Thursday, April 27, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
County must work together to help stray dog problem
Sheriff Kenny Dickerson and some of the members of the Marshall County Humane Society attended a recent supervisors’ meeting, at their invitation, to discuss how we can all help each other with the stray dog problem.
Animal control has at last officially come to Marshall County. Don’t get too excited. We have only taken a baby step toward solving an enormous problem, but we are headed in the right direction. At present county pickup is limited to dogs that are threatening to people or their animals. The sweet old mama dog who strays up with all her puppies doesn’t qualify. Their shelter, not being the size of the pre-Katrina Superdome, is just not big enough for all the strays in the county.
The sheer number of strays is the real crux of our dilemma. No group, agency or individual could possibly take all the strays in and if one tried to do so the inevitable results would be inadequate care, proliferation of disease and still no satisfactory solution.
Okay, we’ve still got the problem, but, if you’ve lived here very long, you’ll realize that we have made real progress. The county is stepping up to the plate and we have several groups involved in animal rescue, including some for specific breeds such as German Shepherds. And, of course, Dr. Johnson is steadily working on spaying and neutering.
According to Supervisor Keith Taylor, right now, “the county is doing all we can do until budget time,” so let’s all do our best to help and encourage them to keep moving forward when budget time gets here.
You can help by calling the county only if an animal is endangering you or your animals, keeping your animals on your property and getting your animals fixed. If you can capture a stray or two and get them fixed too that would be really helping.
The Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Tuesday and charges from $35 (male 25 pounds or under) and up for dogs depending on weight and sex. If you have problems with the cost we have some grant money available for those who qualify. Call 662-252-6196 for an appointment.
Keep Second Time Around in mind when you are out shopping. They have a little bit of everything and are open every Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 1p.m. They are located at 126 Van Dorn in Holly Springs between Fred’s and Victor’s Pizza.
All the money the Humane Society makes from the thrift store is used to help needy animals in our area.
Pages From The Past
10 Years Ago - April 18, 1996
Pilgrimage welcomes visitors to Holly Springs
Seven antebellum homes will be open for the 58th annual Holly Springs Garden Club Pilgrimage and three churches, featured on the National Register for Historic Places will be open for touring. The homes are: Walter Place, home of Michael and Jorja Lynn; Dunvegan, home of Mrs. Vadah Cochran; White Pillars, owned by Joseph Miller; Montrose, home of the Holly Springs Garden Club; The Terrace, owned by the E.W. Callicutt family since 1940; Latoka, owned by Eugenia L. Messick of Memphis, Tenn.; and Cedarhurst, home of the Belk family.
Greenfield Presbyterian dedicates new facility
Greenfield Presbyterian Church at Waterford dedicates its new facility Sunday, April 21, replacing their church building which burned in a tragic fire 18 months ago. Mrs. Russell Bryson, moderator of St. Andrew Presbytery, will preside and Rev. Dr. R. Milton Winter, pastor of the Holly Springs Presbyterian church, will preach. The occasion coincides with the 98th anniversary of the church.
25 Years Ago - April 23, 1981
43rd Pilgrimage opens on Friday
Ten homes will be open for the 43rd Holly Springs Garden Club Pilgrimage Friday. Thousands of visitors will come from all over the United States to see the homes, three of which are returning after being absent from the circuit for several years. The three returning homes are: Crump Place, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Woods; Greenwood, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wittjen; Wakefield, owned by Mr. and Mrs. D. Rook Moore. They join seven other homes: Walter Place, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson; Cuffawa, owned by Mrs. Leonard Marbury; Dunvegan, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Vadah Cochran; Heritage, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Utley; Hamilton Place, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Stubbs; White Pillars, owned by Dr. J.A. Hale; and Montrose, owned by the Holly Springs Garden Club.
MA juniors to Girls State
Eleanor Robison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lanier Robison Jr. and Charol Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Young have been selected to attend Girls State in Jackson June 6-12.
50 Years Ago - April 19, 1956
State to give aid to Korea
Mississippi has accepted the responsibility, along with seven other states, to furnish a boat load of supplies for Korean 4-H Clubs. In Korea there are 10,000 4-H Clubs with a membership of around 300,000. In these clubs, the members’ ages range from the very young to the aged. The Korean people have been under Japanese domination for 35 years -- up until World War II. Up until that time the Koreans had a good 4-H program. Since they are now free, they are trying to rebuild their Extension Service program. When all the Japanese were moved, all the teachers, being Japanese, were all taken out of the country.
Certificate for service
Otto Clayton received a certificate for 30-years service with the State Highway Department. Presentation was made by Russell Brown, district engineer at Tupelo.
Mobile X-Ray unit coming
The Mobile X-Ray unit will be in Marshall County for anyone who wishes to have a chest x-ray made. The unit will be in Holly Springs Sat.; Slayden, Michigan City and Lamar on Monday; Byhalia on Tuesday and Ashland, Spring Hill and Bryant Hines Store on Wednesday.
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