Thursday, August 24, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Humane Society sponsors first annual charity golf tournament
All you golf people should be signed up and moving on to selecting your luckiest golf pants for Paws for the Cause, the Marshall C o u n t y Humane Society’s First Annual Charity Golf Tournament on August 31 at Kirkwood.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. but you should come early for pre-game activities and then plan to stay late for dinner and live music at The Service Station at the VFW in Holly Springs. Call Ellen Gaw at 901-262-7120 or Sherry Janssen at 662-252-5516 for details.
Veterinarians are really busy this time of year because the very smart hunters have realized it’s wise to get their girl dogs fixed well before hunting season. Otherwise the boy dogs won’t have their minds on hunting business.
Informed hunters also know that if a female is in heat when she’s spayed the results are not immediately apparent. She will still smell like she’s in heat to males for several days until her body has had time to filter out the relevant hormones.
You don’t have to have a hunting dog to get an appointment for a spay or neuter for your pet at the Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Call 662-252-6196.
By the way, someone recently asked why we require people to take the food and water away from their pets at 8 the night before their appointment to get fixed at our clinic.
The answer is that when an animal is given anesthesia, if it has anything in its stomach, it will throw up. Under anesthesia an animal doesn’t have its usual gag reflexes. Since the surgery is done with the animal on its back, if it throws up it’s all too easy for the result to slide into the windpipe and on into the lungs. Big problem.
For information on adoptions, fostering and anything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic 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 22, 1996
Holly Springs attorney Ralph Doxey has been appointed assistant district attorney for the Third Circuit Court. Doxey will be assigned to handle felony cases in primarily Marshall and Benton Counties, according to District Attorney Jim Hood.
Fire coordinator’s report shows response to 2,111 calls in 1995
Marshall County’s fire departments responded to 2,111 calls during 1995, according to Fire Coordinator Hugh Hollowell. In the fires that the 11 fire departments worked last year, an estimated total of $1.6 million in property was lost. However, Hollowell’s report also estimates that the efforts of the fire departments saved almost $26.7 million in property. The firefighters contributed over 12,818 man hours of unpaid time to fight fires and respond to all kinds of emergencies.
Mississippians see slightly lower gas prices
Mississippi gasoline prices dropped slightly since last month. AAA Mississippi reports that the statewide average price for gasoline dropped 0.9 cents to $1.193 per gallon.
25 Years Ago - August 20, 1981
The Holly Springs Police Department is currently running radar on city streets. The department is equipped with a dash-mounted radar gun which can clock speeds while the car is sitting still or while the car is moving; and a hand-held radar gun. Police Chief David Seale said additional speed limit signs are being posted and will be strictly enforced.
Vadah Cochran attends Art Students League
This summer Vadah Cochran realized a dream he has had for many years. For two weeks in July he attended the Art Students League of New York, an old and important art school that opened in 1875 and where another Holly Springs artist, Kate Freeman Clark, also studied. Cochran has been painting since he was 15. He first studied under Nettie Fant Thompson of Holly Springs. Mr. Cochran painted his first mural while in Europe. It was commissioned by the armed forces. Today, he is well-known in Holly Springs for his beautiful murals in Dunvegan and Wakefield.
50 Years Ago - August 23, 1956
The season’s first bale of cotton ginned in Holly Springs and the first reported in Marshall County was brought in by I.C. Humphrey and ginned at the Marshall County Gin. Mr. Humphrey’s farm is nine miles east of Holly Springs on Hwy. 4. He has 8.4 acres of DP&L 11 cotton, which he planted April 17. He was one of the first Marshall County farmers to bring in a cotton bloom to The South Reporter this spring. He said “plenty of boll weevil and had to poison six times.” He expects to make a bale to the acre.
Methodist Men entertain wives
The Methodist’s Men’s Club entertained their wives with a steak dinner at Ames Lake Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Arnold and Billy Ragsdale had charge of arrangements. A short business meeting was conducted by Billy Newsom. Roger Woods introduced and welcomed newcomers; these included Mrs. Otis Clayton, Mr. and Mrs. James Buck, Mr. and Mrs. H.O. Akeison and Mr. and Mrs. Hamlet Yarbrough.
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