August 21, 2008
Marshall County Humane Society News
Heartworm prevention is a must
Heartworms are deadly parasites that are passed from an infected dog to uninfected ones through mosquito bites. This is a significant problem in our area because we have so many stray dogs and more than plenty of mosquitoes.
Keeping your pet on heartworm prevention is a must. If you begin before your puppy is six months old a blood test is not necessary to get the medicine.
Some people think, erroneously, that preventive medication is only necessary in the warm months but here in the South we are notorious for having warm spells in the middle of winter so mosquitoes are with us year round.
There is a treatment if your dog becomes infected but it is expensive, takes a long time, is a royal pain for both pet and person and is possibly fatal.
Heartgard is probably the most commonly known preventive. It’s flavored so dogs think it’s a treat, but there are also less expensive, though less tasty, alternatives. Whichever you choose, the dosage must be administered at the same time every month to be effective, so pick a day that’s easy for you to remember. At my house we use the 14th, the date of Valentine’s Day.
We’ll never get rid of the mosquitoes. We’re working on the stray dogs, but, since that’s going to take a while, get your pets on heartworm prevention. After all, if they get infected they’ll become a source of infection to other animals until they’re successfully treated.
For an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. 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.
“One in a Million Reunion”
The Naylor family held a “One in a Million Reunion” in Jackson/Madison. The reunion was hosted by Pearlie Naylor Williams and her husband, J.C., Christine Naylor Stevens and her daughter, Jay Vaughn and her husband, Iva, and son, Duane and wife, Rena, and committee members Agnes Naylor Foster and Henry Naylor of Holly Springs.
Included was a charter bus, D.J photography and two limousines. Lodging was in the Hilton Garden Inn in Madison with breakfast served as ordered.
Activities included dinner at “Mama Hamil’s Southern Restaurant,” “Night of Fun” at Miss. Sports Hall of Fame, “Swim and Splash” at the hotel, “All Fun Time” at “Gatti Town,” an evening of bowling at “Fannin Lane” and a “Night of Elegance Banquet” at the Mississippi Craft Center.
The reunion had all the class, style, fun, food, fellowship and fanfare one could have wished for. It was awesome.
Family branches from Bagella and John Naylor who migrated from Virginia to Marshall County in 1867 were represented from Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois and Mississippi.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - August 20, 1998
Marshall County Medical Center expands senior care service
Senior Care at the Marshall County Medical Center has expanded to include out-patient services. Their goal is to work with citizens 55 and over who are having emotional difficulty handling changes in their lives, which often come with increasing age.
Americans killed in bombing have MS connections
Two of the 12 Americans killed in the terrorist bombing last week of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, had Mississippi connections. They include U.S. Embassy Consul General Julian Bartley Sr., who worked as an international affairs counselor in U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson’s office in 1996 and Bartley’s son, Jay, who was a student at Piney Woods Country School in the mid-1990s.
Isaac L. Boose, counselor at Holly High School; Diane Greer and Becky Taylor, teachers at Marshall Academy, attended a course at Ole Miss -- Youth At Risk, designed to provide insight on at-risk behaviors.
25 Years Ago - August 25, 1983
Genetha Smith retires from teaching
Genetha Smith of Holly Springs has retired from the teaching profession after 31 years of service. She retired from Ashland High School in Benton County. She is the daughter of Martha Jackson of Holly Springs and the late Clabon Jackson.
Susan Fitts finishes ROTC
Susan K. Fitts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Fitts III of Byhalia, has completed a U.S. Air Force ROTC field training encampment at Bergstrom Air Force Base, Texas. She is a student at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a 1981 graduate of Doughtery High School, Albany, Ga.
Waldo on duty
Marine private George L. Waldo Jr., son of Anne and George Waldo Sr. of Byhalia, has reported for duty at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif.
50 Years Ago - August 21, 1958
Methodist organ completed
All Methodists and their friends are invited to attend the First Methodist Church in Holly Springs, Sunday a.m. The organ, which has been serving the congregation for so many years, has recently been completely overhauled and will be heard for the first time in several months. It is promised that it will be “just like new.”
Danny McKenzie entertained with a swimming party and supper at Wall Doxey State Park Thursday afternoon, honoring his house guest, Norman Rogers of Albertville, Ala. After swimming, a hamburger supper was served in the grove by the host’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman McKenzie. Guests were Bobby Mason, Henry Lacey, Frankie Greer, David Rather, Ricky Bush and Kenny Rose.
Farmers receive higher prices
Farmers in the state received higher prices for meat animals, milk and eggs last month. Hogs went up $1, beef cattle were up 80¢, milk prices were up 10¢ per 100 pounds and eggs 2.6¢ per dozen.
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