Thursday, September 14, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Annual Spaghetti Supper set for September 26 at the VFW
The Marshall County Humane Society cooks will be at it again soon filling the air with delicious aromas and bellies with good food. Our sixth annual Spaghetti Supper will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the VFW in Holly Springs. We’ll begin serving at 4:30 p.m. The tickets are $5 for all you can eat. Take- outs are available and for a little extra you can pick from a variety of homemade desserts. All the profits will be used to help the needy animals in our area. Tickets are available from Humane Society members, at the Rental Barn in Holly Springs or at the door.
Winter is on its way and our Adoption Center needs doors and heating. We need some help to get that done. If you have pertinent skills and can spare a few hours, please call Sherry Janssen (662- 252-5516) or Ellen Gaw (662-262- 7120).
Even if you can’t install heating units or hang doors the Adoption Center still needs your help with the animals’ daily care. It’s not just throwing some food down and scooping poop. Leash training and socialization are very important in the lives of the animals in our care.
The number of animals the Humane Society can handle at the Adoption Center is not only limited by space but also by the number of volunteers involved. One or two people can’t handle very many critters on a daily basis. If you can help, call Sherry Janssen (662-252- 5516) or Carmen Marlin (662-838- 6753).
Here’s an interesting tidbit about cats. One of the reasons they love to lie in the sun (besides the obvious fact that it feels good) is to manufacture vitamin D. The sunlight produces it in their coats and they lick it off!
Just because the Hummingbird Festival is over is no reason to stop filling your feeders. As a matter of fact, even if you haven’t had feeders out yet it’s not too late. This time of year thousands of the little guys pass through here on their way across the Gulf of Mexico to South America and they need all the fuel they can get. They’ll remember you next year.
Do your pet a real favor and get it spayed or neutered. It’s a real strain on a female’s system to have litter after litter and males are usually chasing a female in heat when they get in fights or run over. For your appointment call 662-252-6196.
For information on fostering, adoptions and everything 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 - September 12, 1996
Dr. David L. Stratmon was recently recognized for 11 years of outstanding service as a professor and chair of the Division of Social Science at Rust College. Dr. David L. Beckley, president of the college, presented Stratmon with a plaque. Before coming to Rust, Stratmon had a 29-year career in the Foreign Service as an information officer. In addition to holding the Ph.D, he also has a juris doctorate degree.
Rust College president Dr. David L. Beckley presented Carnell Brown with an oak clock at a recent retirement celebration, recognizing her 22 years as a reading specialist at the college. Prior to coming to Rust, she taught in the Holly Springs school system.
Mattie Mayse was recognized at a recent retirement celebration for 27 years of outstanding service in the food services area at Rust College. She is married to Stonewall Mayse and they have 17 children. Also recognized was Maggie Boxley, retiring after 15 years’ service with the physical plant.
25 Years Ago - September 10, 1981
Hudsonville native honored with luncheon
Boyd E. Moore of Life Ins. Co. of Georgia, in Tupelo, was honored at a retirement luncheon Sept. 4. He is a native of Hudsonville. During his career, Moore has qualified for seven of the company’s top sales and service awards. He is a member of the VFW, the American Legion and the Holly Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Moore and his wife Geraldine are members of the Hudsonville Presbyterian Church.
A reception was held Sunday for the opening of the exhibition of paintings of Holly Springs artist Kate Freeman Clark at the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery in Memphis, Tenn. The reception drew a number of Holly Springs residents. The exhibit marks the first time Kate Clark’s work has been displayed outside of Holly Springs since her paintings were returned here from New York, after her death. The exhibition will be shown later at the Mississippi State Historical Museum in Jackson.
50 Years Ago - September 13, 1956
Two new patrolmen located here
Two new Mississippi Highway Patrolmen are now located at Holly Springs. Patrolman Ralph Pennington of Iuka will patrol with Bryant House and Lester J. Conell of Eupora with Jimmy Warren.
James Irby weds granddaughter of the President of Spain
James E. Irby, son of Dr. A.C. Irby of Ft. Scott, Kansas, who was born and reared here in Holly Springs, and Mrs. Irby, were married Aug. 4 in Mexico City. His bride is the former Angela Giral Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Giral Barnes of Mexico City and granddaughter of Jose Giral, former President of Spain. She was born in Madrid, Spain. Her grandfather was president of Spain until the uprising when Franco became dictator. Her parents and grandparents escaped to Mexico City in 1939.
Charlotte Briscoe honored on birthday
Mrs. Wayne Briscoe honored her daughter Charlotte with a birthday party Monday afternoon. She was four years old. Guests were Jenny Lynn Harris, Nancy Goodman, Debbie Briscoe, Eddie Mitchell, Linda Briscoe, Walter McClatchy, Jimmie Thompson, Susan McClatchy, Debbie DeBerry, Genese Foshee, Drew Foshee, Charles Mitchell, Sheron Mitchell, Sheila Mitchell, Ben Yarbrough and George Yarbrough, Donnie Mitchell.
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