Thursday, August 3, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Upcoming events benefit Humane Society
The Marshall County Humane Society has two events coming up soon. The first is the Flea and Farmers&rsquo Market at the VFW in Holly Springs on Saturday, August 12. Anyone can rent a booth to sell just about anything that&rsquos legal except animals. We&rsquore really hoping to get some good produce from local gardeners and crafts from the many artistic folks in our community.
A 10x10 inside booth is $20 with a table provided. Outside booths are 12x12 for $15 but you must provide your own tables; electricity will be provided if you need it. To get more information and/or sign up call Lynn Pullen at 901-490-8553.
The second major happening is Paws for the Cause, our first annual charity golf tournament, at Kirkwood on Thursday, August 31. The sign-up deadline for four-person teams and hole sponsorships is Friday, August 18. Registration on the day of the game is 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Participation includes not just the golf game but also dinner afterwards at The Service Station at the VFW in Holly Springs. There will be a live band and the public is welcome to the evening celebration. Call Ellen Gaw at 901-262-7120 or Sherry Janssen at 662-252-5516 for details.
The Spay/Neuter Clinic day for Holly Springs is changing from Tuesday to Wednesday beginning August 9. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment.
It is so hot and dry! Please keep plenty of fresh water and shade available to your outside critters. Dogs get heat stroke just like people and they&rsquore wearing fur coats, so treat them accordingly.
To find out about adoptions, fostering or our Humane Society, 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 - August 1, 1996
Cotton’s no longer king of county crops
Marshall County’s prized cash crop, cotton, has quietly taken a back seat to more dependable and lucrative crops. Cotton’s tobacco budworm scare over the last two years and the high cost of production have turned cotton farmers to other crops. This year’s cotton production is at an all-time low with only about 2,000 acres of cotton planted in the county.
Wins first place
Mollie Jo Fant and Rooster’s Playboy won first place in the saddle horse pasture class in the District 4- H show at Louisville. They also won second place in the State 4-H Show in Jackson. Mollie is the 13-yearold daughter of Joe and Jeanie Fant of Holly Springs.
State farmers disappointed with lack of rain
Mississippi’s soybean crop, & which had gotten off to a really good start, until June turned hotter and drier than normal. Two additional problems facing the state’s soybeans are Phytophtora and the potato leaf hopper, a new pest on Mississippi soybeans.
25 Years Ago - July 30, 1981
Felicia Caldwell in national contest
Felicia Caldwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Caldwell, participated in the National Regency Talent competition in St. Louis, Mo. July 6-12. She performed in the categories ballet, pom-pom, disco, jazz and character dance. She won nine trophies after winning five first places, three second places and a trophy for selling the most ads for the talent competition. During the week of competition, Felicia moved from beginner level in disco and pom-pom to advanced.
Beckley receives Young fellowship
Gemma Beckley of Holly Springs, assistant professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, is one of five persons nationwide to receive the 1981-82 Whitney Young Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Beckley is a doctoral candidate in the School of Social Work at Columbia University in New York.
50 Years Ago - August 2, 1956
Half of eligible children in Marshall County have not had polio vaccine!
“Polio vaccine is available and waiting for children through 19 years of age,” Dr. R.L.Wyatte, director of the health department said. On July 29, 88 cases of polio had been reported in Mississippi with three deaths and 40 cases resulting in paralysis. No victim of polio who had had the vaccine has suffered paralysis. Out of 12,074 children in Marshall County, 6,647 have had the vaccine.
Dr. James B. Carpenter to retire; has served eight years as pastor here
The General Assembly of the Southern Presbyterian Church recently made a ruling limiting the service years of its ministers. As a result of the decision, the First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs is losing its beloved pastor, Dr. James B. Carpenter.
In training for Marine commission
Undergoing training for a commission in the U.S. Marine Corps, William D. Fitts III, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Fitts of Byhalia, is learning the use of the bayonet. He is a student at the University of Mississippi and is in Quantico, Va. for six weeks of instruction.
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