Thursday, June 8, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Thrift Store has something special
Losing a pet is one of an owner’s worst fears as dramatized so poignantly last year in Katrina’s wake. Microchip implantation seemed to be at least a partial solution since they can’t fall off or be easily removed like tags, but there were problems. One company’s scanner couldn’t read another company’s chip.
Just as the MASH 4077 and Colonel Potter had Radar so the MCHS (Marshall County Humane Society) and Dr. Johnson have Carmen. She scrounges grants and supplies from amazing places and actually understands all the mountains of paperwork involved.
Carmen discovered a wonderful company, Crystal Import Corp., who had a universal chip reader in our price range --- FREE. Yes, thanks to Crystal Import Corp.’s generous donation and Carmen’s industry and diligence the Humane Society now has two iMax universal chip readers, one at the Spay/Neuter Clinic and one at our Adoption Center, so we can scan any pet’s chip for the pertinent information no matter who manufactured it.
Big thanks to Crystal Import Corp. and Carmen. Oh, see how hi-tech we are.
The Spay/Neuter Clinic is back on our regular schedule. We are open every Tuesday but since we were closed several weeks in May we have quite a backlog of animals waiting for their appointments. Don’t wait until the last minute to make a date for your pet. Call 662-252-6196 for your pet’s date with the vet.
Maria has hinted that she has something special going on this weekend at Second Time Around, the Humane Society’s thrift store. They are located at 126 W. Van Dorn in Holly Springs and are open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday. Drop by anytime during those hours and see what she’s up to this time.
If you would like information on the Humane Society’s adoptions, fostering program or just us in general, call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be mailed to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - June 6, 1996
Private prison ready to accept inmates
Attorney General Mike Moore cut pieces of the ceremonial ribbon for Department of Corrections director, Steve Puckett, Holly Springs Mayor Eddie Lee Smith, Sen. Bill Minor and Warden John Lindsey. Lindsey plans to receive the first inmates Thursday. The facility will process 150 prisoners per week until all the beds are filled.
Laurel art lovers celebrate the life and work of Kate Freeman Clark
A Friday night preview of the Kate Freeman Clark/William Merritt Chase Exhibit at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel was the culmination of endless hours of work on the part of the Rogers Museum staff and the trustees of the Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery in Holly Springs. Twenty Holly Springs citizens joined the more than 300 Laurel art lovers for the opening of the exhibit, which was a coup for Laurel and Holly Springs. The exhibit is the largest and most ambitious project undertaken by the Laurel museum and boasts 33 paintings, including three Chase paintings and 20 Clark paintings on loan from the Kate Clark Art Gallery in one room. A second gallery is devoted to Miss Kate and contains family portraits, studies and works on paper, along with memorabilia from several other museums.
25 Years Ago - June 4, 1981 Louise Hurdle retires with 42 years teaching
Louise Winter Hurdle, native of Grenada and elementary school teacher in Marshall County for the past 42 years, retired from teaching May 21 of this year. She was presented a plaque by Tommy Gunn, headmaster at Marshall Academy, where she has taught first grade for 13 years. She is one of the original staff at Marshall Academy and will be sorely missed.
Water rate hiked 27 percent
Effective with the next utility bill, Holly Springs water rates will be increased by 27 percent. Following an in-depth study of revenue and expenses of the water department, Walter Paschal, manager, announces expenses were greatly exceeding revenue.
Belton wins mayor in Lake Center vote
Almost 86 percent of the electorate turned out Tuesday to cast their votes in the first municipal elections for the Town of Lake Center. Harold Belton won 72-66 to become the town’s first elected mayor.
50 Years Ago - June 7, 1956
How to cleanse fresh foods of fallout
(Tips for housewives on how to cleanse fruits and vegetables of radioactive material if they become contaminated is provided by radiological expert and housewife Dr. Rosalind Yalow of the U.S. Veterans Hospital in New York.) Housewives might have to handle radiocatively contaminated fruits and vegetables as gingerly as a newborn baby if their food stocks are ever exposed to radiation. With this knowledge, housewives can make the produce from her gardens safe and usable again by her family. After an attack, a housewife would find out by radio where her home was located in a fallout zone or not.
Dr. and Mrs. Philpot to move to Memphis
Dr. and Mrs. Philpot will move to Memphis next week where they have bought a home at 1322 Paloma Road, just off Parkway. They have sold their home here to Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Taylor. Dr. Philpot has completed 37 years as supt.-surgeon in Mississippi hospitals. Dr. and Mrs. Philpot have lived in Holly Springs for ten and one half years.
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