Thursday, July 5, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spay/Neuter Clinic closed Wednesday for the holiday
It’s the season for the Fourth of July. I say “season” because the firecrackers are not confined to “the day.” They are going off as I write while it’s still June and they’ll keep popping and banging until the arsenals are exhausted. If your animals are as terrified of the noise as mine are you will bring the quaking creatures inside where, hopefully, the TV, AC, VCR and all those other acronym things will cover the racket and calm the critters. Your full service vet is a good source for help if your animal really has a problem.
If you’re a parent, my dogs would really appreciate your kids limiting the explosions.
For dog owners, pay attention to your pets. Keep them in a quiet area, keep water bowls full and be patient.
The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is closed this week for the holiday but we will be open again next Wednesday. Both kittens and puppies should be at least three months old. The procedure for cats is $30 for females and $25 for males. Prices for dogs begin at $40 for females and $35 for males 25 pounds and under and go up according to weight. For your appointment call 662-252-6196.
For information on adoptions, fostering and 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.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - July 3, 1997
Celebrities play at Kirkwood
Den Febler and Mark Bryan, members of the popular rock group “Hootie and the Blowfish” and John Daly, former PGA Open and British Open champion, visited and played at Kirkwood National Tuesday, June 24. Paige Gholson, Harris Gholson III and Julie Power, had their picture made with the celebrities.
Board of supervisors vote to issue $4.3 million in bonds for new jail
After months of discussion, the Marshall County Jail is on track. The board of supervisors has begun advertising for a $4.3 million general bond issue to finance construction and equipping a complex which will house the jail, justice court and the E911 office.
New Rotary president
Rotary District Governor William Delaney of Tunica recently congratulated Jane Callicutt upon being elected president of the Holly Springs Rotary Club.
25 Years Ago - July 8, 1982
Romans welcome son home
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Roman entertained with a family reunion at their home on Salem Ave. during the 4th of July festivities to celebrate the homecoming of their son, Dennis Roman, from two years as a missionary at Gaza in Israel.
Board hikes taxes to cover expenses
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to increase county taxes one and a half mils in order to compensate for several “unforeseen expenses,” including a dramatic increase in insurance premiums.
Aldermen accept third gas increase in year
Tuesday night the Holly Springs Board of Aldermen were faced with a third natural gas rate increase this year and whether to pass it along to businesses and residents. City utility manager Buddy Carpenter and consulting engineer Walter Paschal presented the 13.5 percent increase to the board Tuesday night. Paschal said the increase will raise the minimum bill for residential users from $4.80 to $5.45.
50 Years Ago - July 4, 1957
Miss Phillips is hostess; alfresco supper on lawn
Martha Phillips entertained with an alfresco supper on the lawn of her home Wednesday night honoring Hester Farris of Vicksburg, houseguest of Mrs. George Buchanan Jr. Supper was served on picnic tables by the hostess’ parents, Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Phillips. Guests were Kay Tyler of Austin, Texas, Mary Pane Calame of Memphis, Tenn., Bea Hasselman, Constance Lanier, Montine Young, Pat Evans, Carolyn Slayden, Rita Cochran, Becky Lou Humphreys and Kay Thompson.
Graduates from Melrose
Clara Mae Milan was graduated from Melrose High School in Memphis, Tenn., during commencement exercises June 3. Miss Milan graduated from Union Valley Elementary School four years ago.
Dr. Rhea L. Wyatt to head Rotary in 1957-58
Collins Tidwell, retiring president of the Holly Springs Rotary Club, presented the gavel to the new president, Dr. R.L. Wyatt, who took office this week.
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