Thursday, September 29, 2011
Forestry Field Day set for Saturday in Byhalia
The 15th annual Field Day, sponsored by Marshall County Forestry Association, is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, at the JA-BAR Timber Farm in Byhalia.
The theme for this year’s event is “Raising Pine in a Bottomland Environment.” Registration begins at 8 a.m., and tours begin at 8:30 a.m. Keynote speaker is Tedrick Ratcliff, executive vice president of the Mississippi Forestry Association.
Tour stops will include pine thinning, prescribed burn, Southern pine beetle and wildlife management. To make reservations, call the Marshall County Extension Service, 662-252-3541.
Fund-raiser October 8 will benefit Chalmers
On Saturday, Oct. 8, the grounds of Chalmers Institute will come alive during The Wrecking Ball.
The fund-raising event is dedicated to the preservation of one of the state’s most endangered, yet historically significant, structures. A host of artists, authors, musicians and historians have donated their appearances for the evening, including recording artist Shannon McNally.
The Wrecking Ball will not only highlight regional cultural treasures, but also provide dinner and beverages, a silent auction and live art auction, all emceed by radio personality Jim Dees of Oxford.
Make reservations. For more information, please call 888-687-4765.
Fine-free days continue at library until Oct. 13
The Marshall County Library System is offering fine-free book and audiobook returns.
The fine-free days are Thursdays through October 13. The overdue items may simply be dropped in the outside drop slot on any of these Thursdays. Or the person can bring the book in and put it on the return cart or ask a librarian to print them a receipt showing they have returned the book or tape.
Final Bikers Night for year set for Thursday
There is a long lineup of bands and singers for the last Bikers Night Blues Alley event Thursday night in downtown Holly Springs. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. in order to give all the musicians time to sing and play.
Entertainers who have agreed to perform are the Davide House Band, Shelia Dancy from Memphis, Tenn., Will Easley from Montgomery, Ala., Mr. Sam from Memphis, Funk and Rhythm and Blues and Duwayne Burnside.
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