October 20, 2005

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Marshall County Humane Society News

Amazing things planned for Festival

The Marshall County Humane Society would never want to discourage anyone from having pets. There are so many small animals who need homes. But having pets is frighteningly similar to having children. Both involve serious, long-term commitment and should not be taken on lightly.

If you are ready to provide food, shelter, and, most of all, love, while being responsible for a small animal’s health and well-being, make sure you get the right animal for you.

All puppies are cute, but then they grow up. If you live in an apartment you probably don’t want a Dalmatian. They get really big and are very high energy, needing lots of time and space to run and play. (Maybe you should think about a cat instead.) Just because it was adorable in some movie does not mean it will fit in with your lifestyle.

Lately the Humane Society has been inundated with calls about just such animals. Their people just don’t want them anymore and we usually just don’t have the room.

Before choosing a pet, think carefully about how much time, effort and money you are willing to commit on a daily basis. Is your yard fenced in? Is there a place for a litter box?

Often a mixed breed you get for free will be a healthier, better behaved pet than an expensive purebred. If you are ready to take the leap, the Humane Society has lots of great dogs and cats who really need homes. Call us at 662-564-2900 and let’s see if we can make a match. Pictures of most of our animals can be found at www.petfinders.org or our web side at www.marshallcountyhumanesociety.org.

Look for the Humane Society’s booth next weekend at the Harvest Festival on the Square in Holly Springs. Our crafters are coming up with some amazing things.

If all your pets aren’t fixed, call 662-252-6196 for your appointment at our low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic.


Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Pillsbury “Casseroles, Soups & Stews”

Frontier Hamburger Soup

1/2 lb. ground beef
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup water
16-oz. pkg. Green Giant
  American Mixtures, Western
  style frozen potatoes, green
  beans, onions and red peppers
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. beef flavor instant bouillon
28-oz can whole tomatoes
  undrained, cut up
8-oz. can tomato paste
2 oz. (1/2 cup) shredded cheddar cheese
Brown ground beef in 4-qt. saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat; drain. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese. Serves 6.

Potato and Wild Rice Soup

2-3 tbsps. chopped onion
1 tbsp. chicken flavor instant bouillon
1 c. Hungry Jack Mashed Potato Flakes
1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice
4 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
2-2/3 cup water
1 tbsp. flour
1-3/4 cup skim milk
5 slices American cheese, chopped
2 4-oz cans mushroom pieces, drained
1/8 tsp. pepper, if desired
In large saucepan combine onion and 3 tbsps. of the water. Cover, cook over medium heat until onion is tender. In small bowl, combine bouillon, flour and remaining water; stir until well blended. Add to cooked onion. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 10-15 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serves 7.

New-Way Onion Soup

1 tbsp. oil
2 large Spanish onions, cut
into slices (about 4 cups)
2 tbsps. flour
1 bay leaf
2-1/4 oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled
blue or Roquefort cheese
2 tbsps. butter or margarine
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
3 14-1/2 oz cans ready to serve beef broth
Heat oil and margarine in Dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-low heat until margarine is melted. Add onions, leek and garlic. Cover, cook 15-20 minutes or just until onions begin to brown, stirring frequently. Stir in flour, add broth and bay leaf, simmer partially covered 15 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Sprinkle each serving with cheese. Serves 7.

Four-Cheese Quiche

1 15-oz pkg. Pillsbury Refrig. pie crusts
1/3 cup milk
1 tbsp. dried chives
1/4 tsp. salt
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded Swiss cheese
3 oz. pkg. cream cheese, soft
4 eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 oz. (1 cup) shredded Gruyere cheese
Heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare pie crust according to package for one crust baked shell using 9-inch pie pan. (Refrigerate remaining crust for later use.) Do not prick crust. Bake for 6-8 minutes or just until crust is very light golden brown. If crust puffs up during baking, gently press crust down with back of wooden spoon. Cool. Reduce heat to 375 degrees. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk, Parmesan cheese, chives, oregano, salt and pepper, mix well. Sprinkle Swiss and Gruyere cheeses evenly in bottom of partially baked crust. Pour egg mixture over cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 23-28 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serves 6.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - October 19, 1995

Jimmy Brown promoted to investigator
Jimmy Brown of Byhalia has been promoted to an investigator in the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The promotion carries the rank of master sergeant. Master Sgt. Brown has been working as a state trooper in Marshall County since his commission into patrol service in 1981. He served seven years in the U.S. Army with a tour of duty in Vietnam and two tours in West Germany.
San Francisco trip
Jennifer Greer and Anna Dunlap, along with Geoff Dunlap, recently returned from a trip to San Francisco and Pt. Reyes National Seashore.
Holly Springs plant credited in Farr Company turnaround
The Farr Company’s plant in Holly Springs has been responsible for a dramatic turnaround in the company’s net income in the first nine months of the year, according to plant manager Jim White. The Holly Springs plant was responsible for 81 percent of the total increase in net income from a net loss of $765,000 last year to a positive net income of 2.034 million for the first nine months of 1995.

25 Years Ago - October 16, 1980

The South Reporter 115 years old
During National Newspaper Week, The South Reporter celebrates 115 years of service to Marshall County. The newspaper, formed from the merger of The South and The Holly Springs Reporter, has a long and proud career. The following is excerpted from an article which appeared in the paper in January 1940 on the occasion of its 75th anniversary. “This week The South Reporter turns over a new leaf; we change our volume number 74 to 75. This means that The South Reporter for 75 years, has been a regular visitor to homes in Marshall County. The volumes of the paper would not run current with the fiscal year but for the fact that in 1920 when the two papers were united by this editor and his partner, the lamented Frank C. Mattison, it was decided to begin our new year with Vol. 55, as each paper had been in existence at least that length of time. From 1901 to 1920 the Holly Springs Reporter was owned by the present editor of The South Reporter. The South had been owned and edited by Frank Mattison and his father, Capt. J.B. Mattison for many years.”

50 Years Ago - October 20, 1955

Twenty-seven all-steel buses take children to school
School transportation in Marshall County this year is furnished by 27 all steel buses. Seven of these are privately owned. Each of them travels from 15 to 100 miles per day, according to Mrs. Fort Daniel, county superintendent of education. On each bus a Patrol boy or girl gets off ahead of the other children holding a red flag with PATROL in white. This justifies much pride for it protects the lives of Marshall County children.
Cotton ginning report
Census reports show that 5,885 bales of cotton were ginned in Marshall County from the crop of 1955, prior to Oct. 1 as compared with 12,754 bales ginned for the crop of 1954. St. Louis Bargain Store announces winners Winners of five sets of dishes, given away at St. Louis Bargain Store during their sale, announced today by Hubert Tomlinson, are: Mrs. Jodie Knight of Holly Springs, Mrs. W.K. Valentine Jr. of Moscow, Tenn., Ware Whaley of Potts Camp, James Venson of Holly Springs and L.C. Cathey of Holly Springs.

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