Thursday, October 19, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Animal shelter needs volunteers
A valued friend to all animals, including humans, Wayne Halley had a stroke recently and is now at the Baptist Germantown Rehabilitation Center. The Marshall County Humane Society is missing him sorely since he’s always one of the volunteers we can count on no matter what the task, and I’m sure the VFW feels the same. Both groups have benefited immensely from his efforts on their behalf. Wayne is expected to be at the Rehab Center for about a month. We are all hoping fervently that he returns to us fully recovered. Selfishly, we miss his help a lot but we also miss his wit and smiling face. Get well soon, Wayne. You are in our thoughts daily.
The Humane Society is always in need of volunteers and Wayne’s absence is a definite blow. Everybody who has lived here for any length of time knows what a serious stray animal population problem we have.
The Humane Society is trying and succeeding to a certain extent in solving the problem through our Spay/Neuter Program and our Adoption Center, but Dr. Johnson can only clip and snip so fast and the Adoption Center is limited in the number of animals they can take for lack of folks to care for them.
Right now the Adoption Center has only three people working on a regular basis to care for the animals and they are trying to earn a living for themselves at the same time. The animals must be cared for every day, rain or shine: fed, watered, cleaned up after and exercised. If we had more hands we could take more animals.
The next time you see a stray you think we should take in think about giving a few hours a week of your time to help out at the center; it might mean giving that animal a home. If you can help, call Sherry Janssen at 662-252-5516 or Carmen Marlin at 662-838-6753. The Spay/Neuter Clinic is open every Wednesday and there are grants available for those who need them. Right now we are booked several weeks ahead so plan ahead and make an appointment now. Call 662-252-6196 and we’ll do our best to help you.
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.
Lots of folks turned out Saturday for the 25th annual White Oak Festival on Church Street in downtown Byhalia. It is hosted by the Byhalia Sports Association and the Byhalia Lions Club.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - October 17, 1996
Snow Lake officials ready to start work
The voters of Snow Lake Shores set something of an example for the rest of the state last week with 87 percent of registered voters going to the polls to elect a mayor and board of aldermen. Stephen Foster was elected mayor. The hotly contested races for mayor and board of aldermen drew more than 180 of the town’s 210 registered voters.
Merchants and Farmers plans grand opening at new bank location
After 97 years in the same location, where it was founded in 1899, the Merchants and Farmers Bank plans for a celebration this Saturday at its new location on Hwy. 7 South.
Anderson awarded McDonald Health and Med scholarship
Sedrick Anderson, a junior biology major at Rust College, has been awarded a Ronald McDonald/UNCF health and medical scholarship. Anderson, the son of Mable Anderson of Holly Springs, plans to attend medical school upon graduation from Rust.
25 Years Ago - October 15, 1981
Barton protests mail changes
In a heated meeting attended by over 300 people at the Barton Fire Department Monday night, two Memphis District Postal service employees got the message loud and clear that residents of this northeast Marshall County community do not want their mail delivered from Byhalia or Olive Branch. They want their addresses to remain the same as they are now...Route 2 or 3, Collierville, Tenn. The enforcement of a nationwide Postal Service policy which calls for postal patrons to receive their mail from a post office in the state in which they reside has caused strong community reaction. The changes are due to go into effect this Saturday unless efforts at this meeting pay off.
Two hundred years of independence
October 19 will mark the 200th anniversary of the surrender of the British General Cornwallis to General George Washington, effectively ending the war for American independence.
50 Years Ago - October 18, 1956
State Park to bear Wall Doxey’s name
Spring Lake Park is now Wall Doxey State Park. Official action was taken Tuesday, changing the name of the park to honor one of Holly Springs’ own citizens who has been outstanding in county, state and national politics. A graduate of Holly Springs High School, he was a member of the first class to receive diplomas. He was first elected as Mississippi Congressman in 1928 and was reelected to the post seven times.
Cotton ginning report
Census report shows that 14,123 bales of cotton were ginned in Marshall County from the crop of 1956 prior to October 1, as compared with 5,880 bales ginned for the crop of 1955.
Ragsdale Chev. Co. unveils new 1957 model
“Long, low and terrific,” Dupre Ragsdale said today of the new 1957 Chevrolet as he prepared for the Friday showing. The new Chevrolet has new style-setting features and new advances in body and chassis construction.
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