Thursday, September 13, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Clinic celebrates milestone
On the morning of October 7, 1999, Dr. Isis Johnson parked her converted school bus in the parking lot of Christ Episopal Church in Holly Springs and the Marshall County Humane Society sponsored Spay/Neuter Program began operating, literally.
This past Wednesday, just short of our eighth anniversary, Dr. Johnson performed her 6000th procedure. The lucky animal was a beautiful female chow mix named Sheba, owned by Lorene Fitts of Holly Springs. Sheba and Lorene got a tote bag containing a big dog bone, a picture frame and the sporty red leash Sheba is showing off in the picture.
The day was a real family affair since Gladys Barber, Lorene’s sister, brought two of Sheba’s puppies to be spayed as well. Kiki joined her mom to be photographed but Coco was camera shy.
Congratulations Lorene for being the 6000th but also to you and your sister for being wise enough to get Sheba and her puppies to the clinic. Now Lorene and Gladys can enjoy their great little dogs without having a yard full of males every six months and a new batch of pups shortly thereafter.
If you would like an appointment at our low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196 but please plan ahead. We are booking now about six weeks ahead.
For information on fostering, adoptions 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.
Train to “showcase” your dog
It’s time now to start planning and training your dog for one of our region’s most interesting and fun events for dog lovers — and their dogs!
Canine obedience classes begin at the Holly Springs Fire Department on Saturday, September 15, at 9 a.m. These classes can help to prepare you and your dog for participation in the twelfth annual St. Jude Showcase of Dogs, October 13-14 at the Agricenter International Arena in Memphis.
More than just a dog show, the Showcase is “an extravaganza designed to celebrate the life of dogs and is comprised of demonstrations, booth exhibits, competitive events, educational information for the public, and professional seminars covering all aspects of dogs.”
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - September 11, 1997
Hollywood actor headlines GOP dinner
A Hollywood actor will headline this year’s state GOP United Republican Fund dinner. Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who has appeared in such movies as Hunt for Red October and DieHard II, will be among several high profile Republicans at the event. Other notables attending will be Bernie Ebbers, head of WorldCom; Trent Lott, Thad Cochran Mike Parker, Roger Wicker and Chip Pickering, all Republicans from Mississippi. Gov. Kirk Fordice was invited, but is on safari in Africa and was unable to attend.
West Woodward Neighborhood Watch sponsors annual picnic
The West Woodward Neighborhood Watch sponsored its second annual Neighborhood Watch Picnic Sept. 6 at 672 and 700 West Woodward. Most of the neighborhood was in attendance. Alderman Robert Burke made the day great with hamburgers, hotdogs, soft drinks and all the trimmings. Also invited and attending were Mayor Smith and family; Alderman Kelvin Buck and family, Alderman Andre’ DeBerry and family, Alderman Robert Burke and family. Chief Totten planned to attend but was unavoidably detained.
25 Years Ago - September 16, 1982
Princess visits former POW in Ashland on trip
Princess Catherine Caradja of Romania, who lived behind the Iron Curtain for 15 years before coming to the United States is a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Otho Hoover of Ashland. Mr. Hoover was a prisoner of war in Romania for five months. He met the princess while he was there. Princess Catherine will be 90 years old in a few weeks, but her age doesn’t slow her down. She travels all over the United States and Canada speaking to groups about the plight of countries behind the Iron Curtain.
Bandy defends lightweight title successfully
Ernest Bandy, 18, a junior at Holly Springs High School, defended his lightweight full contact karate title Friday night against middleweight champion John Taylor. Both Bandy and Taylor hold seventh degree black belts in full-contact karate competition. Of the 200 blows issued throughout the 12-round battle, Ernest scored a total of 123 points against Taylor’s 122 points to take the decision.
50 Years Ago - September 12, 1957
Atomic energy exhibits to be shown here
One of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission’s latest traveling exhibits will be shown through Mississippi beginning Sept. 30. The exhibit is a self-contained, walk-through, housed in a bus-type vehicle. It is designed to acquaint the public with the many programs concerned with the peaceful applications of nuclear energy. “Atoms For Peace” will be in Holly Springs on Nov. 20.
Martha Helen Thorne appointed assistant professor
Martha Helen Thorne, daughter of Dr. E.A. Thorne, local physician, and Mrs. Thorne, a teacher in the Holly Springs school system, will enter her senior year at Millsaps College in Jackson, where she will assume the additional task of assistant professor in mathematics. This is an unusually high honor in that the person receiving the grant is personally selected by the department head.
New cotton firm opens here
J.C. Tucker of Byhalia will assist our newest cotton firm, J.F. Hale, during the 1957-58 season. The firm is located in its new quarters on South Center Street between Rather Drug Co. and Newsom Hardware Co. Hale is now using a new machine or gadget that reads the micronaire thickness of cotton. It is the first of its kind to be brought to Holly Springs.
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