Thursday, June 28, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Symptoms and causes of cat scratch fever
In response to a recent inquiry, here’s the scoop on cat scratch fever.
Cats themselves don’t get the disease; they just pass it to people through scratches and bites. Often the problem is introduced by a new kitten under six months old and can affect anyone but most often children between five and 14. Although cases are found all over the world it is fairly rare and it is not usually serious. Normally it will go away by itself in two to three months.
Cat scratch fever is caused by a bacterium, rochalimea. The main symptom is swollen lymph nodes usually in the armpit or neck, sometimes accompanied by loss of appetite, low-grade fever, tiredness and/or headache. Very rarely central nervous system problems may develop. The main problem is misdiagnosis; i.e., what you thought was cat scratch fever is really something more serious.
Prevention is easy. Just wash the wound promptly with soap and water. See your doctor if you develop symptoms.
The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will not be open on July 4. For an appointment for any other Wednesday call 662-252-6196 which, since I’m a volunteer, is my home number so don’t expect regular business hours. Please leave a message and make sure to include your phone number if you get the machine.
If you are interested in having your own booth at Second Saturday, the farmers’ and flea market at the VFW in Holly Springs, call Lynn Pullen at 901-490-8553.
For information on adoptions, fostering or anything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be mailed to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
The “genesis” of Marshall County has been found!
By Tom Stewart
The first minutes book of the first meeting in which our county was formed has been missing for years. But through the efforts of Chuck Thomas, Chancery Clerk, it has been found in the attic of the court house among many old documents that tell of our first days.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - June 26, 1997
Meet our new cartoonist
Ricky Nobile’s cartoons began in The South Reporter on June 12. Nobile, who is from Cleveland (Miss.), is replacing Clay Barry, who relocated to a syndicated position in Hawaii.
Local service for Internet now online
Now, all residents with a 252 telephone prefix can call a local number and log-on to the ever-expanding world of information available on the Internet. Starting last Monday, Dixie-Net powered up its local access server and started signing up customers, who up to now have been paying long-distance charges to access the Internet. Dixie-Net has started a fast-paced growth. “We’ve been shocked by the response, said Karl Bullock, president of the company. “There is a tremendous demand. The Internet is indescribably vast!” Holly Springs currently has 16 phone lines providing a link to the Internet. Additional lines will be added as the number of customers grow. The magic number is 10 customers per line.
25 Years Ago - July 1, 1982
New store opens
The Jr. Food Mart store opened its door to everyone this week with a ribbon cutting ceremony. On hand for the opening were many city and county officials, including Mayor Sam Coopwood, who cut the ribbon.
The Square and Beyond (by Walter Webb)
Next Tuesday night there will be a “once in a lifetime” event. The “Vulcan moon eclipse” which is predicted to be the darkest and most colorful lunar eclipse anyone alive has ever seen, will happen beginning at 12:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 6. The darkest part will occur around 2:31 a.m. At the paper, it is not unusual for us to see that hour of the night, so next week we will have something to look forward to.
A.Q. Greer presented members of the Holly Springs Fire and Police Department with an “arson sniffer,” a new aid in detection of arson crimes that is capable of smelling through ashes to determine if accelerants such as gasoline were used to set the fire. Fire Chief Joe Fant accepted the sniffer.
50 Years Ago - June 29, 1957
Miss Geneva Smith weds Willie Anderson
Miss Geneva Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smith of Waterford, became the bride of Willie Anderson, son of Mrs. Douglas Anderson and the late Douglas Anderson of Mt. Pleasant on Friday, June 14, 1957 at 7:30 p.m. The wedding was held at the Waterford Methodist Church with Rev. Duncan Clark officiating. The bride is employed with The South Reporter.
First cotton bloom brought in Tuesday
First cotton blooms to be brought into The South Reporter this season came from the Landon Walker farm and cotton grown by Clifton Rogers. Brought in Tuesday, they were from D & PL seed, which was planted April 16.
More cotton blooms; from Kirkwood Place
More cotton blooms have been brought into The South Reporter; this time from Kirkwood Place, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Harris Gholson. Located about three miles out on Hi-way 4, this farm has about 40 acres of D & PL cotton, planted April 15.
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