April 24, 2008
Marshall County Humane Society News
Donations needed to reopen spay/neuter clinic
Many thanks to all those who came to enjoy pancakes with us this weekend. Your contributions have moved us that much closer to completing our shelter and getting our spay/neuter program back in business.
My phone is a witness to how desperately needed the spay/neuter program is.
The pancake breakfast was only a step. To finish the shelter and reopen the spay/neuter clinic we need individual donations. It would be great if very rich people would give us buckets full of money.
After all, we are a non-profit organization and contributions are tax deductible. But we are realistically counting on the people who used the clinic and realized its worth. If everyone who benefited from, relied on and continues to need the spay/neuter clinic would send us five or ten dollars we’d be open again in no time.
Donations and correspondence should be sent to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635. For information on adoptions, fostering or anything else about the Humane Society call 662-564-2900.
Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean to perform at Crossroads Arena
Lady Antebellum will be performing at the Crossroads Arena with Jason Aldean in Corinth on May 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28.50 and may be purchased through CrossroadsArena.com
Billboard named Lady Antebellum one of their “New Faces to watch in 2008” – the only country artist to make the list.
MSN Music chose Lady Antebellum to be in their “Class of 2008” listing. The Boston Globe named Lady Antebellum one of the “Eight to Watch in ‘08”. Country Weekly chose Lady Antebellum as “Who’s Hot in 2008.” Nashville Lifestyles named Lady Antebellum “the next big thing.”
The trio, which is made up of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, released their self-penned debut single “Love Don’t Live Here” in October. The group sound is described as a unique blend of harmonies reminiscent of classic country, a soulfulness of 1960s R&B, the heart-on-the-sleeve openness of 1970s singer-songwriters, all with a keen edge of contemporary country.
Lady Antebellum was formed in the summer of 2006 when Hillary spotted Charles at a downtown Nashville music spot. She recognized Charles, whose music she had been enjoying on his MySpace page. “I introduced myself and struck up a conversation,” she remembers. “He said that we should get together and write sometime.”
Three young songwriter-musicians have varied influences and backgrounds, whose blended vocals make a sound that is fresh and unique -- even while it sounds like something you’ve known for a long time. For Lady Antebellum, the ride is about to begin.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - April 23, 1998
Mad Max - Best of Breed
Stockwood’s Midnight Madness, TT, CGC, a 5-year-old Belgian Tervuren, owned by Judy Otto of Holly Springs, defeated a champion to win Best of Breed honors during his first AKC competition in Memphis, Tenn. “Mad Max” is a working dog, trained for search and rescue.
Megan Teel signs with Division II powerhouse Delta State
Marshall Academy senior Megan Teel made it official as she signed a national letter of intent to further her basketball career at Division II powerhouse Delta State University in Cleveland.
Joey Boone visited with Garth Brooks at a recent No. 1 party held at ASCAP in Nashville, Tenn. The No. 1 party was given to recognize the song “”In Another’s Eyes,” written by Garth Brooks, John Peppard and Bobby Wood. Boone has been writing with Brooks for the past three years.
25 Years Ago - April 28, 1983
Pilgrimage success in spite of rain; 1,700 attend
It rained and rained, but that did not prevent the annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage from taking place last week. The three-day event received April showers for two of the three days, but was still able to pull more than 1,700 visitors from around the country to visit historic Holly Springs.
Road possibly open to park by year end
Driving to Oxford should be easier this fall as paving contracts for one section of Highway 7 between Holly Springs and Oxford and another contract for a second section is expected to be let in May.
Marshall County Hospital doubles X-ray service
The Marshall County Hospital has recently doubled its capacity to perform X-rays with the addition of a new fluoroscopic special procedures room. Rod LaGrone, hospital administrator, stated that this type new equipment sold for around $160,000.
50 Years Ago - April 24, 1958
Pilgrimage gun collection
A group of local citizens are pooling antique firearms for display during Pilgrimage days, May 16-18. Guns from Civil War days, before and after will be found in the collection.W.V. Blaylock, chairman of the committee, is requesting anyone possessing firearms of this era, please contact himself or George McAlexander. He is making a special request for a “Navy 6 Colt,” Civil War issue, a Spencer repeating rifle or any antique firearm of any make.
The grand opening of Chatham Heights subdivision (advertisement)
Featuring the “Jeanette”! Designed for your every need, charming in appearance and priced right at only $9500!
Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, Nat “King” Cole, Eartha Kitt, Pearl Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald in “St. Louis Blues.” Plus second feature, Richard Kiley and Carmen Sevilla in “Spanish Affair.” Technicolor and VistaVision!
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