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Students accept and prepare for challenge to lead In order to be an effective leader, you have to be willing to accept change while knowing when to stand up for what is right, Sen. Chris McDaniel told 70 of Mississippi’s top high school juniors at the 26th annual Electric Power Associations of Mississippi Youth Leadership Workshop Feb. 29 - March 2, in Jackson. McDaniel’s speech was part of an intensive workshop experience that included meetings with state legislators, tours of the state Capitol, team-building exercises and fun activities. “It is our goal to encourage and challenge students to be active in leadership roles,” said Ron Stewart, senior vice president of Electric Power Associations of Mississippi and host of the three-day event. Stewart praised the students for their many accomplishments and challenged them to make a difference in their school and community.“Now is the time to put your skills to work!”he told them. Stewart said he is proud of this year’s group of students and can truly see their amazing potential.“This has been an exceptional group of young people this year, and it’s inspiring to see them as they step into leadership roles. I’m excited to see what great things they will do in the future.” This year’s participants, who represented schools throughout the state, earned the expense-paid trip to the workshop in a competitive selection process sponsored by their electric power association.

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YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM CLASS OF 2012 ALCORN COUNTY EPA Rebecca Lee, Corinth Austin Powell, Corinth CENTRAL EPA Whitney McCoy, Pelahatchie Courtney Moore, Carthage

Mathews wins prestigious Youth Leadership Award Alise Mathews, sponsored by Dixie Electric Power Association, accepts the Youth Leadership Award from Ron Stewart, senior vice president of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi. Alise is a junior at West Jones High School and the daughter of Dr. Harlon and Laura Mathews of Laurel. She is a member of the student council, Beta Club, Spanish Club, tennis team and show choir. Alise is a member of Life Church in Laurel where she is active in the youth group and sings in the choir. She will serve a one-year term as Mississippi’s representative on the national Youth Leadership Council. The award includes a $1,000 scholarship.

COAST EPA Teddi Brown, Gulfport Raygan Necaise, Kiln Jessica Smith, Picayune DIXIE EPA R’tes Hayes, Waynesboro Alise Mathews, Laurel Lindsay Miller, Laurel EAST MISS. EPA Jordan Chambliss, Louisville Alona Doolittle, Meridian Joshua Everett, Lauderdale

Jatesha Gibbs, Porterville Danielle Hollingsworth, Sturgis Haley Pierce, Noxapater Alundis Pledge, Louisville Garrett Porter, Meridian Jessie Roeland, Louisville Kaylyn Stewart, Meridian Taylor White, Quitman Jonathan Wiggins, DeKalb 4-COUNTY EPA Lauren Billington, West Point Alison Cooper, Ackerman Leah Gibson, Starkville Zane Parker, Cedar Bluff MAGNOLIA EPA Caroleah Brister, Bogue Chitto Chase Stogner, Summit Sydney Stogner, Tylertown

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PONTOTOC EPA Anna Jordan Lewis, Pontotoc Lynn McCord, Ecru SINGING RIVER EPA Harley Byrd, Beaumont Sydney Spradlin, Moss Point

SOUTHWEST MISS. EPA Aaliyah Cole, Natchez Michael Herring, Brookhaven Carleigh Roberts, Utica TALLAHATCHIE VALLEY EPA Erika Chapman, Batesville Erin Chapman, Batesville Hunt Howell, Batesville

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Heads-up: Spring weather likely to include severe storms pring is a mixed blessing in the South. Nature invigorates us with fresh color, new life and longer, warmer days. Yet nature turns nasty when severe thunderstorms fire up, hammering us with lightning and hail and life-threatening tornadoes. We remember with sadness the loss of life and property caused by tornadoes in recent years, the most destructive occurring this time last year. The historic 2011 Super Outbreak occurred April 25-28, when more than 300 tornadoes claimed nearly 350 lives and injured thousands in several southeastern states, including Mississippi. Smithville, in Monroe County, was destroyed by a rare EF-5 tornado—the first to hit Mississippi since 1966. We can’t prevent severe weather but we can plan our response. Reacting quickly and decisively to a severe weather alert can save lives, but first you need to have a plan. Your plan should start with a reliable way to receive severe weather warnings the instant they are issued. Severe weather warnings come in various forms: text messaging, emails, TV and radio broadcasts, weather radio alerts and even personal phone calls. In this age of instant communications, it’s easier than ever to receive official storm warnings at any time or place. (Don’t wait for a siren, which may not exist in your area.) Severe weather can knock out satellite TV service and cause power outages, so have some battery-operated means of communication. Keep spare batteries handy and your cell phone charged. An inexpensive weather radio is essential. Broadcasters can pinpoint storm cells and predict their paths to some extent. But to make sense of the geography, you need to know the names of the counties and communities surrounding your location. Keep a state map in

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On the cover Beverly Watson, of Gautier, oversees an effort to register oldgrowth trees in Mississippi. Started in 1971, the Société Des Arbres registry includes “Faith” (background), one of three centuries-old live oaks still thriving at Twelve Oaks in Ocean Springs. See story on page 4.

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your emergency kit for this reason. Next, make a plan for seeking shelter wherever you and your family may be at any time of day or night. Identify a safe shelter at your work place or school, as well as the home. Your first choice for shelter should be a basement, storm shelter or safe room, according to the National Weather Service. Lacking those, choose an interior bathroom or closet. If you live in a mobile home, you must plan to take shelter in a safer location when the weather turns severe. Many of the fatalities in the April 2011 tornadoes occurred when residents remained in mobile homes. Does your community have a public shelter? Now is the time to ask. Above all, don’t wait around to see a tornado before you take shelter. You may not realize that the big, dark cloud heading your way is actually a tornado—until debris starts hitting you. Once you have a weather disaster plan in place, explain it to your entire household. Knowing what to do in an emergency situation can not only save a life but help reduce confusion and ease stress for everyone. Even after the storm passes, danger persists. Downed power lines are deadly—and difficult to see. Don’t approach a damaged or downed line for any reason! Report it immediately to your electric power association.

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All you need is ... J.T. Wallace of Poplarville, a member of Coast Electric Power Association, found these unusually shaped rocks on a Hobolochitto Creek sandbar—evidence, he says, that “God’s love is in everything.” Our “Picture This” feature presents Today in Mississippi readers’ photographic interpretation of the entire alphabet on pages 14-15.

Mississippi is . . . . . . a place young folks are proud to call home, judging from these comments from Boy Scouts working to earn a Communication merit badge with help from instructor Janet Thomas: I am proud to be a Mississippian because the people here are decent. They actually care if you are in pain and try to help you in any way they can. People here are nice and respectful to every one no matter what age. — Matt Shine, Troop 7, Meridian Mississippi has the best kind of people: strong and independent but also kind and helpful. We always show good ol’ southern hospitality. — Pearson Kelly, Troop 9, Meridian The state is full of nature, mainly warm climates, and has a lot of history from Indian to the Civil War. It also isn’t that high-priced of a place to live, and the main reason I like to live here is because of the food! — Dustin Kelly, Troop 71, Hickory One of things I enjoy about Mississippi is that it’s not crowded. You can live in the country and be quiet. — Andrew Brantley, Troop 29, Union

What’s Mississippi to you? What makes you proud to be a Mississippian? What do you treasure most about life in our state? Please keep your comments brief and send them to Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158, or e-mail them to news@epaofms.com. Submissions are subject to editing for space and clarity.

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Beverly Watson looks up to the Ruskin Oak, in Ocean Springs.

How old is that tree? A tree must be approximately 100 years old or older to qualify for the Société Des Arbres registry. Different tree species grow at different rates, but the registry uses this simple formula to estimate the age of any tree: 1. Measure the circumference in inches at a level of 4 1/2 feet above the ground. 2. Determine the diameter in inches by dividing the circumference by pi (3.1416). To convert to feet, divide the result by 12. 3. Determine the age by dividing the diameter in inches by 0.36. The result is the approximate age of the tree.

By Debbie Stringer No one can pinpoint the exact age of the Ruskin Oak in Ocean Springs. But the live oak’s 28-foot circumference, as measured in 1974, suggests the tree is about 333 years old. If that estimate is accurate, the evergreen tree sprouted from the sandy soil around 1692, before the original French settlers arrived in the region. Named for Englishman John Ruskin, a 19th century author and art critic who espoused painting from nature, the Ruskin Oak stands on private property in a quiet residential neighborhood next to Biloxi Bay. The Ruskin Oak has withstood hurricanes, population growth, road building, residential development, climbing kids and at least one rope swing. Some of its massive serpentine limbs droop to the ground, disappear into the soil and emerge a short


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distance away. This growth habit may brace the tree against hurricanes—but not chain saws. Protection from destruction by humans will help the Ruskin and other old-growth trees in Mississippi continue to grow for generations to come. Such is the goal of the Société Des Arbres (Society of Trees), based in Ocean Springs. The nonprofit organization promotes the identification and preservation of an irreplaceable aspect of Mississippi’s natural heritage, and records the historic trees in a permanent registry. The distress of losing old-growth trees to bulldozers in her hometown motivated Ocean Springs Garden Club member Ethelyn Conner to form the Société Des Arbres in 1971. “Lo and behold, the developers started taking down all these trees. They moved everything out—every tree, every weed. And that just about killed me,” Conner said.

Old-growth trees support a wide range of plant, insect, bird and animal life, such as this resurrection fern sprouting from the Ruskin Oak’s limbs.

When she bemoaned the loss to Valney Cissna Jr., then director of the Gulf Coast Regional Planning Commission, he suggested she start a tree society. Conner found a local sponsor for the project in the Ocean Springs Garden Club. The first certificate of registration was granted to the City of Ocean Springs for all qualifying trees on municipal land. Certificate No. 2 went to the owner of the Ruskin Oak. The registry grew to become a statewide effort upon its affiliation with The Garden Clubs of Mississippi Inc., the current sponsoring organization. At age 96, Conner remains active in the Société Des Arbres, serving as co-chair with Beverly Watson, a member of the Gautier Garden Club. So far, the registry comprises 1,181 trees, all but 16 of them located in Mississippi. The organization relies on the public to identify and register trees, which must be at least 100 years old to qualify. Moss Point tops the list with 211 registered trees, due largely to a door-to-door tree-measuring campaign led by local Boy Scouts. Pass Christian is close behind with 198, and Biloxi has a respectable 138. Fourteen tree species are currently represented in the statewide registry: live oak (the most prominent, with 1,116 listed), water oak, white oak, red oak, willow

oak, pin oak, magnolia, pecan, cedar, American elm, red (or silver) maple, birch, red cedar and sugar maple. Donna Smith, director of the Natchez Trace District of The Garden Clubs of Mississippi, and her husband, Darrell, registered their 134-year-old water oak last year. They named it the Smith Solomon Oak, a nod to the past property owners who built the home they share in McComb. Their tree measures 12 feet 6 inches in circumference and has a limb spread of 97 feet. The Smiths enjoy a view of the old oak from their kitchen window. In 2010, they spied a pair of Mississippi kites nesting among its branches. “I’ve often wondered if, 134 years ago, someone actually took the time to plant the seedling. Or, if an acorn sprouted and the seedling was nurtured by someone who had the foresight to know that it would one day grow into the majestic oak it is today,” Donna Smith said. Anyone can register any species of tree at least 36 inches in diameter, an indication of 100 or more years of age. The registry’s noninvasive method used to estimate age follows a simple formula based on the circumference of the tree (see box on page 4), thus avoiding the need to bore into the tree to count rings. The tree owner or sponsor measures the tree, gives it a name and submits a tree registration form, along with a small fee to cover expenses. The Société Des Arbres issues an official certificate of registration to the owner and files information about the tree in its permanent registry. “People are thrilled when they get their trees registered, and they have little family ceremonies to dedicate their tree,” said Watson, a member of Singing River Electric Power Association. What motivates people to register a tree? “I think it’s a matter of pride,” Watson said. “You name the tree, you invest in the tree and you’re proud of it. And I believe it enhances the value of the property. Plus, if anything happens that threatens the tree, you have (the registry) as a leverage point, for the city or county not to cut down the tree.” The registry is archived at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library, but it is not accessible to the public. Watson, a retired nurse, is preparing

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the registry for posting on the Garden Clubs of Mississippi website for all to see. “I’m not a tree hugger,” Watson said, laughing. “But you have to have a respect for the trees and their environment. Otherwise, we won’t have anything to leave our generations to follow. And there’s so much history to these trees.” For more information or to register a tree, contact Beverly Watson, Société Des Arbres co-chair and registrar, at 228-497-5679 or bsmwatson@bellsouth.net. This centuries-old live oak is one of a group of three known as Faith, Hope and Charity, located on the grounds of Twelve Oaks in Ocean Springs. All three are registered with the Société Des Arbres. The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain acquired the property in 2005 and is exploring ideas for public use. The 30-acre site includes native plants, walking trails, marshes, an observation deck and a historic home, part of which is believed to be an original 1800s African American church.


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If this old thing could talk admit to a keen proclivity toward nostalgia. And I know that is shared by many of you; responses to various columns and magazine articles verify this conclusion. “If only this old house—or car or farm tool or desk or any number of various objects—could talk, I’m sure it would have some interesting stories,” we often say. Without question, we hold a deep fascination for the past. In the last 30-plus years of cranking out words related to the outdoors, I have done much wondering about the past and attempting to recapture some of the elements of days now long gone. I have talked to and written about crumbling buildings, neglected tombstones, aging oak trees and winding streams. All have responded in some haunting, surreal fashion. The journey has been fully intriguing. A few days back Jerry Thomas stopped by. He and I have been friends since middle school, and that qualifies as ancient by the measurements of many. Jerry recently retired from Central Electric Power Association, where he spent 40 years. After the usual country greetings, Jerry extracted a stiff-paper packet from his shirt pocket. The packet was one of those old units with a finish that appeared to be made of wax or paraffin to maintain its protective qualities. And it was pristine. My imagination began to soar. Closer examination revealed that the container was from a local hardware store that I never knew existed. Printed there was the name and address. There was also a phone number—69! I can not envision phone numbers being as simple as two digits. And there were promotional words highlighting products carried, among them “shot gun [sic] shells of every brand.” Open the flap and there printed was first-aid advice for broken bones, burns, insect stings, wounds, severe cramps, carbon monoxide gas poisoning, sun stroke and heat exhaustion. It was, however, what the packet contained that was of greater import. Folded

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inside, and in a similar condition of perfection as its container, was a Mississippi hunting license. It was issued to a Mr. E. B. Scott and dated July 1, 1929 – June 30, 1930. The cost was $3! I know nothing of the purchaser, but the dates suggest that those were the days of hunting in a simple form. There were no deer or turkeys in the area at that time, and hunting then basically meant squirrels and rabbits. An occasional duck would figure into Mississippi the equation, as Outdoors would the then ubiquitous quail. by Tony Kinton All would ultimately be cooked and put on the table. And Mr. Scott’s shotgun would likely have been, like those of his comrades, a single-barrel 12-gauge. Maybe a Nitro Hunter in the configuration commonly called a Long Tom. Clothes? Certainly not modern camouflage. Those men probably wore denim overalls and a green or plaid cotton shirt.

And if the weather was particularly brisk, a loose denim jacket would have complemented the outfit. There would have been a tattered game vest and floppy felt hat as well. And black rubber boots. And they hunted close to home— along the banks of a local creek or river. No distant travel for the majority of these gentlemen. Most probably went afoot on any given morning before returning to the farm for that daily routine. If, however, they did travel and stay a day or two, it was to a quiet camp spot beside a nearby stream. Housing was


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canvas tents, and it was a grand adventure for most. My grandfather owned a country store when I was a child. I recall seeing those old hunters gather there to buy cheese and crackers and sardines for a camp-out squirrel hunt to the Pearl

River swamp. It was all exotic and exciting even though I was too young to participate. It was a ritual I promised myself to experience when I was older, and that I did. Still do. And I do so in that informal, simple manner as those men. I hope to continue for several

more years. It was then and is now too good to miss. I owe Jerry Thomas a debt of gratitude for sending me on another brief but enthralling journey into wonderment. And all the result of an old hunting license.

Tony Kinton has been an active outdoors writer for 30 years. His books, “Outside and Other Reflections,” “Fishing Mississippi” and his new Christian historical romance novel, “Summer Lightning Distant Thunder,” are available in bookstores and from the author at www.tonykinton.com, or P.O. Box 88, Carthage, MS 39051.

A sad anniversary: When war spilled into Mississippi t was one of those coincidences that happens in order to help you along from time to time. This coincidence came to me in the mail. It was a letter from the Enterprise Woman’s Club announcing their dedication of a marker at the Enterprise Confederate Cemetery on the 21st of this month. The marker lists the previously unknown names of 219 of the soldiers buried there. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence on the part of the club or if they carefully planned it this way, but April of 1862, exactly 150 years ago this year, would have been about the time the first of those soldiers was buried in that cemetery. This letter coming in when it did was a coincidence for me. I was planning to write this column about the arrival of the actual fighting of the Civil War in Mississippi 150 years ago this month. And the cemetery at Enterprise is a byproduct of the beginning of those battles. The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is being marked right now, starting with the firing on Fort Sumter, S.C., in 1861

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and pretty much ending with General Lee’s surrender in 1865. Mississippi seceded from the Union right behind South Carolina in January of 1861. And it had been a quiet year and a few months here since then. Most of the fighting had been in Virginia with some exceptions. But in April, 150 years ago, the war came to Mississippi’s doorstep with the Battles of Pittsburg Landing on April 6 and Shiloh on April 7 just across the Tennessee line from Corinth. On April 8 the Confederates moved into Corinth and Mississippi immediately started sending the Seen wounded farther by Walt Grayson south on the Mobile and Ohio railroad for care and comfort. Ironically, it was the Mobile and Ohio Railroad that attracted the Union Army to that part of the country in the first place. The railroad was a strategic weapon in the Civil War. For the first time in the history of warfare, entire armies could be transported from place to place at the speed of a train instead of at the speed of marching. The telegraph was also used extensively during the war.

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So destroying telegraph lines and destroying railroads was a goal of the opposing forces to impede reinforcements from being brought up to join a battle. Corinth was a prized target because not only did the Mobile and Ohio railroad run north-south through the town, but it intersected with the Memphis and Charleston railroad in Corinth that ran east-west. Take Corinth and all sorts of rail traffic could be interrupted in all directions. But the rails played another role in troop transport after Shiloh, the removal of the wounded to safe places southward. Every town along the tracks as far south as Columbus, Meridian and Enterprise took in as many of the wounded as they thought they could. And these weren’t just Confederate wounded but Union, too. All piled into trains to get help somewhere away from the battle to either recover or die. And most of them died. As a result, there is a string of Confederate Cemeteries all along the old railroad route in east Mississippi.

A monument listing the names of 219 of the dead will be dedicated April 21 at the Confederate Cemetery at Enterprise. The wounded from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, 150 years ago this year, populate many of these kinds of cemeteries in east Mississippi. Photo: Walt Grayson

At first, Union soldiers were buried there, too. But after the war, the Union dead were removed to National Cemeteries like Shiloh and Vicksburg and elsewhere. So, 150 years ago this month the anticipated fighting finally made it to Mississippi. And at the Battle of Shiloh the dead, wounded and missing discovered first hand that war is serious stuff. And Confederate cemeteries came into existence in Mississippi. Walt Grayson is the host of “Mississippi Roads” on Mississippi Public Broadcasting television, and the author of two “Looking Around Mississippi” books and “Oh! That Reminds Me: More Mississippi Homegrown Stories.” To contact Grayson, send email to walt@ waltgrayson.com.


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Waits receives national honor Hobson Waits, long-time CEO of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, was recently recognized for his 37-year career of dedicated service to the association. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) honored Waits with its 2012 President’s Award. Waits’ leadership was essential to uniting Mississippi’s independent electric power associations, an effort that took large-scale cooperation and resulted in benefits for the state’s cooperative consumers. He also played a critical role in leading the state’s co-ops’ restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which affected service to more than 70 percent of their 740,000 electric meters. “Hobson was a champion for Mississippi’s 26 electric cooperatives throughout his long career. His work in uniting the state’s electric power associations helped give co-ops political strength, and his work led co-ops to overcome many challenges,” said NRECA CEO Glenn English. “Hobson provided strong leadership and was instrumental in educating government leaders on the important issues facing our cooperative members,” said Michael Callahan, who succeeded Waits as CEO. “His advice was solid and, most of all, trusted. Under his leadership, the statewide association became a strong voice and is recognized as one of the strongest grassroot organizations for the people of our state.” Hobson and his wife, Mary Louise, reside in Brandon. The President’s Award is one of the highest honors presented by NRECA, a national service organization that represents more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumerowned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states. Hobson Waits, right, pictured with wife Mary Louise Waits and Ron Stewart, senior vice president of Electric Power Associations of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2012 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association President’s Award.

NEWS BRIEFS You may have unclaimed money One out of four people in Mississippi has money on the Unclaimed Property list at the state treasurer’s office. Businesses, organizations and other groups also have money in unclaimed property. Treasurer Lynn Fitch says thousands of people phoned in to a special call center in February, allowing another $1.8 million to go back to taxpayers—in addition to the more than $3 million Fitch identified and returned her first 45 days in office. Why would you have unclaimed money? The Unclaimed Property Law requires “holders”such as financial institutions, utility companies, government agencies, retail businesses and insurance companies to deliver money and stock to the state treasurer’s office after there has been no customer contact for five years. Often the owner moves or forgets the account exists. In some cases, the owner dies and the heirs have no knowledge of the money. There are two ways to see if your name is on the list. Go to www.treasury.ms.gov/unclaimed or call the treasurer’s office at 601-359-3600.

Council to fund scholarships The Mississippi Council of Cooperatives (MCC) is sponsoring two $1,000 annual scholarships through endowments. The scholarships recognize two longtime, outstanding cooperative leaders. The Hobson Waits Cooperative Leadership Scholarship will be available through the University of Mississippi. The recipient will be a full-time, entering freshman in the School of Business Administration. Visit www.olemiss.edu and go to Financial Aid for details. The L.L. “Red” Monroe Cooperative Scholarship is available for students attending Mississippi State University and enrolling in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. For more information, visit www.msstate.edu. MCC is the principal organization charged with promoting cooperatives in the state. Made up of local, state and regional cooperatives, the Council’s membership represents nearly every type of co-op operating in Mississippi, including agricultural, electric power associations, marketing and food.


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Choose hardy wisterias for colorful hanging flowers very spring, I look forward to seeing wisterias bloom. It’s incredible how high these vines can climb into trees. They are a familiar sight along roadsides, and I really enjoy the 55-mile-per-hour flower show I get as I drive along the highways in Mississippi. In this setting, these vigorous and aggressive vines seem to be out of reach for the ordinary home landscape. But wisteria vines can actually be used in a more confined space, assuming you are committed to keeping the vine in place through training and pruning. Never allow wisteria vines to grow randomly. Consistent pruning will help control this vine’s vigorous growth and actually promote more flowering each spring. Wisterias make great landscape plants because they are hardy and can be extremely long-lived. If you provide a sturdy trellis or pergola, this climbing vine can provide beneficial summer shade. But be careful where you grow it. The plant climbs using twining stems that grab hold of any structure available. Wisterias can be trained into shrub

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form using judicious pruning and training of the main stem, much like the training used for growing grape vines. The older wisteria trunks can be extremely twisted and many inches in diameter. Wisteria’s landscape value is enhanced in the spring by its pendulous flowers. Along the road, we commonly see purple and white colors. For the landscape, the nursery trade has a variety of colorful selections including white, pink and blue. These colors often are grafted plants. Check with your local garden centers Southern for availability. There are two Gardening species commonly by Dr. Gary Bachman found for the landscape. The Japanese wisteria, Wisteria floribunda, is perhaps the most common. Its pendulous flower clusters open along with the emerging foliage. The other species is Chinese wisteria, or Wisteria sinensis. The flower clusters of the Chinese wisteria are up to 12

inches long or more. The flowers open before the foliage emerges. The timing of flowering is very close to the flowering dogwood, and these would make a fantastic combination planting in the landscape. Always plant wisterias in full sun to get the most out of their beautiful spring flowers. The soil needs to be consistently moist and fertile. Use high-quality compost and a controlled-release fertilizer after flowering. Sometimes home gardeners can be frustrated by a lack of flowering. If this is the case with your vine, make sure the wisteria is receiving enough sunlight and use fertilizers that are lower in nitrogen.

Purple and white are the most common wisteria colors, but nurseries also offer selections in pink and blue. Wisterias can be trained to grow in shrub form or in tree form. Photo: Gary Bachman

Also, once planted, wisterias do not like to have their roots disturbed. They will not tolerate transplanting, especially if transplanted after several years in one location. Dr. Gary Bachman is MSU horticulturist at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi.


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Singing River Electric was pleased to present a $740,000 zero-interest loan by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Service to Mississippi Export Railroad. The railroad will use the $740,000 loan to construct a new barge-to-rail trans-loading facility and bulkhead. It will provide customers access to barge services to load and unload freight commodities that will continue to their final destination by another form of transportation. The facility will be located along the north bank of the Escatawpa River between the U.S. Highway 63 Bridge and the railroad right of way. “This facility is unique to the area and it not only provides economic development for new businesses but also assists industries already providing local jobs in Jackson County,” said

Singing River Electric General Manager Lee Hedegaard. The electric cooperative does not fund the loan but applies for the loan and passes it through to the recipient to help fund their approved economic development project. The purpose of the Rural Economic Development (RED) Loan and Grant program is to leverage private and other public funding to expand the economic base of rural communities. Under the RED loan program, USDA provides zero-interest loans to local utilities, which in turn pass through the loans to local businesses for projects that will create and retain employment in rural areas.

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(l to r) Singing River Electric General Manager and CEO Lee Hedegaard presents a zero-interest loan check to Mississippi Export Railroad Vice-President Dederia Demouey and MER President Greg Luce along with SRE Assistant Manager Mike Smith.

Dederia Demouey, Vice President of Mississippi Export Railroad said, "The loan assists the railroad in making investments in the community to provide new jobs while adding new services for customers."

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Provides future leaders with insight to cooperatives The 2012 Electric Power Associations of Mississippi Youth Leadership Workshop brought together future leaders from across Mississippi in an educational and enjoyable atmosphere. At this workshop, some of Mississippi’s brightest high school juniors learn about leadership development, future opportunities and the importance of making good decisions. A total of 70 students attended the 26th annual three-day workshop. Harley Byrd of Perry Central High School and Sydney Spradlin of East Central High School attended the workshop and were sponsored by Singing River Electric Power Association. The workshop took place Feb. 29-March 2 in downtown Jackson. The students participated in various team-building activities, heard speeches from motivational speakers, enjoyed a breakfast with their state legislators and toured the state Capitol. The purpose of the workshop is to recognize outstanding young people and provide a hands-on learning experience to better prepare them for a lifetime of leadership. While touring the Capitol, the students were able to take a closer look at state government while visiting the Senate and House Galleries. Students listened to members of the House of Representatives discuss House Bill 888, dealing with charter schools. This was a unique opportunity for the students to witness legislation that could directly affect them. Students participated in activities that pushed them to work together as a team.“We use the cooperative business model to demonstrate the importance of working together to accomplish your goals,” said Ron Stewart, statewide program coordinator. The students were divided into small groups and given assignments. They quickly realized the importance of listening to others and working together. The small groups allowed the students to interact on a more personal level while getting to know students from across the state. During workshop activities, students were encouraged to exercise critical thinking skills. A Town Hall Meeting allowed them to divide into groups and discuss problems and issues that are affecting their daily lives. The students also

developed solutions that could be implemented to better their schools and communities. Singing River Electric is a proud sponsor of the program. “The workshop is a great opportunity for these students. We are proud to be a part of this amazing program, investing in the lives of these outstanding young people, who will one day be the leaders of this country,” said Lee Hedegaard, general manager and CEO of Singing River Electric.“The program is a valuable resource, designed to sharpen the leadership abilities these students already possess.” In June, Harley and Sydney will travel with the youth group to Washington, D.C. The seven-day trip will include visits to all of the popular monuments and memorials, as well as meetings with Mississippi’s congressional delegation during a visit to Capitol Hill.

Above: Sydney Spradlin (left) and Harley Byrd visit the state Capitol. Upper left: Sydney and Harley visit with their state legislators. From left are Rep. Manly Barton, Sydney, Rep. Dennis DeBar, Jr., Sen. Michael Watson, Harley and Sen. Phillip Gandy. Lower left: Harley (left) and Sydney work together during a team-building exercise. At left: Sen. Michael Watson gives Harley and Sydney a personal tour of the Senate floor at the state Capitol.


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Smoked Paprika Roasted Salmon with Wilted Spinach

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Haley Barbour’s Chicken 4 skinless chicken breasts Soy sauce 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. curry powder 4 slices onion

4 slices green pepper 4 thick slices tomato (optional) 1 (4.5-oz.) can sliced mushrooms, drained, or 1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 cup water

Coat breasts well in soy sauce and place in a baking pan or heavy-duty foil. Sprinkle with pepper, paprika and curry powder. Layer sliced onions, peppers, tomato and mushrooms on top. Pour more soy sauce over breasts. Add water. Cover tightly and bake at 350 F until chicken is tender, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Serves 4.

Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 1 pkg. plain white cake mix 1 pkg. strawberry gelatin 1 cup mashed strawberries with juice

1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup whole milk 4 large eggs

Combine cake mix, strawberry gelatin, mashed strawberries, oil, milk and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Strawberries should be well blended. Divide batter among 3 (9-inch) cake pans. Bake at 350 F until lightly browned, about 28 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pans, on racks, for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool, on racks, for 30 minutes. Frosting: 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1 stick butter, softened

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar 3/4 cup mashed strawberries, drained

Combine cream cheese and butter. Mix on low speed for 1 minute. Add sugar and strawberries. Blend frosting on low until sugar is incorporated. Frost layers, top and sides of cooled cake.

1/4 cup orange juice 2 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive or vegetable oil 2 tsp. thyme leaves, divided 2 lbs. salmon fillets 1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. smoked paprika 1/2 tsp. sea salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. grated orange peel 1 (10-oz.) bag spinach leaves

Combine orange juice, 2 tablespoons of the oil and 1 teaspoon of the thyme in a dish. Add salmon; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Combine brown sugar, paprika, salt, cinnamon, remaining thyme and orange peel. Remove salmon from marinade and place in a foil-lined baking pan. Discard any remaining marinade. Rub top of salmon with spice mixture. Roast at 400 F for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily. Heat remaining oil in a skillet. Add spinach; cook 2 minutes, or until wilted. Serve with salmon.

Crab Meat Louis 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup chili sauce 1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic 1/2 cup minced green onions 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish 1/3 cup minced celery 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. salt 1 lb. crab meat Lettuce

Combine all ingredients except crab meat and lettuce. Whisk until mixed. Place crab meat on beds of lettuce and pour sauce on top. Serves 4.

Country Apple Dumplings 2 large Granny Smith apples 2 (10-oz.) cans refrigerated crescent roll dough 1 cup butter

1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 (12-oz.) can Mountain Dew

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Peel and core apples; cut into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent dough, starting at smallest end. Pinch to seal and place into baking dish. Melt butter in small saucepan. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apple dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew over dumplings. Bake 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.


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AllTVs look alike? re you really sure you want a TV in our bedroom?” Mr. Roy asked me. He’s also my husband of longstanding. “It’s been over 20 years since I made the decision that a TV was a waste of time in the bedroom, since it would only be used at night. I was probably right. I’ve read my Bible much more and read oodles of books Grin ‘n’ since we banished Bare It the TV.” by Kay Grafe “Then why have you changed your mind?” he said. “When I was sick in bed for a week after our trip to Israel, I didn’t feel like reading, but I felt like listening and opening my eyes occasionally. I didn’t know what was happening in our area or the latest on the Republican race for the nomination. I decided then that a television could entertain me and I wouldn’t have to use my brain.” That’s when he said, “You’re going shopping with me this time. Over the years when we needed a TV you sent me—except for the time you wanted to match a console with the furniture in our den.” “Not true,” I said. “When we got married and you were in the Army, we went together to buy our first TV. The table model cost $160, which in today’s money would be over a thousand dollars. It was a black-and-white 16-inch. We paid it off monthly.” He laughed. “Yep. We paid $10 a month. We were thrilled to have a television set. OK, grab your coat and let’s go,” he said. “I sure will. This time we’ll get a pretty one for a change.” As we drove to Mobile, Mr. Roy told me that when he was growing up very few people owned TV sets in Lucedale, so on Saturday nights folks would gather around Payne’s Furniture store—it had a large showcase window with a television

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Friday night features headliner Easton Corbin along with Honey Island Swamp Band, Band Camp, Jason Jones & the Dirty Guv'Nahs. Saturday night features headliner Dirty Dozen Brass Band along with Projekt Band, The Chill, Bobby Rush, & Patrick Smith Band.

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Over 150 vendors around Old Court House Museum

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set that stayed on. I looked at him amazed. “Wow, you must really be old.” “What’s age got to do with buying a new TV? Other than the fact that they have improved with age. And by the way, there’s not but five years difference in our ages. If I’m old, so are you!” We walked into Best Buy and went back to the TV section. I circled the sets and looked at them carefully. When the salesman came up, I asked him where the attractive sets were located. “Ma’am, this is all we have.” “What about dark oak consoles? Do those have to be ordered?” I asked. He looked at Mr. Roy and my husband just shook his head. “These look alike. They’re all trimmed in black,” I said. “Yes, that’s right,” the salesman said. Mr. Roy walked over to a collection of ugly, blacked-trimmed TVs and motioned for me to come. “One of these will fit in our bedroom,” he said. “It’s not pretty, nor does it even have a stand to set it on,” I groaned. The salesman spoke up. “These hang on the wall.” I looked at him like he was crazy. “You mean like a picture?” “Yes, see how thin it is. These fit flat against the wall.” I cleared my throat. “I’ll tell you one thing, sir, I wouldn’t put that monstrosity on the wall next to my beautiful artwork. It took years for us to collect nice paintings, and now we’re suppose to hang a black, shiny, flat ‘thing’ right next to them? Roy, tell him to show us something else.” Mr. Roy gave me a half grin. “Honey, it’s either this one or nothing.” I folded. In my once picturesque bedroom, hanging on the wall next to my favorite Patty Bannister painting, is a thin, blacktrimmed television. And one night when I don’t want to use my brain, I might turn it on. Kay Grafe is the author of “Oh My Gosh, Virginia.” To order, send name, address, phone number and $16.95, plus $3.50 S&H to Kay Grafe, 2142 Fig Farm Road, Lucedale, MS 39452.


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B. DiAnne Smith, Clarksdale C. Becky Cook, Carthage; Central EPA D. Kelsey Farr, Carriere; Coast EPA E. Donna Parker, Wetumpka, Ala. F. Sandy Warren, Benton; Yazoo Valley EPA G. Pamela Williams, Osyka; Magnolia EPA H. Melissa Campbell, Pontotoc; Pontotoc EPA I. Cristina Dibonaventura, Waveland J. Theresa Crosby, Hazlehurst; Southern Pine EPA K. Kelsey Farr, Carriere; Coast EPA L. Evelyn Carter, Columbus M. Michelle Edwards, Grenada N. Henry L. Davis II, Alcorn State O. Terri Salim, Florence; Southern Pine EPA P. Pamela Williams, Osyka; Magnolia EPA Q. Becky Cook, Carthage; Central EPA R. Sandy Warren, Benton; Yazoo Valley EPA S. Michelle Edwards, Grenada

U. Tom Spatig, Olive Branch; Northcentral EPA V. John W. McBryde, Cedar Bluff; 4-County EPA W. Khalid Duncan, Petal; Dixie EPA X. Annette Melerine, Biloxi Y. Carolyn Forbes, Foxworth; Pearl River Valley EPA Z. Jo Anne Bass, Hattiesburg; Pearl River Valley EPA On the cover: Tire swing “O” by Ann H. Burkes, Decatur; Southern Pine EPA

Our next theme: My Best Shot Show off your best photo(s) by sending it to Picture This. Selected photos will appear in our July issue. Photos must be emailed or postmarked by June 18. For full submission guidelines, visit ww.todayinmississippi.com, email news@epaofms.com or call 601-605-8600.


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Camp and Jam / Magnolia State Bluegrass p.m. Free. Community Center. Details: 601-445Association Spring Show, April 23-28, Polkville. 9311, 601-334-0033. Camp and Jam April 23-26; Spring Show April 27Gautier Garden Club Plant Sale, May 3-5, 28. Music Barn. Details: 601-946-0280, Gautier. Plants, shrubs, trees; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. at 420 601-955-9182. Hwy. 90. Details: 228-369-5184. Rowdy Friends Tour With Hank Williams Jr., River to the Rails, May 4-5, Greenwood. Live altApril 27, Southaven. Admission; 7 p.m. Landers country, blues music. BBQ competition, juried art Center. Details: 662-470-2131. show, farmers market, pet parade and kids’ activiWesson’s Founders Day, April 27-28, Wesson. ties. Downtown. Details: 662-453-7625; Gospel singing April 27. Arts and crafts, flea marwww.rivertotherails.org. Submissions should reach us at least two months prior to the event date and must include a phone number with area ket, kids’ rides, parade, entertainment, street Okatoma Festival, May 5, Collins. Featuring Paul code for publication. Mail submissions to Mississippi Events, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158dance featuring Cowboy Blues Band. Details: 601Ott. Run/walk, fair rides, arts, crafts, health fair, 3300; fax to (601) 605-8601; or e-mail to news@epaofms.com. Event details are subject to change. We recommend call- 643-5000. entertainment, quilt show, more. Details: 601-765ing to confirm dates and times before traveling. For more events, go to www.visitmississippi.org. Breath of Spring Gala: “Dancing With the Stars 6012; www.covingtonchamber.com. Returns DeSoto Style,” April 28, Southaven. Day in the Park, May 5, Morton. Arts, crafts, 5K Smokin’ on the Tracks Barbecue Cook-off and Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Live entertainment, dinner, silent auction; 6-11 run, antique tractors, entertainment, domino tourArt Show, April 13-14, Summit. Block party Friday; p.m. Admission. Landers Center. Art, through June 24, Jackson. Forty works by nament, more. Sunny Sweeny in concert, 8 p.m. art sale, barbecue competition with cash prizes renowned African-American artists spanning 150 Details: 662-393-9848. Farris Municipal Park. Details: 601-732-8609, 601Saturday. Robb Street. Details: 601-276-7764, 601- Earth Day at the Arboretum, April 28, Picayune. years. Free. Mississippi Museum of Art. Details: 732-6252. 551-7764. 601-960-1515; www.msmuseumart.org. Exhibits, educational stations, special program; 10 Springfest, May 5, Divide. Auction, door prizes, Hattiesburg Zoo Birthday Bash, April 14, Spring Plant Sale, April 7-8, Picayune. Native a.m.- 2 p.m. Admission. Crosby Arboretum. Details: food, singing, flea market, more. Divide M.P. Hattiesburg. 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