April 23, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
The hummingbirds are back...few simple guidelines for feeding
The hummingbirds are back. All it takes is a little sugar water and you, too, can have a dazzling display of aerial acrobatics all day every day this summer.
Feeding the tiny birds is easy if you remember a few simple guidelines. The feeders must be clean. Use really hot water and dish detergent to wash them and rinse thoroughly. You don’t want the hummers blowing bubbles. A good soak in white vinegar occasionally will kill any mold. Do not use bleach.
Bring your water to a boil, then stir in one cup of sugar to every four cups of water. Don’t use any other sweetener such as honey or artificial sweeteners. Red food coloring is not at all necessary.
When the sugar water is cool, hang your feeders and enjoy the show.
The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic is revising our instructions a tad. We remind you to take the food and water away from the prospective patient at 8 p.m. the evening before surgery. That still goes, but, if your pet is under four months old, please give it a little snack in the morning before coming to the clinic.
For an appointment at the 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 - April 29, 1999
Selected by the local Rotary to attend Rotary District Youth Leadership Conference in Olive Branch were Charly McClatchy, Sarah Crain and Elizabeth Colhoun. Baseball coach James Boone hangs up his cleats
Coach James Boone, the winningest coach in area Little League baseball circles for the past eight years, has retired. Coach Boone received the first Outstanding Achievement award presented by the league.
25 Years Ago - April 26, 1984
Four funnel clouds merged to form a tornado which ripped through the farm of the Joe Cooper family Saturday afternoon. Several buildings received extensive damage; but $15,000 worth of seed in the building was not disturbed.
Dr. A.J. Stovall named Converse Coach of the Year
Dr. A.J. Stovall, who has been named Converse’s Coach of the Year, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Coach of the Year, has been informed of his selection as the National Association for Women’s Sports Coach of the Year. Dr. Stovall, head coach of the 1984 Bearcats, NCAA Div. III champs, had no prior coaching experience.
50 Years Ago - April 23, 1959
Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin to cut ribbon for Pilgrimage
Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin will cut the ribbons at Montrose Friday to signal the beginning of the 21st annual Pilgrimage. Lt. Gov. and Mrs. Gartin will also attend the Confederate Ball in the evening.
Miss Byhalia Lion Queen
Miss Jarvis Farley of Barton was voted Miss Lion Queen. She received a dozen red roses and a free trip to the Lions State Convention in Biloxi. Miss Glenda Edwards, 3-1/2-years-old, of Watson, was voted Miss Little Princess and received a silver loving cup.
“It Happened Here” on sale at The South Reporter
Olga Reed Pruitt’s true stories of Holly Springs are available at The South Reporter for $1.00
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