February 12, 2009
Marshall County Humane Society News
Heart worm prevention
Although it’s not very romantic, Valentine’s Day, with hearts and flowers everywhere, should remind animal owners of the need for heart worm prevention. Heartworms are deadly parasites transferred from infected animals to uninfected ones by mosquito bites. These warm days are warning us that the mosquitoes will soon be buzzing and passing along the infection.
Heartworms are a serious threat in our area since we have so many mosquitoes and so many stray dogs who provide a continuing source of infection for the mosquitoes to spread to unprotected animals.
If your animal is not presently on heartworm prevention, now before the mosquitoes swarm is the time to start. Your full service veterinarian will provide you with the medication after a simple blood test. (Already infected animals require a long and expensive treatment to kill the heartworms before they can be put on preventive medication to avoid reinfection.) Most vets don’t even require the blood test on young puppies.
It’s important to give the monthly medication on the same day each month. My dogs get theirs on the 14th because it’s easy to remember.
Deepest apologies to all those who had appointments Monday and were thwarted by Dr. Johnson’s illness. We’ll do our best to reschedule you as soon as possible.
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
New horse arena going up on Hwy. 78
Marshall County will soon have a new indoor arena for horse shows and other events. Though not part of the Marshall County fairgrounds, the arena will be used in conjunction with the fairground facilities for large events. Barry Thomas is constructing the arena, which will have exposure to Hwy. 78. Thomas, whose son B.J. has won many awards in barrel racing competitions, said that the arena is a “family deal” but will be open for use by the public.
Lesueur signs with Michigan
Jeremy Lesueur signed his name on a National Letter of Intent last Wednesday to play football for the University of Michigan. The Holly High senior is rated among the nation’s best grid stars. The fleet-footed defensive back has been chased by college recruiters since his freshman year in high school. He has always been confident that Michigan was where he wanted to play football.
25 Years Ago - February 2, 1984
Susan Jenkins to wed Chuck Thomas
Susan Jenkins and Charles W. (Chuck) Thomas Jr. were married Jan. 20, 1984 in a lovely ceremony at the home of the bride’s sister. Susan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Jenkins of Sardis. Chuck’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas of Holly Springs. The bride was radiant in a waltz length gown and a fingertip veil of illusion. Special music presented was “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Susan is a student at Northwest Junior College school of nursing. Chuck is in the School of Mortuary Science at Northwest DeSoto Center in Southaven.
Hwy. 78 four-lane work to begin in mid-March
With all right of way obstacles cleared, the beginning of construction on a 6.8 mile stretch of four-lane Hwy. 78 will start next month. The estimated date of completion is Dec., 1985. Rep. Ralph Doxey said that the blacktopping of four-lane Hwy. 78 from the DeSoto County line to Red Banks is the highway department’s number one priority in the state. The number five priority is the remaining 6.5 miles of Hwy. 7.
50 Years Ago - February 5, 1959
WE HAVE MOVED!
New home of The South Reporter is more spacious, in keeping with the spirit of progressiveness. New location will be the pride of Marshall Countains! Open house is planned for March! Yes, we moved this past week. It is probably the first time that much of the equipment that goes to make up a newspaper has seen the light of day. Our new address is on South Center Street, in the building formerly occupied by Newsom. It will be several more weeks before the remodeling is complete. We hope you will bear with us during this time. We are trying to do two things at once.
Holly Theatre shows and times
The Last Hurrah, Thurs., late show, Mark of the Hawk; Friday, Jules Verne -- From the Earth to the Moon, late show, Mark of the Hawk; Sat., Macdonald Carey and Audrey Totter in Man or Gun in Naturama; plus, The Camp of Blood Island, late show, From the Earth to the Moon; Sun. and Mon., John Wayne in The Barbarian and the Geisha, directed by John Huston; Tues. and Wed., Peyton Place, in CinemaScope!
Byhalia girl completes work for MS College degree
Betty Sue Appleton of Byhalia has completed work at Mississippi College for an A.B. degree. She majored in elementary education and has accepted a teaching position in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. She is the daughter of Mrs. H.P. Appleton of Byhalia.
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