January 29, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
Feeding strays with good intentions
If you have an appointment at the Humane Society sponsored, low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinic in the next few weeks and can’t keep it, it is especially important right now that you call to cancel so someone else’s animal can have your spot. Since the clinic will be closed for three weeks in March we must use our clinic days before then to the best advantage.
We all know that our county has a serious stray dog problem. All too often we see the evidence lying on the side of the road, which ties into another problem in our area: litter. These homeless creatures in their desperate search for food are enticed to the roadways by the garbage people throw out of their cars. They smell the aroma of Kentucky Fried or Micky D’s and can’t resist, even though it turns out to be just the wrappings they’re smelling.
If you intend to feed the strays (and there are a lot of kind people who carry dog food or bread for that purpose), please do it well away from the road.
If feeding the animals is not your intention, please keep the aromatic trash until you get to a garbage can. Littering produces road kill and it looks terrible too.
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 mailed to the Marshall County Humane Society, P.O. Box 625, Holly Springs, MS 38635.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - February 4, 1999
Paul Harris Fellow
Last Thursday the Holly Springs Rotary Club bestowed Rotary’s highest honor on Dr. Al Hale, when he was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the club. A senior, active member, Hale has been a member for nearly 40 years.
Nearly 8,000 meals served by Marshall County Food Pantry
The Marshall County/Holly Springs Food Pantry, which is stocked through donations, provided food for almost 8,000 meals in 1998. During the year the community organization served 388 individuals of 131 families for a total of 7,716 meals.
Work underway on county school projects
The county school building program is moving forward on schedule. The extensive project includes renovations of all county schools, additions at H.W. Byers, Potts Camp and Mary Reid and a new Byhalia High School.
25 Years Ago - February 2, 1984
New city engineer
Donald Hollingsworth, of Byhalia, was recently named city engineer for the City of Holly Springs Utility Department. Hollingsworth succeeds retiring city engineer Walter Paschal. Hollingsworth is a December graduate in civil engineering from Memphis State University.
Luvenia Webb celebrates 100th
Luvenia Webb of Holly Springs celebrated her 100th birthday Jan. 22, 1984. She was born in 1884, a leap year. Her great-great-granddaughter Sherna DeBerry compiled the following facts: She has seen 24 leap years and one eight-year period without a leap year, from 1896 to 1904. Her first birthday was on a Wednesday, in 1885 and has been on a Wednesday 13 times since. She was born on a Monday and her birthday has been on a Monday 14 times. She has lived 36, 524 days; 5,200 weeks; 1,200 months; 10 decades, five score and one century!
50 Years Ago - January 29, 1959
Fire fund for Mississippi State University students
A fire fund is being collected to aid MSU students who lost personal belongings in the Main Dormitory fire Friday and who need assistance to continue their education. Those who lost all their clothes and belongings in the fire will be given assistance first. If the fire fund is not exhausted after that, other students who need help will be aided.
Work starts in week or two on memorial and art gallery
Mr. Harris Gholson has just informed this newspaper that all the New York papers have been signed, that will allow work to start on the art gallery, library and museum here in Holly Springs as set up by the late Miss Kate Freeman Clark. Her home on College Ave. will be used for this purpose and the adjoining lot will be used to construct the necessary buildings for the display and exhibition of other objects and relics of art.
Rust graduate to Mary Holmes College
Elizabeth Howell Coopwood of Aberdeen has been appointed English teacher at Mary Holmes College in West Point. This school is one of 3,500 projects in the United States and the new state of Alaska, underwritten by the United Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Coopwood is a graduate of Rust College.
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