Marshall County Humane Society News
Adoption Center planning workday Saturday
The Marshall County Humane Society’s Adoption Center is getting closer and closer to completion. Until now most of the work has been done by contractors but we’ve reached the stage where we need some participation from the general population.
We have just received delivery of 32 kennels but “some assembly is required,” to which end we are planning a work day at the Center on Saturday, March 11.
If you have a strong back and are undaunted by heavy objects, please help. (No puny people need apply. They’ve told my 90 pound, 60-year-old scrawny self to, “please, stay out of the way.”) To sign up, call the Humane Society at 662-564-2900 or Sherry Janssen at the Rental Barn (662-252-5516) or at home (662-564-2829).
Sherry plans to gather a list of volunteers and coordinate from there. It’s inside work so the project will proceed even if it rains. Forget your brains and come exercise your muscles to help all those cute little animals.
The mosquitoes are out and, no matter how conscientious you are about emptying standing water and keeping tall grass and weeds down, they aren’t going away.
That means that it’s imperative for your dogs to be on heartworm prevention since all it takes is for one mosquito to bite one infected dog, then bite yours and the infection has begun. As long as there are stray dogs and mosquitoes in our area the threat of heartworms remains.
Since we can’t do much about the mosquitoes, let’s concentrate on getting rid of the strays. Do your part by getting every animal you can lay your hands on spayed or neutered.
The Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment.
Mark your calendar now for the Humane Society’s regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW in Holly Springs on Tuesday, March 21. You don’t have to be a member to attend and we would welcome your comments and suggestions.
For information on adoptions, fostering and the Humane Society in general, call 662-564-2900.
Donations and correspondence should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - March 7, 1996
Wardens assessing jobs
Wackenhut Corrections Corp. is moving quickly towards a May 7 opening of the 1000-bed medium security prison in the North Holly Springs Industrial Park. “We’re at a dead run to be ready,” said the newly appointed prison warden, John Lindsey. Applications were accepted at a job forum for the 230 full-time positions and more applications have been filed since. Wackenhut plans to hire as many employees locally as possible.
Life’s work honored
Employees of U.S. Brick - Holly Springs were honored Thursday for their long service to the company. Those honored were: Mac Glover, 30 years, Henry Burton, 30 years; Thelma Ayers, 40 years; and James Jackson, 40 years. They received plaques and gift certificates from the Meat Market. Also honored with pins were Leroy DeBerry, 20 years; Goalie Jeffries, 25 years and Jessie McKinney, 25 years. Company employees enjoyed a catered barbecue lunch in honor of the occasion.
25 Years Ago - March 5, 1981
An enthusiastic response was registered last Wednesday and Thursday when local merchants and downtown property owners attended a Townlift workshop. Participants looked over a map of the Square, trying to determine a good route for trucks to bypass the Square. The Townlift workers also helped the merchants plan for possible renovation work to their buildings.
John Carpenter was elected president of the Holly Springs Shrine Club in January. Also elected were Clyde Cook, vice president; Harold McCracken, secretary and Steve Dodson, treasurer.
Clark to teach
Mark Clark of Holly Springs will soon begin student teaching, the final phase in teacher education at the University of Mississippi. Clark will begin teaching speech and theatre at Holly Springs Intermediate and Primary schools in March.
50 Years Ago - March 8, 1956
Serve as pages in state legislature
Gus Smith III, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Smith Jr. and Hubert McAlexander Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert H. McAlexander, spent last week in Jackson where they served as pages in the House of Representatives. Gus was appointed by John Kennedy and Hubert by Jake Hurdle. The boys attended the Beta Club Conference in Jackson on Friday and Saturday and stayed over the week in the legislature.
Virginia McGee is Holly Hi Homemaker
The Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow at Holly Springs High School is Virginia McGee. She received the highest score on the written examination and was entered in the competition to name this state’s candidate for the title of All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow.
Idle Chatter by Holly Belle
I’ve had to latch onto the hitching post to keep this March wind from blowing me into middle Tennessee! I like it here! Who is that person that Elton says Holly Belle is? Guess again Elton!
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