I Care For
Animals car tag grant awarded to MC Humane Society
The Marshall County Humane Society (MCHS)
has been awarded $3000 from the I Care for
Animals car tag program. The money is to be used to
fund a onceweekly low cost spay/neuter clinic to help
reduce the overpopulation of abandoned and homeless cats
and dogs in the area.
Since 1999, MCHS has been responsible for
altering approximately 4,000 dogs and cats through this
program. The group has often assisted the Sheriffs
Department in securing immediate attention for animals in
danger and places over 100 animals in permanent, loving
Those interested in supporting this
program financially and/or by volunteering should contact
Carmen Marlin at email@example.com
The I Care For Animals car
tag program allows Mississippians to purchase a special
license plate for an additional $31, the proceeds from
which help homeless, injured and abused animals in humane
shelters and rescue programs across the state.
The money goes into a state animal care
fund which is distributed to city and county animal
shelters and rescue organizations which make application
and meet the criteria for award. To date, the program has
helped several communities with spay/neuter and other
This program was created by Jackson
Friends of the City Animal Shelter to assist animal
shelters primarily with spay/neuter programs but also
with general projects which benefit homeless animals. It
is being administered by the MS Board of Animal Health
with guidance and help from volunteers with Jackson
Friends. An advisory panel comprised of Jackson Friends
and other volunteers from various animal shelters located
throughout the State assists Dr. Jim Watson, State
Veterinarian and the Board of Animal Health in selecting
Interested cities, counties and
non-profit animal groups may call Mary Jo Brooks at
601-936-3237 for more information.
|Christmas Recipes from
Martha Ruth Leonard
Christmas with Southern
Living - 1996
Sage Roasted Turkey with
2 large bunches fresh sage
1-lb. carrots, scraped
10-oz jar red currant jelly
1 tsp. ground pepper
1/4 cup butter or margarine
melted and divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine
fresh sage for garnish
|Remove giblets and neck
from turkey; reserve for other use. Rinse turkey
thoroughly, pat dry. Sprinkle cavity with salt
and pepper. Insert 2 bunches of sage into body
and neck cavities. Tie ends of legs together.
Line a roasting pan with heavy-duty aluminum
foil, lightly grease. Place turkey, breast side
up, in prepared pan. Sprinkle turkey generously
with salt and pepper. Brush with 2 tbsps. melted
butter. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 1-1/2
hours, basting with additional 2 tbsps. melted
butter after 45 minutes. Cut carrots crosswise in
3 inch pieces. Cut fatter pieces in half
lengthwise. Combine jelly, 1/4 cup butter and 1
tsp. coarsely ground pepper in small saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until
jelly and butter melt; remove from heat. Brush
about 1/3 jelly glaze over turkey. Arrange
carrots around turkey in pan, brush lightly with
jelly glaze. Bake 1 additional hour or until meat
thermometer registers 180 degrees, brushing
carrots and turkey with remaining glaze every 15
minutes. Let turkey stand 15 minutes before
carving. Transfer turkey and carrots to serving
platter, reserving glaze in pan; skim and discard
fat from glaze. Place glaze in medium saucepan,
bring to a boil. Cook uncovered, 8 minutes or
until glaze is thickened and reduced by
one-third. Brush turkey with about 1/3 cup
reduced glaze. Pour remaining glaze over carrots.
Garnish platter with fresh sage, if desired.
Mashed Potatoes with Sage
|1/2 cup butter or
4 large cloves garlic, halved
3 oz. pkg. cream cheese,
salt and pepper to taste
|3 tbsps. chopped
3-1/2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes
1/4 cup butter or margarine,
1-1/4 cups half-and-half, divided
fresh sage for garnish, optional
|Combine 1/2 cup butter
and 3 tbsps. sage in a small bowl, stir well.
Spoon butter mixture onto a sheet of wax paper.
Wrap in wax paper; chill at least 30 minutes or
until firm. Roll butter in wax paper, back and
forth, to make a six inch log. Chill up to 2
days. Place potatoes and garlic in a large
saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil,
reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes or until
potatoes are tender. Drain, reserving garlic with
potatoes. Combine potatoes, garlic, 1/4 cup
butter and cream cheese in a large bowl; mash.
Add 3/4 cup half-and-half, salt and pepper, mash.
Gradually add enough of the remaining
half-and-half until desired consistency. Unwrap
chilled sage butter, place on small serving dish.
Garnish if desired and serve with potatoes. 8-10
Oyster and Onion au Gratin
|4 slices bacon
2 cups saltine crackers crumbs,
2 cups half-and-half
1-1/2 tsps. fresh thyme or
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsps. butter or margarine, melted
|2 medium Vidalia
2 10-oz containers fresh standard
oysters, drained and divided
1 tsp. pepper
3/4 cup soft whole wheat bread
|Cook bacon in large
Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp; remove
bacon, reserving drippings in Dutch oven. Crumble
bacon, set aside. Add onion to drippings in Dutch
oven, cook 5 minutes over medium-high heat or
until tender. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 20
minutes or until onion is golden and caramelized,
stirring occasionally. Sprinkle 1 cup cracker
crumbs in a lightly greased 2-gt. oval baking
dish. Top with half each of oysters and onion.
Repeat layers with remaining crumbs, oysters and
onion. Combine half-and-half, thyme and pepper.
Pour mixture over top of casserole. Combine
crumbled bacon, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese and
melted butter; toss well. Sprinkle over
casserole. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 40
minutes. Serves 8.
|2 cups crushed
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup sour cream
16 oz. can whole berry
1 tbsp. brown sugar
crumbs and butter, stir well. Reserve 1/3 cup
crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture firmly
into greased 8-inch square pan. Beat cream cheese
at medium speed of mixer until smooth. Add
cranberry sauce, pineapple, sour cream and brown
sugar, stir until blended. Spoon mixture into
prepared crust. Cover and freeze until firm. Let
stand 20 minutes at room temperature before
serving. Cut into squares and top servings with
sour cream and reserved crumb mixture. Serves 8.
Pages From The Past
10 Years Ago - December 21,
- Experiencing Christmas joy (Close to Nowhere, by
- Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas this year is
... Most of all, I want to believe in Santa Claus
again. I want to experience one more time that
rush on Christmas morning when I just know that
something wonderful is waiting for me. Can I be a
kid again? Just one more time...
What I like most about Christmas... (Mrs.
Taylors fifth grade class, Holly Springs
...to get to see the people you love and all that
good food. It is the birthday of Jesus. That is what
I like.(Steven Allen)
...you get presents and see your family and give
presents to them. And most of all its the day
Jesus Christ was born. The End. Merry Christmas.
...is the laughter and joy that a lovely family
has. The most thing is that a person takes time to
think about loved ones and give them something
special. So wishing you a Merry Christmas. (Moneka
25 Years Ago - December 18,
- Holly Springs now has a full-time detective,
Jackie Brown, a member of the Holly Springs
Police Department, has been assigned duties as a
full-time criminal investigator.
- Ashland native Armor grad
- Army National Guard Private Johnny E. Walker, son
of Margaret Walker of Ashland and John Walker of
Collierville, Tenn. has graduated as an Armor
Crewman of the U.S. Army Armor School at Ft.
- Nuclear comes to MC Hospital
- The Marshall County Hospital and Radiology
Associates of Oxford are working together to
provide diagnostic nuclear medicine at the
Marshall County Hospital. Three days a week a
portable nuclear diagnostic scanner, which weighs
1900 pounds, is transported by truck to the
Marshall County Hospital to provide the patients
with in-house diagnostic tests. A radiological
tech from Oxford, who operates the machine,
brings the nuclear medicine which is given to the
50 Years Ago - December 22,
- Potts Camp-Hickory Flat using dial telephones
- Mayor Jesse M. Ash threw the master switch
starting the new dial telephone system humming at
noon Tuesday for 165 families and business firms
in Potts Camp and Hickory Flat. The first long
distance call over the new system was made by
John B. Farese, Ashland attorney, to Gov. Elect
J.P. Coleman. E.G. Moorehead, president of the
Hickory Flat Lions Club, initiated the first
call, calling his wife in Hickory Flat.
- God bless all
- Rev. Jewell Babb, pastor, Potts Camp Methodist
Oh God, for Christmas may there be, A decorated
In every home from sea to sea, Throughout this
land of liberty.
And may our country, like the star, Send forth
its brilliant light afar.
That those in other lands may see, That under
God, all men are free.
- Owen to attend guided missile school
- Pvt. Gerald Owen, son of Mr. and Mrs. James E.
Owen of Holly Springs, has been selected to
attend the Army Guided Missile School at Ft.
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