Thursday, October 4, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spaghetti supper very successful
The Marshall County Humane Society’s seventh annual spaghetti supper last week was our most successful yet, thanks to all you hungry people who were smart enough to get some good food and support a worthy cause at the same time. As with all our events, all the profit we made will be used to feed and care for needy animals.
It’s October and, even though the weather is still warm, global warming hasn’t completely eradicated our winter yet. As we clean in spring, so we winterize in fall. Pets’ bedding and surrounding areas need to be cleaned and debugged. Use caution in bringing in pine straw right out of the woods. It may very well be full of ticks. Make sure anybody spending the winter outside has a good shelter, clean, dry and warm. And it’s not too soon to be giving thought about how to provide fresh water on freezing days.
Around the house everyone should know by now, but, just in case someone forgot, please be super careful with any insecticide, herbicide, pesticide or any of the other “cides” and especially antifreeze. Any of those things, if used or disposed of improperly, are potentially lethal for pets and children. While you’re fixing one problem don’t create an even worse one for yourself.
For an appointment with the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. For information on adoptions, fostering and everything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be sent to the P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - September 25, 1997
Scott Haley receives scholarship
Scott Haley of Holly Springs is the recipient of the Northwest Community College’s Sonny Orrel Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Also present for the scholarship luncheon were Shae Orrel and his mother Emmy Jarjoura of Senatobia, formerly of Holly Springs.
INS opens first office in Jackson
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service is stepping up its presence in Mississippi in the wake of another roundup of illegal aliens this week. A two-agent office will soon be open in Jackson. The nearest offices now are in Memphis and New Orleans.
Mrs. Sam Coopwood honored on birthday
Mr. and Mrs. Lanier Robison entertained her mother, Mrs. Sam Coopwood, at dinner Thursday evening to celebrate her birthday. They dined at Jim’s Place East in Memphis.
25 Years Ago - October 7, 1982
Danny McKenzie wins honors
Danny McKenzie, formerly of Holly Springs, won third place honors at the United States Basketball Writers Association contest recently, in Kentucky. McKenzie is the sports editor for the Messenger-Inquirer and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman McKenzie of Michigan City. He is a 1964 graduate of Holly Springs High School.
Hwy. 309 turned over
Final approval by the Marshall County Board of Supervisors for turning Highway 309 north of Byhalia over to the state for maintenance was given at the board meeting this week. The final take-over will be on Oct. 12. “I’ll shout for joy on that day,” said Dudley Walker, District 3 Supervisor. “This will certainly help the county and District 3.”
Mrs. McAlexander elected chairman of state NABW
Gertrude McAlexander, vice president and cashier of the Bank of Holly Springs, was installed as state council chairman of Mississippi at the national convention of banking women in Los Angeles, Ca., recently.
50 Years Ago - October 3, 1957
Constance Bennett dines here
Last Sunday was a day to be remembered to many people who were having their lunch at the popular Elite Cafe, a local, popular eating establishment. The very popular movie actress Constance Bennett, accompanied by a male companion, was among the luncheon guests. She was on her way from Memphis to a point down-state in Mississippi. Mr. Hudson, owner and manager of the firm, stated that Miss Bennett expressed a great love for this section of the country and especially for Mississippi. She had been with her sister Joan at Goldsmith’s in Memphis.
Pastor leaves for South America
Gordon Sigman presented a check for $1,800 to Dr. Kelly, local Baptist pastor, from the church, to start him on his South American preaching mission.
The Federal Compress reports 5,500 bales received as of 12 noon today.
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