Thursday, January 26, 2006

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Marshall County Humane Society News

RAVs offers free service

As most of you know, the Marshall County Humane Society’s thrift store, Second Time Around, is open every Friday and Saturday. The merchandise covers the spectrum from furniture to toys, including housewares, books and any kind of outerwear you could want. The prices are more than reasonable and all the proceeds are used to help needy animals in our area.

This Friday, Jan. 27, some of the prices will be even better than usual. Maria is having a “$7 Bag Sale” on all the clothes, purses and shoes. The idea is to take a 13 gallon bag and fill it with all the personal attire it will hold for just $7. The store is located at 126 W. Van Dorn in Holly Springs and will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday. (They’ll also be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday.)

Speaking of bargains, if you have been hesitating about getting your pet spayed or neutered because even the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic prices wouldn’t fit into your budget, now is your golden opportunity to get your pet fixed for free. All you have to do is show proof of financial qualification.

RAVS (Rural Area Veterinarian Services), a branch of the Humane Society, U.S., is coming to Byhalia February 18 and 19 to offer free spays and neuters for cats and dogs whose owners need financial assistance. This service will be available to this entire area; residence in Marshall County is not required. Owners must have proof of income of less than $15,000 per year and there is a limit of two pets per household.

This is a one weekend only service. Qualified students from various schools of veterinary medicine will actually perform the surgeries under the supervision of licensed, practicing veterinarians. The number of openings is limited so appointments are absolutely necessary. Call Carmen Marlin at 662-838-6753 for further information and to get your name on the list.

If you aren’t qualified for the free spay/neuter weekend, there is still hope for your budget. The weekly spay/neuter program has two different grants at present to help those who are financially qualified. One is available mainly for larger dogs and is not limited to Marshall County residents. The other grant, which is from the state through our board of supervisors, is used for smaller dogs and cats but is for Marshall County residents only. Both have a three animal per household limit.

Our Spay/Neuter Clinic will not be open on Tuesday, Jan. 31, but will resume business as usual the next Tuesday. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment.

If you want to know about adoptions, fostering or about the Humane Society in general 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 - January 25, 1996

Surprise for Junior

Members of Zeta Amicae, Dorothy Oliver, Catherine Zinn, Lola Pearson, friend Vivian Bruce, Dorothy Pearson, friend Eva Lay, Lillian Campbell and Mary Brown surprised Junior Cummins with a cake and a present on Dec. 18, at his catering service. Cummins prepared the ribs for the group’s barbecue fundraiser in Oct. He also assisted the group in setting up and took it upon himself to have friends assist as well. The group thanks Cummins from the bottom of their hearts!

Wins car

An astonished Sandra Jones of Mt. Pleasant won a new 1996 Mercury Sable through a Lincoln-Mercury, Coca-Cola promotion. More than 4500 participants registered at area Piggly Wiggly stores. Sandra was one of 50 random contestants drawn to attend a “car party” at a Memphis Piggly Wiggly. “It’s just amazing! I’m still in shock,” Sandra said. Her mother, Virginia said, “It was a wonderful Christmas miracle. I came in with her to buy groceries! While I was getting groceries, she was winning a car! They had to call me to the front on the loudspeaker!”

25 Years Ago - January 22, 1981

PC fire truck

The Potts Camp Marshall County Volunteer Fire Department received delivery Tuesday of a new 1236 gallon capacity, triple combination pumper. Chancery Clerk J.F. (Flick) Ash presented a check for $36,500 to Southern Fire Equipment in Jackson. On hand to inspect the new fire truck were Potts Camp Mayor Ralph Paton, Board of Supervisors president Joe Cooper, Board attorney Jimmy Warren, firemen Joel Clayton, James Pipkin; Floyd Edwards, assistant fire chief and Cary Mayer, fire chief.

PC Boy Scouts go to Jackson

Potts Camp Boy Scout Troop 43 left early Friday morning going to Jackson for the weekend. Scouts who participated were Roger Newman, Pat Goode, Stone Goode, David Goodwin, Steve Gurley, Carl Pipkin, Jason Jarrett, Matt Harris, Jody Ray, Terry Cook and Benton Smith, a guest from Holly Springs. They were under the leadership of assistant Scoutmasters Tonny Harris and David Newman and Scoutmaster James Carl Pipkin. The Scouts spent both nights in the National Guard Armory in Brandon.

50 Years Ago - January 26, 1956

Local patrolmen arrest fugitives

A 38-year-old fugitive wanted after a gun battle with Arkansas police was arrested near here with an attractive pistol-packing woman companion Sunday morning. The fugitive and his companion, both of Greenwood, were arrested on Hwy 78 between Victoria and Byhalia. The fugitive, a former inmate at Parchmen Penitentiary, is one of two men who took part in a gun battle with police near Clarenden, Ark. They escaped, leaving a trail of stolen vehicles. The couple aroused the suspicions of Mississippi Highway patrolmen Jimmy Warren and Bryant House, who stopped the truck, recognized the fugitive and arrested
him. Warren said the fugitive had served time at Parchman for assault and battery with intent to kill and stealing cotton. The brown-haired, 28-year-old woman was carrying a loaded 32 caliber pistol. She has not been arrested at this time.

Frosted Foods Co. wants strawberries

Vegetable growers of Marshall County met Wed. with a representative of Frosted Foods Co. The company has already contracted for all the okra they need and are asking for strawberries and asparagus.


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