Thursday, March 16, 2006


Marshall County Humane Society News

Local volunteers deserve awards

The Olympic Games and the Oscars are over for another year. Even the Best Boys and Gaffers have gone home with their awards.

On a local level we ought to have some sort of award or prize or monument or something for those quiet individuals who not only tend responsibly and lovingly to their own animals but take in the strays that appear on their doorsteps, or in the parking lot at work, or in the middle of the highway. Perhaps we should have individual awards for things like number taken in and most unusual rescue.

Although there are no such awards at present, there are a lot of people who really appreciate your efforts. Without you the stray problem would be much worse than it already is. And, I’m sure, the animal world would most certainly give you a gold medal and a standing ovation.

Although we don’t have a statue or a medal to give you, all pet people thank you.

The Marshall County Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is a small effort to lend a hand to people who adopt strays. Our low-cost procedures are the best way to stop the production of strays.

Do your part and get your animals fixed. For an appointment call 662-252-6196. If it’s not pouring rain or dark you’ll probably get the answering machine. After all, Sunday was officially “Plant a Flower Day.” Be sure to leave your number and you will get a call back. Plan ahead because, in response to Mother Nature, we’re really busy this time of year.

Call 662-564-2900 for information on adoptions, fostering or about the Humane Society in general. Correspondence and donations should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.

Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard

Seasoned With Sun
Junior League of El Paso
West Texas Cornbread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cream-style corn
  • 3 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 4-oz. can chopped green chiles*

Mix all ingredients. Bake in a well-greased bundt cake pan at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or bake in a large well-greased iron skillet for 30-40 minutes. Serves 12.

* A 4-oz. can of chopped hot jalapenos can be substituted.

Gringo Chicken Casserole
  • 2 chickens, boned and diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 4 tbsps. margarine
  • 10-oz. can green chiles and grated tomatoes
  • 1 can mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 pkg. corn tortillas
  • 1-1/2 lbs. sharp Cheddar cheese
Boil chicken until tender. Reserve broth. Saute onions, garlic and pepper in margarine. Mix with canned ingredients. Tear tortillas in pieces; dip into chicken broth. In buttered casserole place a layer of tortillas, onion, bell pepper, soup mixture, chicken and cheese. Repeat and top with cheese. Bake 20-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Serves 6-8.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - March 14, 1996

Homecoming For Murder

John Armistead, Baptist minister from Tupelo and author of his second book, “Homecoming For Murder” spoke to the Brown Bag lunch at the Marshall County Library. Armistead, who is also religion editor for the Daily Journal in Tupelo, wrote his first book, “Legacy For Vengeance,” several years ago. He has sent his third novel, “Cruel As The Grave,” continuing the character of Sheriff Bramlett, off to the publishers.

Scores 1,000

Ashland High School student Tavares Reaves, a vocational-technical student at Northwest Community College’s Benton-Marshall Center in Ashland, scored his 1,000th career point in basketball on Jan. 16 when the Blue Devils faced the Potts Camp Cardinals.

Caught the limit

Wade Yeager of Laws Hill caught the limit on crappy two days in a row down at Wyatt’s Crossing on Sardis Lake. He caught 30 crappy on Feb. 26 and then again on Feb. 27.

25 Years Ago - March 12, 1981

Crittle named student leader

John W. Crittle II of Holly Springs, a senior at Rust College, was awarded a plaque for being the Most Outstanding Student Leader for 1980-81. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Crittle Sr. of Holly Springs and was graduated from Holly Springs High School. He is the organist at Hopewell Baptist Church No. 1 in Holly Springs.

First place

Pam Kloha received first place in the overall competition at the Marshall Academy Science Fair last Thursday night with her test procedure for measuring the effects of loud rock music on a person’s hearing.

McKinley in SAC

Air Force Tech Sgt. Russell McKinley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell McKinley Sr. of Byhalia has participated in Global Shield 81, the Strategic Air Command’s (SAC) response to a simulated attack on the United States.

50 Years Ago - March 15, 1956

New books at Marshall County Library

Adult Fiction: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk; Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor; Non-Fiction: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale; Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Suggested books for reading are -- Non-Fiction: How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie; The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Ousler; Memories of Herbert Hoover by H. Hoover; Fiction: The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Come My Beloved by Pearl Buck; The Foundling by Cardinal Spelman; The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Pay Your Bills From Home! (advertisement)

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