Thursday, February 22, 2007
Marshall County Humane Society News
Several of the Humane Society folks got into counting birds during the Great Backyard Bird Count this past weekend. The consensus was that we all knew the difference between a blue jay and a cardinal but when it got to all those tiny little brown and gray guys we weren’t so sure. There are 15 different kinds of sparrows alone! And you can never get two to sit still at the same time. Next year we’ll know more.
Birds are beautiful and have always appealed to man’s imagination. Kids of all ages want to fly. And they eat so many bugs!
If you want to attract more birds to your yard, putting out feeders is a good start; but you can also plant trees and shrubs to shelter them, as well as providing food. My seven-year-old hawthorn tree had two nests in it last year. Now is planting time for woody things so consider something for the birds in your landscape.
You don’t have to be a cook or have exotic ingredients to make a birdie treat. The Strawberry Plains people gave me this recipe for suet that uses ingredients you probably have on hand and its a great project for kids.
To make an appointment at the Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. We are booked well ahead especially for dogs so don’t dally about making your appointment.
For information on fostering, adoptions and 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 - February 20, 1997
Holly Springs named Tree City USA
Once again, Holly Springs has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. It is the sixth year Holly Springs has received this national recognition.
Thomas Bullock receives third in Duck Stamp contest
Thomas Bullock of Galena Elementary School received third place in the K-3 category in the third annual Federal Junior Duck Stamp contest in Mississippi. A total of 423 pieces of artwork were entered in the contest.
Red and White Day
The Sybil Torrance group of Asbury United Methodist Church sponsored the fourth annual Red and White Day at Holly Springs Memorial Hospital. Patients, their families and hospital staff were treated to a vast array of goodies.
25 Years Ago - February 25, 1982
Stricklands honored by Reagan card
Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Strickland, formerly of Holly Springs and now residing in Florence, Ala., recently received an anniversary card from President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan on the occasion of their 63rd wedding anniversary. The Fletchers met in Holly Springs and married Dec. 19, 63 years ago.
Jody Powell visitor in Holly Springs home last week
Jody Powell, former press secretary to President Jimmy Carter spent four days last week at the National Field Trials in Grand Junction, Tenn. and were house guests in Holly Springs of the Glenn Fants. Powell and Ruff Fant, Judge Fant’s son, are next door neighbors in Washington, D.C. Powell was reportedly rather sore after the first day at the field trials, not having spent a lot of time horseback. He said since Ronald Reagan defeated Carter for the presidency, he now has time to make his own schedule. “The only thing I have to thank Reagan for is finally giving me the chance to come to Holly Springs and the field trials,” Powell said.
50 Years Ago - February 21, 1957
Potts Camp boys to play in District 2 semi-finals
The Potts Camp boys will meet Center Union here Friday afternoon in the District 2 basketball semifinals. Team members are: Lonnie Day, Norris Boren, Joe Allen Stone, Percy Dorris, Freddie Johnson, J.B. Work, Donald Randolph, Ganus Gadd, Jimmie Kimery, Jimmie Duncan, Sam Kirk and Richard Whaley. Edward Gurley is manager and the team is coached by Mitchell Stone.
Cotton ginning report
Census report shows that 31,660 bales of cotton were ginned in Marshall County from the crop of 1956 prior to Jan. 16, 1957 as compared with the 35,071 bales ginned for the crop of 1955.
Blind spot observer
George H. Burton, 61, supervisor of the Ground Observer Corps post at Columbus, Ohio, is able to detect airplanes by ear 15-30 seconds before they can be seen. Reports on low-flying aircraft from 400,000 sky-watchers fill in “blind-sports” in the nation’s radar net and provide sufficient warning to alert military and civil defense forces and the general populace to the danger of attacking planes.
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