Marshall County Humane Society News
Local volunteers deserve awards
The Olympic Games and the Oscars are over for another year. Even the Best Boys and Gaffers have gone home with their awards.
On a local level we ought to have some sort of award or prize or monument or something for those quiet individuals who not only tend responsibly and lovingly to their own animals but take in the strays that appear on their doorsteps, or in the parking lot at work, or in the middle of the highway. Perhaps we should have individual awards for things like number taken in and most unusual rescue.
Although there are no such awards at present, there are a lot of people who really appreciate your efforts. Without you the stray problem would be much worse than it already is. And, I’m sure, the animal world would most certainly give you a gold medal and a standing ovation.
Although we don’t have a statue or a medal to give you, all pet people thank you.
The Marshall County Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is a small effort to lend a hand to people who adopt strays. Our low-cost procedures are the best way to stop the production of strays.
Do your part and get your animals fixed. For an appointment call 662-252-6196. If it’s not pouring rain or dark you’ll probably get the answering machine. After all, Sunday was officially “Plant a Flower Day.” Be sure to leave your number and you will get a call back. Plan ahead because, in response to Mother Nature, we’re really busy this time of year.
Call 662-564-2900 for information on adoptions, fostering or about the Humane Society in general. 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 - March 14, 1996
Homecoming For Murder
John Armistead, Baptist minister from Tupelo and author of his second book, “Homecoming For Murder” spoke to the Brown Bag lunch at the Marshall County Library. Armistead, who is also religion editor for the Daily Journal in Tupelo, wrote his first book, “Legacy For Vengeance,” several years ago. He has sent his third novel, “Cruel As The Grave,” continuing the character of Sheriff Bramlett, off to the publishers.
Ashland High School student Tavares Reaves, a vocational-technical student at Northwest Community College’s Benton-Marshall Center in Ashland, scored his 1,000th career point in basketball on Jan. 16 when the Blue Devils faced the Potts Camp Cardinals.
Caught the limit
Wade Yeager of Laws Hill caught the limit on crappy two days in a row down at Wyatt’s Crossing on Sardis Lake. He caught 30 crappy on Feb. 26 and then again on Feb. 27.
25 Years Ago - March 12, 1981
Crittle named student leader
John W. Crittle II of Holly Springs, a senior at Rust College, was awarded a plaque for being the Most Outstanding Student Leader for 1980-81. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Crittle Sr. of Holly Springs and was graduated from Holly Springs High School. He is the organist at Hopewell Baptist Church No. 1 in Holly Springs.
Pam Kloha received first place in the overall competition at the Marshall Academy Science Fair last Thursday night with her test procedure for measuring the effects of loud rock music on a person’s hearing.
McKinley in SAC
Air Force Tech Sgt. Russell McKinley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell McKinley Sr. of Byhalia has participated in Global Shield 81, the Strategic Air Command’s (SAC) response to a simulated attack on the United States.
50 Years Ago - March 15, 1956
New books at Marshall County Library
Adult Fiction: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk; Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor; Non-Fiction: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale; Gift From The Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Suggested books for reading are -- Non-Fiction: How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie; The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Ousler; Memories of Herbert Hoover by H. Hoover; Fiction: The Sojourner by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Come My Beloved by Pearl Buck; The Foundling by Cardinal Spelman; The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
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