Thursday, September 21, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spaghetti Supper set for Tuesday
Tuesday, September 26, is Spaghetti Supper night for the Marshall County Humane Society. We’ll start serving at 4:30 p.m. and keep on until we run out of customers or spaghetti, whichever comes first. There will be h o m e m a d e desserts, too, for a little extra. We’ll be at the VFW in Holly Springs so come join us, eat some good food and help our furry friends at the same time. Tickets are $5 and are available from Humane Society members, at the Rental Barn or at the door.
Our Farmers and Flea Market on the second Saturday of each month has turned into an ongoing event, just as we’d hoped. If you’re interested in getting a booth call Lynn Pullen at 901-490-8553. Inside booths are 10x10 with tables provided for $20. Outside booths are 12x12 for $15 but you provide your own tables.
Does your cat or dog need a fix? Call 662-252-6196 to make an appointment at the Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. Usually this time of year appointments taper off with folks going back to school and such. Not this year. We are seriously booked up, especially for dogs, so please plan ahead.
For information on fostering, adoptions or anything that’s not about 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 of the Past
10 Years Ago - September 19, 1996
Centennial celebration -- Thursday Club honors members
Members of the Thursday Club celebrated their 100th year last week at their weekly meeting. The club was formed in 1896. Before a program recalling the history of the club presented by third generation member Mrs. D. Rook Moore, ladies who have been members of the Thursday Club for over 40 years were honored: Mrs. Carlisle Moore, 42 years; Mrs. Pauline Ames, 49 years; Mrs. Edward Rather, 41 years; Mrs. Jim Buchanan, 48 years; Mrs. Walter Sandusky, 76 years; Mrs. Vadah Cochran, 48 years; Mrs. Auryne Bell, 49 years; Mrs. Fred Belk, 59 years and Mrs. Hindman Doxey, 66 years.
Mary Milan received 31 blue ribbons during Benton County Fair
Mary Milan participated in the Benton County Fair with 52 entries. She was awarded 31 blue ribbons for first place and 21 reds for second place.
25 Years Ago - September 17, 1981
L.E. Devore of Mt. Pleasant logged the first bale to be ginned in Marshall County this year. The bale, ginned by the I.J. Hurdle Gin in Slayden, weighed 640 pounds.
The second bale of cotton reported to The South Reporter was produced by Mickey Allen and his brother, Gary Allen. The Allens, who live in Slayden, planted 500 acres of cotton this year.
Big marijuana harvest up in smoke
The Marshall County Sheriff’s department has gone into the cash crop business. Last Thursday afternoon, sheriff’s deputies harvested about a quarter of an acre of marijuana and reaped a haul valued at between $600,000 and $800,000. Sheriff Osborne Bell said the marijuana was planted next to corn on a garden plot. The crop weighed about 1600 pounds. On Friday, the Sheriff’s Department held a bonfire at the city landfill and burned the marijuana.
50 Years Ago - September 20, 1956
Mobile X-ray unit in county next week
The X-ray bus will be in Marshall and Benton Counties next week to make chest X-rays for all. Please make sure you get your chest X-rayed. Each X-ray made is examined by experts and if anything is found of a suspicious nature, you will receive a report. If there is no indication of T.B., cancer, etc., you will hear nothing.
Burning lights required on wagons, trailers
For safety’s sake, a burning light that can be seen for 500 feet from front and rear is required by law on all wagons and cotton trailers. Highway patrolmen say that this law will be rigidly enforced.
4-H poultry sale Saturday at Courthouse
The 4-H poultry sale will be on the Courthouse lawn in Holly Springs on Saturday. The 4-H boys and girls will have 168 pullets, 5-month-old New Hampshire Reds, for sale. The youngsters report that several in their flock have started laying.
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