Thursday, October 12, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Flea and Farmers’ Market set for Saturday at VFW
The nip is in the air. It’s time to get ready for winter and the first thing everybody thinks of is putting antifreeze in the car. While you’re pouring away, please, follow through and properly dispose of any leftovers and clean up any spills. Dogs, cats and wild animals are attracted to its smell and they think it tastes good. Even a small amount can be fatal to them.
Ethylene glycol is the culprit. It is the main ingredient in most antifreeze. Within thirty minutes to an hour after swallowing antifreeze an animal begins to act drunk: uncoordinated, disoriented and groggy. Next comes vomiting, kidney failure, and coma. The latter symptoms can go on for as long as three days before the animal finally succumbs. If you think your pet drank antifreeze get it to a veterinarian immediately. Time is of the essence.
There are several things you can do to prevent antifreeze poisoning. (1) Use an antifreeze containing propylene glycol instead of ethylene glycol. It’s still deadly but tastes bitter and is much less attractive to animals. (2) Keep antifreeze sealed and inaccessible to animals. Clean up even tiny spills immediately and be certain you car’s radiator isn’t leaking. (3) Keep your pet in your yard. There are zillions of reasons that’s important and this is one of them. You can do everything right with your antifreeze but your neighbor may not. 4) Watch your pet’s behavior. If you see anything peculiar get to a vet quick. The prognosis for antifreeze poisoning is not good and it gets worse by the minute.
This weekend is Second Saturday at the VFW in Holly Springs. The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored farmers’ and flea market will be open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the weather is looking great. The variety is amazing and bargains will be everywhere.
Next Tuesday, October 17, is the Humane Society’s monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the public library in Holly Springs. You don’t have to belong to the Humane Society to attend the meeting and tell us your animal-related problems and solutions.
Part of getting ready for winter is spaying or neutering your pets. Call 662-252-6196 for an appointment at the Humane Society’s lowcost Spay/Neuter Clinic. There are still grants available for those who need them.
For information on 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 - October 10, 1996
Executives with Coleman Engineering announced Tuesday that they had signed a lease-purchase of the old ITT-Thompson building. The Memphis firm will be moving assembly operations to the plant, which is currently undergoing renovations.
Mulay wins state award
Mulay Plastics was honored last week by the State of Mississippi with the Mississippi Quality Award. The recognition is given to companies who demonstrate serious commitment to the use of quality principles.
Charles (Bud) Corey of Holly Springs was recently awarded the prestigious Ram City Friendship Award in China. Corey’s award is of 24 karat gold, mounted on a beautiful wood plaque.
25 Years Ago - October 8, 1981
St. Joseph Catholic Church dedicated
St. Joseph Catholic Church moved to its new church Sunday in formal dedication ceremonies which attracted over 350 people to celebrate mass conducted by Bishop Joseph Brunini of Jackson. The church is constructed in a sawtooth design, which features skylights in the sanctuary. A mural designed and crafted by patrons of the church hangs in the foyer, depicting the history of St. Joseph Church in Holly Springs. The new church building is located on Van Dorn Avenue.
Ten-year-olds assist city police in recovering stolen instruments
John Green of Holly Springs and his friend Cameron Abel of Oxford were playing behind Holly Springs High School Saturday and discovered $2600 worth of musical instruments hidden in a ditch. The instruments has been stolen from the high school and belonged to the Holly High band. The two reported the find to Police Chief David Seale, who later presented the boys with certificates. John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmye Dale Green of Holly Springs. Cameron is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Donny Abel of Oxford, formerly of Holly Springs and the grandson of Mrs. Douglas Abel Sr. of Holly Springs.
50 Years Ago - October 11, 1956
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority has wiener roast
The Beta Sigma Phi sorority held a rush party Thursday night on the patio at the home of Mrs. James Wright. After a wiener roast, the members and their guests played games. Rushees were Mrs. Jack Wittjen, Mrs. Bill Taylor III, Miss Lois Boyd, Mrs. Ottis Clayton, Miss Anna Zavickis, Miss Janelle Crawley, Mrs. Lois Greene, Miss Florence Brown and Mrs. Wilson Cole Jones. Thursday night the rushees will be invited to an open meeting at the home Mrs. Joe Williams.
Wednesday Club has bridge luncheon
The Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club had a luncheon meeting in the home of Mrs. Jess V. Rowan. The living room was decorated in arrangements of fall flowers. Mrs. Blanton Jones won high score and Mrs. Leslie Tomlinson the bingo prize. Iced Cokes and salted nuts were served during the afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Young of Stafford’s Cafe and Leon Rountree of the Holly Theatre will entertain the football players of Holly High and Water Valley with a supper and a dance Friday after the game.
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