K-9 Search One canine obedience course celebrated graduation day with
exercises and skill contests held October 4 at the Holly Springs Fire
Department. Shirley Byers and Magic took Top Dog honors with high
scores on the Course of Doom and the serpentine exercise, a
maneuverability challenge. Karen Clinton Huff and Lily also earned
first place in two events — the longest down-stay and the fastest sit —
while Penny Risner and Mr. Echo demonstrated their skill with a win in
the sit-stay with distractions. Dave Huff and Zeke earned honorable
mention with tight second-place finishes in two events, and Janice
Robertson with Heidi won applause as the “most-improved” dog
overall.The class will be offered to the public again in the spring.
Above photo: proud graduates of the K-9 Search One obedience
course: front row: Dave Huff with Zeke, Karen Clinton Huff with
Lily, Penny Risner with Mr. Echo, and Shirley Byers with Magic. Back
row: Janice Robertson and Heidi, assistant Lisa Hiatt-Todd, instructor
Judy Otto, associate instructors Jim and Mary Jo Elmore. Not shown:
Debbie Smith and Napoleon; Lisa Lyon and Biscuit, and David Lyon with
Mollie. Right photo: Top Dog Prize-Winner Magic and handler Shirley
Byers show prize-winning form on the Course of Doom.
is a pretty, chocolate brown Labrador retriever, 1 year old.
She’s a lively, loving girl who will make a great companion for
someone! See Petfinder.com for a complete list of our
animals. Call the Humane Society at 662-564-2900 for appointment
to see our animals.
Photos by Barry Burleson
The Holly Springs Fire Department hosted a “Fun Day” October
4. (Top photo) Shaquille Garner practices his firefighting skills.
(Above) Bryce Taylor finds a good spot to play with his balloon.
Photo by Barry Burleson
Moving to the beat
Members of the Byhalia High School dance team perform for the crowd during Saturday’s White Oak Festival in Byhalia.