April 10, 2008
Marshall County Humane Society News
Pancake breakfast set for April 19
The Marshall County Humane Society’s next meeting will be Tuesday, April 15, at 6 p.m. at the VFW in Holly Springs. We’ll be plotting our course of action to get the Spay/Neuter Clinic reopened and taking care of last-minute details for the pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 19. It’s not necessary to be a member to attend, so if you’d like to see the Clinic reopened, now’s the time to step up and lend a hand. We need all the help we can get.
The Pancake Breakfast is $5 a plate again this year for all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage with all the trimmings. We’ll be open from 7-10 a.m. so you’ll have plenty of time to make the Pilgrimage tour, you won’t have to wash the dishes and all the money we make will feed needy critters and help finish our shelter.
It’s time to put the feeders out for the hummingbirds. If you’ve forgotten, the formula for hummer food is one part of sugar to four parts of water. Don’t get fancy with the sugar; no sugar substitute or honey. Red food coloring is not at all necessary. The sugar-water is very close to the nectar in flowers but, being sugar and water, it will ferment, especially if the feeder is in the sun, so the water should be changed at least once a week.
For information on adoptions, fostering or anything else about the Humane Society, call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Donations needed to bring American Veterans Traveling Tribute to Holly Springs
The Collins-Hurdle VFW Post #5697 and the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce are collaborating to bring a monumental event to our city as we host the American Veterans Traveling Tribute on the Holly Springs courthouse square November 26 through December 1.
Our citizens will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pay tribute and respect, joining together with the common bond of experience and patriotic gratitude, as they stand before the 80 percent replica of the big black wall to touch the names of our fallen heroes of Vietnam.
While the replica is the centerpiece, our friends, neighbors and hometown heroes will be equally moved by the entire “Cost of Freedom” displays honoring those who have given their lives in service to their country post-Vietnam, as well as the stunning 911 lighted memorials, the walk of heroes, and the art exhibits.
The cost associated with presenting this incredible memorial to our community is nothing compared to the price paid by those responsible for its existence. It is our duty to honor the past, serve the present, and educate the future.
We are confident that our local business leaders and citizens will support the Collins-Hurdle VFW Post #5697 and the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce to make this historic occasion possible for the entire Mid-South and beyond.
To contribute your tax-deductible donation, call Bill or Sherri Janssen at 662-564-2829 or Amy S. Heaton, executive director, Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce, at 252-2943 or 278-8344.
We are privileged to honor, respect, and remember those who served through this poignant exhibit that ensures “we will never forget.”
Miss Northwest Mississippi Pageant to be held on April 20 in Southaven
The Southern Magnolia Pageant System is now accepting applications for the Miss Northwest Pageant to be held on Sunday, April 20 in Southaven. There are a total of 13 different age groups at the pageant. They include the 0-15 month division, 16-23 months, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-13, 14-17, 18 and up and Mrs. division and for boys 0-23 months, 2-3, and 4-6. Contestants should have never been married or pregnant for any division except Mrs. There is no interview, swimsuit or talent competition. Also pageant dresses are not allowed for ages 0-11. Contestants ages 12 and up will wear pageant dresses.
The teen winner will represent her area at the Miss Teen Magnolia State pageant and the Miss winner will represent her area at the Miss Magnolia State Pageant and the Mrs. winner will represent her area at the Mrs. Magnolia State Pageant in Vicksburg Dec. 6-7. These winners will receive a $500 scholarship at the state pageant and a cruise. Younger winners ages 0-13 will represent their area at the Miss Mississippi Southern Magnolia State Pageant in Jackson at the Jackson Marriott on June 7.
For more information and an entry form for this pageant contact local director Chris Shannon at 601-892-3982 or visit the pageant website at www.mississippispageantupdate.com.
Army National Guard Pfc. Larry W. Worsham has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.
He is the son of Mary Ford of Horn Lake and brother of Joe Patrick of Ashland.
Worsham is a 2005 graduate of Horn Lake High School.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - April 9, 1998
J.M.(Flick) Ash reappointed to Veterans Affairs board
J.M. (Flick) Ash has been reappointed to represent the First Congressional District on the State Veterans Affairs board for a five-year term.
Orlando Thomas of Waterford killed his first wild turkey near Waterford on April 6, 1998. He plans to have the 22-pound turkey mounted. The turkey had a 9-inch beard and 1-1/2 inch spurs. “I’m very proud of this bird,” Thomas said.
Lola M. Autry of Hickory Flat has been awarded the highest honor Mississippi Media Professionals can bestow on one of its members. She has been named Communicator of the Year and will be recognized in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Autry is an author, photographer, lecturer, musician, artist, choir director, organist and volunteer missionary, who has traveled the globe in her endeavors.
25 Years Ago - April 14, 1983
T&C Garden Club begins landscaping of Hill Crest
After their first week of a fund drive to raise $4,000 to landscape the new section of Hill Crest Cemetery, the Town and Country Garden Club is just $400 shy of their goal. President Betty Burch announced that the club had voted to spend a portion of their own funds for the project also. The landscaping of the “new” section of Hill Crest plans to include crepe myrtles lining the streets.
Debbie Kloha selected
Debbie Kloha of Holly Springs was recently initiated into the Alpha Phi Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority at the University of Mississippi. Last week, she was selected by the Panhellenic Council as the campus wide model pledge. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kloha.
Cynthia Parker wins spelling contest
Cynthia Parker, an eighth grade student at Henry Jr. High School is the 1983 spelling bee champion for Marshall County. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Parker of Byhalia.
50 Years Ago - April 3, 1958
Babies presented for baptism
Sunday, parents presented babies for “dedication to God” at a Palm Sunday service at the First Methodist Church. Babies presented were Richard Daniel Garner, son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Garner; Robert Carlisle Buford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard Buford, and James Kizer Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Jones.
An old soldier sounds off
“I volunteered in infantry, when pay-call was an anomaly; and now that Elvis is a ‘buck,’ I wish him no ill KP luck. But it will suit me mighty well, if we have quiet for a spell. Karl Ramsey, Memphis, Tenn.
Joe McCarty’s Big Star (advertisement)
Sugar, 5 lbs., 19¢ (w/coupon); T-bone steaks, 89¢ lb.; Maryland Club coffee, 1 lb. can, 89¢; Gold Medal flour, 5 lbs., 49¢; Heinz tomato soup, 3 cans, 29¢; Crisco, 3-lb. can, 79¢; giant package Silver Dust, 69¢; sirloin or round steak, 79¢ lb.; rib steaks, 69¢ lb.; ironing board pads and covers, $1.00!
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