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Youth Tour an opportunity to connect with family history This month CEO Michael Callahan steps aside to allow his son, Michael H. Callahan, to reflect on his experiences at the recent Mississippi Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. was fortunate to be chosen to participate in the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi 2014 Youth Leadership Program in Washington, D.C, along with 64 other rising high school seniors. We started our week-long adventure out of Jackson June 14 and were able to see the Washington Monument on our first evening of arrival. I had been to the Washington Monument before, but last time it was closed. This time I was thrilled to be able to view all of the sights that Washington has to offer. One of my favorite views was of the World War II Memorial. I have never had the opportunity to see this particular monument and was really looking forward to seeing it in person. I have a great-great-uncle who fought in the Pacific during World War II and he trained at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, where he met his wife. I also had a great-grandfather who was an airplane mechanic, and his wife, my great-grandmother, packed parachutes. Since my connection with airplanes began with my great-grandfather talking about his service when I was younger, I was especially excited to visit the Smithsonian Institution. There I spent all my time in the National Air and Space Museum. Drawn to fighter planes, I looked at those flown during World War II. The Supermarine Spitfire is a fighter plane that was developed during the early stages of World War II to combat the German blitzkrieg. This plane helped turn the tide of the war and prevented Germany from conquering Great Britain. Many consider the the North American P-51D Mustang to be the


On the cover Sixty-five fortunate Mississippi students spent a week of their summer vacation touring Washington, D.C., during the 28th annual Mississippi Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Highlights included visits to the U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Institution, major monuments and the National Cathedral. See story on page 5.

best plane of World War II. I believe it may be the plane that my great-grandfather worked on during the war. This is also the plane the Tuskegee Airmen flew during the war. The movie “Red Tails” used this same plane. I felt such a sense of pride knowing that my great-grandfather helped to build these amazing aircraft. I would have loved to have spent my entire week learning these marvels of My Opinion about history, but there was Michael H. Callahan more to see and experi2014 Youth Tour ence. Participant Later in the week we visited the Capitol. Rep. Gregg Harper took time out of his busy schedule to give the Youth Leadership Program representatives from Mississippi a tour of the Capitol, including a trip to the floor of the House of Representatives. Next we visited with Sen. Roger Wicker at his office. The group then split up by our congressional districts to see our representative. It just so happens that my district representative is Gregg Harper. Rep. Harper took the time to meet each of us individually and tried to get to know us not as a group but as a person. I was so impressed that both Sen. Wicker and Rep. Harper would take the time to visit with a group of school kids who aren’t even of voting age! The week flew by and before I knew it I was left with only the memories, headed back to my home in Mississippi. The 2014 Youth Leadership Program in Washington, D.C., was an amazing experience that I will never forget. JOIN TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI


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Woodworth Chapel, located on the campus of Tougaloo College in Madison County, served as a meeting place for leaders and activists during the Civil Rights Movement. A brick plaza honors individuals who contributed to the movement. Built in 1901, the chapel was restored in 2002. The church congregation, Union United Church of Christ, can trace its roots to the late 1800s.

Mississippi is a hot and sticky mid-July day, working down in a swamp somewhere cutting a new power line right-of-way. Wading through the water about waist deep. Swatting at mosquitoes and gnats. Snakes and alligators are sometimes near but they stay away from us. The power company is behind us in a derrick truck, framing and setting poles, sometimes spinning and bogging down and winching through mud holes. When the right-of-way is cut and the power lines are up, the linemen make it “hot.” The consumer comes home and turns the lights and air conditioner on. — Daniel Ford, Brooklyn Eighty-four years a Mississippi man, me and my Bassett hound, “Abby-can.” A beautiful morning, a beautiful sky, I as a question, she opens one eye. There is no answer, she doesn’t even try. The tall pine trees, reaching for the sky, The needles tickle the clouds as they float by. Many blessings we have, my hound dog and me. Mississippi! Who could ask for anything more? — Noah Johnson, Success Mississippi is my quiet, peaceful, country road that I can walk safely every afternoon and enjoy God’s creation. The fields of fresh cut hay. The cows and donkeys grazing. The birds chirping happily. The beautiful clouds drifting in the sky. A fox squirrel pausing to check me out. A rabbit on his routine path. My 93-year-old mom waving from her porch. It’s wonderful Christian neighbors who support and look out for one another. — Nancy Dearman, Laurel

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In the works:

A special camp for special kids Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation

By Debbie Stringer “There are children who have Summer camp is a fun and enriching experience for never spent the night away from all kids, but especially those with a serious illness or a hospital because they have physical disability. For these children, summer camp been on a ventilator since offers a rare opportunity to make friends with others birth, and some of them are Crystal Sprin coping with the same health issues. It’s a welcomed teenagers,” Kitchens said. gs resident M ary Kit a special-need escape from the stressful routine of medical care, for “They will be able to come out s camp to serv chens created the Mississ ippi’s Toughes e children an d adults with t Kids Founda both campers and their families. here and spend the night. The docserious illnes tion to build s or physical disability. Dozens of organizations in Mississippi conduct sumtors are going to make sure to design it right so they can.” Jim mer camps for children suffering from cancer, epilepsy, Every building and activity in the camp will be handi- Kitchens, a state Supreme Court justice, Mary Kitchens created the MTK Foundamuscular dystrophy, sickle cell or other health issues. The cap accessible. Every camper will have the opportunity tion in 2008 as a 501c3 nonprofit organization steered problem is that most of these groups don’t have their own to ride a horse, explore a nature trail, swim, visit a treeby a board of directors. She has visited special-needs specialized facility; they meet at state parks, church camp- house, play games, wade in a creek and enjoy many grounds and other sites that were designed for use by the other activities. Qualified specialists will assist in certain camps in seven states so far to learn how they got started, get recommendations and identify problems. general public, not by little folks with extraordinary needs activities such as archery and a ropes course. After MTK purchased the Copiah County acreage last in daily medical care and accessibility. “We don’t want anybody to be told that because Most other states in the region have a year-round you’re disabled, you can’t ride the horse or you can’t get year, a detailed plan was developed for the site. The clay camp built specifically for children with special needs; in the boat. We want everybody to do everything that the soil is suitable for building a lake and the area’s level terrain will make access easier for campers in wheelchairs. Mississippi children may travel to camps as far away as camp provides, and if they can’t do it, we don’t need to The only thing lacking is adequate funding. MTK is Kentucky and Texas to participate. have it there,” Kitchens said. seeking donations from individuals, businesses and corMary Kitchens of Crystal Springs is working to The camp has the potential to attract thousands of porations to raise money for building, equipping and change that. As founder and director of the Mississippi’s campers each year from Mississippi and other states, she maintaining the camp. Toughest Kids Foundation (MTK), she is leading efforts said. The Mississippi Legislature has approved a special to build a special-needs camp for children and adults to Kitchens’ passion for the project is rooted in her own license tag bearing the MTK logo, which will go into enjoy at no cost to their families. family’s experience. Her son Dan was diagnosed with production after 300 applications are collected by OctoLocated on 326 acres in northwestern Copiah Coun- cancer at age 3 and endured two years of treatment ber. MTK will receive $24 of the tag’s $31 fee. ty, MTK’s planned facility is intended including radiation and chemotherapy. Other fundraising activities, ranging from festival to serve as a permanent host for organi“That threw us into world that we probably zations such as Camp Rainbow, which would not have known about or been a part booths to garage sales to jewelry parties, are conducted “It is very hard for of if he hadn’t had cancer,” she said. by members of Friends of MTK. “My goal has been to holds an annual summer camp for start groups like this around the state since this is a camp school-age cancer patients and surDan was 9 when he became one of parents of children facility for the whole state,” Kitchens said. vivors. Camp Rainbow’s first campers in 1984. with special needs She makes frequent presentations throughout the Funded by donations, MTK’s facili“Knowing that our son would have fun, state and is available to advise on starting a local Friends ty will offer amenities not available at to let them out of while at the same time knowing that his group. other camps in the state, including the doctors and nurses from UMC would be their sight, but the MTK emails newsletters to inform camp organizaability to conduct kidney dialysis; a there with him, meant that I could comparents need that pletely relax; they knew him, knew his tions and supporters of the project’s progress and to profully stocked infirmary; duplex cabins with accommodations for medical time ‘off duty’ every medical background and had the expertise mote fund-raising events. Kitchens envisions a facility capable of serving many equipment and nursing care at each to handle any crisis that might arise,” once in a while.” people in many different ways. Its recreational therapy bed; a full-time nurse on staff; covered Kitchens said. could extend to nursing home residents, foster children walkways; a site plan that clusters “It is very hard for parents of children – Mary Kitchens and the mentally ill. So far, no limits block her view of buildings to minimize walking diswith special needs to let them out of their its possibilities. tances; wheelchair-accessible bath facilisight, but the parents need that time ‘off “I can just see a bunch of kids sitting in the creek and ties; year-round availability to campers; and invitations duty’ every once in a while.” eating watermelon. I think it’s going to be great.” for siblings to join in the fun. Now an attorney practicing in Crystal Springs, Dan For more information or to subscribe to the email Participating camp organizations will bring their own has returned each year to Camp Rainbow as a volunteer medical professionals and specialists to care for the chil- counselor or director. His brothers, Matt and John, also newsletter, contact Mary Kitchens at mstoughkids@, go to or call 601-892dren while at camp. are volunteers. Mary Kitchens has been a frequent vol1117. Call MTK to have an application for the license tag Doctors at Blair Batson Children’s Hospital are help- unteer and camp director. mailed to you. ing to design the MTK camp’s infirmary. With the support of her family, including husband

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Sixty-five of Mississippi’s finest high school juniors spent part of their summer vacation inspires young people to make a difference in their communities. These are our future exploring the nation’s capital and making new friends, courtesy of their electric power decision makers who will influence our local, state and national policies. For this reason, association. the Youth Leadership Program is invaluable for Mississippi’s youth.” As participants in the 28th annual Mississippi Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, the stu2014 Mississippi Youth Tour delegates and their sponsoring electric power associations dents visited many of Washington’s most significant historic and are Alcorn County EPA: Madison Bickert, Alissa Ann Williams; cultural sites during the weeklong trip. They also took part in Central EPA: Abbey Adams, James Halbrook, Laryssa McBeath; special events with more than 1,600 participants from other Coast EPA: Chet Dastugue, Matt Edwards, Clay Garrett, Caleb states as a part of the 50th anniversary of the national electric Hebert, Cassidy Monk, Neely Walker; Dixie EPA: Brooke Bullock, cooperative program. Obrie Scarbrough; East Mississippi EPA: Jarrius Carter, Ty Fulton; A highlight was a visit to the U.S. Capitol, where Rep. Gregg 4-County EPA: John Taylor Champion, Jena Dees, Tanner Fant; Harper took the Mississippi students to the floor of the U.S. Magnolia EPA: Mitch Fortenberry, Brittany McGuire; Natchez House of Representatives before the Congressmen convened. Trace EPA: Kristen Marsh, Audrey Moore; North East Mississippi Rep. Harper also personally took the students onto the inaugural EPA: Walker Abel, Lizzie Gardner, Desirae Gladney, Alli Haybalcony that overlooks the Washington Mall. Each student had ward, Lindsey Ann Hill, Jack McClure, Abbey Pate; Northcentral the opportunity to visit the office of his or her Congressman. EPA: Maura Jane Autry, Kyle Brassell, Jordan Galtelli, Teresa “We are strong advocates of “I am so grateful for the dedication Dixie Electric and the Elecproviding resources to educate and Garcia, Ericka James, Kennedy Johnson, Spencer Johnson, tric Power Associations of Mississippi has to promoting and nurMicah Nichols, Camille Wehrman; Pearl River Valley EPA: Kelvin encourage our young people.” turing the leaders of tomorrow,” said participant Brooke Bullock, Alford, Zachary Broom; Singing River EPA: Hunter Cooper, Grace Ron Stewart of Petal. Munro, Jacob Rogers; Southern Pine EPA: Reagan Holifield, Senior Vice President Brooke was selected during the Youth Leadership Workshop in Woodsen Pryne; Southwest Mississippi EPA: Shelby Coleman, Electric Power Associations of Mississippi March to represent Mississippi on the national Youth Leadership Raigan Smith; Tallahatchie Valley EPA: Marlee Barnett, Ryan Council. The workshop and Youth Tour are components of the Electric Power Associations Darby, Samuel Davis, William Gibson, Trevor Hawthorne, Jaron Vescovo, Jarrett of Mississippi Youth Leadership Program. Participants are chosen through a competitive Williams; Tombigbee EPA: Austin Black, Ben Booth, Katie Hester, Cole Holland, Lily process sponsored by their electric power association. Pittman, Jordan Smith; Twin County EPA: Boddrick Amos, Shelby Ann White; Yazoo Val“We believe in investing in the future leaders of Mississippi,” said Ron Stewart, senior ley EPA and South Mississippi EPA: William Clark, Wister Hitt; Electric Power Associations vice president of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi. “Each year this program of Mississippi: Michael H. Callahan.



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‘Chicken-cooking king’ serves world’s best fried chicken thought it was the best fried chicken I t was azalea time back had ever eaten (while asking Mama and in 2007. I had been Grandmother to forgive me). Then I shooting a story in took another bite. And had to go on Annie Bell Dixon’s and beg the pardon of the old Chicken yard, full of beautiful mature azaleas, out west Box in Greenville at highways 1 and 82 of Fayette. I decided to go home up via where Daddy picked up Sunday dinner after church when I was a boy. Highway 61 to Port Gibson and the And then after another bite, tremNatchez Trace northward. bling, I realized that what I was holding By the time I finished shooting, it even surpassed the fried chicken of The was mid-afternoon and I was getting Carriage House at Stanton Hall in hungry. I recalled the Old Country Natchez. My heretofore stanStore at Lorman had dard for fried chicken! recently converted to a Arthur Davis, aka Mr. D, restaurant. Lorman was on came to Lorman to visit his my way, so I thought I’d son at nearby Alcorn State stop to see if the restaurant University, discovered the was still in business. vacant cavernous building I used to frequent the that once housed the Counoriginal Lorman Old try Store and decided to take Country Store years before. Ernie Breithaupt deliberateMississippi on the challenge of a restaurant. Since then, he and his ly kept it an old-timey store Seen fried chicken have become as for tourists. Tour busses by Walt Grayson much of a tourist destination stopped almost daily so as the original Country Store folks could see button-up ever was. Articles in all sorts of regional shoes, patent medicines and old tools, and national magazines echo what I clothes, and odds and ends. And hand-dipped ice cream! I always said about his chicken: “Best in the world.” rewarded myself with an Old Country Last time we were there, friends told Store ice cream cone on the way home grateful German tourists to go ahead after I had done what I considered a good day’s work in southwest Mississip- and eat the chicken with their fingers. In a YouTube video, Mr. D tells a pi. Sometimes, I would reward myself visitor, “If the Colonel had my recipe, with the ice cream before I did the he’d have been a five-star general!” good day’s work, just knowing I was When you come in he sings his going to. trademark song, “Grandmama was the After Ernie died, the contents of the cornbread-cooking queen.” And ends store and the building itself were auctioned off. Afterward, there were several by crooning, “And I’m the chickencooking king,” to a round of agreeing failed attempts to make a go of the place but nothing worked. That’s why I applause by diners. Brings to mind what Jerry Clower wondered if the restaurant would still used to say: “It ain’t braggin’ if you can be there. But it was. When I walked in, a con- really do it!” And Mr. D is doing it. genial black man shook my hand and introduced himself as “Mr. D.” He Walt Grayson is the host of “Mississippi invited me to sit anywhere and to help Roads” on Mississippi Public Broadcasting myself to his all-you-can-eat buffet. television, and the author of two “Looking “Don’t feel sorry for the cook.” Around Mississippi” books and “Oh! That So I dug in. Greens, corn, blackeyed Reminds Me: More Mississippi Homegrown peas, cobbler. And fried chicken. Man! Stories.” Contact Grayson at That fried chicken! I immediately


Me and Miz Jo with Mr. D, who has become a dear friend over the years. But he still won't give me his secret fried chicken recipe. He is a sincere lover of Mississippi and tourism.



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Highs and lows: Common occurrences of life wind gusts. The only consistent factor o paraphrase Charles Dickens, the times were these afforded was their variables. They blew this way and then that way good; the times were bad. One of those emo- and never abated during daylight hunting hours. The most judicious tional high/low things stalk was soon disturbed by snorting we all encounter while living out the and hoof beats, the secluded herds life that is before us. I was once again picking up errant odors that rode in South Africa, my third trip there, and after two days of hunting I had already been to the proverbial mountain top and dropped to the valley floor three times. This trip, as the one last year, was set up by my friend and Professional Hunter (PH) Louis Steenkamp ( All through the months leading up to the hunt, Louis had kept me well supplied with trail camera photos of one particularly impressive waterbuck. These are grand animals, with horns that can easily reach in excess of 30 inches. The one showing up on the cameras was perhaps 28 Kinton searches thick bushveld, an 1874 Sharps rifle in hand. or better. What an incred- Photo: Richard Wiman ible animal, and I opted those menacing winds. Things weren’t to hunt this specific bull. Nature, however, had plans that would foil the looking as I had hoped they would. And the bushveld itself presented a most arduous efforts. major obstacle. Such terrain can be as Normally a calm and quiet setting, encumbered as a 3-year-old cutover the bushveld was experiencing strong commonly seen right here at home. And while June is late fall and leaves Low Cost Medicare in the veld are normally lying on the Supplement ground, this year was different. AbunInsurance? dant rainfall in May had kept them


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green and attached. Seeing more than that, at least as I interpreted it, point10 yards into the bush was hard ed to real life that comes only through against impossible. I sank into an the symbol for which it was named. I abyss of discouragement. detected tears obscuring my view as I But I stopped and reviewed the sit- stared in silence and reverence. uation. I was in Africa, a ghostly perSunrise that last day was spectacuplexing continent but one filled with lar. Conditions were calm and the mysterious magic that quickens the temperature hovered just at freezing. spirit and hones the senses to their Puffs of fog drifted off with each keenest edge. Upon that consideraexhaled breath. But even with such a tion, I gave thanks for another oppor- promising start, I didn’t take game. It tunity to experience such sensations was now down to the last two hours of and elected to move on. A leopard this hunt. coughed not far away. Following discussion with Louis, I I took time to stroke the finely opted to take a stand in a brush blind blued metal of a Sharps black-powder overlooking an aged holding pen, its cartridge rifle. Its stock now wears fences abandoned and sagging since multiple scars of use, of companionthe last cattle operation here that ship. It is chambered to the .45 - 2ended in the 1960s. A water tank was 1/10” cartridge and is not unlike still in place; wildlife used it from time firearms used right here on this same to time. The sun was already casting red soil in the late 1800s. Taking an its eerie late-day shadows as I slipped animal with it would put me in a 100- the wool on as unobtrusively as I year minority by doing something not could. done with regularity since smokeless There he was—a mature, proud powder captured the huntimpala ram. He crept from ing world at the beginning the bushveld and glided of the 20th century. silently into an opening. A Admiring this quaint and silver blade near the Sharps’ still efficient tool soothed muzzle settled solidly, and a frayed emotions. great cloud of blue-grey The following two days smoke erupted from a were too similar to those thumb-sized black-powder preceding them for my likcartridge. The smell of suling. More wind. But fur permeated the air. There things were changing. lay the ram, grandiose and Mississippi That wind had begun to alluring even in his terminal Outdoors sweep leaves from the posture. I knelt beside him by Tony Kinton bush; tomorrow, the last and offered a prayer of day of the hunt, was prethanksgiving. dicted to be calm. Hope again Before long the ram was processed emerged from drab despair. Perhaps and placed in a cooler. He would the this last would be the one in which I next day be distributed to those who received the blessing of success, at least needed badly this protein source. On as success relates to taking an animal. I that same day I would leave Africa on often question this element as the key a 16-hour flight to Atlanta. I must for measurement, for the outing had make ready for departure. already been immensely successful But before I began that task, I minus firing the Sharps. moved once again to the darkness and That evening I eased away from the looked up. Another prayer of thanksfire pit in an effort to remove any light giving. The times that were bad were save that from the skies. A wool jacket set aside and the times that were good and leather gloves chased the chill. I were embraced. I began expectant stood in awe. Right there, at my finplans for next year. gertips, was the Milky Way, more brilTony Kinton has been an active outdoors liant and expansive than it ever writer for 30 years. His newest book, “Ramappears here. On its edge the Southern bling Through Pleasant Memories,” is now Cross was there, dangling and available. Order from or Kinton’s website: sparkling and inviting in a fashion

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EPA regulations threaten reliability and increase costs

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a draft regulation for existing power plants that could have a real effect on the cost and reliability of electricity in our state. The goal of the new regulation is to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 30 percent from existing power plants in the United States by 2030. Each state has individually been given a reduction target to meet; Mississippi’s target is 37 percent. As you can see, the new rule did not treat all states equally and Mississippi did not fare well. According to South Mississippi Electric (SME), Singing River Electric’s generation and transmission cooperative,

Mississippi’s 2020 target for existing plants is 732 pounds of CO2 per MWh (or 1,000 kWh generated), and 692 pounds per MWh in 2030. This effectively eliminates coal and limits natural gas, since a new, efficient, natural-gas fired combined-cycle plant designed with the most current technology would produce 900 pounds per MWh. This is well above both the 2020 and 2030 emission limits. We are concerned about the stringent limits placed on coal and natural gas because these two resources are the backbone of electric generation resources across the country. ACES, a nationwide energy management company, stated coal and natural gas made up over 75 percent of the generation mix earlier this year when the polar vortex cold gripped our nation. SME’s generation mix was made up of 86.5 percent coal and natural gas in 2013. If coal and natural gas plants do not meet the new EPA mission standards, what will be left to generate power and

keep the lights on in Mississippi? South Mississippi Electric does have some nuclear and hydroelectric power resources, but there are no new nuclear plants or dams being built to make up the large reduction in supply of generation without coal and natural gas. You may ask, what can you do? First, stay informed of changes in EPA regulations regarding emissions and be aware of how these new rulings can affect reliability and cost of power for Mississippi utilities including Singing River Electric. Second, visit or and let the EPA know you are concerned about the issue of electric reliability. Singing River Electric strives to always be a good steward of our environment. We must, however, find a balanced solution to this issue. One that protects and conserves the environment, but also protects and preserves our local economy and allows us to provide you with reliable electric service at the best cost possible.

Mike Smith, General Manager and CEO Singing River Electric

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The summer heat is upon us and your air conditioning system is working hard to keep your home nice and cool. Did you know you can help keep your home cooler by operating your clothes dryer in the cooler times of the day like early morning and in the evening? Another way is to avoid cooking in the oven or on the stove during extremely hot parts of the day. Both of these scenarios create excess moisture in our homes that is either drawn in from outdoors or created through heating. With this added load, your AC unit must run even longer in order to keep humidity low in your home. Being mindful of when you run your clothes dryer and your oven/stove is just one way to help save on your monthly electric bill. For more ways to save, please visit our website at

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New SmartHub app and concerns over EPA regulations on ‘14 AM agenda

Singing River Electric held its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 26, at the headquarters office located in Lucedale. General manager and CEO Mike Smith welcomed attendees and discussed the cooperative’s many 2013 accomplishments. These included: adding a payment kiosk in the Lucedale office drive-through, completing construction of the Sunplex substation in Jackson County and increasing capacity at the Sand Hill substation in Greene County. In addition, Singing River Electric returned $1.7 million in capital credits, helped coordinate a $1.3 million USDA Rural Development loan to George County Supervisors for construction of a wood pellet facility and launched a new mobile payment application. “SmartHub is an app that can be downloaded to your phone and tablet, that allows you to check your account balance, review billing statements,

monitor your daily usage, pay your bill or report a power outage,” said Smith, who demonstrated how to use the SmartHub app on a tablet. Smith went on to discuss how a new Environmental Protection Agency regulation for existing power plants could seriously jeopardize electric reliability in Mississippi. The regulation was released on June 2 and its goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in the U.S. by as much as 30 percent by 2030. Issues with the regulation include how it targets the reduction on a state-by-state basis instead of the usual source-bysource basis. Also, the new rule does not treat all states equally and Mississippi did not fare well with a projected 2030 emission reduction goal of 37 percent, much higher than the national level. In addition, the EPA regulations all but eliminate coal and strictly limit natural gas which made up 86.5 percent of South

Mississippi Electric’s generation resources in 2013. Smith posed this question: without these resources, how will SRE keep the heat on during polar vortex cold like we experienced in south Mississippi earlier this year? Attendees were asked to visit to let the EPA know they were concerned about electric reliability and believe the U.S. needs a common sense solution to conservation that does not impact reliability or the local economy. Auditors then shared how Singing River Electric remains in good financial condition. The meeting concluded after a question and answer session and the re-election of a board member, Greene County resident Andy Hollinghead.

Above, SRE CEO Mike Smith presents the $500 proxy/online vote grand prize to Mary and Jerry Wise of Vancleave. Proxy/online prizes were awarded to select Singing River Electric members who returned their completed proxy by mail or voted online. 2014 Annual Meeting proxy prize winners: Ben Yates of Lucedale ($500) Carl D. Leslie of Moss Point ($250) John W. Fryer, Jr. of Ocean Springs ($250) Howard T. McHenry of Lucedale ($250) Terry Williams of Neely ($250) Donna Hammonds of Gautier ($250) C.J. Rigney of Buckatunna ($250)

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“The 2014 Youth Tour was an amazing experience because I was able to tour Washington, D.C. in a way that was informative, yet fun. The trip also allowed me to discover what I want to do with my future.” -Jacob Rogers

any great men and women have worked and lived in Washington, D.C. Some were vital in the founding of our great nation, while others carry on their traditions. One characteristic that all of those individuals have in common is leadership. The Electric Power Associations of Mississippi held its annual Youth Leadership Tour in June. Sixty-five of Mississippi’s brightest young people met in our nation’s capital for a week-long tour where they were able to see history come to life. From a local, state and national level, cooperatives invest in the future by empowering its youth. Hunter Cooper, Grace Munro and Jacob Rogers represented Singing River Electric during the annual Youth Tour. Grace is the daughter of Dee Dee Munro of Ocean Springs and will be a senior at Ocean Springs High School. Hunter will be a senior at St. Patrick Catholic High School and is the son of Leonard, Jr. and Shannon Cooper of Ocean Springs. Jacob is the son of Branden and Hanna Rogers of Lucedale and will be a senior at George County High School. The seven-day trip featured visits to the major monuments and memorials, including the World War II Memorial, FDR Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. “My favorite part of Youth Tour was making new friends from all over the state, and these friendships will last a lifetime,” said Grace. “I cannot thank Singing River Electric enough for this tremendous experience.” A trip to the top of the Washington Monument was one of the first stops on the tour. While there, the students enjoyed a panoramic view of Washington, D.C. at sunset from the top of the monument. After a drive down Massachusetts Avenue, informally known as Embassy Row, the students were taken on a guided tour of the Washington

National Cathedral, the second largest cathedral in the U.S. Later in the week, the students toured Mt. Vernon, the historic home of George Washington. The students also attended the popular Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial and enjoyed a performance by the U.S. Marine Forces Reserve Band. While visiting Arlington National Cemetery, the students respectfully watched the changing of the guard and were able to participate in a wreath laying ceremony sponsored by the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi. The students spent a day touring the Smithsonian Museums, including the museums of Air and Space, American History, Natural History and the National Gallery of Art. Other popular events of the tour were a stop by Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and an evening cruise down the Potomac River. The students were also able to watch the Washington Nationals play the Atlanta Braves in Nationals Park. In addition to sightseeing, the students attended a Youth Day event with more than 1,600 students representing electric cooperatives from 43 states across the nation. The group also spent a day on Capitol Hill, which began with a special tour of the U.S. House Floor graciously hosted by Rep. Gregg Harper. After the tour, Hunter, Grace and Jacob joined a smaller group to visit with Rep. Steven Palazzo in his D.C. office. The congressman spoke to the group about what it takes to be a leader and the importance of setting goals and striving to achieve them. During the visit to Capitol Hill, students also had the opportunity to meet with Sen. Roger Wicker. The Youth Tour is part of an extensive Youth Leadership Program supported by Singing River Electric. Congratulations to Grace, Hunter, Jacob and all of Mississippi’s Youth Tour participants on their accomplishments.

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With SmartHub you can: – Check your energy use – Review current and past billing history – Pay bill – Contact SRE office – Report an outage

It’s easy to sign up! To sign up through website: 1. Go to and select “Pay Bill.” 2. Enter passphrase, email and password or click “New User” if you do not already have a password.

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‘Mom’s Best’ From Mexican dishes to birthday cakes, Karen Mumbower’s cooking delighted her family and provided her with hours of happiness. The center of her world was her kitchen, according to family members—even after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Karen succumbed to the disease in December 2004, although she never lost hope that she would overcome its challenges. After Karen’s death, Ron Mumbower of Clinton, her husband of 28 years, collected 300 of her recipes for “Mom’s Best,” the cookbook he created for the couple’s four sons. He decided to order extra copies as a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; he serves on the board of the organization’s Alabama-Mississippi chapter. “All the money we receive from this cookbook is going to the MS Society to find a cure for MS,” Mumbower said. To order a copy of “Mom’s Best,” send $15 plus $3 S&H to Ron Mumbower, 136 Kelvin Dr., Clinton, MS 39056. Please include your phone number with order. For more information, call Mumbower at 601-613-9564.

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A Cool Spot where the water runs across the road

By Nancy Jo Maples There’s a spot in Newton County where the water runs across the road. Cool and quiet, it is the sort of place that begs for Sunday afternoon drives. The water flows across a rural road about 10 miles from Decatur. The site, located on Stamper Pond Road, can be accessed off Miss. 489 between Union and Conehatta. Natives of the area call it Stamper’s Pond or simply refer to it as “where the water runs across the road.” Martin W. Stamper moved to the site circa 1860 and operated a grist mill. A post office operated here under the name Stamper from 1889 until 1906. Previously, the area was known as Pinckney. Before it was Pinkney, the Choctaw Indians called it Oka Kapassa which means “cold water.” Regardless of the name, the spring-fed pond and surrounding area are packed with history and have always drawn visitors. The area has been home to a large school, church, Masonic lodge and stores that offered provisions and repairs

for wagon trains traveling through. The pond originates from several springs north of the area that flow to the site. Its overspill trickles down a hill of miniature waterfalls before it gently cascades across the country road, continuing the flow into a stream. In the early 1900s the large pond served as a recreational site, a political rally place and a venue for baptisms. People traveled here to fish, swim or picnic with their families. At one time it had three piers, a diving board, separate dressing houses for men and women and was illuminated by a generator for night-time swimming. The owner at that time, Paul Measell, rented bathing suits for 10 cents and boats for 25 cents because most of his rural guests did not own such accoutrements. Along with the lure of slipping off shoes and wading in cool water at the spot where the water runs across the road is a legend that Stamper’s Pond was one vote shy of becoming the site of Mississippi State University. Yet some say the legend lacks proof. A stone monument erected near

Springwater fills this large pond in Newton County where a former owner once rented bathing suits for 10 cents. The lake’s overspill, top photo, washes across Stamper Pond Road.

the pond states the following: “Stamper Pond Built 1858. Here was first water turbine grist mill and gin in East Mississippi. Former site of Pinckney 1835, giving way to the name of Stamper, Miss. in honor of Martin W. Stamper. Here was (sic) church, stores, post office, etc. as well as largest school in Neshoba, Newton County. Failed by one vote in legislature to locate state college here. Was a repair and provision

stop for wagon trains enroute Tenn. and Ky. to Mobile and return. From here the Pinckney Guard Co B 8th Miss. infantry went to the Civil War losing half of its men. By Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lawrence McMullan, grandson.” Research by local historians with the Newton County Historical and Genealogy Society can be found on the society’s Web page. Their research documents that state legislators initially considered the site for the home of The University of Mississippi but it was eliminated after the third round of ballots. Their research found no indication that the area was ever considered for Mississippi State University. The legend about it almost being home to a higher learning institution, albeit Ole Miss or State, simply adds fodder to a conversation for the Sunday afternoon car ride to a very cool spot where the water runs across the road. Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 or via email at




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If you've got the money, honey, I'll find the time o you have any money?” I asked as he was about to lock the house door. He stopped in his tracks and his hand froze on the door knob. When he reached for his back pocket I knew the answer. Mr. Roy never carries any worthwhile money—if you know what I mean. When he has five dollars in his billfold he’s riding high. He said, “I’ve got my debit card, in case we need anything. I thought you had some cash.” I began walking toward the car laughing as he locked the backdoor. “That’s what I thought you thought,” I said in a sarcastic tone. We’ve been caught too many times needing more money than he has, so I normally carry more than five bucks. He says if he sees the cash he’ll spend it. Then he gets mine. He spends it anyway. I just go online to “our” bank account and transfer what he borrowed to “my” account. Don’t get the wrong idea. Mr. Roy isn’t parsimonious or penny pinching.


He simply has an aversion to watching his hard-earned money slip out of his hands. Years ago when the credit card had entrapped most folks, he said he’d never get one of those addictive plastic cards. “If you can’t pay for what you want, then you don’t need it!” He changed his tune years ago when our young family went to New Orleans to celebrate my 30th birthday and checked into the Marriott. The desk clerk asked to see a credit card. My normally soft-spoken husband got a tad huffy. “What’s wrong with cash?” He asked. The clerk tried to explain in a dignified, whispered way that it was required. “Some people can’t resist removing articles from their rooms … not that you would, sir; it is a safety measure for the hotel.” As all the people around us focused on the conversation, the girls and I pretended we didn’t know him. In this whirlwind world we live in today, he’s never without a credit or debit card. He says when he can’t actu-


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Calhoun County Sacred Harp Musical Association, Aug. 9, Bruce. Shape-note singing using the tunebook “The Sacred Harp”; 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., including lunch. Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. Details: 601-845-1984; DeSoto County Talent Contest, Aug. 9, Southaven. Mid-South Fair preliminary sponsored by DeSoto Family Theatre; 10 a.m. Landers Center. Details: 901-238-8098; The Talleys in Concert, Aug. 14, Petal. First Baptist Church of Runnelstown; 7 p.m. Offering. Details: 601-583-3733. Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, Aug. 15-16, Jackson. More than 30 perform-

ers on five stages, including 3 juke joints. Featuring Ziggy Marley, FANTASiA, Bell Biv DeVoe and many others. Admission. Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Details: Bluegrass, Country and Gospel Singing, Aug. 16, Black Hawk. Black Hawk Old School; 6 p.m. Details: 662-453-0072; Lower Delta Talks: “Historical Research of Mount Holly,” Aug. 19, Rolling Fork. Presented by Clinton Bagley; 6:30 p.m. Free. Sharkey-Issaquena County Library. Details: 662-873-4076. A Special Square Dance, Aug. 19, Pearl.

ally see the cash disappearing, he has the sense it’s still in the bank—until he receives the bill, or checks his bank balance. It occurred to me that over the years my persnickety bookkeeper is leaning toward my philosophy: Don’t think about it until tomorrow. That’s scary. One of us must use Grin ‘n’ logic in this marBare It riage. by Kay Grafe The crux of this story is the numerous ways folks refer to money. When we walked out of church Sunday I noticed a fancy motorcycle, with all the amenities, parked in the parking lot. I said, “Bet that motorcycle cost a pretty penny.” Then I added, “Come to think of it, what makes a penny pretty? Wonder how that saying got started?” On the way home we began to think of ways people use the term money. “Julia said her son got a job making

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With international caller Gary Shoemake; 7:30 p.m. Admission. Pearl Senior Center. Details: 601-825-1230. Mississippi Clogging Extravaganza, Aug. 22-23, Brookhaven. Solo competition, fun dance Aug. 22; clogging, line dance workshops Aug. 23. Admission. Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Center. Details: 601-9172163; Gospel Concert, Aug. 23, Magee. The Inspirations Quartet, Tim Frith & Gospel Echoes, and Revelations; 6:30 p.m. Admission. Magee High School auditorium. Details: 601-906-0677. Sounds of Summer Arts & Music Festival, Aug. 23, Byhalia. Arts, crafts, music featuring Ingram Hill and others, Kids Fun Zone, motorcycle/Model A car displays, wellness and business exhibits; 3-10 p.m. Admission. Byhalia Walking Park. Details: 662-838-8127; 86th Mississippi Sacred Harp Convention, Aug. 23-24, Forest. Shapenote singing from “The Sacred Harp” and other tune books; 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., including potluck lunch. Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. Details: 601-940-1612; Becker Baptist Church 100th Anniversary Celebration, Aug. 24, Becker. Services led by former pastors, including

David Jay, with special music by The Sonlight Singers; 10 a.m. Becker Baptist Church. Details: 662-256-8811. 5K for Relay, Aug. 30, Southaven. American Cancer Society Relay For Life run covering 3.1 miles; 7 p.m. Landers Center. Details: Teeing Off in the Park, Sept. 8, Hattiesburg. Canebrake Women’s Golf Association tournament benefitting Pink Ribbon Fund. Four-man and two-women teams; silent auction, raffles. Entry fee. Canebrake Country Club. Details: 601-4662630. Annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Golf Scramble, Sept. 8, Olive Branch. Noon lunch; tee-off begins 1 p.m. Winners advance to state championship. Cherokee Valley Golf Club. Details: 662-816-8905. Bay BridgeFest, Sept. 13, Bay St. Louis. Music festival with national and regional performers, art, food, more. Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor. Details: Third Annual Diamondhead Hummerfest, Sept. 13, Diamondhead. Vendors, videos, lectures, hundreds of hummingbirds, and a bander who will catch, band and release hummers; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 2356 Airport Drive. Details: 228-255-1986;

good money. Is there any bad money?” I asked. “You think that got started because of Confederate money?” He shook his head, and said, “I remember folks saying something cost two bits or four bits. You don’t hear that anymore. And it’s amazing that you see credit card readers used with cell phones at farmers markets and yard sales. Even in foreign countries debit cards make it easy to get cash.” It became a game naming money expressions: When you buy property you realize nothing is dirt cheap. Money talks; it often says good-bye. Money is the root of all evil. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Money can’t buy happiness. Money makes money. Money burns a hole in your pocket. And then there’s my favorite: “Anyone who says money won’t buy happiness, doesn’t have time to shop."

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REG. PRICE $29.99


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REG. PRICE $19.99

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REG. PRICE $34.99

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LOT NO. 94538

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LOT NO. 67904/69279 69332/69561


REG. PRICE $59.99

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LOT NO. 67903/69280 69333/69560


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REG. PRICE $99.99

LOT NO. 66619 60338/69381

REG. PRICE $179.99


REG. PRICE $1799.99

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LOT NO. 69340/60790 90305/61316

SAVE 40%



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SAVE $30


LIMIT 1 - Cannot be used with other discount, coupon or prior purchase. Coupon good at our stores, or by calling 800-423-2567. Offer good while supplies last. Shipping & Handling charges may apply if not picked up in-store. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 12/5/14. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

REG. PRICE $279.99





LOT NO. 69324 69784/56101

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LOT NO. 68053/69252 60569/62160



REG. PRICE $199.99

REG. PRICE $249.99


99 • 580 lb.



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LOT NO. 95659 61634/61952


• 300 lb. Capacity • 23 Configurations

SAVE $80


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LOT NO. 67646


$ 99


LIMIT 1 - Save 20% on any one item purchased at our stores or or by calling 800-423-2567. *Cannot be used with other discount, coupon, gift cards, Inside Track Club membership, extended service plans or on any of the following: compressors, generators, tool storage or carts, welders, floor jacks, Towable Ride-On Trencher, Saw Mill (Item 61712/62366/67138), Predator Gas Power Items, open box items, in-store event or parking lot sale items. Not valid on prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase date with original receipt. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 12/5/14. Limit one coupon per customer per day.



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ITEM 67227 69567/60566






• We'll Beat Any Competitor’s Price Within 1 Year Of Purchase • No Hassle Return Policy • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed


LOT NO. 68144 61384/61605



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REG. PRICE $14.99

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$ 99


REG. PRICE $15.99

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LOT NO. 67090/62291


REG. PRICE $149.99

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