Thursday, December 29, 2005


Marshall County Humane Society News

Completing Adoption Center is main New Year’s resolution

The new year is right around the corner. Traditionally, we take this time to review our lives and make resolutions to do better. Since our pets are such integral parts of our lives they should certainly be included in the resolutions, too.

Updating shots and getting your pets spayed or neutered are always first considerations but teeth cleaning and obedience classes are also important.

If you and your pet have gotten a little less svelte than you should be, a daily walk would do you both good. Besides the exercise, you also get the opportunity for quiet companionship and time to enjoy the world outside your door unfiltered by a television.

Organizing records is always a good idea. If you have multiple pets, keeping a notebook with a page on each animal is helpful. You can see at a glance when shots are due and when the last tooth cleaning was.

The Marshall County Humane Society’s main resolution for the new year is to complete our Adoption Center and get it up and running. If you’d like to help with labor or materials, give us a call at 662-564-2900. A donation to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635 would be a meaningful way to remember a loved pet or pet person.

The Humane Society hopes all of petdom had a glorious holiday season and wishes you all the best of new year’s.

For an appointment at the Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. We’re open every Tuesday.

For information on adoptions, fostering or information on the Humane Society, call 662-564-2900.

While you are shopping during the new year be sure to drop by Second Time Around, the Humane Society’s thrift store located as 126 W. Van Dorn in Holly Springs. They are open every Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 p.m. until 1 p.m. There is always new merchandise, the prices are really cheap and all the proceeds go to help needy animals in our area.

Pages from the Past

10 Years Ago - December 28, 1995

Officials take oaths January 2; sheriff to name his deputies
Sixteen elected county officials will take office after they are sworn in at the Marshall County Courthouse on Tues., Jan. 2. Kenny Dickerson will become the new sheriff of Marshall County. He will announce his deputies Tuesday, who will also be sworn in.
Aldermen sworn in
City Judge Rook Moore conducted the swearing in ceremony last Wednesday night for the two new members of the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen. New Ward 1 Alderman Kelvin Buck and new Alderman -at-Large Andre’ DeBerry took their oaths and conducted business in their first board meeting. Buck replace Larry Anderson, who moved; and DeBerry replaced Freddie Autry, who retired due to bad health.
Gas prices rise
Holiday travelers in Mississippi will find that gasoline prices have risen in the last few days. Self-service regular un-leaded is now $1.0444 per gallon.

25 Years Ago - December 25, 1980

January forecast average
The National Weather Service preducts that temperatures will average near normal in Mississippi through mid-January, according to the weather outlook distributed by the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service. The 30-day outlook indicates more rain than usual.
Deer season
  • Two deer: Hunting was good last Friday as Larry Mason downed an eight-point buck and Ken Allen got a three-pointer, east of Lamar.
  • 11 pointer: Randy Thompson got an 11 point deer with a 30-30 rifle west of Waterford on the Jack Thompson place.
  • First day: Twelve-year-old Randy Hunsucker bagged this eight-point, 200 pound deer the first day of hunting season on the Billy Palmer place in Mt. Pleasant.
  • Eight point: Joey Byard and Chris Byard both shot an eight-point buck Sunday, on Hwy 4, with 30.06 rifles.
  • Laws Hill deer: Russell Young bagged a six-point deer near Laws Hill Monday morning hunting with a 12 guage shotgun with buck shot.

50 Years Ago - December 29, 1955

Carole Coopwood hostess at open house
Carole Coopwood entertained a group of her friends with open house at their farm house in Atway Friday night. The house was decorated with lovely Christmas designs. Miss Coopwood was escorted by Lanier Robison Jr. Dressed in Bermuda shorts, the guests were Marjean Jones and L.B. Slayden III, Kay McKenzie and Rodney Kight, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Peel, Nancy Fant and Jimmy French, Jean Rose and Dudley Walker, Janelle Crawley and Vernon Brown Jr., Judy Clayton and Lacy Martin, Margaret Ann Seale and Jack Tyson, Sam Lowry, Robert Walker, Jim White, Sonny McDermott, Price McDermott and Lone Rountree. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Coopwood, parents of the hostess, chaperoned. Dancing was enjoyed by all.
Idle Chatter by Holly Belle
We’re winding down from all the excitment here in dear old Holly Springs! That holiday spirit has everyone caught in its magic spell and the enchantment is wonderful! Now, get out your New Year’s resolutions and buckle down your will power, 1956 is practically here! Happy New Year everyone!

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