October 23, 2008
Marshall CountyHumane Society News
Celebrates ninth birthday
The Marshall County Humane Society’s Spay/Neuter Clinic just had its ninth birthday. The first clinic, on October 7, 1999, was in the parking lot of Christ Episcopal Church in Holly Springs in Dr. Johnson’s refitted school bus.
Since our program began Dr. Johnson has fixed thousands of cats and dogs, but rather than running out of customers, the demand continues to grow.
The word is finally getting around that a fixed pet makes a better pet since it no longer has all those raging hormones telling it to run off down the road and get in a fight or pee on the carpet to let everybody know who’s boss. It’s also healthier since the source of hormone-related problems like mammary or prostate cancer has been removed.
Spaying and neutering are well worth the cost financially too. No more litters to feed, give shots to, clean up after and find homes for and no more vet bills for sewing up the male who just had to fight over the chick.
While our clinic does our very best to serve our community, we are making appointments now for the end of December. Since dogs come into heat about every six months and cats are always in heat (or maybe it just seems that way) and the gestation period for both cats and dogs is 63 days, it might not be advisable for you to wait for a date with us. Use your full service veterinarian if you can or you can try Animal Protection Assn. (APA) in Memphis (901-377-379, www.spaymemhis.com) for low-cost procedures.
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 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 - October 22, 1998
NWCC homecoming queen
Kennya Jeffries of Holly Springs was named 1998 Northwest Community College homecoming queen. The office administration major is the daughter of Johnny and Cornelia Jeffries. Kennya was nominated by the Rangerettes and Taylor Dorm. She was escorted by Wesley Pegues of Sardis.
Holly Springs Intermediate School’s homecoming was held recently. Home queen was Demetris Balfour. First runner-up is Sharrilyn Gulledge; second runner-up, Erica Givhan and third runner-up Derenda Reliford.
Board of aldermen vote to extend city limits to old Hwy. 4
Holly Springs spread out a little further Tuesday night when the Holly Springs board of aldermen approved an annexation plan which is intended to eventually extend the city’s limits past Kirkwood National Golf Club. The first phase extends on Hwy. 7 South to the intersection of old Hwy. 4.
25 Years Ago - October 27, 1983
Election nears: sheriff’s race highlight of Nov. 8 election
The November 8 general election ballot for Marshall County will have 17 Independent candidates and one Republican running against Democrats in 10 contested races. Osborne Bell, the Democratic candidate for sheriff who won the Democratic nomination in the first primary, will have two Independent candidates. Voters will also have an opportunity to decide on a $600,000 bond issue to finance repairs and new construction in the city schools and a $300,000 bond issue which will be used exclusively by the county school systems for the removal of asbestos.
Mary Doxey Day planned at Presbyterian Church
Mary Bitzer Doxey Day will be celebrated at First Presbyterian Church of Holly Springs on Oct. 30. Mrs. Doxey, as a college student, joined the church in 1926. That same year her father, Dr. George Bitzer, became the pastor and served until his death in 1934. Mrs. Doxey has served her church faithfully in many capacities over the years.
50 Years Ago - October 3, 1958
Holly Springs to get two new industries
Holly Springs is to get two new brick plants in the near future as a result of a proposition made to and accepted unanimously by the Holly Springs Industrial Council. The two new plants will find a friendly welcome in this area. There is labor and material in abundance for both and a market needing far more bricks than are being manufactured.
Unusual program at Rotary Club
A program of international significance was held at the local Rotary Club. Tom Hines brought a guest speaker, Friedoon Ganji Kan Khanshan from Ahwaz, Iran. He prefers to be known as Fred Ganji. A freshman at the school of engineering, he has been in this country since June 1 and has had intensive training in English. One of the highlights of his talk was the manner in which he said his country treated Communists. They line them up against the wall and “keel them.” Fred also stated an oil well has been discovered almost in his back yard and is gushing as high as one can see. Americans have been called in to help control the well. The last he heard, it was still ruining all the gardens and fields around his home.
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