Thursday, December 8, 2005

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Chalmers Institute important to the preservation of local history

To the citizens of Marshall County and Holly Springs:

Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of those natural and built assets which comprise the rich cultural heritage unique to Holly Springs and its environs in Marshall County, Mississippi; doing so, we serve to educate and enrich the public of this region’s unique legacy.

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Marshall County Humane Society News

Humane Society gives helpful suggestions of great gift ideas for pets

’Tis the season to get your Christmas shopping done. If you’re wondering what to get your precious pet, the Marshall County Humane Society has a few suggestions, based on numerous personal interviews with recipients, about what pets really want.

Number one on the list is a spay for females or a neuter for males. This one is a present to you as well since you don’t have to put up with the chaos an in-heat female always arouses before producing another litter to care for or spend nearly as much time chasing your male who’s after the female. In addition, the younger your pet is fixed, the smaller its chances of getting a hormone-related health problem in later life such as mammary or prostate cancer.

The Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday (except Dec. 13). For your appointment call 662-252-6196. If you get the answering machine, please leave a message and we will return your call.

If your pet is already spayed or neutered, an excellent choice would be getting its teeth cleaned. Pets build up plaque and tartar on their teeth just like we do. It’s the brown stain at the base of your animal’s teeth. The greater the buildup, the more bacteria proliferate, making the gums more porous and allowing bacteria to enter the bloodstream.

Tooth cleaning is especially important in older pets since, as they age, their immune systems become less effective, becoming less able to cope with that additional
bacteria.

A good method for identification is always good, especially if that ad we keep seeing is true that onethird of all pets will get lost at some time. Dogs need more than a rabies tag; their ID should at least include your current phone number. Cats are a tougher problem since they should never wear collars. A microchip might be a good solution but do a little research first. As with all new technology, some are better than others.

For animals having a hard time getting around, think about movable steps, elevated food dishes or orthopedic beds. Nightlights can be great for pets with vision problems.

The best gift of all is your daily love and attention. A few minutes a day brushing and grooming is always welcome. An old hairbrush works if you don’t have a grooming brush.

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


Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - December 7, 1995

Fleer moves bubble gum operations to Byhalia
After the announcement of two factory closings in Marshall County in the last six months, news of local industrial expansion is sweet. Fleer Corp., maker of Dubble Bubble bubble gum and several other candies and gums, has announced the Byhalia plant will produce all of the company’s confectionery products.
City officials deny request but dig deep in own pockets
Tuesday night, city officials refused to be labeled as Scrooges after turning down a request from ICS Head Start for $500 from the city to buy Christmas gifts for underprivileged children. Instead, the three aldermen and the mayor dug into their own pockets and give $25 each. The city clerk, city attorney, city engineer, county engineer and utility department manager also gave $25 each.

25 Years Ago - December 4, 1980

Cpl. Scruggs awarded Good Conduct medal
Marine Lance Cpl. James H. Scruggs, son of Marcus and Mae F. Scruggs of Holly Springs was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. The medal signifies faithful and obedient service during a three-year period. Scruggs is currently serving with the 9th Motor Transport Battalion, 3rd Force Service Support Group on Okinawa. A 1977 graduate of Byhalia High School, he joined the Marine Corps in August, 1977.
Six pointer
Bobby Taylor bagged a six-point buck while hunting with friends, James and Sidney McAlexander.
Big deer
Lee Culver of Waterford downed a big six-point buck Friday with his 30-30 rifle.
Four pointer
Tim Brigance of Lamar shot a four-point deer while hunting last week with his friend, Spanky Skelton of Lamar.

50 Years Ago - December 8, 1955

New cases of polio point to need for vaccine
The reporting of two new cases of polio in the state, one a 3-year-old white child who died of bulbar polio and the other a 3-year-old Negro child, who has one arm and one leg paralyzed, prompts the Disease Control Center to urge parents to take advantage without delay of the opportunity to have their children vaccinated against polio. Neither of these children had been vaccinated, nor had the other nine cases reported in November.
School of engineering building dedicated
The first building ever to be given to the State of Mississippi by a private individual for its schools of higher learning was dedicated at University, Mississippi last week. Carrier Hall, the new $500,000 School of Engineering was dedicated recently.
Holly High News
The Who’s Who of Holly Springs High School have been selected as follows; Miss Holly Hi, Alice McKenzie, Mr. Holly Hi, Ned Lester; Most Versatile Girl, Alice McKenzie, Most Versatile Boy, Ned Lester; Most Popular Girl, Alice McKenzie, Most Popular Boy, Ned Lester.

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