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Cool off your electric bills with TogetherWeSave.com corching temperatures and high electric bills don’t need to arrive hand-in-hand this summer. Electric power associations in Mississippi are committed to providing you with not only safe and reliable electric service, but also with information you need to save energy and keep electric bills affordable when the heat is on. One of the most powerful tools in our energy-saving arsenal is TogetherWeSave.com. The website offers nine applications focusing on different actions that, once completed, show an actual savings calculation. For example, in the “Lower Your Water Heater Temperature” application, you can virtually adjust the temperature setting on the water heater dial to see a projection of how much money you could save by doing just that. Take the Virtual Home Tour on TogetherWeSave.com to find even more ways to cut costs. You will “walk” through a home’s family room, kitchen, laundry room, bedroom, basement and attic. Each area reveals at least two actions you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency. As you move through the room and complete the suggested changes, you will see a running tally of potential energy dollar savings. You’ll also find information specific to manufactured homes, as well as a link for downloading a free copy of “Manufactured Homes: Saving Money by Saving Energy,” a guide from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The website also provides access to the Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives TV Web Portal where you can view short energy efficiency videos. It asks for your zip code to make sure

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you get information appropriate to local weather conditions. You can even connect with other energy-conscious members in the “Share Your Story” forum. Let others know about what you are doing to be more efficient, and learn from their experiences, too. I like reading how other people made simple changes that actually helped reduce their energy costs. Many of them started simply by installing CFLs in their lamps and light fixtures and unplugging any appliance not in use, including computers and televisions. Electric cooperative members from across the country have already visited TogetherWeSave.com and collectively saved an estimated $40 million by making small energy-related changes at home. We want to help you reach your energy-saving goals. So go ahead—flip off a switch, lower the blinds, raise the temperature on your thermostat and visit TogetherWeSave.com to find out how little changes can cool off your electric bill. Don’t miss out on this free, informative and effective energy saving tool.

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Chain saw artist Dayle Lewis applies stain to the carvings of angels and local wildlife he created from a live oak destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The tree is located on the Bay Saint Louis waterfront, where storm recovery took a giant step forward last month as the town dedicated a new seawall. Standing 21 feet tall and extending more than a mile, the concrete seawall was designed to help protect the town from all but the most powerful hurricanes, and to encourage development along Beach Boulevard. Katrina’s nearly 30-foot storm surge wiped out much of Bay Saint Louis and Waveland in 2005.

Mississippi is . . . . . . living in a wonderful rural community named Big Level in Stone County. We enjoy being a part of the Big Level Baptist Church. When there is a need in the community, the church family is there to help meet that need. We also are blessed to know that Pearl River Valley EPA is always available to bring light when we are in the dark! — Rev. David and Faye Perry, Perkinston . . . watching my parents work so hard to raise nine children. My daddy worked from sunup to sundown. He helped build the Natchez Trace and worked fields with a mule and plow.... My momma washed our clothes with an old wringer-type washing machine [and] hung them on the clothes line to dry. As a child I never wanted for anything. I had all I ever needed, which was love from both my parents. I never went hungry and always had clothes to wear. Growing up this way makes you appreciate Mississippi and its heritage of history. When I ride on the Natchez Trace, I always feel like this is what Mississippi is all about. It’s a beautiful place I call home. — Robin Bell, Mathiston

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By Debbie Stringer Flowers have been a favorite subject of artists for centuries. Vincent van Gogh was captivated by vibrant sunflowers, Claude Monet by shimmering water lilies. Penny Crawford finds similar beauty in the flowers many of us never notice—or worse, dismiss as weeds. Crawford is a self-taught painter of wildflowers native to Mississippi and Louisiana. Working at her home in Diamondhead, she painstakingly renders in watercolor the blooms, berries and leaves of plants she regards as underappreciated. “It’s discouraging to me when they mow the interstates. Just when I figure out there’s something good there, they mow it down,” Crawford said laughing. Her life-long interests in native plants and art stem from her childhood in Lafayette, La. Her talented father drew landscapes and portraits. Her mother, a gardener and flower show judge, collected native irises in swamps with her two daughters in tow. “She eventually got over that but I never did,” Crawford said. After moving in 1968 to Slidell with her husband, Norris “Ping” Crawford, she was excited to find unfamiliar species of plants inhabiting the woods around her home. “The first thing I discovered in Slidell was a pitcher plant. I had never seen anything like that in my life, so I brought one home and stuck it in a little vase in the kitchen.” (This led to her next discovery: The carnivorous pitcher plant emits an unpleasant odor when it has an insect in its belly.) Crawford wanted a way to record her plant finds. Lacking camera skills, she turned to drawing. Then,

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inspired by Lucille Parker’s paintings in her book “Southern Wildflowers,” she tried her hand at watercolors—and liked the results. Her “studio” is the kitchen table at the home she and her husband, members of Coast Electric Power Association, built in 2005. Daylight filters through a large west-facing window to illuminate her subjects, usually live stems freshly plucked from a roadside, vacant lot, woodland or river bank. Crawford’s method of producing intricately detailed,

botanically correct paintings begins with observation. She turns the plant material this way and that to find the best view before starting a pencil sketch on watercolor paper. “Staging and arranging it—that’s where my flower show experience comes in.” Next, she inks the drawing with a fine-point permanent marker. Then, in a manner allowing the utmost control of the paint, she brushes on watercolors to individual stems, leaves, petals and berries. “It’s kind of intense for me because I’m trying to get


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Penny Crawford’s botanical watercolor paintings include, clockwise from far left, American holly leaves and berries, a red buckeye in bloom and a Southern magnolia seed pod. Crawford’s work is based on careful observation of the live cuttings she collects from roadsides, vacant lots and other locations. Working at her kitchen table, lower left, she tries to complete a painting in a day, while the plant is still fresh.

every single detail. But it’s relaxing too because it’s nature, and I’m looking at a beautiful plant.” Hers is a “warts and all” approach—surprising for one who is a master flower show judge. Insect damage, faded color and weathering can add visual interest, Crawford believes. “I find all the defects even more entertaining than perfection.” She enjoys painting hybrid roses, daylilies and camellias as well as the natives. “I draw basically anything that makes a leaf or a flower, especially if the leaf makes color,” she said. Her framed portraits of family members and realistic ink drawings of historic homes fill her home. Most of her art work is similar to her botanical paintings in the level of precise detailing. But now and then she slaps acrylic paint around with a palette knife to create a less literal representation of the subject at hand. Crawford exhibits and sells her work, but she has no plans to market her botanical paintings. “I can’t make myself sell the pictures because I might one day want to do a book.”

For now, she hopes the paintings will encourage others to notice and appreciate Mississippi’s vast wealth of native plants. And just maybe it will inspire others to start painting their own pictures of the natives in their neck of the woods. “Mississippi is just covered with fabulous, fabulous native plants. It’s everywhere. You just have to open your eyes.” Penny Crawford’s native plant paintings are being exhibited through May at the Kiln Public Library.

“It’s kind of intense for me because I’m trying to get every single detail. But it’s relaxing too because it’s nature, and I’m looking at a beautiful plant.” Penny Crawford

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My favorite personal appearance program is one in which I replicate an 18th century long hunter. Daniel Boone (1734-1820) is a well-known name from that era/group.The following is a loose recounting of Boone’s experiences written in a similar style as Boone employed in “The Adventures of Daniel Boone.” uriosity is natural to man, and objects found along the way hold some peculiar power over his affections, so this day and more to follow will be given to a pleasing ramble. Such has coaxed me often to resign my domestic happiness for a time and explore what lies ahead. I behold a portion of Kentucky, once a howling wilderness but now a habitation of civilization. We hear in this place of late the adorations of our Creator. But let me observe; that was not always true. Once, the hand of Mississippi violence shed Outdoors blood here. by Tony Kinton Groans of the distressed were heard. My own beloved son James fell in this soil. Though the event is distant in time, it is close in memory. Oct. 10, 1773; I shall possess this date in recall until I, as did he, return to the dust from whence I was formed. Grievous, but my footsteps have too often been marked in blood. Now, a protracted number of years since that tragic meeting and dreadful loss, I have concluded it unnatural for a man to outlive his progeny. Indulge me please to recount our progress in those early days that led to this land of marvels.

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It was early May—as it is as I stand here in reflection. The year 1769. I left my family and peaceable habitation on the Yadkin River in North Carolina in quest of Kentucky, this in the company of John Finley and others. Progress was successful, and we found ourselves on the Red River the seventh day of June. From the top of an eminence there, we saw with pleasure beautiful Kentucky. I must observe here that we had for some time been exposed to most uncomfortable weather. This could have been a prelibation of our future sufferings. We sheltered in an attempt to defend ourselves from this inclement season and began to hunt and reconnoiter. Wild beasts were abundant. I had never seen cattle more frequent in the settlements than were the buffalo here. We practiced hunting with great success. My rifle was new, and may I say now through the pain of worn bones and grey hair, so was my body. We encamped here until December. It was then John Stewart and I rambled and allowed fortune to change the scene. There was a great forest covered with a myriad of trees, some with blossoms and some with fruits. Nature here was a fund of delight. She displayed her ingenuity and industry. These discoveries and others have since beckoned and have been both a bounty of rich rewards and burdensome sorrows. This will be my last adventure. The country, though more accepting than it

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The author dressed as an 18th century long hunter: moccasins; buckskin leggings with wool and leather garters; plaid long shirt topped with a rifleman's frock and cinched with a wool sash, which holds a hunter's knife; Lancaster style flintlock rifle in .54 caliber; powder horn and shooting pouch; possibles bag; small neck knife in sheath on a leather thong around the neck; and a felt hat pinned in back. Photo: Susan Kinton

once was, is yet a place for the young. I am 64; my rifle is battered and well worn. Upon my return I will seek tranquility, perhaps along the Ohio. There the limp from a shattered ankle that received the ball of a rifle will be of lesser consequence. There, in a rope bed and cabin, aging legs and back and hips will complain not so frequently as when these must arise from a blanket on the forest floor. And there I will be surrounded by those I love and who love me. The wilderness will be inside me but I will not any longer be inside the wilderness.

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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The Delta keeps calling this native son back omeone once advised would-be writers to “write what you know.” If that’s the case, then I can write only about the Delta this month. I’ve been in the Delta over the past few weeks—more than I have since growing up there. Miz Jo and I have realized that while traveling the state shooting TV stories, once we start in a certain direction we are likely to continue going that same way five or six more times before we drift off in another direction. Our drifting toward the Delta started a few weeks ago when my hometown of Greenville gave me a Lifetime Achievement award at their annual Greenville Honors Its Own celebration. What a nice thing for anyone’s hometown to do. Thank you, Greenville. The next week we were back in the Delta at Clarksdale shootMississippi ing a freelance project. We disSeen covered how this by Walt Grayson Delta town has positioned itself as the hub anchoring all the spokes radiating into the world of the blues. Where Highway 61 intersected Highway 49 (until the bypass blurred it) has been proclaimed as “The Crossroads.” And any blues fan knows what

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This is my shot of the Round Barn on Lake Washington that I snapped recently between ghost hunts. Aubry Harris submitted a shot of this barn in my book, "Oh! That Reminds Me," where he goes into great detail of exactly what it is and what it was used for. There is a print of Paul Smith's brooding photo of this barn hanging at Roy's Store on Lake Washington.

The Crossroads is. It’s where you can go sell your soul to the devil in order to get something you probably already had but didn’t realize it. But just as significant as the blues is Clarksdale’s literary heritage. Columbus native Tennessee Williams spent some of his formative years here living with his grandfather, who was rector of St. Georges Episcopal Church. Tom, as he was called as a boy, would have sometimes accompanied his granddad on his pastoral rounds to places like Moon Lake Casino (now Uncle Henry’s) and the Cutrer Mansion, where he would have no doubt met Mrs. Cutrer (Blanche). He would later use the memories of

those places and people as characters and settings in his plays. For instance, Blanche DuBois reminisces about tragedy associated with Moon Lake Casino’s dance floor in Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” giving the whole world a peak at Clarksdale. The next weekend we were back in the Delta again. This time Mike Jones put us up in his “honeymoon suite” among the rough cabins behind his bait shop on Lake Washington, where he houses fisher-people coming from all over to catch the dynawhoppin’ crappie out of the lake. We weren’t fishing, however. We were shooting video of a ghost hunt at the Susie B. Law house right down the road for this year’s Halloween

“Mississippi Roads” show on MPB. Mike wants the Law house preserved and welcomes moviemakers and ghost hunters and whoever else will bring attention to it and the other landmarks falling into decay around the lake. My ghost hunters told me they did find ghosts on their magnetic instruments. All I saw was an interior door opening and closing on its own. I found a reason to leave after that. Now comes the decision of what Delta picture to submit with this article. I have Uncle Henry’s and the Curter Mansion and Ground Zero Blues Club and the sign at The Crossroads and the haunted house. But I chose the Round Barn on Lake Washington because I had just seen an excellent shot of it taken by Paul Smith in his soon to be released photo book, “The Colors of Mississippi,” and I wanted a picture of it for myself. (His is better than mine.) Now that we’re back home, I can hardly wait to see in which direction we’ll drift off to next! 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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lot of new gardeners who enjoy roses want to jump right into growing hybrid tea or floribunda roses, but these can be tricky for beginning gardeners. I think the easiest way for the gardening novice—or the master gardener—to enjoy roses is to plant Knockout roses. Knockout roses are very disease-resistant, shrub-type roses. They produce flower clusters nonstop and in huge numbers. Colors range from red to pink and yellow, and flowers can be 3 1/2 inches in diameter. This plant has multi-season interest. The foliage in the spring and summer is a dark, glossy green, and fall Southern brings on a Gardening deep maroonby Dr. Gary Bachman purple show. Choose a location that receives at least five hours of full sun a day. Morning sun is most beneficial. Incorporate good organic matter into the landscape bed, and raise the bed above the normal grade to improve drainage around the plant crown. Avoid overhead watering if possible, and use drip irrigation or soaker hoses to keep the soil moisture consistent. The plants can easily grow 3 to 4 feet tall and wide if unpruned, but pruning

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pruners, while less expensive, do a great deal of damage by literally crushing the rose stems. Crushed stems are not attractive and can allow disease organisms into the plant. Prune Knockout roses early each spring. The first step is removing any dead or winter-damaged canes by cutting them off close to the base of the plant. Prune the remaining canes up to 50 percent, maintaining the desired shape and size of the shrub as you prune. Cut the canes at a 45 degree angle facing out to prevent the canes from holding water. Pruning will stimulate vigorous

Knockout roses have multi-season interest. The foliage in the spring and summer is a dark, glossy green, and fall brings on a deep maroon-purple show. Photo: Gary Bachman

growth in the spring and the abundant flowering Knockouts are known for. Later this summer when the rose bushes are starting to look a little tired, prune them back by about a third. The resulting flush of growth will produce a display of flowers to enjoy in the fall. Dr. Gary Bachman is MSU horticulturist at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi.


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On the lighter side of Israel o what does an ordinary person like me say about traveling to the Holy Land? If I could capture my innermost feelings and bundle them into an electrical cord and plug it into your mind or heart, then you could understand the positive impact this Holy place had on a run-of-the-mill person like me. Some of you have already had the amazing experience. We joined 14 members of St. Paul’s Methodist in Ocean Springs, led by the Reverends Chris and Sheila Cumbest, to visit the Holy Land. In Atlanta we met another Mississippi group, including Methodist Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, who had organized the trip. A total of 51 were from our state. The tour company was named Educational Opportunities. Dr. Willis Britt, a retired minister from Mississippi, was the official guide. He lives and teaches in Jerusalem several months each year. In this column I’ll recount only trivial occurrences that happened on the 10day Israel trip and tell you about five people from George County who joined the group. I must give myself more time to ponder on the wonders of the Biblical places we visited before I describe the spiritual adventure. The holy sights are too important to trivialize. I will, however, make light of what

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happened to five naive folks who took the trip. These incidents could, but usually don’t, happen to everyone. Jackie Praytor, Bonnie Harrell, Barbara Ryals, Mr. Roy and I were from Lucedale. Poor Mr. Roy had to deal with four roughedged women. As did the tour group. Rising at 3 a.m. is against my religion, but that’s how the trip began. First, I must brag on Jackie. She brought one carry-on bag and Grin ‘n’ a purse. The rest Bare It of us women had by Kay Grafe to manipulate a huge piece of luggage weighing nearly 50 pounds, plus our carry-on, purse and huge coat. Mr. Roy’s luggage was light in comparison. Jackie’s carry-on contained a change of clothes for every day, coffee-making paraphernalia, sack of medications, skin care and a ton of snacks. If you needed something, she had it.

Mr. Roy was so impressed he wants her to give me lessons on traveling light. Jackie, however, wasted no time by insulting the lady in front of her on the 11-hour flight from New York to Tel Aviv. The lady had leaned her seat back to sleep. Jackie didn’t mince words. To keep the luggage weight down, I wore my heaviest clothes plus four layers and carried my large coat. The temperature, except at the Dead Sea, matched our normal February weather in Lucedale. The days were cool but not cold. Our group had a five hour layover in snowy New York before we headed across the Atlantic. After boarding we waited an hour while the ground crew de-iced our airplane wings. I was nervous. Bonnie and I were afraid of flying anyway, so we were praying more than the Orthodox Jews

in our section of the airplane. And believe me, they prayed and paced the entire trip. There were different sects; some wore tall hats, others wore flat, and many had long pigtails for sideburns. We were educated for 11 hours on Jewish customs we didn’t know existed. After our flight began, the airline attendants served us soft drinks before bringing dinner. My glass of Coke slid off the tray into my lap. My pants/layers were still wet when we landed in Tel Aviv. Bonnie and Jackie were roommates and they are both talkers and humorous, so there was never a dull moment when the two were around. They assisted Barbara because she was still recovering from a motorcycle accident. I was excited when I bought sycamore nuts from the tree Zaccheus climbed to get a look at Jesus. A different species from the tree in our backyard. Jackie told me I was too gullible. She insisted they were peanuts covered in a fake crunchy coating. I took a picture of the famous Starbucks—except its name was Stars & Bucks. We got a laugh out of that. Mr. Roy found a hole-in-the-wall shop that sold coffee. The owner wanted $60 for three cups. He did not pay that. My personal guide knew how to negotiate with the Palestinians (also called Arabs). We snapped pictures like crazy, especially Bonnie—until she dropped her camera in a commode. It was kaput. She and Jackie rode a camel like pros in a circus. Mr. Roy and I took pictures to prove it. I also rode a camel, but their pics of me proved that I was terrified. In some areas when we stopped at a W. C. (water closet), toilet paper wasn't allowed in the commode. They furnished a large trash can. A surprising tidbit: Near the Dome of the Rock (location of the first and second temples) we were asked not to display our Bible or wear a cross! That location is sacred to Muslims. A detailed spiritual adventure will follow in a later column. 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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Annual meeting slated for June 28 Singing River Electric Power Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, June 28, at the Singing River Electric office located at 11187 Old 63 South in Lucedale. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 6 p.m. Business to be transacted at this year's annual meeting includes the election of three directors. Singing River Electric has a nineperson board of directors elected from three districts. Each district is represented by three directors. Each year one director from each district is up for election. To conduct business at the annual meeting, a quorum of at least 10 percent of the membership is necessary. The quorum is derived by adding the number of members present at the meeting, the valid online votes and the number of valid proxies received. Each member is entitled to one vote regardless of the number of accounts in the member's name. Any member may vote in person, online or by proxy. A proxy may be assigned to either the board of directors of the association or to another member. A member can vote up to 200 proxies at any meeting of the members. The presence of a member at the meeting, or in the case of a joint membership, the presence of either a husband or wife, shall revoke a proxy. The person holding the proxy must file the executed proxy at Singing River Electric's Lucedale office by June 21.

Nominations for election to the board of directors are made by petition. Nominations by petition may be made by a member acquiring signatures of 25 members on a form furnished by the association. Applicants must submit a Director Candidate Form and be certified as an eligible candidate by the Credentials and Election Committee before being placed on the ballot for election. The deadline for a nomination by petition to be placed on the annual meeting notice was March 30, 2012. This deadline was posted in an earlier issue of Today in Mississippi. Notices for this year's annual meeting will be mailed the first week of June. The official notice will include directions for voting online and a proxy for those who will be unable to attend the meeting. Singing River Electric bylaws are available online.

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... Watch for annual meeting notice in mail! Make your voice heard... There are three ways to participate in the annual meeting this year. Ensure your voice is heard in the business of your cooperative by voting in person at the annual meeting, online by visiting Singing River Electric’s website or by proxy.

How to vote online... Simply visit www.singingriver.com and click on the button labeled, “Vote Here.” Enter your membership ID number, which is located on your billing statement. Once entered, you will have the opportunity to view candidate information and vote for your candidates of choice. An online vote is an official vote and will rescind your proxy. Once you vote online, you can attend the annual meeting but will not be able to vote again.

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Singing River Electric will mail annual meeting notices and proxies the first week in June. If you send in your proxy, you can still attend the annual meeting. Your presence at the meeting will rescind your proxy and allow you to vote in person. The same applies in the case of joint membership where either a husband or wife executes the proxy and rescinds it if one or the other attends the meeting in person. Your proxy will also be rescinded if you vote online. You may designate either the board of directors, as a body, or another member who will be present at the annual meeting to cast your proxy. If you’d like the board to vote your proxy, simply sign the first option on the proxy and return it in the mail. If you designate another member to cast your vote at the meeting, be sure to write that member's name and account number in the appropriate place and sign the second option on the proxy before returning it. Members who vote online or return their proxy by the June 21 deadline will be eligible for cash prizes. Six members will be selected to receive a $250 cash prize. One member will receive the special grand prize of $500 cash.


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Singing River Electric participates in George County’s Farm Safety Day

Paperless Billing! Sign up today online. It is free and is the fastest and easiest way to receive your bill. Reduce clutter in your home and help the environment by reducing paper use.

Singing River Electric Journeyman Garen Ferguson (right) discusses the importance of electrical safety during George County’s Farm Safety Day on March 29. Also attending were SRE Safety Coordinator Jason Havard and Member Services Representatives Jeff Gray and Stan Mills.

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Included in the roster: • elected officials in executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government • district maps • legislative standing committees • legislative deadlines calendar • map and directory of electric power associations

Here are some of the benefits you receive from an online account. • View/print copy of billing statement online. • Receive email reminders to pay. • Easily switch back to receiving a paper bill if needed.

It's easy to go paperless! Visit www.singingriver.com, click “News Center” in the green bar, “Legislative Roster” and then “Mississippi Legislative Roster.”

To get started, go to www.singingriver.com and click “Paperless Billing” at the upper right of the “Pay Bill” button. Just follow the four easy steps and you’re on your way!


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A Walk In Nelda’s Garden By Carolyn Lewis

When Nelda Broom first began working at Singing River Electric in 1977 as a service representative at the Gautier and St. Martin offices, it never crossed her mind that she would one day become a published author. After retiring in 1999, Nelda took the time to relax and make trips to visit children and grandchildren, but other than that, she enjoyed waking up with the sunrise to have 10 minutes to an hour of prayer time. It was not until after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 that Nelda felt the inspiration to write and take photos of her yard and the damage caused by the storm. “Even though Katrina had caused so much devastation and my garden did not look the same, I still felt comfort and was not in despair,” said Broom. From then on, Nelda woke up early every morning and took a pad and pencil out to her garden to write. This was a quiet time to collect her thoughts and write down her prayers and somehow, it slowly started to turn into a book. “I didn’t have a book in mind when I started writing. I kind of just did it for myself,” said Broom. When the idea of turning her thoughts from her garden into a book arose, Nelda turned to a retired teacher friend to help set up her computer so she could start writing. When it was time to publish the book, she went with the company, Lifeway Publishing, because they require a theological review of book content and scriptures. Lifeway agreed to publish Nelda’s book. She then had to select 22 out of almost 1,000 photos she had taken of her garden to be printed in the book. This was a challenging request, so Nelda partnered with a volunteer from the Pascagoula Library who

helped her sort, catalog and email the photos to her publisher. Although the photo selection was a time consuming assignment, because Nelda had over six years of pictures to choose from, there was one picture she knew would be perfect for the front cover. “I took this picture several years ago and hung onto it. If I ever made a book, I knew that I wanted this on the front because not only do I love the colors, but it has a hollyhock in it and they are very hard to grow on the coast,” said Broom. Besides being certain which picture would be on the front cover, Nelda also had no doubt in her mind who she would dedicate the book to. The dedication of “In the Garden” goes to her friend, Jean Acosta, who at the time of the book’s publication was not doing well. Jean was the first person Nelda met when she moved to Pascagoula, and they had been friends ever since, so dedicating this book to Jean was Nelda’s way of showing her gratitude for Jean’s friendship. Since Jean was very ill, Nelda hoped her book would be ready to surprise Jean with the dedication, but unfortunately, Lifeway Publishing told Nelda the book would not be ready by Christmas in 2011. Nelda then started to worry that her friend would not see the book. Miraculously, two days before Christmas, Nelda received her first copies of her book in the mail and immediately went to visit Jean. Nelda recalls Jean being so pleased to see the dedication that she cried and claimed she did not deserve it, but Nelda reminded her of all the reasons why she did. Jean passed away not long after she was presented with Nelda’s book. Nelda is very pleased that she was able to surprise Jean with the dedication because she describes their friendship as a very special one. Besides gardening and visiting with her children and grandchildren, Nelda is participating in a sewing

“I want people to feel inspiration, comfort and encouragement. If my readers can get that from my book, then I will feel very blessed.” project at First Baptist Church in Pascagoula, where she is a member, and they sew children’s clothes that are sent to orphanages and refugee camps here in the U.S. and around the world. She is also a member of the Pascagoula Garden Club and Mississippi Poetry Society. When asked what Nelda wants out of this book, she said it’s not about how many copies she sells. For her, it is about the message that is passed on to other people. “I want people to feel inspiration, comfort and encouragement. If my readers can get that from my book, I will feel very blessed,” said Broom. Nelda Broom’s book, “In the Garden,” can be purchased at Singing River Hospital’s gift shop for $17.45 or by contacting Nelda at 228-762-1994.


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“Check out� a Kill-A-Watt

Pascagoula School District and Community of Hope receive $5,000 of Singing River Electric NHN grants

Left: Pascagoula School District Director of Accountability Peggy Feinberg (left) accepts a $2,500 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grant check from SRE Manager of Communications Lorri Freeman, along with Pascagoula High School Science Department Head Leigh Hanna and PHS Principal Al Sparkman. Funds will purchase a WeatherBug Station for the Family Interactive Center that will collect, process and broadcast weather data and be monitored by Pascagoula High School science and math students. Right: SRE Communications Specialist Amanda Parker (fourth from left) presents a $2,500 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grant check to Community of Hope Director Marley Walker along with volunteers Lynn Wilson, Jack Boreing, Dee Boreing, Nancy Walker, Shirley Hope and Paul Hope. Funds will purchase a utility trailer and a table saw to be used for home repairs and yard maintenance projects for the elderly, homebound and indigent.

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Are you curious about how much it costs to operate electrical items in your home? There are several low-cost or no-cost tools available for someone to monitor kilowatt-hour use from home, and they are easy to install and use. The Kill-A-Watt monitor is available for FREE to check out from any Jackson-George Regional Library System branch. This is made available thanks to a Singing River Electric Neighbors Helping Neighbors grant. The Kill-A-Watt monitors are 120-volt models that plug into a wall and allow you to plug any small appliance into them. The screen will register amperage, voltage and kilowatt hours for the time it is plugged in. Power monitors are also manufactured by several companies such as Black and Decker, Efergy Elite home monitors and Battic Door Envi home monitors. The cost of these units range from $35 to $150. With these monitors, you have to program the cost per kilowatt hour into the unit to begin, then turn on the appliance and watch the screen while the monitor calculates the cost of the operation. Some models can also be programmed to record your daily kilowatt hour use. For more energy-saving tips, visit www.singingriver.com.

May is electrical safety month! Visit www.singingriver.com to learn more about electric safety and how you and your family can learn safe practices. Remember...  Stay away from power lines 10 feet in every direction  Always match bulb wattage to light socket  Unplug cords by plug, never the cord  Keep electric appliances away from water


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Watts Happening MAY 4 6TH ANNUAL MAYFEST Enjoy this food, music and arts festival featuring bands, arts and crafts and food from around the world. Time: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Location: Government Street in downtown Ocean Springs Contact: 228-369-4582 or www.oceanspringschamber.com

MAY 19 SWAMP FEST Come out to see the stars of the cable television show “Swamp People” along with live music and more. $10 entry fee to receive autographs and crawfish plate. Time: 10 a.m. Location: George County Fairgrounds, Old 63 South Contact:: Farmers Supply at 601-947-4500

MAY 5 7TH ANNUAL VANCLEAVE PEBBLE BLUFF CREEK CAR SHOW Sponsored by the Vancleave Merchants Association, this event features antique cars and vehicles, food, entertainment, 50’s music, yard sale, family fun, Fireman’s Appreciation Day and more. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Vancleave High School’s Community Gazebo, 12424 Highway 57 Contact: 228-826-5792, 228-282-4807

MAY 19-20 17TH ANNUAL BILLY CREEL MEMORIAL GULF COAST WOODEN BOAT SHOW View historic, antique, classic and contemporary wooden boats as well as exhibits, demonstrations, music, food, children’s activities and more. Admission charged. Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi Contact : 228-435-6320 or www.maritimemuseum.org

MAY 5 21ST ANNUAL DEBORAH WASHINGTON MEMORIAL SOAP BOX DERBY See the Moss Point Soap Box Derby where children ages 8-17 race homemade engineless cars through downtown Moss Point. Spectators free. Time: 9 a.m. Location: Downtown Moss Point Contact: 228-990-7389

MAY 19-20 OUR LADY OF FATIMA INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL Take time to taste ethnic foods, seafood and sweet shop items while visiting the antique car show, golf and tennis tournaments, plant and arts and craft booths, children’s activities and more. Times: Friday: 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Location: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 2090 Pass Road in Biloxi Contact : 228-388-3887 or http://fatima-biloxi.com

MAY 11-12 11TH ANNUAL JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S RODEO This family fun event features calf roping, steer wrestling, bareback and saddle bronco riding, bull riding and more. Food, drinks and entertainment also on hand. Time: 7:30 p.m. nightly Location: Vancleave Multipurpose Arena, 5400 Ballpark Road in Vancleave Contact: 228-623-1955 MAY 12 GEORGE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION’S 3RD ANNUAL BBQ CHALLENGE Enjoy great BBQ, arts and crafts, live entertainment, games for kids, and a car and bike show. Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Lucedale City Park Contact: 601-508-6921, 601-508-9799 or gcffabbqchallenge.org MAY 12 3RD ANNUAL LIVE OAK ARTS FESTIVAL Enjoy a full day of activities including fine art, food, all day live entertainment, children’s activities and much more! It is family fun for all and free for spectators. Time: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Location: Downtown Pascagoula Contact: 228-938-6604 MAY 19 7TH ANNUAL “SHOW BY THE SHORE” CAR SHOW Magnolia Classic Cruisers host this show with all kinds of classic cars, door prizes, games and food. Proceeds benefit Disabled American Veterans, Gulf Coast Down Syndrome Society and the Dream Program. Free for spectators. Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Pascagoula Beach Park Contact: 228-588-6993, 228-218-9831 or visit www.magnoliaclassiccruisers.com

MAY 25-26 34TH ANNUAL “MAY SHOW” - COAST ANTIQUE AUTO AND MOTORCYCLE SHOW The Antique Auto and Engine Club of Mississippi hosts this event featuring hundreds of antique cars and motorcycles. Food and music also offered. Spectators free. Time: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Location: D’Iberville City Hall, Automall Parkway in D’Iberville Contact : 228-832-7710, 228-596-3730 or www.aaecm.com MAY 27 SOUNDS BY THE SEA - JACKSON COUNTY Bring lawn chairs and listen to a free concert by the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. Arrive early to reserve your spot. Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Pascagoula Beach Park Contact : 228-896-4276 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.net JUNE 2 7TH ANNUAL RED, WHITE AND BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL Enjoy blueberry products as well as fresh produce and cooking demonstrations. Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: Downtown Ocean Springs Contact : 228-875-4424 or www.oceanspringschamber.com JUNE 2-3 82ND ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET Saturday events include the Fais Do-Do with live entertainment, craft vendors, seafood and the Coronation of the Shrimp King and Queen. Sunday features the Blessing of the Fleet and ceremonial wreath dropping. Times: Saturday: Fais Do-Do from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Mass at St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 4 p.m.; Sunday: Blessing at 2 p.m. Location: Biloxi Channel Contact : 228-435-6339 or www.biloxiblessing.com


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For a team of volunteers at Meadowood Baptist Church, in Amory, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. In fact, they work year-round to gather small gifts and school supplies to pack as many as 900 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. OCC is a program of Samaritan’s Purse, an international, nondenominational Christian organization that helps victims of war, famine, poverty, natural disasters and disease. To fund the shipping of hundreds of boxes to children around the world, the Amory volunteers gathered recipes from their community to create a new cookbook, aptly titled “Our Community Cookbook.” All proceeds from the sale of cookbooks go toward shipping the shoeboxes. The cookbook offers recipes for all cooks but may have special appeal for those with a sweet tooth. A third of its 300 pages is devoted to cookies, candies and desserts—including a 13-page chapter on sweets suitable for diabetics. Sprinkled throughout the book are photographs of young OCC recipients with their boxes. To order a copy of the spiral-bound, softcover cookbook, send $18 (includes postage) to Mary Elizabeth Ritter, 60048 Philips School House Road, Amory, MS 38821. Make check payable to Outreach Ministry. For more information, call Meadowood Baptist Church at 662256-5616. For details on Operation Christmas Child, go to www.samaritanspurse.org.

Sweet Potato Sausage Balls 3 cups Bisquick 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

2 cups mashed sweet potatoes 1 lb. sausage

Combine all ingredients well. Roll into balls and place on greased sheet pan. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes, or until browned.

6 packets Equal sweetener 2 1/4 cups fat-free milk 8 oz. sugar-free whipped topping 2 graham cracker crusts

Combine pudding mix, drink mix and Equal. Add milk, beating with a wire whisk until thickened. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crusts. Cover and chill for 3 hours or freeze at least 8 hours.

Five-Chip Cookies 1 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup old-fashioned oats 2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 2/3 cup each: milk chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, vanilla chips and butterscotch chips

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, peanut butter and both sugars. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before moving to wire racks. Yield: 4 1/2 dozen.

Summertime Tea 3 family-size tea bags 4 cups boiling water 1 (6-oz.) can frozen orange juice

1 (6-oz.) can frozen lemonade 1 cup sugar 10 cups water

Steep tea bags in boiling water for 5 minutes. Discard bags. Add all other ingredients and stir. Delicious and refreshing!

Apple Pandowdy 1 stick butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup flour, sifted 1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 egg 2 apples, grated

Melt butter in a 9-inch square baking pan. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir in melted butter. Pour mixture into the baking pan and bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes. Good topped with whipped cream or Cool Whip. Variation: Pecans may be added to batter before baking.

Pepperoncini Roast 1 (3-lb.) beef chuck roast 4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 (16-oz.) jar pepperoncini peppers, undrained

Put roast into a slow cooker. Add garlic and peppers, including the liquid. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve roast on hoagie rolls with Provolone cheese, onion slices, shredded lettuce and mayonnaise.

Skillet Cookies

Potatoes Magnolia 1 stick margarine 1 pkg. Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

2 (1-oz.) pkgs. sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix 1 (1 1/2-oz.) sugar-free Crystal Light lemonade drink mix

Pinch of salt 4 medium baking potatoes

Melt margarine in a glass casserole dish. Sprinkle dry dressing mix over margarine. Add Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with salt. Wash potatoes and slice in half lengthwise. Place cut side down in butter mixture. Bake uncovered at 350 F for 45 minutes. Good with steak, chicken or any meat dish.

2 cups sugar 1 stick butter or margarine 1/2 cup milk (can use 2 percent) 1 1/2 cups minute oats

1 (6-oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate chips 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 to 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts

Mix sugar, butter and milk in a large nonstick skillet. Cook until sugar and butter are melted. Stir in oats and boil 1 minute, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, stirring until chips are melted. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let sit until firm.


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By Nancy Jo Maples Several options exist for adventure seekers along the Pascagoula River and other nearby waterways. Boat tours are available for all ages and abilities as well as up close and personal experiences for kayakers and campers. The Pascagoula River remains one of the few unimpeded rivers in our nation’s 48 contiguous states. The biodiversity of its basin exhibits unique moss-draped trees and a multitude of wildlife including alligators and migratory birds. Also known as the Singing River, the Pascagoula stretches approximately 80 miles from its starting point where the Leaf and the Chickasawhay merge at Merrill in George County. Before dumping into the Gulf of Mexico it splits in lower Jackson County forming the east river at Pascagoula and the west river at Gautier. The western channel receives credit for the origin of the Native American legend that landed the river its nickname. The tale involves a forbidden love affair between a Pascagoula Indian chieftain and a princess from the rival Biloxi Indian tribe. The relationship outraged the Biloxi group who declared war. However, the peaceful Pascagoula tribe chose to drown themselves in the river rather than be defeated by the Biloxi tribe. The legend maintains the Pascagoulas sang a death chant as they all waded into the water. River-goers still claim to hear the river sing the Pascagoula Indians’ song. Visitors might hear that song. If not, they can still discover a good time. Choices of

excursions run the gamut from boat tours that river and to the barrier islands. accommodate children and senior citizens to kayak “We offer people everything they want to do on and camping expeditions for experienced adventur- the water except fishing,” Kathy said. ers who can paddle a kayak and don’t mind getting If fishing is a priority, South Coast Paddling proa little sand in their gear. vides an option. This Ocean Springs company introEco-Tours of South Mississippi operates from duced kayak fishing last summer. Gautier and has a two-hour motor boat tour for $25 “I’ve had a few people go, but it hasn’t been a big per person. It leaves several times a day on weekends seller yet. I think most people are used to fishing and once daily in early evening on weekdays. from a boat,” said South Coast lead guide Gene Cossey. “The tour that runs late in the day will leave Fishing from a kayak costs approximately $60 per about 5:15 or 5:30 p.m. depending upon the time person for a four-hour trip including kayak rental, of year and is really the best one for viewing guide fee, bait, snacks and drinks. (Cossey said the wildlife,” Jeff Wilkinson of Eco-Tours said. price could change.) South Coast Paddling also Wilkinson’s wife, Kathy, started Eco-Tours in 2006. She considers the river job fun and also works offers non-fishing kayak trips, either guided or selfas a paralegal for a Pascagoula law firm. Jeff is a discovery. plumber and councilman for the City of Gautier. Another opportunity for Pascagoula River fun is “This had been a long dream of mine and my McCoy’s River and Marsh Tours, which departs husband because we had spent most of our free time from the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss on the water,” Kathy said of her decision to start a Point. Adults pay $25 and children 12 years or boat tour company. “We just wanted to share the younger pay $15 for a two-hour tour that covers 20 beauty of this area with people who might not oth- miles of waterways. Brothers Benny and Lynn erwise have a chance to see it.” McCoy operate a 22-passenger boat that is familyEco-Tours owns a six-person motorboat, a 22friendly and wheel-chair accessible. Scheduled tours passenger vessel and 12 kayaks. Most ventures origi- leave three days a week and group tours can be nate at Gautier City Park. Explorers can be picked arranged by appointment. During summer months up anywhere, however, such as the Tiki Restaurant McCoy’s offers Friday night two-hour twilight trips. in Gautier, the Point in Pascagoula or the Downtown Waterfront in Moss Point. While most patrons opt for a two• South Coast hour tour, some want a four-hour trip Paddling Company and a few select the eight-hour journey. Ocean Springs; 228-872-2030 For details about scheduling a Eco-Tours also offers swamp voyages and info@southcoastpaddling.com guided tour or boat ride contact: overnight outings along the southcoastpaddling.com

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p.m. Details: 228-832-4504. Pascagoula Gun Show, May 19-20, Pascagoula. Admission. Fairgrounds. Details: 601-498-4235; bigpopfireworks@gmail.com. The Whisnants and Southern Heritage in Concert, May 20, Newton. Ebenezer Baptist Church; 7 p.m. Love offering. Details: 601-6833928, 601-896-2249. Brussel’s Bonsai Rendezvous, May 25-27, Olive Branch. Bonsai Masters to lead demonstrations Submissions should reach us at least two months prior to the event date and must include a phone number with area and workshops. Reservations. Brussel’s Bonsai code for publication. Mail submissions to Mississippi Events, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158Nursery. Details: 800-582-2593; 3300; fax to 601-605-8601; or e-mail to news@epaofms.com. Event details are subject to change. We recommend callwww.brusselsbonsai.com. ing to confirm dates and times before traveling. For more events, go to www.visitmississippi.org. Red Hills Festival, May 26, Louisville. Arts, crafts, 5K run, car show, antiques show/sale, art display, Dance, May 13 and June 10, Biloxi. 2-5 p.m. Hard Winston County Homecoming. Free. North Carrollton Baptist Church Great Spring Garage Rock Casino, Ledge meeting rooms. Admission. Sale, May 4-5, Carrollton. Clothes, linens, furniColumbus Avenue. Details: 662-773-3921. Details: 228-392-4177. ture, decor, kitchen items, sports equipment and Mississippi Forge Council Annual Conference, Latimer Lakes Mayfest, May 16-19, Horn Lake. more; 7 a.m - 6 p.m. Pete Moore’s Station, Hwy. May 26-27, Jackson. Featured demonstrator Al Carnival, music, vendors, more. Latimer Lakes Park. Stephens. Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry 82. Details: 662-237-6326. Details: 662-342-3489; www.hornlakeparks.com. Museum. Details: 601-892-1867; May Fest, May 5, Enterprise. Entertainment, arts, U.S. 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale, May 17-20, crafts, children’s activities. Begins 9 a.m. Ritchey www.msforgecouncil.com. Meridian. Extends 502 miles along U.S. 11 to Park. Details: 601-604-3002, 601-659-7971. Outdoor Kids Recreation and Activity (OKRA) Bristol, Va. Details: 601-917-3727; Pushmataha 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, May 5, Summer Day Camp, May 28 - June 1 and June 4www.us11antiquealley.com. Choctaw. Scenic run along shore of Pushmataha 8, Cleveland. Structured indoor and outdoor recreDixon Day School Reunion, May 19, Philadelphia. ational activities for ages 6-11. Registration fee. Lake. Entry fee. Details: 601-663-7603; For former students, teachers, family, friends; 10 jason.lewis@choctaw.org. Delta State University. Details: 662-846-4570; a.m. Picnic-style lunch. Neshoba County 35th Annual Gospel Sing and Jubilee, May 5, tdavis@deltastate.edu. Fairgrounds. Details: 601-656-3795. Pearl. Featuring The World Famous Florida Boys, BayFest, May 31 - June 2, Bay Springs. Arts and The Native Orchids of South Mississippi, May 19, crafts, food, entertainment, fair rides, contests, 5K Tim Frith & The Gospel Echoes, and Southern Picayune. Glen Ladnier to discuss habitats, charac- run, car show, mule pull. Details: 601-764-4112. Plainsmen; 6:30 p.m. Admission. Trinity Baptist teristics and more. Admission for non-members; 1- 83rd Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Shrimp Church. Details: 601-906-0677 or 601-825-3937. 2 p.m. Crosby Arboretum. Details: 601-799-2311. Kappa Pi High School Invitational, May 9-25, Festival, June 1-3, Biloxi. Seafood cook-off, Fais Hill View Arts and Crafts Jubilee, May 19, Columbus. Art exhibit. Reception 5 p.m. May 9. Do-Do with craft vendors and entertainment, king Mississippi University for Women Eugenia Summer Greenwood. Begins 8 a.m., 23919 Hwy. 430 S. and queen coronation. Details: 228-435-6339; Details: 662-455-5673, 662-299-7217. Gallery. Details: 662-329-7119. www.biloxiblessing.com. Square Affair, May 19, Carthage. Arts, crafts, 5K Sportsman’s Banquet and Auction, May 10, Southern Cruisers Car Club Bay Fest Fun Run, run/walk, Kids Fun Zone, antique car and tractor Hattiesburg. Doors open 6 p.m. Hosted by Quality June 2, Bay Springs. Open car, truck and rod show; shows, mule pull, fishing rodeo. Downtown. Deer Management Association’s Coast Plain registration begins 8 a.m. Entry fee. Details: 601Details: 601-201-7368. Branch. Admission. Forrest County Multi Purpose 425-4865. Giant Youth Yard Sale and Free Car Wash, May Center. Details: 601-688-0444. Pass Pirates Inshore Slam and Croaker Blast 19, Gulfport. Temple Baptist Church; 7 a.m. - 2 Mississippi Coast Jazz Society Jam Session and Fishing Tournament, June 2, Pass Christian. Entry

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