Thursday, November 16, 2006
Search and Rescue K-9s perform
Area search dogs took the stage at the Memphis Showcase of Dogs on Saturday, October 14, participating in a search dog demonstration presented by the Tennessee Search & Rescue Dog Association (TSARDA) to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The TSARDA dogs demonstrated a variety of search skills, including article search, urban mantrailing through a crowded public area, area search, and human remains detection (HRD).
Participants included Lisa Hiatt- Todd of Ashland with her bloodhound, Chloe; Deb Gibson of Collierville, Tenn. with her German shepherd, Tessa; Christine Herold of Trenton, Tenn., with her yellow laborador retriever, Sarah; Randy Hobson of Ashland with his yellow labrador retriever, Jody; Judy Otto of Holly Springs with her two Belgian tervuren, Clark Kent and Diana; and Julie Robbins of Germantown with her black labrador retriever, Madison.
Hiatt-Todd, Gibson, Otto and Robbins also serve with their K-9s on the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team.
TSARDA is a 501c.3 charitable organization which serves Tennessee and surrounding states, including the North Mississippi area. The West Tennessee Regional chapter currently has seven dog-handler teams that have received certifications from NASAR (the National Association for Search & Rescue) confirming competence in wilderness area search and human remains detection. Eight other TSARDA trainee dog-handler teams are preparing for NASAR testing soon.
Qualified TSARDA K-9 teams serve at no cost, responding to requests from law enforcement and emergency service organizations to assist with lost and missing person cases.
Volunteers are always welcome to assist in the training of the dogs. To volunteer, donate funds or resources, or to request further information about TSARDA, contact Judy Otto, TSARDA West Region Coordinator, at 252-1004.
Marshall County Humane Society News
Hunters should practice safety
He shot an arrow into the air. It Building fell to earth --- right into a big, black Labrador retriever.
A gentleman called the Marshall County Humane Society last week asking for help. A dog with an arrow sticking out of it had wandered up into his yard. The dog was gentle, friendly and in serious pain. Thanks to that good citizen the dog was rescued, the arrow removed and the wound treated. The dog is recovering nicely and was obviously someone’s pet. If you are missing a black Lab, call 662-564-2900, identify the dog and we’ll be happy to reunite you.
We’ll return the arrow too if the shooter would care to claim it. Of course, there’s a lecture that goes with that. Other than having four legs, that dog didn’t look anything like a deer. My dad used to dread deer season because he’d always lose a cow or two.
To all the hunters, please don’t shoot at everything that moves; leave the dogs and cows alone. If you’re that bad a shot, you need to go practice in a safe place before you’re turned loose in the woods.
If you live out in the country and let your dogs roam freely, this is a good reason to build them a fence. It’s deer season and bows and arrows are just the beginning. The guns come out soon and, whether it’s the result of ineptitude or meanness, some of the bullets hit nondeer creatures. Keep your pets, livestock and children up and, if you insist on taking a walk in the woods, you had better be dressed in hunter’s orange.
Next Tuesday is the Humane Society’s regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the public library in Holly Springs. You don’t have to be a member to attend. We welcome everyone to join us and share your opinions and problems.
If your pets need to be spayed or neutered and your budget is tight, call 662-252-6196 for an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic. We have grants to help those who qualify.
For information on adoptions, fostering and everything 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 14, 1996
Honoring our veterans
On Veterans Day, the Pilot Club honored the memory of one of our many servicemen by placing a wreath on the tombstone of Willie R. Johnson. Johnson was part of the B-29 Bomber Group during World War II and was stationed in Okinawa for a year. The Johnsons moved to Holly Springs in 1951, where he owned Holly Springs Marble Works for many years. Johnson served as local Commander of the VFW for a number of years.
Reception set Nov. 16 for legendary Ole Miss journalist
S. Gale Denley, associate professor of journalism at Ole Miss, completes almost 40 years with Ole Miss when he retires at the end of the year. During those years, University of Mississippi students have absorbed his dry wit and self-deprecating humor, along with his pragmatic instruction in journalism. Denley graduated from Ole Miss in 1957 and received his master’s in journalism a year later. He has also completed postgraduate work at Ole Miss. Denley, who says he was born to be a journalist, is the publisher of the Calhoun County Journal in Bruce, where he has worked since his father started it in 1953. He is also a vice-president of The South Reporter
25 Years Ago - November 12, 1981
Coach Carl White, driver education instructor at Potts Camp School, was given the keys to a 1982 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme by Henry Jarrett, salesman for Union Auto of New Albany. Principal Mitch Stone said that the school appreciates the auto company’s cooperation in aiding the future drivers of the Potts Camp area.
Welcome home Tony!
Tony Gadd of Potts Camp returned home Saturday from Seattle, Wash., where he has been for the past three and a half months undergoing a bone marrow transplant and therapy. Saturday, a welcoming committee was assembled along the drive to his home. Because of the medicine he must take, Tony’s resistance to infection is low and he must wear a surgical mask and is not allowed in a crowd. Visitors are also restricted. Fund-raising events have been held throughout the county during his absence to help defray the expenses of the operation and therapy and the living expenses of his family, who has been with him throughout his entire stay.
50 Years Ago - November 15, 1956
Thursday Club enjoys musical program
Mrs. Charles N. Dean and Miss May Randle were hostesses to the Thursday Club at Airliewood, the lovely home of Mrs. Dean. The reception rooms were beautifully decorated in arrangements of fall flowers. Mrs. Moultrie Lacey and Mrs. Lyn Hopson assisted the hostesses in serving delicious punch, finger sandwiches and individual cakes. Members and guests enjoyed an inspiring musical program given by Mrs. William Akins and Southwestern students including Billy Jon Woods and Mary Ann Wachal.
Charles N. Dean host to Bridge Club
Charles N. Dean was host last week to the Friday Night Bridge Club in his lovely antebellum home, Airliewood. The reception rooms were decorated in artistic arrangements of fall flowers. Guests were Capt. Willard Peterson, houseguest of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wittjen, Dr. Robert Tyson, Miss Ruth Finley and Mr. and Mrs. George Buchanan Jr. Mr. Dean was assisted by his mother, Mrs. Charles Dean, in serving delicious refreshments.
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