Thursday, April 5, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spay/Neuter Clinic is not animal shelter
Someone left a yellow and white cat in a wire cage in front of the Spay/Neuter Clinic last week. The cage was so small the cat could not stand up and contained no food or water. The clinic faces west and there is nothing but pavement between it and the afternoon sun. Our weather had been averaging ten to fifteen degrees above normal with no rain in sight. The cat was dropped off after the clinic closed Wednesday and no one was scheduled to be back until the next Wednesday. Since the other offices in the building are empty the cat’s chances of escaping an excruciating death were slim.
But fate smiled; a Humane Society worker came by and the cat was saved.
The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is only open on Wednesdays and it is an animal medical facility, not an animal shelter. Ideally that drop-off person would have brought mama cat to the clinic when it’s open and gotten her fixed, preventing the unwanted kittens and avoiding the hassle of dumping them somewhere. Our stray animal problem is bad enough without adding to it.
When you call for an appointment at the Spay/Neuter Clinic please don’t leave a long message about how you found this dog in the Wal-Mart parking lot and it has three toes and ... before you get to your phone number. I’m sure it’s a great story but twice lately my answering machine has run out of room before we got to the phone number part. I don’t have caller I.D. so have no way to call back. Your phone number is really the most important part of your message. All the details can wait for the actual conversation. To make an appointment at the Spay/Neuter Clinic, call 662-252- 6196. You have my phone number. Please remember to leave me yours.
For information on fostering, adoptions or anything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic, please 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 - April 3, 1997
In honor of his career in professional football, former Northeast Junior College star David (Nub) Strickland’s No. 88 jersey has been retired. A Holly Springs native, Strickland is one of seven former Tiger athletes who played, or is currently playing, professional sports. Strickland played in the Canadian Football League in 1958-59, before returning to the States in 1960 to play with the Denver Broncos.
New York, New York
The Byhalia High School choir traveled to New York recently. Among those making the trip were Kerry Porter, Martin Powers, Lakendrick Scruggs, Myron Perkins, Ladelrick Moore, Brian Mayse, Dareion Malone, Keith Mayse, Devin Guy, Tamala Phillips, Latoya Bougard, Miya Moore, Lakesha Austin, Felicia Mayse, Crystal Brown, Marcella Mills, Marche Phillips, Tamekia Hearn and the director, Armastine Gipson.
25 Years Ago - April 8, 1982
Staff Sgt. Bowen in Korea exercises
Marine Staff Sgt. Lee J. Bowen, son of Mae Bowen of Holly Springs, is participating in exercise “Team Spirit 82” in Korea. He is a member of Headquarters and Service Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/3, 31st Marine Amphibious Unit, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. A 1974 graduate of Holly Springs High School, Bowen joined the Marine Corps in July, 1974.
Rock 103 party given by group of MA seniors
Seniors Hogan Tapp, Gregg Maholm, Melanie Wells and Jean Gallagher hosted a Rock 103 party for their fellow classmates at the Holly Springs Country Club on Thurs., April 1. Dave Culp, disc jockey for the radio station Rock 103 in Memphis, Tenn. supplied entertainment for approximately 60 seniors and their dates. The students enjoyed games such as “air guitar” and “cheap sunglasses.”
Pack 47 winner
Chris White of Holly Springs’ Pack 47 Cub Scouts won the second place trophy in the Yocona Area Council’s Pinewood Derby held recently in Tupelo. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James White.
50 Years Ago - April 4, 1957
87 deer bagged in 1956-57 in county
Executive director Rex McRaney of the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission announced that the final count of the 1956-57 deer kill has been made. The total kill for both seasons amounted to 3,873 deer. This represents a substantial increase in kill over the 2,931 reported for the previous year. Marshall County registered a kill of 71 during the first season and a kill of 16 during the second season, for a total of 87.
Strawberries are profitable crop
Farmers in Mississippi may be missing a good financial bet by not planting more strawberries and/or the giant boysenberry, a sort of gloried, tame blackberry. Last year, Carlton Rutlege of Copiah County planted two and 1/2 acres of strawberries, harvested $3000 worth of the fruit and had all he and his family could eat, can or deep-freeze for winter use. He has one acre of the boysenberries, which go like hotcakes at public sale and make the best “blackberry” pie you ever tasted.
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