Thursday, November 3, 2005


Marshall County Humane Society News

Thrift Store takes donations; great source for Christmas ideas and gifts

As someone who remembers the days when the Courthouse Square was a regular meeting place where old men were always playing checkers and families would spend the whole day to get election results, it was wonderful to see it come alive again with the Harvest Festival.

There was music, mostly Gospel, making toes tap. Vendors had everything from folk-art to scented soap. You could even get a massage and learn about the five pressure points right next to the homemade cakes and pies. And the weather was perfect.

It was a good day for running into friends of all kinds. On one corner I met a lady with the cutest little Shih Tzus. In no time, there was Judy Otto with her magnificent Belgian tervurens, search and rescue dogs whose breed is famous for its intelligence, loyalty, trainability and sense of humor! There was a patient pony who provided ride after ride to tickled tots and both the Marshall County Humane Society and No Borders Animal Rescue had plenty of dogs and cats looking for homes; some of them succeeded.

Let’s hope we have a lot more events like this. They are real community builders.

Before you jump right into Thanksgiving and Christmas, take a little time to get your cats and/or dogs spayed (females) or neutered (males). Caring for another litter of puppies or kittens is something you don’t need during this hectic time of year and, contrary to popular belief, they are not the perfect gift.

The Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday. Female cats cost $30 to spay; males are $25 to neuter. The cost for dogs depends on their sex and weight beginning at $40 for a female and $35 for a male 25 pounds and under. Call 662-252-6196 for the necessary appointment. Second Time Around, the Humane Society’s thrift store located near Victor’s Pizza on Van Dorn in Holly Springs, is a great source for holiday decorations and small gifts. They are open every Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you are cleaning out your closets to make room for this year’s haul the thrift store would be happy to take your donation. Call 662-564-2900 if you have something too big to move yourself.

For information on adoptions, fostering and the Humane Society in general, call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be sent to the MarshallCounty Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.

Pages From The Past

10 Years Ago - November 2, 1995

Jesters wins
Amanda Dyess loves stitchery and it shows. The 17-year-old daughter of Blaine and Doreen Dyess was awarded Best of Show at the Mid-South Fair in September for her “Jesters” cross stitch piece. She was also awarded another Best of Show and three first place ribbons for her handwork. Amanda is home-educated in Barton, along with her brother Matthew and baby brother Grayson.
Democrats, Republicans and Independents battle on Tuesday
Voters go to the election polls Tues., Nov. 7 to decide who will lead our county and state for the next four years. For the first time in local history, every state office has a Democrat and Republican candidate. For governor, Dick Molpus hopes to prevent Kirk Fordice from becoming the first governor this century to serve a second consecutive term.
Fairgrounds gets $400,000 grant
Marshall County’s Agricultural and Community center received notice last week they received a $400,000 matching grant from the MS Department of Agriculture.

25 Years Ago - October 30, 1980

Election set for Tuesday
Voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select a new President or return Jimmy Carter to the White House for another four years. In another race, Jamie Whitten is seeking his 21st term in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lt. Col. Fitts stationed in Albany, Ga.
Marine Lt. Col. William D. Fitts, son of Mrs. W.D. Fitts of Byhalia, has reported for duty at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. A 1952 graduate of Byhalia High School and a 1957 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Fitts joined the Marine Corps in April, 1955.
PC native records hit record
Jerry Fletcher, a native of Potts Camp and a 1959 Potts Camp High school graduate, has recently recorded two songs, which have picked up brisk record sales. Recorded under the name “Jerry Dee”, the hit songs are “Skateboard Granny” and “Wheelin’, Dealin’ Road Jockey.” He will be visiting his mother, Mrs. Edna Johnson, at Lake Estates, later this month.

50 Years Ago - November 3, 1955

$500,000 brick plant to open November 15
Southern Brick and Tile Co. at Byhalia plans to start operations on Nov. 15. K.K. Kight, general manager of the plant, said today. Both red and buff bricks will be produced from a local clay supply. Southern Brick and Tile will have 35 employees, who will produce an estimated 25 million bricks during the first year’s operation.
Wittjens home from Germany
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wittjen arrived from Bremerhaven, Germany Monday. They came home on the General Patch, U.S. Navy ship and docked in New York Oct. 21. Lt. Wittjen reported in at Navy headquarters and was made a civilian. They bought a car in New York and left Oct. 28 and arrived here Monday. They will make their home in Holly Springs.
Charles Brown attends school at Chaffee
Army Pfc. Charles Brown of Holly Springs, is attending Army clerk typists school at Ft. Chaffee. He is a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College with the class of 1955.

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