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Charitable works fueled by generosity of Mississippians hen it comes to charitable giving, Mississippi ranks No. 2 in the nation. That’s the finding of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, in a new analysis of 2012 IRS data. In other words, Mississippians gave more than $1.5 billion to charity in 2012, with Noxubee County being the “most generous” in the state, according to The Chronicle. For every $1,000 they earned, Mississippians donated $49.90 to charity. Only residents of Utah out-donated us, giving $65.60 per $1,000 earned. The least generous state? New Hampshire, at $17.40. The analysis also revealed that middle- and lower-income Americans increased the share of income they donated to charity, even as they earned less, on average, than they did six years earlier. (An interactive national map at the website lets you search the amount of giving down to the ZIP code level.) I’d always heard Mississippi ranked high in charitable giving but these hard facts confirm it. This time of year, when charities receive a sizeable chunk of their annual donations, it’s good to remind ourselves just how important our donations are. In the coming weeks, your mailbox may be filled by appeals from various charitable organizations vying for your donation dollars. Most of them will come from organizations you recognize. Just be aware that scams abound during the holiday season. Know to whom you are donating, and never allow a telemarketer to coerce you into mailing a check or money order. Legitimate charities don’t operate that way. (If you feel you are the victim of fraud, I suggest you report it to the state attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-281-4418.) Reputable organizations know how to get the most from our donation dollars. The Mississippi


On the cover Lloyd Lewis, aka The Toymaker, builds not-so-heavy equipment for pint-size operators. Working in his wood shop in Jones County, the Dixie Electric Power Association member uses native and exotic woods to create toy backhoes, dump trucks, road graders and other items that appeal to kids and grown-ups alike. Story begins on page 4.

Food Network, for example, uses monetary donations to buy food in bulk for distribution to partner organizations who feed the hungry. Every dollar donated to MFN provides seven meals to hungry Mississippians. The food bank distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of food and feeds more than 150,000 people every month. One of its programs ensures that low-income children who rely on school meal programs continue to nutritious meals My Opinion receive when school is out. Find Michael Callahan out more about MFN Executive Vice President/CEO online at EPAs of Mississippi And if you think those ringing Salvation Army bells herald only the holiday shopping season, think again. The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle fund-raising drive fuels the organization’s emergency disaster efforts and other services too numerous to list here. After the EF4 tornado struck the Louisville area in May, Salvation Army volunteers arrived on the scene within hours to provide food, water and support from three mobile feeding units for the stricken community. That same month, the Salvation Army’s Greenville Command began raising funds to buy a new mobile feeding unit, or canteen, the first to be located permanently in that part of the state where hunger is a pressing issue. Every Mississippian stands to benefit from a charity in one way or another. If you haven’t already, please consider supporting them with a generous donation this season. It is, after all, a Mississippi tradition. JOIN TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI


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The setting sun paints the sky over the Mississippi River at Natchez.

Mississippi is the image of my parents sitting on their carport on a hot summer afternoon shelling peas to the hum of that old box fan. They each shelled in a special pan. Daddy’s favorite was a shallow, mint green plastic pan. Mama preferred a small red-rimmed porcelain pan, the larger version of which she used to stew plum preserves. The peas ricocheted off the bottom of the pans with a few pinging past. A large galvanized washtub sat between them, filled to the rim with unshelled peas. Brown paper grocery sacks, with the tops rolled down, catch the emptied shells. Once all the local news had been caught up on and the tea glasses filled, each settled into a quiet rhythm of shelling until the bottom of the washtub was reached, or it was time to start supper. Mississippi is the memory of two pair of work-worn hands and two silver heads bent over their favorite shellin’ pans. — Jan Harthcock Heard, Lexington Sitting on the front door steps and watching the rain coming across the wide open, plowed fields. Smelling the rain as it heads toward you. Walking up and down the fenced pasture on a sunny, summer afternoon. Smelling the sweetness of the honeysuckles and tasting the juices from the delicate stems. Walking barefoot down a country dirt road. Picking so many plums that you have to roll them up in the bottom of your shirt, and doing this until you were just plum give out. — Darlene Clark, Hattiesburg Mississippi is always green no matter the season of the year because of the beautiful pine trees. I love its rolling hills, having to slow down to let the deer cross the road, the beautiful sunsets in the late evening. Sitting on my patio in the early morning watching the squirrels scamper up the hickory trees, hearing the school bus make its stops to pick up children. I feel like Mississippi is a special place to God, for he has blessed us with such a peaceful place to live, and the people here are so kind and sweet. — Inamay Kittrell, State Line

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By Debbie Stringer Lloyd Lewis built a career on teaching industrial arts students how to create with their hands. Now he uses his own to craft a satisfying woodworking hobby at his home in Jones County. A member of Dixie Electric Power Association, Lewis builds pull and push toys, four-car train sets and a wide assortment of not-so-heavy equipment: dump trucks, lowboys and tractors, bulldozers, excavators, road graders, backhoes, cement trucks and skid-steer loaders. Though his construction toys mimic the real thing—with moving buckets, blades and drums—they are far more handsome and can be operated by toddlers with no special training. “A lot of people buy these and set them up on a mantel for display,” Lewis said. The larger toys reach up to 40 inches in length. Lewis calls himself The Toymaker, builder of “toys for play or display.”

Lloyd Lewis’ wooden toys feature working parts, such as the blade on this road grader and the bucket on the skid-steer loader.

Lewis’ interest in woodworking emerged while growing up in McAdams, a small town in Attala County. As a child he owned little in material goods but enjoyed “plenty of love from Mother and Daddy, plus encouragement in all I attempted and their prayers.” His father collected yellow pine scraps from a planer mill and bent nails from demolition sites for his son to use to build toys. “I kept using my daddy’s tools and losing them, so when I was 4 they gave me a saw, a hammer, an old cloth tape and a little square. I was happy when I was

building, and I wish I still had that little hammer and saw,” Lewis said. His mother used coal oil, a cure-all remedy back then, to treat the inevitable nicks on his busy little hands. It seems there was nothing he wouldn’t try to build. “About age 7, I took an old wooden ironing board, put sides on it and launched it in a nearby creek. Of course, when I got into it, it sank immediately,” he said. He was 8 when he hammered together his first woodworking shop: a 6-footsquare construction of salvaged lumber,

topped with a 7-foot ceiling of cast-off tin. “The ceiling leaked and it had a dirt floor, but it was mine,” he said. While in high school he built a 15foot canoe he and his friends used for years on a local river. After graduating from Mississippi State University with a degree in industrial arts and marrying his wife, Inez, an MUW grad, Lewis launched a 39-year teaching career at schools in Mississippi and Arkansas. The couple moved to Ellisville in 1980, where he taught shop at South Jones High School and she worked as a dietician at the health department. After retiring in 2005, Lewis plunged head first into woodworking. With the help of son-in-law Gary Minchew, he built his current home. Lewis crafted hickory cabinets for the kitchen and his wife’s sewing room. Throughout the house are other examples of his woodwork: marquetry picture frames, a kitchen table of hickory edged with maple, and decorative wall crosses.

He returned to toymaking a few years ago at the urging of close friend and master woodworker Charles Buster, of New Albany. “He kept after me to make toys but I said I made enough of those when I was a kid,” Lewis said. Lewis eventually caved in and developed a distinctive style of toys based on realistic functionality and durability. An exhibiting member of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, Lewis sells his toys at the guild’s annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival in Jackson, and at other events. Yet he insists toymaking is mostly a hobby. “Half the fun is watching the children play with the toys,” he said.

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‘Half the fun is watching the children play with the toys.’ – Lloyd Lewis

A 40-inch-long 18-wheeler built by Lewis transports a bulldozer, above. Lewis crafts most of his construction toys of maple and walnut; their light/dark contrast helps define details. Below, from left, are more Lewis creations: a 15-inch-long dump truck with working gate; a pull toy based on a vintage design in cherry, maple, hickory and alder; and a 21-inch long cement truck.

At a recent craft show in Jackson, a 3year-old boy played with Lewis’ toy backhoe, side-dump trailer and a load of “rocks” (a pint of dried beans). “He never looked up. He never said a word. And this went on for almost an hour and a half. I was intrigued because to him, he was working,” Lewis said. The incident brought to mind a young boy who lived next door to the Lewises when they lived in Arkansas. The youngster toiled in the dirt with construction toys all summer long, building tunnels and bridges until the entire yard had been dug up. “I think that little boy in Arkansas was the reason I started making construction toys,” Lewis said.

Rising before daybreak, Lewis walks up a hill to the large metal building that houses his tools, materials and workspace. He calls it his “dog house.” Along one wall are neat stacks of lumber: walnut, maple, hickory and cherry, as well as exotic species such as zebrawood, purple heart, Brazilian

cherry and Peruvian walnut. He uses no stains, preferring to enhance natural wood colors and patterns with clear protective finishes—and lots of sanding. Although Lewis looks to woodworking magazines and books for design inspiration, his toys reflect his own ideas and refinements. He develops some, such as the backhoe, “from the ground up” to achieve what he considers to be a convincing replica. A man once told Lewis his toy backhoe “sure looks real” but he didn’t like its price. “I said, I don’t either. It should be more than that,” Lewis said with a laugh. The prices of his toys reflect the time and effort spent designing, building and finishing them. Lewis may spend as much as 18 hours crafting a single toy to his exacting standards.

He stresses, however, that his toys are not necessarily one of a kind; he can work more efficiently by setting up his woodworking equipment to produce up to a dozen toys at a time. Yet his methods are far from mass production. “There’s a difference between building tens of thousands of something on an assembly line and building an individual piece,” he said. Regardless of the effort involved, Lewis relishes the challenges of designing and building wooden toys. If he

Lewis’ version of a popular grasshopper pull toy design features colorful native and exotic woods, including hickory, purple heart and zebrawood.

gets tired of woodworking, there’s always fishing, he joked. “I’ve got a pond with catfish in there over 24 inches long, and I’d rather go to the shop and work. Now, what does that tell you?” For more information, contact Lloyd Lewis at 601-319-5943. Lewis will exhibit his toys Dec. 5-7 during the Chimneyville Crafts Festival at the Mississippi Trade Mart, in Jackson. For festival details, go to



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The sound heard ‘round the world got the chance to be the designated “old guy” the other day. That’s not what they called it when they invited me to participate. Bill Richardson teaches drums at Mississippi Music in Flowood and was putting on a seminar about Ringo Starr. He wanted someone with my “perspective” to tell what it was like when the Beatles arrived on the music scene. I was a freshman in high school and, as I recall, the Beatles rescued us from a


decided swing in popular music toward folk songs. Peter, Paul and Mary and a bunch of trios and quartets were making hit records and “Hootenanny” was the big TV show. And then the Beatles arrived and played on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” After which it became a badge of honor for any high school male to be called into “Coach’s” office because his hair was too long. But in a very real sense, there would have been no Beatles had there been no music from Mississippi. Obviously, Elvis Presley was a big influence on them, and influenced everybody who has tried his hand at a musical career since 1956. But even back before that, there would have been no Elvis had the blues not been born and emerged from the Delta. I was in Crystal Springs the other day when the section of U.S. Highway 51 inside the city

limits was dedicated as the Tommy Johnson highway. You may be familiar with the name if you saw the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” Tommy Johnson was the name of the young hitchhikMississippi ing bluesman who was picked Seen up by the by Walt Grayson escapee trio. The movie character, I suppose, was loosely based on the real man. Both claimed to have sold their soul to the devil in exchange for guitar talent. Bluesman Robert Johnson was said to have done the same thing at a crossroads at midnight. Clarksdale claims that crossroads is the intersection of highways 61 and 49 (the old intersection in town, not the new one at the bypass). By the way, Robert Johnson has a highway in Copiah County, too. The stretch of I-55 between Crystal Springs and Hazlehurst is dedicated to him. Both Robert and Tommy lived in that area, although they are not related. The reason I go back to Robert and Tommy Johnson in relation to the Beatles and Elvis is the influence they had on all the blues players who followed,

including those who created the branch of blues that became rock-and-roll, the vehicle that propelled Elvis, the Beatles and a gazillion others to stardom. Much of the invention of rock-and-roll happened in Mississippi. The first song considered pure rock-and-roll, “Rocket 88,” was written by Ike Turner in Clarksdale. As I grew older I would run across tidbits of information about the Beatles. Come to find out, when they were growing up they listened to blues from Mississippi. Not only them, but a lot of other rock groups were influenced by our homegrown music. The Rolling Stones took their name from a song by Muddy Waters, from Rolling Fork. The Loving Spoonful got their name from a line in “Coffee Blues” by Mississippi John Hurt. And the rock band Canned Heat adopted a song title of Tommy Johnson’s as the name of their band. And on and on. When I was a kid, blues was considered music from “the other side of the tracks.” But from my “perspective” it’s interesting to see where those tracks have led. 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

A section of U.S. Highway 51 in Crystal Springs is now the Tommy Johnson Blues Memorial Highway. Johnson spent much of his life in Crystal Springs, beginning around 1910. Johnson was one of several Mississippi bluesmen whose music would have profound influences on the course of popular music around the world.

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The Boy and his gift y name is Charles.” He offered his hand. “I’m 73. And to simply say The Boy’s favorite time was Christmas is not unique. Christmas was just about every country family’s favorite time. It was The Boy’s concept of it that was unique.” Charles had my attention. I set aside what I was doing and settled back to listen. “Tell me more,” I said. And Charles did just that. His story:



We lived just down the road from The Boy and his folks. His name was John, but everybody called him The Boy. Anyway, this particular day I had finished my work on our place and had made a deal with The Boy’s daddy to cut some bean sticks and stack them by his garden. I took a mule and ground slide to the creek and cut the number of sticks The Boy’s daddy ordered and hauled them over there to unload. The two dollars I charged would be my money to do with what I pleased. I was busy stacking sticks when Henry Joe showed up. Henry Joe was The Boy’s age. He, like The Boy, was full of life. Sparkling teeth and intelligent eyes decorated a commanding face and were accentuated by his dark skin and infectious smile. He was a joy, even more so in presence of The Boy. Separated in some elements of society, they were in that most important element, friendship, fully inseparable. The Boy was in his yard for the first time with a toy dirt mover of some sort, metal of course. No batteries. His old one was in an ill state of repair after much use doing those heavy jobs that only the imagination of a child can conceive, so Santa had brought him the new one Christmas a few months back. Henry Joe and The Boy set about with abandon constructing a new road way or pond dam or something, the two alternating between new and old machines. I had to stop and observe. The day finally aging, Henry Joe stood. “My mama will ‘spect me back home directly.” Addie Lee and Cleavis set firm guidelines for Henry Joe and expected him to obey. “Guess I best get

goin’.” Just before Henry Joe walked away, The Boy stood and went to him, that new machine in his hand. “Henry Joe,” he said. “It’s a little late, but merry Christmas.” He handed Henry Joe that still-painted and like-new yellow machine. Seems The Boy had a full grasp of what those words meant. I always sat by him on the school bus every morning. Never quite figured out why. Maybe it was to protect him. To be honest, I enjoyed his company. He was the keenest eye I ever encountered when it came to the wild. Our bus route was all country, and The Boy was always pointing out something to me. A squirrel tucked in close to the base of an oak. A fox running across a field. And when he saw something like that, he would talk about it for days. He was absorbed by such things, his enthusiasm contagious. When The Boy was 12 and I was a senior, he started in agriculture and shop class Mississippi at school. The Outdoors shop project by Tony Kinton was to build something each boy could take home at Christmas. Some of them bought pine shelving for book cases; some came up with oak boards for one thing or another. The Boy and his family had no funds available, so he found a scrap of cedar under an old shed. He brought it to school and found ridiclue. “I’m gonna make a slingshot stock from this cedar,” he told me. And he did. Planed and sanded to perfection, it was a thing of beauty. Some still chided. That last day of

school before Christmas break, the shop students tucked their creations into bus isles for the trip home. The Boy had his slingshot stock proudly protruding from a back pocket. “I have an old truck inner tube that won’t take any more patchin’ back at the house. I can get some strong strips off of it to make this slingshot really throw a rock. I want to take a rabbit for supper with it sometime during Christmas.” The Boy delighted in telling me this, for his dad had done so at about the same age and had taken the rabbit home for his mother to cook. They lived near a river swamp where they were then hired to unearth stumps in new ground not long after the Great Depression. A rabbit was significant. The Boy wanted to make a similar contribution. But it was not to be. For some reason that I can and will never understand, one of the fellow students snatched that cedar stock away. He took one side arm and another student took the other; the two of them split it in half and threw it on the floor. The Boy fell silent and stared out the bus window. I doubted, however, that his mind was on seeing a squirrel at the base of an oak or a fox bouncing across a field on this particular trip. Laughter gradually subsided as the perpetrators got off at their respective stops. Only The Boy and I remained. My house came before his. As I stood to go, The Boy looked at me, hurt yet reigning in a round and still-childish face. “Charles,” he said. “I hope you have a merry Christmas.” I tell

Simple toys, such as this rough-cut slingshot stock, are often the best. Photo: Tony Kinton

you, The Boy definitely had a full grasp of what those words meant.


Charles stopped his oratory and I found myself speechless. In fact, there were tears trickling down my cheeks. I was taken aback. Charles had introduced me to one who clearly possessed an amazing depth. One worthy to be called an example. And when weighed against this story, I am no longer sure of my own capability to speak those words with the same veracity as did The Boy. But with as much sincerity as I can find deep within, I wish you a merry Christmas. Editor’s note: This is a fictional story that contains some elements of truth. Tony Kinton has been an active outdoors writer for 30 years. His newest book, “Rambling Through Pleasant Memories,” is now available. Order from or Kinton’s website:

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No more ‘wait til next year’ for Mississippi football t was a beautiful October Sunday morning as Mr. Roy and I drove to church after the biggest-ever football Saturday for the Ole Miss Rebels and Mississippi State Bulldog fans. Each school may have had bigger games, but not both on the same weekend and with the same results: wins. I had planned to write about hummingbirds in my column, but on our way home from Starkville, I told Mr. Roy that there was no way I could get as excited about hummingbirds as I was about State’s big win. We were listening to the Ole Miss game on the radio as we drove. Who could have possibly designed a better outcome for this Mississippi weekend. Both were ranked in the top 15, both were playing teams ranked in the top 10, both won their games, and today (Sunday) they are tied for third place in the national ranking polls. Surely the good Lord had a vote. The talk around town, the news, the


overall hype regarding the football games at Oxford and Starkville were national news. An action play by both teams was pictured on the front cover of Sports Illustrated by midweek. In the past, Mississippi has had its share of bad publicity; good publicity was a waft of fragrant air from our gardenia shrubs. Some people may say sports, especially college football, costs too much money and Grin ‘n’ serves no educaBare It tional purpose. by Kay Grafe But college football is part of our fabric, our upbringing … our education. I graduated from the University of South Alabama and became a Bulldog— a Dawg—because I married one. Our two daughters didn’t have a choice; they

were born Bulldogs. Many Rebels know what I mean. I apologize to my Golden Eagle friends and readers. Though you are having a bad football season, things will get better in Hattiesburg. We’ve been there too. So please indulge us Rebels and Bulldogs during all this bragging. Ole Miss and MSU are bitter rivals. Don’t try to sugarcoat it; a fact is a fact. But my male Dawg and I both agree that it would be great for both teams to go into the game on Thanksgiving both undefeated and playing for a chance at the National Championship. What a Christmas present it would be for all us Bulldogs, Rebels and the state of Mississippi. I know a lot of football remains to be played and a chance that we may begin losing before this column is read in November. But for three glorious weeks in October 2014, football was truly King in Mississippi. And maybe, just maybe, Thanksgiving weekend two Mississippi teams will meet undefeated

for the first time! Update Oct. 20: Both Rebels and Bulldogs are still ranked in the top three of the major polls. State’s quarterback Dak Prescott’s picture appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated last week. When you read this column, if the status has changed, the rush of those three weeks was breathtaking while it lasted. As for me, I’m still dreaming of two undefeated Mississippi teams playing in the Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving Day and both playing for the National Championship in January 2015. I know it’s a long shot, but anything is possible. Editor’s note: It won’t be possible this year. At press time, the Bulldogs (9-0) are ranked No. 1 and the Rebels (8-2) No. 10 in the third College Football Playoff Top 25 poll. 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.

Next ‘Picture This’: Color My World Our next ‘Picture This’ theme is Color My World. We’re looking for photos with eye-popping color. Subject matter is your choice: people, animals, landscapes, events, etc. Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by Dec. 10. Selected photos will appear in the January 2015 issue of Today in Mississippi. “Picture This” is a reader photo feature appearing in the January, April, July and October issues of Today in Mississippi. We publish a few of the photos that best illustrate the given theme from among those submitted. Photographers whose photos are selected for publication are eligible for a $200 cash prize, to be awarded in a random drawing in December. Please note: This is not a contest, as photos will not be judged. Photos are

selected for publication based on their overall quality, relevance to the given theme, visual impact and suitability for printing on newsprint paper. (Dark pho-

tos usually do not print well. We look for bright photos with good contrast and sharp focus.)

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). • Photos eligible for publication may be

either color or black and white, print or digital. • Photos must be in sharp focus. • Digital photos should be high-resolution JPG files. Please do not use photo-editing software to adjust colors or tones. (We prefer to do it ourselves, if necessary, according to our printer’s standards.) • Please do not send a photo with the date appearing on the image. • Photos must be accompanied by identifying information: photographer’s name, address, phone and electric power association (if applicable). Include the name(s) of any recognizable people or places in the picture. • Prints will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We cannot, however, guarantee their safe return through the mail.

How to submit photos Prints and digital photos are acceptable. Mail prints to Picture This, Today

in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300. Email digital photos (as an attachment to your e-mail message) to If submitting more than one photo, please attach all photos to only one e-mail message, if possible. Or, mail a photo CD to Picture This, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300. Question? Call Debbie Stringer, editor, at 601-605-8610 or e-mail

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How renters can fight the winter chill By Abby Berry According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 33 percent of Americans lease their homes. Unfortunately, many lease agreements forbid major alterations to rental properties. But don’t worry, renters! Consider using these low-cost, energyefficient tips to improve the efficiency of your home this winter.

Hot savings Heating the home typically makes up about 48 percent of your utility bill. Set your thermostat as low as is comfortable in the winter. recommends 68 degrees Fahrenheit to boost energy efficiency. During the winter months, take advantage of heat from sunlight. Open draperies and shades during the day to allow natural light to heat your home.

Remember to close them in the evenings as the temperature drops and windowpanes become chilly. Does your home have window air conditioning units? This winter, remem-

ber to insulate the units from the outside with a tight-fitting cover, available at your local home improvement center or hardware store. This keeps heated air from escaping outside. If desired, you can remove the window unit during winter months to prevent energy loss. Another way to save on heating is to make sure your water heater is set at the lowest comfortable setting. Have you experienced scalding water when taking a shower? If so, it's likely that your water heater is set too high, which is a waste of energy. Older models of water tanks are often not insulated, which can be easily remedied by covering them with an insulating jacket.

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CEO’s message

Mike Smith, General Manager and CEO

Singing River Electric Power Association’s board of directors approved a retirement of $5,069,800.52 to the membership this year. This represents capital credits for the years 1975-1979.

What does this mean for members? As a member-owner, you have a share in the earnings of your not-for-

profit electric cooperative. Singing River Electric’s rates are set so the Association has enough revenue to operate, make payments on loans and make improvements to the electrical system. If margins are made beyond these needs, they are assigned to the members in the form of capital credits. The amount of the capital credit assigned to a member is based on the amount of electricity used during a particular year. When appropriate cash is available, Singing River Electric’s board of directors can approve retiring a portion of a member’s capital credit in the form of a credit or check.

How do I get capital credits?

Members during the years of 1975-1979, with an account that is still active and receiving a billing statement each month, will receive a credit on their bill automatically and do not have to fill out paperwork. Previous members who had an account from 1975-1979, but no longer have an active account, must visit between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 to receive instructions and download necessary paperwork to claim their capital credit refund. Completed documentation must be returned to Singing River Electric’s Lucedale office by 5 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.

Capital Credits: The Benefit of Membership Members receive electric service from Singing River Electric.

Margins are assigned to an account for each member; the funds become capital credits.

Singing River Electric uses sales revenue to pay expenses.

At the end of the year, revenue minus expenses equals net margins.

Singing River Electric retains the capital credits to operate the co-op. Capital credits are returned to members in the form of a


The board of directors decides annually the amount of capital credits to return to members.

SRE to retire more than $5 million in capital credits to members

Tips for Dusk-toDawn Light Fixtures

Nick DeAngelo, CEM Manager of member services and facilities

Allow your savings to be maximized this fall period by installing dusk-to-dawn lighting fixtures for exterior lighting on your home. There are several different applications of dusk-to-dawn lighting fixtures. The retro-fit application for existing fixtures are dusk-to-dawn light sensors. They can be installed on the existing front porch and perimeter lighting on the home. With this product, installation is simple: The sensor is screwed directly into the fixture and the light is then screwed into the sensor. Not only will you save money with dusk-to-dawn products, but they offer added security when returning home after daylight hours. For more information on dusk-to-dawn lighting and other energy efficient products and information, please visit our website at

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NHN Energy Assistance Jennifer Williams Director, Catholic Social and Community Services Inc.



What is NHN Energy Assistance? NHN Energy Assistance is a round up program in which Singing River Electric members choose to round-up thier bill each month to the nearest whole dollar. The roundedup portion of the bill is used to assist those in the community who cannot pay their power bill. Donations range from 1¢ to 99¢ each month and average only $6 per year.

How do I donate to SRE’s NHN Energy Assistance? Check the NHN Energy Assistance box at the top of your bill or call any SRE office and request to participate. Once enrolled, the billed amount will “round up” to the nearest whole dollar.

Why should I donate? We all need a little help from our neighbors from time to time. This is a unique, secure way to help those in your community. All recipients are screened to ensure there is a verified need, and 100 percent of NHN Energy Assistance donations go to help SRE members.

Where does the money go? One hundred percent of collected donations are distributed to SRE members through United Way for Jackson and George Counties’ and Catholic Social and Community Services (CSCS).


How does CS&CS work to further assist applicants? The goal of case management is to assist applicants and offer ways to help minimize the stress of a financial strain in the future. To meet this goal, each applicant is partnered with a case manager. Clients are asked to provide financial information to the agency and work with case managers to establish financial goals and objectives. How do Singing River Electric members qualify for assistance? Members must show a need and a willingness to make changes in their life to change their current financial situation. Applications may be picked up at the CSCS office or call 1-855-847-0555 to learn if they meet qualifications for the program. How many time a year can SRE members get power bill assistance and for how much? Qualified SRE members can receive up to $125, one time per year through NHN Energy Assistance as long as funds are available. Does Catholic Social and Community Services only help Catholics? No. Applicants are not asked about faith affiliation.

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Leadership, laughing and learning

SRE COOPER University

Ragan Riley tries on a lineman’s climbing gear and personal protective equipment with the help SRE substation technician Kevin Slay.

Singing River Electric hosted its 4th annual Cooperative University in conjunction with its Youth Leadership Program interviews on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at its headquarters office in Lucedale. All high schools serving Singing River Electric’s service territory were invited to nominate one member of the junior class to represent the school at the Cooperative University and interview. Student nominees were required to have a minimum 3.0 grade point average, be involved in extra-curricular activities, be active in church, civic and community activities and receive electricity from Singing River Electric at their main residence. During the Cooperative University, students got to know each other through networking activities, learned about the cooperative form of business and got an closer look at how Singing River Electric provides power to its members, restores power after an outage and emphasizes electric safety not only for its

linemen but also for the general public. The featured speaker was Senator Michael Watson who went through the traits exemplified by the Greatest Generation and answered a wide range of questions asked by the students. Other speakers included Jacob Rogers, who was one of Singing River Electric’s 2014 Youth Leadership students, and Singing River Electric’s Amanda Parker, Lorri Freeman, Tom Davis, Jason Havard, Jeff Gray, Stan Mills and Kevin Slay. Each student also participated in a 10-minute interview during the day, moderated by a panel of out-of-town judges from electric cooperatives across the state. Following the Cooperative University and interviews, Emily Barnes, Brice Fortinberry and Rachel Pugh were selected to represent Singing River Electric at the Youth Leadership Workshop in Jackson on February 25-27, 2015, as well as the Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. on June 13-19, 2015.

Cody Nelson tries to take apart a kerney while wearing a lineman’s protective rubber gloves. Sen. Michael Watson visits with SRE’s Cooperative University participants.

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SRE Youth Leadership Students

Emily Barnes

Brice Fortinberry

Rachel Pugh

St. Martin High School

Greene County High School

East Central High School

Cooperative University Participants

aylyn Bolton came up with many adjectives to escribe herself during an ice breaker.

These students were their high school’s representative based on their leadership skills and community activities.

Jacob Beasley

Paul Blackwell

Kaylyn Bolton

Tristan Bouler

Vancleave High School

Resurrection High School

Richton High School

Moss Point High School

Patrick Cressler

Wayde Herring

Anna Hinton

Kathleen McMackin

Ocean Springs High School

Perry Central High School

Presbyterian Christian High School

St. Patrick High School

Patrick Cressler, Anna Hinton, Wayde Herring and Victoria Miller prepare to perform a patriotic song about leadership qualitites.

Victoria Miller

Cody Nelson

Ragan Riley

Pascagoula High School

Gautier High School

George County High School

Clean Power Plan

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is Unrealistic and Costly

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Power Plan, a proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) rule aimed to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants. The goal of the rule is to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent nationwide from 2005 levels. On Oct. 9, 2014, representatives from South Mississippi Electric (SME), Singing River Electric’s wholesale power provider, traveled to Washington, D.C., to discuss the negative impact the Clean Power Plan will have on the residents of Mississippi. The proposed rule requires each state to develop a plan to meet the new EPA CO2 state-specific emission goals by 2030. This is different from past regulations because generation was regulated by resource and not by state. The Clean Power Plan uses a combination of the following four “building blocks” to reduce carbon emissions:

1. Improve boiler efficiency at coal-fired plants by 6 percent; 2. Increase the rate of use of natural gas combined-cycle plants to 70 percent; 3. Generate 10 percent of Mississippi’s electricity using renewable resources; 4. Increase energy-efficiency measures with a target of 1.5 percent in annual energy savings. Building blocks 1 and 2 essentially eliminate coal as a fuel source, even though coal has historically been one of the cheapest and most reliable sources. Building block 2 also sets unreasonable goals for the operation of natural gas units. Building blocks 3 and 4 go on to set unrealistic expectations for renewable energy and energy efficiency. In fact, in 2012 Mississippi was the 15th

lowest in the nation for carbon emissions. Yet, under the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, Mississippi is being treated unfairly. Carbon reduction goals for the state are among the harshest in the nation, requiring a 62 percent reduction from the 2005 baseline year. The national goal is only 30 percent in the same time period. Additionally, SME has invested more than $65 million in pollution control equipment at its coal generation plant, the R.D. Morrow Sr. Generating Station, to address previous EPA regulations. SME is currently testing additional pollution control equipment in order to comply with another EPA rule, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. If coal is eliminated as a fuel source, as proposed by the Clean Power Plan, these investments will become stranded costs borne by Mississippi residents. Additionally, the EPA ignores early action by Singing River Electric and our fellow electric cooperatives by giving no consideration for recent investments in emission-free electric generation, such as the $77.4 million investment in Grand Gulf Nuclear Station’s Extended Power Uprate and the millions of dollars invested in energy-efficiency programs over the last 25 years. A recent study released by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation warned the Clean Power Plan’s proposed timeline does not provide enough time to develop sufficient resources to ensure continued reliable grid operations by 2020. The study also raised concerns that EPA’s plan underestimates power plant efficiency gains already achieved,

relies too heavily on natural gas generation and overestimates renewable energy expansion. “Our goal is to generate electricity for our members that is reliable and affordable while being good stewards of the environment. The Clean Power Plan will jeopardize reliability nationwide, and the premature retirement of coal will have a negative impact on costs to our members and the local economy,” said Mike Smith, Singing River Electric’s general manager & CEO.


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NHN Grant dollars at work Singing River Electric’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) Community Grants provide funding for local non-profit organizations to conduct projects and make progress in areas such as education, community development and economic development. Since the program began in 2001, a total of $189,655.76 in grants has been awarded for worthy projects. Here are some of the 2014 NHN grant recipients showing how they are using the funds to further their organization’s success. To learn more about the NHN Community Grant program and to view grant parameters, visit

Bethesda Free Clinic

Mississippi Habitat Stewards

Bethesda Free Clinic received $2,500 in grant funds to purchase four laptop computers with voice recognition for dictating notes, a printer, an external DVD/CD drive and a Wi-Fi extender, all for use in the clinic rooms. The voice-activated computers will make record keeping for the doctors and staff much faster and more accurate. “The equipment is making a world of difference with patient records, and we’re still working with it and getting used to it,” said executive director Mary Buffington. “We used to record notes manually with pen and paper and then scan them into the computer system, but the goal was to have doctors speak their notes straight into the computer.” Pictured is Bethesda Free Clinic’s Arlene Brightman (third from left) conducting staff training on the voice-activated computer software.

Mississippi Habitat Stewards used their $2,179.32 grant to purchase seven hand-held Garmin units, a pole saw and other tools to chart and clear trails at Mississippi Gulf Coast sites. “The organization uses GPS units to do a variety of tasks such as mapping of invasive species for removal and monitoring, mapping of habitat points that are in need of restoration and trail work, and mapping of points on partner lands for planting,” said Habitat Stewards coordinator Peggy Stowers. “The remainder of the equipment will be put to great use as we ramp up our habitat work beginning in January on all of our partner lands.” Pictured is volunteer Dr. Janet Wright (third from left) who is teaching her fellow Habitat Steward volunteers how to utilize a GPS unit.

Jackson County Animal Shelter

Greene County Alternative School

Jackson County Board of Supervisors received $2,500 to purchase medical equipment including an otoscope to check ears, spay pack for dogs and cats, vital-sign monitor and surgical tool tray, all for use by the animal shelter’s veterinarians. “The vital-sign monitor tells us the amount of oxygen being taken in, temperature, rate of respiration and the pulse so that if anything drops, we can respond accordingly,” said Animal Shelter vet tech Christina Demouey. “This frees us up because we were monitoring these signs manually before.” The other equipment also makes the surgery process more efficient. Pictured is vet tech Christina Demouey spending time with “Tank,” the pitbull who recently underwent a surgical procedure.

Greene County Alternative School received $2,394 to purchase six iPads for use by teachers and students to better adapt to the students’ unique needs and abilities. Students are no longer limited to writing essays and answering multiple-choice questions in order to demonstrate what they have learned. “As educators we still need to focus on learning outcomes,” said Alternative School math teacher Leah Brewer. “We now have multiple ways for students to show their level of proficiency.” Teachers are seeing a different level of engagement, including richer and deeper conversations from student when they use the iPads. Pictured is Leah Brewer (second from left) working with students on the iPads to supplement the lesson just taught.

Adrienne’s House Gulf Coast Women’s Shelter for Nonviolence used the requested $1,544 in grant funds to replace nine worn mattresses and bunk bed ladders at the Adrienne’s House domestic violence shelter. “These mattresses will provide many years of comfort and security to hundreds of women and children who are escaping violent homes,” said Adrienne’s House director Stacey Myers. Pictured is one set of bunk beds housed in the shelter.

Happy Holidays Singing River Electric is wishing you and your loved ones a season filled with warm moments and unforgettable memories.

We will be closed November 27 for Thanksgiving, December 25 and 26 for Christmas, and January 1 for New Year’s Day. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 (ESV)



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hrough the year, I get quite a few questions concerning landscape issues, plant care and plant identification. Answering questions and helping home gardeners find success in their gardening endeavors is fun. I’ve gotten questions from as far away as California. I have to admit that some of the questions make me think I’m on a game show called “Stump Gary,” and I learn a thing or two researching the answers. This question-and-answer time feels kind of like two gardeners sharing landscape tips across the back fence. Here are a couple of questions I’ve recently received: Q: Hey Gary, lately while driving, I’ve noticed these plants that are loaded with bright purple berries. What are these and where can I get one? –Becky


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by Dr. Gary Bachman A: Becky, you’ve been noticing one of my absolute favorite native Mississippi plants, the American beautyberry. This plant is commonly seen in the wild growing at the edges of wooded areas all across Mississippi. In fact, this plant is enjoyed all across the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions. As you’ve seen, its clusters of bright purple berries put on quite a show. Despite its native status, American beautyberry is quite at home in the landscape. This plant is one of those great native deciduous plants that have three seasons of interest. In the spring, it has small, pink flowers. Summer brings rich, green foliage that is a good background for summer color, and in the fall, it has purple berries and colorful foliage. The purple berries appear to have a metallic quality when the sunlight reflects off them. Quite often, the berries can persist well into the winter season. Contact your local garden center for availability. Q: Gary, earlier in the summer you wrote an article about a tree you recommended to plant in south Mississippi

This is an image of beautyberry. American beautyberry is a fall-blooming plant commonly seen in the wild growing at the edges of wooded areas all across Mississippi and the Southeast. It produces clusters of bright purple berries. Photo: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

that has colorful, purple flowers, is small in height and is drought tolerant. Can you tell me the name of that tree and a nursery in this area that might have it? –Thanks, Jackie A: Jackie, I know exactly what small tree you are asking about. The vitex is another of my favorite landscape plants. Vitex tolerates hot and humid Mississippi weather extremely well, which makes this an outstanding small tree for our landscapes. It is also a good choice for the droughty periods we typically have each summer. Plant the vitex in partial shade to full sun for best flowering performance. While it tolerates a wide variety of soil conditions and textures, make sure the planting bed is well drained. Vitex also tolerates a wide range of pruning styles and can be maintained easily as an 8- to 10-foot-tall small tree. Pruning actually promotes more compact branching, which results in a thick-

er, bushier plant. Since vitex flowers on the current season’s growth, pruning actually encourages and enhances flowering. Last year, a friend of mine pruned his vitex close to the ground. The plant started growing back in the spring and now is a beautiful, 3-foot-tall vitex bush. If left alone, vitex can grow up to 20 feet tall and wide. As for where to get this amazing plant, you should check with your favorite local garden center for availability. So, if you have any gardening or

Beautiful purple flowers and tolerance for drought make vitex an outstanding small tree to be grown in the full sun of Mississippi landscapes. Photo: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

landscape questions you’ve always wondered about, don’t hesitate to ask me. Send them to gbachman@, and I’ll try to help. Dr. Gary Bachman is an associate Extension and research professor of horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi. He is also host of “Southern Gardening” radio and TV programs.

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‘Cooking South of the River’ Residents of Walnut Grove are sharing their most-loved dishes in a new cookbook, “Cooking South of the River: Our Mix of Favorite Recipes.” The book takes its name from South of the River Roux, the annual festival that for 35 years was known as Walnut Grove Day. The festival’s new name refers to both the town’s location south of the Pearl River and the mix (roux) of family fun, food and music it offers. Volunteers led by Michelle Anderson, Lindsey Gilbert and Lynn Johnson put together the cookbook to help fund the festival, held on the third Saturday of September. The softcover, combbound cookbook offers more than 800 recipes, including seven versions of pecan pie! To order, send check or money order for $20 plus $5 S&H per book to South of the River Committee, P.O. Box 145, Walnut Grove, MS 39189. Copies are also available at Walnut Grove Town Hall. For more information, call 601-253-2321 or visit

Praline Cake 1 box butter pecan cake mix 1 can coconut pecan frosting ¾ cup vegetable oil

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Southern Sweet Potato Pecan Pie Crustless and gluten free. 4 large eggs 1 ½ cups firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup butter, melted and cooled ½ cup corn syrup ½ cup chopped pecans

2 Tbsp. gluten-free flour 2 Tbsp. milk 2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potatoes 1 ½ cups pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until foamy; whisk in brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, pecans, flour, milk and vanilla. Add sweet potatoes. Pour into pie plate coated with cooking spray. Top with pecan halves. Bake for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 300 F and bake 20 minutes.

Creamy Catfish Salad 2 cups water 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 lb. Mississippi farm-raised catfish 3 boiled eggs, chopped ½ cup chopped celery 1⁄3 cup chopped ripe olives ¼ cup chopped dill pickles

2 Tbsp. chopped pimiento 1⁄3 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. horseradish 1 tsp. lemon juice ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper

In a skillet, bring water and 2 tablespoons lemon juice to a boil. Add catfish. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer gently for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fish flakes easily. Remove fish from water and cool slightly. Finely chop cooked fish. In a bowl, combine catfish, eggs, celery, ripe olives, dill pickles and pimiento. Stir together mayonnaise, horseradish, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add to catfish mixture, stirring until well combined. Chill. Catfish Salad is delicious as a sandwich filling, stuffed in a tomato, a topping for a plate of salad greens or with crisp crackers.

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By Nancy Jo Maples “Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.” Or, let Ole Country Bakery do it for you. Located in Brooksville, Ole Country Bakery has everything from pastries to pies, all homemade and preservative free. For upcoming holiday celebrations and food fellowships, the bakery provides a good source for breads and sweet treats on the Thanksgiving or Christmas Sheila Decker holds a customer holiday favorite, pecan pie. Three years ago, she and her menus. husband, Les, bought Ole Country Bakery, which has operated in Brooksville since 1981. Sheila Decker and her husband, Les, moved to Brooksville from Kansas three with lettuce, tomato and other fixings years ago and bought the bakery, which tion to college football and served on the bakery’s homemade has operated since 1981. Decker had schedules and knows to learned about Ole Country Bakery from bread. The dining area seats 40 people. expect higher traffic volThe Amish Friendship bread is the her sister, who lived in the area. umes when Ole Miss and Mississippi most-purchased sweet bread. Decker Although the bakery is owned by State University have home football doesn’t know precisely how many she Mennonites and employs many games. The bakery sits in a prime locasells but said, “it’s hundreds in a week’s Mennonites, Decker said that their pretion to draw customers travelling from time.” Apple pies southern Mississippi to both schools’ servative-free food preparation is not campuses. Its fresh-baked goods add lots “We have two shifts of bakers and pecan pies are also top sellassociated with of flavor to football tailgating parties. during holiday seasons. Our ers. religion. Other customers include travelers ovens literally run day and Business sig“It’s personal headed south to the Gulf Coast and nificantly increas- locals who live or farm in the Brooksville preference. Food night.” tastes better witharea. –Sheila Decker es during Thanksgiving and out preservatives,” Ole Country Bakery also bakes cakes Christmas seashe said. and takes special orders. sons. Customers purchase pies, homeEverything is made fresh daily. The Because the bakery doesn’t use presermade rolls and other feast items for fam- vatives, its items are healthier but have a main baker arrives at 3:30 a.m. to start ily celebrations, office parties and as the day’s dough making. Other kitchen shorter shelf life. Decker said that any gifts. crews come in at 4 a.m. and at 5 a.m. item that does not sell by the end of the “We have two shifts of bakers during day is put in the freezer and sold at a The store opens for business at 6 a.m. Breakfast breads, pastries and muffins holiday seasons. Our ovens literally run discounted price the following day. After day and night,” she said. are popular. For lunch the deli-counter day two, anything remaining is thrown Ole Country Bakery also pays attenoffers meats like ham or turkey dressed away.

Everything at Ole Country Bakery is prepared fresh daily. The business is a member of 4-County Electric Power Association.

“We never throw away much at all. We only bake what we believe will sell, and any leftover bread is used to make bread sticks or croutons,” she said. She also uses leftover bread for bread pudding, another popular item among customers. Pies are $12.49 and the Amish Friendship bread costs $5.49. The bakery is located on a frontage road facing U.S. Highway 45 in Brooksville. The tiny town is nine miles north of Macon, 26 miles southeast of Starkville and 110 miles southeast of Oxford. Operating hours are 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday. To place an order call 662-738-5795. Thanksgiving and Christmas orders will be cut off a few days in advance of those holiday dates. Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 or




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Mill reenactment, Christmas parade, old-time string band, night fire cannonade, more. Details: 601-394-2383; 38th Annual Chimneyville Fine Crafts Festival, Dec. 5-7, Jackson. Works by juried members of Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. Patron’s party Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Admission. Mississippi Trade Mart, fairgrounds. Details: 601-856-7546; “Santa’s Runway” Christmas Lights Display, Dec. 5-7, 10-14, 17-28, Copiah Want more than 400,000 readers to know about your event? Submit it at least two months prior to the County. Drive-through display of 100,000 event date. Submissions must include a phone number with area code for publication. Mail to Mississippi lights synchronized to music broadcast over Events, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300; fax to 601-605-8601; or email to FM radio; dark-10 p.m; 1028 Parks Lane, Events of statewide interest will be published free of charge as space allows. Since events are subject to change, we strongly recommend confirming dates and times before traveling. For more Pattison. Details: 601-277-3345; Facebook. 38th Annual Christmas Parade, Dec. 6, events, go to Olive Branch. Pigeon Roost and Goodman Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 21-22, Tylertown. roads; 2 p.m. 662-895-2600; 31st Annual Christmas at Landrum’s Shopping, food, entertainment, wagon ride Homestead, Nov. 29-30, Laurel. Tour workthrough Christmas Park; 4-9 p.m. Nov. 21, 8 Christmas Parade, Dec. 6, Walls. Highway ing homestead with over 70 buildings, Civil a.m. - 8 p.m. Nov. 22. Southwest Events War reenactment, clogging, dulcimers, wagon 161; 2 p.m. Details: 662-781-1282; Center. Details: 601-303-0366. rides, blacksmith, candlelight tour, food, more. Handworks Holiday Market, Nov. 21-22, Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade Admission. Details: 601-649-2546; Jackson. Admission. Mississippi Trade Mart, of Lights, Dec. 6, Vicksburg. Begins 5 p.m. fairgrounds. Details: Details: 601-634-4527; Kilmichael Christmas Village, Dec. 1-31, Stringer Alpaca Festival, Nov. 22, Stringer. Kilmichael. Lighted displays and decorations More than 40 arts and crafts vendors, food, Christmas Parade, Dec. 6, Southaven. transform town square. Details: 662-262children’s activities, alpacas, fiber demonstra- 4242; Highway 51 and Stateline Road; 7 p.m. tions, more. Free admission. A Stroka Gene-Us 57th Annual Christmas Parade , Dec. 1, Details: 662-890-7275; Alpacas. Details: 716-863-4366; Hernando. Courthouse Square; 6:30 p.m. Tree Baptist Medical and Dental Mission International Annual Conference, Dec. 6, lighting 6-7 p.m. Dec. 6. Details: 662-429Pre-Thanksgiving Music Festival, Nov. 22, 9055; Hattiesburg. Featuring message by Dr. Jim Southaven. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Shaddix. Registration fee; 4-9 p.m. Temple Christmas Parade, Dec. 1, Morton. the Isley Brothers, Fantasia and Ruben Baptist Church. Details: 601-544-3586; Entertainment in B.C. Rogers Memorial Park Studdard; 6:30 p.m. Admission. Landers prior to parade at 6 p.m. Downtown. Details: Center. Details: 662-470-2131; Christmas Parade, Dec. 6, Calhoun City. 601-732-6135. Grand marshals: local 858th Engineering Co. Holiday Pops Concert, Dec. 4, Poplarville. Coast Chorale Concert, Nov. 23, Bay St. National Guard members; 7 p.m. Also: Admission; 7 p.m. Ethel Holden Brownstone Louis. Directed by 18-time Grammy winner Christmas in the City Holiday Bazaar; spaghetti Center for the Arts, Pearl River Community Allen Henson; 4 p.m. Free. Christ Episcopal supper 5 p.m., The Methodist Corner. Calhoun College. Details: 601-403-1438; Church. Details: 504-319-3530. City Square. Details: 662-628-6990; Egg Bowl Run, Nov. 24, Calhoun City. Game Christmas Parade, Dec. 4, Ackerman. Silent ball hand-off between ROTC members from Big Pop Philadelphia Gun Show, Dec. 6-7, auction begins 9 a.m., parade 6 p.m. Starkville and Oxford, tailgating, more. Philadelphia. Neshoba County Coliseum. Downtown. Details: 662-285-6251. Details: 662-628-6990; Details: 601-498-4235; Shop by Candlelight and Christmas on the Rails, Dec. 5, Picayune. Shopping, art dis- Coast Chorale Concert, Dec. 7, Pass 11th Annual Christmas in the Park, Christian. Directed by Allen Henson; 12:30 play, decorations; 5-8 p.m. Downtown. Also, Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 27 - Dec. late-night shopping downtown 5-8 p.m. Dec. p.m. Free. Pass Christian Yacht Club, Pass 27, Collins. Lighted displays depicting nativity, 12. Details: 601-799-3070. Christian Harbor. Details: 504-319-3530. life of Jesus, more; 5-9 p.m. Free admission. Florentine Christmas Tour of Homes, Dec. Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes and Bettie D. Robertson Park. Details: 601-765Structures, Dec. 5, Kosciusko. Tour three his- 7, Florence. Tickets, maps, refreshments at 6012; Florence City Hall. Details: 601-932-1682. toric homes and one inn; caroling, refresh16th Annual Southern Lights, Sundays ments at Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center; Horn Lake Annual Christmas Parade, Dec. through Thursdays, Nov. 27 - Dec. 31, 9, Horn Lake. Parade, tree lighting and fire5-8 p.m. Admission. Details: 601-209-8791. Southaven. Driving tour of 116-acre park with Christmas Open House, Countdown to works; 6 p.m. Latimer Lakes Park. Details: 500,000 lights and music. Closed Dec. 25. Lights, Dec. 5, Belzoni. Open house 5:30-6:30 662-393-9897; Admission. Central Park. Details: 662-890Coast Chorale Concert, Dec. 12, Bay St. p.m.; Winter Wonderland of Lights 6-9 p.m. 7275; Louis. Directed by Allen Henson; 7 p.m. Free. Dec. 5 - Jan. 2. Wister Gardens. Details: 662The Florida Boys and The Dixie Echoes in 836-6471. Main Street United Methodist Church. Details: Concert, Nov. 29, Biloxi. Concert at 6 p.m.; 504-319-3530. Civil War 150th Anniversary and catfish plates served 4-5:30 p.m. Admission. Nine-Scene Drive-Thru Living Nativity, Reenactment, Dec. 5-6, Leakesville. Living Joppa Shrine Center. Details: 228-219-5759. Dec. 12-13, Utica. Free admission; 6:30-8:30 history demonstrations, Battle of McLeod’s



p.m. Utica Baptist Church. Details: 601-8858806. Turkey Shoot, Dec. 13, Vestry community, Jackson County. Begins 9 a.m. Daisy Masonic Lodge #421. Details: 228-392-5227. Christmas Village: Arts and Handmade Crafts Market, Dec. 13, McComb. Southwest Mississippi Art Guild event; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. McComb Mill. Details: 601-551-1261; Christmas on the Avenue, Dec. 13, Long Beach. Harper McCaughan Town Green. Santa breakfast 8-11 a.m., First United Methodist Church. Details: 228-265-0163. Carl Jackson’s 18th Annual “Home for Christmas,” Dec. 13, Louisville. With Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Valerie Storey, others; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission. Strand Theater. Details: 662-773-3921. Christmas Parade, Festival, Santa Night, Dec. 13, Osyka. Kids carnival rides, fireworks, free Santa pictures, arts/crafts, entertainment, more. Details: 769-204-1624. Christmas Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, Dec. 13, Gulfport. Pancakes with toppings bar and full breakfast, kids activities; 8-10 a.m. Admission. Sponsored by Harmony Chapter #51 OES. Orange Grove Masonic Lodge. Details: 504-701-9994. Artist Studio Tours, Dec. 13, Natchez. Tour studios of 25 artists and artisans in Adams County and Concordia Parish; 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Free. Details: Victorian Candlelit Christmas, Dec. 13-14, Hattiesburg. Carriage rides, tour of historic homes, carolers; 5-9 p.m. Downtown. Details: 601-268-3220. Cross Mountain Country Christmas, Dec. 16, Porterville. Candlelight service, singing, food, fellowship; 7 p.m. Details: 601-5133348; Bluegrass, County and Gospel Singing, Dec. 20, Black Hawk. Alan Sibley with Larry Wallace & Magnolia Ramblers, Russell Burton Family; 6 p.m. Black Hawk Old School. Details: 662-453-0072. “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 20-21, Poplarville. South Mississippi Ballet Theatre; 7 p.m. Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Admission. Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts, Pearl River Community College. Details: 601-403-1438; The Primitive Quartet in Concert, Jan. 2, Runnelstown. Love offering. First Baptist Church of Runnelstown; 7 p.m. Details: 601583-3733. “Saluting Eudora Welty,” Jan. 3, 2015, Natchez. A Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration literary seminar with discussions, films, dramatic readings, more; 2-5 p.m. Free. Judge George W. Armstrong Public Library. Details: 601-446-1289;

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