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Marshall County Humane Society News

Society saddened by passing of friend

The Marshall County Humane Society deeply mourns the passing of our dear friend and longtime member, Fonta O’Dell. We could always count on her and her daughter Margaret to show up for meetings and fund raisers with smiling faces and good words for everyone. Our hearts go out to Margaret at this sad time.

We’ll seriously miss Fonta at our next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW in Holly Springs. Come help us get our Adoption Center up and running and see what other goals we can set and accomplish for the new year.

If you have been hesitating about getting your pet spayed or neutered because even the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic prices wouldn’t fit into your budget, we now have a couple of grants that may be of help to you. Call 662-252-6196 for more information about financial assistance and/or to make an appointment at the Clinic.

For information on adoptions, fostering needy animals or about the Humane Society in general, call 662-564-2900. Second Time Around, 126 W. Van Dorn, open Friday and Saturday.


Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Party Cookbook Calypso Dinner
Savory Salad Dressing
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. paprika
3 shakes cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. grated onion
2/3 cup salad oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar

Mix all dry ingredients in small bowl of electric mixer. Add grated onion, then gradually beat in oil. When well blended add vinegar and beat again. Best if made several days before using. Yield: about 1-1/4 cups. Alternate method: Place all ingredients in jar with tight-fitting cover; shake vigorously until blended.

Serve over mixed green salad.

Calypso Beef Roast
2 tbsps. oil
boneless beef roast
  (about 7 lbs.; rump or round)
all purpose flour for dredging
salt, seasoned salt and
  black pepper
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 med. onions, chopped
8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup dry red wine (Burgundy)
Heat oil in a skillet large enough to hold roast easily. Dredge meat lightly with flour, sifting it over all sides. Brown thoroughly, then transfer to Dutch oven or roaster with tight-fitting cover. Season generously, sprinkling all sides of meat with salt, seasoned salt, pepper and ginger. Don’t be sparing here, the seasonings have a long way to go. Crush garlic into the pot (see that a little remains on top of the meat); add onion, then spread tomato sauce over top. Slowly pour wine over the roast so as not to disturb the seasonings and tomato sauce. Cover tightly and bake at 325 degrees for about 3 hours, or until meat is tender, basting several times during cooking. Yield, 10 servings. Note: gravy resulting from roast is thin; you may want to thicken it slightly with a little flour or cornstarch -- but very slightly.
Hoppin’ John
4 strips bacon
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 10-oz. pkgs. frozen black-
  eyed peas or 2 cups fresh peas
1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
Dice bacon into Dutch oven; add onion and fry over medium heat until bacon is almost crisp and onions are yellow. Add peas and rice, then water. Cover and simmer over very low heat about 20 minutes, or until rice is tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Yield: 10 servings.
Eggnog cake
1 large angel food cake
1/2 lb. sweet butter
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
5 egg yolks, beaten
1 cup chopped almonds,
  lightly toasted
1 tbsp. bourbon
2-3 tbsps. rum

1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 dz. almond macaroons, toasted
  and ground
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
2 tbsps. powdered sugar
1/2-1/3 cup bourbon
1 tbsp. rum
Slice cake horizontally three times, yielding four layers. Cream butter and powdered sugar thoroughly, add egg yolks. Stir in 3/4 cup of the almonds, 1/2 - 1/3 cup bourbon, 2-3 tbsps. rum, almond extract and ground macaroons. Spread filling between layers of cake, cover with plastic wrap and store overnight in refrig. Next morning, whip cream, add 2 tbsps. powdered sugar, then slowly stir in 1 tbsp. bourbon and 1 tbsp. rum. Frost cake with cream mixture and garnish with remaining 1/2 cup almonds. Return to refrig. until serving time. Leftovers freeze beautifully. Yield, 15-20 servings.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - January 11, 1996

Sheriff’s first week continues clean up; 17 arrests made

The normal business of the Sheriff’s Department did not wait for Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his staff to complete their massive clean-up and reorganization efforts of the jail. During the past week, 17 arrests were made.

Rust College observes King’s birthday

Rust College will observe the 67th and 10th national holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Mon., Jan. 15 with a special program in the Doxey Alumni Fine Arts building. The Rev. David Hoey, a 1992 graduate of Rust College and pastor of Calvary Tabernacle Church in New Orleans, La. is the speaker.

City Personals by Claiborne Thompson

Mrs. John Kloha served as a hostess at an inaugural celebration honoring First Lady Pat Fordice on Sunday afternoon at the State Capitol in Jackson.

10 Years Ago - January 11, 1996

Sheriff’s first week continues clean up; 17 arrests made

The normal business of the Sheriff’s Department did not wait for Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and his staff to complete their massive clean-up and reorganization efforts of the jail. During the past week, 17 arrests were made.

Rust College observes King’s birthday

Rust College will observe the 67th and 10th national holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Mon., Jan. 15 with a special program in the Doxey Alumni Fine Arts building. The Rev. David Hoey, a 1992 graduate of Rust College and pastor of Calvary Tabernacle Church in New Orleans, La. is the speaker.

City Personals by Claiborne Thompson

Mrs. John Kloha served as a hostess at an inaugural celebration honoring First Lady Pat Fordice on Sunday afternoon at the State Capitol in Jackson.

50 Years Ago - January 12, 1956

National Guard to display equipment

The local National Guard Unit, Co. A 198th Tank Bn. will display some of its equipment and arms in conjunction with the Holly Theatre showing of the film “To Hell and Back,” Jan. 14-16. “To Hell and Back” is the autobiography of Audie Murphy, Texas National Guardsman, who became America’s most decorated soldier of World War II.

Inaugural ceremonies in Jackson Tuesday

Governor-elect J.P. Coleman will take office Tues., Jan. 17, with ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m.. Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin will preside and the State Senate and House of Representatives will attend in joint session.

Two whisky stills destroyed in county

Sheriff Harold Crowder has in the past week destroyed two whiskey stills in the county, a 5-barrel one in the Laws Hill community and a 3-barrel one at Galena. Two have been fined for selling whiskey at Laws Hill.


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