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Advice to my graduating son on, it’s hard to believe it has been 18 years since you came into this world crying. But upon hearing my voice, you hushed and flashed a little smirk and half grin that amazed the nurse and gave me my first taste of pride at being a father. Now 18 years and 48 days later, you will be graduating from high school. You will begin a new chapter in your life when you will leave for college, when you have a taste of freedom but still can rely on the security of Mom and Dad. You will find these times to be some of the best of your life, and will make friendships and memories to last a lifetime. But be careful. As you venture out into the world you will find that while it can be a wonderful and exciting place, it is also fraught with dangers. I’m going to give you a little advice to help you avoid some of the mistakes I and others have made. I hope you will heed it, for you will learn as you get older that your father was smarter than you thought. Read your Bible every day. When I went to college my grandmother gave me a Bible. In it she simply wrote, “This book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book. The choice is yours.” Go to church. You will find college and the world are full of temptations. The best way to protect yourself is to meet regularly with other believers. There is strength in numbers. Choose friends wisely. Don’t be friends with someone because he/she is rich, attractive, popular, drives a nice car or any other superficial reason. A friend is someone who should lift you up, help you out when you are down and not be judgmental but tell you the truth, even when you don’t want (but need) to hear it. Guard your heart. A good woman can help you achieve amazing things. Look no further than your mother and me for proof of that. There will be a time that you will find achievement is much sweeter when you have someone to share it with. But just as a good woman can lift you to accomplish great things, a bad one can tear a man

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On the cover Patricia Neely-Dorsey celebrates life in Mississippi through the poetry she writes at her home in Tupelo. The author of two books of poetry, she has been proclaimed a Mississippi Goodwill Ambassador by Gov. Phil Bryant. One of her goals is to teach children about Mississippi through her poetry. See story on page 4.

down. Be careful whom you choose to give your heart to; it is one of the most important choices of your life. But, when you do give your heart away ... Love unconditionally and with every fiber of your being. Love doesn’t judge, it doesn’t keep a scorecard, it’s quick to forgive and slow to anger. When you find the right woman, love her without conditions until the day you die. Never waste a moment because tomorrow is not promised to you, today. only My Opinion Do a kind act for a Michael Callahan stranger every day. Do Executive Vice President/CEO EPAs of Mississippi it anonymously. If they find out who you are, it count. doesn’t Always be home by 2 a.m. Nothing good ever happens after 2 a.m. Be in bed by then! Lastly, stay true to yourself. I gave you space to become the man you are today. Though you choose a path different from mine, I am proud of the fact that you are comfortable with yourself, regardless of what others think (even your mother). Whether wearing your brown fedora and bomber jacket in winter (think Indiana Jones) to your summer white cotton jackets and linen pants (a la Miami Vice), you let the snide remarks and jokes roll off your back. You are a man who is comfortable enough not to need the affirmation of others. That is a wonderful trait to possess and it will serve you well. For throughout history, any man that has achieved great things has done so while others ridiculed him and called him a fool. Watching you grow up has been some of the happiest years of my life. I will be sad to see you go, but it is the cycle of life, time for you to leave and find your own destiny in this world. Just remember two things: I am proud you are my son and I love you.

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Construction continues on the Museum of Mississippi History (in the background at left) and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (at right) in downtown Jackson. The underground parking garage (foreground) will be topped with a plaza. The two museums, located on North Street, will open in December 2017 as the centerpiece of Mississippi’s bicentennial celebration.

Mississippi is what people dream about, even when they don’t know it. Everyone in our sweet nation wants to live in, or be part of, a place that is laid back, where peace is the norm and violence still causes shock. This is Mississippi. We may not be rated at the top of any lists that validate this, but I can assure you not many places have restaurants that allow you to pay on the honor system (no cashier), like Peggy’s, which is located in Philadelphia, or still have convenience stores that leave filters, pre-made full of coffee and left wide open on the counter, waiting to be added for the next pot, with no worry of someone tampering. Where else can the misery of winter be short-lived with a 34-degree day, only to be followed with one in the 70s (or vice versa), and lastly, where it is possible to have your preacher double as a police officer? Only in Mississippi ... Ackerman to be exact. There is no place like home and everybody here is somebody, not just a face. This was written by a proud Mississippian. — Jeremy Threadgill, Ackerman To me, Mississippi was a summer vacation, camping with my family. It was fireworks over the lake with my toes buried in the sand. It was a place where the boy I loved drew a heart in the sand for this girl from Louisiana. But now, Mississippi is the place to which I moved when I realized that boy was the man I couldn’t live without. It is home, lying with him in the backyard hammock, gazing up at the night sky to watch our own private fireworks show, as the lightning bugs dance in the dark. — Erica Farmer, Perkinston

What’s Mississippi to you? What do you treasure most about life in our state? Send your thoughts to Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158, or email them to news@epaofms.com. Please keep your comments brief. Submissions are subject to editing.


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By Debbie Stringer Patricia Neely-Dorsey doesn’t cotton to people saying bad things about Mississippi, and she’s on a personal crusade to stop it. It started when, as a student at Boston University, she realized the only things her northern friends knew about Mississippi were misconceptions and stereotypes. “It was just amazing to me in this modern age what people still thought about Mississippi,” she said. “Yes, we can put two sentences together, all my teeth are not missing and I do have clothes on.” Since then she has taken it upon herself to talk up Mississippi at every opportunity—and to share her passionate sentiments in the poetry she writes. Her poems express “the little things that make Mississippi so special, and the values of the people and the family connections and ties,” said Neely-Dorsey, a member of Tombigbee Electric Power Association. “I write about everyday things, just the endless wonders of Southern living. I mean, who else writes a poem about shelling peas?”

She has published two collections of original poems and is working on a third. She also leads creative poetry workshops and speaks to students and adults of all ages about writing poetry. Her poem “Meet My Mississippi” will be considered during the 2016 legislative session to become the state’s official poem. I Neely-Dorsey’s skillful word play stems from her upbringing in Lee County, just north of Tupelo. Her father, Dr. James H. Neely, was a country doctor with an office in Tupelo; her mother, Elaine Kilgore Neely, was a teacher. “My father used to recite poetry to me when he would be getting ready for work. When he was growing up, in school they did a lot of recitations, so he had this whole arsenal of things he had

Patricia Neely-Dorsey, pictured at the Lee County Library in Tupelo, is the author of two books of poems. Her words convey her personal history and observations, but her choice of topics reflects the shared experiences of all Mississippians. memorized. As I got older, I learned the poems and recited with him.” Her dad’s dramatic recitations prompted eye-rolling from mom but instilled in young “Patty Cake” a love of (and ear for) the poetic voice. “When Malindy Sings,” a poem by the late-19th century poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, was a favorite shared by the two. Dunbar was the first nationally known African-American poet. “The type of poetry I write is very

rhythmic, very hip-hoppy, and it came from loving the kind of poems Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote,” Neely-Dorsey said. Her mother strongly encouraged reading by taking her children on frequent trips to A.M. Strange Library, the only Lee County library serving African Americans during segregation. The library was housed in a one-room building that still stands on North Green Street in Tupelo.


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“We lived in that library! It was like the world opened up to us there. We didn’t know we were in a little bitty place,” said Neely-Dorsey, who devoted a poem to the memory. An excerpt: We’d sit at the little tables, Or form circles on the floor; We were ready for some grand adventure, Each time we stepped in the door. Although an avid reader, she didn’t write until her 12th grade AP English teacher required the class to write every day in a personal journal. “[Journal writing] tells you what your mind is focused on that day and what stands out to you in life. It was a gift that she made us do that,” Neely-Dorsey said. After earning a degree in psychology from Boston University and working 20 years in the mental health field in Memphis, she and her husband, James, moved to Tupelo in 2007. She wanted their son, James Henry, now 16, to grow up in Mississippi. I Something else changed her life earlier that year. On Feb. 14, 2007, NeelyDorsey began composing poetry for the first time in her life. “I just woke up out of my sleep with poems swirling around in my head,” she said. She scribbled down her first poem, “Our Place,” which begins: There is a place of enchanted love Where only you and I do dwell; A place that’s quiet and warm and safe, A place that none can tell. “After that, the poems just started to flow and flow,” almost faster than she could write them on receipts, bills or whatever paper was handy. No one was more surprised than she. “I love poetry but I would not dare write it before. I just never thought about writing it.” Two months later, she showed her parents a thick folder stuffed with some 300 poems she had written. “The first thing my father said was, ‘Don’t you have a job? When did you have time to write all these poems?’” (She wrote them in her car between visits to patients’ homes in Memphis.) She never thought of publishing them until John Campbell, a life-long friend and author, encouraged her to consider it. The result is two books: “Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia” (2008) and

Neely-Dorsey wants to use her poetry to help teach children about Mississippi and its rich cultural heritage, including Tupelo native Elvis Presley, who is immortalized in bronze at Tupelo’s Fairpark.

“My Magnolia Memories and Musings” (2012). Her third collection of poems, “Mississippi in Me,” will be released in early 2016. I Her poems are relevant to every Mississippi who has eaten homemade ice cream, ridden in a truck, shared gossip, attended church, spent a fall day in the country, admired a bottle tree, driven the backroads home or fallen in love. Several Tupelo landmarks, past and present, make an appearance in her work: Reed’s Department Store, The Corner Shoe Store, Carver School, Vaughn’s Motel, the Natchez Trace and Debro’s, among others.

“I write about everyday things, just the endless wonders of Southern living. I mean, who else writes a poem about shelling peas?” — Patricia Neely-Dorsey Her depictions of Mississippi have reached readers around the globe via social media. Southerners living outside the South are some of her biggest fans. “This is the stuff I’ve been trying to tell all my friends and I didn’t know how,” one of them told her. To those who might criticize her view of Mississippi as whitewashed, NeelyDorsey is unapologetic. “I write about

my feelings, my interpretation of my life in poems. I can’t help it if I love Mississippi.” In January, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing NeelyDorsey as a talented poet “who claims [her] Mississippi heritage proudly.” “Besides having my child, that was the high point of my life, hearing them read that on the House floor in that magnificent setting,” she said. After reading poems before House members, she met with Gov. Phil Bryant, who proclaimed her a Goodwill Ambassador for the state. “We sat and chatted about how everyone bashes Mississippi and how no one wants to tell the flip side of the coin. “I am so passionate about promoting the positives in Mississippi. I just want to be able to protect and promote our cultural heritage. “So that’s me. I’m the flag waver,” she said. Books by Patricia Neely-Dorsey are available in independent bookstores and from the author. Contact her at 901-8486800, magnoliagirl21@yahoo.com, Facebook or patricianeelydorsey.webs.com.

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Faulkner’s Sanctuary Eudora’s home state Elvis’ birthplace The bulk of the Trace; Sprawling beaches Along the Gulf Coast shore One blues man’s crossroads And inspiration for more; An abundance of history Tradition and folklore Warm front porch welcomes With a wide open door; A ride down the mighty river On the American Queen And some of the most Beautiful countryside That you’ve ever seen; She’s music and melodies And the mockingbird’s songs By valor and arms And faith ever strong; She’s magnolias blooming Around Jackson’s Capitol dome And the sweet scent of honeysuckle That forever says “home”; She’s my Mississippi She’s the Hospitality State Go Mississippi! You’re a true State of Grace. Reprinted with permission

Nurture your inner poet At her speaking engagements, Patricia Neely-Dorsey encounters people who write poems but may lack the confidence to share them. “You wouldn’t believe the number of people who write poetry,” she said. “When I go to schools, principals and janitors come out of the woodwork talking about writing poetry. Some of them have been writing since childhood.” Her advice for budding poets: • Stop hiding your poems. No one knew that the reclusive Emily Dickinson had written more than a few poems until after her death, when some 1,800 were found. • Use different ways to get your work out there, such as social media, a blog, printed cards and bookmarks, newsletters and even the church bulletin. • Make it personal. Your stories are yours

alone, but many others will relate to them. • Don’t be afraid of negative responses. Develop a thick skin and believe in yourself, your message and your story. There is an audience for it; you just have to find it. • Read poems on topics that interest you. On the Internet, search for “poems about (your topic).” • Read, read, read. • Write every day in a journal—prose, not poetry. Journal writing keeps you observant and helps you organize thoughts and words. • Make notes on things you see, hear and think during the course of the day. • Make a space to write. Neely-Dorsey prefers a quiet “think tank” of solitude. She turns her focus inward and listens only to her own thoughts.

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Old spa hotel building a rare survivor of its kind ver the years doing fea- Next it became a boot camp for missionture stories for televiaries headed for remote areas of the sion and writing these world, where they would have to rely on articles for Today in skills they learned at Castalian Springs in Mississippi, I have had order to survive. But even that played people suggest stories out over time, and the old building was about places that were once very impor- boarded up and sat idle for a number of tant but are no longer here. I try to years. explain that it’s tough to shoot video of Then not too long ago Lee Miller was a building that vanished 50 thumbing through some real or 100 years ago. And lots estate sites looking for huntof these places would have ing acreage when he kept made excellent stories too, if running across the listing for it weren’t for the fact that I Castalian Springs. But a huge need a photograph of someold building (possibly haunt- This old place has been a resort hotel, Civil War hospital, girls boarding school, missionary training grounds and more. And thankfully it is still standing so it can also be the subject of one of my stories. Photo: Walt Grayson thing besides the pine trees ed, according to some that grew up where the reports) was not what he building used to stand. wanted. But it kept popping more ways of involving the property in I’m just glad it’s still standing so I One category of things up in his searches. So Lee and Christian outreach to the area right can take pictures of something that old Mississippi we used to have a bunch of his brother Coy took a look around it. in Mississippi. I get to tell folks where it in Mississippi but don’t at the place and decided to I’m sure Lee will get to do plenty of Seen is—and not where it was. have anymore are mineral buy it, just see what could be hunting out on the land too. by Walt Grayson Walt Grayson is the host of “Mississippi spring resorts. There are at done with it. When I talked to the brothers the Roads” on Mississippi Public Broadcasting least a dozen of them listed So far they have opened other day, they were as excited as kids television, and the author of two “Looking in the 1938 WPA Guide to Mississippi. the building and hosted a few church over the place. Lots of people make Around Mississippi” books and “Oh! That Many of them were built before the retreats there, as well as scheduling an plans and then try to find a place to do Reminds Me: More Mississippi Homegrown Civil War. upcoming Durant High School open them. The Millers have the place and Stories.” Contact Grayson at walt@waltgrayson.com. Any of them would make a great reunion. And Coy, a pastor, is exploring are looking for things to do with it. story. But the only one of the old mineral spring resort buildings that is still standing today that I am aware of is Castalian Springs, located in Holmes might break down on a long trip when you are on the highCounty west of Durant. way alone,” he explains. Castalian Springs evidently grew up Like an hour’s drive to Mobile or Hattiesburg is a long around some type of artesian well. trip. He wasn’t this apprehensive until an 18-wheeler rearxcuse me, but I need a little venting time Someone built a large rambling hotel to ended me in Meridian with my grandson in the car. That today. I’ve learned that my readers undertake advantage of people wanting a cure ended my so-called long trips stand events that crop up in my life, for some ailment that they thought without him. because many readers are women. You spring water would cure. My cars have never failed me in may have empathy, much more than Mr. The 1938 WPA Guide says people all the years of our marriage. So I Roy, my in-house psychiatrist. I’ve been probably responded more favorably to truly believe he inherited this told, though, that husbands like to read my nonsense since the rest and peace and quiet at Castalian mindset of trading cars from his they experience similar episodes with their wives. Springs than they did to the water. dad, since he always followed his It seems I grow very attached to my current car. I’ve had The old place has undergone many dad’s ways and advice. Mr. Roy many attachments over the years, but the car salesman I transformations. Wounded soldiers from was very close to his dad and married has this innate thing about not keeping a car more the Battle of Shiloh were brought there, respected him immensely. than four or five years, which is how long I have driven this and the hotel was pressed into use as a Grin ‘n’ So, my psychiatrist asked me if car. And I do love it. The reason, in my opinion, that he hospital in the early years of the Civil Bare It I wanted to drive his Dodge Ram has this thing about getting a new car goes back to the busiWar. There is a Confederate Cemetery by Kay Grafe truck or his small GM car while ness his daddy was in for 40 years. Mr. Grafe had a car dealup on a ridge about a mile or so from my wonderful car was put up for ership in Lucedale and he never kept the family car more the building where many of the soldiers sale. I chose the truck. I felt safe in it, though on my first than a year. who didn’t survive are buried. trip to Mobile I noticed every bump. The worst part of that Therefore, my car-man begins to look at the new models Castalian Springs was converted later trip was my embarrassment. I’d stopped by a car dealership while my car is still at a young age. “I worry that something to a boarding school for girls, then into the state YMCA camp for several years.

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ith sweltering temperatures on the way, it’s time to start planting two of my favorite summer plants that pack a powerful punch of summer color: SunPatiens and sun coleus. SunPatiens love growing in full sun during the hottest parts of summer. SunPatiens are an improvement of New Guinea-type impatiens that can be grown in full sun. They have beautiful variegations and bloom from the time they are planted in late April or May through the fall. Because of their superior landscape performance, they were chosen as a Mississippi Medallion winner in 2011. SunPatiens seem to flaunt their brilliant flower colors and heat tolerance. There are 15 SunPatiens selections available in three different growth categories: vigorous growing, compact growing and spreading. My other summer color recommendation is sun coleus, which has moved from an obscure shade plant to a popular full-sun plant that thrives in our Mississippi summers.

Through the efforts of plant breeders, sun coleus colors have become rich with highly variegated selections. With a growing season from spring to frost in the fall, coleus belong in every garden and landscape. With a kaleidoscope of color combinations, you will find they are foolproof landscape plants that provide vibrant color all season long. Take a close look at Electric Lime

to look at colors and when I got back in the truck, which was parked in front of the showroom window with umpteen salesmen standing outside to waylay a customer, I forgot that it didn’t have a push-button keyless ignition. I panicked. Then I began to look all over the dash for a button to push. The guys must have noticed I was having trouble, so they walked over and asked if I needed help. “Well, I can’t seem to start the truck,” I said. A man said, “Hand me your keys and I’ll check it out.” Whoops! When he said keys I remembered that I had to put the key in the ignition and turn it. So I said, “Oh, my, I was using the wrong key, but thank you.” They watched me get keys out of my purse and start the truck. The next day I chose to drive Mr. Roy’s car. At the grocery store, when I was ready to drive home, I couldn’t get the automatic door opener to work. So I tried the key several times. A lady walked up behind me and said, “What are you doing trying to get into my car?” I froze and took a look at her car. “I’m sorry, I thought this was my car. It is so much like mine.” She glared at me and said curtly, “Likely story.”

Sun coleus, left, has moved from an obscure shade plant to a popular full-sun plant that thrives in Mississippi summers. SunPatiens, such as this Henna, above, have brilliant colors and love full sun during the hottest parts of summer. Photos: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

coleus, a Mississippi Medallion winner from 2010. At 24 inches tall, the beautiful, lime-green foliage makes this an outstanding garden performer. Electric Lime coleus is a durable plant capable of pairing with spring flowers as well as mums in the fall. And don’t forget about the selection Henna, with its colorful foliage in stunning shades of gold and chartreuse brushed with burgundy.

On the way home I stopped at the post office. When I got back in the car, the key wouldn’t turn in the ignition. I worked with it until my fingers ached. I hated to call (you know who), since he has an attitude about me and my selfinflicted blunders, but he was my last resort. “Honey, something is wrong with your car. The key won’t turn.” “Did you put the shift lever in Park?” he asked. I looked down and it was somewhere near Park but not all the way. I walked in the house and said, “Don’t say one word to me or I’ll cry. All I want is for you to go get my car back before I have an anxiety attack!” When we get the new car, I’ll have to learn how to drive all over again. And won’t that be fun. I plan to have the bill of sale put in my name. That way he can’t sell this one unless I agree. 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.

It was recently named a Louisiana super plant. Big Red Judy is another of my favorite sun coleus. It has big color and is a Southern real foliage stunner. Growing up Gardening to 3 feet tall and by Dr. Gary Bachman wide, the brilliant red foliage is vibrant in full sun. A big plus is that Big Red Judy is slow to flower, making it a great lower maintenance landscape plant. It’s important to remember that SunPatiens and sun coleus require consistent moisture during the hot summer months. Using drip irrigation in the landscape bed will keep these plants happy during the hottest weather. Plant your SunPatiens and sun coleus late in the spring for your region in Mississippi. This allows the root system to become established and increases the summer tolerances before high temperatures come rolling in. 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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Mike Smith, General Manager & CEO Lorri Freeman, Manager of Public Relations Amanda Parker, Public Relations Specialist For more information, call 601-947-4211/228-497-1313 x 2251 or visit our website at www.singingriver.com

Annual Meeting slated for June 25 Singing River Electric Power Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting is set for Thursday, June 25, at the Singing River Electric office located at 11187 Old 63 South in Lucedale. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 6 p.m. Business to be transacted at this year's annual meeting includes the election of three directors. Singing River Electric has a nineperson board of directors elected from three districts. Each district is represented by three directors. Each year one director from each district is up for election. To conduct business at the annual meeting, a quorum of at least 10 percent of the membership is necessary. The quorum is derived by adding the number of members present at the meeting, the valid online votes and the number of valid proxies received. Each member is entitled to one vote regardless of the number of accounts in the member's name. Any member may vote in person, online or by proxy. A proxy may be assigned to either the board of directors of the association or to another member. A member can vote up to 200 proxies at any meeting of the members. The presence of a member at the meeting, or in the case of a joint membership, the presence of either a husband or wife, shall revoke a proxy. The person holding the proxy must file the executed proxy at Singing River Electric's Lucedale office by June 19.

Nominations for election to the board of directors are made by petition. Nominations by petition may be made by a member acquiring signatures of 25 members on a form furnished by the association. Applicants must submit a Director Candidate Form and be certified as an eligible candidate by the Credentials and Election Committee before being placed on the ballot for election. The deadline for a nomination by petition to be placed on the annual meeting notice was March 31, 2015. This deadline was posted in an earlier issue of the Today in Mississippi. Notices for this year's annual meeting will be mailed the week of May 22. The official notice will include directions for voting online and a proxy for those who will be unable to attend the meeting. Singing River Electric bylaws are available online.

Vote online or mail proxies by June 19 deadline to win up to $500 cash!

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

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

How to vote your proxy...

Six members who vote online or return their proxies by the June 19 deadline will be selected to receive a $250 CASH prize. One member who votes online or returns the proxy will receive the special grand prize of $500 CASH!

Singing River Electric will mail annual meeting notices and proxies the week of May 22. If you send in your proxy, you can still attend the annual meeting. Your presence at the meeting will rescind your proxy and allow you to vote in person. You may designate either the board of directors, as a body, or another member who will be present at the annual meeting to cast your proxy. If you’d like the board to vote your proxy, simply sign the first option on the proxy and return it in the mail. If you designate another member to cast your vote at the meeting, be sure to write that member's name and account number in the appropriate place and sign the second option on the proxy before returning it.


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Annual Meeting Singing River Electric Thursday, June 25 – 6 p.m. 11187 Old 63 South Lucedale

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Online voting opens May 22 at 8 a.m. and closes June 19 at 5 p.m.

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Regulatory Update

The federal Environmental Protection Agency’s rule to regulate carbon from existing generating plants threatens the reliability and affordability of the electricity that you depend on when you flip on the light switch in your home or business. That was one of the messages a group of cooperative leaders from around the country told EPA administrator Gina McCarthy in a recent meeting in Washington, D.C. Among the participants was Jim Compton, chief executive officer of South Mississippi Electric Power Association, the Hattiesburg-based generation and transmission cooperative from whom Singing River Electric purchases electricity. The cooperative leaders expressed concerns that many rural electric cooperatives have with the EPA’s rule known as the Clean Power Plan. The key messages seek to address the unre-

alistic timeline for compliance, the numerous fundamental flaws in developing states’ carbon dioxide reduction goals, and the threat the rule has on electric power reliability and affordability. With the Clean Power Plan, Mississippi has been treated unfairly and disproportionately compared to the vast majority of states. From 2005 to 2014, South Mississippi Electric lowered its carbon emission rate by more than 45 percent without EPA intervention. This achievement required an investment of $621 million over the last six years by South Mississippi Electric and its members, including Singing River Electric South Mississippi Electric and its member electric cooperatives have also had an aggressive energy efficiency effort for many years that have provided many benefits for its members. But

under the Clean Power Plan, it gets zero credit for accomplishments with its energy efficiency programs. On its own, South Mississippi Electric accomplished more than the EPA’s stated goal to reduce carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent. The EPA simply ignores, and in fact penalizes, this early action. Compton said McCarthy “indicated that she understood there were issues that were unique to rural electric cooperatives and that there are equity issues with those who have taken early action to reduce their carbon emissions.” South Mississippi Electric and its 11 electric cooperatives are committed and will continue to value conservation and protecting our local resources. This effort, however, must be accomplished in a way that the electric service that our members count on does not become unreliable and unaffordable.

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South Mississippi Electric Discusses CO2 Regulations with EPA Administrator

Attic Ventilation

Jeff Gray Member Services Representative gray@singingriver.com

With hot weather just around the corner, be sure you have adequate attic ventilation. When attic temperatures get too high, the hot air may start to infiltrate into your home and cause your air conditioner to operate more to maintain your desired temperature setting. To maintain the attic temperature, some type of ventilation is needed to remove the heat. I recommend ridge vents and soffit. Gable vents are also acceptable with ridge vents. Wind turbines are another choice for heat removal. Attic temperatures should be in a range between 100 to 120 degrees during the hottest part of the summer. Any more than 125 degrees and some type of additional ventilation may be needed. Power ventilators should only be used as a last resort. They add extra kilowatt hours to your bill and have the potential to bring too much humidity into the attic. For more information, call us or visit www.singingriver.com.

Singing River Electric will be closed

Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Singing River Electric wishes you and your family a safe and happy holiday!


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Council House Cafe Honey Mustard 1 cup mustard ½ cup pure honey ½ cup brown sugar

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2 bunches fresh broccoli 1 small onion, chopped 1 lb. bacon, cut in pieces and cooked ¼ cup pecans, chopped

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German Chocolate Upside-Down Cake 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup shredded coconut 1 box German chocolate cake mix Eggs and oil, as directed on cake mix package

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Baked Parmesan Potatoes 5 to 6 Idaho potatoes ½ cup Parmesan cheese ¼ cup flour 1 tsp. salt

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Peel potatoes and cut into large chunks. Soak in cold water for 1 hour. Mix Parmesan cheese, flour, salt and pepper. Drain potatoes and toss in cheese mixture. Melt butter in a 9-by-13-inch pan. Place potatoes in pan. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 F for 1 hour or until a bit crispy.

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1 large onion, chopped 3 oz. cottage cheese 1 pkg. Mexican-style cornbread mix

Melt margarine. Squeeze spinach dry. Beat eggs well. Mix all ingredients and pour into a 9-by-9-inch pan or muffin tins. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Blackberry Peach Cobbler Bars 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 ½ cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. baking powder

¾ tsp. salt 3 ¼ cups flour, divided 4 cups blackberries 4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced ½ cup chopped pecans

Cream together butter, brown sugar and 1 cup granulated sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine baking powder, salt and 3 cups flour. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture and stir just to blend ingredients completely. Spread ¾ of batter into a greased and floured 9-by13-inch pan. Sprinkle blackberries on top. Mix remaining ½ cup sugar and remaining ¼ cup flour with sliced peaches. Add peach mixture evenly on top of blackberries. Stir pecans into remaining ¼ of batter and dollop over peaches. Bake at 350 F for about 1 hour or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool for 1 hour. Cut into 1012 bars.


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Terrance Robinson Faculty Art Exhibition, April 27 - May 11, Itta Bena. Reception April 30, 3-6 p.m. Mississippi Valley State University. Details: 662-254-9041, 800GO2-MVSU. 41st Annual Gospel Singing Jubilee, May 2, Pearl. Featuring Dixie Echoes Quartet, Tim Frith & Gospel Echoes, others; 6:30 p.m. Admission. Eastside Baptist Church. Details: 601-906-0677. Family Fun Weekend, May 8-10, Lumberton. Vendors, games, music, camping, more. Sponsored by Southeast Chapter ABATE; benefits Wounded Warriors of Mississippi. Admission. Little Black Creek Campground and Park. Details: 601-4361231; robbyrobinson38@yahoo.com. McComb Amtrak Train Day, May 9, McComb. McComb Railroad Depot Museum and car tours, railroad collectibles sales, miniature train rides for children, more; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Depot. Details: 601-684-6487; trainmaster@mcrrmuseum. Lakefest, May 9, Lake. Car/bike show, 5K run/walk, arts, crafts, magic show, entertainment, food, more; begins 9 a.m. Featured entertainer Trademark, 6 p.m. Free admission. Lake Depot. Details: 601-479-4223; Facebook: Lake Fest. Coast Chorale Spring Concert, May 9, Bay St. Louis. Christ Episcopal Church; 4 p.m. Details: 504-319-3530. Bluegrass on the Creek, May 14-16, Tylertown. Featuring Leipers Fork Bluegrass, Driskill Mountain Boys, others. RV hookups. Admission. Southwest Events Center. Details: 225-241-5521, 225-245-4066. US 11 Antique Alley Yard Sale, May 14-17, various locations. 502-mile yard sale along U.S. Highway 11, from Meridian to Bristol, Va. Details: 601-917-3727. Coast Chorale Spring Concert, May 15, Pass Christian. Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church; 6:30 p.m. Details: 504-319-3530. Natural Area Field Trips for Adults, May 16, Picayune. Hillside Bog field trip 10 a.m. noon; Steep Hollow field trip 2-4 p.m. Led by Dr. Wayne Morris. Admission; register by May

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with headliners Chase Bryant and Travis Tritt. Arts, crafts, food, games. Admission. Details: 601-587-3007; atwoodmusicfestival.com. Bluegrass Gospel Singing on the River, May 23, Chunky. Featuring The Pilgrim Family Bluegrass, Jason Archie Family, Uncle Pug’s Bluegrass Band, more; 11 a.m. Chunky River Recreation Trading Post and Campground. Details: 601-480-3045. Lakefest at Eagle Lake, May 23, Eagle Lake (Warren County). Bands, food, flea market, Kids Fest, silent auction, door prizes; begins 11 a.m. Free admission. Eagle Lake Shore Road. Details: easysite.com/eaglelakematters; macnealyk@bellsouth.net. Memorial Day Service, May 25, Olive Branch. Honors veterans interred at Blocker and Payne cemeteries, and those currently serving; 9-10:30 a.m. Blocker Cemetery. Details: 901-603-1579. Magnolia State Fiber Festival, May 29-30, Vicksburg. Fiber arts-related vendors, classes, demonstrations. Free admission. Vicksburg Convention Center. Details: msff.net; Facebook: Magnolia State Fiber Festival. 45th Anniversary of SquareFest, May 2930, Calhoun City. Entertainment including Red Roots, political speakers, music, arts, crafts. Details: 662-628-6990. World’s Largest Yard Sale and Crafts Fair, May 30, Southaven. Vendors, food, live music and radio; 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Landers Center. Details: lovetherebel.com. Used Homeschool Book Sale, May 30, Ocean Springs. Christus Victor Lutheran Church; 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Details: 228-6231758; msusedbooksale@gmail.com. Arboretum Spring Botany Walk, May 30, Picayune. Explore native plant exhibits with Dr. Mac Alford; 10-11:30 a.m. For adults. Admission. Crosby Arboretum.

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