September 11, 2008
Marshall County Humane Society News
Festival winners announced
The Hummingbird Festival at Strawberry Plains was, as always, a treat for the Humane Society.
We got to see all the festival activities, meet people from all over the place and make a little money at our booth too. We had a raffle and the winners were as follows: Charlene Gregorich from Byram, MS, who won the basket of dog products which she’ll need to help care for the weinmerainer she rescued after Katrina; Heather Cable from Olive Branch who won the cat products basket which will probably come in handy in her work with a DeSoto County animal rescue group; and Jessi Novay from Mt. Pleasant who won the pet tote.
Just because the Hummingbird Festival is over doesn’t mean you should take down your feeders. They are needed now most of all. The festival signals the beginning of the hummingbird migration south for the winter. Over the next few weeks countless more of the little guys will be coming through on their long and arduous trek, part of it over the Gulf of Mexico where there’s no food or rest till they're back on land. Let’s make sure their little bellies are full and give them the best possible chance to come back next year.
For an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, call 662-252-6196. For information about adoptions, fostering or anything else about our 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.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - September 10, 1998
Movie to shoot here seeking extras for July 4th scene
“Roads and Bridges,” a movie which will film its final footage in Holly Springs, has another casting call for extras. The filming will require some families and couples for a scene which will have extras at a Fourth of July picnic watching the sky for fireworks, which will not actually be going off. The fireworks footage has already been shot. Refreshments will be served to those taking part in the scene.
City’s growth allows proposal of increased funds without a tax hike
Economic growth over the last year will provide members of the Board of Supervisors, facing an election year in 1999, an opportunity to increase budgets of county departments, without increasing taxes, according to Chancery Clerk Johnny Taylor.
County schools better
The Marshall County School District is starting off the year on a positive note by meeting the first three standards for accreditation. Besides meeting requirements, county test results were higher than last year.
25 Years Ago - September 15, 1983
On Aug. 26, Bill Roberts and Bill Ballard, both of the U.S. Postal Service, presented Jessie E. Janes with a plaque and a gold wallet plate, signifying that Mr. Janes had driven a million miles of accident free service. Mr. Janes has 36 years of service with the Postal Service. Mr. Janes’ award is one of only three of four such awards presented a year.
National Merit semifinalist
Pam Kloha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kloha, has been named a National Merit semifinalist. Pam was one of 15,000 men and women who have qualified to compete for about 5,300 Merit scholarships. Pam is a senior at Marshall Academy.
November ballot lists new names
Even after two elections this summer, the November ballot for Marshall County is still a crowded one. Forty-three people will be vying for 21 offices.
50 Years Ago - September 11, 1958
Miss America 1959
The South Reporter takes pride in announcing to its readers Miss America of 1959. She is the lovely Mary Ann Mobley of Brandon and is the first Mississippi girl to capture this award. She is a senior at the University of Mississippi, an active member of the youth of the Methodist Church and the pride of the Magnolia State!
City pays tribute to 49 years of loyal and devoted service
It seems that proper tribute is not always paid for unselfish service, but the town of Holly Springs will humbly acknowledge its debt to Nat Brooks, Negro, on the night of September 12. When the high school football team was organized in 1910, Nat was made trainer. Except for time out to participate in World War I, he has served in that capacity since then, without pay. He has entered on his 49th year as “boss” of the Holly High Tigers. He doesn’t know how old he is, but Harris Gholson, local banker, says he knows they are the same age, 70, as they hunted rabbits together as boys. A “chain of faith” made of dollar bills, will be presented to Nat at Landreth’s Cafe on the Square.
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