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MHV Newsletter - Tishomingo County

County Council Meeting

The County Council meeting will be held Monday, October 7 at the Fairgrounds at 10:00 AM. At this meeting, plans for the Fair will be discussed and finalized. Every member is encouraged to attend.

Council Officers:

President: Linda Hester

Vice President: Barbara Pardue

Secretary: Joyce Borden

Treasurer: Terrie Whitehurst

Tishomingo County Fair is Coming to Town

The 67th Annual Tishomingo County Fair will be held October 8-12 this year. We hope you are busy getting exhibits ready to enter. If you’ve canned it, grown it, sewn it, or made it, bring it! Premium money is awarded for each category. A 1st place ribbon pays $10, second place pays $5, and third place pays $3. Exhibit lists are included in this newsletter, and exhibit numbers will be given out that day. Exhibits are to be brought in on Monday, October 7 from 8 AM to 7 PM. Baked goods are to be brought in on Tuesday, October 8 from 8 to 9 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend the Senior Citizens Day on Wednesday, October 9, beginning at 8 AM. The hospital will be checking glucose and cholesterol and providing refreshments, then there will be entertainment along with a meal for all attendees. There are several other activities planned for the week, so be sure to check the newspaper for the full schedule.

Fall Area Meeting

The Northeast Fall Area Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 26 at Pinson Place in Chickasaw County. The address is 224 N. Jefferson Street, Houston, MS 38851. Everyone who plans to attend should meet at the Midway School Building by 7:15 AM. All members are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Upcoming Events and Dates

October 7—Enter exhibits at fair
October 8-12—Tishomingo County Fair

Club News

Needle Chasers—Club Meeting on October 7 at 1 PM at the Iuka Library
County Council Meeting—October 7 at 10 AM at the Fairgrounds
Midway Club—Club Meeting on October 17 at 10 AM at the Midway Building

2019 Tishomingo County Fair Schedule of Events

Monday, October 7: Check in Exhibits from 8 AM– 7 PM

Tuesday, October 8: Enter Baked Goods from 8-9 AM
Exhibits Judged at 9:30 AM (nobody allowed in the building)
Gates open at 4:30 PM
Wagon Rides Courtesy of Holt Hill Farms 5-8 PM
Live music featuring Oakland Worship 6 PM

Wednesday, October 9: Senior Citizens Day/Health Fair from 8 AM–12 PM
Gates open at 4:30 PM
Wagon Rides Courtesy of Holt Hill Farms 5-8 PM
Live music featuring The Good Ole Boys Blues Brothers Tribute 7 PM

Thursday, October 10: Event for Special Needs Youth 9-11 AM
Gates open at 4:30 PM
Wagon Rides Courtesy of Holt Hill Farms 5-8 PM
Youth Pet Show 6 PM
Gospel Singing featuring Unity 4, Lovelace Family, & The Harmoneers 7 PM

Friday, October 11: Head Start Kids 9-11 AM
Master Gardener’s Lunch and Learn Program 12 PM
Gates open at 4:30 PM
Wagon Rides Courtesy of Holt Hill Farms 5-8 PM
Battle of the Beards Contest 6 PM
Rodeo 8 PM
Live Music featuring Clay Jones Band 8 PM

Saturday, October 12: 4-H Poultry Chain Auction 9 AM
Gates open at 11 AM
Pageant Registration 12 PM
Tiny Tot Pageant 2 PM
Matinee on the Midway (all rides $1 each) 2-5 PM
King and Queen of Fair 5 PM
Cow Patty Contest 6 PM
Rodeo 8 PM
Live Music featuring Clay Jones Band 8 PM

Admission prices:

Tuesday-Thursday: Adults- $3.00, Children- $2.00 (12 & under)

Friday & Saturday: Adults- $6.00, Children- $4.00 (12 & under)


October 7: County Council Meeting- 10 am, Needle Chasers- 1 pm at Iuka Library

October 8-12: County Fair

October 17: Midway Club Meeting- 10 am

Persimmon Bread

  • 1 cup persimmon pulp
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease three 6x3 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the persimmon pulp and baking soda. Let stand 5 minutes to thicken the pulp.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Blend until smooth. Mix in persimmon pulp and water alternately with flour. Fold in nuts. Divide batter into the prepared pans, filling each pan 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Apple Enchiladas

  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spoon fruit evenly onto all tortillas, sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down on lightly greased 8x8 baking pan.
  3. Bring margarine, sugars and water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour sauce evenly over tortillas; sprinkle with extra cinnamon on top if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Makes 6 large tortillas; may be cut in half to serve 12.

Country Apple Dumplings

  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (12 oz.) can Mountain Dew
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the smallest end. Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apple dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew over the dumplings.
  4. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.

Sweet Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • 2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon, divided
  1. Remove all the pulp and strings from the pumpkin seeds, then wash and thoroughly dry the seeds.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the melted butter in a bowl, toss the seeds in the butter to coat, and pour them onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon over the seeds, stir the seeds around to mix the coating, and spread them into a single layer. Bake the seeds in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the seeds from the oven, and sprinkle them with another coating of 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, mixing the seeds together and spreading them out as before. Bake 5 more minutes. Repeat the coating and baking step one more time, and bake the seeds for 5 more minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the seeds with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar, mix, and bake the sugar coating onto the seeds, about 10 more minutes. Let the seeds cool on the baking sheet before eating.

Zucchini and Onion Pancakes

  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter
  1. Grate zucchini and onion into a medium bowl, and drain off excess juices. Stir in the oregano and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat a frying pan over medium high heat and melt butter in the pan. When butter has coated the pan, arrange the zucchini in a flat layer over the bottom of the pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Serve warm.

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