Thursday, March 9, 2006


Marshall County Humane Society News

Adoption Center planning workday Saturday

The Marshall County Humane Society’s Adoption Center is getting closer and closer to completion. Until now most of the work has been done by contractors but we’ve reached the stage where we need some participation from the general population.

We have just received delivery of 32 kennels but “some assembly is required,” to which end we are planning a work day at the Center on Saturday, March 11.

If you have a strong back and are undaunted by heavy objects, please help. (No puny people need apply. They’ve told my 90 pound, 60-year-old scrawny self to, “please, stay out of the way.”) To sign up, call the Humane Society at 662-564-2900 or Sherry Janssen at the Rental Barn (662-252-5516) or at home (662-564-2829).

Sherry plans to gather a list of volunteers and coordinate from there. It’s inside work so the project will proceed even if it rains. Forget your brains and come exercise your muscles to help all those cute little animals.

The mosquitoes are out and, no matter how conscientious you are about emptying standing water and keeping tall grass and weeds down, they aren’t going away.

That means that it’s imperative for your dogs to be on heartworm prevention since all it takes is for one mosquito to bite one infected dog, then bite yours and the infection has begun. As long as there are stray dogs and mosquitoes in our area the threat of heartworms remains.

Since we can’t do much about the mosquitoes, let’s concentrate on getting rid of the strays. Do your part by getting every animal you can lay your hands on spayed or neutered.

The Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment.

Mark your calendar now for the Humane Society’s regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW in Holly Springs on Tuesday, March 21. You don’t have to be a member to attend and we would welcome your comments and suggestions.

For information on adoptions, fostering and the Humane Society in general, call 662-564-2900.

Donations and correspondence should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.

Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Georgia On My Menu A Medley of Southern Hits
Baked Vidalia Onions
  • 4 medium large Vidalia* onions peeled
  • 4 beef bouillon cubes
  • 4 tbsps. butter or margarine divided
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • grated cheese, cracker crumbs,
  • parsley or fresh herbs, optional

Hollow out a small area on the top of each onion. Place onions in a glass baking dish. Put one bouillon cube and 1 tbsp. margarine into hollow of each onion. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH for 10-12 minutes. Any one or more of the optional ingredients may be added during the last minute of cooking.

* Any sweet onion may be substituted if Vidalias are not available. Serves 4.

Aunt Joyce’s Cabbage Chowder
  • 2 tbsps. butter
  • 1 lb. Polish sausage
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 4 tsps. caraway seeds
  • 2 cans celery soup
  • 1 can milk
  • 1 can water
  • 3 cups cabbage, shredded in long shreds
Cut Polish sausage in thin slices. Brown sausage, carrots and car-away seeds in butter until tender. Mix the soup, milk and water together and add the sausage mix and the cabbage. Bring to a slow boil and simmer ten minutes or until cabbage is tender. Serves 4-6.
Simply Elegant Steak
  • 1-1/2 lbs. tenderized boneless beef round steak
  • 1-1/2 tbsps. vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, cut in 1/2 inch slices and separated into rings
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup cooking sherry
  • 1-1/2 tsps. garlic salt
  • 4-oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained, reserve liquid
Cut steak into thin strips. In a large skillet (oven-proof if desired), brown steak in oil, using high heat. Add onions and saute until ten-der crisp. In a small bowl, blend soup, sherry, liquid from mush-rooms and garlic salt. Pour over steak and add mushrooms. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for one hour or until steak is tender. (Or, cover and bake at 350 degrees.) Serve over hot, cooked rice. Serves 6.
Crowd Pleasin’ Shrimp Dip
  • 1 can cream of shrimp soup
  • 1/3 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 lb. shrimp, cooked and diced

Season to taste with the following: dried parsley, garlic powder, onion salt, lemon juice, salt, Tabasco, Worcestershire sauce.

Combine soup and cream cheese in double boiler over medium heat. Stir until cheese melts and mixes well with the soup. Add remaining ingredients and season to taste with the spices. Stir well. Place in a bowl and refrigerate for two hours before serving. Serve with assorted crackers. Serves 18-20

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - March 7, 1996

Wardens assessing jobs

Wackenhut Corrections Corp. is moving quickly towards a May 7 opening of the 1000-bed medium security prison in the North Holly Springs Industrial Park. “We’re at a dead run to be ready,” said the newly appointed prison warden, John Lindsey. Applications were accepted at a job forum for the 230 full-time positions and more applications have been filed since. Wackenhut plans to hire as many employees locally as possible.

Life’s work honored

Employees of U.S. Brick - Holly Springs were honored Thursday for their long service to the company. Those honored were: Mac Glover, 30 years, Henry Burton, 30 years; Thelma Ayers, 40 years; and James Jackson, 40 years. They received plaques and gift certificates from the Meat Market. Also honored with pins were Leroy DeBerry, 20 years; Goalie Jeffries, 25 years and Jessie McKinney, 25 years. Company employees enjoyed a catered barbecue lunch in honor of the occasion.

25 Years Ago - March 5, 1981


An enthusiastic response was registered last Wednesday and Thursday when local merchants and downtown property owners attended a Townlift workshop. Participants looked over a map of the Square, trying to determine a good route for trucks to bypass the Square. The Townlift workers also helped the merchants plan for possible renovation work to their buildings.

Carpenter elected

John Carpenter was elected president of the Holly Springs Shrine Club in January. Also elected were Clyde Cook, vice president; Harold McCracken, secretary and Steve Dodson, treasurer.

Clark to teach

Mark Clark of Holly Springs will soon begin student teaching, the final phase in teacher education at the University of Mississippi. Clark will begin teaching speech and theatre at Holly Springs Intermediate and Primary schools in March.

50 Years Ago - March 8, 1956

Serve as pages in state legislature

Gus Smith III, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Smith Jr. and Hubert McAlexander Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert H. McAlexander, spent last week in Jackson where they served as pages in the House of Representatives. Gus was appointed by John Kennedy and Hubert by Jake Hurdle. The boys attended the Beta Club Conference in Jackson on Friday and Saturday and stayed over the week in the legislature.

Virginia McGee is Holly Hi Homemaker

The Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow at Holly Springs High School is Virginia McGee. She received the highest score on the written examination and was entered in the competition to name this state’s candidate for the title of All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow.

Idle Chatter by Holly Belle

I’ve had to latch onto the hitching post to keep this March wind from blowing me into middle Tennessee! I like it here! Who is that person that Elton says Holly Belle is? Guess again Elton!

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