Thursday, July 27, 2006
Second Time Around not closing; just moving
It turns out that our landlord at Second Time Around is being kind enough to give us until the end of the month to clear out so anytime you see the doors open between now and then stop by and scoop up some bargains. Everything is literally priced to go.
We’re not going out of business. Far from it. We’re just changing the venue and hoping to involve and help the whole community. The plan is to have a community flea and farmers’ market at the VFW in Holly Springs on the second Saturday of each month beginning August 12. Booths will be available to vendors both inside the building and out on the grounds.
The Marshall County Humane Society will have a permanent booth inside. Anybody else can rent a 10’x10’ spot inside for $20 or a 12’x12’ one outside for $15. Inside booths are provided tables; outside vendors must bring their own. Electricity will be available to outside booths if needed.
We’re encouraging everybody to participate whether you want to sell the stuff out of your attic and the back of your closet, the tomatoes and corn out of your garden or the birdhouses you’ve built. But no sugar gliders, iguanas, goats, cats or dogs. We won’t be selling any animals.
We definitely want some folks to sell concessions. We’re aiming at a variety of eats so everybody isn’t selling popcorn or cotton candy.
The market will be open to the public from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Vendors can begin setting up at 6 a.m. and must be out by 5 p.m. Call Lynn Pullen at 901-490-8553 to get more information and book your booth.
Speaking of phone numbers, the one for appointments for the Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic is 662-252-6196. The 662 may be important, depending on where you live. A lady in Byhalia tried and tried to call without it and, for some reason, didn’t get the recording telling her she “must dial a one or zero and the area code” first. She just thought we weren’t answering the phone.
If you’ve called the right number you will either get me, a busy signal or the answering machine. Anything else means you don’t have the right number.
Just when we had gotten used to Tuesdays the Spay/Neuter Clinic is changing our regular day to Wednesdays beginning August 9.
If you haven’t already, you’ll soon be seeing posters and fliers for our first annual charity golf tournament, Paws for the Cause. It will be at Kirkwood National Golf Club, 785 Hwy, 4 W. in Holly Springs on August 31.
Four-person teams should contact Ellen Gaw at 901-262-7120 or Sherry Janssen at 662-252-5516 to sign up. The registration fee of $75 per player covers golfing, cart, range balls, prizes and dinner with live music afterward at The Service Station at the VFW in Holly Springs.
Check-in on the 31st will be at 11:30 a.m. You can buy mulligans at the registration desk for $5. The four-person scramble will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Come early for free range balls and other pre-tournament activities.
The proceeds will be used to benefit the Humane Society’s Adoption Center. Shake out your plaid pants and dust off those clubs to join us for a fun day.
For information about fostering, adoptions or our 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 25, 1996
Mississippi gas prices continue to fall
Mississippi gasoline prices have fallen for the second consecutive month, AAA reported. The average price for regular unleaded gasoline has dropped 2.3 cents since June to $1.202 per gallon. Mid-grade unleaded gasoline fell 2.2 per gallon to $1.298 and the average price for premium unleaded gasoline dropped 2.0 cents to $1.396 per gallon.
Will Renick to receive Eudora Welty award
A published comic book writer at age 16 and now an award winning short story writer at 17, Will Renick of Ashland is making a name for himself on Mississippi’s impressive list of writers. Next week Renick will receive the prestigious Eudora Welty Creative Writing Award during the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference in Oxford.
Ann Leadbetter attends ceremony honoring Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon
Ann Craft Leadbetter, formerly of Holly Springs, now of Chestertown, Md. attended the Independence Day ceremony honoring her great-great-great-great-grandfather, Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon in Princeton, N.J. He was a member of the Continental Congress and his signature is on the Declaration of Independence.
25 Years Ago - July 23, 1981
Hospital gets first full time anesthetist
Marshall County Hospital now has a full time nurse-anesthetist. Gary Bray, a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has joined the staff at the hospital and will be on call 24 hours a day. Garry is married to the former Pam Buford of Holly Springs. He is the first anesthetist to live in Holly Springs. Before his coming, the services of an anesthetist were secured on a patient to patient basis.
Hot and dry forecast for the next 30 days
Mississippi farmers can expect above normal temperatures and below normal rainfall for the next 30 days, according to the National Weather Service outlook.
Wall Doxey pick of state parks
Wall Doxey State Park has been selected as one of the best maintained parks in the state. Park manager Eddie Williams recently attended an annual awards banquet, where he received a plaque honoring the park as one of the best maintained in the state.
50 Years Ago - July 19, 1956
MP&L demonstrates freezers in Byhalia
A demonstration program on freezers, sponsored by the Mississippi Power and Light Co. was presented at the Byhalia school cafeteria Tuesday night. Olivia Lewis, home service advisor of MP&L, conducted the demonstration. A large crowd attended with the following door prizes given: oven meal, received by Ross Simpson; floodlight to Mrs. Ross Simpson; steam iron to Hazel Kuntz and pie to T.I. McCrary.
Safe driver awards for Potts Camp rural carriers
Thomas D. King and Harvey J. Gurley Jr. of Potts Camp received the National Safety Council’s Safe Driver Awards for their years of driving “accident-free” as rural carriers. Mr. Gurley has 11 years without an accident and Mr. King two years. The two drive a total of 109.51 miles each working day.
Lightning strikes well, swimming pool closed
During an electrical storm Tuesday, a motor to one of the wells in Holly Springs was knocked out by lightning. The well supplied water to the swimming pool, which has been closed since the accident.
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