Thursday, August 30, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Humane Society to have booth at festival
September is upon us with lots going on, beginning with Labor Day this weekend, then the Hummingbird Festival at Strawberry Plains the next weekend.
For Labor Day watch for a return of the firecracker people and protect your animals accordingly. Keep them away from the noise and frenzy and don’t let them get overheated.
The Hummingbird Festival is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 7-9, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Every year the attendance has increased by leaps and bounds. If you’ve never been, you really should take this opportunity to see one of the biggest assets our community has.
While everywhere else people seem determined to knock down every tree and pave over every field in the name of progress, at Strawberry Plains the Audubon folks provide and protect wildlife habitats and are returning the area to its natural state by removing “foreign” plants and planting things that normally grow here.
The Marshall County Humane Society plans to have a booth at the festival this year packed with good information on pet care so you can learn more about your own critters while you check out all the tiny little birds.
For your appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196.
For information on fostering, adoptions 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.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - August 28, 1997
Lynn Pullen, Mississippi Division of Youth Services, Region 1 director, Holly Springs, was honored as the Most Distinguished Juvenile Justice Professional at the recent statewide Juvenile Justice Conference in Jackson for her contributions to the juvenile justice system.
Brittney Jones crowned Miss Amicae at annual pageant
Zeta Amicae Sorority held its second annual Little Miss Amicae pageant Sat., Aug. 9 at Asbury AME Church. The 11 contestants treated pageant goers to a delightful array of talents. Contestants were Katelyn Burt, LaKenya DeBerry, Alicia Grace Hall, Samantha Holland, Tiara Isom, Brittney Jones, Porshia Meyers, Danielle Smith, Allyson Thompson, Jasmine Toles and JeNica Toles. The first Little Miss Amicae, Jarnia Riddle, crowned the new Little Miss Amicae Brittney Jones. Jarnia is the daughter of Kathy Riddle and Brittney is the daughter of Lee and Evelyn Jones.
25 Years Ago - September 2, 1982
Southern hospitality was shown to two visitors from Austria last week when they visited Holly Springs on a one-month tour of the United States. Brigette Linter and Maria Schonback stopped in Holly Springs to visit David Pryor. Schonback was the tour guide to Pryor and 59 other college students last year when the Ole Miss choir toured Europe. The visitors thought Holly Springs was breathtaking. They plan to visit New Orleans next.
Home phone seeks rate increases; protest seen
The price to “reach out and touch” someone is beginning to cost as much as “flying the friendly skies.” Telephone companies across the state, including Byhalia’s Home Telephone company, which also services Chulahoma, are in the process of raising their rates to customers. Letters and phone calls have been made to the Public Service Commissioner complaining about the rate increase. Byhalia mayor Sara Williams said last week she has contacted Snyder asking for help in the matter.
50 Years Ago - August 29, 1957
Morning “Coke” party honors Judy Clayton
Mrs. Ottis Clayton and Miss Elizabeth Ann Kizer entertained with a morning Coke party on Saturday, in the home of Mrs. Clayton, complimenting Judy Clayton, bride-elect of Nathaniel Green. Miss Clayton wore a trousseau dress of blue linen with a corsage of white carnations, gift of the hostesses. She was presented a gift of silver in her chosen pattern. Finger sandwiches, cookies, mints and Cokes were served to the 20 guests.
Popular Miss Clayton honored
Mrs. Robert Durham entertained with a dessert bridge on Aug. 20, complimenting Judy Clayton. The card tables were covered with linen cloths and centered with arrangements of tiny pink rosebuds. Carole Coopwood won high score, Nancy Fant won low score and Mrs. Bob Jordan the bingo prize. A gift was presented to the bride-elect by the hostess. Other bridge guests were Mrs. Jack Wittjen, Mrs. Rodney Kight, Mrs. Bert Bonds and Mrs. Hal Peel. Guests were Mrs. Vannoy Mann, mother of the honoree and Mrs. Ottis Clayton.
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