March 20, 2008
Marshall County Humane Society News
Clinic to close doors Wednesday
By the time you read this, the Marshall County Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will have closed its doors. We intend for the closure to be temporary but a lot depends on you, the community. Every donation, whether money, materials or labor, brings us that much closer to reopening.
Money should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, Building Fund, P.O., Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635. Folks who want to give materials and labor should call Sherry or Bill Janssen at the Rental Barn in Holly Springs at 662-252-5516.
Next weekend is Easter. While you are putting together all those little baskets for the kiddies please limit the animals to the stuffed kind. Those little live chicks and bunnies look cute in the store but they probably won’t survive long in your home. Don’t spoil the Easter fun by having to bury the bunny and explain whether bunnies go to heaven.
Even though our Spay/Neuter Clinic is out of operation for the moment it is still imperative for you to get your animals fixed. Here in Marshall County, Willow Bend Animal Clinic (662-252-5454) is staffed by three, very caring, professional veterinarians who will take good care of your creatures.
For those of you with an annual income of $30,000 or less, the Animal Protection Association (APA) at Poplar and Goodman in Memphis does low cost spays and neuters and does accept animals from Mississippi.
Their phone number is 901-377-3779 and their web site is www.spaymemphis.com.
For information about adoptions, fostering or anything else about the Marshall County Humane Society, call 662-564-2900.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - March 12, 1998
Byhalia out of state tourney
The Byhalia Indians put up a good fight but a second half lapse allowed West Bolivar a streak from which the Indians could not recover. West Boliver, with a 38-0 record, defeated Byhalia 70-61 in the semi-finals of the state basketball championships in Jackson. Byhalia finished the season with a 33-3 record.
Jail bid under $4.2 million
Negotiations with the low bidder for construction of the new Marshall County Jail have been completed and supervisors have approved a contract which will provide a 100-bed jail. Sheriff Kenny Dickerson, who has been lobbying the supervisors for two years to build the jail, is relieved that the anticipated new jail will take the pressure off maintaining an inadequate jail.
Fant named “Top 40 Under 40”
William Robin Fant, son of Bobby Fant of Holly Springs, has been named to the “Top 40 Under 40” list for Mississippi. Fant is owner of Bulldog Deli in Starkville.
25 Years Ago - March 3, 1983
There’s no place like home
Potts Camp Mayor Ralph Paton was very happy last week as he was able to come home for the first time in three seven months after a heart transplant in November. Hundreds of well wishers welcomed the mayor home.
After long years of planning, the dream is about to become a reality as the Marshall County Board of Supervisors move another step closer to opening the new county sanitation landfill.
Trucks to roll this month
It’s taken almost 10 years, but the board of supervisors are almost ready to put three $30,000 garbage collection trucks on the road as part of the new sanitation landfill program. Board members have worked steadily in the last year, getting the landfill open, purchasing 45 acres of land west of Holly Springs for the site.
50 Years Ago - March 13, 1958
One hundredth anniversary in May
Looking ahead -- this year, 1958, Christ Episcopal Church celebrates its 100th anniversary of the dedication of its present church building. On Sunday, May 18, they are planning a dedication centennial celebration. Distinguished guest and preacher for the occasion will be the Rt. Rev. Theodore N. North, bishop of the diocese of Tennessee. It is their plan to have every available communicant of Christ Church occupying a pew on that Sunday. The only acceptable excuses will be that they are hospitalized or that they have been ordered to bed by their physician. Charles Dean is general chairman in charge of all arrangements.
Hints for easier housecleaning
Housecleaning is more fun and easier when you let family members help. And they take more pride in keeping the house clean. Allocate jobs -- father can do the ladder jobs, sub-teens and teens can sort toys, comic books and records. They can plan play for the little folks, too, and supervise them. And don’t forget to plan a housecleaning weekly treat -- dinner out, a picnic or a movie -- something everyone will enjoy.
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