Thursday, January 25, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spring is just around the corner
The weather got so warm for so long, recently lots of plants were tricked into b l o o m i n g ahead of time. Then I looked out my window and thought I saw a robin. Alarm! Global warming!
After I put my glasses on I realized it was a towhee. These little guys do look a lot like robins from the side but have white on their chests and stay here all winter. They like to scratch in the dirt for bugs and often flock with other birds like juncos and titmice. So it’s not really spring yet at all. It’s just Mississippi.
If you like birds too, the Audubon folks at Strawberry Plains are doing a backyard bird count soon, an excellent project for children of all ages. Call them for information at 662-252-1155.
Spring may not be here yet but it is just around the corner and the animals know this. For those of you who have unfixed pets, if you don’t want more pets make an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic by calling 662-252-6196. Right now we are booked three to four weeks in advance, so please plan ahead.
When you call to make an appointment at the Clinic we’ll need to know your name, address, phone number and pet information which includes species (cat or dog), sex, age, breed for dogs or color for cats, weight, whether they need shots and, for females, the last time they had a litter.
If, after you’ve made an appointment, you find that you can’t keep it, we always appreciate your letting us know.
For information on the Marshall County Humane Society, adoptions, fostering or anything that’s not the Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-564-2900.
Correspondence and donations should be sent to P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 23, 1997
Safety officers honored
The Holly Springs Rotary Club presented awards recently to its Safety Officers of the Year. Recognized were Jimmy Howell, Holly Springs Fire Department; Tracy Jeffries, Holly Springs Police Department; Carl Henderson, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Attending the ceremony were Marshall County Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, Fire Chief Kenny Holbrook and Police Chief Ed Totten.
Christ Church setting for blessing of Book of Gospels
Christ Episcopal Church was the setting Sunday morning, Jan. 19, for the blessing of a Book of Gospels, which was given recently through gifts of the family and friends of Paul A. Calame Sr. The ceremonial book is bound in red Moroccan leather, with gilt-edged pages and contains all the Gospel readings for the three liturgical cycles. Calame Sr. was a lifelong Episcopalian and was both baptized and confirmed at Christ Church. He was a faithful supporter of his boyhood church until his death last November in Memphis.
25 Years Ago - January 28, 1982
Holly Springs visitor
U.S. Senator John C. Stennis visited in Holly Springs Friday on his way to Benton and Tippah Counties. Sen. Stennis has visited approximately 70 counties recently, in his bid for re-election this summer. He was escorted around Holly Springs by Sheriff Osborne Bell.
Former Mayor Jim Buchanan dies
Jim Bright Buchanan, 67, former mayor of Holly Springs and retired director of the Marshall County Welfare Department, died Monday of an apparent heart attack. He served as mayor of Holly Springs from 1952 to 1961.
New water truck
The men of the Marshall County-Potts Camp Fire Dept. are proud of their “new” 1,200 gallon water truck. The new tanker was built by the firemen and is a community effort with help from citizens such as J.M. Ash, Charley Brown, Joe Cooper, Gale Goode, J.L. Gray, Glenn Humphreys, Potts Camp FFA shop, J.C. Pruitt, Johnny Nolan, Charles Thomas, Jack Wittjen and J.B. Work.
50 Years Ago - January 24, 1957
Robert Whaley, former Potts Camp star basketballer, is having a banner year with the Northwest Junior College Rangers in Senatobia. The talented youngster leads the Ranger squad in nearly every department.
Robert Shaw to play in All-American Classic
Robert Shaw, a 208-pounder star tackle for the Magnolia Bearcats football squad, the Tangipahoa Conference champions, has been given honorable mention on the prep All-American Classic, which will be played at Crump Stadium in Memphis this year in August. He was born in Potts Camp and is the son of Herman and Josie (Gurley) Shaw, who moved to Magnolia in 1946. Robert has been offered a scholarship from almost every college in the state and has elected to go to Mississippi State.
Blood expanders and plasma, stored in the Federal Civil Defense Administration’s stockpile, will be indispensable after a large scale nuclear attack. 5,000,000 casualties would require an estimated 7,500,000 pints of whole blood, 2,000,000 bottles of albumin and 5,500,000 bottles of blood expanders. FCDA expects to have enough blood derivatives stored by mid-1957 for 4-1/2 million casualties.
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