February 7, 2008
Marshall County Humane Society News
Perfect present for the critter and owner
Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. If you include your furry children in the gift giving, how about expanding your horizons beyond a dog bone or a new chew toy?
If your animal hasn’t been spayed (females) or neutered (males) an appointment at the Marshall County Humane Society’s low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic would be the perfect present for the critter and its owner. If you’ve already taken care of litter control, a pet obedience class would be next best for a gift that keeps giving. An obedience class would help you and your pet learn to communicate better, always a plus in any relationship.
If you’ve taken care of both of those, there’s always a trip to the groomer’s for a bath, a fur trim and a nail clip.
For older dogs, how about a stepping stool or a ramp to make getting around easier?
Easier on the budget but requiring real commitment on your part, a daily walk could help you both get in shape. This is the gift of your time and probably the present your dog would love most.
“But what for cats?” you ask. That’s easy. They get the boxes and bows the other stuff came in. They’ll be busy with them for as long as you let them.
For an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196. For information on adoptions, fostering or anything but the Spay/Neuter Clinic 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 - February 5, 1998
Competes in solo and ensemble
Holly Springs Intermediate High School band competed Sat., Jan. 24 at Lafayette High School in Oxford in solo and ensemble. They won superior and excellent ratings in their first year going to the event. Band instructors are Jerone Smith and Norbert Woods. Students participating were Raphael Anderson, Loreco Richmond, Justin Dawkins, Jinger Cathey, Bilethon Autry, James Gibson, Lauren Falkner, Sherwin Austin, Bridget Williams, Randi Faulkner, Camonica Isom and Ashley Lyons.
MA winter homecoming court
The high school winter homecoming court at Marshall Academy is: Alana Woods and John Paul Hurdle; Robin King and Wyatt Work; Lauren Gandy and Stephen Shoffner, flower girl Erica Bailey and crown bearer Taylor Dempsey; Queen Megan McNeil and Josh Work; Megan Teel and Chad McClatchy; Lynn Brown and Justin Hall; Jamye Leak and Michael Novarese. Junior high maids and escorts are Paige Boatwright and Zach Shaw; Cathryn Miller and Larry Whisenant; Amy Curtis and Daniel Skilman; Arielle McNeill and Zach Ross; Carole Webb and Colter Teel; and Savannah Fitch and Kent Vanderhook.
25 Years Ago - February 10, 1983
Charles Dean, noted local historian dies of cancer
Charles Dean, 55, a member of one of Holly Springs’ founding families, died Sunday at Baptist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. after a year-long battle with cancer. He was a lawyer and prominent landowner and a historian, noted locally for his accurate knowledge of Holly Springs and Marshall County and his familiarity with the genealogy of many old families. He maintained a life-long interest in local history.
New card and gift shop
Holly Springs has a new store which opened Saturday -- Tyson Drug Co.’s card and gift shop, featuring an exclusive line of Hallmark Cards and accessories. Manager is Janet Dailey; Tyson Drugs is owned by Bob Lomenick and Cliff Harviel.
Danny Tate receives VFW membership award
Fourteenth District Commander of the Collins-Hurdle Post 5697 Danny Tate received the membership award for having 114 percent membership for 1983 at the VFW mid-winter conference in Biloxi. The membership was also the highest in the nation. The 14th District Ladies Auxiliary was also commended for being number one in the state.
50 Years Ago - February 6, 1958
Holly boy aboard carrier
Ulysses Smith, steward second class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie L. Smith of Holly Springs, attached to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 8, is aboard the aircraft carrier USS Princeton. The carrier and crew provided aid in the relief efforts for the flood-struck victims of Ceylon during the first week in January. The Ceylon emergency followed continual rains for weeks, climaxed by torrential downpours. Reports indicated that 100,000 homes were destroyed, leaving more than 300,000 homeless at this time.
Soldier of the week
Specialist William D. Mills, 26, is this week’s soldier of the week for the Holly Springs National Guard. Billy works as a clerk at Palmer’s Food Store in Holly Springs. He, his wife and daughter live on Chesterman St. Specialist Mills’ military occupation is first cook. His overseas duty was in Japan and Korea. He has been with the local unit since September, 1954.
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