Thursday, February 20, 2014
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Apple-Smothered Pork Chops
6 loin pork chops
each chop with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. sage; slowly brown on both
sides in a small amount of hot oil. Place chops in a shallow baking
dish; reserve drippings. Peel, core and slice apples 1/4 inch thick;
arrange on pork chops. Pour molasses over apples. Sprinkle flour over
drippings in skillet, cook until brown, stirring occasionally. Slowly
add water, stirring constantly until smooth; bring to a boil. Stir in
vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt and raisins. Pour over chops. Cover and bake at
350° for 1 hours. Makes 6 servings.
Bloody Mary Salad
1 envelope (1 tbsp.) unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water
Sprinkle gelatin in water; heat slowly until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in cocktail mix; chill until consistency of unbeaten egg white. Stir in onion and celery; pour into a 2-cup mold or 4 individual molds. Chill until firm. Makes 4 servings.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - February 19, 2004
Winter storm dumps up to eight inches; some lose power
Portions of Marshall County were out of power Sunday and Monday from a snow storm that followed an inch or more of rain. County administrator Larry Hall said eight inches of snow accumulated in the Slayden Road area. The North Mississippi Experiment Station recorded six inches.
Students share same birthday as principal
Feb. 10 is a special day to Kendrich Richmond, 17; Devin Moore, 16; Kimra Saulsberry, 15; Shantae Robinson, 17; and Byhalia High principal Mike Hamblin. Hamblin celebrated the half-century mark with the students all sharing a birthday cake.
25 Years Ago - February 23, 1989
Storms cause floods, power outages
Intense rainfall Monday caused problems for motorists throughout the county, and many Benton County residents were without power for more than six hours after lightning struck a tower. The storm system dumped 3.75 inches of rain.
Senator Bill Renick of Ashland presided over the Mississippi Senate recently at the request of Lt. Gov. Brad Dye. Renick, serving in his second year, represents Benton, Marshall and Tippah counties.
50 Years Ago - February 20, 1964
Construction of new telephone building begins
Mayor Sam Coopwood turned the first shovelful of dirt as work begins on Southern Bell’s new exhange building at the corner of Falconer and Spring Streets. There were just 100 telephone connections when Southern Bell bought Holly Springs Telephone Co. in 1901. At the end of WWI, there were 297; and 486 at the end of WWII. There are 2,215 telephone connections today.
World’s Fair info at Greer & White
A Holly Springs insurance agency has been designated an official World’s Fair information center and will supply free information on the fair to the interested public. They can also supply information on tickets, motels, hotels and dining accomodations. The New York World’s Fair, 1964-65, opens April 22. More than 200 exhibitors from around the world will participate.
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