Thursday, June 15, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Thrift Store closes onSaturdays for now
Next Wednesday, June 21, is summer solstice, the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year. Maria says it’s already summer; she’s looking at the thermometer instead of the calendar. In fact, it’s gotten so hot she’s decided to close Second Time Around on Saturdays starting right now until it cools off or they get an air conditioner, whichever comes first.
Second Time Around, the Marshall County Humane Society’s thrift store located at 126 W. Van Dorn in Holly Springs, will still be open as usual every Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The merchandise changes all the time and covers the spectrum from baby toys to kitchen gadgets. The proceeds are used to help needy animals in our area.
Maria was hot the other day from more than the weather. Some cowardly two-legged creature had chunked a little dog out without even stopping the vehicle right in front of the thrift store. It’s a minor miracle it wasn’t run over before anyone could get their hands on it. At last report the dog was alive but traumatized and Maria was ballistic. She already has more than plenty of animals to care for.
The best way to make sure you don’t find yourself with unwanted pets is to get your existing ones spayed or neutered. The Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic does their best to encourage everyone to do so by providing low-cost procedures and financial assistance for those who need it. We are usually open every Tuesday but, since July 4th is on Tuesday this year, the clinic will be open, that week only, on Wednesday, July 5. Call 662-252- 6196 for your appointment.
For information on adoptions, fostering or the Humane Society 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 13, 1996
Presidential Scholar - Potts Camp’s Emily Stone among top students in nation
Emily Stone, a resident of Potts Camp, has been named a Presidential scholar, along with 135 other students. They will be honored in Washington, D.C. in June. She scored a 34 on the ACT and a 1490 on the SAT.
Beheaded lion clean of rabies; bitten child OK
A 4-year-old child is free from the threat of rabies after being bitten by a caged mountain lion near Potts Camp on Memorial Day weekend. Unlike cats and dogs, which can be observed for symptoms within a specific period of time, exotic animal’s symptoms are not known, so the animal had to be sacrificed for testing.
Judge Lester Glenn Fant Jr. revered by community
First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs was filled Sunday afternoon by family, friends and associates paying their respects to Judge Glenn Fant, who passed away Friday, June 7.
25 Years Ago - June 11, 1981
Moore retiring as Byhalia mayor
Last Thursday night the Town of Byhalia honored retiring Mayor Dudley Moore with a dinner and presented him with an engraved clock and a book of letters recapping the 20 years he has served as mayor of the town. Mayor Moore has opted not to seek another term of office.
Scott Griffith assigned to local Soil Conservation Service
Scott Griffith has recently been assigned as soil conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service in Holly Springs. He was born and reared in Hernando and attended Northwest Junior College and received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture economics from Mississippi State University. Scott is single and a Baptist. He will make his home in Holly Springs.
Henry Jr. track team has 14 firsts
The Henry Jr. High track team took part in the finals of the Mississippi State Hershey’s track and field meet in Jackson. The team was outstanding, taking 14 first place ribbons. The team was under the direction of Leroy Jones and Thomas Clemons.
50 Years Ago - June 7, 1956
Scott Swaney has birthday party
Scott Swaney entertained a group of friends on his eighth birthday last week. David Rather won the prize for the sack race, Wilson Golden for the potato race and Mack Buchanan for musical chairs. Guests were Mike Durham, Tolly McClatchy, George Rather, Kenneth Sing, Mack Buchanan, Terry Lee, David Rather, David Seale, Ricky Bush, Wilson Golden, Nolan Owen, John Reed, Jimmy Bonds of Dyersburg, Russell Crowder, Jerry Beck and Scott’s brother, Walker Swaney.
Mississippi Press Association elects officers
W.C. Taylor, editor and publisher of The South Reporter, was elected treasurer of the Mississippi Press Association at the convention for the coming year.
George M. Buchanan dies after long illness
Funeral services for George M. Buchanan, former mayor of Holly Springs, were held at his home Sunday. He was 67. Buchanan served as mayor from 1934 to 1949.
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