Thursday, March 24, 2011
Linton guest speaker for chamber luncheon
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce announces its quarterly luncheon Thursday, March 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Peggy Linton of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi will be the featured speaker.
The luncheon, which will include door prizes, will be held at the Beckley Center, 155 Rust Avenue. The cost is $10 per person.
Make firemen aware of controlled burns
There have been no really large grass fires so far this year, according to emergency management coordinator Hugh Hollowell. But that could change.
Winds are high and it is easy for a controlled burn to get out of hand, but plants are emerging and there is plenty of moisture and humidity, he said.
“There have been no all-day fires,” he said. “Nothing extreme and we are nowhere close to a burn ban. March winds are mostly the problem.”
People who intend to burn an area should call their local fire departments if they want to do a controlled burn, he said. That way, firefighters will be aware of the burn when the public begins to call in reporting smoke, he said.
“In today’s times, with so many cell phones, lots of people call in about smoke,” he said. “If it is a controlled burn, firefighters don't have to take so much of their resources unless the fire is reported to be out of hand.”
And there is rain in the forecast, he said.
“It doesn’t take a lot of rain this time of year to keep moisture levels high enough,” Hollowell said.
County cleanup effort set to begin April 4
Spring Cleanup 2011 is set for April 4–April 18 in Marshall County.
Please pitch in and make Marshall County a cleaner place to live.
The Marshall County Board of Supervisors will provide dumpsters at various locations for everyone’s convenience.
Please: no brush or household garbage should be placed in the dumpsters.
The Marshall County Rubbish Pit and White Goods Collection Site is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.
For more information on Spring Cleanup 2011, contact the Marshall County administrator’s office at 662-252-7903.
Marshall County residents who do not have a contract for their household, please call 662-252-6652 or 1-877-252-7904, toll-free.
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