Thursday, October 11, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Humane Society receives a blessing from Christ Episcopal Church
This past Sunday Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs held its Blessing of the Pets. The Marshall County Humane Society says many thanks, since they gave us the collection money, which is sorely needed right now to get our Adoption Center ready for winter. It is St. Francis of Assisi, famous for his love of animals, who is honored at this yearly celebration of our relationship with our fellow animals.
There are other religious figures in Christianity associated with animals. Both cats and dogs have their own patron saints. In my effort to find out more about Saint Roch and Saint Gertrude my favorite search engine, dogpile.com, surprised me with something more urgent.
Arfie, dogpile’s mascot, will donate $1 for every pet and owner who registers, up to $25,000 to the Humane Society of the United States’ Rural Area Veterinary Services program.
Our area remembers the RAVS people who visited Byhalia several years ago during an ice storm. In spite of the weather lots of little animals got fixed and received basic medical care for free.
Arfie has invited Trouble Helmsly, the female Maltese who inherited Leona Helmsly’s vast fortune, to match his donation for a total of $50,000.
Anyway, check out dogpile.com for complete details on the fund drive and you can also follow Trouble’s troubles. It seems with lots of money come lots of complications, even if you’re a dog.
Next week I’ll tell you what I went on to learn about Saint Roch, patron saint of dogs, and Saint Gertrude, patron saint of cats, after my initial digression.
For an appointment at 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. Correspon-dence 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 - October 9, 1997
Vernon Stroupe of Ashland was the winning driver in the obstacle course in the Draft Horse Show in the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Oct. 4. This class tests the ability of the driver and his horses. Vernon was the only driver to successfully complete the parallel parking test. He backed his wagon and horses into a space only two feet longer than his wagon and team. He, and his team of gray geldings Dick and Doc, received a standing ovation. A competing driver said “Vernon didn’t just beat us, he smoked us!”
Betty Butler wins prizes at Mid-South Fair
Betty Butler of Victoria won Best of Show and a blue ribbon, first premium class, for hand-made, original dolls at the Mid-South Fair. This is the second time she has won this prize at the fair. The winning doll is the Angel Gabriel, holding the infant Jesus. It is made of clay, a modeling compound and is 27 inches tall. It is one of a kind, with real hair and the wings are real feathers.
25 Years Ago - October 14, 1982
CCC boys hold first reunion
More than 40 persons turned out for the first annual CCC reunion to reminiscence about how they helped build Wall Doxey State Park. The first annual reunion of the Civilian Conservation Corps was held at Wall Doxey State Park, a park that was built from the ground up by the CCC workers in the late 1930s and early ’40s.
Haley Barbour in Holly Springs
U.S. Senatorial candidate Haley Barbour spoke to a crowd of more than 400 persons on the lawn of the courthouse square in Holly Springs Monday night. Barbour, a 34-year-old Yazoo City native is considered the first real competition for 81-year-old John Stennis’ seat in the U.S. Senate race on Nov. 4.
Pumpkins, ‘straw men’ stolen from Mr. Beard
Vandals visited the business of C.E. Beard in Hickory Flat last week and stole some very unusual items. Mr. Beard, known to many as “the pumpkin man” was robbed of baking and decorating pumpkins, along with two rather huge ‘straw men.’ One of the straw men, “Plow Boy” weighed approximately 300 pounds.
50 Years Ago - October 10, 1957
Miss Doris Bell
Miss Doris Bell has been elected by her classmates to represent the sophomore class at Mississippi Industrial College in the football queen drive. She was also selected as having the best personality.
Supper party gay affair
Margaret Ann Seale, Margaret Ann Gibson and Carolyn Pruitt of Memphis entertained with a supper party on Sunday complimenting Sue Hopper of Memphis and Sam Lowry of Holly Springs. A yellow motif was carried out in the decorations throughout the home of the hostesses, Miss Seale and Miss Gibson.
Mrs. Hammond compliments guest
Mrs. B.D. Hammond entertained with a family dinner party on Sunday night complimenting Mrs. John Shackelford of Oklahoma City, Ok. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Finley, Ruth Finley, Mrs. Lester Fant, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fant, Ruff Fant, Bill Fant and Nellie Stephenson.
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