Thursday, October 13, 2005

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Marshall County Humane Society News

Humane Society gets ready for Heritage Festival

Just when you were getting used to our having the Spay/Neuter Clinic on Tuesdays here we go throwing in a Wednesday again. Sure enough, the Marshall County Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be open Wednesday, October 19. The next week we will return to our regular day, Tuesday.

The Humane Society is getting ready for the Heritage Festival in Holly Springs to be held on Saturday, October 29. We’re planning on having lots of artsy-craftsy things to sell. Members and anybody else who wants to help, please remember that we are having two work days to produce these irresistible items. We’ll be meeting at 10 a.m. on October 15 and 22 at the VFW in Holly Springs to share our industry and imagination.

If all goes well, we should soon have four little Jack Russell puppies available for adoption. Lots of people want small dogs and most of our available animals are usually medium to large.

If you are a small dog lover you might want to put your hat in the ring for one of these cuties now. These little guys are still nursing right now so it will be a few weeks before they are ready for the big, wide world, but that gives you plenty of time to puppy-proof your home. Call 662-564-2900 for information on adopting these or any of our other animals waiting for homes.

Is your pet at least three months old? If so, it’s old enough to be spayed or neutered and the sooner the better for everyone. Our Spay/Neuter Clinic charges by weight for dogs so it’s easier on your budget to get larger breeds done young. And, as with any surgery, the younger the animal, the quicker the recovery. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment. Ann will keep you straight on whether it’s Tuesday or Wednesday that week.

If you are looking for inexpensive and unusual Halloween decorations or costumes, try Second Time Around, the Humane Society’s thrift store. Maria is open every Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and just about any other time you can catch her there.

To contact the Humane Society about fostering animals, adopting a new pet or just general information on our group, call 662-564-2900. Please send correspondence and donations to Marshall County Humane Society at P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.


Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard

Pillsbury “Fast & Healthy Cookbook”

Maple Orange Glazed Sausages

2 6.4-oz. pkgs. breakfast pork
and turkey sausage links
1-1/2 tsps. grated orange peel
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
In medium skillet, combine sausage links and orange juice. Cover, cook over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until sausages are thoroughly heated. Stir in syrup and orange peel, cook 2-3 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. To serve, spoon glaze over sausages.

Border Pork Roll-Ups

Salsa:
1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple, or
8-oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup Old El Paso
Thick & Chunky Salsa
Roll-Ups:
1 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed of fat
2 tsps. chili powder
1 onion, halved and sliced
4 (8-10 inch) tortillas, warmed
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsps. cider vinegar
1/2 bell pepper, cut
into thin strips
In small bowl, combine pineapple and salsa, mix well. Set aside. Cut pork tenderloin in half lengthwise; cut into 1/4 inch thick slices. In medium bowl, combine brown sugar, chili powder and vinegar; mix well. Add pork, toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to marinate. Spray large non-stick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium high heat until hot. Add pork mixture to skillet, cook and stir three minutes. Add onion and bell pepper, cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until pork is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender. To serve, spoon 1/4 of pork mixture into each tortilla; roll up. Top with salsa. Serves four.

Pepper Steak with Blackberry Glaze

Blackberry glaze:
1/2 cup blackberry jam
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Steaks:
3 tsps. coarse ground
black pepper
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blackberries,
thawed
4 4-oz. boneless beef strip steaks, trimmed of fat
Heat grill. In small saucepan, combine jam and vinegar. Cook over medium heat until jam is melted, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Rub pepper onto both sides of each steak. When ready to grill, oil grill rack. Place steaks on gas grill over medium heat or charcoal grill 4-6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 8-12 minutes or until desired doneness, turning once halfway through cooking. To serve, spread steaks with blackberry glaze, top with berries. (Raspberry jam and fresh or frozen raspberries can be substituted for blackberries. Boneless pork chops can be used in place of the steak.) Serves four

Lemony Chicken and Bow-Tie Pasta

4 oz. (2 cups) uncooked bow tie, pasta (farfalle)
1 cup chicken broth
2 tsps. sugar
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into
1-inch pieces
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
12 oz. fresh asparagus, cut into
1-1/2 inch pieces (about 3 cups)
4 tsps. cornstarch
4 boneless, skinless chicken
breast halves, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Cook pasta to desired doneness according to package directions. Add asparagus during last 2-4 minutes of cooking time, cook until asparagus is crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine broth, cornstarch, sugar; blend well, set aside. Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and bell pepper; cook 3-5 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned and on longer pink, stirring frequently. Drain pasta and asparagus. Add cornstarch mixture to skillet, cook and stir just until mixture begins to thicken. Add cooked pasta and asparagus, onions and lemon peel; cook and stir until thoroughly heated. Salt and pepper to taste. Serves four.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - October 5, 1995

Best of Show
S.A.F.’s Chief’s Dixie, owned by Frank Swords and shown by Carlisle Buford, was champion Percheron mare and reserve champion best of show at the State Draft Horse Show in Jackson on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Champion stallion
Swordpoint Sir Speedy, owned by Frank Swords and shown by Vernon Stroupe, was the champion Percheron stallion among all breeds at the State Draft Horse Show in Jackson, Oct. 7. In winning the reserve champion of all breeds, he was competing with five Clydesdales, three Belgians and three Percherons. It is unusual for a weanling to be placed this high in a class of 11 horses.
City Personals (by Claiborne Thompson)
Frank Swords, assisted by Louis Green, Carlisle Buford, Vernon Stroupe and Frankie Turner, showed his horses at the State Fair in Jackson over the weekend.

25 Years Ago - October 9, 1980

Mt. Pleasant holds homecoming activities
Tina Marie Cothern, daughter of Nell and Dwight Cothern, was crowned homecoming queen at Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy Friday night. She was escorted by Clayton Tipton, son of David Tipton of Memphis and Mrs. Sid Johnson of Collierville. Senior maid was Amy Croft; junior maid was Felicia Godsey, sophomore maid was Cheryl Gardner; freshman maid was Melisa Bumpas, eighth grade maid was Lori Thompson and seventh grade maid was Beverly Thompson.
Jody visits parents en route to New York
Allen and Jody Harris are visiting in Holly Springs this week enroute to New York where Jody has been offered a modeling contract with the Gilla Roos Talent Agency. She has been asked to audition for several soap operas and has done a vast array of radio and television work, most recently as the Brenda Allen girl, and several Barq root beer commercials, which where shown on all three of our local stations. She is the daughter of Norma Fitzgerald and stepdaughter of Dr. Frank Fitzgerald of Holly Springs and the sister of Mrs. Karla McAlexander of Holly Springs.

50 Years Ago - October 13, 1955

Linda Moore is football queen
Friday night was a big event for Holly Hi with the Tigers crowning their football queen and winning their homecoming game. Frank Elgin, co-captain, presented the queen, Linda Kay Moore with a bouquet of mums. She was crowned by Ned Lester, co-captain.
T & C Club meets
Mrs. Wilson Golden and Mrs. Charlie Warren entertained the Town and Country Garden Club Tuesday afternoon at Spring Lake. The Lodge was beautifully decorated with beautiful mass arrangements of flowers with the flower theme as “Hit or miss church arrangements.” These were made by Mrs. Norman McKenzie, Mrs. J.C. Totten Jr., Mrs. Moultrie Lacey, Mrs. Jimmy Warren and Mrs. Billy Ragsdale.
Mrs. Tomlinson hostess to card club
The Entre Nous Card Club met Wednesday with Mrs. Leslie Tomlinson. High score was won by Mrs. Elton McIntosh; bingo prize Mrs. John Anderson and traveling prize by Mrs. Wall Doxey.

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