January 15, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
Word spreads to New England
I wish I could blame it on the cats, but this time I have to admit I did it myself. There’s this button on the answering machine that I shouldn’t have pushed, but I did, so some of your messages have disappeared never to be heard again.
So if you have left a message at 662-252-6196, the Spay/Neuter Clinic number, and haven’t gotten a call back, please try again.
Speaking of phone calls, people from all over call the Spay/Neuter Clinic all the time but recently a lady with an English accent called. It was clear she wasn’t from Marshall County, so I asked where she was from. It turns out she was calling from London, England! Her mom lives here and a fix for her pet is part of her Christmas present. Wow! The word has really spread.
Money is tight for everyone these days, including the Marshall County Humane Society. But, as Bernadette Peters says in “The Jerk,” “It’s not the money, it’s the stuff,” and we could really use some stuff such as bleach, antiseptic hand cleaner, detergent, dry dog and cat food, cat litter, dog bones and like items used in caring for and cleaning up after our four-legged friends. If you’d like to donate something just leave it on the porch at the clinic in Byhalia.
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 mailed to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 21, 1999
Tornado ravages Slayden area
A violent storm, which cut a path across northern Marshall County, twisted trees and steel girders into pretzels and leveled homes into junk piles. The storm system, which spawned tornadoes across Arkansas, Tennessee and north Mississippi, left at least three people injured in Marshall County.
Thanks Bill Gates; Marshall County libraries receive computers
Marshall County libraries received a technological boost last week as new computers for each branch arrived. The libraries bought seven Gateway computers and a new network for the county library with a $22,000 grant from the Gates Library Foundation.
Red Banks Presbyterian Church designated as national Presbyterian historic landmark
The Red Banks Presbyterian Church, erected in 1888, is being preserved and restored by the First Presbyterian Church in Holly Springs and was recently designated a national Presbyterian Historic Landmark by the Historical Foundation of the Presbyterian and Reformed Churches of Montreat, N.C. The Red Banks church, established in 1844, was originally known as Philadelphia Church and served all denominations. The present structure is the oldest brick church in Marshall County outside Holly Springs.
25 Years Ago - January 19, 1984
Hickory Flat raises $65,000 - town’s effort builds new school for kids
A dedicated effort made by Hickory Flat’s residents has made it possible for the town’s elementary students to begin next year in a new school building. Hard-working fund-raisers have mustered up $65,000, which has made the 186’x59’ block building a reality. The Benton County School Board contributed $20,000, which they received after selling an old building on the school grounds.
Mrs. Allen Klomps hostess for GFWC
The GFWC Holly Springs Civic Club met on Jan. 5 at noon in the lovely country home of Mrs. Allen Klomps for its regular monthly meeting with Mrs. Klomps, Mrs. Vermelle Utley and Mrs. Ruby McClatchy as co-hostesses. A luncheon plate was served of a tasty multi-filled loaf sandwich, apricot congealed salad and ice cream holiday pudding with tea and coffee.
50 Years Ago - January 15, 1959
Bond vote passes - two new plants to be built, another industry coming soon
Voters of Holly Springs passed with an overwhelming majority two separate $200,000 bond issues, which will bring to this community two new brick plants. The vote was almost unanimous, with only 23 votes being cast against the bond issue. It is generally known that there is enough marketable clay in Marshall County to support several brick and tile industries.
Barnett for governor
Pledging to provide the quality of leadership which will restore unity and harmony, Ross Barnett formally announces his candidacy for governor. Barnett says he is not obligated to any political machine and he will strongly oppose the so-called moderates or leftwingers.
Telephone party attended by many in Potts Camp
The Cornersville-Bethlehem community telephone patrons gathered at the Potts Camp School for their telephone dedication ceremony. A delicious dinner, with a main course of fried chicken, was prepared by Mrs. Paul Kirk, Mrs. D.J. Stroud, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Dan Barber, Mrs. Talmadge Edwards, Mrs. Cooper Kirk and Mrs. Henry Jarrett.
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