Thursday, September 28, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Kittens just waiting for new home
If I were going to get a puppy for Christmas this year I would get it now. There’s plenty of time to take care of potty training and learning company manners before the holidays and relatives arrive. The weather is perfect for long walks and outside romps to burn energy and learn each other. By Christmas my dog will know me as leader, have had all its shots, be parasite free and have recuperated from being spayed or neutered so we can relax and enjoy the holidays.
Kittens aren’t nearly as much trouble. They come potty trained; all you have to do is show them the litter box. They don’t cut their teeth on your shoes. They don’t have to be walked every day rain or shine. No matter what some people say, they can be trained not to claw furniture and eat plants with a well-directed squirt of water and a firm “no.”
It just so happens that the Marshall County Humane Society has three of the cutest, sweetest kittens just waiting for a home. They’ve already had their shots and been fixed so no problem with spraying, coming into heat or bringing a disease into your home. Two are black and one is yellow - perfect for Halloween. (Their pictures were in the paper last week.) Since they’ve been together so long it would be great if they could stay that way, but we’re willing to negotiate. Call 662-564-2900 if you’re interested.
If you have pets that haven’t been fixed, make your appointment now at the Humane Society’s lowcost Spay/Neuter Clinic by calling 662-252-6196. If even our low cost is a strain on your budget we have grants available to help.
For information on adoptions, fostering or other Humane Society projects, 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 26, 1996
Gene Taylor and grandchildren win first place in Tater Town Day parade
Gene Taylor of Lamar and his grandchildren won the first place trophy in the Wagon and Mule Division in the Tater Town Day event in Gleason, Tenn. Taylor and his son Terry built the wagon, which was pulled by two of his Percheron horses, decked out in black and silver harnesses and bright red collar pads. Nine of Taylor’s grandchildren rode with him. Heath Taylor and Steven Wilburn rode in the driver’s seat with their grandfather; Jessica, Chase, Robyn and Paige Taylor, Tiffany and Abigail King rode in the wagon and two-year-old Blake rode on a horse in front of the team with his father, Terry.
Clark Ormon new vocational-agricultural instructor at Potts Camp
Potts Camp School is pleased to have Clark Ormon as one of the school’s new staff members. Mr. Ormon brings 21 years of teaching experience to his assignment of vocational-agricultural instructor. He is a graduate of Hickory Flat High School and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Mississippi State University. He was named Vocational-Agricultural Teacher of the Year in Mississippi in 1987-88.
25 Years Ago - September 24, 1981
Folk festival to feature local musicians
The Sorghum Days Folk Festival at Anderson Farms in Hernando will feature folk artists from DeSoto, Tate and Marshall. Among the featured performers will be fiddler George Baucum, blues harmonica player JohnnyWoods, bluesman R.L. Burnside of Coldwater and Junior Kimbrough of Holly Springs. Among the craftsmen will be basketmaker Walker Buford of Byhalia.
Off to Jackson
Bound volumes of The South and The Reporter, newspapers in Holly Springs around the turn of the century, were collected Tuesday from the Chancery Clerk’s office to be sent to Jackson to be microfilmed. Volumes from 1881-1901 were sent. The tattered volumes were turned over to Bill Hanna of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History by Chancery Clerk, J.M. (Flick) Ash. Other volumes have already been microfilmed by the Archives and History Department.
50 Years Ago - September 27, 1956
Killer strikes down 100,000 Americans yearly
Did you know that every year 100,000 Americans are struck down with TB? A chronic infectious disease that can attack any part of the body, but most commonly it affects the lungs. Approximately 120 people in Marshall County have tuberculosis; yet about half of these cases have not been reported to the health department. The victim may not have any idea he has the disease. Of the known cases, six are being treated in hospitals and 22 at home. Four people have died in the county in the past 12 months.
Part of Hwy 51 approved for new system
The final general location of New Highway 51 or FAI Route 91, has been approved from the Tennessee state line south of Memphis, extending south to Hwys. 7 and 8, west of Grenada. The Interstate System of Highways was created by an act of Congress in 1944. The selections for this system were designated in 1947 by the Defense Department, the Bureau of Public Roads and the various State Highway Departments. Hwy. 78 was approved for this system in 1949. Hwy. 78 connects a number of military installations and carries more traffic than any other highway in the Northern District.
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