Thursday, August 10, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Humane Society’s first Farmers’ and Flea Market open Saturday
Hot weather like this calls for dog owners to use special precautions, especially with over weight, pug-nosed or older dogs. They have a harder time cooling themselves off so taking them for a run in the sun at two o’clock in the afternoon is a terrible idea. Curtail exercise when its cooler in the morning or evening is what’s called for. And never leave them in a parked car even in the shade.
Dogs are wearing fur coats and have very few sweat glands. They can only cool themselves through their mouths by panting so it's not easy for them on a hot day under a shade tree. Vets see an appalling number of dogs with heat stroke; keep yours from being one of them.
Symptoms of heat stroke in dogs include intense, rapid panting, wide eyes, drooling, staggering and weakness. The next stage is collapse and loss of consciousness. It is imperative to cool the animal off immediately. Run cool water over the dog making sure the water is reaching the skin, not just running off the coat. Wet the belly, inside the legs, the mouth and the tongue and get to the vet as quickly as possible.
Heat stroke in animals is lifethreatening and can happen in a matter of minutes. Your speedy reaction is all that can save your pet.
This Saturday, August 12, is the Marshall County Humane Society’s first Farmers’ and Flea Market at the VFW in Holly Springs. The market will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. so come and check it out. This should be really interesting and we’re hoping to make it a repeat event. Call Lynn Pullen at 901-490- 8553 if you’re interested in setting up a booth.
Be reminded that August 18 is the deadline for teams and hole sponsors to sign up for our first annual charity golf tournament, Paws for the Cause, to be played at Kirkwood on Thursday, August 31. For information call Ellen Gaw at 901-262-7120 or Sherry Janssen at 662-252-5516. Later everybody can join the golfers at The Service Station at the VFW in Holly Springs for food, drinks and live music. The golfers get dinner with their registration. The rest of us have to pay there.
Our low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is open on Wednesdays now. For your appointment call 662-252-6196 and be sure to leave your phone number if you get the machine. You will get a call back and if you don’t, call again. The cats may be helping.
If you want to know about fostering, adoptions or anything else about 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 8, 1996
Hwy. 72 rolling ahead -- to be completed by October 1
Work on Hwy. 72 four-lane is on schedule in Marshall and Benton County. At Slayden, highway construction workers from Lehman-Roberts are laying asphalt on crossovers between the eastbound and westbound lanes. The 12-mile stretch of four lane in Marshall County is scheduled to open Oct. 1.
County residents going to Democratic Convention
Three Marshall Countians are among Mississippi’s delegates who will attend the Democratic Convention. Circuit Clerk Lucy Carpenter will represent the First Congressional District as one of 47 delegates statewide. Kathy Powell of Byhalia will serve as one of two Mississippi convention pages. George Powell, head of the Marshall County Democratic Executive Committee, will attend the convention as a national committeeman. The convention will be held in Chicago, Aug. 26-29. Another active Marshall County Democrat, Arnie Murray of Holly Springs, has been elected to serve on the State Democratic National Committee.
25 Years Ago - August 6, 1981
Tonya Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Mitchell, received a scholarship check as the United Daughters of the Confederacy Scholarship Student for next year. Tonya, state vice-president of the Children of the Confederacy, is attending Harding College in Searcy, Ark. The check was presented by Mrs. John Robison, president of the Holly Springs UDC Chapter.
Board approves historic pathway
The Holly Springs Board of Aldermen, in their meeting Tuesday night, approved a request presented by Brent Nickle, president of the Chamber of Commerce, the Holly Springs Garden Club and the Marshall County Historical Society, to establish a historic pathway system through the city. The trail, similar to systems used in Mobile, Natchez and Columbus, would be a colored line painted down the middle of the righthand lane of the street, which would lead tourists on a tour of homes and points of interest. Numbers painted on the street would correspond to a map tourists would receive from the Chamber of Commerce. The distance of the path would be 6.4 miles.
50 Years Ago - August 9, 1956
Mrs. Lacey entertains with dance at lake
Mrs. W.H. Lacey entertained with an informal dance at Spring Lake Park Wednesday night, honoring her granddaughters, Brailsford and Beth Lacey of Pinopolis, S.C.. Mrs. Lacey received the guests at the Lodge with Brailsford and her escort Robert Seale Jr. and Beth and her escort Ruff Fant. During the evening refreshments were served buffet style to about 50 guests.
Dr. W.H. Lacey honored with stag supper
Moultrie Lacey entertained with a stag barbecued rib supper Wednesday night honoring his brother Dr. W.H. Lacey of Pinopolis, S.C. Guests included childhood friends of the honoree, Lucius Dancy, Leon Beck, Robert Seale Sr., William Seale, Charles Ames, Pete Coffey, Tom Coffey, Tom Lacey and Paul Calame of Memphis.
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