December 27, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Be a volunteer in the new year
By now we’ve all, hopefully, survived Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day (the day after Christmas when you can still get away with delivering presents and not be too late) and are warming up for New Year’s and the making of resolutions.
The Marshall County Humane Society would like to encourage you to remember your pets while you are at it. If you are resolving to lose weight, how about including walking and playing with your dog(s) as part of your new, healthy regimen? My personal pet promise is to be more conscientious about grooming my cocker spaniel. (Mats and hair between the toes can cause health problems for longhaired animals.)
If you will have a little spare time next year, the Humane Society’s Adoption Center always welcomes help in the daily job of caring for the animals and there’s still plenty of work to be done, both inside and outside the center, to make it the showplace we’ve envisioned.
The Humane Society has dozens of other jobs that need doing if none of the above appeal to you. If you can find the time, we can find you a useful task. After all, volunteers are what make our group effective; the more volunteers we have, the more useful we can be.
Speaking of volunteers, here’s a heartfelt good wish for the season and the new year to our New Jersey constituency.
To volunteer, find out about fostering or adoptions or report animal abuse, call 662-564-2900. To make an appointment at our low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196.
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 25, 1997
Chamber ribbon cutting
U.S. Congressman Roger Wicker officially cut the ribbon at the dedication of the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce’s new offices last Thursday. The dedication marked the bringing back to life of the old Citizens’ Bank building on Church Street.
Close to Nowhere (by Linda Jones)
Dear Santa, For Christmas this year I want a Barbie... This year, as usual, we have an amazing list of “I wants.” My favorite letter this year is from a little girl who didn’t ask for a single thing. She just talked about Christmas is Jesus’ birthday and that’s where Christmas comes from -- the first part is Christ’s name and everybody always calls on Jesus’ name. And God is in the “heat” of every body. I hope that child’s mother frames that letter. My real request for Santa this year -- peace and contentment for everyone reading this, lots of good food and I hope you and I get to spend this holy day with the ones we love.
25 Years Ago - December 30, 1982
Outstanding law graduate
Thomas Coffey Lacey Jr. of Holly Springs had the highest grade point average of the 34 recipients of the juris doctor degree in law from the University of Mississippi.
Torrential downpour battering county’s already ailing roads
“It looks like I’m all washed out,” is what Supervisor Alfred Loftin said after surveying the damage done to roads in District Two after a record amount of rain in Marshall County this month. More than 15 inches of rain fell in December, sending literally thousands of gallons of water through already swollen river branches and creeks, washing out culverts and road beds.
Record rainfall breaks 1911 record
Marshall County witnessed the heaviest December rainfall in the history of the county since records began back in 1900.
According to rainfall records at the North Mississippi Branch Experiment Station, Marshall County received more than 15 inches of rain this month, which tops any other December in the 82 years of record keeping.
50 Years Ago - December 26, 1957
Late bulletin: Washington, D.C., December 23
Marshall County has just been declared a disaster area by the Department of Agriculture and eligible for disaster crop loans. While I deeply regret that crop conditions make this relief necessary, I hope our people will find the benefits of this program helpful. Have prepared legislation for introduction in January to broaden the programs by assisting small businesses in counties declared disaster areas. John Stennis, United States Senator
M.I. College graduate gets principal job
Prof. Robert Allen Hyde of Pontotoc, a graduate of Mississippi Industrial College, where he majored in mathematics has been elected principal of the Colored High School in Batesville, succeeding Prof. Boyles, who passed recently. He taught school for more than 50 years, and attended Rust College. Batesville High School has an enrollment of 1,008 students.
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