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One who tries and fails is more likely to succeed ersistence pays off, if you’re on the right track to start with. And who’s to say you’re not if you believe in yourself. That is a lesson I hope is taught in every classroom, school gym and Sunday school in America. There are so many examples all around us of the good that comes from people who don’t give up. Kids need to know early in life that dreams can come true for those who are willing to work for them and stay the course when inevitable setbacks occur. Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick, the subject of our cover story, won her crown after not one or two but five tries. That’s not so unusual for a pageant contestant who is driven to win despite disappointments, is willing to pay some dues in the form of hard work and focus, and has the benefit of a supportive family, as Chelsea does. Another example of persistence: Henry Ford is said to have been inspired as a child by his mother, who encouraged his tinkering—no doubt instilling confidence in the young man. But he was fired from his first job and failed with his first two companies before succeeding with Ford Motor Co. Despite failure, he went on to create the assembly-line method of production, an innovation that transformed American manufacturing. In the early 1800s, Charles Goodyear endured debtor’s prison, homelessness and countless failures in his experiments to make raw rubber weatherproof. The problem was that rubber tended to melt into a smelly mess in the summer. Yet he persevered and eventually succeeded. His work helped Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. become the world’s largest rubber business. The irony is that neither Charles Goodyear nor his family had any connection whatsoever to the company named in his honor. Closer to home, here’s another example:

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On the cover Chelsea Rick, of Fulton, reflects on her year serving as Miss Mississippi 2013, and the life-long effort to attain the title. Rick participated in the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi Youth Leadership program in 2007. Her family is served by Tombigbee Electric Power Association. Story begins on page 4.

Nearly all the 26 electric power associations in Mississippi have reached the 75-year milestone in their history, thanks to forward-thinking founders and their perseverance. In most cases, these founders were farmers, none of whom had ever before managed an electric utility. They knew, however, that affordable electric service was the key to shaking off the effects of the Great Depression, and that no My Opinion one would bring electriciMichael Callahan ty to their farms but Executive Vice President/CEO them. The existing EPAs of Mississippi investor-owned utilities saw it as a money-losing venture and refused to build lines deep into rural Mississippi. Impassioned rural leaders didn’t give up. They decided to organize their own local electric cooperatives, called electric power associations, and sign up members to receive electricity after their homes were wired. Some people who had never before seen an electric light weren’t so eager for this mysterious new energy source. They were afraid it might harm their cows’ milk production. (They were correct to fear its power but for the wrong reasons. Electric service, when used safely, is safe.) There were countless other obstacles for electric co-ops to come through the decades, from the trials of emergency power restoration to the adoption of new technology. Today, electric power associations excel at delivering affordable, reliable electric service and, through perseverance, meeting challenges head on to ensure the continuation of this tradition. JOIN TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI

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The Natchez Trace Parkway is one of the prettiest places to be in Mississippi any time of year, but especially in the spring. The dogtrot-style log cabin, above, in Ridgeland is popular with photographers and picnickers. The Trace celebrates its 75th anniversary May 18 at the Parkway Visitor Center, near Tupelo. The free event will include live dulcimer music, children’s activities, historical reenactors, classic cars and more from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Mississippi is ... Cotton fields, plowed and planted. The threat of too much rain, or not enough. Daddy worked so hard to see that first bloom, and then the fluffy cotton. Our four-row picker swallowed cotton stalks, tossing the white clouds into the overhead basket. Daddy dumped the basket into the tall, yellow metal trailers nearby. We kids jumped into the mounds to stomp them down. We were cautioned not to take a rock into the cotton or it could “set the gin on fire!” Sometimes Mama brought a hot supper to the fields, because “Woody” [a TV weatherman] said it was going to rain. Now, 50 years later, this is still what Mississippi means to me. – Carolyn (Ganann) Robinson, Lawrence Some of my fondest memories are those of my sister and me taking our old dog Rover snake hunting down the ditch bank. He would go in the weeds, find the snake and kill it. That was fun until a blue racer snake stood on its tail and chased him down the ditch. (So much for snake hunting.) We would take a tub and go berry and plum picking. Mother would make jam and jelly. She would tell me to take my baby sister’s bottle down in the pasture and fill it with milk. That probably wouldn’t be allowed now. It would have to be homogenized, pasteurized and probably fertilized. Mom and Dad did not know it, but sometimes we would ride the cow, Old Blue, back to the barn. They probably wondered why she did not give much milk. I have lived in several other states but always come back to good old Mississippi. – Hazel J. Nettles, Olive Branch

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Miss Mississippi crown a life-long goal for future physician

By Debbie Stringer Chelsea Rick dreamed of becoming Miss Mississippi as a young girl watching the glittering pageant on TV, but not for reasons one might expect. “It was the talent,” she said. “Of course, I loved the princess gowns—any little girl does—but I love to sing and dance. And to see those girls getting to do their talent on such a big stage really drew me in.” Rick started dancing at age 3, singing at 5. Watching the pageants with her mother, Rhonda Rick, she realized how she wanted to use her talent. “My mom instilled in me the idea that these girls were about more than just pretty clothes. They were compassionate, articulate and intelligent. And the most important thing was that they were getting money for their education,” Rick said. Clay and Rhonda Rick, Tombigbee Electric Power Association members living in Fulton, taught their two children that college provided the means to reach their dreams, and scholarships could make college possible for them both. The Ricks sacrificed to provide opportunities that would benefit their children in the future. For Chelsea, that meant voice and dance lessons. “In turn, we were supposed to figure out how to get scholarships for college. So I decided at an early age that Miss Mississippi was one of the ways I was going to do that,” Rick said. Last summer her dream came true: Competing as Miss Amory Railroad Fes-

tival, Rick was crowned Miss Mississippi 2013 after winning talent and swimsuit preliminary competitions. The victory was “bittersweet,” Rick said. “It’s like the end of a chapter. You’ve spent your whole life wanting something and working for it, and then you’ve got to make the most of it.” It was her fifth year to compete in the state pageant that leads the nation in the amount of scholarships granted. Through the Miss America program, which includes the Miss Mississippi pageant, Rick has accumulated some $40,000 in

scholarships. A graduate of Millsaps College, she is studying at osteopathic medicine at William Carey University. As a Rural Physicians Scholar, Rick earns a scholarship for each year she commits to practicing medicine in rural Mississippi after medical school. Rick is quick to explain she is not a “pageant girl.” She didn’t even compete in her high school’s beauty pageant. “I’m naturally a very shy person. I was so shy I would hardly even talk to anyone other than my mother and brother,” she said.

Yet on stage, she felt she could relax and let her personality emerge. “That led me to realize that if I could do it there, I could do it elsewhere.” Rick honed her talents in school stage productions and at the Tupelo Community Theater, where she played Sandy in “Grease.” “Everything I did was leading up to being Miss Mississippi,” she said. A “huge” turning point came in her junior year of high school when she was chosen to represent Tombigbee Electric Power Association in the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi 2007 Youth Leadership program. Participating in the program’s two components—the Youth Leadership Workshop and Washington, D.C., Youth Tour—gave Chelsea opportunities to learn and grow in ways she didn’t expect. (See sidebar on page 12.) “It helped me so much in every area of my life. It was really the first time I had an opportunity to really get some concrete skills and leadership values, and lessons on becoming a confident leader,” she said. A few weeks after returning from the Youth Tour, Chelsea competed in Mississippi’s Junior Miss scholarship pageant, her first “stepping stone” to the Miss Mississippi pageant. “Had I not had the experience of the Youth Leadership program, I would not have been comfortable enough to go into the [Junior Miss] program,” she said. Now, six years later, Rick is enjoying an “absolutely wonderful” year as Miss Mississippi, including a thrilling week at


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Rick, left, visits Toni, 4, at Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital. As a pre-med student, Rick was a frequent volunteer to the hospital; this visit was her first as Miss Mississippi. Taking her mother, Rhonda Rick, above, to the 2013 Egg Bowl in Starkville has topped all her other Miss Mississippi appearances so far, Rick said. The newly crowned Miss Mississippi, lower left, waves to the audience and her mother at the 2013 pageant in Vicksburg.

‘It was worth every sacrifice I made because the whole program is an opportunity to make yourself into the best person you can be.’ –Chelsea Rick

the Miss America pageant last September. “Not having won Miss America was fine with me. I did work very hard to do my very best to bring honor to the people of my state. But when I came home, it wasn’t sad because I knew I had the opportunity to go out and meet Mississippians, and serve them,” she said. She put medical school on hold to travel the state for personal appearances and to work on her platform, an initiative she calls “Full Plates, Healthy States.” The emphasis is on childhood hunger. “I work to try to make sure that food pantries have more nutritious foods, to feed the hungry and also to spread awareness of the importance of nutrition,” she said. In her appearances at civic clubs and

other community-based organizations, she encourages audiences to learn what local resources are available to help the hungry and to support the effort with donations of food or money. “I’ve raised over 12,000 pounds of food for the hungry through my initiative,” she said. “This year I partnered with Sanderson Farms to help give out thousands of pounds of chicken at Easter.” Rick has been been working on hunger issues for some 10 years. “I’ve been working with hunger since I was 13, in my local hometown food pantry. That was my leadership niche. I wanted to be service oriented and use any chance I could to do something benevolent,” she said. Another focus as Miss Mississippi is the interest in veterans she developed during her Washington Youth Tour experience, where she was moved by the “magnitude of names” on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Through a partnership with the Mississippi Army National Guard and visits to the V.A. Hospital in Continued on page 12

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Elvis may be closer than you think

few months ago up in north Mississippi, I ran across the old Jacinto Courthouse again. When it was built it was right in the middle of Tishomingo County. But after carving several smaller counties out of Tishomingo, the old county courthouse ended up being in the middle of nowhere and no longer the courthouse of anything. Now it is an interesting place to go see. Oddly, the old courthouse came to mind after my brother Rob in Memphis told me that former WHBQ Radio personality George Kline asked about me. I was flattered because although I grew up in the Delta listening to him, I don’t recall ever meeting him. I figured he heard about me through Rob, who also worked at WHBQ back in the day and Rob does know George. Just a quick aside and I’ll get back to the old Jacinto Courthouse. You’ve heard of the “Six Degrees of Separation” theory. Supposedly, all of us are separated by no more than six people from anyone else in the world. You know someone who knows someone who knows someone. For instance, you probably know someone who knows one of our senators. And that senator knows the president, no doubt. And the president knows pretty much every head of state in the world. So you are already in touch with world leaders and still have a few degrees left. All this to say George Kline is the first person who ever played an Elvis record on the radio. So he knew Elvis. And he knows my brother. And I know

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The old Jacinto Courthouse is located close to where Tishomingo, Alcorn and Prentiss counties meet in northeast Mississippi. This is just up the road from Tupelo. So it isn't surprising to run across Elvis stories in this part of the state. Photo: Walt Grayson

my brother. So I am at best only three degrees away from Elvis! But wait! I got to thinking about it, I have cousins who grew up in Tupelo and went to school with Elvis and remember him singing “Old Shep” in assemMississippi bly. So they Seen knew him. Two by Walt Grayson degrees of separation! Wait, wait! I’ve been to Tupelo Hardware where Elvis bought his first guitar and talked to people who used to sell him guitar picks and such as that. And on top of that, my sister worked in Memphis about the time Elvis was just

becoming famous before he moved to Graceland. She got his autograph on the back of her pay check, the only piece of paper she had with her. So she met him! More examples of just two degrees between me and Elvis. But I came across one of the best Elvis stories in Boonville on my way back home from that visit to Jacinto. I was chatting with Billy Hester. Billy has an ice cream parlor in downtown Boonville. It was in the little courtyard behind his ice cream place that he told me his Elvis story. He motioned to the building across the street and told me that it used to be a theatre. “Back in 1954 we had Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash here to put on a show,” Billy said. “I paid them $25 apiece out of my own pocket.” He concluded, “That’s my Elvis story and I’m sticking with it!”

I’ve about decided if you live in Mississippi and are more than two or three degrees away from Elvis, you need to get out more. And I will save my story about the elderly Yazoo City man I met who once talked to a lady who was at Ford’s Theater the night Lincoln was shot. That makes me just three degrees from Lincoln! After this, I expect you and I aren’t separated by so much that you couldn’t have me over for Sunday dinner sometime! 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.” Contact Grayson at: walt@waltgrayson.com


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Electricity is so much a part of daily life that we hardly give it much thought. But electrical safety should never be taken for granted. Whether working on the farm, relaxing by the pool or doing some spring fix-ups, keep an eye out for power lines, utility poles and all other electrical equipment. Never touch a power line for any reason, even if you suspect it is dead. Protect yourself and your loved ones by practicing electrical safety every day.

Think Safety First!

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Simple pleasures and pronounced rewards here was little science involved in the pursuit. No deep philosophical exercises or concentrated research required. It was a fundamental knowledge with little basis save elementary experience. We simply knew that the first cooperative

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day of May was one that should be spent fishing. And these fishing excursions were grand even though they would now be viewed by some as far too pedestrian. No roaring outboards, no expensive tackle, no exotic environs. The most detailed and complex of these outings

The author admires a hefty bluegill he took last year on a Delta oxbow. The thrill remains! Photo: Jimmy Mills

involved a two-hour drive along dusty roads to a Delta oxbow. Take that out of the equation, however, and basics again surfaced. Cane poles, cricket boxes, stringers, maybe a battered ice chest with a bottle opener in one end— these were our only tools. A cypress boat at times awaited rental at those oxbows, or a similar device was tied to a tree along a stream near home. But oh, the recall of such visits! Bream were the primary target in those days. Bluegills specifically. The occasional redear would come, as would the catfish or crappie or bass or goggle eye. We took them all gladly, for each would be welcome on the table at a later date. Fried crisp and brown, these fish made up a significant portion of our diet in those days. They remain hard to beat for a country supper. Fishing was done with gusto. Even so, there was always time for life lessons. Elements such as respect, courtesy, safety, conservation and self-reliance were not only discussed; these were demonstrated and practiced. Glorious and beneficial times these childhood episodes on Mississippi waters were. They can and should be the same today. The Magnolia State is filled with productive fishing waters. Rivers, creeks, ponds and lakes abound. Most are open for public use. Oxbows, the most renowned of which are located along that big river on the western side of the state, are basically old river runs that the main channel abandoned as it chewed through big bends and opted to change course. These are famous destinations for anglers. But these are not the only spots of interest. There are smaller oxbows on less prodigious streams. They deserve a serious look, for they hold good supplies of fish. And then there is the huge TennTom Waterway and its resultant pools and, yes, oxbows. There is also a broad assortment of state lakes operated by the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Some of these are situated within a state park and some are separate entities, but all are well managed for fishing. And one seeking good fishing would be remiss to ignore the simple farm pond. These are privately owned, but a courteous request may garner an invitation. This is particularly true of the angler who wishes to introduce a child to the pastime of fishing. A gracious approach by said individual, with wide-

eyed children in tow, seldom results in refusal from country land/pond owners. And those children stand in a position to grasp a great deal of truth about life while so engaged. This month is May, that magical time mentioned at the outset of this discourse. Though I don’t recall ever having been told, common knowledge gained from experience and modern tools of fisheries research reveals that the first full moon of May is the target date for an explosion of spawning activity by the bluegills. It can come earlier, but even if it does, that first full moon will see a marked increase by these grand little specimens. And each full moon of each successive month through July will do the same. Be aware, also, that these are not the only times an angler can catch fish, and bluegills are not the only fish available. There are others in both categories. It is just that May offers a nearperfect situation for angling, and bluegills are the near-perfect fish for simple, funfilled action that has few rivals. It is too good to miss. Mississippi It is difficult Outdoors for me to grasp, by Tony Kinton but those early memories of simple fishing were made more than 50 years back. Still, they have remained fresh and fruitful. Regrets? Yes, I have some. One is that those 50 years can’t be erased. But then, I’m not at all sure I would choose to do so even if I were able. The passing of years has its own unique rewards. Another regret, however, is that I too often allowed many wondrous Mays to slip by minus bream fishing. I can rectify that. There will not be 50 more years for my indulgence in bream fishing, so I must get about it with the same gusto I had as a child. So with your begged permission and hoped-for understanding, I will conclude this article and go to a small oxbow down the road, cane pole and cricket box in hand. It is, after all, May. Tony Kinton has been an active outdoors writer for 30 years. His newest book, “Rambling Through Pleasant Memories,” is now available. Order from Amazon.com or: www.tonykinton.com


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Letter to my readers ach month when I sit down to write you a letter, I have a fresh pot of coffee brewing and imagine you as friend who just popped in for a visit. If you were really here, our conversation would begin at the kitchen table where I would explain my three objectives when writing “Grin ‘n’ Bare It.” I do this every few years for the benefit of new readers. Yet if you and I have been friends from the beginning, since 1982, I’ll remind you that was the year “Grin” was born or first published in the George County Times, later the Sun Herald and, since 1994, in Today in Mississippi. The first objective is to write a true story; second, to write about a subject that the majority have in common, and third, to write entertaining yet informative topics. Readers write and share their stories about a particular column—for example: pets, book collections, health issues, wives and husbands, grandchildren, housework, embarrassments and many more. I love that. They also write and share their travels or ask about a previous travel log. Readers and friends, I appreciate all of you. I wish, in reality, I could meet each of you and share coffee at my kitchen table. Not all at once, of course.

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Southern hospitality is real. Each of us has told a friend or new acquaintance to come see us. Here’s a little advice: Don’t tell people from up north or from another country to come visit you unless you truly mean it. I’m talking about people who have to unpack luggage when they stop by for a visit. This year is the sixth year we are expecting a “luggage visit” from a couple who live in Australia. We didn’t go to Australia but met them on a tour when we went to Europe. It’s not that I don’t like them, because I do, but we’ve run out of entertainment within a day’s drive. If you are vacationing in Mississippi and find yourself near the coast this summer, drop me a note and I will send you a list of sights to visit near Lucedale. We are a tad over an hour’s drive from Biloxi and Gulf Shores, Ala. You will be surprised at the unique sightseeing adventures near our small town. From Dauphin Island, Ala. to Broadway productions and opera in Hattiesburg. Before you begin your Mississippi vacation, may I remind you that it’s time for spring cleaning! It’s very rewarding to come home to a clean house, because you know the lawn won’t be the same way you left it. I suggest you begin with

your refrigerator. It’s the one place you’ll always find a surprise awaiting. Not necessarily a welcome surprise. Why is it that those produce keepers, normally called “rot drawers” at my house, let you down every week. I had planned to stirfry the broccoli and fresh green beans last night. When I opened the drawer everything was covered in slime. Mr. Roy walked in at that exact moment. I closed it quickly, but not quick enough. He shook his head. “I’d like to know how much money you’ve wasted over the years in that rot drawer?” I became defensive. “I suppose you’re going to matheGrin ‘n’ matically calcuBare It late the amount by Kay Grafe of money contingent on the number of years we’ve been married. Well, just remember it’s not my fault.” “I guess you’ll tell me it’s my fault,” he said. “Why don’t you ever blame the grocery? The minute I get home, the melt-



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down begins. That produce was ready to rot when I bought it. You’d think it could sit here two days without slime.” He rubbed his forehead. “Why didn’t you use the new produce bag I bought to keep vegetables fresh?” “That wasn’t worth the money. I put the lettuce and asparagus in it, but in no time the veggies melted through the bag to the drawer.” “How much time is ‘no’ time?” he asked. Oh, my, I was thinking how time leaps away from me. “I won’t let the rot go to waste,” I said. Then I took the drawer and poured it on the compost pile outside. If I’d answered, What don’t you understand about ‘no’?, I’d be relinquishing the argument to Mr. Roy. So I quit. See you next visit. It’s time to plan our summer trip. Time is of the essence. I don’t want my timekeeper to change his mind. It could spoil my summer. 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 26 Singing River Electric Power Association’s 2014 Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, June 26, at the Singing River Electric office located at 11187 Old 63 South in Lucedale. Registration will begin 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 20.

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 31, 2014. This deadline was posted in an earlier issue of Today in Mississippi. Notices for this year's annual meeting will be mailed the week of May 21. 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.

Vote online or mail proxies by June 20th deadline to win up to $500 cash!

www.singingriver.com

SRE’S BYLAWS REQUIRE A 10 PERCENT QUORUM OF THE MEMBERSHIP TO CONDUCT BUSINESS. YOUR RETURNED PROXY, ONLINE VOTE OR PRESENCE AT MEETING IS IMPORTANT!

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... WATCH FOR ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE IN MAIL! Take action and make your voice heard! Our bylaws require a 10 percent quorum of the membership to conduct business at the annual meeting. We need your input and your vote! Get involved by voting in person at the annual meeting, voting online or by mailing back your proxy.

How to vote online... Visit www.singingriver.com and click on the button labeled “Vote Here.” Enter your membership ID number, which is located on your billing statement, view candidate biographies and vote for your candidates of choice. An online vote is an official vote and will rescind your proxy.

How to vote your proxy...

Six members who vote online or return their proxies by the June 20th deadline will be selected to receive a $250 CASH prize. One member who votes online or returns the proxy will receive the special grand prize of $500 CASH!

Singing River Electric will mail annual meeting notices and proxies the week of May 21. 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. 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.


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Annual Meeting Singing River Electric Thursday, June 26 – 6 p.m. 11187 Old 63 South Lucedale

Cast your Annual Meeting vote online at www.singingriver.com Step One Go to www.singingriver.com.

Step Two Click on the “VOTE HERE” button to see candidate information.

Step Three Click to view official ballot, enter your membership ID number and VOTE.

Online voting opens May 21 at 8 a.m. and closes June 20 at 5 p.m.

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The power of data is in your hands. With SmartHub, the power of data is in your hands through convenient account management and detailed energy use information. SmartHub, a mobile and web app, delivers accurate, timely account information and allows you to make payments in a secure environment with the tap of a screen.

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

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

To sign up through app: 1. Download the app from the iPhone App Store or Android marketplace by searching “SmartHub”. If duplicate apps appear with same name, National Information Solutions Cooperative provides the correct app. 2. Find Singing River Electric by location or name and confirm. 3. Enter your email and password or select the “New User” if you do not already have a password.


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Practical pointers for Electrical Safety Month home electrical safety assessments a priority. According to the Consumer Electronics Association, the average home today has a minimum of three televisions, two DVD players, at least one digital camera, one desktop computer and two cell phones. “Modern homes run on electricity, but if you don’t properly maintain your electrical products they can create hazards,” warns Mike Smith, general manager and CEO of Singing River Electric. “The good news is that eliminating electrical hazards from your home doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.” Many homes and their electrical systems were built before most modern-day home electronics and appliances were even invented. Today’s increased demand for energy can overburden an older home’s electrical system. Singing River Electric offers the following tips to help identify and eliminate electrical hazards to protect yourself, your family and your home: 

Make sure entertainment centers and computer equipment have plenty of space around them for ventilation.



Use extension cords as a temporary solution, and never as a permanent power supply.  Do not place extension cords in high-traffic areas, under carpets or across walkways, where they pose a potential tripping hazard.  Use a surge protector to protect your computer and other electronic equipment from damage caused by voltage changes.  Heavy reliance on power strips is an indication that you have too few outlets to address your needs. Have additional outlets installed by a qualified, licensed electrician.  Keep liquids, including drinks, away from electrical items such as televisions and computers. Electrical safety awareness and education among consumers, families, employees and communities will prevent electrical fires, injuries and fatalities. The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May to increase public awareness of the electrical hazards around us at home, work, school and play. ESFI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. For more information about ESFI and electrical safety, visit www.electrical-safety.org.

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Watts Happening MAY 2 BLUES AT THE BEACH

MAY 10 5TH ANNUAL LIVE OAK ARTS FESTIVAL

This spring and summer concert series features local musical acts. The group Fat Man Squeeze is scheduled for the May concert. Sponsored by EMERGE Pascagoula. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Free admission. Time: 6-8 p.m. Location: Pascagoula Beach Park Contact: 228-938-6639 or www.pascagoulaproud.com

This event features live music, artwork, cuisine, shopping, children’s activities, storytelling, book signing, tree dedication and more. Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Downtown Pascagoula Contact: 228-938-6604 or www.liveoakartsfest.blogspot.com

MAY 2-4 8TH ANNUAL MAYFEST This event begins Friday night with a 5K run and live music. The following two days feature local and national musical acts performing country, reggae, jazz, blues, Latin and rock. Free admission. Times: Check website for times Location: Downtown Ocean Springs Contact: 228-369-4582 or www.oceanspringsfestival.com

MAY 2, 16, 30 FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS This summer movie series takes place during May, June and July. Movies scheduled for May include Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Sandlot and Epic. Free admission. Time: Movies begin at 8:15 p.m. Location: Point Park, 500 Beach Boulevard in Pascagoula Contact: 228-938-2356 or www.cityofpascagoula.com

MAY 3 GEORGE COUNTY FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION BBQ CHALLENGE Enjoy great BBQ, arts and crafts, live entertainment, games for kids and more during the day, and hear national recording artists perform that evening. Admission charged. Tickets can be bought in advance at select locations. Time: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Location: George County Fairgrounds, 9114 Old Highway 63 in Lucedale Contact: 601-508-8131 or www.gcffabbqchallenge.org

MAY 9-10 13TH ANNUAL JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S RODEO This family event features calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, bareback bronco riding, bull riding and more. Proceeds benefit the sheriff’s reserves and mounted patrol division. Admission charged. Time: Begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly Location: Vancleave Multipurpose Arena, 5400 Ballpark Road in Vancleave Contact: 228-623-0659 or 228-623-1955

MAY 16-18 OUR LADY OF FATIMA INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL Take time to taste ethnic foods, seafood and dessert items while shopping for arts and crafts, books and plants at vendor booths. Other events include an antique car show, carnival rides, children’s games and activities, 5K run, silent auction and drawdown. Time: Friday, 4-10 p.m. - Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. - Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Location: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 2090 Pass Road in Biloxi Contact: 228-388-3887 or http://fatima-biloxi.com

MAY 17 9TH ANNUAL “SHOW BY THE SHORE” CAR SHOW Magnolia Classic Cruisers hosts this show with all kinds of classic cars, door prizes, games and food. Proceeds benefit American Disabled Veterans Chapter 17, Gulf Coast Down Syndrome Society and the Dream Program. Free for spectators. Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Pascagoula Beach Park Contact: 228-218-7218, 228-218-9831 or www.magnoliaclassiccruisers.com

MAY 17-18 19TH ANNUAL 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. Times: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. - Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Location: Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Boulevard in Biloxi Contact: 228-435-6320 or www.maritimemuseum.org

MAY 25 SOUNDS BY THE SEA Bring lawn chairs and blankets and listen to a free concert by the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. Arrive early to reserve your spot. Time: 6:30-9 p.m. Location: Pascagoula Beach Park Contact: 228-896-4276 or www.gulfcoastsymphony.net

Electricity turns deadly when wet You’ve heard it all your life, but don’t overlook one of the most important rules of electrical safety: Water and electricity should never mix!

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• Do not use electronic devices in or around water. • Never touch anything electrical with wet hands. • Never spray power lines or electrical boxes with hoses or water guns. • Do not swim around boat docks. The water near them could have an electric charge.


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Jackson, Rick has met and made many appearances on behalf of veterans. Recently she was featured in the Zippity Doo Dah parade in Jackson, which organizers dubbed the first welcome-home reception for Vietnam veterans statewide. “It was incredibly moving, going down the parade route with all the kids waving their flags. It was really cool to be a part of the first official welcome-home specially for Vietnam veterans. It is long overdue. I’ve seen that wall,” she said, referring to the memorial in Washington. Visits to Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, in Jackson, are a must for every Miss Mississippi, including Rick, who was a Batson volunteer while a pre-med student at Millsaps. Her relationship with the hospital has benefitted her as much as the young patients, she said. “I think I’ve gained an understanding of what it’s like for them as they deal with their medical problems. And to be able to go back there as Miss Mississippi has been really wonderful.” Her crown is a sure-fire conversation starter with the little girls. “They love it, but I tell them that they don’t have to have a crown to be a princess. They have an invisible crown on all the time. I really have enjoyed that,” Rick said. With the next Miss Mississippi pageant just over the horizon, Rick is savoring the last two months of her reign while looking to resume her medical school studies. She believes her experience as Miss Mississippi will make her a better physician. “I’m excited to use what I’ve gained for that purpose because I believe that’s what God has called me to do—to help people have a better quality of life through the medicine I practice.” Reflecting on her long journey to become Miss Mississippi, Rick credits the influences and generosity of many people, including teachers, professors and even her peers in the Youth Leadership program. “Those differences that people make are not overlooked. They’re meaningful and they’re helping shape the future of Mississippi,” she said. Sponsors and donors helped with the expenses of competing in five Miss Mississippi pageants.

Rick poses with a Marine during Military Appreciation Day at a University of Mississippi football game. Rick sang “God Bless America” at the event.

Above all, she credits her mother. “She instilled all the values in me and told me I could be whatever I wanted to be. I would never have believed it on my own.” Was her experience as Miss Mississippi worth the years of effort and expense? “Emphatically, yes. It was worth every sacrifice I made because the whole program is an opportunity to make yourself into the best person you can be. And that’s really the whole point. It’s not to compare yourself with someone else but to make yourself into the best person you can be. That will always be a benefit to you.” Rick believes in the ability of the Miss Mississippi program to change young women’s lives for the better, and she plans to give back to the program as a future volunteer. As she sees it, the program’s benefits will continue for her even after she relinquishes her title in July. “I’ll have to make sure it’s a stepping stone to other things and not an end for me, so I can continue to serve. “But somebody told me the carriage will turn back into a pumpkin on July 12,” she said laughing.

Co-op leadership program helped set Rick on path to crown Chelsea Rick said she was “humbled” to speak at the 2014 Electric Power Associations of Mississippi Youth Leadership Workshop, Feb. 26-28 in Jackson. “It’s by far one of the most meaningful things I’ve done during my whole year as Miss Mississippi, and I’ve done some cool things,” she said. What was so special about speaking to a gathering of 76 high school juniors from across the state? Seven years ago, Rick herself was seated in that audience, listening to Gov. Haley Barbour define the characteristics of leadership. “For anyone to think I’m qualified to give that speech to them made me feel very humbled and blessed. And I enjoyed it so much because I knew those kids would listen and heed advice and take it to heart. When I was sitting in their seat, I definitely did.” Rick said the Youth Leadership program, comprising a three-day workshop and week-long Youth Tour of Washington, D.C., marked a turning point in her life. The benefits began with the competitive interview process at Tombigbee Electric Power Association, the local sponsor. “That was the first interview I had ever had like that, and that was exactly like my college interviews were to get big scholarships,” she said. She credited the program for helping her develop confidence and leadership ability, important attributes for a future Miss Mississippi competitor. “I wanted to be a service-oriented leader and I was looking for insight into how to do that. That program was the first and main thing that did that for me. Even to this day, it was the most opportunity I’ve ever been given,” Rick said. “It set the tone for how I handle myself as Miss Mississippi,” she added. Spending time with students she regarded highly was a valuable and Chelsea Rick meets Sen. Trent Lott in 2007 while touring the U.S. enjoyable aspect of Capitol as part of the Youth Tour’s Capitol Hill Day. Rick’s Youth Leadership experience. “They were all driven and academically involved. It was really wonderful to have some intellectually stimulating conversations with people my own age. [They] brought out the best in me and held me to a higher standard, and encouraged me to not give up on my goals.” As Miss Mississippi, Rick encourages students to use their own talents and skills to succeed, and to avoid comparisons with others. “That was a huge message I learned at the Electric Power Associations Youth Tour,” she said.


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Make room for annual flowering vinca ith the chance of any more spring freezes getting lower by the day, the typical home gardener is out looking for plants for when the summer temperatures start to rise. Annual flowering vinca is one that really brightens up our Mississippi summer landscapes. Annual flowering vinca has attractive foliage and gorgeous flowers. The foliage is a glossy, Southern dark green and Gardening has a prominent rib in the middle by Dr. Gary Bachman of the leaf. This coloration makes for a fantastic background to show off its purple, red, pink and white flowers. In 2007, the Titan series was selected as a Mississippi Medallion Winner, and these plants have lived up to that designation. Titan has an upright growth habit, reaching 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide. Its flowers are bigger than those of other annual vincas. This series has 11 flower colors, including apricot, dark red, pink, white, blush and lavender. In 2012, All-America Selections introduced the Jams ‘N’ Jellies vinca, whose flowers are a velvety, deep, dark purple. The nearly black flowers have a bright white eye. These plants have performed very well in the Mississippi State

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University trial gardens in Poplarville and Crystal Springs. When I started using flowering vincas in my landscape many years ago, I liked their clumping growth habit but thought they seemed a little too tall. I wanted low-growing, spreading growth that would act as a colorful ground cover or as a flowering spiller plant in hanging baskets. It seemed that the breeders read my mind when the Mediterranean series was introduced. This is a spreading type in colors of dark red, peach, strawberry and hot rose. I really appreciate the fact that these plants only get 6 inches tall but spread to 30 inches wide. The Nirvana Cascade flowering vinca is a trailing variety that I have been amazed with and growing for the past couple of years. The flowers are similar in size to the Titan series, and their flower petals overlap, creating a very full-looking bloom. The color selection is typical of flowering vinca with solid red, violet and white colors. Cascade Pink Blush has pastel pink petals and a dark eye, while Cascade Pink Splash has light-pink petals with a burst of flamboyant dark pink in the center. Vincas always flower and grow best when planted in the full sun in raised landscape beds. Raised beds provide optimum soil drainage, which is important because the flowering vinca develops root rot problems when it has “wet feet.” Wait to plant your vinca when landscape soil temperatures have increased. Planting in cool soil also

Vinca Mediterranean Hot Rose has a low-growing, spreading growth habit that makes it ideal for hanging baskets or a colorful ground cover. Photo: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

encourages root rot problems. These plants are heavy feeders, so be sure to incorporate a quality, slowrelease fertilizer at planting. Feed monthly with a water soluble 20-20-20 or 20-10-20 fertilizer to keep the flowers blooming. Annual flowering vincas are drought tolerant once established, but try to maintain consistent soil moisture. Always be ready to provide supplemental water during the summer. Drip irrigation is a great asset during dry periods. The ability of annual flowering vincas to tolerate hot and dry conditions makes

these plants good choices for container plantings. In hanging baskets, try vincas with a spreading growth habit to spill over the basket edge. When growing in containers, always use a quality, peat-based potting media that is well drained and will maintain adequate moisture. Also, be sure to feed weekly with a water-soluble fertilizer to keep the plants performing at their peak. Dr. Gary Bachman is MSU horticulturist at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi.

Get patriotic for our next ‘Picture This’ For our next “Picture This” reader photo feature, we are looking for photos on the theme “Patriotism, Mississippi Style.” Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by June 10. Selected photos will appear in the July 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 each December.

 Submission requirements • Submit as many photos as you like, but select only your best work. • Photos must relate to the given theme. • Photos must be the original work of an amateur photographer (of any age).

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Fat-free pound cake 2 cups low-fat milk 1 cup strong coffee 1 (8-oz.) pkg. light cream cheese, softened

1 large pkg. sugar-free instant vanilla pudding 2 cups fat-free non-dairy whipped topping, thawed Cocoa, for garnish

Cut pound cake into 1/2-inch slices; cut slices in half. Line bottom of 8-inch square dish with cake. Mix 1/2 cup of the milk and 1/2 cup of the coffee; pour over cake. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in remaining milk until smooth. Add pudding mix and remaining coffee. Beat on low until well mixed. Stir in whipped topping. Spoon over cake. Refrigerate 3 hours. Garnish with sprinkle of cocoa. Makes 8 servings. Diabetic exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Pineapple Fluff 2 (20-oz.) cans crushed pineapple 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind 2 Tbsp. lime juice

1/3 cup stevia* 1 (8-oz.) carton non-dairy whipped topping, thawed

Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons of juice. Combine pineapple, reserved pineapple juice, lemon juice, lemon rind, lime juice and stevia in a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into 2 (1-quart) plastic freezer bags. Storing bags flat, freeze 2 hours, or until slushy. In a large bowl, stir pineapple slush gently into whipped topping until slightly blended. Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 2 hours, and serve. * Stevia is a no-calorie sweetener made from an herb.

Whole-Grain Buttermilk Biscuits 1 cup whole-wheat flour 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for kneading 3 Tbsp. wheat germ 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp salt 3 Tbsp. chilled butter, cut into small pieces 1 cup buttermilk (or low-fat milk plus 1 tsp. lemon juice)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flours, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the butter to the flour mixture. With a fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and stir just until a moist dough forms. Don't overmix. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a generously floured work surface and, with floured hands, knead gently until smooth and manageable. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle shape about 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2 1/2-inch round biscuit cutter, or a drinking glass dipped in flour, cut out biscuits. Cut close together for a minimum of scraps. Gather the scraps and roll out to make additional biscuits. Place biscuits about 1 inch apart on an ungreased non-stick baking sheet. Bake until the biscuits rise to twice their unbaked height and are lightly golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve hot. Makes 16 biscuits.

3 green onions, finely chopped 2 Tbsp. low-fat margarine 1 lb. cooked crawfish tails, roughly chopped

1 cup low-fat Mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 loaf French bread

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a skillet over medium heat, saute green onions in margarine; add crawfish tails. When onions are soft and crawfish is heated through, remove from heat. In a medium bowl, blend cheese and mayonnaise with a spatula. Add sauteed crawfish and onions. Cut the bread into 1-inch slices; spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of the crawfish mixture onto each slice. Alternatively, cut the bread lengthwise and spread half the crawfish mixture onto each side. Bake 15 minutes, or until bread is lightly toasted.

Swiss Chard and Spinach Frittata 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 onion, minced 8 cups Swiss chard and/or spinach, stems removed and roughly chopped 2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute 4 egg whites

1/4 cup low-fat or fat-free cottage cheese 1 tsp. dried oregano 1/2 tsp. dried thyme Pinch of black pepper Pinch of red pepper flakes, crushed (optional)

Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onions, and saute 30 seconds. Add the greens. Using tongs, turn the greens and cook about 7 minutes, making sure not to burn the garlic. Cook until the leaves are wilted and tender. Drain any excess liquid and turn the greens onto a plate or bowl; set aside. Wipe the skillet clean. Preheat the oven to broil and set the rack at least 6 inches from the heat source. Combine the eggs, egg whites, cottage cheese, oregano, thyme and red pepper flakes in a blender or food processor and process 30 seconds. Heat the remaining oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add greens, spreading them evenly in the pan. Pour egg mixture over the greens and cook undisturbed 4 to 5 minutes. With a spatula, lift edges of the eggs about every minute to allow the uncooked egg to flow to the bottom. When the eggs are almost set but the center is a bit runny, place the pan under the broiler and broil 1 to 3 minutes, or until eggs are set and top is golden. Cut into wedges and sprinkle with peppers to serve. Serves 8.

Dijon Lime Shrimp 1 medium red onion, diced 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, plus lime zest for garnish 2 Tbsp. capers 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp. hot sauce

1 cup water 1/2 cup rice vinegar 3 garlic cloves 1 bay leaf 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

In a shallow baking dish, combine the onion, lime juice, capers, mustard and hot sauce. Set aside. In a large saucepan, add the water, vinegar, garlic cloves and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and add shrimp. Cook, stirring constantly. Drain. Place the shrimp in a shallow dish containing the onion mixture. Stir to mix well. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Garnish each with lime zest. Serve cold. Serves 4 to 6.


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By Nancy Jo Maples Dudie Burger fans will get a taste of the good ole days when Tupelo celebrates its annual Dudie Burger Festival on Saturday, May 3. The festival’s honored sandwich is a grilled burger made of meat, flour and water served on a bun with mustard and pickles. It was sold at one of Tupelo’s first carhop restaurants, Dudie’s Diner. A local sensation for 39 years, the famous burger originally sold for 10 cents. This year’s festival will offer Dudie Combos for $5 that include a burger, chips and Moonpie. The Moonpie was the top-selling dessert at the diner when it was in operation. The festival opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. Admission is free of charge. Events will include a burger eating contest, music, name-that-tune competition, children’s activities and door prizes. The Dudie Burger Festival, which began in 2003, is set each year on the first Saturday in May at the Oren Dunn Museum in Tupelo’s Ballard Park, home to the original Dudie’s Diner streetcar. This year’s festival goers will be able to tour the interior of the original diner, which has been recently refurbished. The diner is a former Memphis streetcar that Truman “Dudie” Christian brought to Tupelo in 1947 and convert-

At Dudie’s Diner, top, patrons paid as little as 10 cents for a patty made of meat, flour and water served on a bun with mustard and pickles. Dudie Burger Festival goers, above, can tour the renovated diner on the grounds of Tupelo’s Oren Dunn Museum. Jerry Duckett, right, museum operations manager, grills Dudie burgers. Photos courtesy of Oren Dunn Museum

ed into a diner. Christian’s economical burger became famous because of its affordable price and rich taste. Late Mississippi country music artist Gene Simmons even wrote a song about it in which he said “I’ve been all ‘cross this country from California to Carolina, but the best meal I ever had was down at Dudie’s Diner.” The 6-foot-wide trolley operated as a diner until 1986 and was donated in 1990 to the museum. The popularity of national chain burger restaurants forced the local diner’s closure. It was donated to the Oren Dunn Museum because that facility serves as a living history and

local heritage center with a concentration on northeastern Mississippi history and artifacts. Other items on display at the museum include the Lee County Book Mobile (one of the nation’s first portable libraries), a working 1800s era blacksmith shop, a 19th century church and school, and a dog-trot house dating to 1870. Also for viewing are a sawmill, sorghum mill and a train caboose used on the St. Louis/San Francisco Railroad through Tupelo. The museum was founded in 1984 by a history buff and storyteller, the late



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Oren F. Dunn, as a means to chronicle the region’s history and community development. Other events at the museum include the Dogtrot Rockabilly Festival on Oct. 18, the Holiday Open House and Lighting of the Museum on Dec. 1, and Living History Days on Oct. 10 and 24. Museum hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Regular admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, $1.50 for children ages 3-12. Special rates are available for groups and tours are available by appointment. For more information contact the museum at 662-841-6438. The address is 689 Rutherford Road, Tupelo, MS 38801. Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 and: nancyjomaples@aol.com


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Lucedale Spring Farmers Market, Saturdays through July 26, Lucedale. Flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, meats, preserves. Sunup until. Cox Street, Courthouse Square. Details: 601-947-2755, 601-947-2082. Dulcimer Day, May 3, Tupelo. North Miss. Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, craftsmanship, music; 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center. Details: 662-680-4027, 800-305-7417; nps.gov/nat Annual Springfest, May 3, Monticello. Flea market, gospel singing, auction, children’s games and jumpers, more. Divide Memorial Methodist Church, Divide community. Details: 601-431-9317. Tylertown Railroad & Transportation Museum Opening, May 9, Tylertown. Highlights role of railroad and other transportation methods in area growth. Open Tuesdays - Saturdays. Old Depot building. 14th Annual Bluegrass on the Creek, May 15-17, Tylertown. Live music; RV hookups available. Admisison. Southwest Events Center. Details: 225-634-7886, 225-241-5521. US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale, May 15-18, Meridian. Sales extending 502 miles along US 11 from Meridian to Bristol, Va. Details: 601917-3727. Fish Fry and Gospel Singing for Missions, May 17, Olive Branch. Fish fry starts 5 p.m.; gospel singing 6 p.m. First Baptist Church of Olive Branch. Details: 662-895-5481; fbcob.org Dixon Day, May 17, Philadelphia. Begins 10 a.m. Picnic-style lunch. Neshoba County Fairgrounds. Details: 601-656-3795. Great Big Yam Potatoes Old-Time Music Gathering and Fiddle Contest, May 17, Washington. Live fiddle and string band performances on outdoor stage, jam session, fiddling contest for all ages, evening dance. Free admission; contest entry fee. Historic Jefferson College. Details: 601-442-2901. Bluegrass Picking on the Porch, May 17, Crystal Springs. Live music featuring Alan

Sibley & The Magnolia Ramblers; 1 p.m. until. Admission. Bridges Old Home Place, 2081 Old Hwy. 27. Details: 601-892-1473; ehb2202@tx.rr.com Big Pop Gun Show, May 17-18, Pascagoula. Jackson County Fairgrounds. Details: 601-4984235; bigpopfireworks.com ShowFest, May 17-18, Southaven. More than 700 entrants in custom truck/car/motorcycle show; automotive vendors. Benefits Miss. Burn Association. Admission. Snowden Grove. showfest.com Lower Delta Talks, May 20, Rolling Fork. Cristie Upshaw Travis presents “Land Between the Levees: Natural Photography of the Mississippi Delta”; 6:30 p.m. Sharkey-Issaquena County Library. Details: 662-873-4076. Red Hills Festival, May 24, Louisville. Band/set up 7 p.m. Friday. Carnival, arts/crafts, food, antique show/sale, 5K run, battle of the bands, more. Free admission. Downtown. Details: 662-773-3921. Magnolia Fest 5K and Fun Run, May 24, Horn Lake. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; 5K begins 8:30 a.m. Entry fee. Latimer Lakes Park. Details: 662-393-9897; info@hornlakechamber.com Pioneer Day, May 24, Tupelo. Living history demonstrations; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center. Details: 662-680-4027, 800-305-7417; nps.gov/natr Hattiesburg Zoo’s Birthday Bash, May 24, Hattiesburg. Includes unveiling of Asbury Discovery Center; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Details: HattiesburgZoo.com Bay Fest, May 29-31, Bay Springs. Nightly entertainment, carnival rides, arts/crafts, food, contests, car show, mule pull. Details: 601764-4112. American Kennel Club Dog Show, May 29 June 1, Biloxi. AKC-registered dogs vie for championship points and Best in Show honors. Hosted by the Pelican Cluster of south La. Free. Miss. Coast Coliseum. Details: 504-427-4142.

Magnolia State Fiber Festival, May 30-31, Vicksburg. Classes in knitting, spinning, weaving, tatting, more. Yarn, fiber, equipment vendors. Free. Lady Luck Casino Arena. Details: msff.net George County Relay For Life, May 30, Lucedale. George County High School; 6 p.m. 1 a.m. Details: 601-508-7508. 16th Annual Deep Delta Festival, May 31, Rolling Fork. Food, crafts, music, more; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sharkey County Courthouse Square. Details: 662-873-2814. Bay Fest Fun Run 2014, May 31, Bay Springs. Southern Cruisers Car Club open car, truck and rod show; awards to top 100 vehicles. Entry fee. City Park. Details: 601-4254865. Hog Wild BBQ Cook Off and Family Festival, May 31, Brookhaven. Food, vendors, music, kids’ entertainment, 5K walk, archery shoot, more. Free admission. Downtown. Details: 601-757-1772; HogWildFestival.org Crawfish Music Festival, May 31, Olive Branch. Boiled crawfish, gumbo cook-off, kids’ area, arts/crafts, entertainment. Admission. Old Towne. Details: southbranchlionsclub@gmail.com “Stand Up!”: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964, June 2 - October, Jackson. Exhibit of photographs, artifacts, documents and film commemorating 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer. Opening lecture by Bob Moses. William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Details: 601-576-6850. Tupelo Elvis Festival, June 5-8, Tupelo. Live music, Elvis tribute artist contest, more. BancorpSouth Arena. Details: 662-841-6598; tupeloelvisfestival.com Mississippi Gulf Coast Homeschool Used Book Sale and Expo, June 6-7, Gulfport. Vendors with homeschool materials, guest speakers, workshops; opens 10 a.m. Free admission. First Assembly of God Gulfport. Details: 228-623-1758; msusedbooksale.blogspot.com Arts, Beats and Eats Festival, June 7, Ashland. Honors the blues music of Ashland native Willie “Pop” Mitchell with blues/R&B, kids’ activities, food. Benefits historical society. Benton County Courthouse. Details: 662671-5563; Facebook. Pine Tree Music Fest, June 7, Ackerman. Arts/crafts, 5K run/walk, antique car show, music, Kids’ World, more. Downtown. Details: 662-285-3778; pinetreemusicfest.com Festival South, June 7-21, Hattiesburg. Multi-genre arts festival with music, dance, art, theatre. Featuring Marty Stuart, Mac McAnally, Wicked Divas. Details: festivalsouth.org

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, June 11-16, Southaven. Three-fifths scale replica wall. Opening ceremony 7 p.m. June 11. Landers Center. Details: 901-496-6739; dmoore1776@aol.com Covington County MHV Blueberry Tasting Tea, June 12, Collins. Sample blueberry cakes, pie, bread, salads, drinks, and receive a recipe book; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission. Collins Fire Station. Details: 601-765-8252. Second Annual Chickasaw County Instrumental Music Festival, June 13-14, Houston. Begins 5 p.m. Friday. Joe Brigance Park. Details: 206-426-9817; ccimfinfo@gmail.com Sesquicentennial of the Battles of Brice’s Crossroads and Tupelo/Harrisburg, June 13-15, Baldwyn. Battle reenactments, camps, children’s Discovery Day, calvary/infantry parade, music, Grand Ball. Details: 662-3653969; bcr.edwina@gmail.com finalstands150th.com Second Annual Juneteenth Family Fun Festival, June 14, Horn Lake. Live blues and gospel music, Corvette/vintage car show, kids’ activities, Greek step show, arts/crafts, food. Latimer Lakes Park. Details: 901-481-3968; dcaahs.com USA International Ballet Competition, June 14-29, Jackson. Classical ballet dance performances, awards gala. Admission. Thalia Mara Hall. Details: 601-973-9249; usaibc.com My First String Camp at Carey, June 16-20, Hattiesburg. Instruction in Suzuki and Elementary strings for first- through sixthgraders; 9 a.m. - noon. No experience necessary. Bring or rent instrument. Admission. William Carey University School of Music. Details: 414-737-4620, 601-318-6175; pardokolesch@hotmail.com

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