchill, Marline Gilliam, Sidney Turnipseed, Jimmy Morris, Dennis Lindsey, Jack Clayton, Clifton Gadd and Louis Sanders.

Still plowing
Gib Gardner of Mt. Pleasant, who is 75 years old, has a mule that is 35 and they are both still plowing every day in his garden spots that cover about 10 acres. Although they are both blind, they can see well enough to grow a plentiful supply of peas, corn and other garden vegetables. Mr. Gardner is the father of South Reporter correspondent Allene Teel of the Carey community.

50 Years Ago - August 18, 1955

Oil well passes 2000 foot mark
Drilling at the Paul F. Johnson et al. no. 1 well, which has exceeded 2000 feet today, is expected to be slower from now on as they anticipate striking rock. This is known as “hard rock country.” The well is located on Curtis Duke’s place west of Waterford and is being drilled by Shell Oil Co.

Services held for Fred M. Belk Sr.
Funeral services were held for Fred M. Belk Sr., prominent Holly Springs attorney and former district attorney, Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial was in Hill Crest Cemetery. He served as district prosecuting attorney, and was secretary and attorney for the North Mississippi Hospital, which he assisted in organizing in 1945-46. He gave unselfishly of his time and effort for the hospital. He was married in 1930 to Miss Leta Ellis; they had two children, Fred M. Belk Jr. and Mrs. Wells Richardson.

Levi Bell first to bring cotton bloom
Levi Bell was the first to bring in a cotton boll, pulled Tuesday, to the South Reporter. Levi has 14 acres of cotton 10 miles west of Holly Springs near the Victoria-Chulahoma Roads. He has poisoned five times.

Recipies from Martha Ruth Leonard

"Biltmore Estate"
Specialties of the House

¾ cup shortening 2 tbsps. brandy
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 cups all purpose flour
1 egg 2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon sugar 1/8 tsp. salt
¼ cup molasses  
Beat shortening at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy. Add brown sugar, beat well. Add egg, molasses and brandy; mix well. Combine flour and remaining ingredients; add to creamed mixture, beating until blended. Cover, chill 1 hour. Shape into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield, 4½ dozen
Spinach Apple Salad with Orange Dressing
1 lb. fresh spinach, stems removed 2/3 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup, plus 2 tbsps. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed 2 red apples, unpeeled & chopped
8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled  
Wash leaves and pat dry. Tear into bite-size pieces. Combine mayonnaise and orange juice concentrate; stir well. Combine spinach, apple and bacon. Serve with dressing. Yield, 8 servings.
Spinach and Herb Stuffed Pork
10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chopped fresh basil 4 green onions, chopped
1-½ tsps. chopped fresh tarragon 2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
¼t sp. salt ¼ttsp. ground red pepper
3-4 lb. boneless pork loin roast 1/8 tsp. black pepper
Combine first seven ingredients, stirring well, set aside. Slice roast lengthwise, cutting to, but not through one side. Open cut piece to enlarge roast; pound to ½-inch thickness, making a large rectangle. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Spoon spinach mixture evenly over pork. Beginning with long side, roll up pork, jellyroll fashion; secure at 2-inch intervals, using heavy string. Place on greased rack in a shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of roast, making sure it does not touch fat. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, 15 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees. Remove from oven, let stand 10 minutes. Remove string, place roast on serving platter. Serve with Biltmore Estate Chardonnay sur Lies. Yield, 10 servings.
Stuffed Crown Pork Roast
12-rib crown roast of pork, well-trimmed, about seven lbs. ½ tsp. salt
6-oz. pkg. long grain and wild rice mix ½ tsp. pepper
½ cup drained, canned garbanzo beans or chick-peas rinsed 1 cup raisins
½ cup sliced green onions 2 cups chicken broth
Garnish: kale, apple wedges, grapes, green onion ribbons ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted
Fold a piece of aluminum foil into an 8-in. square; place on rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper; place, bone ends up, on foil-lined rack. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Combine rice mix, seasoning packet from rice mix, raisins and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add garbanzo beans, pecans and green onions, toss gently. Cut a piece of aluminum foil long enough to fit around ribs; fold lengthwise into thirds. Wrap foil around ribs; fold over tips of ribs. Spoon rice mixture into center of roast; cover with foil. Insert meat thermometer into roast, making sure it does not touch fat or bone. Bake at 325 degrees for 1-½ to 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 160 degrees. Remove foil from roast, let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish if desired. Serve with Chateau Biltmore Chardonnay Barrel Fermented. Yield, 12 servings.

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