Thursday, May 10, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Second Saturday benefits Humane Society
This weekend is another Second Saturday at the VFW in Holly Springs. From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. the Marshall County Humane Society sponsored farmers’ and flea market will be open with vendors selling everything from food to crafts. Shoppers are sure to enjoy the variety and convivial atmosphere. Booths are available both inside and out so if you’d like to sell your wares, call Lynn Pullen at 901-262-7120 for details.
Next Tuesday, May 15, is the Humane Society’s regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the public library in Holly Springs. Come see what we’re up to and share your thoughts.
The Humane Society is about a lot more than just meeting and bragging about our pets. We consider one of our major objectives to be educating people about how to care for their animals properly.
A major part of that is encouraging a close relationship with their full-service veterinarians. They’re the folks who are there for baby shots and worming, annual check-ups and vaccinations and emergencies like illnesses and injuries.
Here in Marshall County we are so lucky to have Willow Bend. Opened by Dr. David Childers in 1978, Willow Bend has been helping local folks from farmers to little old ladies with their critters ever since. I remember my mother always insisting that she wouldn’t have a pet, cat or dog. Then one would wander up, she’d take it in and we’d be off to see Dr. David.
My mother held Dr. David in high regard and obviously his fellow veterinarians share her good opinion. He is past president of the Mississippi Veterinarians Association and has served on its executive board for nine years. He went to vet school at Auburn back when Mississippi didn’t have a college of veterinary medicine.
In 1991 Dr. Mike Thompson joined David. A graduate of Mississippi State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mike’s classmates gave him their Gentle Doctor Award as the vet they’d most like their pets to see. He was selected the Young Veterinarian of the Year for the State of Mississippi in 1997. Right now he’s working on board certification in theriogenology (reproduction). He’s the guy who certifies that your bull is really a manly man. And my cats all think he’s just purrfect.
As of June 1 this year Dr. Elizabeth Miller Smith will be at Willow Bend too. She grew up in Ripley, went to Mississippi State and is going to have her dog Percy as the ring bearer at her wedding at the Episcopal Church in Holly Springs next week. We can tell we’re going to like her.
We hope all you pet folks will get to know your vets. They are a very important part of your pet’s life.
For the birders out there, from mid-April to mid-June is when Baltimore orioles like fresh oranges so put out one or two and see if you don’t attract a few.
The Humane Society sponsored Spay/Neuter Clinic will be closed May 23. For your appointment on another Wednesday call 662-252-6196.
For information on adoptions, fostering or anything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-564-2900.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - May 8, 1997
Caitlyn Brooks christened
Caitlyn Rowan Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Brooks of Gulfport, was christened Saturday, May 3 at the First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs. The private service was performed by the Rev. Dr. Milton Winter. A reception was held at the home of her great-grandmother, Mrs. Ben Thompson.
Emergency shelter celebrates first year
Marshall County’s Emergency Shelter celebrated its one-year anniversary May 1 by renaming the shelter after the late Bob Herauf, who worked tirelessly to establish emergency temporary housing. The opening of the shelter was a fulfillment of one of his dreams, according to Sr. Noel LeClaire. Since opening May 1, 1996, the shelter has served 60 adults and 37 children.
Alexander arrives for duty
Air Force Staff Sgt. Billy M. Alexander has arrived for duty at Incirlik Air Base, Adana, Turkey. He is the son of Bill D. and JoAnn Alexander of Byhalia.
25 Years Ago - May 13, 1982
25 years of service cited
They started as part-time clerks and carriers, but last week they were given service awards for their 25 years of what Postmaster Howard Buford called “very dedicated” service. Three postal employees, Bernie M. Segerstrom, Martain Vanzant Jr. and Toulman D. Boatwright were presented with 25-year service pins and a letter of appreciation by Postmaster Buford.
Rust College signs three to Lady Bearcats basketball team
Rust College recently signed national letters of intent with three Mississippi high school students to play with the Lady Bearcats. A.J. Stovall, Lady Bearcat coach, reported that Brenda Christion, Nancy Binion and Cynthia Scales all signed with Rust.
Two local stars to sign with NWJC
Holly High Hawks’ Steve Harris and Ashland’s Joe Faulkenbery have announced intentions to sign with the Northwest Junior College Rangers, according to head coach Kenneth Robbins. Harris, a 5’10” guard, is an All-State performer and was named All-District and All-North Mississippi last season. Faulkenbery, a 6’1” guard, was selected to the All-Memphis team. Among other honors are All-MIAA, All-District and Honorable Mention, All-Metro.
50 Years Ago - May 9, 1957
Delegates announced to Girls State
Marshall County delegates to Girls State, which will be held at Bellhaven College in Jackson are Jane McClatchy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack McClatchy of Red Banks; and Frances Doxey, daughter of Mrs. Hindman Doxey of Holly Springs and the late Mr. Doxey. Miss McClatchy is representing Byhalia High School and is sponsored by the Marshall County American Legion Auxiliary. Miss Doxey represents Holly Springs High School and is sponsored by Merchants and Farmers Bank.
Buffet supper honors Hubert McAlexander Jr.
Mrs. C.E. McAlexander and Mrs. Henry Crawley entertained with a buffet supper on Wednesday night in Mrs. Crawley’s lovely home, honoring their grandson and nephew, Hubert H. McAlexander Jr. Guests included the members of the senior class, Mrs. Charles O’Dell, their sponsor; Mr. and Mrs. Norman McKenzie and Mr. and Mrs. Julius Buford.
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