Thursday, September 1, 2005


Marshall County Humane Society News

Animal control in Marshall County

Something really important is going on in Marshall County. Whether you are a pet person or not,this is a matter of immediate concern to you.

Our Board of Supervisors is having a meeting September 12 at 9 a.m. next door to the tax assessor’s office in Holly Springs. Among the items on the agenda is a proposal to include animal control in the new budget.

This is, at long last, our chance to do something about our stray animal population. If you live out in the county you have, most likely, enjoyed strays scattering your garbage and fighting with your dogs. They chase farmers’ livestock. They scare small children and old people (and lots of therest of us too). Most of them are frightened little creatures desperately trying to survive any way they can after being abandoned by someone who no longer wantedthem.

You may finally have someone to call who can do something when you wake up to find three stray dogs dumped in your yard digging up your flowers and tryingto eat your cat.

There are two things you can do to help make animal control a reality in Marshall County: call your supervisor and let him know what you think and attend the meeting on Mon., Sept. 12.

The Marshall County Supervisors are as follows: Willie Flemon, 662-252-2103, District 1; Eddie Dixon, 662-851-7892, District 2; Keith Taylor, 901-412-0328, District 3; George Zinn, 662- 544-0996, District 4; and Bobby Joe Bennett, 662-544-1117, District 5.

If you don’t know which district you live in you can find out by calling the Chancery Clerk’s Office in Holly Springs at 662-252-4431.

Control your own animal population by getting your pets spayed or neutered. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment at the Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.

If you would like to adopt a pet, become a foster home or find out about our local Humane Society, call 662-564-2900.

Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
“The Best of Bon Appetit®”

Corn Fritters

1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking powder
2-1/2 cups cooked corn kernels     (about six ears)
2 eggs
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Heat oil in large skillet. Combine remaining ingredients in medium bowl and mix well. For large fritters: drop mixture by heaping tablespoonsinto hot oil; for hors d’oeuvre-size, drop by teaspoonsful. Fry until golden brown on each side, turning only once. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately. Serves four to six.

Herbed Grilled Corn

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tbsps. chopped chives
dash pepper
2 tbsps. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. salt
8 ears corn, husks and silks     removed, ends trimmed
Blend butter with parsley, chives, salt and pepper. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon on each ear; wrap individually in heavy-duty alumninum foil. Grill over glowing coals 15-20 minutes, or until tender, turning occasionally. Serves four to eight.

Corn (or Mock) Oysters

2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups fresh corn kernels
    (about 5 ears)
1/4 cup flour
dash pepper
Heat about 1/2 inch oil in 10- or 12-inch skillet. Combine corn, egg yolks, flour, salt and pepper in medium bowl. In separate bowl, beat hot oil by teaspoons and brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately. Serves four to six.

Revolutionary Corn Pudding

2 cups fresh corn kernels
(about 5 ears)
3 eggs, well beaten
2 tbsps. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter a 1-1/2 quart souffle’ or baking dish. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Pour into prepared dish and place in larger pan partially filled with hot water. Bake 1-1/4 hours, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and dry. Services six.

Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - August 31, 1995

Dickerson wins in tough sheriff ’s race
Retired MIP Investigator Kenny Dickerson came away with a hard-fought win over Sheriff Cunningham to capture the Democratic nomination for sheriff. Dickerson won with a 677-vote margin.

Caught the limit
Wade Yeager of Laws Hill caught the limit on crappie at Wyatt’s Crossing Wed., Aug. 23 and Thurs., Aug. 24. He caught 30 fish each day.

Four pounds of fish
James L. Dillard III, nine-year-old son of James and Juanita Dillard of Potts Camp, caught a string of bass, of which the largest weighed over four pounds, while fishing with his father on Aug. 20.

Dixon makes roster Eddie Dixon of Holly Springs was named to the roster at Northeast Community College for the 1995 football season.

25 Years Ago - August 28, 1980

Still discovered
Marshall County sheriff’s deputies discovered a still on Honest Jack Road in the Warsaw community Saturday. The still consisted of 19 barrels, two cookers and four copper worms used to distill the corn liquor, Sheriff Osborne Bell said.

South Reporter printing leased
The job printing shop and office supplies department of The South Reporter have been leased to Lincoln Martin, a long-time employee of the company. It will be operated from the same location and known as South Center Printing Co. The building has been divided to accommodate separate entrances. The South Reporter, Inc. will concentrate on publication of the 115-year-old newspaper, The South Reporter. Martin has been employed with The South Reporter for 12 years and is an accomplished printing craftsman, using all four of the print shop’s presses.

50 Years Ago - September 1, 1955

Goodman twins pledge vows in double wedding
In the first double wedding ever performed in the more than a century old Methodist Church in Holly Springs, the Goodman twins were married Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. Welda Goodman was married to Harmon Walker Jr. of Holly Springs and Wanda Goodman was married to Charles Alan McClaren of University.

T.F. Swofford heads seed lab
T.F. Swofford, former project forester on the Yazoo-Little Tallahatchie Flood Control Project at Holly Springs, is now in charge of the cooperative seed laboratory at Macon, Ga. Swofford was replaced here by J.E. Davis, formerly Unaka district ranger of the Cherokee National Forest at Greenville, Tenn.

Vegetable show winners
Among winners in the vegetable show held during the recent Short Course, 4-H gardening winners are Odie Mae Lucas of Waites, first, Mary Lee Lay of Harris Club, second and Bobbie Totten of Harris Club, third.

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