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Co-op power: Reliable, affordable and environmentally responsible ississippi’s consumer-owned electric power associations have three top priorities: provide you safe, reliable access to electric power; offer that service as affordably as possible; and do both of those things in a fiscally and environmentally responsible fashion. Because an electric power association is a not-for-profit enterprise—which means your money stays local; it isn’t funneled to distant shareholders—we are well-positioned to make any necessary investments for ensuring safe, reliable and affordable electricity. However, fulfilling our commitment to environmental stewardship in a fiscally responsible manner has become more challenging. Today, many environmental laws that were adopted by Congress decades ago are being used by federal agencies and the courts to address issues for which they were never intended. For example, the federal Clean Air Act is now 40 years old and was last amended in 1990—more than two decades ago. Much has changed in the intervening years, including technology, our understanding of the environment and the electric utility industry. Today, officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—often under court order—are trying to modify the Clean Air Act to fit new circumstances. Reasonable people can and will disagree over how to find a balance between protecting the environment, guaranteeing a reliable supply of power and keeping electric bills affordable. Under the right circumstances, Congress eventually will have to revisit the Clean Air Act and update it to fit the needs of the 21st century. In the meantime, we will keep you updated on our efforts to encourage lawmakers and regulators to strike the proper balance on these concerns.

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You have the power to make a difference in your own cost of electricity through wise use. I encourage you and your family to seek ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency in both winter and summer. One low-cost, immediate way to use less energy is to replace (or clean) the filter in your home’s central heating unit. A dirty filter can choke the system, causing it to work far harder than it should. Keeping a clean filter in the unit will not only save you money in energy costs but will add to its useful life. Check your home for air leaks. Don’t let the air you pay to heat escape through cracks or leaky duct work. Use space heaters sparingly and never leave them operating unattended. They can provide supplemental heating where needed, but careless placement of a space heater too close to furniture, draperies, clothing, etc. can start a fire. And most of them gobble electricity when used for long periods. When the number living in your household grows or you have long-term guests, be aware that your appliances will consume more electricity to heat water, wash clothes and dishes, cook meals and refrigerate foods. Your electric power association wants you to have the electricity you need when you need it. Whether working closely with lawmakers on policy or with homeowners on energy efficiency, our mission is straightforward: the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable electric service to your electric meter.

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OFFICERS Pre-1920 Mississippi postcards Darrell Smith - President have captivated Forrest Lamar Kevin Doddridge - First Vice President Brad Robison - Second Vice President Cooper for some 40 years. The Wayne Henson - Secretary/Treasurer author of the “Looking Back” STAFF column in Mississippi Magazine, EDITORIAL Michael Callahan - Executive Vice President/CEO Cooper expounds on the subjects Ron Stewart - Senior Vice President, Co-op Services Mark Bridges - Manager, Support Services of postcards from his personal Jay Swindle - Manager, Advertising Debbie H. Stringer - Editor collection in his book “Looking Abby Berry - Communications Specialist Rickey McMillan - Graphics Specialist Back Mississippi: Towns and Linda Hutcherson - Administrative Assistant Places.” See story on page 4.

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A Mississippi Freedom Trail marker, located at the former Greyhound Bus station in Jackson, commemorates the Freedom Riders who arrived at the site in 1961. Traveling by bus from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans, groups of Freedom Riders set out to challenge local laws that enforced segregation in public transportation. They were met by mob violence in some states, and in Jackson they were arrested for entering the bus station’s “whites only” facilities. Officials dedicated this Mississippi Freedom Trail marker in their honor on May 24, 2011, the 50th anniversary of the arrest of 12 Freedom Riders in Jackson.

Mississippi is . . . . . . its people, who ask for nothing but a chance to succeed but are always ready to extend a helping hand. It’s Sunday lunch at Grandma’s, blues and bluegrass, the snowy white cotton fields, the waving rows of corn. It’s summer revivals, football Friday nights, winter nights around a roaring fire at a fabulous state park. Most of all, Mississippi is a feeling deep inside your soul that always calls you home to Mississippi. — Chuck Ivey, Wesson When my parents and I would pull up into the beautiful “oak grove” yard of my dear grandparents’ country home in Eupora, at 2 years old I would jump out of the car and run to the old barn where “Annie,” my Granddaddy’s plow mule, was waiting for me. I must have known, even then, I someday wanted to live in Mississippi. After years of hugs freely given on Granny and Granddaddy’s front porch swing, God blessed me and my little family with our own piece of Mississippi soil. And yes, with an “oak grove,” front porch swing and the wonderful opportunity of just breathing Mississippi air! — Patricia Kress, Olive Branch

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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picturing past Author Forrest Lamar Cooper probes the Mississippi history presented in his vast collection of rare postcards By Debbie Stringer

The early 1900s was the golden era for picture postcards in America, when hundreds of millions of cards were mailed each year. The postcard provided a novel way for travelers to send brief notes to the folks back home. Unlike the telegraph, a postcard could relay a photographic image. And mailing a postcard with a onecent stamp was far more affordable than calling long distance. With their unlimited subject matter—from “I had written World Fairs and hismore than 160 articles toric events to in 29 years, so we boiled it down local street scenes and to 39 on 35 different locales.

The book covers the state, from top to bottom.” – Forrest Lamar Cooper, on “Looking Back Mississippi: Towns and Cities”

people—picture postcards came to rival coins and stamps as popular collectibles. Forrest Lamar Cooper became enamored with old picture postcards 42 years ago while browsing at an antique shop in his hometown of Florence. There he found an album filled with dozens Forrest Lamar Cooper organizes his Mississippi postcard collection in themed albums. He has rare views of pre-1920 street scenes, parades, historic events, of hand-tinted postcard resorts, agriculture and industry, to name a few. views of Jackson in the early 1900s. duction on the Mississippi coast. “I had never seen an old picture of Another album stores more than 100 Jackson in color. I bought the album and views of trolleys that operated in 14 Mishave collected postcards ever since,” said sissippi towns before 1918, when the rise Cooper, a member of Southern Pine of the automobile made them obsolete. Electric Power Association. The picture postcard industry providThrough the years, Cooper has ed employment for both local and itineramassed more than 10,000 postcards ant photographers. depicting a person, place or event in pre“Postcard manufacturers sent photog1920 Mississippi. Of these, 4,600 comraphers throughout America, taking picprise the Cooper Postcard Collection of tures in just about every little town,” the Mississippi Department of Archives Cooper said. and History. Town officials wanted their town to Cooper’s private collection of postbe shipshape when the postcard photogcards is neatly rapher arrived. Road and utility workers organized by were shooed away to avoid the appearance of anything amiss. The locals showed up in fancy dress and shiny automobiles, just in case they were asked to pose. “Everybody knew the photographer was coming to town. Word got out subject quick, and they’d come out to see what matter in photo was going on,” Cooper said. albums at his home As he worked, the photographer near Florence. There are would note the colors of the bricks and albums for views of hotels, street other details appearing in the scenes he scenes, parades, railroads, churches, hos- snapped. Back at the postcard publishing pitals, sports, people, industry and agriplant, workers would use his notes to culture. accurately hand-paint selected blackOne album is dedicated to citrus pro- and-white photographs before they went


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Cooper includes these postcard views of Mississippi’s past in his book. The postcard above, which is not a printed reproduction but an actual photograph, depicts steam tractors on display at the 1907 Mississippi State Fair. At top right is a view of Leland’s business district in 1908. A railroad auditor named the rail stop after his sweetheart, Lela, Cooper writes.

to press. Cooper keeps an eye out for Mississippi postcards at antique shops, flea markets, estate sales and online auctions. But his most productive source may be the large postcard shows he attends across the country and abroad. At a London show three years ago he found a view of McComb’s train depot. Cooper’s passion for Mississippi postcards and the stories behind their subjects led to his avocation as the author of the “Looking Back” column, which has appeared in every issue of Mississippi Magazine since it began publishing 29 years ago. Using one of his postcards to kick-start an idea, Cooper researches and then writes essays about aspects of Mississippi culture, history, products and people. His first “Looking Back” column was a look at the citrus industry that flourished in the Mississippi Coast area at the turn of the 20th century. “Mississippi Citrus” is one of 39 essays collected in a new book of Cooper’s writings and postcards. “Looking Back Mississippi: Towns and Places” presents selected “Looking Back” essays illustrated with postcards, memorabilia and photographs from Cooper’s collection. The focus is on various cities and towns throughout the state from the mid-1800s to the 1930s. “I had written more than 160 articles in 29 years, so we boiled it down to 39 on 35 different locales,” Cooper said.

“The book covers the state, from top to bottom.” Most of the postcards in the book offer rare glimpses of places that no longer exist, including a 1906 view of the Ship Island Lighthouse, Lake Cormorant in the 1920s and Belzoni’s ice plant in 1909. Cooper is working with his publisher, University Press of Mississippi, on a second “Looking Back Mississippi” book. The focus will shift to people, mostly Mississippians but also notable people who visited the state for various reasons. One such individual is “Professor” Charles Oldrieve, a Bostonian who invented a pair of pontoon shoes so he could literally walk on water. Oldrieve accepted a wager of $5,000 to walk the Ohio and Mississippi rivers from Cincinnati to New Orleans in the span of a month. The Mississippi connection? Cooper has a postcard view of Oldrieve walking past Greenville on the Mississippi River, where the locals gathered to cheer him on.

This early 1900s postcard view of Louisville’s Main Street was sold at the Louisville Drug Company, which figures prominently in the photograph. The drugstore was the first business in town to issue and redeem trade tokens, small brass coins worth 5 cents toward a purchase at the store.

Festivities in Columbus inaugurate the city’s electric trolley car service in 1906. Columbus entrepreneur Louis B. Divelbiss and members of his 12-piece brass band and others pose with the trolley cars in this hand-colored postcard.

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Visiting the giant in a Humphreys County swamp ere we are smack in the middle of winter. I made a comment on Facebook the other day how I liked winter as much as the next person, and one of my friends up north quickly replied to never use the words “like” and “winter” in the same context. I apologized but reminded him that here in Mis’sippi our cold snaps rarely last more than 72 hours and then it’s back up to 70 degrees again. The old folks used to say “three frosts then a rain.” That formula works pretty well here in the Deep South Mississippi most winters. It Seen takes about three by Walt Grayson days for one of those cold highpressure areas to glide past and for the south wind to kick up behind it and warm us up and bring precipitation. We hit it just right the other day. It had been cloudy and warm. Then the storms skirted past overnight and it dawned crystal clear the next morning. Cold, but sunny. And that was the day we went to Humphreys County to the new boardwalk at Sky Lake. It is very satisfying to have been around long enough to see some “afters” to our “befores.” And one of those “before” stories was about the big tree in Sky Lake. Mark Simmons of Belzoni first took me to see it around 1989. The big tree was discovered during a drought. Sky Lake was so low you could walk into the cypress swamp that normally surrounds the tree, where few peo-

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Peggy and Mark Simmons of Belzoni and Billy Thomas of Brandon hiked the boardwalk with me out to the big bald cypress tree. What you see of the tree beyond the rail is about 10 feet above its base. Down at ground level it measures more than 80 feet around. Not to mention being roomy inside. Photo: Walt Grayson

ple had ever been. Usually there are several feet of water, but it was dry and solid that year. Mark told me his daughter was the first to comment on the size of the big tree deep in the swamp. And when measured, it turns out that the tree was the biggest bald cypress in the world, if you don’t count the one at Cat Island, La., which is actually two trees grown together. My riding partner my next trip up to see the big tree was my friend Gary Arinder. We met his brother, Grant, who was pastor of a church near Sky Lake. We and Mark and Grant’s wife and a few others hit the four-wheelers and struck out to see the big tree. In the process of exploring the swamp (we were probably lost, truth be known) we stumbled upon another big cypress, only this one was hollow. It looked pret-

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ty big, too, bigger than the champ. I recall that there were seven of us there that day. And all seven got inside that hollow cypress with easily room for seven more. (Now that number has grown to 13 in Mark’s version of the story. Mark’s wife, Peggy, says the fish Mark catches all grow a little every time he tells about them, too.) All that to say that in the course of time, the state acquired the area where the two big trees are and recently dedicated an elevated boardwalk that goes out into the swamp past the first big tree and on to the hollow one. The hollow tree did turn out to be bigger and was crowned the champion

tree. And fortunately the other day when we went to walk the boardwalk, it was one of our cloudless, deep-blue-skied winter days. Perfect for a stroll in a Delta swamp. I have to say that the boardwalk to the big tree is a lot easier than crawling in on four-wheelers. And it goes directly to the tree so you don’t have to “explore” as much of the swamp anymore. 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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aint praise would be grossly inadequate. A mindless cliché would be wholly insufficient, irreverent. Most likely spoken with no depth of thought, that often heard It could be worse would be an affront. None of these; not for this day. This day was spectacular, its perfection melding with a lonesome fog that resisted the sun and gave naked oaks to the east a more foreboding appearance than normal. January; 48 degrees; sunrise; exhaled breaths puffing and pushing a gentle cloud into Mississippi windless surroundOutdoors ings; no noise save by Tony Kinton the symphony of nature. Spectacular. I sat alone, ideal for such activity. In pretense I was squirrel hunting, but I probably wasn’t. Attire was basic, the type dress promoted by such a setting. The most significant piece was a tan game vest. It was the last my uncle bought and used extensively, but it remains functional. He was a simple

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man, asking nothing more in recreational tools than a cane pole and a barely reliable bolt-action shotgun. He died in his early 80s almost 10 years back. I have had the vest since. And then a sound, one that never fails to transform the present to some distant past: a pileated woodpecker. He first chattered and soon came bouncing by in that up-and-down flight pattern. He stopped on a tree and was immediately joined by two more of his kin. It is this bird I most associate with similar mornings as this in the squirrel woods with my dad. I was at first alarmed by that raucous call back then, but my dad assured me, explained what I was hearing. Can it possibly be that was more than 50 years ago? Alarm has since morphed into solace. The rifle in my hands was a classic, a Marlin lever 39A .22. This basic platform has been in production going on 100 years now, and though the one I held had cosmetic changes, the model remains pretty much as it was at its introduction. I wanted one throughout childhood, but finances would not allow. That desire never faded, so I treated myself not too many years back. No buyer’s remorse. The little rifle proved more than I had longed for since I was 12. With the sun now forcing misty fingers through the fog and between bare

A day in the squirrel woods can become something far more than just finding a squirrel. Photo: Sam Valentine.

limbs and around sturdy trunks of oaks that were waiting patiently for spring and new birth, a pair of wood ducks whistled by. A flock of geese honked from high overhead. A single-file string of does nibbled along, unaware of my presence. One suspected something and did that headbobbing maneuver in my direction. She concluded, if indeed she did see me, that I was no threat. Her conclusion was correct. They pattered quietly on damp leaves and melted into a pine plantation. And there were squirrels. One in an oak nearby, five or six bouncing around the treetops over there to the right. But actually taking one or more of these gradually became a matter of less import than I had envisioned while driving to the woods earlier. I was content to watch and think and find great refreshment in the moment. I considered some words of Solomon. You know those from Ecclesiastes where he, a wealthy, powerful man possessing every material thing he could want and experiencing every perceived pleasure that could come to mind, laments, “Vanity of vanities,” this from the King James Version. The New International Version translates it “Meaningless! Meaningless!” Solomon goes on in this same

thought process to say, “What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun?” – Ecclesiastes 2: 22 (NIV). Strong words demanding thought. I thought. Here I was experiencing a prodigious supply of unexpected gifts. None of them required “toil and anxious striving.” They were gifts. Foolish I would be not to recognize them as such and grasp each for what it was, allow them individually and collectively to enrich and energize my life that, like the life of everybody else I know, is filled with daily struggles and fatigue from the mundane. This perfect day in the squirrel woods was running my cup over with rich rewards. Perhaps, either literally or figuratively, there is a tan game vest in your closet. Perhaps there is a vintage .22 collecting dust in a corner. You might consider dragging out these items from the past and making them a part of the present and future. A perfect day could be hidden in them. 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.


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Indoor microgardens can stop winter blues inter can be hard on avid gardeners because cold temperatures prohibit many gardening activities. They may become bored, restless and perhaps even show irritation at the slightest annoyance. These are classic symptoms of gardening cabin fever. For the active gardener, it only gets worse when all those catalogs start arriving. A simple cure is to bring the garden indoors until spring arrives. Many of those incoming catalogs offer Southern indoor gardening Gardening options that borby Dr. Gary Bachman der on the extravagant, with fancy grow lights, recirculating pumps and special growing pods. But an indoor garden can be as simple as some fresh microgreens on the windowsill in a pot. In fact, having a microgreens garden in the winter is the perfect way to satisfy the need to garden and to have delicious and nutritious salads at the same time. Microgreens are colorful and take as few as seven days to produce a wonderful addition to the dinner table. Asian greens such as bok choi, cole crops such as cabbage or broccoli, or foliage of carrots, radish, Swiss chard or beets are often used. Herbs like basil—the lemon or lime basil selections work quite well indoors—cilantro and parsley can be grown indoors. Lettuce is not a good choice, as the plants tend to stretch too much when grown indoors. Growing microgreens is easy and requires only a small space on a windowsill or under a light. Any size container will do. Small containers will provide enough to spice up a single dinner or salad. If you use bedding plant flats, you can grow enough to supply fresh microgreens throughout the week. Always grow your microgreens in a good potting mix marketed to be used in containers. Thickly sprinkle seeds of your favorite greens on the surface of the

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moistened growing mix. Because the plants are small and you will harvest them after only a short period of time, overcrowding will not be a problem. You actually want your container to be thick and lush with the growing microgreens. Gently tap the seeds into the soil and cover. A large zip-top bag covers containers well, while a plastic dome is ideal if you are using a bedding plant flat. The seeds will start to germinate after a couple of days, and most greens will be ready to start harvesting after seven days. Some microgreens, such as beets or basil, take 21 days before they are ready to harvest. Sow seeds weekly to ensure a steady supply of microgreens and keep you free of cabin fever. The best way to water your microgreens is to place the container in a saucer, add water to the saucer and let plants soak up water from the bottom. Because the plants are small, sprinkling from the top will beat them down. If you plan to grow more than just a few containers over the winter, consider ordering your seed in bulk quantities to save money. However, buying individual packets from the garden center is a great way to try a variety of microgreens. So if you are exhibiting any of the

Grow microgreens, such as these Hong Vit radishes, to enjoy winter gardening and keep fresh greens on the table.

This colorful microgreen mix contains radish, cabbage and bok choi, all of which can easily be grown indoors during winter months. Photos: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

symptoms of gardening cabin fever, try growing some of these fresh microgreens indoors. Not only will you scratch that gardening itch, but you’ll have some

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Food for thought: Eat to save your brain can almost guarantee that you will relate to this column, Mississippi—as well as France, Germany, Spain, and the entire United States. I won’t discuss the history of Valentine’s Day or tell you that it’s the second-largest card-sending day in the U.S. More than 140 million are sent each year. Nor will I write this column in my tongue-in-cheek style. This is a serious subject. The reason I mentioned the foreign countries is because my information comes from Grin ‘n’ dependable, Bare It trustworthy sciby Kay Grafe entists at Harvard University and other renowned universities where neuroscientists spend their lives studying this complicated problem. These professionals exchange information from around the world. My topic is about the major health fear—after cancer—of the four Western countries I mentioned above. The fear is

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Alzheimer’s disease. Or, dementia. I realize this is a worrisome topic to read or talk about. Therefore, I’ll say up front there’s a way to help bypass the disease and preserve a healthy mind. Many of us are getting older—that is, older than 50 or 60, the ages many develop this horrific disease. But today I’ll give you information on “how to save your brain.” That’s on my list of New Year’s Resolutions. One source of my research is the February issue of Psychology Today magazine. It took a while to examine other studies on the subject and decide on one particular report to use on dementia. But the article “How to Save Your Brain” in the magazine is easier for you to find and read the details. I’m not qualified to clarify the research. More than 45 percent of Americans are under the impression that there is an effective treatment, but the medication used today is not a cure, according to the article. It may or may not delay the inevitable. The only way we can prevent or stall our loss of brain power is by eating “specific food.” Those who don’t develop the disease are already eating these nutrients, or they are immune. Here we go again! Are you tired of

hearing “we are what we eat”? In this case I believe it’s worth eating for brain health. The book, which I haven’t bought yet but is next on my list, is called “Your Brain on Food” by neuroscientist Gary Wenk. He’s a professor at Ohio State University and holds many impressive titles. Here are some suggestions: We need a diet rich in antioxidants found in colorful fruits and vegetables— compounds like A, C and E, beta carotene and spice in chili peppers. These help keep cells from showing the wear and tear of living. A few that contain large amounts of antioxidants are blueberries, broccoli, grapes, prunes, strawberries, spinach, artichokes and apples. Also herbs: rosemary, turmeric, thyme and oregano. Turmeric is in curry, a staple in Indian cooking. The incidence of Alzheimer’s in India is one-sixth of that in the U.S. Wenk says that vitamin supplements offer little protection against Alzheimer’s. When we eat big meals loaded with high glycemic food (simple sugar carbohydrates), it undermines the insulin system, which plays a major part in brain health. Guess what the big meal of the day should be? Yes, we’ve heard that breakfast is important to keep us healthy.

After several hours of sleep the brain is running low on glucose. We need glucose in our brain cells for cognition and self-control. Cognition is the process of acquiring knowledge and understanding. Take a breather here. I’m giving myself a lecture, not you. I’ll admit much of my time is spent looking for keys, coffee cup, shoes. And a person’s name doesn’t pop into my head as quickly as it use to. I don’t know about you, but my memory isn’t A-plus anymore. I’m determined to get back on the President’s list! Even if I have to eat liver. Back to lecturing. Here’s an example of breakfast food for the brain: • Complex carbohydrates, such as oatmeal, whole grain bagel, grapefruit or low-fat yogurt • An antioxidant, perhaps orange juice • Protein, such as eggs or turkey sausage. Add coffee or tea. They contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Coffee protects your brain against aging by reducing the likelihood of Parkinson’s disease or dementia. Eat less! Wenk reports that the leading cause of preventable death in the world is obesity. It can also lead to dementia. The good news is that Alzheimer’s disease may be preventable, according to these latest studies. Check into this information and get the details. There is much, much more. At the moment I’m out of glucose. Think I’ll find a couple of squares of 72 percent dark chocolate to eat (it’s allowed) and watch Dr. Oz. Write me and we’ll all do this brain thing together. Let’s form a support group. Note: I’ll try not to be serious for the next few months. Thank you, Diamondhead Methodist, for your invitation to speak Jan. 28. 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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Where our members have the power

CEO’s message

You’re our top priority At Coast Electric, we have three top priorities: to provide you safe, reliable access to electric power; to offer that service as affordably as possible; and to do both of those things in a fiscally and environmentally responsible fashion. Because Coast Electric is a not-forprofit enterprise—which means your money stays local; we don’t have to worry about distant shareholders—we are well-positioned to make any necessary investments for ensuring safe, reliable and affordable electricity. However, fulfilling our commitment to environmental stewardship in Robert Occhi a fiscally responsible manner has become more challenging. Today, many environmental laws that were adopted by Congress decades ago are being used by federal agencies and the courts to address issues for which they were never intended. For example, the federal Clean Air Act is now 40 years old and was last amended in 1990 —

more than two decades ago. Much has changed in the intervening years, including technology, our understanding of the environment and the electric utility industry. Today, officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ― often under court order — are trying to modify the Clean Air Act to fit new circumstances. Without a doubt, new EPA rules being issued will wind up back in the courts ― and lengthy litigation will ensue. Reasonable people can and will disagree over how to find a balance between protecting the environment, guaranteeing a reliable supply of power, and keeping electric bills affordable. Under the right circumstances, Congress eventually will have to revisit the Clean Air Act and update it to fit the needs of the 21st century. In the meantime, Coast Electric will keep you updated on our efforts to encourage lawmakers and regulators to strike the proper balance on these concerns.

Communicators: Melissa Bryant and April Lollar For Today in Mississippi information, call 877-7MY-CEPA (877-769-2372) www.coastepa.com

FRAUD ALERT! Be on the lookout! Coast Electric has received information from some members about individuals who are knocking on their doors and asking for donations to help Coast Electric members pay their power bills. These are not employees of Coast Electric nor are they authorized to collect money on Coast Electric’s behalf. While Coast Electric does have a program to help members in need, called Share Your Blessings, the cooperative does not collect funds by going door-to-door. Members who would like to contribute may indicate the amount they would like to donate on their billing statement in the space provided. Funds are then given to the American Red Cross, which manages and administers the funds to qualified applicants. “So many Coast Electric members give so generously to their friends and neighbors in need,” said Coast Electric President and CEO Bob Occhi. “We urge them all to make sure – before they pull out their checkbooks – that they are donating to a reputable source and not someone who is trying to take advantage of their giving nature.” Anyone who is approached should call the local authorities. Members who have questions can call Coast Electric at 877-769-2372.

Celebrating 75 years of Coast Electric These days, electricity is so much a part of our daily lives that we don’t see it as a luxury – it’s a necessity. We walk in a room and flip a switch and the lights come on. Our homes are comfortable because of our heating and cooling systems. Machines wash our clothes and dishes while we go about our business. But it was only 75 years ago that many in Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River counties received power that makes these luxuries possible today. In 1937, Hancock Electric and Gulf Coast Electric, which merged to become Coast Electric in 1939, began lighting the way for many in rural areas of

the three south Mississippi counties. This year, we are celebrating 75 years of Coast Electric and we would like for you, our members, to be part of the celebration. Do any of you remember the day the lights came on? Do you remember the early days of the co-op? We want to hear from you. As part of our celebration, we want to share your stories about what life was like before and after Coast Electric. Please contact us at communications@coastepa.com or call 228-363-7257 if you would like to share your memories with us. We look forward to hearing from you!


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records. The tax credits can Many people only be claimed once and know there are are limited to the year they tax credits available for were performed. There is a energy efficient maximum tax credit limit upgrades, but don’t of $500 for those tax credknow what they need its that expired in to do to actually December of 2011. For receive them. The first those of you who missed thing you should do is out on these tax credits, to make sure the enerthere are also many that are gy efficient upgrade This month’s question available through 2016. you performed on your is answered by house qualifies for a tax our Harrison County These include geothermal Residential Energy heat pumps, solar energy credit. Visit Representative systems, wind energy syswww.energysavers.gov Phillippe Michel tems, fuel cells and electric for information about vehicles. all the energy efficient For more informaupgrades that qualify. tion, please contact your local There is also a place on the site that tells you how to claim upgrades that representative. were done during 2009 or 2010 that Harrison County haven’t been claimed already. The Phillippe Michel: 228-539-5720 website also gives you a link to the phillippemichel@coastepa.com Internal Revenue Service’s website Hancock County (www.irs.gov) to get the proper forms Clay Sweet: 228-363-7261 that you will need to turn in with claysweet@coastepa.com your taxes. You will need the sales Pearl River County receipts as well as the manufacture ScottWhite: 601-889-5109 certification statement for your swhite@coastepa.com

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Membership matters By Gordon Redd From sponsoring the scoreboard at the Coast Electric Board Chairman high school football stadium to taking By and large, we don’t get to choose donations for the local food bank or who provides our electric service. Folks participating in local charity walks, on opposite sides of the road may be Coast Electric invests in local communiserved by different electric providers, ties where you live and work. some by a stockholder-driven investorMembership matters because it entiowned utility, others by a city-owned tles you to certain benefits like energy municipal electric system. We are a not- audits that help you find ways to lower for-profit electric cooperative owned by your electricity use, or college scholaryou and your fellow memships for your children. You bers. receive this newspaper because But there’s one major you’re a member of an electric difference between these cooperative that wants you to entities. Every home or stay abreast of important co-op business that receives news and events. The Co-op power from an electric Connections® card even gives cooperative — 18 million you discounts from national in 47 states — owns a porGordon Redd chain retailers and restaurants tion of the utility. As a and local stores in your comresult, anyone who receives cooperative munity. Check out Connections.coop to electric service becomes a member and find discounts in your neighborhood. consumer, not a customer. Across the Membership matters because you nation, electric co-ops serve more than have a voice and a vote in how your co42 million people. op is governed. Through democratic Being a member matters. Coast control, members like you elected me Electric doesn’t exist to make profits for and others from our co-op to serve on distant investors on Wall Street. We exist the board of directors. Control stays in to provide you with safe, reliable and local hands. Your board of directors, affordable electric service — and doing along with those who work for your coso in a way that raises the quality of life op, are your friends and neighbors. in our communities. Because electric coMembership matters because you ops operate on a not-for-profit basis, receive returns on your investment in they have no need to increase revenues your co-op. Electric co-ops aim to operabove what it takes to run the business ate at-cost, so any excess revenues, or in a financially sound manner. This margins, are returned to members in the structure helps keep your electric bill form of capital credits, based on their affordable. electric use. Membership also matters because The bottom line: Membership matelectric co-ops care about improving the ters because you matter to your electric quality of life in the areas they serve. cooperative.

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Year-round energy savings Got cabin fever this winter? Spend time making your home more energy efficient and start saving for your summer vacation! You can trim your electric bill all year long by taking a few simple steps. Here’s a list of Coast Electric Power Association’s recommendations for year-round energy and money savings!

February: Adjust your water heater. Turning down the temperature gauge to below 120 degrees F can heat up your savings.

March: Stop air from escaping your home and money from escaping your wallet! Check your attic and seal those leaky ducts.

ing system, forcing it to work harder on hot summer days.

July: Your home’s cooling costs can skyrocket—right along with the temperature outside—during summer months. Keeping your thermostat set between 78 and 80 degrees F can save up to 8 percent on monthly cooling bills.

August: Heading out of town on vacation? Be sure to unplug all of your electronic devices, such as computers, monitors, printers, TV and cable boxes, DVD players and microwaves. Electronics with digital displays and instant-on features consume energy even if they’re not in use.

caulk can go a long way. Air leaks in your home add up. Caulking cracks and openings to the outside could save more than $200 a year. May: Make sure your refrigerator is on your spring cleaning to-do list. Throw out expired items, clean the refrigerator inside and out, and check the temperature gauge. For maximum operating efficiency, a refrigerator’s temperature should be between 37 and 40 degrees F. June: When was the last time you changed a filter? Replacing furnace and air conditioner filters regularly can have a big impact on a home’s energy use. Dirty filters can restrict air flow and reduce the overall efficiency of your cool-

December: Put a new ENERGY STAR appliance at the top of your Christmas wish list. Upgrading appliances like washing machines to ENERGY STAR-rated models can save up to $140 per year.

January: Lowering your thermostat just a few degrees during winter months can save as much as $85 per year. Programmable thermostats make it easy to save by offering pre-programmed settings to regulate a home’s temperature throughout the year. Coast Electric is dedicated to being an energy efficiency resource for its members. To learn more about how you can save money through energy efficiency practices, call us at 1-877-769-2372. For even more information, check out energysavers.gov, an online portal to energy saving tips to help motivate small changes in behavior that add up to big savings.

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up your window shades. Keeping blinds open during cold weather lets heat from sunlight in, reducing the need to turn up your home’s thermostat.

“fan-atic.” While they don’t replace an air conditioner or a heat pump, fans move the air so everyone feels more comfortable. On a milder day, a fan is a much more energy-efficient choice than cranking up the air conditioning. Fans cool people, not rooms, so turn them Adding insulation to your home? An R-value indioff when you leave. cates insulation’s resistance to heat flow—a higher

ENERGY efficiency tip

October: Get ready for winter by insulating your attic. Adding 9 or more inches of insulation could save you more than $150 a year.

R-value means more effective insulation. Every type of insulation has a unique R-value depending on material, thickness and density. Your ideal Rvalue depends on whether your home is new or existing, your heating fuel and where you live. Learn more at www.energysavers.gov. Source: U.S. Department of Energy

November: As the weather cools down, pull

Serving our members Coast Electric honors the following employees for their years of service to the cooperative and its members. 35 Years of Service • Keith Hoda • Anne Stewart • Willie Thomas • Lynette Brown • George Malley

30 Years of Service • Richard Reynolds • Jody Smith • Chuck Morel • Geraldine McKay

25 Years of Service • John Holston • Ronald Spence • Bert Von Antz IV • Timothy Cameron • Maurice Necaise II • Melody White • Regan Necaise

20 Years of Service • Lou Collins • Donnis Harvey • Kevin Maurigi


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Debunking energy myths Interested in saving energy to lower your electric bill, but confused about new technology and information available to help you do so? Separate fact from fiction with the following energysaving myths. Myth #1: It takes less energy to have my thermostat maintain a comfortable temperature while I’m away than it does to have it heat up or cool down my house when I get home. If you’re going to be gone for more than a few hours, then it is more costeffective to turn heat or air conditioning on once you return than it is to maintain a comfortable temperature while you’re out. ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy, recommends adjusting your thermostat up in the summer and down in the winter by 8 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re asleep or away from your house. Myth #2: I can save money simply by installing a programmable thermostat. On their own, programmable thermostats do not make your heating or cooling system more efficient. Their moneysaving value lies in their ability to, once properly programmed, automatically regulate the temperature inside your house

to coincide with when you’re there and when you’re not. If you need help programming your thermostat, directions are usually available from the manufacturer’s website. Myth #3: When I turn off electronics (like my TV, game console, or computer) they stop drawing power from the outlet. Even when turned off, most modern electronics consume a small amount of electricity if they’re still plugged in. Chargers for mobile devices also consume electricity if plugged in, even when they are not actively charging the device. This wasted energy, called “phantom load,” accounts for as much as 10 percent of a home’s total electric use, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The solution: unplug your electronics when you’ve finished using them. Using a power strip can help you conveniently unplug multiple devices at once, while newer, “smart” power strips can automatically cut off phantom loads on their own. Myth #4: Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) take forever to reach full brilliance, have inadequate light quality or unpleasant color, and make no difference on my utility bill. As with many products, CFLs vary in quality. Color and brightness differ across manufacturers, and some bulbs

simply work better than others. Looking for the ENERGY STAR symbol ensures that you’re purchasing a high-quality product. Also, be sure to install CFLs in fixtures that remain on for long periods, or that you use often, to get the maximum energy savings out of your bulbs. In addition, specialty CFLs are available for applications such as spotlighting or bathroom vanity fixtures. Myth #5: Mercury from CFLs poses a serious risk to the environment. On the contrary, CFLs actually prevent the release of mercury into the environment by reducing the electricity needed from power plants. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about half of electricity in the U.S. is generated from coal. EPA estimates that coal combustion for power plants releases roughly 400 times the mercury into the environment than the cumulative mercury contribution from land-filled CFLs, assuming that no CFLs are recycled. However, it is still important to dispose of burned-out bulbs and

clean up broken bulbs properly. Learn how at www.lamprecycle.org. Myth #6: It is not worth my time or money to seal small air leaks around my windows and doors, or to make sure my home is adequately insulated. According to ENERGY STAR, air leaks around cracks and gaps throughout your home become the equivalent of leaving a window open all year long. Typical homeowners can save up to 10 percent on their total annual energy bill by sealing and insulating their home. E Source is a Colorado-based provider of energy business intelligence. For more information, please visit www.esource.com.

Coast Electric celebrates retirees

Coast Electric recently honored three employees for their decades of service to the cooperative and the members it serves.

Operations Superintendent Rene Olier retired in January after more than 42 years of service.

Senior Dispatcher Chuck Morel retired in January as well, after working for the cooperative for more than 31 years.

The management, board members and fellow employees of Coast Electric are grateful for the years of service, expertise, knowledge and leadership these employees shared.

Dispatcher Valerie Shaw retired after 14 years with Coast Electric.


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Coast Electric Members save over $1.8 million using their FREE Co-op Connections Member Benefits Card SPRING is just around the corner and households all across Mississippi will be revived and refreshed with the annual ritual of “spring cleaning.” Gardens and landscapes will get major facelifts as the warmer weather approaches. Air conditioning units will be serviced, filters changed, thermostats reset, light bulbs replaced and so much more. Now is the perfect time to use your FREE Co-op Connections Card and save money. Whether you are shopping online or around town, don’t pass up money-saving opportunities for all your household, gardening, energy efficiency upgrades, prescriptions and everyday things. Simply visit www.coastepa.com and click on the Co-op Connections Card to begin browsing through hundreds of discounts to see which ones best suit your spring cleaning and energy efficiency needs. One national company in particular, EnergySavers.coop, offers a 20 percent discount on energy monitoring devices, programmable thermostats, filter whistles, CFLs and many more energy-saving devices. You also have coupons.com at your fingertips that allows you to select and print money-saving coupons from hundreds of top brands, such as Johnson & Johnson, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods and Clorox. Most importantly, you can see the current discounts offered by local vendors on products and services such as landscaping supplies, air conditioner servicing and products, rental equipment and so much more to

save you money while getting the job done. One of the major savings that Coast Electric members have benefitted from is the prescription discount feature. Members receive a 10 percent to 60 percent discount on prescription drugs at more than 60,000 national and regional pharmacy chain stores—including CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Target and many more. You can get a list of participating pharmacies and do price-comparison shopping online or by phone. Check out the Pharmacy Discount feature on our website or on the back of your Coop Connections Card for details. Coast Electric’s Co-op Connections Program is just one more program your local electric cooperative offers to help keep your day-to-day costs down. Be sure to carry your Co-op Connections Card in your wallet or on your keychain and take it with you wherever you go. You never know when you’ll be able to use it for saving locally or nationally on all kinds of products and services. If you don’t have a card, just call and we will mail one to you. For more information or to get your card, contact Janell Nolan, program coordinator, at (228) 363-7259 or e-mail connections@coastepa.com.

Some of our local, participating businesses: • 2 Brothers Security Systems, LLC • Dee’s Discount Variety Store • Jack’s Firestone & Auto Repair • Diamondhead Tennis World • Ellis Maintenance Services • Fashion Express Jewelry and Gifts • Moore & Powell CPA’s, P.A. • Quest Medical Services, Inc.

• Sloppy Dogs Café • Sno Palace • Total Body Health & Fitness • Bush Plumbing, Inc. • Henderson Ford • Antlers and Wings Hunting Plantation • CMT Lab Services, LLC • Anytime Fitness • Breath’s Boats and Motors • Coastal Hydraulics & Supply, LLC • Giclee Fine Arts • Rotolo Consultants, Inc.


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Electric bills reflect weather patterns Minimizing movement of conditioned air can cut costs

Electric bills vary with the seasons, driven by weather and consumer use patterns. “Weather matters,” said Director of Residential Energy Management Mark Wallace. “When it’s cool outdoors, family members generally want the house warm. When it’s hot outside, air conditioners make things more pleasant.” How much weather affects your electric bills depends on many factors, including your home’s original construction materials, insulation and air leaks. Personal comfort plays a role too, as does the difference between the thermostat setting inside and temperatures outdoors.

“When a house stays at 68 degrees Fahrenheit, but the outdoor temperature varies from minus 20 degrees in winter to more than 100 degrees on a muggy summer’s day, demand for heating and cooling can be significant,” Wallace said. “Cooled air leaving a home essentially wastes the money spent to cool it. The same is true for air a homeowner has paid to warm.” R-value offers a way of measuring insulation’s effectiveness (a higher Rvalue indicates more effective insulation). For example, on a 28-degree day, heat loss from a residence set at 68 degrees could hit 2,464 Btu per hour even through an 80 ft. x 10 ft. exterior wall packed with R-13 insulation. Reverse that situation on a scorching day — 100 degrees outside — and heat gain indoors will still reach 2,464 BTU per hour. To save money, Coast Electric energy experts suggest setting your thermostat at 68 degrees in the winter and at 78

degrees in the summer. This simple change could mean savings on your electric bill. Members who want more advice can contact any of Coast Electric’s Residential Energy Management representatives. These specialists can save you hundreds of dollars by uncovering energy waste and making recommendations to improve energy efficiency. Hancock County: Clay Sweet 228-363-7261 Harrison County: Phillippe Michel 228-539-5720 Pearl River County: Scott White 601-889-5109 In the meantime, adjust the thermostat. Keep blinds and drapes on the sunny side of your home closed in summer and open in winter. Find mysteriously “hot” or “cold” spots in the house and solve them by installing gasket seals around outlets and weather stripping along doors and windows, replacing old windows, and upgrading insulation.

When practical, adjust landscaping to provide shade for your property in summer and sunlight in winter. Weather doesn’t have to play havoc with electricity bills. “There are a variety of tools, appliances and resources available to solve all sorts of energy challenges,” Wallace said. “Some, such as new windows or a roof, require significant financing. But there are a lot of options that are inexpensive and simple to benefit from.” Find more ways to save at www.TogetherWeSave.com. Sources: Jim Herritage, CEM, Energy Auditors, Inc.; Residential Energy: Cost Savings and Comfort for Existing Buildings by John Krigger and Chris Dorsi. Kris Wendtland writes on energy efficiency issues for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Arlington, Va.-based service arm of the nation’s 900-plus consumer-owned, notfor-profit electric cooperatives.

Area students selected for Youth Leadership Program

Three high school juniors were recently selected from a pool of talented young leaders to participate in the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi’s 2012 Youth Leadership program. Teddi Brown, a Long Beach resident attending the Mississippi School of Math and Science, Raygan Necaise, a student at Hancock High School and Jessica Smith a student at Pearl River Central High School, will represent Coast Electric Power Association in Jackson this spring and in Washington, D.C., in June. Teddi, Raygan and Jessica were chosen from a talented group of young lead-

Teddi Brown Miss. School of Math and Science

ers to participate in the program that will educate them about cooperatives and our nation’s political system. Elite students from the three-county area were selected by the counselors at their schools to participate in Coast Electric’s Cooperative University, a day of fun and education, and formal interviews.

Raygan Necaise Hancock High School

Community leaders and employees from other cooperatives across the state served as judges. “The candidates that went through the selection process for this year’s Youth Leadership Program are exceptional students and leaders in their schools and communities,” said Coast Electric’s Vice

Jessica Smith Pearl River Central High School

President of Marketing, Member Services and Public Relations Ron Barnes. “The judges were impressed by their talents and had a very difficult time with choosing only three. We know that Teddi, Raygan and Jessica will represent Coast Electric and their communities well in Jackson and in Washington.”


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Double Chocolate Coca-Cola Cake

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Feeding the Faithful The Cursillo Movement of South Mississippi has published its first cookbook, “Feeding the Faithful,” a collection of some 600 recipes from more than 130 contributors throughout south Mississippi and beyond. The book includes a brief history of Cursillo, defined as a “short course” in living what is fundamental to being a Christian. The Cursillo Movement began in Spain during World War II. Funds raised by cookbook sales help support Cursillo weekend retreats for Catholics as well as Arise weekends for non-Catholics and those seeking information about the Catholic faith. “Feeding the Faithful” has recipes to please all cooks but particularly those who enjoy preparing seafood and ethnic dishes, including the recipes reprinted here. To order, send $12 plus $3 S&H per book to Beth Goellner, Cursillo Movement of South Mississippi, 7707 Joe Fountain Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. For more information on the cookbook, email Goellner at bethgoellner@yahoo.com. Visit www.biloxicursillo.org for more information on the Cursillo Movement of South Mississippi.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecakes 1 pkg. refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 (21-oz.) can cherry pie filling

Preheat oven to 325 F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Cut cookie dough into 12 pieces and place a piece into the bottom of each cup. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Beat cream cheese, condensed milk, egg and vanilla in a bowl until smooth. Pour about 3 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture over each baked cookie in the cup. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Top with cherry pie filling and chill for 1 hour.

1 cup Coca-Cola 1/2 cup oil 1 stick butter or margarine 4 Tbsp. cocoa powder 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a saucepan, bring Coca-Cola, oil, butter and cocoa powder to a boil. Mix sugar, flour and salt together; pour into boiling liquid. Remove from heat and beat well. Add eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla; beat well. Pour into a well-greased and floured sheet pan. Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool briefly; ice with frosting recipe while still slightly warm. Frosting: 1/2 cup plus 1/2 tsp. butter 3 1/2 cups cocoa powder 6 Tbsp. Coca-Cola

1 box confectioners’ sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extrace

Boil butter, cocoa powder and Coca-Cola. Remove from heat and blend in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Spread on warm cake.

French Toast Brulee 1/2 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 Tbsp. honey 1 loaf French bread 5 large eggs

1 1/2 cups half-and-half 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt Powdered sugar

In the microwave, melt butter in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Stir in brown sugar and honey. Pour into bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Slice bread into 1-inch thick slices. Place in a single layer in baking dish, packing tightly. Crack eggs in a bowl; whisk to blend. Whisk in half-and-half, vanilla and salt. Pour evenly over bread. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 to 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are golden, about 40 minutes. Cut into serving pieces, lift out and place on plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Shrimp Dip Magnifico 12 ozs. cream cheese, softened 1 cup Thousand Island salad dressing 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1 cup minced green onions

2 lbs. large shrimp, cooked and chopped 3 tsp. Tabasco sauce 1 Tbsp. seasoned salt 1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish

Beat cream cheese, salad dressing and mayonnaise together until well blended. Stir in green onions, shrimp, Tabasco sauce, seasoned salt and horseradish. Cover and chill 6 to 8 hours. Serve with assorted party crackers.

Honey Mustard Asparagus 1 (15-oz.) can asparagus spears 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. honey 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

3 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive oil

Prepare asparagus spears according to label directions; drain. Mix honey, mustard, lemon juice and olive oil in a covered container. Drizzle over asparagus. Serves 4.

Peanut Butter Frosting 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup creamy peanut butter 4 cups powdered sugar, divided

1/4 cup milk 2 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter and peanut butter together. Add half the powdered sugar and blend. Blend in milk and vanilla. Add remaining powdered sugar. Stir until smooth and well blended. This is really good on chocolate cake.


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Chocolate Caramel Cookies 1 pkg. devil’s food cake mix 1 egg 1/4 cup water

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Events Submissions should reach us at least two months prior to the event date and must include a phone number with area code for publication. Mail submissions to Mississippi Events, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 391583300; fax to (601) 605-8601; or e-mail to news@epaofms.com. Event details are subject to change. We recommend calling to confirm dates and times before traveling. For more events, go to www.visitmississippi.org.

African American Military History Museum Black History Month Events, through February, Hattiesburg. Display of military memorabilia of Vietnam War vet Charles Brown. Presentations by local Vietnam vets each Saturday, 11 a.m. Book talk/signing with Darthy Patton-Johnson Feb. 11, 3 p.m. African American Military History Museum. Details: 601-450-1942; www.hattiesburguso.com. Black History Month Program: Louisiana Native Guards, Feb. 12, Ocean Springs. Story of African American soldiers guarding Ship Island after 1863; 2 p.m. Free. William M. Colmer Visitor Center, Davis Bayou. Details: 228-875-9057; www.nps.gov/guis. Mississippi Coast Jazz Society Jam Session and Dance, Feb. 12 and March 11, Biloxi. Hard Rock Casino; 2-5 p.m. Admission for nonmembers. Details: 228-392-4177.

Marsh Walk, Feb. 18, Ocean Springs. Easy stroll at low tide; 10 a.m. Free. William M. Colmer Visitor Center, Davis Bayou. Details: 228-875-9057; www.nps.gov/guis. Choctaw County Jamboree, Feb. 18, Ackerman. Bluegrass, old-time and gospel music performances; food; 6 p.m.. Admission. Choctaw County Community Center. Details: 662-617-3744. “Off to the Races” Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade, Feb. 20, Biloxi. Non-motorized parade for ages 12 and under; 11 a.m. Apply by Feb. 10. Begins Saenger parking lot. Details: 228-435-6339; kmiller@biloxi.ms.us. Riverdance, Feb. 21, Southaven. U.S. touring production of Riverdance; 7:30 - 10 p.m. Admission. DeSoto Civic Center. Details: 662470-2131; www.desotociviccenter.com. Congressional Art Competition, Feb. 21 -

March 3, Columbus. Free. Reception March 3, 2-4 p.m. Mississippi University for Women Department of Art & Design. Details: 662-3297119. Sixth Annual Southern Strings Dulcimer Festival, Feb. 23-25, Hattiesburg. Workshops, concerts, vendors, private lessons and Deep South Dulcimer Competition. William Carey University Campus. Details: 601-583-6424; www.mississippidulcimer.com. Mark Trammell Quartet in Concert, Feb. 24, Forest. Magnolia Heights Baptist Church; 7 p.m. Details: 601-697-4822, 601-697-4832. Birds of Winter, Feb. 25, Ocean Springs. Bird watching walk with a volunteer naturalist; 9 a.m. Free. William M. Colmer Visitor Center, Davis Bayou. Details: 228-875-9057; www.nps.gov/guis. Marsh Boat Tours, Feb. 26, Ocean Springs. Tour bayou by boat with a park ranger; 1 and 2 p.m. Free; preregistration required. William M. Colmer Visitor Center, Davis Bayou. Details: 228-875-9057; www.nps.gov/guis. Sheep-to-Shawl Fiber Arts Demonstrations, March 3, Ridgeland. Handspinning, weaving demonstrations. Sheep shearing (call for times); hands-on fiber crafts for kids; 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Free. Mississippi Craft Center. Details: 601-573-6357; www.cvillewsg.com; acerce @aol.com.

Our next Picture This reinvents the alphabet “Picture This”is a reader photo feature appearing in the January, April, July and October issues of Today in Mississippi. We invite readers to submit photos illustrating a given theme and select a few for publication. Our next “Picture This”theme is The Photographer’s Alphabet. Submit pictures of any object that resembles a letter of the alphabet but does not actually depict the letter. For example, a tire representing an“O”would qualify but not an “O”depicted on a sign. Look for letter formations in your world and send them to us by March 19. Be sure to identify the letter in your photo. Some of the most creative photos will appear in the April 2012 issue of Today in Mississippi. Photographers whose photos are selected for publication are eligible for a $200 cash prize, to be awarded in a random drawing in December. Photos are selected for publication based on their overall quality, relevance to the given theme, visual impact and suitability for printing on newsprint paper. We look for bright photos with good contrast and sharp focus. Submission requirements • Photos must relate to the given theme.

• Photos must be the original work of an amateur photographer (of any age). • Send prints or digital photos, but all photos must be in sharp focus. • Digital photos should be high-resolution JPG files. The images may be cropped but please do not use photo-editing software to adjust colors or tones. • Please do not send any photo with the date appearing on the image. • Photos must be accompanied by identifying information, including photographer’s name, address, phone and electric power association (if applicable). Include the name(s) of any recognizable people in the picture. • Submit as many photos as you like, but select only your best work. • Prints will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We cannot, however, guarantee their safe return through the mail. How to submit Mail prints or a photo CD to

Picture This, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300. Or, attach photos to an email message and send to news@epaofms.com. If submitting more than one photo, please attach all photos to only one e-mail message, if possible. Photos must be postmarked or emailed by March 19. For more information, call Debbie Stringer, editor, at 601-605-8610 or e-mail news@epaofms.com.

A Gathering for Women, March 3, Diamondhead. Christian speaker and author Tracy Lewis of Mercy & Grace Ministry to speak on Relationship Building; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch; child care for 12 and under. Free. Diamondhead Community Church. Details: 228-255-5556; www.dhcommunity church.org. Greenhouse Tomato Short Course, March 67, Raymond. Seminars, exhibitors covering all aspects of greenhouse tomato production. Admission; advance registration available. Eagle Ridge Conference Center. Details: 601892-3731; greenhousetomatosc.com. B&S Consignment - Ladies, Juniors and Men’s Consignment Sales, March 7-9, Brookhaven. Clothing, accessories, home decor, furniture. Lincoln Civic Center. Details: 601-303-1466; www.bnsconsignment.com. Twice As Nice Kids Resale Event, March 810, Biloxi. Gently used children’s toys, clothes, books, infant equipment, games and more. Free. Dr. Frank Gruich Sr. Community Center. Details: 850-341-1676; www.2asnicekids resale.com. Book Signing and Reading, March 13, Waynesboro. Mississippi author AnDerecco; 35 p.m. Waynesboro-Wayne County Library. Details: 769-218-7687; anderecco@ gmail.com.

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Saturday, February 25 9 am – 6 pm Sunday, February 26 10 am – 5 pm Adults $5.00 • Students $3.00 24 Dealers of Gems, Minerals, Fossils, Jewelry, Beads, Lapidary Tools and More. MGMS Demonstrations of all Lapidary Art including Cabochon Cutting, Faceting, Flint Knapping, Wire Wrapping, and much more • Junior Demonstration Table • Exhibits • Touch and See with Braille Labels • Colleges and Groups http://missgems.org

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2 PIECE STEEL LOADING RAMPS

SAVE 50%

300 LB. CAPACITY

7999

$

REG. PRICE $119.99

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580 LB. CAPACITY FOUR DRAWER ROLLER CART LOT NO. 95659

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5

$ 49

Not for use on AGM batteries.

REG. PRICE $12.99

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LOT NO. 68868/69421 REG. PRICE $11.99

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LOT NO. 68287

18 VOLT CORDLESS 3/8" DRILL/DRIVER AND FLASHLIGHT KIT

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Includes one 18V NiCd battery and charger.

REG. PRICE $229.99

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1999

$

REG. PRICE $39.99

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Item 97080 shown

3 GALLON 100 PSI OILLESS AIR COMPRESSOR

LOT NO. 97080/69269

39

99 SAVE $ 50% REG. PRICE $79.99

REG. PRICE $79.99

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99

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SAVE $40

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39

$

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LOT NO. 67979

REG. PRICE $12.99

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LOT NO. 44649

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DIGITAL INSPECTION CAMERA WITH 2.4" COLOR LCD MONITOR

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LOT NO. 42305/ 69044

$ 99

Item 68868 shown

REG. $ 99 $24.99 PRICE

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LOT NO. 98085

METRIC

LOT NO. 42304/ 69043

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LOT NO. 5889

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36 LED SOLAR SECURITY LIGHT

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YOUR CHOICE!

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SAVE 60%

R ! 9 PIECE HIGHLY POLISHED PE ON U P COMBINATION WRENCH SETS S U CO

ANY SINGLE ITEM!

REG. PRICE $6.99

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19

Item 42304 shown

HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS - LIMIT 1 Use this coupon to save 20% on any one single item purchased when you shop at a Harbor Freight Tools store. *Cannot be used with any other discount or coupon. Coupon not valid on any of the following: gift cards, Inside Track Club membership, extended service plans, Compressors, Generators, Tool Cabinets, Welders, Floor Jacks, Campbell Hausfeld products, open box items, Parking Lot Sale items, Blowout Sale items, Day After Thanksgiving Sale items, Tent Sale items, 800 number orders or online orders. Coupon not valid on prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase date with original receipt. Coupon cannot be bought, sold, or transferred. Original coupon must be presented in-store to receive the offer. Valid through 6/4/12. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

LOT NO. 65570

90 AMP FLUX WIRE WELDER LOT NO. NO GAS 68887/ REQUIRED! 98871

OFF

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$ 99

99

AUTO DARKENING WELDING HELMET WITH BLUE FLAME DESIGN

20%

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LOT NO. 877

1999

LOT NO. 66619 REG. PRICE $179.99

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ON ALL HAND TOOLS!

$

REG. PRICE $19.99

800 RATED WATTS/ 900 MAX. WATTS PORTABLE GENERATOR

SAVE $90

Item 68887 shown

ITEM 65020/69052/69111

Item 65020 shown

SAVE 50%

$ 99

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3-1/2" SUPER BRIGHT NINE LED ALUMINUM FLASHLIGHT

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WITH ANY PURCHASE

REG. PRICE $39.99

4-1/2" ANGLE GRINDER

Grinding wheel sold separately.

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FREE!

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LIFETIME WARRANTY

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R ! PE ON SU UP CO

SAVE $50 LOT NO. 68146

2000 LB. ELECTRIC WINCH WITH REMOTE CONTROL AND AUTOMATIC BRAKE

$

4999

REG. PRICE $99.99

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