Thursday, September 27, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Animals being poisoned in Red Banks-Taska area
With the beginning of the new season (the official first day of fall was Saturday) the Marshall County Humane Society installed their new slate of officers. Melissa Chipman is our new president; Jeanine Kahrs is the new secretary. Wanda Boyd and Lynn Pullen remain at their posts as vice president and treasurer, respectively. With these dedicated, hard working people at the helm we’re bound to continue making progress in reducing the unwanted pet population through adoptions and our spay/neuter program, getting our Adoption Center completed and all the myriad other goals we have.
We’re not saying goodbye at all to Sherry Janssen, our outgoing president. Far from it. She promised if we’d give her a respite from the responsibilities of holding office she’d keep working as hard as ever for the needy animals and we plan to hold her to it.
As I write I’m still trying to decide whether to make carrot cake or cheese cake (from scratch, of course) for our spaghetti supper. By the time you read this, whichever will have been devoured along with lots of spaghetti, salad and French bread. If you missed it mark your calendar for next year. We’ll do it again.
The low-cost, Humane Society sponsored Spay/Neuter Clinic is booking now for November. Since we’re open only on Wednesdays and we can only do a limited number of surgeries per day it’s very important to call and cancel if you find yourself unable to keep an appointment. The “or sooner” list of people hoping you will grows steadily but they can’t take advantage of an opening we don’t know about. If someone just fails to show up their animal doesn’t get fixed and neither does someone else’s. To make or cancel an appointment call 662-252-6196.
A heads-up for the animal owners in the Taska Road area in Red Banks. If you’ve noticed buzzards everywhere, we have had a report that several dogs, along with numerous raccoons and possums, have been poisoned in that area, so keep a close eye on your animals and report any suspicious activity to the sheriff’s department.
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 Past10 Years Ago - September 25, 1997
Qualified for Regionals
Mollie Jo Fant and Rooster’s Playboy qualified for the 4-H Regional in Perry, Ga., on Aug. 6. They placed in the top ten in halter gelding and English pleasure. Mollie, 14, is the daughter of Joe and Jeanie Fant of Holly Springs. Rooster won the title grand champion, gaited halter class, last year in Lexington, Ky.
Alsup takes second in Bull-A-Rama
A standing-room-only crowd enjoyed the Northwest Community College’s Bull-A-Rama at the college farm on Sept. 13. Joe McQuellan of Martin, Tenn., took first and Virgil Alsup of Byhalia, Northwest alumni, took second. Hometown favorite Davie Ross, 14, of Strayhorn, won the junior bull riding category.
Seamstress Sue Johnson featured in “Sew Beautiful”
Sue Johnson of Holly Springs, French hand seamstress, will be featured again this year in the magazine “Sew Beautiful.” A photography crew from the magazine photographed Johnson’s creations in Grey Gables, the home of Dr. Al Hale
25 Years Ago - September 30, 1982
MI hangs hopes on reopening second semester
Problems have again surfaced in the effort of administrators to reopen Mississippi Industrial College. Discrepancies in a fiscal audit are the primary factors in keeping the school from opening this month. “We are confident we can open in January,” said Dr. J.Y. Trice, chair of the administrative council. “The school expects 200 to 275 students this spring. The school is 75 years old and has five on-campus buildings which have been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
Frank Govan, retired art professor at Memphis State University, with ancestral ties to Holly Springs, has recently purchased the Chalmer’s Institute property and is in the process of restoring the building. Frank is using a painter’s easel to hold new windows for their first coats of paint. The building was constructed in 1837 to house the University of Holly Springs. It became Chalmers Institute in 1850 until 1878, when it was closed because of the yellow fever epidemic.
50 Years Ago - September 12, 1957
MOVE BACK SHALLOW WATER AND LET THE DEEP SEA ROLL BY
Tramp, tramp, tramp, the boys are marching ... and the echoes of their footsteps are being heard in every village, city and rural area in the Southland. Five hundred battle-equipped Federal paratroopers flew into Little Rock, Ark. this week, on command of President Eisenhower, ready to do war against the citizens of that city and state, who might get in their way. To enforce a federal court order was the excuse, to relieve that state of the last vestige of state’s rights was the result.
The Federal Compress reports 2,200 bales received as of 12 noon today.
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