Thursday, August 25, 2005

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Marshall County Humane Society News

Clinic to open Tuesdays beginning September 6

Beginning in September, the Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be open on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays. Please make a mental note with stars around it if you are or will be one of our patrons. We still have folks who think clinic is on Thursdays as it was when we first began almost six years ago.

Getting your pet fixed is probably one of the best favors you can do for your furry friend. It can prevent their developing hormone-related cancers in later life; it keeps male dogs from fighting over and straying off chasing after the receptive ladies; it keeps females from having litter after litter. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment.

Our meeting last Tuesday was very productive. We are all so excited about the Adoption Center becoming a reality and are hoping to make it a real community project. If you would like to make a donation to help you can mail it to Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635, or, if it’s something like a roll of fencing, you can bring it to the Rental Barn at 116 S. Craft St. in Holly Springs. (Sherry has a big old long list of stuff we need for the Center.)

Since we are all volunteers and work for our love of the animals instead of money all of our donations go directly to help the animals instead of a big chunk coming off the top for “administrative expenses.”

Maria had a big surprise when she got to Second Time Around to open up Saturday morning. There was a puppy tied with a metal fish stringer (the thing with all the hooks) to the post outside. He had wrapped it around the post so many times he was close to strangling himself. If she’d gotten there much later it would have been too late.

Please, please, do not drop animals off like that. Both Second Time Around and the Clinic are only open on certain days and not always then. Anything can happen to a small animal abandoned in such a manner with no certainty of rescue in sight.

If you have some time free on Fridays or Saturdays, Maria can always use some help at the thrift store. She’s open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Fridays and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays so drop by or call her at 252-6252 if you’d like to help.

For general information about the Humane Society or to find out about adoptions or fostering, call us at 662-564-2900. If you have trouble getting through, please let us know. You can call the Spay/Neuter Clinic appointment number at 662-252-6196 or any of our members to report problems with the phone. Thanks for your help.


Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
“The Best of Bon Appetit

Zucchini Parmesan

4 zucchini (about 5” long)
3 tbsps. butter or margarine
2/3 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
2-3 garlic cloves, mashed
salt and pepper to taste
dash of oregano
Steam whole zucchini until crisp/tender, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from pan and slice lengthwise about 1/4 inch thick. Preheat broiler, placing rack about 5 inches from heat source. Mash garlic with butter or margarine and season lightly with salt, pepper and oregano. Spread mixture on zucchini slices and top with cheese. Place on baking sheet and broil until golden. Serves four.

Baked Zucchini

3 tbsps. olive oil
6 medium zucchini, unpeeled and
    chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium onion, minced
2/3 cup cooked rice
1/2 cup grated Swiss cheese
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsps. breadcrumbs
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat oil in 10- or 12-inch skillet. Saute onion until soft. Add zucchini and cook covered 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Combine rice, cheese, parsley, egg, salt and pepper. Add zucchini and mix well. Place in greased 1-1/2 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and olive oil. Bake uncovered 20 minutes. Serves six.

Zucchini Pancakes

2 cups coarsely grated zucchini
1/4 cup minced onion
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. oregano
butter or margarine
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup unbleached flour
1/2 tsp. salt
oil
lemon wedges
Place zucchini in strainer and press out as much moisture as possible. Mix with eggs and onion in small bowl. Combine dry ingredients and stir into zucchini-egg mixture. Heat oil on griddle or in skillet over medium heat. Drop dough by tablespoons and brown lightly on both sides. Serve immediately with butter or margarine and lemon wedges. Serves four.

Zucchini a la Nancy

2 medium zucchini
2 oz. cream cheese (low calorie)
1 oz. chopped green olives
1 oz. chopped black olives
2 oz. French bread crumbs
chopped parsley
pimiento strips
salt
2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded
    and chopped
2 minced green onions
chopped thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Slice zucchini 1/4 inch thick. Place in small bowl with salt and let stand half an hour. Beat cream cheese in bowl with wooden spoon. Add remaining ingredients, except zucchini and pimiento, seasoning to taste. Just before serving, rinse zucchini and dry slices thoroughly with a paper towel. Mound a small spoonful of cheese mixture on each slice and crisscross with pimiento strips.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - August 24, 1995

Pinned as Second Lieutenant
Howard B. Jones Jr. of Byhalia had his second lieutenant bars pinned on by his parents, Howard B. and Rose Jones during an Aug. 11 Army ROTC commissioning ceremony at the University of Southern Mississippi. The new officer graduated from USM the same day with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Jones, 22, will go through the Army officer’s basic course at Ft. Benning, Ga. He has been selected to return to USM as a recruiter for the Army’s Reserve Officer Training Corps unit there.

SCB to be known as BellSouth
BellSouth Telecommunications announced recently that the company will be changing its brand identification from South Central Bell and Southern Bell to BellSouth. Southern Bell and South Central Bell became BellSouth subsidiaries in 1984 with the breakup of the Bell system.

Farese participates in triathlon
Local triathlete Jeff Farese competed in the fourth annual Dragonfly Triathlon at Sardis Lake, Aug. 19. The race consisted of a 1/2-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride and a four-mile cross-country run. Farese won his age group with a time of one hour, 32 minutes and seven seconds. He came in 14th overall.

25 Years Ago - August 21, 1980

Lady cop patrols Square
Donna Lawton’s job is to make circles around the Square. She’s Holly Springs’ first full-time policewoman and her job is to enforce the recently enacted two-hour parking restrictions around the outside perimeter of the Square. Donna makes about three trips around the Square each hour. After she has been with the police department several months, she will attend the Police Academy in Jackson for training as a regular police officer.

Church royalty
Winners of the Junior Christian Youth Ambassadors King and Queen contest at Evangel Full Gospel Assembly were Stephanie Scherff and Kevin Johnson. Votes were cast for a penny and the money was used to purchase audio-visual equipment for the JCYA. Stephanie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Scherff and Kevin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Johnson.

50 Years Ago - August 25, 1955

Harold Crowder elected sheriff
Harold E. Crowder was elected with a vote of 1954. In the Senate race George M. Yarbrough won with 1862 votes. Ottis M. Clayton was successful in his bid for the office of Circuit Clerk. For District Attorney, Fred Swaney was the winner.

Coleman wins governor’s race
J.P. Coleman, present attorney general of Mississippi, won the Democratic nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary election. Coleman is the first candidate in 32 years to win the nomination for governor on his first bid for the office.

Betsy Brown gives dinner and show party
Betsy Brown, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Russell Brown, entertained Kay Thompson, Becky Lou Humphrey and Rita Cochran for dinner at Stafford’s Friday night and afterwards at the picture show, as her guests.


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