Thursday, May 18, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Tips on fighting pesky insects
Did you realize that “mom” upside down is “wow”? The Marshall County Humane Society hopes you all had a wow Mom’s Day and got some great bargains at the big estate sale in Holly Springs while eating lots of food (since we did the concessions).
Speaking of moms, if you need the services of our low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic to prevent unwanted litters in your yard we won’t be open again until Tuesday, May 30. That seems a long way off now but that’s no reason to delay making your appointment by calling 662-252-6196. Openings are filling up fast. If you put off calling you may have to wait even longer. Now is the time of year to get very proactive in fighting fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. They spread diseases from typhoid, malaria and bubonic plague of years past to Lyme disease, West Nile virus, heartworms and tapeworms today. With the exception of heartworms these are problems to people as well as pets.
Don’t rely on one product to do everything. I’ve run into a few folks who were convinced that heartworm preventions like Heartgard were taking care of fleas and ticks too. Not so. Check with your fullservice vet to find the best treatment program for your pet. If that doesn’t fit your budget there’s always Sevin Dust to use on your yard and your pet, but don’t use stronger than five percent.
To fight pesky insects don’t just drown everything in insecticide. Get rid of breeding grounds like standing water and tall weeds and grass. Plant things like herbs, lemon grass and alliums that repel bad bugs and attract beneficial ones. Be creative and work with Mother Nature instead of against her.
Let the gorgeous weather
encourage you to visit the Humane
Society’s thrift store, Second Time
Around, at 126 W. Van Dorn in
Holly Springs. They are open from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Maria always has a new batch of bargains and the variety is very
All the proceeds are used to help us care for needy animals in our area.
If you want to know
about adoptions, fostering or our Humane Society in general, call
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 - May 16, 1996
Ida Wells Art Gallery opens on South Center Street
The Ida B. Wells Family Art Gallery will open Friday, May 17 at 170 South Center Street. The gallery will display works of local African-Americans as well as notable art from the personal collections of several citizens.
Rust professor publishes book on Detroit’s black elected officials
Dr. A.J. Stovall, chair of the division of social science at Rust College, recently had his dissertationturned book published. “The Growth of Black Elected Officials in the City of Detroit 1870-1973” was transformed into book form and published by The Edwin Mellen Press of Lewiston, New York.
Miss Kate’s paintings travel for Laurel exhibit
Miss Kate packed up for a trip to Laurel for the summer-long exhibit of her work at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. The exhibition “Summer of 1896 - Shinnecock Revisited: The Inspiration of Kate Freeman Clark by William Merritt Chase” will feature works of Chase, along with his prized pupil, Kate Clark.
25 Years Ago - May 14, 1981
Holly Springs Garden Club creates arboretum
The president of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi and a host of other state Garden Club dignitaries were on hand at Montrose Saturday as the Holly Springs Garden Club dedicated the Montrose Memorial Arboretum, which contains 34 different species of trees native to this area. The project was begun in 1980 and will continue by the donation of memorial trees.
Holly Springs Funeral Home staff returns from cruise
Charles Thomas and members of his staff at the Holly Springs Funeral Home have recently returned from a cruise to Nassau and other islands in the Bahamas. Accompanying him were his wife Juanita, their son Chuck, their daughter and her husband Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Stanton and receptionist Sue Burchette and her husband Henry Burchette. The trip was won through a program with the Mississippi Funeral Insurance Association.
Miss Fesmire to take part in Governor’s School
Cheri Fesmire, a junior at Holly Springs High School, will participate in Governor’s School in June.
50 Years Ago - May 11, 1956
Mrs. Thompson joins South Reporter staff
Claiborne Thompson is society editor for The South Reporter, succeeding Blair Houston, who retired earlier this month. Mrs. Thompson is a native of Holly Springs and widow of the late Ben Thompson. She is the mother of two children, Rowan and Kay, who are junior high students here.
Liberty Cash meat department adds new Pasteuray
James Wright said today that Liberty Cash Grocery has installed a new Pasteuray electronic unit in its meat cooler to insure fresher meat, tender and full of vitamins, minerals and natural juices. Electronic rays destroy the invisible bacteria in the air of the cooler and on the surfaces of the meat. The new Pasteuray will not mean any increase in the price of the meats, Mr. Wright said.
John Warren to go on European tour
John Warren of Los Angeles, Ca., son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Warren of Holly Springs, will fly from New York on May 20 on a three-week tour of Europe. He will visit France, Switzerland, Italy and England. He will return to Los Angeles June 18.
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