Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Congealed Apricot Salad
16-oz. can apricot halves (in light syrup)
7-oz. can crushed pineapple (in it’s own juice)
apricots and save syrup. To syrup add pineapple and juice. Add Jello
and stir over heat to dissolve Jello. Cool. Chop apricots, blend
buttermilk, thawed whipped topping, mayonnaise and lemon juice. When
Jello mixture becomes syrupy, add apricot and buttermilk mixture. Pour
into mold which has been sprayed with Pam and chill overnight. Unmold
4 pkgs. frozen spinach, cook and squeeze out water
10-oz. Cracker Barrel cheese grated
cheese, soup and sour cream in a bowl. In a buttered casserole dish,
put a layer of spinach and cover with a layer of cheese mixture. Make 3
layers of each. Top with buttered Ritz cracker crumbs or dot with
butter. Shake Lawry’s Seasoned Salt lightly on top. Bake 20-30 minutes
in a 350° oven or until bubbly.
Blueberry Pound Cake
1 pkg. butter cake mix (yellow)
1/2 cup oil
Mix cake mix, eggs, oil and water in large bowl about 3 minutes with electric mixer, until smooth. Add softened cream cheese, then fold in drained blueberries and nuts. Put batter in a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - June 22, 2000
Retirement after 30-year career brings an end to an era
In 30 years, the Marshall County library has had eight directors and has been in several locations. But the one constant has been in Miss May Alice Booker. Miss May Alice, who was 85 on May 15, is retiring at the end of the month. A clerk in Esler’s Dress Shop, one day Fonta O’Dell asked Miss May Alice if she’d like to work at the library. “My feet hurt, so I said yes.”
Mattie Ridgway receives commendations at VFW Convention
Mattie Ridgway of the VFW Collins-Hurdle Post 5697 Ladies Auxiliary received several commendations at the recent VFW convention in Tupelo. She was honored for her more than 30 years of volunteer service to the Veterans Hospital. She began volunteering for the VFW in the 1940s.
25 Years Ago - June 27, 1985
First cotton bloom
John Allen and Terry Campbell brought in the first cotton bloom to The South Reporter this year. The Allens planted on April 16 at the Russom farm in Marianna. They have 250 acres ready to bloom and farm about 700 additional acres.
Bible Baptist Church building dedicated
Members of Bible Baptist Church on Hwy. 309 at Warsaw dedicated their new building June 20. Dinner on the grounds after morning worship and the dedication service was held at 1:30. Pastor Melvin Shackelford invites everyone to come visit their new church. Construction began in May, 1984.
50 Years Ago - June 30, 1960
Coca-Cola prices increase
According to manager Charles Morrow, the local Coca-Cola bottling plant has been confronted with price increases in every commodity of bottled Coca-Cola. The plant has absorbed these higher costs. However, now, due to the many increases, we must increase the wholesale price per case to $1.25, plus the deposit of 50¢ on bottles. Cartons should now retail for 39¢ each.
First cotton bloom
Cannon Service Station reported the first cotton bloom on Friday, June 17. On June 18, Wheeler Bolden also made a cotton bloom report. Cannon Service Station also reported the first cotton bloom last year.
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