Thursday, August 16, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Real dangers lurking in hot weather
The Marshall County Humane Society’s regular monthly meeting will be next Tuesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the public library in Holly Springs. You don’t have to be a member to attend and we encourage everyone who is interested in the stray animal problem in our area to come help work on solutions.
Have you noticed how every day the weather man scoots the promise of a triple-digit high up another day? All I know is my rock is hot and you don’t go out on the back porch barefooted. Best advice: Drink lots of water and carry a big fan.
After you’ve taken care of the kids and old folks, don’t forget the critters. Even if you’ve never been very conscientious about providing outside water before it’s especially important now. Whether your body sweats or drools to cool off, it takes a lot of water, and, from plants to people, we’re all parched from the lack of rain. If you turn a sprinkler on, the birds will likely reward you with an “isn’t this wonderful” dance.
Besides being miserably uncomfortable there is real danger lurking in this hot weather. We and our pets are designed to operate within a certain range of temperatures. Like any motor, overheating causes damage. If anyone around you, pet or person, shows signs of getting too hot like disorientation, staggering, weakness and/or heavy, forced breathing, cool them off immediately, preferably in air conditioning on the way to medical help. Cool water helps but don’t use ice. It constricts the blood vessels actually slowing down heat release.
For an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. We are open every Wednesday.
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 - August 14, 1997
Marshall Academy building project nears completion of first phase
The Marshall Academy campus has been filled with the sounds of construction, both outside and inside the buildings. Scheduled to be 95 percent complete by school opening Aug. 14, the re-roofing and rebuilding project is the first phase of a renovation of the original Marshall Academy facilities constructed in 1970.
Amanda Whaley serves as intern for South Reporter
Ole Miss junior Amanda Whaley of Potts Camp, served as a summer intern at The South Reporter. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Whaley, Amanda will return to Ole Miss this week to major in English and journalism.
C.F. Brittenum, Robert Woods named to First State Bank board of directors
C.F. Brittenum Jr. and Robert L. Woods have been elected as directors of First State Bank. Brittenum, a native of Holly Springs, is president and CEO of Brittenum and Son Funeral Home. Woods, a native of Holly Springs, is a real estate developer and also has farming interests.
25 Years Ago - August 19, 1982
Whitten wins landslide
Less than 10 percent of Marshall County’s registered voters cast ballots in the second primary of the year this week. Slightly more than 2,300 people voted. In the Congressional election Jamie Whitten received 1,529 votes.
Smith named to national scholarship program
Carlton E. Smith of Holly Springs has recently been named to the National Achievement Scholarship Program for Outstanding Students as the winner of a college-sponsored, four-year achievement scholarship. Smith, a 1982 graduate of Holly Springs High School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie L. Smith Jr. of Holly Springs. He has accepted a four-year, $2,000 per year scholarship to Howard University in Washington, DC, where he plans to major in computer-based management.
Bruce Day of Holly Springs was chosen to serve as the Congressional page for Rep. Jamie Whitten in July. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Day and is a senior at Marshall Academy.
50 Years Ago - August 15, 1957
Byhalia ‘Wigwam’ burns; street dance starts fund
“The Wigwam” youth center at Byhalia burned at 1 a.m. Sunday and now the young people there have no place to meet for recreation. Plans are already being made for a new center. A meeting was held at the home of Mrs. J.A. Knight and plans were made for a street dance on Aug. 23.
Miss Kay Thompson honors Miss Leibson
Miss Kay Thompson entertained with a canasta party Tuesday afternoon complimenting her house guest, Miss Sandra Leibson of Clarksdale. Arrangements of garden flowers decorated the living room. Miss Becky Lou Humphreys won high score; Miss Martha Phillips low and Miss Joan Hurdle the bingo. A grand prize was presented to the honoree. Other guests were Miss Rita Cochran, Miss Betty Wynne, Miss Mary Francis Rather, Miss Pat Evans and Miss Faith Winter.
Harvey Banks Wright enters med school
Harvey Banks Wright of Byhalia has been accepted for the freshman class at the University Medical Center in Jackson this fall. He took his pre-med work at Ole Miss.
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