December 23, 2010
New homes in New England
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! Especially six little pups who just went to their new homes in New England. They would like to thank everyone for making this trip possible for them. Buddy, Mazee, Charlie, Linus, Lucy and Mickey just went on Homeward Bound through Mississippi State Veterinary School to their new homes. The Humane Society spends over $100 for each of these little dogs to travel north, so we welcome anyone who will sponsor one of these dogs towards their travel north to a new home. We take a loss on each dog so we offer sponsorships for each dog at a cost of $50 or $75 to get them to a new loving home. Call the Marshall County Humane Society at 662-564-2900 for an appointment to see all the available pets. See Petfinder.com for a complete list of our animals for adoption.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - December 14, 2000
Macy Thompson places in local Christmas pageant
Macy Thompson, 23 months old, won first alternate and most photogenic in the Olive Branch Christmas pageant. She is the daughter of Mark and Stephanie Thompson of Hickory Flat.
Donates book to library
John Dabney Brown recently donated the book “Mississippians of the Mighty Eighth,” to the Marshall County Library. As a member of the Mighty Eighth, Brown’s airplane was shot down and he spent many months as a POW in Germany.
25 Years Ago - December 12, 1985
Dr. Rather opens dental office
Dr. Henry Rather is opening is new dental clinic in Holly Springs on South Alderman (across from Fred’s). Dr. Rather, a native of Holly Springs, graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry, receiving the Dean’s Award as the highest honor graduate in the class.
Miss Dickerson to cheer in Aloha Bowl game Dec. 28
Dianene Dickerson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gwen Dickerson of Holly Springs, has been selected by the National Cheerleaders Association to perform in the 1985 Aloha Bowl game and halftime activities in Honolulu, Hawaii. A member of the Marshall Academy varsity cheerleaders, she is a junior. Her cheerleader sponsor is Vicki Carlton.
50 Years Ago - December 15, 1960
Harry’s Alive! Rescued from sand Wednesday
At 7:50 a.m. Wednesday morning after two ropes were placed around his body, Harry Miller commanded his rescuers to pull until he told them to stop. “I’m coming out!” The men pulled with all the strength they had left after the 20-hour battle waged to save his life. Harry, a 44-year-old negro, was freed from the tons of sand that had covered his body since Tuesday morning. Rescue workers fought the treacherous sands inside a cistern Tuesday night to save Harry, who was trapped beneath a framework of timber. Harry is recovering at John Gaston Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where is is in surprisingly good condition, considering his ordeal. The cooperation between the whites and and Negroes caused an elderly Negro woman to exclaim: “The way these white folks is helping the colored folks, if it’s the Lord’s will, he ought to live!” Too much praise cannot be given to the hundreds who helped. Their efforts were well rewarded Wednesday morning when they learned “Harry will live!”
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