Decemer 13, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
New prices for the new year at clinic
Now, while you are still numb from getting property tax bills, here’s another shock for your system. The prices at our Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic are going up, effective January 1, 2008.
The new prices will be as follows: female cats will be $40; males $35. Dogs 25 pounds and under will be $50 for females, $45 for males; 26 to 40 pound females will be $60, males $55; 51 to 70 pound females will be $70, males $65.
Yes, the Spay/Neuter Clinic will be open every Wednesday, including December 26, through the rest of the year, but, no, there are no appointments available this year unless someone cancels.
Again, we would like to impress on you the importance of letting us know ahead of time if you have an appointment you can’t keep. The “or sooner” list is almost as long as the appointment list. If you just don’t show up that opening has been wasted and all those “or sooner” people would be really mad at you if they knew. Please be responsible and call if you can’t come.
To make or cancel an appointment at the Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196.
For information on fostering, adoptions 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 - December 11, 1997
The original door and windows from 1914 were restored to the historical building, formerly Citizens Bank. The building will be the new home for the Byhalia Chamber of Commerce.
Environmentalists contend tree cutting endangers bats
The Holly Springs National Forest is being targeted by two groups which want to stop timber sales, based on their claim that cutting timber could endanger the Indiana bat. However, District U.S. Ranger Gary Yeck said there has been no evidence of the Indiana bat in the Holly Springs National Forest and that the forest is not suited to the vertebrate.
Jody Edwards was elected to serve as the 1997-98 State Junior Sentinel of the Mississippi Junior FFA. He also won the Junior State Star Farmer Award. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Edwards of Potts Camp. He is the chapter sentinel for the Potts Camp chapter of the FFA.
25 Years Ago - December 16, 1982
Lott eyeing Senate? (by Wayne W. Weidie)
Republican U.S. Rep. Trent Lott seems to have a charmed political life. The recent U.S. Senate race between Sen. John Stennis and Haley Barbour is a good example. Lott was able to walk the political tightrope and didn’t feel any fallout. It’s no coincidence that Barbour’s defeat left the door open for a future U.S. Senate race by Lott. Many Lott supporters would hate to see him give up his GOP leadership in the House and an outside chance to become Speaker of the House at a future date, but Lott is keeping his eye on the Senate.
John L. Smith, the horseshoe man, bagged a 68-pound timber wolf this week while driving down the Pigeon Roost bottom. Smith said he hit the wolf with his truck on Sunday morning.
Family tradition has new bloom
Chris Jones, 22, of Slayden, is carrying on a tradition that is more than 150 years old, following in his father’s footsteps raising and selling plants. His new wife Lisa and his mother Betty are also helping him with the chores. This year, for the first time, he’s growing poinsettias, from 2,000 rooted cuttings.
50 Years Ago - December 5, 1957
Anti-quickie marriage law passes both houses
The Mississippi Legislature completed the passage of the Marriage Bill yesterday. It will become law on July 1, 1958. All applicants for marriage license must fill out the proper application with the circuit clerk, which must remain open and on the books for three days before a license can be issued. It must include a medical certificate showing applicants are free from syphilis. You must also show proof of age. Girls under 15 and boys under 17 will not be issued licenses unless there is the reason of pregnancy. Clerks cannot issue licenses to persons who appear to be “drunk, insane or an imbecile.” The bill was supported by all the Marshall County representatives.
Wednesday afternoon bridge club
The Wednesday afternoon bridge club met at the home of Mrs. Charles Ames. Mrs. Ben Evans won high school; Miss Ruth Finley won a prize for the average score and Mrs. Sam McClatchy the low score prize. Mrs. Howard Jones and Mrs. Roger Woods were guests.
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