Thursday, September 20, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spaghetti supper set for September 25 at VFW
The Marshall County Humane Society will have its seventh annual Spaghetti Supper next Tuesday, September 25, at the VFW in Holly Springs from 4:30 p.m. until we run out of food or customers, whichever comes first.
The tickets are only $5 each for all you can eat; the food will be delicious and it’s for a very worthy cause. As with all our projects, since we are all volunteers, the proceeds all go to help needy animals in our area. Contact any Humane Society member for a ticket or just buy one at the door. (It’s worth it just for the homemade desserts.)
The monarch butterfly larvae eating the parsley in my back yard are so lucky. My friend had told me about hers or I surely would have squashed them flat. Instead I’ve been checking them everyday, watching them grow and worrying about the birds eating them until I read that they eat milk-week (and parsley) and related plants. The juices from the plants they eat make them taste bad to birds.
If you see a yellow, black and white caterpillar eating your parsley it’s trying to become a monarch butterfly, so treat it accordingly.
He’ll probably be annoyed because he avoids the spotlight but I just have to tell everyone how much we’re going to miss Keith at our Spay/Neuter Clinic. He’s the one who picks up the semi-conscious great Pyrenees for you at checkout after spending all day helping with surgery, cleaning up after and tending all the little animals, then drops food by for the puppies who live in the ditch on the way home.
Always gentle and patient with furry four-legged creatures, the only time I’ve ever seen him lose that patience was with people who didn’t appreciate the efforts of the Humane Society volunteers. Sometimes people forget that our helpers are volunteers working for the Humane Society for free in their spare time just because they love animals.
We’re going to miss Keith, seriously, but we’re just going to consider him our New Jersey branch. He shouldn’t be surprised if we visit. His new neighborhood is getting a real treasure, someone who has the vision to care for and see the value of all of nature from earthworms to eagles.
If you need an appointment for your animal at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. We are booking about six weeks in advance so please don’t wait until you catch them in the act. If you have a female cat or dog six months old or older she will do her level best to mate and have offspring unless you intervene. It takes 63 days from conception until there’s a new litter for both cats and dogs. Do the math and call now.
For information on adoptions, fostering and everything 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 - September 18, 1997
Tax assessor moves across Square
The move of the Marshall County Tax Assessor/Collector across the street from the courthouse has doubled their space and will provide more efficient service for the public, according to Bobby Fant, tax assessor/collector for Marshall County. The former Merchants and Farmers Bank building at the corner of Market and College will provide an ideal location for the county’s most visited office.
Happy 40th anniversary
Jim and Sandy Tuttle celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 12, 1997. Their children gave them a party Sept. 13 and had a wedding cake designed for them, as they didn’t have one when they were married. The party lasted way into the night, with lots of laughter and merriment. Jim and Sandy have been a prominent couple in Byhalia for 20 years.
25 Years Ago - September 25, 1982
Autumn here Thursday
It’s in the air. We can really feel it. Autumn is not just around the corner, it is here! One sure sign of the fall time of the year is C.E. Beard and his beautiful pumpkin stand. Mr. Beard has been selling pumpkins from his stand located near Hickory Flat on Hwy. 78 for many years.
Potts Camp residents organize fund raiser to help hospitalized mayor
Residents in Potts Camp are opening up their hearts and pocketbooks to help Mayor Ralph Paton, who is scheduled to have a heart transplant some time in the near future. Paton and his wife Peggy have gone to Richmond, VA, awaiting a donor.
Cpl. Brown gets training in Mojave
Marine Reserve Corporal Quincy Brown has been undergoing two weeks of active duty desert warfare and survival training in the Mojave Desert with the 45th Marine Amphibious Unit, stationed at Twenty-Nine Palms, Ca.
50 Years Ago - September 19, 1957
First railroad car of cattle shipped
The first car load of cattle shipped by rail from this city in 25 years, according to reports, was shipped last week. S.C. Cox, operator of the local livestock auction sale, shipped to and for a Mr. Russell, a full car of cattle, purchased on the local market. In addition to this shipment, many cattle were transported from the weekly sale by truck.
Men do not catch all the big ones in Marshall County
One day last week The South Reporter had a welcome visitor in the person of Mrs. Herbert Watkins of Red Banks. With her came the evidence of a most pleasant outing. With a voice that had not lost its tremble and hands that handled with difficulty the proof of her afternoon victory, Mrs. Watkins presented to the editor (for observation only) a six pound, 14 ounce large mouth bass, which was a thing of absolute beauty.
The Federal Compress reports 1,700 bales received as of 12 noon today.
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