Thursday, December 14, 2006
Marshall County Humane Society New
Pets make popular presents; consider adult animals
Just because we’ve had a really cold spell doesn’t mean that you should skip a heartworm preventative treatment. The mosquitoes may be gone for now but there are plenty of eggs out there just waiting for a little warmth to hatch and, in this part of the country, that could be any time. Not only can skipping a month or two put your pet at risk for getting heartworms but the vet will insist on a new blood test before dispensing new meds.
By the way, if you start pups on a prevention program while they still have their mothers’ immunities you can bypass the blood test. Check with your regular full service veterinarian for his age guidelines.
Just a reminder that the Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be closed on the 13th and 27th this month. We will be open December 20. For an appointment for next year call 662-252-6196.
Pets make popular presents but before you commit be sure the recipient, whether a little kid or a senior citizen, is able and willing to spend the time and effort required. It’s a lot more than just putting some food in a bowl once a day. Exercise and training are very time consuming and it all has to be done every day.
Consider an adult dog instead of a puppy. They’re over chewing up everything in sight and you know what you’re getting. Puppies sometimes grow up to be not what you expected.
The Humane Society has some great dogs who would make excellent pets. All they need is the home to make it so. They are all already “fixed” and are current on shots so that saves you that huge beginning vet bill. They are already socialized so they know how to act around people. If you’d like to check them out call 662- 564-2900.
For information on adoptions, fostering or 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 - December 12, 1996
Former senator Hiram Revels in Hall of Fame
The first African-American to serve in the United States Congress and who is buried in Hill Crest Cemetery in Holly Springs, has been named to the Hall of Fame of the State of Mississippi. Hiram Rhodes Revel was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1870. He came to Holly Springs in the mid-1880s to serve as district superintendent of the Methodist Church.
Joe Ridgway of Collins-Hurdle VFW Post No. 5697 has been named as National Aide-de-Camp for the Veterans of ForeignWars of the United States, announced Larry W. Rivers, Adjutant General for the VFW. Ridgway was recommended for this high office by the Department commander.
25 Years Ago - December 10, 1981
Photo licenses available
The Mississippi driver’s license has a new look since December 1, when the colored photo license went on sale. The new law will require some changes on the motoring public. The Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol will have photographs made and you will receive your license on the spot. The new colored license will be good for four year and will cost $13.
December rainfall up
Mississippi farmers can look for more rain than usual in December, according to the National Weather Service outlook, distributed by the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service. The outlook also calls for temperatures to average near normal, say agrometeorologists at the Mid-South Farm Weather Service. Normal rainfall for December ranges from 4.5 inches in the north Delta to six inches in the southern onethird of the state. Average temperatures continue to drop. High temperatures can be expected to reach at the least the upper 50s in the north and low 50s in the south. Overnight lows are expected to be in the upper to low 30s throughout December.
50 Years Ago - December 13, 1956
Volunteer firemen fight five hours to put out Stafford Cafe fire
While wrecking crews are busy clearing away the debris, plans are being made for the reconstruction of the buildings which housed Stafford’s Cafe, Wall Doxey’s Law offices, Shields Insurance Co. and Landreth’s Sporting Goods Store, which were all razed by fire Sunday night. Estimates of damages are around $200,000. Cause of the fire was not known. The fire started about 10:30 p.m. Holly Springs’ two pumpers and 19 volunteer firemen, led by Fire Chief Robert Fant, rushed to the scene and began the dramatic battle which they finally won around 3 a.m. Smoke and flames, leaping high in the air, were seen 33 miles away in New Albany. The buildings burned were at least 100 years old. One was used to store ammunition during the War Between the States. The grave of a young girl, who died in the Yellow Fever epidemic was also discovered in the basement, about four years ago. This is the third major fire on the square in seven years.
24-hour rainfall 3.18 inches Wednesday
The rainfall at Holly Springs from 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday was 3.18 inches, according to Sidney White of the government weather station here. So far this year, Mr. White said, we have had 44.77 inches of rainfall. This is about 20 inches short of the 65-inch yearly average.
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