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Express yourself: Elected officials want to know what’s on your mind ost of us have attended a sporting event and witnessed the excitement prior to the competition. Both sides combine their voices, proclaiming their allegiance and anticipating a victory. Their voices are heard. But at game’s end only one side will be able to declare victory. Simply put, that’s what happens. It’s why they play the game. It’s much the same way in government. People routinely gather at our state Capitol or at local courthouses and city halls to demonstrate their passion for a certain cause and to voice their opinion. They hope to encourage lawmakers to take their side. It’s why men and women have fought many battles to ensure each of us continues to have the right to voice our opinions. I believe it’s important for us to exercise freedom of speech in an appropriate manner. While coffee shops make great places to debate government actions and sometimes judge our lawmakers, it does little good to leave your discussion there. Your voice should be taken outside your friendly gathering place and into a place where it can be openly discussed and receive attention. Public policy has never been born out of silence. In January, our state elected officials will take office and begin the task of tackling issues facing all of us. As a past elected official, I personally know the importance of hearing from the people. I wanted to hear from both sides before making a decision on an issue. If you have a concern or a cause, let the men and women who represent you hear your voice. They want to hear from us. Our voices will help lawmakers craft legislation that ensures Mississippi continues to be a great place to live and work. As we try to influence others, the greatest resource we have is our voice. Used in the proper manner, it can literally change lives and our surroundings. But we must know how to use our voices to benefit others. Throughout history, many great leaders have used their strong voices to direct us in a path that has made America a great nation.

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When we speak out, we should be clear and concise. Too often after hearing people speak, we look around and wonder, “What did they say?” We are accountable for our spoken words. It’s time for people to be careful when speaking. Today’s technology has created a new arena for instantly speaking out, which can crank up the rumor mill. It’s important to use our voice only after we know the facts. We must hold each other accountable for the messages we deliver. The second part of this communication lesson is the art of listening. We must have dialogue with others and be willing to listen to the opposing view. If we listen closely, we can find good advice and common ground. In sharing my thoughts, I am reminded how much this parallels with electric power associations and their boards of directors, who are elected by the people they serve. Each month, more than 225 men and women gather in their local electric power association’s board room to tend to the business of ensuring reliable, affordable electric service for more than 1.8 million Mississippians. This unique way of doing business affords you an opportunity to voice your concerns with the people who represent you at your electric cooperative. As we begin the new year, let’s work on our communication skills. We have many easy-to-use forums to share our voices. Our website, www.epaofms.com, features Let’s Talk. It’s a place to let us know what’s on your mind. I will continue to use my monthly column to voice useful information and to promote ideas for helping others. And, as always, I will listen.

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For the first time in Mississippi Darrell Smith - President history, two women will serve in Kevin Doddridge - First Vice President Brad Robison - Second Vice President top elected positions at the Wayne Henson - Secretary/Treasurer same time. EDITORIAL STAFF Meet Commissioner of Agricul- Michael Callahan - Executive Vice President/CEO Ron Stewart - Senior Vice President, Co-op Services ture and Commerce Cindy Hyde- Mark Bridges - Manager, Support Services Jay Swindle - Manager, Advertising Smith and state Treasurer Lynn Debbie H. Stringer - Editor Abby Berry - Communications Specialist Fitch on pages 4-5. Rickey McMillan - Graphics Specialist Linda Hutcherson - Administrative Assistant

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A young whitetail deer finds the sunshine irresistible on a recent cold day in Ridgeland. This is the time of year when whitetails have courting on their mind, not to mention fleeing from hunters. So please drive with extra caution in areas where deer are likely to dart across roadways—which in Mississippi can be anywhere.

Mississippi is . . . . . . the land that I love, the land where my dear mother and father rest. The land that I hope to return to enjoy very soon as my husband and I prayfully plan to build a vacation home. I love everything about Mississippi. The dirt roads, the beautiful but simple life.... We have lived in many places over the last 29 years (retired military), but there is no place like my homeland, Mississippi. I remember the days when my father knew and would call each of his cattle by name.... Mother cooking good meals on the wood stove. Those were the pure days I ask God to please allow me to enjoy my homeland again prior to leaving this world.... People still take pride in everything they do. They are generous and respectful. May God continue to bless the great state of Mississippi. — Rev. Howard and Bobby (Phillips) Newton, San Antonio, Texas Kudzu growing nearly everywhere, The sounds of mockingbirds fill the air. The magnolia trees that smell so sweet, The nicest people you will ever meet. One of my favorite places to be, that’s what Mississippi means to me. — Lynn Nuckles, Olive Branch I was born and raised in Mississippi. It’s corn fields, the smell of cotton fields and the hard-working farmers that went to the fields before daylight and stayed till dark. I love to live where people still say “y’all” and the slogan “He ain’t got a lick of sense.” — Peggy Lucas, Louisville

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For the first time ever, two women will be serving in statewide elected offices. Today in Mississippi talked with Fitch and Hyde-Smith to learn more about their lives, their campaign experience and their priorities as they assume responsibility for two of the top posts in state government. By Debbie Stringer hen the opportunity arose to run for state treasurer, Lynn Fitch gathered her three children, ages 25, 16 and 13, around the table at her home in Madison. “We sat down and had a family vote about it and talked about Mom missing ball games, that kind of thing,” she said.

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“The vote was unanimous. I couldn’t have run if it was not.” Little did she know that J.T., her 13year-old son, would nearly upstage her in radio and TV commercials. Or that her kids would become so caught up in watching election night coverage they would forget to eat. Neither could she foresee the emotional toll on her family. “It really got tough on my kids when the negative advertising and brochures started. That really hurt them. For me, it was just politics, but I hated seeing them so hurt by it.” Fitch’s hard-fought victory was made sweeter by her family’s enthusiastic involvement—and the fact that it was her first run for office. Her interest in public service stems from her youth in Holly Springs, Fitch said. “I think I got excited about public service when I came to work as a page [for former Rep. Ralph Doxey] when I was in junior high school.” Fitch graduated from the

University of Mississippi (where she was what we are doing. They belive that we treasurer of the law school). She starting can continue to move forward. practicing law at the age of 23, when “And the people I met who had moved Attorney General Ed Pittman hired her as here said it’s like a hidden jewel—they an assistant attorney general. love being in Mississippi,” she said. She has devoted her career to state Fitch said she was “honored and humgovernment, where she was counsel for bled” by voters’ support during the prithe House of Representatives and worked mary, run-off and general elections. “I as a bond attorney with a focus on gener- very much appreciate that people believed al and municipal bonds. In 2009, Gov. in me enough to go the polls, not once Haley Barbour appointed Fitch to serve but three times. It showed me that taxpayers wanted to hire someone who was as director of the state Personnel Board. Fitch said she was encouraged by Eve- truly qualified. “With all my experience, I don’t think lyn Gandy, the only other woman to serve as state treasurer and the state’s first I could be more prepared to work as state treasurer. It’s a very, very complex office. female lieutenant governor. “She was such a mentor. She helped The treasurer is responsible for ... the me with my career path and personal investment of our bonds, for indebteddevelopment plan,” Fitch said. “So I ness, being engaged with the state bond think at this point, she’s probably smiling commission, sitting on 17 boards and from ear to ear from heaven.” commissions, and being involved with Fitch campaigned on the ‘I very much appreciate that people believed in premise that her me enough to go the polls, not once but three qualifications were times. It showed me that taxpayers wanted to tailor-made for the duties of treasurer. hire someone who was truly qualified.’ “I think that made — Lynn Fitch me comfortable in asking the taxpayers to hire me as the chief financial officer.” unclaimed property. The most enjoyable part of the cam“It’s all about the transition and flow paign, Fitch said, was her personal visits of state funds,” she said. The incoming treasurer said she relishwith people in every county of the state. es the opportunity to get involved in eco“I think I put a little over 50,000 miles nomic development—again. As assistant on my car,” she said. While campaigning, Fitch recognized a attorney general, Fitch worked on behalf of the Mississippi Development Authority bond all Mississippians share, regardless of geography. “The bottom line is that and helped draft related legislation. people love our state. They believe in Continued on page 6


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up in state politics of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith take office in January. indy Hyde-Smith spent the night of the primary election deliberately avoiding the election coverage on TV. For months she had led an exhausting campaign that reached into all 82 counties. Her message focused on her accomplishments as a three-term state senator and chairman of the Senate agriculture committee—and the goals she intended to achieve as Mississippi’s first female commissioner of agriculture and commerce. “I hadn’t been on the sidelines waiting to jump into the game. I’d been on the pitcher’s mound with a 12-year verifiable record,” Hyde-Smith said. Nonstop campaigning had taken its toll on Hyde-Smith’s health (she lost 25 pounds during the campaign), but she was satisfied she had done all she could to woo voters. So on election night, she switched on the History Channel to relax as the returns started rolling in. As it turned out, Hyde-Smith won solid victories in both the primary and

parents of a 12-year-old daughter, AnnaMichael, and are members of Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association. Hyde-Smith grew up in Monticello, where her father worked in the trucking business. “We always had big gardens, and I learned how to drive on a Farmall Cub tractor,” she said. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, she worked out of San Francisco and Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist in transportation and healthcare issues before settling with her husband in Lincoln County. In 1999 Hyde-Smith defeated a 20year incumbent to become senator representing Lawrence, Lincoln and Simpson counties. In her second term, when Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck asked Hyde-Smith which committee assignment she wanted, HydeSmith chose agriculture. She chaired the committee for eight years. Being a woman was never an obstacle in her runs for the Senate, where other women served, Hyde-Smith said. But a female commissioner of agriculture? That was unheard of in Mississippi, where only six men have held the post since ‘I want to make a difference. I want to 1906. (Mississippi is one of only 11 states that elect an make things happen. You will have to agriculture commissioner. put reins on me.’ There are currently five — Cindy Hyde-Smith female agriculture commissioners, all appointed.) Hyde-Smith banked on the general elections. her reputation in Mississippi’s ag com“I had set my goals, I worked the plan munity as a champion for producers, and we did it,” the incoming commisdemonstrated in part by her ardent sioner said. defense of private property rights and Hyde-Smith and her husband, Mike, a support of catfish labeling requirements. fourth-generation farmer, raise beef cattle When she takes over as commissioner in Lincoln County and are partners in in January, Hyde-Smith will oversee the Lincoln County Livestock, which has Department of Agriculture and Comhosted a stockyard auction in Brookhaven merce, a regulatory agency that serves every Tuesday since 1942. They are the consumers as well as producers. The

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agency’s vast area of responsibility ranges from regulatory services to ag theft to market development. Every Mississippian benefits from the department’s efforts to ensure accurate weights and measures, Hyde-Smith pointed out. “We make sure you get a gallon of gas for the gallon you pay for. And we make sure there are 10 pounds of potatoes in the bags marked 10 pounds.” Involving the agriculture department in growing the state’s economy will be a priority for the new commissioner. “My thing is economic development. I will dive in head first with that,” she said. “The agency right now is not geared toward that, so there will have to be a bridge built from the Mississippi Development Authority to the Department of Agriculture. We all have the same

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goal. Let’s just move ahead together.” She wants to build on Mississippi’s strengths as a rural state where a $6.9 billion agriculture industry is responsible for 25 percent of jobs. “That’s one of the reasons I ran for this job. Agriculture is the most essential industry in this state, or any other state. “With our climate and our average annual rainfall, we are very conducive to ag production,” Hyde-Smith said. “I think we need to capitalize on what we’re already doing well, and that’s something we have the work force for.” While jobs in food production and processing may not rank on the pay scale with, say, automotive production, “it employs a lot of people in Mississippi who have that skill level and need a job,” Hyde-Smith said. Yet the number of farmers has Continued on page 6

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A new start can happen any time of year This is a sunset at Natchez. They say that our sunset is someone else's sunrise. So I suppose endings and beginings are going on 'round the clock all day somewhere. That way we don't have to wait till New Year's to do our resolutions. We have a brand new start every day to try them out. Photo: Walt Grayson

he holidays are behind us and the New Year is before us. Again. The beginning of the year is the psychological start of something brand new. But in reality it’s no more a “beginning” than is the start of every new month, or new week or the sunrise of every new morning, for that matter. Except we don’t pop firecrackers at midnight every night to celebrate arrival of the new day. Daddy made a lot of stock about the coming of the New Year. I remember often times over in October or November he’d tell Mama that things would look a lot brighter after the first of the year. ‘Course, he was a pest control man and the termites started swarming when warm weather hit. So things did look up for him. But on the other hand, that’s about the same time things started looking bad for the homeowner whose house had the termites. So I guess everything balances out. We’re in the 150th anniversary years of the Civil War right now. And, of course, Mississippi was in the thick of that war. I was trying to think back to what New Year’s Day of 1862—150 years ago this year—must have been like

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in Mississippi. Actually, as far as the war was concerned, it was rather quiet here. Mississippi had seceded from the Union the previMississippi ous year, on Jan. 9, Seen 1861. And so far, by Walt Grayson there was no fighting in the state. I’m sure a lot of people thought the whole war would be waged between Washington and Richmond, the two capitals of the two nations. So January of 1862 would have arrived about as peacefully as any January ever had in Mississippi. Even though it was calm here, surely there was more tension in the air back then because a war was being fought in the East. Planters would have wondered if they would be able to sell their cotton crop that year. Regular folks wondered what all this had to do with them. Lincoln hadn’t issued the Emancipation Proclamation yet, so the slaves didn’t know the war was to have much effect on them at all as of yet. I’m sure there were lots of people who were surprised the war was even still

being fought on New Year’s of 1862. Because when it started, everybody just knew their soldiers could whip the stew out of the other army in no time. But the first pitched battles had been fought way back in July, half a year ago, and nobody had whipped anybody yet. And I’m pretty sure everybody in Mississippi was thankful on that New Year’s Day 150 years ago that the fighting was in the East and not here at home. But it would be only four short months, in April of 1862, that the North and South would clash for two days a few miles north of Corinth at Shiloh and leave 22,000 people dead. That’s more than the present-day population of Oxford, Natchez, Brandon, Pascagoula, Greenwood, Brookhaven

and most other towns in the state. But Shiloh would be four months in the future from that New Year’s Day 150 years ago. And there was no hint that anything like that was going to happen the day the calendar changed. All that said, let me wish us all a happy New Year for 2012. But let’s take a lesson from the past and live it a day at a time. 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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Lynn Fitch

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“So now, you’ll have a treasurer who can sit at the economic development table and have those discussions about potential projects,” Fitch said. “I think this will be the year we can kick off some of those programs, get people reinvested, get the employment back under wraps and grow some of these small businesses. “We’ll also look at how we can reduce debt. We pay roughly a million dollars a day on [the state’s] debt, so it’s important to look at that.” Teaming with state legislators and other agency heads to devise strategic moves for Mississippi’s future will be a first-year priority, Fitch said. “We’ll look at creating partnerships and how we can maximize those partnerships,” she said. “I think you’ll see our agency really blossom and be very empowered, very much a part of state government. And it’s going to be great to have two women on that team.” Learn more about the duties of the Mississippi State Treasurer’s office at www.treasury.state.ms.us.

dwindled as the numbers who depend on them for food have greatly increased, she pointed out. Fewer young people are choosing farming as a lifestyle. “It’s hard work and not everybody is willing to do that. I encourage people to at least take a look at it as a vocation. You can lease land—you don’t have to inherit it. You just have to be a good manager. “Some of the sharpest people you will meet are farmers,” she said. Hyde-Smith is eager to make her own contribution to agriculture in Mississippi as commissioner. “I want to make a difference. I want to make things happen. You will have to put reins on me,” she said. She hopes her successful campaign will encourage other women to consider running for political office. “I’ve always said it’s very hard to out-work a woman. I tell those guys in the Senate all the time: If you’ve got a female opponent, you better look out. You’ve got a contender on your hands.” Learn more about the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce at www.mdac.state.ms.us.


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Listening in a January woodlot anuary is not likely the first choice as a perfect time for communing with the natural world. True, there is some incredible hunting afforded during this month, but not everyone is a hunter. And there are some pleasant days scattered about, days that are brisk but sunny and inviting. There are, however, and perhaps more often that not, those days of dreary nothingness. This is deep winter in the South. Glum skies can cause an otherwise cheerful countenance to be downcast. Biting cold can prompt exposed cheeks and noses and fingers to seek the refuge of warmth. January can be disagreeable. But it can also be alluring. Even its austerity is capable of touching the very core of one’s being and motivating that one to look at life deeply, to be reflective and introspective. We all need these exercises. They help us more fully realize who and what we really are. They allow us, even encourage us, to escape from the superficial that so often permeates the everyday and trek

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quietly into depths that are the essence of life. While I don’t recall the specifics, it was on such a day and in such a setting that a character from my latest book, “Summer Lightning Distant Thunder,” made his first appearance in my mind. Simon Keats strode into my consciousness on a January afternoon in a Mississippi woodlot and began talking. In his conversation with Jackson (Sun) Bain, the leading male character, Simon responds with wisdom that belies his country lifestyle. Sun notes: “You seem to talk a great deal Mississippi about this Good Outdoors Lord as you call Him.” by Tony Kinton There was a blatant air of sarcasm in Sun’s voice as he spoke these words and gestured toward the heavens, heavens that were gloriously decorated this evening by the one to whom Sun referred with such a cavalier

manner. “Are you some religious fanatic or something?” “Ain’t religious a’tall, most folks would say. Ain’t been to church reg’lar since I come to the frontier. ‘Course, they ain’t many churches on the frontier to go to no how. Guess my church is mostly the trees and fields and rivers. Guess I’m part of the same congregation as the critters out here. But that don’t mean I ain’t in contact with the Almighty. Me and him talk reg’lar…. And when the Good Lord is finished with me in this world, I know where I’m a goin’. Do you?” “I never had much use for all that. I am fully acquainted with the church; my parents saw to that. And I suppose I believe in God. But this talking with God and knowing what awaits at the end of this life is something I don’t think we can do. I believe God gave us intelligence and resourcefulness and expects us to use both as we live. I just can’t see Him being available to talk with, and such things.” “Sorry to hear that. But me, I talk to Him every day. Ain’t plannin’ to

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.

Photos of common items resembling letters of the alphabet spell out the name “Lexie.”

stop no time soon.” “And I guess you are going to tell me now that He answers you when you talk.” “Well, not so much when I talk, but when I listen He shorely does answer. Now, ain’t no words I can acc’lly hear. More like this little whisper, this little tuggin’ in my heart. Yup, ain’t no doubt it’s God alright.” Simon was right. It is the listening and not the talking that is of most importance. January is here and a January woodlot is the perfect place to sit and listen. Perhaps we all should do this more often. 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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Plant living screens to improve scenery anuary is a good time to take a look at your landscape because views are not obstructed by much foliage. When we can get a really clear view of what lies beyond our own yards, we sometimes don’t like what we see. Many times we see the neighbor’s house or some view we’re not interested in. These views are hidden in the summer but seem to stare back in the winter. You may notice some traffic noise that gets blocked out by summer foliage. You could build a privacy fence or wall, but these can seem a little cold and stark. It may be time to plant a living screen. I’m often asked what plants can be used for a living screen. I usually answer by asking what plants can’t be used. Almost any evergreen, except for short ones, can be effective screening material. And don’t think that screens are limited to large landscapes only. Living screens can create cozy, intimate outdoor rooms in small spaces. I have always liked living screens made of hollies. Because there are so many leaf shapes and textures, a screen of hollies can appear to be made of several different plant species. Foster’s holly is a good choice, with its pyramid shape and bright red Southern berries in the winGardening ter. Other good hollies are Nellie R. by Dr. Gary Bachman Stevens, which at times can seem more red than green because of its many berries, and Chinese holly, known botanically as Ilex cornuta. Some gardeners like to use native plants in the landscape. If you want a native holly for your screen, I would suggest the American holly, Ilex opaca. The native Eastern red cedar provides habitat for wildlife to nest and forage. There will be slight variations in the cedar’s foliage color from bright green to bluish green. Southern and sweet bay are a couple

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Living screens can block out unpleasant views in landscapes in ways not possible with fences or walls. This row of pampas grass is green and full, even in the winter. Photo: Gary Bachman

of native magnolias that work well. The southern magnolia is a big plant that needs lots of room. Little Gem magnolia is a small alternative—if you can call 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide “small.” Little Gem is a Mississippi Medallion winner. Sweet bay may lose its leaves during really cold weather and should be companion planted with other evergreen shrubs.

Grasses can be effective screens. Pampas grass is a good choice. With its arching, silvery-green foliage, this grass can get to 7 feet tall and wide. The flower stalks can be up to 10 feet tall, and its feathery plumes will persist through the winter. Whichever plants you choose, here is a tip to planting a successful living screen: Plant two rows in a zigzag pat-

tern resembling clumping that might occur naturally. If you were to plant in a straight line, you would have a formal look at first, but differing growth rates or a lost plant could cause visual problems later. Dr. Gary Bachman is MSU horticulturist at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi.


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fan has been spent in despondency at the end of those games. This year is the first time since 1942 retired last year from a career that began that MSU has won three consecutive games against Ole Miss. Therefore, Mr. in 1953. On the other hand, it wasn’t a happy Roy didn’t complain as he sat in the rain watching MSU rise as the winner. That ending for people who are fans of the Ole Miss Bears (Rebels?)—the yearly in- didn’t mean that I was happy about getting soaked to the bone. state rivalry for the Golden Egg. We do strange things for the men we I live with a man who has known love. I could use the adjective “nice,” more unhappy endings than he cares to admit. The majority of his life as a Dawg bypassing “strange.” Yet when the choice

Here’s to happy endings ost normal people like happy endings. “You can wrap that in Maroon and White,” sums up a happy ending if you’re familiar with a catchphrase made prominent by Jack Cristil, the retired radio sports announcer for the Mississippi State University Bulldogs. He

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is “drenched and miserable” or “dry and comfortable,” and we choose miserable, it must be love. Too much football talk after the season? Even though I began this column about football and its fans, my main theme is Happy Endings. Last month I wrote that our tradition of having family come to our house for Thanksgiving had been changed. They couldn’t get home because everyone had other plans. I should know by now that God does His work if we wait on Him. Our daughter’s family shuffled their plans and insisted that we motor up to their home this year. But we still kept our promise to help feed those in our area, as we planned. We had a Grin ‘n’ wonderful, thankBare It ful, family day by Kay Grafe with lots of food and laughs—like many of you experienced. The main idea is to pause and reflect on the many good things that have blessed our lives over the past year. Why not pause and praise God more often in our New Year, 2012? Today I'm sitting in my tree house watching the cardinals eat from their feeders, the cats and dogs sleeping together in peace (our new kitten Mollie has been accepted), while Mr. Roy is walking in the woods. I’m thankful for my children and grandchildren and friends, and even for all the leaves and pine straw on the lawn. I’m thankful for my warm kitchen, though it’s in disarray and smells like fried catfish. I could go on and on. And so could you. Some people may have unhappy endings at this moment, but faith, patience and just living from day to day can help. Since I’ve been around for over 50 years, unhappy experiences visited me. Yet they finally get in their car and leave! The rain always ends, followed by you know what. If you’re having trouble finding the “you know what,” read a good novel. Here’s a quick hint: Read the last page first so you'll know if it has a happy ending. 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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Lee Hedegaard, General Manager & CEO Lorri Freeman, Manager of Communications Amanda Parker, Communications Specialist For more information, call 601-947-4211/228-497-1313 x 2251 or visit our website at www.singingriver.com

PCA increase due to higher wholesale power costs and regulations

Bills mailed after Jan. 6, 2012, to Singing River Electric members will reflect a power cost adjustment (PCA) increase due to rising generation costs and new regulations for power plants. A residential bill of 1,000 kilowatt-hours, for example, will increase by $4.30, or 3.79 percent. South Mississippi Electric Power Association, headquartered in Hattiesburg, is Singing River Electric’s wholesale power provider. Singing River Electric and South Mississippi Electric have worked together to stabilize the cost of power over the years. As a result, the cost of power in 2010 and 2011 was less than in 2009. “Even with this PCA increase, our current rates are very competitive with those of surrounding utilities,” said Singing River Electric CEO and General Manager Lee Hedegaard. Wholesale power costs make up 78 percent of Singing River Electric’s cost

of service. Increases in wholesale power including fuel, its transportation and the cost for power plants to meet new federal regulations are considered a ‘passthrough’ expense and receive no mark up. South Mississippi Electric uses a mix of fuels to generate electricity, including coal, natural gas, hydroelectric and nuclear. This diversity helps lessen the impact of power cost adjustments when one fuel source has a dramatic increase in cost. However, many of the different fuels will increase in cost next year. • Grand Gulf Nuclear Station (GGNS) will go through improvements in the coming year, taking it out of commission for nearly three months. During the outage, purchased power which is more expensive, will be needed to replace nuclear power. Nuclear is South Mississippi Electric’s most economic source for power generation. When GGNS returns to service, however, it will provide additional generation for years. • Power generation at South Mississippi Electric’s coal-fired Plant Morrow will decrease due to federal regulations. Beginning in 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) will restrict Morrow’s produc-

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tion from May through September, just as south Mississippi needs electricity for those hot summer months. CSAPR limits South Mississippi Electric’s access to Mississippi’s second most economical source of generation and forces South Mississippi Electric to run less-efficient units to replace the resource. In addition, the cost of Central Appalachian coal that fuels Plant Morrow has increased nearly 26 percent from 2009 to 2012 due to EPA regulations and world demand. (Cost per ton received in 2009 was $87.25, according to South Mississippi Electric, versus the 2012 budget cost at $109.74 per ton.) • Some wholesale power is purchased from Mississippi Power Company (MPCO). This has been an economical resource in the past; however, MPCO has sought significant wholesale power cost increases in 2012 due to financing costs associated with the construction of the Kemper County IGCC plant and improvements to Plant Daniel in Jackson County due to EPA regulations. Singing River Electric is working with South Mississippi Electric to study its options and to plan for future generation in an effort to keep electricity costs low and limit the effect of increases in any one power-generation resource. According to South Mississippi Electric, cost increases are industry-wide and mostly due to EPA actions impacting coal mining and generation. “Singing River Electric and South Mississippi Electric will continue to work together to find cost-effective generation resources and aggressively work with lawmakers and regulatory agencies on its members’ behalf to protect the reliability and affordability of electric energy,” Hedegaard said.

Member Services Rep. Stan Mills mills@singingriver.com

www.singingriver.com

Lee Hedegaard, General Manager and CEO Singing River Electric

Energy tips for cold weather

It’s wintertime again and as temperatures fall into the thirties, twenties, and even the teens, you can expect your energy use to increase. An electric furnace using electric strip heat uses about three times the energy of your air conditioning unit. If you have an electric heat pump you may notice the auxiliary heat is on with the heat pump during these periods of low temperatures. It is important to remember the lower the temperatures get, the more the heat runs and that results in higher energy use and bills. If you raise the thermostat as the outside temperature falls, your heat will run continuously. One way to manage energy use during this time is to program your thermostat to 68 degrees and leave it at this temperature - no matter how cold it gets outside. Bundle up with sweaters and blankets to keep warm. Program your thermostat to run at 65 degrees while no one is home. However, remember all homes are different. If your home is older or does not have proper insulation, you may need to keep your heat at a higher temperature to stay warm and safe. For more energy-savings tips visit our website at www.singingriver.com.


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MEET YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS Singing River Electric Power Association takes pride in introducing those who will be representing you in the 2012 Mississippi Legislature. On these pages are lawmakers representing Harrison, Jackson, George, Stone, Wayne, Greene and Perry counties, as well as addresses where they can be reached by letter. Singing River Electric salutes these individuals who serve their constituents in the spirit of public service and who dedicate their political careers to helping shape the future for Mississippians.

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THAD COCHRAN

Sen. Phillip A. Gandy

Sen. Brice Wiggins

Sen. Michael Watson

District 43: George, Greene, Stone and Wayne counties Address: 6 Oakwood Lane Waynesboro, MS 39367 First Year in Legislature

District 52: Jackson County Address: P.O. Box 922 Pascagoula, MS 39568 First Year in Legislature

District 51: Jackson County Address: 502 Delmas Ave., Pascagoula, MS 39567 Years in Legislature: 5

State House of Representatives ROGER WICKER

Congressional Representative Rep. Billy Broomfield

Rep. Jeffrey S. Guice

Rep. Manley Barton

Rep. Charles Busby

District 110: Jackson County Address: 4512 Hawkins St., Moss Point, MS 39563 Years in Legislature: 21

District 114: Harrison and Jackson counties Address: 1208 Iola Rd., Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Years in Legislature: 4

District 109: George and Jackson counties Address: 7905 Pecan Ridge Dr. Moss Point, MS 39562 First Year in Legislature

District 111: Jackson County Address: 907 Grant Ave. Pascagoula, MS 39567 First Year in Legislature

STEVEN PALAZZO Rep. Douglas D. (Doug) McLeod District 107: Forrest, George, Jackson and Stone counties Address: 1211 Bexley Church Rd. Lucedale, MS 39452 First Year in Legislature

Rep. John O. Read

Rep. Dennis DeBar, Jr.

District 112: Jackson County Address: 2396 Robert Hiram Dr., Gautier, MS 39552 Years in Legislature: 20

District 105: Forrest, George, Greene, Perry and Wayne counties Address: P.O. Box 1090 Leakesville, MS 39451 First Year in Legislature

Rep. Henry B. “Hank” Zuber III District 113: Jackson County Address: 429 Hanley Rd., Ocean Springs, MS 39564 Years in Legislature: 13

United States Representative 4th District


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Baby Broccoli Muffins

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Cooks Recollections Union Baptist Church Favorites

1 (10-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli 1 (7 1/2-oz.) pkg. corn muffin mix 4 eggs, beaten

1 stick margarine, melted 3/4 cup cottage cheese 1 large onion, chopped

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease miniature muffin tins. Cook broccoli according to package directions; drain well. Mix corn muffin mix, eggs, margarine, cottage cheese, onion and broccoli until blended. Pour into muffin tins and bake for 10-12 minutes.

FEATURED COOKBOOK:

When the women of Union Baptist Church in Tylertown began making plans to produce their third cookbook, they decided to spice it up with a bit of nostalgia. Established in 1815, the church is two years older than Mississippi itself. Some of the recipes passed down through generations of church women had been collected in two earlier cookbooks, the first published in 1991. With those two editions long gone, it was time for a new cookbook—well, maybe not totally new. “We felt that we needed to include many of the older recipes from both [previous] books, as some of these you will not find in newer, more modern books—hence the name ‘Recollections,’” said church member Jo Ann McEwen. “Many of the recipes you find on the pages of this book bring back recollections of ladies (and men) who were great members of our church.” Proceeds raised from past cookbook sales have helped support a church expansion, youth activities and supplies for an annual mission trip to Mexico. Sales of “Recollections” will help fund an annual multi-day Ladies Retreat for concentrated Bible study and fellowship, as well as other projects. “Recollections” is a loose-leaf, hard-cover edition available by mail. Send your order to Union Baptist Church, Attn: Jo Ann McEwen, 345 Highway 27 North, Tylertown, MS 39667. Price is $15 plus $6 postage per copy. For more information, email sherylbr@bellsouth.net or call 601-876-5888 during business hours. Enjoy this sampling of recipes from the pages of “Recollections”!

Dirt Cake 1 large pkg. Oreo cookies 1/2 stick magarine, at room temperature 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 1/4 cups milk 2 pkgs. instant vanilla pudding mix 12 oz. whipped topping

Crush cookies and set aside. Cream margarine, cream cheese and powdered sugar. Set aside. Mix milk and pudding mix; combine with cream cheese mixture. Mix well and fold in whipped topping. Layer ingredients in a large bowl, starting with cookie crumbs, the pudding mixture and ending with cookie crumbs. Refrigerate. Keeps for days.

Super Bowl Salad 1 lb. medium macaroni shells 1/2 lb. hard salami, chopped 1/2 lb. pepperoni, sliced 1/2 lb. provolone cheese, cubed 3 tomatoes, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 can black olives, drained, halved 1 (12-oz.) jar green olives, drained, halved

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and let cool. Combine pasta with remaining ingredients. Dressing: 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. oregano 1/4 cup vinegar 3/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients except oil. Slowly whisk in oil. Let stand 2 to 3 hours. Toss the dressing with the salad to serve.

French Toast Strata 4 oz. day-old French or Italian bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (4 cups) 1/3 cup golden raisins 1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, cut into 1/4-inch cubes 3 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup, plus more to serve with strata, if desired 1 tsp. vanilla 2 Tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Spray an 11-by-17-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place bread cubes in an even layer in prepared dish; sprinkle raisins and cream cheese evenly over bread. Beat eggs until blended in a medium bowl with electric mixer at medium speed. Add milk, 1/2 cup pancake syrup and vanilla; mix well. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Cover; refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over strata. Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes, or until puffed, golden brown and a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares and serve with additional pancake syrup, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Nine-Bean Soup 1 bag barley 1 bag peas 1 bag black peas 1 bag red beans 1 bag great northern beans 1 bag lentils 1 bag pinto beans 1 bag split peas

1 bag black-eyed peas 1 lb. ham, diced 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. salt 1 (16-oz.) can tomatoes 1 (10-oz.) can Ro-Tel tomatoes

Combine all beans and peas; divide into bags with 2 cups each. Wash 2 cups beans and soak overnight. Drain. Add 2 quarts water, ham, onion, garlic and salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until beans are tender. Add tomatoes. Simmer 30 minutes longer.

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Readers’ photos define life in the Magnolia State Above: The state flower, by Phyllis Smith, Yazoo City; Yazoo Valley EPA member Above right: Mississippian musician, by Jessica Breland-Amonett, Vancleave; Singing River EPA member Above far right: Baptism of Bryan Hamilton by the Rev. David Cumbest, by Staci Shilling, McComb; Magnolia EPA member Near right: Elmetra Patterson teaches great-niece Michelle Hopkins a lesson in gardening, by Eddie Littleton, Louisville Far right: Raccoon raids the hummingbird feeder, by T.J. Ray, Oxford; North East Mississippi EPA member Below: Fawn feeds on grasses along Natchez Trace Parkway, by Jasmin Clark, Meadville; Magnolia EPA member Below right: Fisherman on Lake Eddins at sunrise, by Carolyn Holifield, Ellisville; Dixie EPA and Southern Pine EPA member


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Above left: Squirrel’s time out, by Kim Manning, Laurel Above: A Yazoo County road in autumn, by Sandy Warren, Benton; Yazoo Valley EPA member Far left: Lost in springtime, by Jacinda Garner, Oxford Left: Beach feet belonging to Melissa, Mason and Dustin Cantella, by Kaelan Nolf, Biloxi; Coast EPA member

Far left: Fourth of July parade in Sumrall, by David Dykes, Sumrall Left: Gray Swann helps gather eggs for Mawmaw, by Martha L. Stevens, Columbia

Congratulations, T.J. Ray! T.J. Ray, of Oxford, won $200 in our drawing among Picture This participants in 2011. See page 7 of this issue for details about our next Picture This reader photo feature.


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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.

Frogs: Beyond Green, through Jan. 9, Jackson. Interactive exploration of frogs, including 25 species of live frogs. Admission. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Details: 601-354-7303; museum.mdwfp.com. Cruzin the South Winter Wheels Indoor Car and Bike Show, Jan. 13-14, Southaven. Cars, bikes, vendors, food, music, Monster Truck and

more. Vendor space available. Admission; under 10 free. Southaven Arena. Details: 662890-7433; www.cruzinsouth.com. Mississippi Opry, Jan. 14, Pearl. Harmony & Grits, Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers to perform; 6-8:30 p.m. Admission; children free. Pearl Community Room. Details: 601331-6672.

Risk Management: Experiments in Mixed Media, Jan. 18 - Feb. 16, Columbus. Exhibit of art works by Sean Bell. Reception Jan. 20, 4:30 p.m. Eugenia Summer Gallery, Mississippi University for Women. Details: 662-329-7119. 12th Annual Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament, Jan. 21-22, Iuka. Tishomingo State Park. Details: 662-438-6914. Clarksdale Film Festival, Jan. 26-29, Clarksdale. Various venues downtown. Details: 662-627-7337. Delta Farm Toy Show, Jan. 27-28, Clarksdale. Coahoma County Expo Center. Details: 662902-8831. Gulf Coast Orchid Society Annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale, Jan. 27-29, Ocean Springs. To include exhibits by commercial dealers and orchid societies from Mississippi and other states. Free admission. Singing River Mall. Details: 228-474-2500;

bjwzoo@aol.com. The Pointer Sisters, Jan. 28, Meridian. Preshow party 6 p.m.; live performance 7:30-9 p.m. Admission. MSU Riley Center. Details: 601-696-2200; www.msurileycenter.com. Pass Christian Oyster Festival, Jan. 28-29, Pass Christian. Oyster-shucking and oystereating contests, crafts, fishing rodeo, rides, runs, lighted boat parade and food. Pass Christian Harbor. Details: 228-342-2366; www.passchristianoysterfestival.webs.com. Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show, Jan. 28 - Feb. 15, Jackson. Champion cowboys, parade, wagon train, rodeo pageant, Mississippi Junior Roundup, Sale of Junior Champions, dance, equine expo, entertainment and more. Livestock show runs Jan. 28 Feb. 19; rodeo Feb. 9-15. Admission. Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Details: 601961-4000. Pianist Bruce Levingston and Guest Artists, Jan. 31, Cleveland. Guest artists are virtuoso violinist Colin Jacobsen and cellist Eric Jacobsen; 7:30 p.m. Bologna Performing Arts Center, Delta State University. Details: 662846-4626; www.bolognapac.com.

Upcoming: 23rd Annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, Feb. 23-26, Natchez. Humanties- and arts-based conference on the theme “Legends, Lore and Literature: Storytelling in the South.”Speakers, oral history workshop, award ceremonies, films, children’s writing project and more. Most events free. Natchez Convention Center. Details: 866296-6522, 601-446-1289; www.colin.edu/nlcc.

All persons preparing to dig must call Mississippi 811 or utilize our online E-locate system, www.ms1call.org, two days prior to the beginning of any work. Underground facilities will be marked using the color code system and then work may proceed.


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