Thursday, June 6, 2013
Summer reading starts soon at library
The Marshall County Library in Holly Springs, Potts Camp and Byhalia has planned the Summer Library Program to keep children reading and learning all summer.
Register your child at any branch so they can enjoy storytime and crafts. The theme is “Dig Into Reading!”
Let your child come learn about dinosaurs, gardening, creepy crawly critters and more. Every program is free and open to children of all ages. Refreshments will be served.
• Holly Springs – Tuesdays, June 11, 18, 25 and July 9, 16, 25.
• Byhalia – Wednesdays, June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, 24.
• Potts Camp – Thursdays, June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25
All programs during “Dig Into Reading” start at 2 p.m.
Lots of fun planned at annual Byhalia festival
The Byhalia Lions Club is getting ready for its summer festival, a fund-raiser for the club, the FFA, Byhalia fire and police departments, Christmas for the troops and other worthy causes.
The festival, which will be held at Highway 309 and Highway 78 in Byhalia, opens on Thursday night, June 13, at 5 p.m. with a carnival and a talent contest put on by the Byhalia Arts Council. Thursday night is arm-band night and everyone who purchases one rides all night at one cost.
Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, too. The J Bar B Rodeo, led by Jerry Bolden, will put on a competition for the Mid-South Rodeo Association on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Entertainment Friday and Saturday begins at 9 p.m. Eddie Smith, and Papa Don McMinn’s Family Band are slated for Friday evening. The Wolf River Rednecks play Saturday night.
Parking is free.
Byhalia police officers respond to 46 calls
The Byhalia Police Department responded to 46 calls during the past week.
Chief Gary Looney released the following report – alarm calls, 6; miscellaneous. 12; escorts, 7; juveniles, 1; thefts, 2; motor vehicle accidents, 3; fires, 1; damaged property, 1; and medical, 13.
Byhalia police officers also made five arrests during the past week, according to Chief Looney.
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