Thursday, November 9, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society News
Support your local Humane Society and local veterans Saturday, November 11
Two things are happening this Saturday. It’s Veterans Day and it’s Second Saturday, appropriately held at the VFW in Holly Springs.
On November 11, 1918, the armistice to end “the war to end all wars,” World War I, was signed. November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day to celebrate that hard-earned peace. It was voted a federal holiday in 1938 and was renamed Veterans Day in the 1950s.
It has become tradition to observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11 to honor our soldiers. Also on that day red paper poppies made by disabled veterans are sold to support charitable causes. The red wildflowers became a symbol of World War I after a particularly bloody battle in Belgium that took place in Flanders Field, a field of poppies.
Our local VFW counts the Marshall County Humane Society as one of the beneficiaries of their charities. One of the many ways they’ve helped us was letting us hold Second Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in their building and on their grounds. A combination farmers’ and flea market, the booths sell anything folks can come up with except animals.
Join us at the VFW Saturday and support both your local Humane Society and your local veterans.
For information on getting your own booth at Second Saturday, held the second Saturday of every month, call Lynn Pullen at 901-490-8553.
Join the growing ranks of smart pet people who’ve gotten their animals spayed or neutered. Thanks to the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in Holly Springs the cost is no longer prohibitive. Call 662-252-6196 for your appointment.
For information on adoptions, fostering and 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 - November 7, 1996
President Clinton sweeps county and nation
Marshall County voters followed the national trend by overwhelmingly voting to send President Bill Clinton back to the White House for a second term in office. Rep. Roger Wicker is returning to the House despite a win by Henry Boyd Jr. in Marshall County.
Major Paul Carpenter named commander of 223rd Engineering Battalion
Major Paul S. Carpenter was named commander of the 223rd Engineering Battalion during change of command ceremonies Sunday at West Point National Guard Armory. Carpenter was inducted into the Army in 1970 and saw duty in Vietnam. During his tour, Carpenter was awarded the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Carpenter, 48, is a native of Marshall County and is married to the former Teresa Ann Leak of Lamar. They have three sons. He is the son of Beth Carpenter of Holly Springs and the late Irby Carpenter of Slayden. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel in October, 1996.
25 Years Ago - November 5, 1981
Finishing the four-laning of Hwy. 78 has suddenly become an urgent matter of life or death. This year 35 people have been killed on highways and roads in Marshall County. Twenty of those have been killed on two-lane stretches of Hwy. 78.
Three teenagers killed in tragic U.S. 78 wreck
Three teenagers from Lee’s Crossing were killed and their mother seriously injured in a wreck on Hwy. 78 at Red Banks Wednesday evening.
Hwy. 78 most dangerous road in North Mississippi
U.S. Hwy. 78 from the Marshall County line on the west to the Benton County line on the east is the most dangerous stretch of highway in the entire 10-county area of the North Mississippi District. Patrolman Billy Hasty said that more accidents and fatalities occur on U.S. 78 than any other highway in the district. This two-lane section of highway carries an average of 7,890 vehicles a day. Ninety wrecks have occurred on this stretch of road. One out of every four and a half wrecks results in a fatality.
50 Years Ago - November 8, 1956
Eisenhower re-elected by landslide
While the Republicans with Eisenhower and Nixon, won an easy victory in the presidential contest, Marshall County, like the rest of Mississippi, gave an overwhelming victory to the Democratic party. Jamie L. Whitten, with no opposition, was re-elected to his position as a Mississippi Congressman.
Sixth grade news by Bea Hasselman
We’ve gotten around to our “Who’s Who” Contest. Better late than never. The results were: Most Beautiful, Bea Hasselman; Most Handsome, Johnny Jones; Best Dressed, Bea Hasselman and Billy Hiatt; Most Athletic, Bea Hasselman and David McGregor; Wittiest, Dafphy Gill and Jerry Hasselman; Most Popular, Bea Hasselman and Johnny Jones; Most Courteous, Joy Cox and Pat Combell; Mr. Personality Pat Combell; Miss Personality, Joy Cox; Mr. 6th Grader, Johnny Jones; Miss 6th Grader, Bea Hasselman; Most Likely to Succeed, Bowen Johnson; Most Sophisticated, Bowen Johnson; Freshest, Wayne Wilkins; Silliest, Eddie Walker; Jolliest, Paul Combell.
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