January 22, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
Spay/Neuter Clinic to close three weeks in March
Heads up to all owners of unfixed animals. The Marshall County Humane Society sponsored low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic will be closed for the first three weeks in March. If your animal is of a certain age you might want to book one of the last few appointments we have left in February.
For both cats and dogs the general rule of thumb is first heat at six months. But beware of exceptions. Cats have been known to conceive at only four months and the bigger the breed of dog the longer it takes for first heat to occur.
If your female cat or dog is in heat, or about to be, the gestation period is sixty-three days before the babies arrive. So check your calendars and don’t wait until the last minute.
If you try to call for an appointment at the Spay/Neuter Clinic and the phone just rings and rings, please try again later. I am so nonconversant on modern communication technology but I suspect that having recently bundled has something to do with the answering machine’s failure to pick up. I was probably on the phone. So that’s what that beeping noise was.
For an appointment at the low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic call 662-252-6196.
For information on adoptions, fostering or anything else concerning our Humane Society, call 662-564-2900. Correspondence and donations should be mailed to the Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS, 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - January 28, 1999
World sees Holly Springs in “Cookie’s Fortune” premier
“Cookie’s Fortune” the Robert Altman movie filmed filmed last summer in Holly Springs, opened the prestigious Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews for the film and the man who made it. The warm reception at the film’s world premiere bodes well for the movie, which will be released nationwide on April 9.
Catholic church gets St. Joseph statue
A statue of St. Joseph the Provider that came from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., was placed in front of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Holly Springs this week. From 1900 to 1998, the statute had been in three different locations on the hospital grounds and would have remained there, had St. Joseph’s not recently been bought by Baptist Health Systems.
Jarvis DeBerry given Excellence Award by State Bar Association
Jarvis DeBerry, a reporter at the Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans, La., was presented an “Excellence in Legal Journalism” award by the Louisiana State Bar Association. DeBerry received first place for coverage of trials or judicial hearings for his coverage of the murder trial of Jess Hoffman. DeBerry was a staff writer for The South Reporters the summers of 1993-95. He is the son of Melvin and Pennie DeBerry of Holly Springs.
25 Years Ago - January 26, 1984
Homemakers meet in Manual home
The Waites Homemakers Club met Jan. 12 in the home of Sadie Manuel with seven members and Johnnye Pass, home economist. The meeting was called to order by the president, C. McKinnon. A demonstration was given by Claudia Foster on quilt tops and Sadie Manuel on place mats and potholders.
Gala affair planned to honor Luvenia Webb on 100th
The family of Luvenia Webb plans a gala affair to commemorate her 100th birthday on Jan. 28 at the Baptist Seminary. Luvenia Webb was born in Lafayette County on Jan. 28, 1884. Miss Webb, a former school teacher, began teaching at 18 years of age in Abbeville in 1902. Her beginning salary was $20 a month. Later, she got a raise, which brought her salary to $30 a month. She taught first through eighth grades and retired in 1925 after 23 years. She presently resides in Holly Springs with her sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Houston McEwen.
50 Years Ago - January 22, 1959
Entre Nous Club
The Entre Nous Bridge Club met for their January meeting in the home of Mrs. Jack Stubbs on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Wall Doxey won high for club members and Mrs. James Parks high for guests. Mrs. Elton McIntosh won the bingo prize. Guests were Mrs. Parks, Mrs. Jackson Wittjen, Mrs. Cliff Harviel, Mrs. Sidney Hurdle, Mrs. John Dunlap, Mrs. F.A. DeBardeleben and Mrs. Richard Chambliss.
Presbyterian Jr. group elects officers
The Junior Group of the First Presbyterian Church elected officers at their regular meeting Sunday night. Those elected were: president, Elizabeth Dean Moore; vice-president, Barbara Evans; treasurer, Betty Brown McAlexander; secretary Jeannie Miller. Mrs. Hindman Doxey is the adult advisor.
Great books series
The Great Books Series will present Wordsworth’s “Intimations of Immortality” on Jan. 27. The meeting will be held in the directors’ room of the Bank of Holly Springs. Mr. Homer S. Coskrey will be the lecturer.
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