Thursday, September, 22, 2005


Marshall County Humane Society

Autumnal equinox is beginning of fall season

We hope lots of you joined the Marshall County Humane Society Tuesday and ate huge quantities of spaghetti with all the trimmings. This year anything we made will go to help animal rescue efforts on the coast.

This Thursday, the 22nd, is the autumnal equinox. Traditionally a day to celebrate harvest time and all kinds of pagan rites, it is a day of equal parts light and dark when the sun rises due east and sets due west. From then until spring we’ll have more night than day.

The autumnal equinox is the official beginning of the fall season. That makes it time to start thinking about holidays and cool weather.

While you are planning on this year’s Halloween costume and cutting the grass for the last time, you hope, include your pets in your plans.

Up-to-date vaccinations for your pets can prevent time consuming, expensive visits to the veterinarian with a preventable illness, usually when you’re really busy with something else.

While you’re buying bales of hay to decorate for the season, buy an extra one to put in Fido’s doghouse. Better yet, get some cedar chips to keep the bugs away.

Give all your pets a good flea and tick treatment whether you use Frontline, Revolution or flea shampoo and Sevin dust.

Getting your pets spayed or neutered now will prevent a new litter arriving just when the whole family is coming for the weekend and will make them calmer animals, better able to cope with the stress of the holiday season. The Humane Society sponsored lowcost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment.

In case you’re wondering what happened to the nice folks from Alcoa who did such good work for the Humane Society, they’re celebrating the equinox by spending Thursday morning helping the Barton Fire Department.

For information on adoptions, fostering or other Humane Society programs, call 662-564-2900. Address any correspondence to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.

Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard

“Tennessee’s Magic Mixes”

Baked Broccoli
1 pkg. frozen, chopped broccoli
2 cups milk
1-1/2 cups cheese, grated
4 eggs
3 slices white bread
Cook broccoli according to package directions until tender; drain. Trim crust from bread slices; butter and cut into cubes. Beat eggs, add milk and bread cubes. Stir broccoli and cheese into egg mixture. Pour into buttered oblong baking dish. Bake at 250 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. Cut into squares. Nice as a luncheon dish, served hot.
Democrat Pie
8-oz. cream cheese, softened
9-oz. carton Cool Whip
2 tsps. vanilla
1/4 cup peanut butter (more if desired)
graham cracker crust
Blend ingredients together and fill graham cracker crust. Chill, store in refrigerator.
Carl’s Caramel Pie
2 cups sugar
2 sticks oleo
8 heaping tbsps. flour
1 large can Pet milk
4 egg yolks
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large pie shell, baked
whipped cream
Melt oleo and add flour; set aside. Beat yolks and set aside. Caramelize sugar in iron skillet, stirring until brown. Add oleo and milk to sugar, stir hard. Add egg yolks, salt and vanilla. Pour into baked pie shell. Cool and top with whipped cream.
Mimi’s Prune Cake
2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs
1 cup prunes,
cooked and mashed
1 tsp. salt
1-1/4 tsp. soda
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup Wesson oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup nuts, chopped
Add soda to buttermilk; stir in oil, sugar and 1 cup flour. Sift together
1 cup flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Combine the two mixtures.
Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla, prunes and nuts. Pour
into 13x9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. Karo syrup
Combine and bring to a boil for two minutes. Pierce cake while hot. Spoon sauce over cake. Cool in pan. Best when served warm

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago — September 21, 1995

Restoration of “Church of Martyrs” begun

The newly formed “Historic Heritage Preservation Corp.” has begun the monumental task of restoration of the historic “Church of the Yellow Fever Martyrs.” Six nuns from the Sisters of Charity in Kentucky died nursing yellow fever victims, along with the priest, Father Oberti. This museum will honor them, along with the doctors and others who gave their lives caring for the victims. The Sisters of Charity came to Holly Springs in 1868; yellow fever came to Holly Springs in 1878. The church building has been vacant since 1980 and has suffered a great deal from weather damage and lack of care. A restoration architect, Chelius Carter of Memphis, has begun looking at the church and hopefully restoration of the church can begin in the near future. “Neglect has taken a toll. One whole wall will have to be realigned, the foundation on one side redone completely, the roof replaced, the old bell tower redone. There’s structural work where the floor has separated from the bulging wall. We’re probably looking at $100,000 -- on the conservative side,” said Al Hammer, chairman of the board of trustees. According to “The History of Holly Springs,” the nuns “hovered over the sick day and night, not caring who the patient might be. One by one the sisters fell, until six of them, with the faithful priest, lay dead.”

25 Years Ago — September 18, 1980

Constitution Week

For most of us, Constitution Week means fly our flag one whole week and reflect on the Preamble to the Constitution. For Bert Bonds, it means to fly lots of flags very day all year, every year. He is one who never forgets his flag, his country, his state, his country and love for his fellow man. We have never asked for help that he did not give it. (The Major Matthew McConnell Chapter DAR)

International stars to perform ballet

Alexander Godunov and Cynthia Gregory, two of ballet’s most acclaimed stars and the Memphis Ballet Company will offer an exciting evening of dance in Memphis at the Cook Convention Center. Godunov, the Russian defector whose name became well-known last summer when he left the Bolshoi Ballet to dance in the U.S., will be making his first appearance in the Mid-South. The two dancers will perform variations from Act II of “Giselle” and from “Le Corsair.”

50 Years Ago — September 22, 1955

Dial telephones for Potts Camp - Hickory Flat

Plans have been completed and work has started on a modern dial telephone system for Potts Camp and Hickory Flat, announced J.R. Phillips for Southern Bell Telephone Company. “When completed the new system will cost in excess of $70,000 and will serve 175 families in Potts Camp and Hickory Flat. Unlimited calls will be able to be made between Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Hickory Flat subscribers without extra charge,” he said.

Capt. Berkley honored with dinner party

Mrs. Lester Fant and Margaret Leach gave a dinner party Friday night for Capt. William Leneave Berkley of the U.S. Army, and Mrs. Berkley. Capt. Berkley has been transferred to Camp LeJeune, N.C., where he is surgeon in charge of the hospital there. Other guests were his sisters, Frances Berkley and Eula Berkley of Red Banks, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fant, Ruth Finley, Auryne Bell and Mrs. Ben Thompson. Dinner was served on the lawn under the trees at the home of Mrs. Jess V. Rowan.

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