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Youngsters need to know ABCs of electrical safety ome things are best learned by doing. But when we tell you how dangerous electricity can be, you’ll just have to take our word for it. Only highly trained and skilled lineworkers are qualified for any hands-on work with electricity. We live our lives surrounded by electricity, so we tend to take it for granted. Yet many home electrical fires, injuries and electrocutions can be prevented when we understand and practice electrical safety. This is especially true for our youngest co-op members. Perhaps it’s time for you, as your children’s first and most important teacher, to have a talk with them to reinforce those lessons. Start at an early age, teaching them about the physical dangers associated with electrical components and how to handle electrical plugs, outlets, switches and other devices. Keep in mind, talking to your children about electrical safety should also include fun activities and facts about the basics—what is electricity, the need to respect its power and how to use it efficiently as they study, work and play. As we all know, kids will be kids. Getting them to show interest in some of these lessons won’t be easy. Just remember that what your children learn from you today can be a lifesaver later when they encounter potential hazards like downed power lines in their path, play hide-andseek behind those big metal electrical boxes in the neighborhood or are tempted to clamber up a utility pole. Gather your youngsters around the kitchen table or on the front porch—some of the best teachable moments about electrical safety can happen in and around your home. Look around. There are plenty of opportunities to demonstrate safety that are as close as the electrical outlet on your living room wall. For example, show young children how plugs work, and let them know that even if they are

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On the cover By painting his memories of a childhood lived on a small Mississippi farm, Pickens resident Saul Haymond has won fellowships with art foundations across the country. Haymond, a member of Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association, has painted nearly 5,000 works in his lifetime. See story on page 4.

curious about the slits of an electrical outlet, nothing else should be placed inside. Each year about 2,400 children end up in the emergency room after suffering injuries caused by inserting objects—paper clips, pens, screws, nails, forks, hair pins, coins and more—into electrical receptacles. That’s about seven children a day who sustain injuries ranging from electric shock to burns. But this isn’t the only electrical mishap that youngsters. Our My Opinion impacts reliance on electronics Michael Callahan and gadgets have left Executive Vice President/CEO both youngsters and EPAs of Mississippi their parents at risk when they overcrowd electrical outlets, continue to use frayed wires, place devices near liquids or leave electronics on for long periods of time. Some of the same guidelines your electric power association offers to protect adults also help protect children. We should all set good examples for our youngsters. They may not always listen to us, but they watch what we do. Supplement your lessons at home with resources galore; including those provided by your electric power association. The Electrical Safety Foundational International (www.esfi.org) is among the many national organizations offering free kits, videos and interactive online tools that make learning and practicing electrical safety fun for you and your children. And as they grow older, remember to keep teaching them about the power of electricity and how to use it safely. Some day, maybe they’ll pass the message along to your grandchildren. JOIN TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI

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Mississippi is a beautiful sunset in the sky. Birds chirping, a gentle breeze, friendly neighbors, safe neighborhoods and a peace that’s in the air. Mississippi is a home-cooked meal, an awesome church service, genuine hospitality and just pure greatness. I love Mississippi and I must say that my favorite area is Pontotoc County. God bless Mississippi! — Joseph Colna Jr., Pontotoc County I am proud and grateful to live in the great state of Mississippi. There is so much beauty to see and history to learn here. I travel across the state with my mother and best friend looking for the green historical markers (and take a picture of them) and other historical and interesting stops along the way. I rarely go out of state on vacation because I feel like there is so much to explore right here! — Jessica Strickland, Laurel Mississippi is, to me, remembering waking up as a child to the smell of the dew, grass and the bacon, eggs, biscuits and fresh coffee. And when it rained, holding your arms up to the sky to embrace the rain and the sun. Also, listening to my great-grand sing. Eating fresh vegetables from the garden, and juicy watermelons. You young folks don’t know nothing about that. How I miss those good old days. — Barbara J. Cox, Byhalia Nowhere in Mississippi do we meet a stranger. Seldom do we encounter someone without a smile. The times I found myself in distress I was helped By a Mississippian who walked that extra mile. How awesome we can speak to anyone, anytime Confident our friendliness will be reciprocated. Evident are brotherly love, true caring—they abound; Because of who we are, these’ll not become outdated. — Doris Langton, Hattiesburg

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ainting P MEMORIES The quintessential Mississippi farm in the early 1900s is the backdrop of Saul Haymond’s paintings. His visionary style of art has taken him all over the United States and earned him a place among the country’s most renowned artists.

Saul Haymond of Pickens displays one of his small oil paintings of a rural farm home he remembers from childhood.

By Elissa Fulton Saul Haymond's paintings are rich with history from his days as a young boy on a rural Mississippi farm. His parents were sharecroppers who spent long days in the cotton fields. At the age of 4, Haymond discovered he had a talent while drawing on brown grocery sacks with charcoal from the fireplace in his family's Ebenezer home. “My step-daddy hated it,” said Haymond, remembering his childhood. “Back in those days, it was an offense to the older folks to waste time.” Haymond recalls carving small figurines from soft wood with a butter knife. His step-father would burn the sculptures as soon as he would finish one. “He felt like I could always find other things to do with my time rather than silly things like creating art.” Haymond was 12 years old before he was able to start school. He was unable to read and write as a teenager when he left home for the Job Corps in the early 1960s. Sargent Shriver, a political leader

and member of the Kennedy family, founded the program in 1964. It was part of a series of legislation from President Johnson’s administration known informally as the “War on Poverty.” “The program was a way for the government to help people get jobs,” Haymond said. “It focused on education and vocation. It was through the Job Corps that those people began training me as an artist.” Haymond credits his learning to read and write during his time in the program to Clarence B. Rice, a professor from Howard University in Washington, D.C. “I will never forget him,” Haymond said with esteem. “He told me he was going to give me something that nobody could ever take from me. He spent four years tutoring me and when I got back to Mississippi, nobody could believe I could read and write.” Education in his trade was not always easy for Haymond. He believes that if an artist is born painting, he can’t be taught because he is going to paint his own way.

for artist’s grants Haymond, howand fellowships. ever, had an art “I was told by teacher that did many in the area not agree with that I would that concept. never get fund“My teacher ing because kept wanting me Oil on canvas by Saul Haymond nobody likes to follow him the hearing about way he was doing people in a cotton field,” Haymond said. it, but I just couldn’t do it,” he said, “And I guess it’s true that no one likes to laughing as he remembered his training. “He asked me why I couldn’t just follow hear about poverty, but I tried anyway.” For 40 years, Haymond worked fullthe rules, so I told him it was because I time as a farm laborer during the day and just saw things a little bit different than painted at night. His persistence paid off. he did.” It is that persistence to do things a lit- The artist has won fellowships with many art foundations across the country, tle bit different that earned Haymond a including the Mississippi Arts Commisfellowship with some of the country’s sion, the Southern Federation, the Ludmost prestigious art foundations. His art wig-Vogelstein Foundation, the Adolph has been exhibited in the U.S. Capitol & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, the PolRotunda in Washington, D.C., St. lack-Krasner Foundation and the worldMary’s College and St. Joseph’s College renowned John Simon Guggenheim in Maryland. Foundation. Haymond sold his third painting to “A lady told me one time while I was Sargent Shriver and was well on his way in New York City that the odds of me to success. In 1987, he began applying


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missions. “You see, it’s very hard to become a Guggenheim winner, and once they support you, they have higher standards for how your work is sold. That was another thing they had to teach me. I can’t just go sell my paintings at a flea market anymore.” Haymond paints the history of Mississippi as he remembers it. Though there are some things we all would probably rather forget, he does not intend to create a racial barrier or make anyone feel uncomfortable. He’d rather use his work This oil painting represents what farm life was like in rural Mississippi in the late to educate. 1940s and early 1950s. The work is one of Haymond’s many visions from his life on “People ask me why I paint cotton the farm as a child of sharecroppers. fields in today’s world, and I tell them that it’s our history. It is education, and winning all these grants were 200 million see the painting before he even paints it. when us old folks are gone, the stories are in one,” said Haymond, a bit amused. “I know that may not gone. You can have all these modern “Imagine that! This little old man from be the right way to do it machines but to have your mind be able Mississippi collecting all these fellowships. for some folks, but it’s to go back and come back up, you’d be I don’t have a college degree, but to me, hard to train someone to surprised what you learn. And if you all these outnumber any degree I could do something different don’t pay attention to history, it’s a good have ever earned.” Haymond’s dreams inspire many of his paintings. Shown above is a when they’ve been doing dream that plagued him until he put the vision on canvas. chance it will repeat itself,” he said. Haymond paints visions from his it their own way for so “Looking back now, it makes me feel childhood, from dreams or even by hearlong.” art world and endured many trials as an good because it never discouraged me, ing a story in which he imagines the As with most art, each one of Hayartist. Luckily, he had a few friends, parand there were good people of all walks of scenery. mond’s paintings has a story. One paint- ticularly the late Anson Peckham, a New life that helped me along the way.” “They call me a vision artist. That is ing he is particularly fond of depicts a York City art dealer, who helped him Haymond has painted nearly 5,000 what my fellowship was based upon and young boy lying on the floor of an old along the way. paintings over the course of his life. He without that categorization, I probably cabin, next to a kerosene lamp. “This is a “Mr. Peckham came down to Mississays his paintings are much like the blues. wouldn’t have gotten a fellowship, let memory and everything is exactly as I sippi and said he wanted some of my “You can sing the blues and gospel, and alone as many as I have,” Haymond said remember it. Even the kerosene lamp that paintings for an exhibit. I took them all these paintings are the same as that. Only proudly. is only half full because that’s all we could out, laid them in the yard and told him to difference is, you can see it.” “Every painting I’ve ever done, I go pick the ones he wanted. He asked me Haymond was finally able to retire a over to a place, and come back and paint afford.” Despite all his accomplishments what I was doing. You see up there, they few years ago and now spends most of his it. Or you can sit down and tell me a handle art with white gloves. Some of days at his home in Pickens, Miss. where story and the painting automatically pops through the years and all the interesting he is a Yazoo Valley Electric member. He up there in my mind. When you can take people he has met in the art community, those painting have their own air-condiHaymond’s motitioned rooms. I guess I just didn’t know spends his time painting or working on things from history vating factor for any better,” Haymond said as he rememother hobbies. In addition to his talent as itself and put it “Looking back now, it makes staying in Holmes bered how green he was as an artist. an oil painter, he paints with pastels and down on a canvas, me feel good because it never County came from “They take art very seriously up there in watercolors and draws with pen and ink. or in a song, or even his first cousin and New York City.” “I’m still just a struggling artist. I ain’t poetry, you are actudiscouraged me, and there close friend, former Haymond sells his art through galleries rich, I just have a lot of paintings.” ally called a person were good people of all walks state Rep. Robert and museums, and accepts comof vision.” of life that helped me along Clark. Many of HayHaymond depicts farm life in “When my mond’s paintings the way.” rural Mississippi with a pen cousin was in the spring from childand ink drawing. - Saul Haymond House and on hood events he the Appropriremembers, but some are from visions he dreams about. “I ations Committee, every time I saw him he’d ask me when I was comsketch a lot of my dreams out and it’s as ing home. He’d say there’s no if I was there. Sometimes it is an imaginary place, or I remember the smell of old place like home and when you get back, you can stay a while,” Haydusty roads and I just paint it.” The technique he uses is different from mond said. “I lived away for many years and even though those people in that of most conventional artists. HayNew York City are nice people, the cost mond paints the canvas black before he begins painting an image so that the light of living up there is extreme.” Haymond has learned the ropes of the is reflected from the canvas. He claims to


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The Grappin family’s portable cabin

here are five of them: Michael, Amy, Deaven, Destin and Alayna. They are the Grappin family, and I am seldom left short of amazed each time I talk or visit with them. From bow building to antiques collecting to blacksmithing to outdoor cooking on grills and over fire pits, they live a life that, even though set firmly in the 21st century, is reminiscent of the past. Oh, they have computers and other common contrivances of today and Michael’s job demands modern equipment and technical skills, but they Mississippi often slip effortOutdoors lessly into living by Tony Kinton as it was done 100 years or more back. Intriguing. They built their own dwelling, an ongoing project that speaks clearly of their tastes. An outdoor cooking and dining area are just outside the house. Attached to and on the back of that is the blacksmith shop and bow-building benches and vises. Down the way a bit, perhaps 40 yards, is a rock fire pit. Steel uprights

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The Grappin portable cabin. Fire pit and cooking utensils in foreground.

and a cross member, made in the blacksmith shop by sons Deaven and Destin, secure cooking pots. The centerpiece of this setting is a cabin. But, this is no ordinary cabin. It is portable, a concept worked out by Michael and built/assembled by the three male Grappins. They do have and

enthusiastically use a big canvas tent for the bulk of their camping, but the takeapart cabin is a unit that takes “tent” camping to the next level. “I like to work with wood,” Michael says. And his expertise in such endeavors is evident, not only in the cabin but in the dwelling and associated structures.

Inside cabin. Notice the wash basin, a pan inside an old wooden barrel in the right-hand corner. Photos: Tony Kinton

He has honed his carpentry skills for years now. With that proclivity for wood and his knowledge of engineering, he set about on the portable cabin idea. The boys did a large portion of the actual work, but Michael was the designer and guide through this process. “It takes us about 30 minutes to take


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it down or set it up,” Michael notes. “And the whole thing will fit on a trailer so that it can be moved easily.” The cabin measures 10 feet by 12 feet. It has a slant from front to back so that water runs off smoothly and quickly and breaks down into six panels, all of which can be handled by two people of reasonable strength. The four walls are individual panels. The front is set in place and held upright, then a side wall is added and secured by two bolts where the corner studs mate. From there it is only a simple matter of setting the two remaining walls into place and bolting them. The walls are then solid and stable. The roof is in two panels; they slide into slots that nest their 2-by-4 lathes securely. There is no attached floor. The ground serves this purpose quite well. But in the event the ground is wet at the spot they elect to set the cabin, Michael acquired a piece of modern material used to waterproof flat roofs commonly used on commercial buildings. It is cut to size and needs only rolling out and into place. This creates a viable water barrier to ward off ground moisture. The structure has a front door and window, as well as two side windows. Quite comfortable and inviting, it is. Upon completion of the portable cabin, the Grappins put it in the location it has occupied since. The boys moved in! “They have slept out here since we set it up,” Michael says. Plans are, however, to transport it to their hunting camp not far from home and use it there during the season. It will be brought back home afterward. “And I checked with most of the parks and campgrounds we visit to be sure it would be acceptable there. They told me it would, so we plan to take it to some of the archery events we attend. It should start a few conversations!” Have the Grappins abandoned their big wall tent? Not at all. They still love the smell of canvas. But the portable cabin will likely play an integral role in their outings as well. And Michael is right in his conclusion about that structure. It should definitely be the genesis of a great many conversations. 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 Kinton’s website: www.tonykinton.com.

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evoke memories of young storm victim bout this time of year early signs of fall start appearing. We have patches of spider lilies scattered about the yard that shoot up in September. I used to anticipate fall’s arrival a lot more favorably than I do now, anxious for chilly nights so we could light a fire in the wood fireplace so it could flicker and make dancing shadows while we watched TV. But after a baffle in wood heater warped from 20 years of use, I got to thinking how old I would be in another 20 years if I fixed it. And decided I really didn’t want to be sloshing through the mud in the yard for firewood at age 80. So instead of replacing the part, we replaced the heater with something that lights with the push of a remote button instead of rolled-up newspaper. Now, I find that not only am I in no hurry for fall to get here, I also kind of wish summer would hang around a bit longer. Oh, don’t get me wrong; I don’t like the heat. But I like the green and growing, the life. Maybe it’s a sign of aging. I was reminded of all of this when I went to Louisville the other day to do a TV story about the progress in the areas of town that were so heavily damaged in last April’s tornado outbreak, and also to see if I could find any Mississippi of “Tyler’s Sunflowers.” Seen Tyler Tucker was a second by Walt Grayson grader at Fair Elementary School in Louisville last spring. On April 28 Tyler and the rest of the school were dismissed early so bus routes could finish delivering children home before the impending severe weather hit. But Tyler and his parents were caught by the worst part of the storm and became three of the 10 people in the area killed in the tornado that afternoon. Before the end of the school year, Tyler’s grandmother visited the second grade at Fair Elementary and gave everyone a reminder of Tyler. The packet included a photograph of him, some information about sunflowers—Tyler’s favorite flower—and a packet of sunflower seeds. The youngsters were told to plant the seeds anywhere and, when they saw the flowers later blooming, to think of Tyler.

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The little stands of sunflowers that popped up all over Louisville, planted last spring by Tyler Tucker's classmates, are beginning to fade for the season. They have been refreshing rays of sunshine among the debris left behind by last April's tornado. Photo: Walt Grayson

In many respects it’s been a long, hot summer. And a bunch of Tyler’s seeds were planted in the areas with the most tornado damage, growing up to produce bright spots of cheer amongst the rubble. But now that some of the lots where they were planted have been cleared for rebuilding, and due to the lack of rain, just a few patches of the sunflowers remain. One I saw was turning brown from age. It was when I saw those fading sunflowers that the coming of autumn first came to mind this year. But the heads of the flowers seemed to have matured and made seed. And even though the patch will run its course and shrivel and die and vanish over the winter, come next spring a new patch of sunflowers should pop up there. Given enough time, and if the spreading sunflower patches are allowed to propagate, Louisville may become the Sunflower City as a constant reminder of a second grader who was just as bright and cheerful as the sunflowers are, taken away way too early. Maybe those (or any!) sunflowers will be a reminder for the rest of us to spread a little more sunshine as we go along, and less gloom. It will get gloomy enough, soon enough. 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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Family-owned farm grows into high-tech operation never dreamed years ago when I saw Allen Eubanks in the halls of George County High School that he would become the largest producer of vegetables in Mississippi. Or, when I taught Janice’s brother Rudolph Hall at Rocky Creek Elementary School that she would marry Allen, and become “Mississippi’s First Lady of Vegetables.” Janice is the office manager and V.P.; Allen is obviously president. As I sat in front of Allen’s large desk, asking questions, he kept one eye on the text flowing across his computer monitor. Janice sat to Allen’s right. “If you don’t mind me asking, Allen, what are you checking on your monitor? “We’re preparing for our fall crops, and checking records on each of our products for trace-back Grin ‘n’ information on Bare It all shipments. by Kay Grafe In 2005 we became the first in Mississippi and Alabama to become GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certified. It’s all about food safety.” “So you were a city boy,” I said, “living in Lucedale, but at a young age helped your daddy on his farm out from town.” He nodded. “I heard that you brought watermelons and tomatoes to your house and sold them in your front yard.” “Those were good times. I liked making my own money, but I loved watching those vegetables grow.” Allen’s face lit up with an eye-twinkling smile. “I’m curious. Did you and Janice know each other in high school?” “Yes, I graduated in 1992, but we began dating when we were at Jackson County Community college.” “Did you graduate from Mississippi State?” Allen told me yes, he graduated in the field of agriculture, but the science that goes into an operation like his is very complicated. These days you can’t

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just say, “I’m going to be a farmer,” and expect to become successful without the use of technology. And from the knowledge he’s acquired, Allen is now a professional. Janice always made top grades. With her degree in computer science, they are ideal partners. “Tell me about your four children. I hear they are well-behaved and you spend a lot of time with them.” Allen said, “We believe that is important—and to engage in church activities. Andrew is 16. Allison is 15, Joshua is 11 and Jacob is 8. They enjoy baseball and cross-country running. I don’t work 14 hours a day any longer, but several years ago Janice and I had to work late one night, so we made a pallet for the kids in our van. They had fun and still talk about it. “Do you sell your produce direct or use brokers?” I asked. “Direct for the most part to Walmart, Kroger and Rouses. We sell in Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Some of our produce is sent to Chicago and Detroit. My farms are in George, Greene, Stone and Mobile counties.” Trying to act cool, I said in an off-

Eubanks Produce Farms, above, ships produce to retailers across the South, as well as Chicago and Detroit. The family-owned company employs some 300 seasonal workers, right, for its 2,500-acre operation in Lucedale.

hand way, “How many acres do you farm?” Not expecting him to answer. But he was quick to say: “2,700 acres.” “You grow how many kinds of veggies?” “Over 13. That doesn’t include the different varieties of each. Everything that we eat in the South…and beyond. Trucks back into the 40- and 60-degree warehouses to load, and the truck’s temperature matches each cool warehouse.” “Did you have a goal for an enormous farm when you began farming on

40 acres of government farmstead land your grandfather received?” He grinned. “Absolutely not; I began slowly. David Courtney, who farmed in this area, gave me advice. He was a good man. I took advantage of land I could afford to buy or rent. I’m third generation. Charlie, my dad, raised soybeans here and worked at International Paper. “Anyway, I bought a few tractors, hired a few migrant workers, built a couple of warehouses and I was on my way. When we went through the first


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hurricane I was worried about the crops, and we lost most of them. Yet we made it up in the fall crop. God is in control. Now, when a hurricane is headed this way I don’t get upset.” Janice leaned in and said, “We call it the Gideon story. In Judges 6-8. Having less is sometimes more.” “I have important questions that people want to know,” I said. “How many employees do you have? And tell me how they are hired?”

“I have 300 migrant workers, all legal, and eight full-time employees. The migrants must have work visas and are required to take eight weeks off each year. Eighty percent return, but they must have new visas each year.” “Tell me about Charlie’s U-Pik,” I said. “My dad has his own acreage where folks come out and pick vegetables for six weeks during the summer. Folks like picking, but Dad also has some crops already picked, since some folks think it’s too hot in the field.” I enjoyed my visit—and couldn’t leave without a seedless watermelon. Allen and Janice are an inspiration to our community. If you’re down Lucedale way, stop at their main office and they’ll be happy to show you around. Eubanks Farms is a true American success story. Learn more about them at www.eubanksproduce.com. 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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Compliance efforts may become stranded costs with EPA’s elimination of coal

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental ply with another EPA rule, the Mercury and Protection Agency (EPA) released the Clean Air Toxics Standards. If coal is eliminated as a Power Plan, a proposed carbon dioxide (CO2) fuel source, as proposed by the Clean Power rule aimed to reduce carbon emissions from Plan, these investments may become stranded existing power plants. The goal is to reduce costs borne by Mississippi residents. carbon emissions from existing power plants Additionally, the EPA ignores early action by 30 percent nationwide from 2005 levels. by SRE and our fellow electric cooperatives by Reducing carbon emissions under this rule giving no consideration for recent investments can only be accomplished by closing coal in emission-free electric generation, such as the plants and placing unreasonable goals on natu- $77.4 million investment in Grand Gulf ral gas plants, which together make up more Nuclear Station’s Extended Power Uprate and than 90 percent of the the millions of dollars wholesale power mix invested in energy-effiThe goal of SRE and SME is to generate for South Mississippi ciency programs over electricity for our members that is reliable the last 25 years. Electric (SME), and affordable while protecting Singing River Electric The goal of SRE the environment. (SRE)’s wholesale and SME is to generpower provider. ate electricity for our Mississippi was the members that is reli15th lowest in the nation for carbon emissions able and affordable while protecting the enviin 2012. Yet under the EPA’s Clean Power ronment. The Clean Power Plan, it appears, Plan, Mississippi’s carbon reduction goals are would force us to generate electricity based on among the harshest in the nation, requiring a CO2 emissions with little consideration for 62 percent reduction from the state’s 2005 affordability or reliability. level. SME has invested more than $65 milWe are fully engaged in evaluating this rule lion in pollution control equipment at its coal and are working diligently in the regulatory generation plant, the R.D. Morrow Sr. process, including the submission of comGenerating Station, to address previous EPA ments to the EPA. You can get involved by regulations and is currently testing additional staying informed and visiting pollution control equipment in order to com- www.action.coop or www.tellepa.com.

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As the fall and winter seasons approach, it will soon be time to switch the thermostat from the cooling setting to the heating setting. Heating and cooling costs account for nearly 50 percent of your total electric bill. Keeping this in mind, it is important that your heating equipment is energy efficient and operating properly. If you have noticed in past winters that your electricity use and bills have been higher than the other months of the year, you may have an electric furnace as your primary heating source. An electric furnace has elements inside that use a tremendous amount of electricity to generate the heat that is needed to warm the home. If you need to replace an electric furnace due to age or for the purpose of energy efficiency, consider converting to an energy-efficient electric heat pump. An electric heat pump uses three times less electricity than an electric furnace when it is in the heating mode. Heat pumps collect and deliver heat, not air, from the outside. When shopping for a heat pump, look for the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) which is the measure of the heating efficiency. The higher the HSPF, the more energy efficient the system will be when in heating mode. Singing River Electric offers a rebate to homeowners who replace an electric furnace with a heat pump. For more information on heat pumps and our rebate program, visit our website at www.singingriver.com or contact one of our member services representatives.


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3 (16-oz.) jars salsa 3 cups (24 oz.) sour cream 3 large green bell peppers, chopped 3 (3.8-oz.) cans sliced ripe olives, drained 3 cups (12 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese 3 cups (12 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese

In each of 2 greased 9-by-13-inch dishes, arrange 6 tortillas. Layer each with 1 cup chicken, ⅔ cup kidney beans, 1 cup salsa, ½ cup sour cream, ½ cup bell pepper, about ⅓ cup olives, ½ cup Monterey Jack cheese and ½ cup Cheddar cheese. Repeat layers twice. Cover and bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Add ham hock to a large pot; add chicken stock, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer; simmer 1 to 2 hours to make a rich broth. Add collard greens and vinegar; simmer 1 to 5 hours, depending on texture you prefer. Salt to taste and serve in a bowl with hot sauce on the side.

Shrimp Fried Rice 1 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 cup chopped celery ¾ cup chopped onion 1 small garlic clove, chopped 5 Tbsp. margarine

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In a large bowl, combine dry cake mix, dry pudding mix, sour cream, eggs, oil and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until fully mixed. Pour into a greased 9-by-13inch pan. In a small bowl, combine pecans, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Use a butter knife to swirl pecan mixture throughout batter. Bake at 350 F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. While cake is baking, combine powdered sugar and orange juice until smooth; drizzle over warm coffee cake.

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Chili Pie 1 lb. ground beef 1 (12-oz.) can chili beans, drained 1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 small onion, chopped fine

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Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tbsp. chili powder Corn chips 1 ½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef in a medium skillet; drain. Stir in beans, tomatoes, onion and seasonings. Cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes. Serve over corn chips and topped with shredded cheese.

4 Tbsp. oil 2 or 3 Tbsp. flour Salt and pepper

1 (15-oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained 1 cup water 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; stir in flour. Cook and stir until light brown. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour in diced tomatoes and 1 cup water; stir well. Reduce heat. Pour in tomato sauce; stir. Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until thick. Serve over hot biscuits.


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Versatile bananas bring tropics to Mississippi lot of people are interested in creating a tropical feeling around their homes, and growing bananas is an easy way to accomplish this goal. If you think bananas can be grown only in coastal Mississippi, I want to try to change your mind. There are selections that are hardy for all landscapes in Mississippi. Japanese Fiber is widely considered to be the most cold-tolerant banana selection. The coarse-textured, bright-green leaves can be 6 feet long and arch out from the top of thick trunks. In coastal counties, this plant can reach up to 10 feet tall. Other garden locations can expect a 5-foot-tall plant. Even at shorter heights, this banana has a strong landscape presence.

Thai Black banana is one of fastest growing landscape bananas. Its trunk has a deep, dark purple color. Midribs rising from the trunk carry this coloration and fade to dark-green foliage. This banana needs a large space in the landscape, as some specimens grow to more than 15 feet tall in landscapes all across Mississippi. In my opinion, any plant with red in the foliage is a landscape winner. For that reason, I really like the various bananas with red leaves. One of the prettiest is Siam Ruby, Banana Bordelon may be the most cold tolerant of the red-striped banana varieties. The tops of their leaves are adorned with maroon splotches, while a variety I have growthe backs are solid red. Photo: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman ing in my landscape. COMING DUE? The stem’s rich, burgundy color is stun- It is more suited to zones 8 and 9, and it these are lightweight and have good will die back to the ground each winter. drainage. Choose a container carefully. ning, and the irregular variegation of The leaves of Bordelon banana are Select one that is large enough to remain bright green on burgundy foliage seems adorned with maroon splotches. The in proportion with the plant itself. to shimmer. backs are solid red, and these are very Bananas need Siam Ruby will probably reach a Includes First Year 8% Bonus visible as new leaves begin to unfurl. consistent moisheight of 4 to 5 feet in your landscape. Based on trial data, Bordelon may be ture, and MissisLearn the Safe & Secure Way to Earn Stock Market Linked Return Without Market the most cold tolerant of the red-striped sippi weather is Risk to Your Principal. banana varieties. This plant was first disoften dry. A covered near Bordelon, Louisiana, as a heavy layer of Financial Services sport mutation of a Sumatrana banana mulch is critical plant. in maintaining 1-800-844-3254 Red Abyssinian is another of my persoil moisture for “Serving you for Over 50 Years” Southern sonal favorites. The leaves are bright optimum growth. Guarantees subject to the claim paying ability of the insurance company. Surrender of the contract may be Gardening subject to surrender charge or market value adjustgreen with a red midrib. As new growth Bananas are ment. Product not available in all states. This is a single premium deferred Annuity. Interest rates are subject to emerges, it is flushed with burgundy and by Dr. Gary Bachman heavy feeders. Use change. Withdrawals prior to age 59 / may be subject to a 10% IRS penalty. almost appears to be hand painted in a balanced, slowshades of red, burgundy and green. release fertilizer, such as a 14-14-14, Red Abyssinian is in the genus lightly scratched in the soil around each Medicare Supplements, Low Rates! Ensete, which does not produce offsets plant. For containers, use a water-soluble (Female age 65, “Plan F” = $100.76 ) or pups and dies after flowering. Despite fertilizer on a weekly basis as part of your I Medicare Supplement - age 65 and over. Drug Card. this characteristic, it is an outstanding regular watering schedule. I Disability Medicare Supplement Under age 65 - New LOW cost!!! banana to grow in a large container on Wherever you end up using bananas, I Dental, Vision and Hearing - Ages 18-89 the porch or patio. I’m confident you will find their coarseI Major Medical Supplemental The extra-large leaves of all bananas textured foliage is right at home in your I Cancer Policy. look great, but they need protection garden. I Final Expense, Life Insurance - issue ages 0-85 from strong winds, which can quickly I Nursing Homes, Home Healthcare, Assisted Living Care Dr. Gary Bachman is an associate cause them to shred. But even this is a I Agents call and sign up to write plan “F”. Extension and research professor of hortimatter of preference; I think the shredculture at the Mississippi State University ding adds character and movement to E. F. Hutton Insurance Agency Coastal Research and Extension Center in the landscape. P. O. Box 5277, Brandon, MS 39047 1-800-463-4348 Biloxi. He is also host of “Southern GarUse commercial container mixes E. F. Hutton nor its agents are affiliated with the Federal Medicare Program. dening” radio and TV programs. when growing bananas in containers, as

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Art Gallery A museum of fine and social arts in Holly Springs

By Nancy Jo Maples Please allow me to introduce Kate Freeman Clark, an accomplished painter from Holly Springs. Even her friends did not know about her art notoriety until her death in 1957. Clark was born in 1875 to a family of means. Her father was an attorney in Vicksburg where she spent her childhood. After his death, she and her mother moved to Holly Springs to live with her maternal grandmother in an ancestral home. At age 16 she enrolled in a girls’ school in New York City. After graduation she and her mother attended the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. There, she developed a strong interest in art and returned to New York for studies at the Art Students League. Prominent artist William Merritt Chase became her mentor and she excelled in still life paintings, portraits and the French Impressionism method plein air (painting in outdoor light and air). Clark’s work was exhibited widely in New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia from 1904 to 1918. By 1924, however, she had stopped painting after the subsequent deaths of Chase, her mother and grandmother. She was not only saddened by their deaths, but witnessed a change in artistic style with the growing popularity of Modern Art. “The shift away from objective representation of what the eye

Kate Freeman Clark’s light-filled landscape paintings include these works (from left): “Finale,” “Resting Sheep,” “Stream in Hills” and “Cows in Pasture.” Photos courtesy of Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

saw in nature to stylized expression of what the mind invented was too radical for an artist like Kate Freeman Clark,” said Cynthia Grant Tucker in her biography “Kate Freeman Clark: A Painter Rediscovered.” Clark stored her paintings in a New York warehouse and returned to her family home in Holly Springs. For more than 30 years she assumed the role of a proper Southern lady and most of her acquaintances did not know about her professional career as a painter. When she died, executors of her estate found a will and instructions to create a “museum of fine and social arts” in Holly Springs. Her 1,200 canvasses and sketches were retrieved from the New York storage facility and a museum was built with funds she left to the city. Her art is displayed here. However, other artifacts that she had instructed to be displayed would not fit into the art gallery. Those include her books, jewelry and early 20th century clothing, which are exhibited at the Marshall County Historical Museum. The Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery is located at 300 East College Avenue just two blocks from the courthouse square. It sits next to Clark’s ancestral home. Since its opening in 1963, the gallery has operated by appointment. In January 2014, it began keeping regular hours.


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The museum operates Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Visits are also available via appointment by calling the gallery at 662-252-5300 or its director, Walter Webb, at 662-252-9745. A $5 donation is suggested for admission. The gallery’s website, www.katefreemanclark.org, offers rich information about Clark’s life and the history of the museum. Four times a year the gallery hosts special exhibits of visiting artists. Next year the University of Mississippi will host a gala and auction a piece of Clark’s work as a fund-raising effort. Although Clark had established a trust for the gallery, its maintenance requires additional funding. Funding is secured through memberships and through renting the site for events, parties and weddings. The fact that the gallery hosts parties and public gatherings keeps alive Clark’s final wish that Holly Springs has a place of fine and social arts. Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 or via email at nancyjomaples@aol.com. Portrait of Kate Freeman Clark (detail, above), by William Merritt Chase, 1902

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“Colored Cartoons in Undeniable Blackness,” through Sept. 26, Cleveland. Exhibition of story quilts and poetry by Memphis artist Lurlynn Franklin. Wright Art Center Gallery, Delta State University. Details: 662-846-4720. Brandon Opry, Sept. 6 and 20, Oct. 4, Brandon. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Admission. City Hall. Details: 601-941-3824; www.cityofbrandon.net. “The Power of Place: The Natchez Impact on Five Extraordinary Authors,” Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Natchez. Series of five literary seminars begins with “Saluting Richard Wright” Sept. 6, “Saluting Greg Iles” Oct. 4; 2-5 p.m. Free. Judge George W. Armstrong Public Library. Details: 601-446-1289; www.colin.edu/nlcc. Brian Free & Assurance, The Freemans in Concert, Sept. 6, Hattiesburg. Also, The Revelations, Calm Assurance, Jason Runnels; 6 p.m. Admission. Historic Saenger Theatre. Details: 601-584-4888; www.hattiesburgsaenger.com. Friends of the Library Book Sales, Sept. 11 and 13, Columbus. Columbus Lowndes Public Library. Brandon Market, Sept. 12-14, Brandon. Wares from artists and fashionistas, fashion show, door prizes, classic cruisers show, more. City Hall. Details: 601-941-3824; www.cityofbrandon.net. Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Sclerosis Society Share-A-Ton Fundraiser, Sept. 13, Biloxi. Music, door prizes; 5-8 p.m. Four Points. The Annie Moses Band: “The Art of American Music,” Sept. 15, Poplarville. Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts, Pearl River Community College; 7 p.m. Details: 601403-1438; www.brownstonecenter.com. Camp and Jam, Sept. 15-20, Polkville. Bluegrass, country, gospel music; open stage/jamming. Free admission. Music Barn. Details: 601-946-0280, 601-955-9182. Lower Delta Talks: “Slow Gardening

Southern Style,” Sept. 16, Rolling Fork. Featuring horticulturist Felder Rushing; 6:30 p.m. Free. Sharkey-Issaquena County Library. Details: 662-873-4076. B&S Consignment Fall/Winter Sale, Sept. 17-19, Brookhaven. Used clothing for children, juniors, adults. Toys, shoes, home decor, more; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission. Lincoln Civic Center. Details: 601-303-1466; www.bnsconsignment. 24th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon, Sept. 19, Cleveland. Featuring more than 300 rice dishes; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Admission. Delta State University, Walter Sillers Coliseum. Details: 662-843-8371. Mississippi Songwriters Festival, Sept. 1921, Ocean Springs. Workshops, free concerts. Various locations downtown. Details: 228-2170155; www.mssongwritersfestival.com. Bluegrass, Country and Gospel Singing, Sept. 20, Black Hawk. Featuring Mack Allen Smith & The Flames, Toad Donahoo & Good Ole Boys; 6 p.m. Black Hawk Old School. Details: 662-453-0072; bobbykayalford@gmail.com. South of the River Roux, Sept. 20, Walnut Grove. Entertainment, arts, crafts, 5K run/walk, kids fun run, basketball tournament, car show, food, more; 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. Downtown. Third Annual Cruzin 4 a Cure Car, Truck and Bike Show, Sept. 20, Star. Legal burnout, raffles, kids’ activities, food; 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Registration fee; spectators free. Star Baptist Church. Details: 601-842-7947; www.cruzin4cure.com. P.E.O. Inside Garage Sale, Sept. 20, Diamondhead. To benefit women’s educational opportunities; 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. Diamondhead Community Center. Details: 228-342-3854. Fifth Annual Mississippi Gourd Festival, Sept. 20-21, Raleigh. Handcrafted/ready-tocraft gourds, gourdcrafting classes, tool/supply vendors, more. Early-bird classes Friday. Admission. Smith County Ag Complex. Details:

601-260-4230; www.mississippigourdsociety.org. 30th Annual Diamondhead Arts and Crafts Show, Sept. 20-21, Diamondhead. More than 150 artists, craft demos, food, music, children’s activities. Diamondhead Country Club. Details: 228-255-3819. Fall Revival, Sept. 21-24, Becker. With Bro. Mike Herbster of Southland Christian Camp; music by Herbster Evangelism. Becker Baptist Church. Details: 662-256-8811. 13th Annual Pickin’ at the Lake, Sept. 2627, Grenada. All-acoustic country, bluegrass, western, gospel, cajun music. Free admission. Grenada Lake Spillway. Details: 662-2271491, 662-417-7300. 27th Annual Mississippi Pecan Festival, Sept. 26-28, Richton. Arts, crafts, antiques, bluegrass/gospel music, craft demos, living history farmstead, draft horse demos, more. Admission. Fulmer’s Farmstead. Details: 601964-8201, 601-964-8222; www.mspecanfestival.com. Indian Bayou Arts Festival, Sept. 27, Indianola. Works by more than 50 craftsmen, music, children’s art/activities, hot tamales, BBQ. Indian Bayou, near B.B. King Museum. Details: 662-887-4454. Eagle Fest, Sept. 27, Coldwater/Hernando. Interactive nature exhibits, live educational animals, games, silent auction, more. Free admission. Arkabutla Lake, Dub Patton Area. Details: nataliebright@bellsouth.net. Hog Ride and Festival, Sept. 27, Moss Point. Motorcycle ride with Gov. Phil Bryant; 8:30 a.m. Registration fee. Trent Lott Airport. Details: www.hogride.org. Festival follows with music, car/motorcycle show, crafts, more; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free admission. First Baptist Church of Gulfport. Details: www.hogfestival.org. FrogFest 2014, Sept. 27, Success. Arts, crafts, food, wildlife expo, pumpkin path, kids fair, entertainment, more. Success Civic Center. Details: 601-494-9006; Facebook: Success Frog Fest. Prentiss Institute All-School Reunion Meeting, Sept. 27, Prentiss. Prentiss Institute campus; 10:30 a.m. Details: 601-847-1984. Big Pop Gun Show, Sept. 27-28, Natchez. Natchez Convention Center. Details: 601-4984235; www.bigpopfireworks.com. Pine Belt Quilters Fiber Arts and Quilt Show, Oct. 3-5, Hattiesburg. Hundreds of quilts exhibited, vendors, lectures, demos. Admission. Lake Terrace Convention Center. Details: www.pinebeltquilters.com. Heart O’ Dixie Walking and Racking Horse Show, Oct. 4, Tylertown. Championship/double points show; over 30 classes; 6 p.m. Hosted by McComb Lions Club. Southwest

Events Center. Details: 601-684-4011. Fourth Annual October Fest, Oct. 4, Vancleave. Food, gospel singers, yard sale items, baked goods, children’s activities; 10 a.m. until. Community of Christ. Details: 228826-3358, 228-826-5214. 37th Annual Zonta Festival, Oct. 4, Pascagoula. Arts, crafts, entertainment, food, classic/antique cars, children’s activities, more. Downtown. Details: 228-990-1856; www.zontapascagoula.info. 36th Annual Oktoberfest, Oct. 4, Hattiesburg. Authentic German food, music, deli, quilt raffle, silent auction, crafts; 11 a.m.4 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church. Dulcimer Workshop, Oct. 4, Brandon. No experience necessary; loaner dulcimers available; 1-3 p.m. Free. Brandon Public Library. Details: 601-583-6424; kom_dbc@hotmail.com. Heritage Festival, Oct. 4, Columbia. Arts, crafts, food, music celebrating heritage of Marion County and region. Details: 601-7313999; marioncountyheritagefest@yahoo.com. Pink Pumpkin Patch & 5K Fun Walk/Run, Oct. 4, Lucedale. Begins 8:30 a.m. Free activities, one-mile fun walk. George Regional Hospital. Details: 601-947-0709; www.georgeregional.com. Big Pop Gun Show, Oct. 4-5, Laurel. Laurel Fairgrounds. Details: 601-498-4235; www.bigpopfireworks.com. International Conference on the Blues, Oct. 6-7, Cleveland. Entertainment, academics and cultural experience. Registration fee. Delta State University. Details: 662-846-4675; www.deltastate.edu/blues. Lighthouse Baptist Church Mission Conference, Oct. 9-12, Biloxi. Also, International Feast Oct. 11, 1-4 p.m.; taste foods from 21 countries. Details: 228-3926254; bnewsome7@gmail.com. Karen Peck and New River in Concert, Oct. 10, Runnelstown. Love offering; 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Runnelstown. Details: 601583-3733. Living History, Oct. 10-12, Sandy Hook. War of 1812 and Civil War camps, cannons, soldiers. John Ford home. Details: 601-736-6385; marioncountyhist@yahoo.com. 63rd French Camp Harvest Festival, Oct. 11, French Camp. Auctions, craft demos, sorghum syrup making, music, children’s horseback rides, more. Natchez Trace Historic District. Details: 662-547-6482; www.frenchcamp.org. 19th Annual Fall Festival, Oct. 11, Walls. Bake sale, car show, children’s activities, Country Cafe, Southaven Symphony performance. Minor Memorial United Methodist Church. Details: 662-781-1333.


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