Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wall Doxey seminar attracts Search & Rescue K-9 teams
More than 50 handler/K-9 teams converged on Wall Doxey State Park for training at the October 8-12 NOCDS’ (Network of Canine Detection Services) 10th annual SAR K-9 Seminar, and spent the week practicing field exercises under the supervision of experienced instructors.
Marshall County Humane Society News
Adopt a pet for the holidays
Just because it’s finally fall doesn’t mean it’s time to stop working in the yard. It’s time to plant trees, shrubs and bulbs, do major cleanup and mulch everything but the iris.
The Marshall County Humane Society urges you to approach these chores with the animals in mind. Make the trees and shrubs you plant something native to this area and something that provides food like berries or nuts for wildlife.
While you are cleaning up make sure any chemicals like antifreeze or insecticide are properly stored or disposed of.
Put a shallow dish of water out for the birds (1-1/2 inches of water is optimum) as well as the big bowl for the bigger creatures.
It’s a good time to plan and build bird houses to put up for next spring.
If you throw in some protective covering like rock piles, thick shrubs or a brush pile you’re well on your way to qualifying as a “Certified Wildlife Habitat.” It’s not hard at all and lots of fun. The National Wildlife Federation will give you the details at www.nwf.org/background.
Now is a great time to adopt a pet. The weather is great for lots of outdoor exercise and training and there’s time to learn some manners before the holidays. The Humane Society has some real cuties. Call us at 662-564-2900.
For an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, call 662-252-6196. For information on adoptions, fostering or anything 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 - October 30, 1997
Mississippi’s First Lady Pat Fordice to be knighted
First Lady Pat Fordice’s charity work in Russia has earned her special recognition. She will be knighted Sunday in a ceremony in New York by the Sovereign Order of the Orthodox Knight Hospitaller of St. John of Jerusalem. The humanitarian organization will also knight Billy Mounger of Jackson for his work with Mrs. Fordice for the needy in St. Petersburg.
MS State cheese on par with cow bells, dawgs
The bulldog and cow bell are widely recognized symbols of Mississippi State University, but at the holidays, the university’s distinctive three-pound Edam cheese “cannon ball” is not far behind. During the holiday season, the university sells more than 46,000 balls of Edam cheese. Another 5,000 are sold around Easter.
City making plans for revitalization of Memphis Street area
The Holly Springs Planning Commission and the board of aldermen are looking at revitalizing the North Memphis Street area in conjunction with revamping the overall approach to zoning and development for the entire city.
25 Years Ago - November 18, 1982
Miss Kloha in UM Honors
Deborah Marie Kloha of Holly Springs is currently in the Honors Program at the University of Mississippi. Students of exceptional scholastic ability, character and intellectual curiosity are eligible.
Hunters’ breakfast enjoyed (Waterford News, by Robbie Germany)
The hunters’ breakfast on Saturday morning was successful as well as enjoyable. From 4 a.m.-8:30 a.m. a good breakfast was efficiently cooked and served. It seemed that the social mingling was also enjoyed. Proceeds will go to the future fire department.
Bobo participating in Army Reforger overseas exercise
Army Sgt. 1st Class Sylvester Bobo, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bobo of Byhalia, is one of more than 100,000 U.S. soldiers and airmen participating in the U.S. Army “Reforger,” or return of forces to Germany. Bobo is an infantryman at Ft. Benning, Ga., and a 1966 graduate of Henry High School in Byhalia.
50 Years Ago - November 7, 1957
Holly boy to Maxwell Field
Maxwell AF Base, Ala.: T/Sgt Robert M. Mitchell of Holly Springs was recently assigned to Maxwell for duty with the 2047th AACS Sq. He arrived here for duty with the Air Force at Thule AF Base, Greenland. A veteran, with seven years in the Air Force, Sgt. Mitchell is the son of J.C. Mitchell of Holly Springs. He is a graduate of Holly Springs High School.
Appleton announces opening of colored schools
County Superintendent H.B. Appleton announced that the county colored schools would reopen Monday, Nov. 18. With the reopening of these schools, the county system will be in full swing again after the recent flu epidemic.
The Holly Springs Federal Compress reports 18,000 bales received as of 12 noon Tuesday.
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