July 13, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Thrift Store to close July 15
If you’ve wondered why my column hasn’t been appearing, we’ve been redoing our kitchen starting with ripping out the floor and shoring up the supports under neath and, yes, we did it all by ourselves. Both dogs and all six cats were a big help and the kitchen is functional again. Just in time, ’cause we were getting pretty tired of sandwiches.
Second Time Around has gone the last time around. My sources say we’re to be out of the building by July 15 so forget regular hours. If you see the door open, drop in. Whatever is left has got to go.
Through all the turmoil everywhere else the Spay/Neuter Clinic continues to chip away at the unwanted pet overpopulation. If you need an appointment, call 662- 252-6196. If you get the answering machine your phone number is the most important part of your message. The guy who left me my own number never has called back and is probably out there now fuming about the rotten service. Don’t hesitate to call again if your message hasn’t been answered. My cats love the blinking light and have been known to push buttons. (They’ve turned the stove on before.)
The Marshall County Humane Society is having the July meeting on the 18th at 5:30 p.m. at the VFW in Holly Springs. If you want more details about what we are up to and want some input, join us.
For information on adoptions, fostering or about the Humane Society in general, call 662-564- 2900. 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 - July 11, 1996
New librarian hired for Marshall County
The Marshall County Library has a new director. Diane Schule of Cordova, Tenn. will oversee the operation of the main library in Holly Springs as well as the branch libraries in Potts Camp and Byhalia.
Hill accepts job with Tupelo High School
Holly Springs native and Marshall Academy graduate Johnny Hill was recently named head football coach and assistant principal at Tupelo High School.
Brinetta Ayers to perform in 1996 Summer Olympics
Brinetta “Bry” Ayers, a former resident of Holly Springs will be performing during the opening ceremonies of the 1996 Summer games in Atlanta, Ga. The daughter of Martha Ayers (an employee of Wackenhut Corrections in Holly Springs) Brinetta is a graduate of Holly Springs High School and a member of the Price Dance Ensemble of the Price Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. The Ensemble will be among the 7,000 artists performing in front of the estimated 3.5 billion worldwide audience.
25 Years Ago - July 9, 1981
County officials take oath of office Monday
Holly Springs: Alderman at Large Bert Bonds, Mayor Sam Coopwood, Alderman William Henley, Alderman Robert Collins, City Clerk Billy Newsom, Police Chief David Seale, Alderman Charles Warren and Alderman David Strickland.
Byhalia: The county’s first woman mayor, Sara Williams, took the oath from outgoing Mayor Dudley Moore, retiring after 20 years as mayor. Aldermen taking the oath were R.E. Carrington III, Gerald Dempsey, Dot Childress, Mark Crain, James W. Conway. Town clerk is Dixie Sanderson.
Potts Camp: Sworn in were Cary Mayer, Jimmy Collins, Mayor Ralph Paton, Billy Edlin, Henry Jarrett and Joel R. Clayton. Town clerk is Mrs. Larry Cox.
Lake Center: The newest municipality in Mississippi inducted its first elected board of aldermen and mayor. Taking the oath were Mayor Harold Belton, William S. Wortham Sr., H.M. Gandy, Jackie Griffin, Anna McNatt and Thomas (Sonny) Skelton.
50 Years Ago - July 12, 1956
E. Ford is Duck Shoot champion
Winners in the Turkey Shoot held at the Duck Pond on June 21 were Egbert Jones, E. Ford, Charlie Warren, Joe Bill Smith, C. Devore, Ellis Palmer, E.W. Callicutt Jr., Gene Lanier, John Dabney Brown and Alvin Stone. E. Ford was the champion.
Wave Mary S. Hankins serving in Washington
Washington, D.C. -- Wave Mary S. Hankins, yeoman third class, USN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Hankins of Potts Camp, is serving at Headquarters of the 13th Naval District in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Potts Camp High School,, she entered the Navy in November, 1954. She was promoted to her present rate April 16.
Beverly Brooks attends Nat’l FHA meet
Beverly Brooks, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Brooks of Byhalia, attended the 1956 National Convention of Future Homemakers of America, July 2-6 at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Ill. A senior, she has been an FHA member since 1952, and chapter Sweetheart and president.
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