Marshall County Humane
Christmas is probably the number one time
for giving a pet as a present. Its drilled into
your brain through ever ything from TV ads to Christmas
cards. So, if youve joined the legions of potential
pet givers, here are some shopping tips.
Most important is to match the pet with
the prospective pet owner. Size, energy level and
disposition of the pet all need to fit with the new home.
Dont give a greyhound to Granny.
Dont have your mind completely set
on getting a puppy or a kitten. Sometimes an adult animal
might be a better choice, especially with dogs. They are
already house-trained and have all their teeth so
theyre over chewing up slippers.
You dont have to spend a lot of
money. Check our your local shelters. These little
animals need all the help they can get. According to the
SPCA more than five million animals are put to sleep in
shelters in the United States each year just because
there are so many of them. This does not include those
that were sick or vicious. These are healthy, lovable
animals who die just because nobody wants them.
If the heart-string-tug approach
doesnt persuade you to shop at a shelter, think of
it from a shoppers perspective. If you go to a
breeder they usually have variations on only one or two
breeds. A shelter has a whole smorgasbord.
As a matter of fact, people who train
animals for the movies and TV regularly recruit from
shelters. Morris the Cat, Benji, Old Yeller, Eddie (the
Jack Russell in Frasier) and Lucky (in Eddie
Murphys Dr. Doolittle) are just a few of the pet
stars who were found in shelters.
If you are interested in a shelter pet
the Marshall County Humane Society has lots of them. Call
662-564-2900 for more information.
Pictures with will Santa will be made at
the VFW, Sat., Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., with proceeds
going to the Humane Society. Bring your children and your
pets to pose with Santa!
After a week, off the Humane
Societys Spay/Neuter Clinic is back in business as
usual. We are open every Tuesday. Dont let your
pets proliferate and wind up
adding to the shelter overpopulation. Call 662-252-6196
for the necessary appointment.
For information on adoptions, fostering
or the Humane Society in general, call 662-564-2900.
Correspondence and donations should be sent to the
Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly
Springs, MS 38635.
from Martha Ruth Leonard
League of Shreveport
& Orange Salad
|2 10-oz. bags fresh
washed, dried, torn into
fresh mushrooms and crumbled bacon
may be added if desired.
|1 red onion, thinly
11-oz. can mandarin oranges,
|Toss with dressing:
3 tbsps. lemon juice
2 tbsps. sugar
1 clove garlic, crushed
|1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
lemon juice in jar with tight lid. Add all other
ingredients except oil. Shake until sugar is
dissolved; add oil and shake again.
|3 pounds raw shrimp,
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
|salt, black pepper,
shrimp, milk, green peppers and garlic. Add
seasonings to taste. This can be prepared ahead
and allowed to marinate in the refrigerator. When
ready to cook, heat oil and add enough flour to
shrimp mixture to hold the shrimp together when
dropped from a spoon into hot oil. Fry until
browned. These may be made into small patties and
served as an appetizer. Serves 6.
Red Beans & Rice
|1 lb. dried red beans
1 meaty ham bone
2 large onions, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 rib celery, w/leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
|1 tsp. Tabasco
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 bay leaf (optional)
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup catsup or tomato sauce
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
red or black pepper to
2 lbs. spicy, smoked sausage,
cut into 1 pieces
beans in water to cover overnight. Rinse, Cover
with water in heavy pot, such as a Dutch oven.
Add ham bone (fat trimmed off) and remaining
ingredients, except sausage and rice. Bring to a
boil and simmer 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add sausage (which has been steamed in a skillet,
drained and fried). Just before serving, remove
bay leaf and add a little more fresh parsley. For
added thickness, remove about a cup of beans from
pot, mash thoroughly and return to mixture. Serve
the beans with fluffy, boiled rice; garnish with
chopped scallions. Serve with vinegar and Tabasco
bottles on the side. Serves 8.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
|2 sqs. unsweetened
3 tbsps. butter
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
|3 eggs, slightly
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 unbaked 9 pie shell
double boiler, melt chocolate and butter
together. In separate pan, combine corn syrup and
sugar and simmer 2 minutes. Add chocolate mixture
and cool. Add salt to eggs. Slowly dribble syrup
mixture into eggs, stirring constantly. Blend in
vanilla and nuts. Pour into shell. Bake at 375
degrees for 35 minutes. Serve with whipped cream.
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- Buck elected; at-large post is undecided
- The City of Holly Springs special election
produced a new Ward 1 alderman and a run-off next
for alderman-at large. Who will be in that
run-off is still questionable. Kelvin Buck was
the outright winner in
Ward 1. Buck will fill the unexpired term of
former Ward 1 Alderman Larry Anders, who moved
area. The alderman-at-large position became open
with Freddie Autry resigning because of poor
- Woman of the Year
- Louise Delois Plaxico was presented a plaque,
shaped like the State of Mississippi, as Woman of
for the Federated Improvement Club.
- A.Q. Greer appointed Inauguration chairman for
- A.Q. Greer has been appointed by Gov. Kirk
Fordice as the 1996 Inauguration chairman of
25 Years Ago - December 11,
- Tank spill stirs Mt. Pleasant
- A transport tanker carrying 4,000 gallons of a
highly-concentrated pesticide sprang a leak on
near Mt. Pleasant Monday, causing the evacuation
of Mt. Pleasant Christian Academy and closing
to traffic for seven and a half hours. Residents
within a two-mile area were warned of a possible
but it was not needed.
- Seven local engineers at Ole Miss
- Seven Holly Springs residents are members of the
Society of Black Engineers at the University of
Mississippi. Members include Gus Lee Crittle,
Sebastian Murry, Barbara Annette McIntosh, Millie
Brittenum, Reginald Osuji, Anthony Osuji and
- Idea check
- Bobby J. Mathis, foreman of the tool room at
Sunbeam Appliance Company in Holly Springs,
a check for $247 to James Willis, for his
suggestion in the companys Ideas for
50 Years Ago - December 15,
- Rat poisoning campaign planned January 3-4
- The Mayor and city officials of Holly Springs are
sponsoring a rat poisoning campaign, which will
supervised by F.A. Smith, and N.L. Douglass.
Representatives of the State Board of Health will
present. This year, Warfarin, the new rodenticide
is being used in the campaign. This material is
The bait being used consists of Warfarin and
yellow corn meal. The bait is relatively harmless
unless it is eaten for three days and in large
- New telephone directory here
- Over 1500 new telephone directories are being
delivered this week to telephone subscribers,
announced Southern Bell Telephone Company.
Several hundred new names appearing for the first
reflect the increased number of telephones in
service for this area. A section headed up Potts
includes both Potts Camp and Hickory Flat
subscribers who are to begin receiving dial
service at 12 noon
on Dec. 20.
- Selwyn Greer crowned queen at pee-wee dance
- Selwyn Greer was crowned queen of the pee-wee
football team by Roy Carpenter, captain of the
Maids were Mary Frances Rather and Jo Ann Hurdle.
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