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D.C. cab driver’s outlook a reminder of America’s greatness he month of July has always been a favorite of mine. When I was young, it meant the middle of summer. I was out of school, usually on the lake and, of course, Independence Day! The day we celebrate our nation’s birthday with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, BBQ, homemade ice cream and fireworks. What a party. However, I wonder if sometimes we have gotten so used to our freedoms that we take our country for granted. Recently, I was in Washington, D.C., and caught a cab to the airport to head home. My driver was a young man, maybe early thirties. A very talkative and happy fellow. He told me he was from Africa and had moved his wife and family to America. He had four children, two of them born in the USA. He was so happy about being in America and the opportunities it affords his family. He spoke of the education his children were receiving— even the girls, he added. I thought this was strange until he told me that in his African village, girls were not allowed to go to school. The taxi was a new Toyota Prius. He must have told me 15 times, during a 20-minute trip, that this was his car and he had purchased it. “God bless America,” he said at the conclusion of almost every sentence. The joy in his eyes and voice was very genuine. He told me he and his wife had been studying and were almost American citizens. He then proceeded to tell me the first five American presidents, when the Constitution was signed, how many original states there were and their names! Most of our high schoolers couldn’t do that. I asked him if his wife is as enthusiastic as he is about becoming an American, and if she ever missed home. He quickly told me that America is their home and that women were treated

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On the cover Sam, an Australian shepherd puppy, elicits a smile from his young owner, John McRae Benefield—or is it the other way around? East Mississippi Electric Power Association member Jeff Johnson, of Quitman, made the photo of his grandson and granddog. See more reader photos in “Picture This,” on pages 14-15.

poorly in his village. He and his wife decided they wanted their daughters raised in a better place, and he wanted a home where his wife would be his partner, not his property. He told me women have so many more opportunities in America than where he was born. When we arrived at the airport, he quickly jumped out of the car and gathered my belongings from the My Opinion trunk. He handed them to me at the curb Michael Callahan with a smile and said, Executive Vice President/CEO Electric Power Associations “Have a blessed day and of Mississippi God bless America.” I nodded and watched him drive away before making my way into the terminal and to my gate to await departure. As I sat there, I opened the morning paper and read one article after another about how bad my country is. The economy is flat, Democrats want to tax, Republicans want to cut, the deficit is growing, the country is on the verge of a meltdown! I sat down my paper and thought about my taxi driver. How happy he was because he was about to be an American and he now lived in a country where your dreams are achievable, if you are willing to work for them. Regardless of what problems we think we have in this country, to hundreds of millions of people America is a beacon of freedom, hope and opportunity. So as we sit down with friends and family to celebrate our Independence Day, let us give thanks that we are able to call the United States of America our home. God bless America! JOIN TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI

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Eighteen-month-old Remington Beasley is among the many smiling faces that brighten our issue this month. Josie Brewer, of State Line, submitted the photo of her great-granddaughter to our “Picture This” reader photo feature.

Mississippi is a cultural landscape where Southern living instills a value system of hard work, moral aptitude and a hope beyond the horizon. Life was so unguarded for me, where farm fields stretched for mile upon mile, with wood lines, lakes and bayous dotting the countryside. Cotton was truly king, and the sound of small town farm tractors was a welcoming breach to the old window fan. Farm animals, vegetable gardens, fruit trees and Black Flag mosquito spray made life worth living. It was a place to depart for 40 years, only to return because Almighty God has allowed me to love it and call it home. — Eddie N. Young, Olive Branch Born in the Mississippi Delta, and raised on “Tobacco Road.” I remember those hot, humid nights that could change A steamy heat wave into falling down rain. I’ll never forget those quiet, still nights And my dreams of the “big city” and “bright lights.” Lying on my bed in the dark, I heard a whistle blow, It was that north-bound midnight passenger train, Headed for Chicago. Caught up in a splendor of mystical wonder, One day I had to catch that train. Now I’m 2,500 miles away, where I remain. Oh! How I miss Tobacco Road and the tracks. Mississippi, I love you and I will be back. —Velma N. Russell, Gardena, Calif. I taught kindergarten for many years and always taught a unit about our great state of Mississippi. Here is a fun poem I made up for them, and they loved to say it each morning: Mississippi is my state. I really love it and I think it’s great! You can go east, you can go west But Mississippi is the best! —Annette Hamill, Collins

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By Debbie Stringer Model railroading is a challenging hobby that has engaged the likes of Winston Churchill, Merle Haggard and Michael Jordan. A group of Mississippi modelers hopes more families will become enthused about the hobby after visiting the new Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum, in Gulfport. Visitors can watch members of the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum Club run their trains on three elevated railroad layouts in O, HO and N scales. (An O-scale locomotive is about 4 inches tall and 2.5 inches wide; the HO is half that size. The N-scale locomotive is about 1 inch tall and 5/8 inch wide.) “The physics and physical aspects [of the models] are all basically the same as the big boys, just scaled way down,” said club member Timothy Club member Pat Miles runs trains on an O-scale railroad layout. Billings, of Gautier. Toddlers can run trains themselves on Sandburn, a member of Singing River the museum’s wooden “Thomas the Electric Power Association. Train” layout, while older kids and Floor-to-ceiling shelves in one corner adults can play with two small N-scale of the museum display vintage toy trains railroads. spanning more than a century. The oldest, a tin train, was made in 1865. Some In a sprawling 15-by-20-foot exhib- of the models represent milestones in it built of more than 400,000 Lego railroad history, such as the 19th century blocks, a passenger train and a freight John Bull steam locomotive, the first to train encircle a bustling cityscape. The employ small wheels mounted on the layout is a work in progress; designer front to help guide the engine into and builder (and life-long Lego fanatic) curves. Scott Sandburn is planning additional The museum’s growing collection of features that may eventually double its donated railroad artifacts includes switch size. locks for securing signals located on spur “We jokingly call it L scale,” quipped lines or sidings, and a 30-ton cast-iron

jack used to raise railroad cars for repairs. Outdoor train rides are available on an electric carnival train and six other riding trains for small children. The club recently Timothy Billings acquired the building next door to expand its capacity for hosting birthday parties for children of all ages. There’s no charge for use of

the space, but as a 501c3 organization, the museum welcomes donations. “I like to see things that can involve the whole family, when so many things in this day and time do not. And this is one of the ways to do it,” said museum visitor Sonny Daughdrill of Gulfport, while watching his grandchildren, 8-yearold Asa Brown (“a real train nut”) and 6year-old Emri Brown, absorbed in play with an N-gauge train set. Daughdrill, an avid model builder himself, said modeling of any kind has a lot to offer kids. “Modeling teaches skills—engineering, painting and patience. And all children like something


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Kyle Peterson operates a DCC (digital) model railroad as his grandfather, Steve Robinson, watches. One of the goals of the museum is to provide a place where family members can enjoy model railroading together.

Billings, below left, talks about the Lego village and railroad with visitor Sonny Daughdrill, right, and his grandchildren, Asa and Emri. At left, Daughdrill and Emri try out the museum’s carnival train ride.

interactive,” he said. Recent visitor Dottie Goad, of Long Beach, explored the vintage toy trains display as her three grandsons—Micah Bishop, 8; Olin Dorris, 9; and Hayden Dorris, 10—staged their own N-gauge train races. “This is impressive,” said Goad, a Coast Electric Power Association member. The Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Club organized in 1991. “It all started with a group of railroad modelers that all had one problem: They didn’t

“I like to see things that can involve the whole family, when so many things in this day and time do not. And this is one of ways to do it.” – Sonny Daughdrill

have room for a train layout in their home,” said Billings, a member of Singing River Electric Power Association. Each club member built a modular model railroad unit in accordance with National Model Railroad Association standards. Once a month, members would meet at whatever venue they could secure to join their modules and run trains for hours. Starting in 1995 the club was allowed the use of a vacant store at Singing River Mall—until it was demolished. This year, the club settled into its permanent home, a member-owned building located on Gulfport’s Pass Road. The modelers built railroad layouts and display cases, painted the building red and

staged the museum’s grand opening in April. “Once we put a sign out there, even before we were ready to open, we had people wanting to join [the club] or donate trains. It has been constant

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Red, white & blue J uly is certainly the month to think about patriotism. As we should know, July 4 is the day that America declared its independence from the most powerful country in the world at that time, England. What exactly is patriotism? When I was 6 years old, standing on

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Museum visitors, from left, Hayden Dorris, Olin Dorris and Micah Bishop enjoy running a train on one of the Nscale layouts available for their use. These simple layouts help teach the basics of model railroading.

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“He’s off to be a train engineer,” Billings said. “He had been that much into model railroading that he decided he wanted to drive the big ones.” At age 13, Kyle Peterson is the club’s youngest modeler (members under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult member at the museum). Kyle has been captivated by trains and railroad modeling since he was a toddler. He runs trains at the museum with his grandfather, Steve Robinson. “I really enjoy coming in here and operating the trains. I really like doing this,” he said. Surrounded by a spaghetti network of tracks, Kyle uses a hand-held digital controller capable of running several trains at once and generating realistic locomotive sound effects. The effort demands good hand/eye coordination, focus and patience, if a derailment or crash is to be avoided. Granted, at this scale a crash would be more embarrassing that catastrophic, but

Kyle takes his hobby seriously and strives to be good at it. Switching—the process of adding or removing cars from a train through engine movements—is his favorite activity. To demonstrate, Kyle cautiously backed a 35-car train onto a side track in order to disconnect a boxcar, just as it would happen on a real track. “I like the realism of moving the train cars around with the engine,” he said. For this young railroad fan, moving the cars by hand would be cheating—and not much fun. Unlike many others his age, Kyle already has a career plan: He wants to become a railroad signal maintenance worker. It looks as though his childhood hobby, nurtured by his fellow club members, may eventually lead to Kyle’s livelihood. The Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum is located at 504 Pass Road in Gulfport. Hours are 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. For details, call 228-284-5731, email Timothy Billings at timetrain54@yahoo.com or visit the website at mcmrcm.org.


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American flag to show my appreciation. With my limited knowledge of the busy Dixie Overland Highway, I was also taught to look both ways before crossing. From my grandparent’s front porch in Forest, we could go east to Meridian or west to Jackson. I learned years later that the highway spanned 2,726 miles, beginning in Savannah, Ga., and ending in San Diego. I believe back in the day all folks along that high-

way were patriotic. In 2015 the divisions in our country’s belief system have downplayed our original loyalty to the grand old flag—and what it truly represents. Today, patriotism implies a diversity of intense emotions. Many men and women have died for love of country and many of those living today can’t seem to wrap their mind around how fighting in a foreign land will somewhere down the road keep

America safe and free. Naturally, part of this mindset is determined by which generation reflects our age. One objective this month was to write a column on the light side of the Fourth of July. I wanted to fire up a few sparklers with my children and grandchildren and send a super-bright red, white and blue rocket up over Lucedale and Mississippi. Without catching the woods or our house on fire. When I

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began to study the definitions of patriotism, it smacked me in the face that this is a somber subject when politicians are trying to change the face of our nation. Even a few years ago, George Bernard Shaw said, “You’ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.” Oscar Wilde said, “Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” Some folks would like to see patriotism die away. Grin ‘n’ There are Bare It many more by Kay Grafe quotes like this from celebrities or activists, perhaps said for publicity. The true definition radiates from deep within each one of our hearts. So what comes to mind when you are facing the American flag, hand over your heart while singing the “Star Spangled Banner?” I shouldn’t be surprised (but I am) when many young people at football games won’t honor the flag and continue talking while the band plays on. My favorite definition of patriotism comes from Theodore Roosevelt: “Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official. It is patriotic to support them to the same degree by which they stand by the country and efficiently serve it.” Today our country is racked by division, bickering and complaining at all levels. But we all came together after 9/11, at least for a short time. And I believe we would again if we were attacked by another foreign adversary. Two years ago Mr. Roy was at Reagan Airport in Washington, D.C. A flight of World War II veterans entered a gate at the terminal. As they walked, or were wheeled inside, all the people they passed stopped and stood reverently or clapped. I believe we can celebrate light heartedly this July 4, so fire up the grill and light up the sky with fireworks, because patriotism is still alive in America. 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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Mississippi Seen The Mississippi Gulf Coast has come a long way from where it was 10 years ago this August, when Hurricane Katrina devastated it. The time needed to rebuild we thought would never pass, but to a great degree, it has. Photo: Walt Grayson

arlier today when I asked the teller what the date was so I could write a check, after she told me, she said out loud what I was thinking, “This year sure is going by fast.” And it is! Maybe time seems to pass so quickly because we multitask so much. When you’re doing three things at once, time seems to go by three times faster. Or maybe we perceive time passing faster because we are getting older. Someone explained that when you are only 1 year old, the length of a year represents 100 percent of the span of your life. But then when you are 50, that same year is only 1/50th of your life. Seems to go by a lot quicker. I did, however, overhear my granddaughter complaining about how fast the summer is passing. And she’s just 12! This comes only a few weeks after she was fussing about how slowly the school year was dragging. So evidently time has an elastic quality to it too. The same period of time can go by fast and slow at the same time, depending on what you are timing. For instance, I’ve never heard of a quick root

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Gulf Coast with the “Mississippi Roads” TV crew. We are shooting some shows for the upcoming fall season. As we cruised down Highway 90 today, I thought back to 10 years ago this summer when we had to inch our way along this same highway right after Hurricane Katrina, switching from the eastbound to westbound lanes to find where the roadbed hadn’t been washed away or covered with sand and debris. For a few years afterward, driving from Biloxi to Ocean Springs followed a circuitous route: up to Interstate 10 on

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Pictures can be powerful, but are they more powerful than words? Probably not. Photo: Tony Kinton

ossessing almost magical power, words are amazing. Their use can range from the simplicity of basic communication to the grandiose of painting mental images that permit the listener, or reader, to virtually see and touch those elements the words describe. If you doubt the existence of this power, listen to a well-delivered speech or review a manuscript of same. The “Gettysburg Address” for example. Read great writing. A solid beginning if you seek imagery is Robert Service’s poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” Language so vivid that a reader shivers in the cold it manufactures. And while descriptive adjectives are often chosen for creating verbal portraits, such work is not restricted to these parts of speech. Based upon our experiences and the association a given word has in relationship to those experiences, a common word can set the mind whirling, can conjure up images that otherwise remain tucked tightly in some corner of memory. Such recall can be haunting, even minus descriptive words like phantom or ghoulish. For me, moose is such a word. High in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia is where it happened, not too distant from the fabled Yukon Territory. We were moose hunting. A bitterly cold but glorious day was unfolding. Three of us had ridden horseback to peaks above a valley camp hundreds of

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feet below. The Graham River gurgled down there in a “U” that encircled the cook shack. On that upward circuit, our horses had negotiated Police Creek, ice already forming along its edges in anticipation of winter’s ghosts. All in all, it was a most pleasant setting. But the event that still haunts began. Horses tied to sturdy brush, we hiked higher to secure a vantage point from which to set the Outdoors spotting scope Today and look for by Tony Kinton moose. And then a rumble, far off it seemed at first. And it was far, but that is an ambiguous term in a situation such as this. Suddenly, it was no longer far but tearing down the mountain in view. “Rock slide!” our guide Sandy shouted. Scree prevented rapid movement in any direction, but even without that lack of footing, up or down were not options. Lateral was the only choice as we sprang into disoriented and precarious action. We averted the slide by mere feet. Even Sandy, who was native to the area, found it difficult to compose himself, his face pallor and hands trembling. Those few feet, at least when restricted to this particular event, permitted us to live the

20 or so years that now separate that time from this time. Be assured that for me the word moose holds haunting power. I hear that word and my mouth becomes powder dry. Kudu is a word holding no threat. It is, in fact, one that prompts dreams of Africa and its grand animals. The kudu ranks at the top of the plains-game antelope for most; mine was just that—the top. And what a magnificent specimen he was. But near the culmination of this quest, another haunting raised its ugly head. Now the word kudu brings again those chills. Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Late afternoon at the foot of a koppie, overlooking vast plains of intrigue. I sat beside the fallen monarch that had taken five days to collect and shed tears—tears of joy touched by and mingled with those of sadness. The PH had gone back a mile or so to retrieve the truck; I waited alone with the kudu bull. My comrade, it was later discovered, high-centered the hunting vehicle on a rock and spent two hours attempting to dislodge it. He was successful, but not before I spent those two hours in African darkness alone. The greatest danger I faced was uneasiness, but that failed to assuage my trepidation. Yes, there was a distant roar, perhaps a lion. There was the hyena cackle. And there were other unfamiliar night sounds in every direction. The night air became frigid and I shivered.

Eventually, all turned out well. But not so well as to remove that hollow feeling that regularly surfaces when I hear the word kudu. That word possesses peculiar power. So far this discourse has been completely personal. But such word play is not restricted to only me. It stirs each of us in its and our own way. And it doesn’t have to be packaged in the exotic. It can seize us in the mundane of every day. At my age I shall never again look down from rocky cliffs to what appears a thin thread but is actually a significant river in British Columbia. I shall never again sit alone on an African koppie at dusk and hope I can be extracted from the surroundings before night consumes and the unfamiliar comes to life. But I am still alive and will possibly live more years, the number undetermined. And I, as will all us, will hear and speak words. Common words, most likely. Still, they contain the power to haunt. In fact, they may be more haunting than we can imagine. Consider the following: if, no, yes, later, tomorrow. And consider the impact these next words can have: neglect, anger, discontent, rigidity. All just words. But whether spoken, heard or experienced by a given individual, all can be haunting. 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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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

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Mike Smith, General Manager and CEO

South Mississippi Electric, Singing River Electric’s generation and transmission cooperative, plans to add to its renewable energy portfolio with the construction of five solar power facilities, one of which will be located in Singing River Electric’s service area. The projects are scheduled to be operational by early 2016, with plans for a larger utility-scale 10,000 kilowatt solar facility in the future. These demonstration solar projects will be used to study data and determine the best location and type of solar

system before constructing the larger site. The demonstration solar facilities will be small scale at 100 kilowatts each and will be located in five different locations across the state. Members expressed an interest in adding more renewable resources, and South Mississippi Electric has responded. Solar power will add to South Mississippi Electric’s already diverse generation mix containing natural gas, coal, nuclear power and hydroelectric power. Solar power is considered one of the leading forms of renewable energy as panels are used to collect sunlight that is converted into electricity. South Mississippi Electric is also exploring wind power options.

In addition to member satisfaction, solar power will help South Mississippi Electric meet proposed Clean Power Plan guidelines. As a result of the Clean Power Plan, many utilities across the country are working to incorporate more renewable energy sources into their generation portfolio. Having one of the five sites local will give Singing River Electric members and area schools the advantage of being able to tour the facility once constructed and learn more about solar energy. For more information on how Singing River Electric is working to keep our communities clean while providing reliable electric service at the best cost possible, visit singingriver.com.

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Beat the summer heat

Nick DeAngelo, CEM Manager of member services & facilities deangelo@singingriver.com

Advancements in technology brought us smart phones, smart cars, smart TVs and now we have the smart thermostat for your home’s heating and cooling system. The smart thermostat offers consumers an innovative way of achieving greater savings while maintaining a comfortable home using "smart" technology. One feature of this technology allows for the thermostat to learn your schedule in conjunction with the timing of your HVAC unit’s ability to achieve desired indoor temperature set points relative to the outdoor temperature. Heat pump owners would especially be interested in the heat pump balance feature. This feature allows for the consumer to maximize energy savings by allowing the thermostat to consider weather forecasts, unit performance and comfort to determine runtime for your HVAC equipment. These are just two of the many advantages of a smart thermostat. For more information on smart thermostats and other energy efficiency products, visit singingriver.com


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Solar Energy Is Coming. Trust your local electric cooperative to deliver reliable energy through solar technology.

Members like you asked for solar power. Now South Mississippi Electric and 11 electric cooperatives, including Singing River, are working together to bring it to you by early 2016. It’s just one way we help keep the environment clean where we work, live and play. Because Becaus we all call this place home. Learn more at MyElectricCooperative.com.


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Hurricane Prep What To Do Before The Storm This hurricane season marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the worst storms to impact southeast Mississippi and the surrounding areas. While

Singing River Electric is proud that we were able to get the power back on to south Mississippi in the two-week period following the storm, we know the most

important thing is preparedness and attention to safety. Take time today, on a sunny day, to get your home, your family, and your business prepared.

Prepare your family and yourself G Replenish or purchase hurricane preparedness supplies

(food, water, radio, batteries, etc.) G Review evacuation plan with household and extended family G Recharge cell phones and refill medications G Trim trees, secure home and outdoor furniture G Set refrigerator on coldest setting and keep doors shut prior to storm landfall G Fill tubs and sinks with water for washing and flushing prior to storm landfall G Learn how SRE prepares by visiting http://singingriver.com/storm-and-outage-center G Like Singing River Electric on Facebook and follow SREPA on Twitter to stay informed G Download SRE’s SmartHub app on your mobile device to report any power outages G Stay tuned to local media for weather information.

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Be Alert to Avoid Lightning Did you know lightning can strike even if it’s not raining? Lightning strikes kill 55 to 60 people every year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More than 400 people are hit by a bolt each year. But if you prepare before an outdoor event and know how to protect yourself, you can keep your family safe from lightning.

Follow these tips from NOAA to protect yourself from lightning: • Plan ahead. Just as you have an emergency plan for fires and weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes, form an action plan for lightning. Choose a safe shelter and time how long it takes to get there. • Check the weather. A simple forecast can tell you whether you should delay outdoor activities, such as golfing or fishing, to avoid a dangerous situation. • Look to the sky. Dark skies, whipping winds and lightning flashes are all signs that you should seek shelter. • Seek shelter. As soon as you hear a rumble of thunder, head for a safe place—an

enclosed structure, one with plumbing and wiring is best, or a car. Open-air shelters, sheds and covered porches are often not safe places. Avoid tall trees that stand alone, towers and poles, as well as metal fences and other conductors of electricity. And keep out of open areas, so that you’re not the tallest object in a field. • Wait it out. Leaving safe shelter too quickly makes you vulnerable to lightning strikes. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder before you head back outdoors. • Avoid corded phones and appliances. If you’re indoors when a storm hits, do not use

corded phones or appliances. Lightning can travel through your home’s wiring. Also, water is a great conductor of electricity, so don’t take a bath or shower. If someone near you has been struck by lightning, call 911 immediately. A certified person should begin CPR right away if necessary— the victim will not have an electric charge and is safe to touch. For more information on how to stay safe in a lightning storm, visit www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov. Sources: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


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Beat the heat! Follow these tips for beating high summer electric bills. Don’t let a hot summer give you the “summertime blues” when your monthly electric bill arrives. Here are some energy-efficiency tips from Singing River Electric. Set your programmable thermostat to 78 degrees. Heating and cooling your home makes up half of your overall energy costs. Set your programmable thermostat to 78 degrees in the summer. Installing a programmable thermostat makes it easy to save by offering settings to regulate your home’s temperature year-round. Raising the thermostat even a few degrees can save money. Also, close drapes and blinds to keep the heat out during the day. Be a “fan-atic.” While they do not replace air conditioners or heat pumps,

fans move air across your skin and help you feel cooler. They can save money on your electric bill by allowing you to raise the temperature on your thermostat and still feel cool. Just remember to turn fans off when you leave home. There is no need to run the fans if you are not in the room. Regular maintenance is essential. Singing River Electric recommends that members have their HVAC systems serviced annually by a NATE (North American Technician Excellence)-certified technician. This HVAC professional will check your entire system to make sure it runs efficiently. This will help extend the life of the system and save money. Look for Energy Star®-qualified appliances. When it is time to replace your appliances, Singing River Electric recommends replacing it with an Energy

Star®-qualified model. Different appliances can save you money on your bill each year. Visit energystar.gov to find out more. Bigger isn’t always better. Let us help you size your heating and cooling equipment free. Too often, this equipment isn’t sized properly, and this leads to discomfort and higher electric bills. A unit that is too large for your home will not cool evenly and might produce higher humidity indoors. That’s why it is important to talk to a certified member services representative about your energy needs. Also, visit singingriver.com and togtherwesave.com to see what else you can do. Find out how the little changes add up to savings.

Circulating fans to the summertime rescue! Circulating fans include ceiling fans, table fans, floor fans and fans mounted to poles or walls. These devices create a wind chill effect that will make you more comfortable in your home, even if it’s cooled by natural ventilation or air conditioning. Ceiling fans are considered the most effective of these fans. If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4 degrees with no reduction in comfort. During moderately hot weather, ceiling fans may allow you to avoid using your air conditioner altogether. Install a fan in each room that needs to be cooled during hot weather. Ceiling fans are only appropriate in rooms with ceilings at least 8 feet high. Fans work best when the blades are 7 to 9 feet above the floor and 10 to 12 inches below the ceiling. Fans should be installed so the blades are no closer than 8 inches from the ceiling and 18 inches from the walls.

that operates quietly and smoothly will probably offer Larger ceiling fans can move more air than smaller fans. A 36- or 44-inch diameter fan will cool rooms up to more trouble-free service than cheaper units. Check the noise ratings, and, if possible, listen to the fan in opera225 square feet, while fans that are 52 inches or more should be used in larger rooms. Multiple fans work best in tion before you buy it. When buying window fans, look for the Energy Star® rooms longer than 18 feet. Small- and medium-sized fans label. Fans that earn the label move air 20 percent more will provide efficient cooling in a 4- to 6-foot diameter efficiently, on average, than standard models. area, while larger fans are effective up to 10 feet. A larger blade will also provide comparable cooling at a lower velocity than a smaller Heat from sunlight coming through windows and hitting the roof can blade. This may be increase air conditioner use significantly. important in areas Use shade trees and shrubs in where loose papers or landscaping design to reduce other objects will be cooling costs. Block heat in disturbed by a strong the summer–but let it breeze. through in the The fan should also winter–with deciduous be fitted to the aesthettrees, which will lose ics of the room—a their leaves in large fan may appear the winter. overpowering in a small room. A more expensive fan

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Picnic Oven-Fried Chicken 3 Tbsp. butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. Lawry’s seasoned salt 2 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. Cajun seasoning 1 tsp. dried thyme 1 Tbsp. dried parsley 1 (3- to 4-lb.) whole chicken, cut into serving pieces

Preheat oven to 425 F. Melt butter in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Whisk together flour with seasonings. Rinse chicken pieces and dredge in flour mixture. Place into baking dish, skin side up, and turn to coat with melted butter. Bake skin side down 35 minutes. Turn and bake skin side up another 20 to 25 minutes, or until juices run clear and chicken is cooked through (internal temperature should reach 175 F in the thickest part of thigh, 165 F in breast). Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Wrap loosely in paper towels, then place into a large storage bag or container. Refrigerate if not using right away. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

6 extra-large tomatoes 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 cup chopped Vidalia or yellow onion 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, drained

2 cups chicken broth 2 to 3 Tbsp. brown sugar 2 tsp. kosher salt ½ tsp. black pepper 2 Tbsp. butter Heavy cream, shredded cheese and chopped fresh basil, for garnish

Remove skins from tomatoes and chop, reserving any juices. Heat olive oil in a stockpot; add onion and celery. Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook another minute. Add tomato paste; stir and cook 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes with juices, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer at least 30 minutes. Use an immersion blender, food processor or blender to purée, if desired. Add butter, stirring until incorporated; taste and adjust seasonings, as needed. Garnish with cream, shredded cheese and basil, as desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings. Note: Substitute 2 (28-oz.) cans whole tomatoes when fresh aren’t at peak. Cream of Tomato Soup variation: Add ½ cup heavy cream to soup pot, heat through, garnish and serve.

Fresh Corn Casserole 5 slices bacon, divided ½ cup chopped Vidalia onion ¼ cup chpped green bell pepper 2 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 3 cups corn, scraped off cob (about 3 large ears) ½ cup sour cream 1 cup seeded, chopped tomato

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme Pinch of sugar Kosher salt and black pepper to taste 1 to 2 tomatoes, sliced

Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9-by-9-inch baking pan; set aside. Cook 2 slices bacon in skillet until crisp; remove to a paper towel and set aside. Chop remaining 3 slices bacon; cook in skillet. Add onion and bell pepper; cook until softened. Add butter and flour; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in corn, sour cream, chopped tomato, basil, parsley, thyme, sugar, salt and pepper. Transfer to baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes. Remove; top with tomato slices. Bake 15 minutes longer, until bubbly. Crumble reserved bacon and sprinkle on casserole with extra basil and parsley. Makes 4 to 6 servings. Note: May substitute 2 (15-oz.) cans whole-kernel corn, drained, or 3 cups frozen corn, thawed.

Icebox Cake Filling: 1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups milk 1 (4.5-oz.) box vanilla or lemon instant pudding mix 1 (8-oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, divided

Cake: 2 cups sliced strawberries 1 pint blueberries, rinsed 1 (14.4-oz.) box graham crackers Chocolate syrup, to garnish

Filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add condensed milk, and blend. In a separate bowl, beat milk and pudding on medium, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Fold into cream cheese mixture with half of whipped topping. Cake: Reserve several strawberries and blueberries for later use as garnish. Spread thin layer of filling in 9-by-13-inch dish. Add a layer of graham crackers, trimming to fit as needed. Spread with half the remaining filling, and top with half the sliced strawberries and half the blueberries. Repeat layers. Top with last layer of graham crackers and reserved whipped topping. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, and keep refrigerated until ready to serve. Garnish with reserved strawberries and blueberries; drizzle with chocolate syrup. Notes: Sugar-free or fat-free products work well for this dessert. Also, experiment with different pudding flavors and fruit or chocolate.


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ost gardeners have favorite landscape plants they use every year, and I’m no different. But I also like to try new plants I see in garden centers or learn about from perusing winter catalogs. I want to tell you about some of the plants that are so far performing well in my landscape. One plant I like to grow each summer is Blue Daze evolvulus, because this is Southern an easy-to-careGardening for plant that needs minimal by Dr. Gary Bachman attention. Blue Daze has been around for a long time and was one of the first plants chosen as a Mississippi Medallion winner in 1996. I like the fast-spreading growth rate that makes Blue Daze a good ground cover in front of an Indian hawthorn planting in my front landscape. While Blue Daze is described as not being invasive, every couple of weeks I find I do need to trim some of the runners that are trying to make their way up into the Indian hawthorn. The foliage has a downy appearance,

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and the 1-inch, funnelshaped flowers are sky blue. The flowers open for only one day. In the morning, they are brilliant, but by afternoon, they look quite spent, especially as the planting bed faces west and receives a high heat load each afternoon. A location with a little afternoon shade would be welcome, but too much shade reduces total flowering. Blue Daze needs to be planted in well-drained soil that is consistently moist. Mandevilla vines with their gorgeous, trumpet-shaped flowers are a favorite with many gardeners, but I like Dipladenia better. I get the beautiful flowers and don’t have to worry about having a structure for them to climb. The bushy growth of Dipladenia makes it a perfect choice for me to grow in a full-sun container without additional support. This Heirloom Pink okra, top, produces pretty flowers The flowers and foliage of with five petals and a white center. Blue Daze evolvuDipladenia are smaller than Mandevilla, lus, center, is an easy-to-care-for plant whose skyblue flowers are open for only one day. Dipladenia’s but I feel this enhances their landscape bushy growth, bottom, makes it perfect for growing value. Keep consistent container moisin a full-sun container without additional support. ture, and feed yours every couple of Photos: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer. For my landscape, I don’t rely on true for vegetables I use as ornamentals garden centers entirely, as I like to start in the landscape. This year, I found Heirloom Pink many of my own plants—especially vegetables—from seed. This is particularly okra that produces pretty pink flowers

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with five petals and a white center. It makes sense for some okra to produce pretty flowers because okra is closely related to hibiscus. The catalog description indicates the plants will reach 3 feet tall, but I haven’t seen this yet. It may reach this height by the end of the season. One of the benefits of being the Southern Gardener is that I have the opportunity to try out plants in my garden and landscape before they are introduced to market. I’ve written before about my gardening success with Pretty Much Picasso Supertunia. Picasso in Burgundy is another bicolor Supertunia I got to try that will be a must-have in 2016. This plant features striking burgundy flowers, each with a mint-green edge. I think Picasso in Burgundy is a vigorously growing plant that will reach 36 inches in diameter in my landscape this year. The flower production and branching sets this plant apart from other petunias available on the market. I hope this little tour of parts of my garden and landscape has been enjoyable and provides inspiration for your gardening endeavors. 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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67th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, July 2-5, Gulfport. Fishing, kids fishing rodeo, fish display, music, vendors, fireworks, carnival rides, more; opens at noon daily. Admission. Gulfport Harbor, Jones Park. Details: 228-863-2713; mississippideepseafishingrodeo.com. Fireworks Over the Mississippi River, July 4, Natchez. View from the bluff; 8-9 p.m. Free. Details: 800-647-6724; visitnatchez.org. Southaven July 4th Celebration, July 4, Southaven. Entertainment at 6:30 p.m.; fireworks at 9 p.m. Free. Picnics, coolers welcomed. Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater. Details: 662-280-2489; southaven.com. Starkville Public Library Book Sale, July 6 and Aug. 3, Starkville. Sales help support library projects; 12-6 p.m. Free admission. Details: 662-323-2766. Old Fashioned Country Fair, July 11, Jackson. Games, cooking demos, watermelon contests, train and carousel rides, wagon rides, cupcake walk; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission. Misssissippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Details: 601-432-4500; msagmuseum.org. July Jam, July 11, Summit. Rock ‘n’ roll, blues, food, camping; 2 p.m. - midnight. Admission. The Roadside Rendezvous. Details: 662-590-3273;

dennis001us@yahoo.com; Facebook: July Jam. Mississippi Opry Summer Show, July 11, Pearl. Host Harmony & Grits and guest Bill & Temperance with Jeff Perkins; 6-9 p.m. Admission. Pearl Community Room. Details: 601-331-6672. The Whisnants in Concert, July 16, Newton. Ebenezer Baptist Church; 7 p.m. Love offering. Details: 601-896-2249, 601-683-3928. 14th Annual LawFit Challenge National Competition, July 16-18, Olive Branch. Law enforcement officers compete in fitness and job-related events. Free admission. Olive Branch High School. Details: 662-892-9400; lawfit.org. 37th Annual Mississippi Watermelon Festival, July 17-18, Mize. Concerts featuring Daryle Singletary, Restless Heart. Car/truck show, arts, crafts, 5K run, watermelon contests, more. Admission. Details: 601-733-2221; mswatermelonfestival.com. Magnolia State Bluegrass Association Summer Show, July 18, Ackerman. Featuring Russell Burton Family, Magnolia Drive, Bluegrass Cartel, Alan Sibley and Magnolia Ramblers; 1-9 p.m. Admission; free for MSBA members. Choctaw County Community Center. Details: 662-258-2334.

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Bluegrass, Country and Gospel Singing, July 18, Black Hawk. Old Black Hawk School; 6 p.m. Details: 662-453-0072; bobbykayalford@gmail.com. Kids Day at the Railroad Museum, July 22, McComb. Train tales, miniature riding train, book giveaways, museum and car tours, refreshments, inflatable jumper, face painting; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free. McComb Depot. Details: 601-249-8254; trainmaster@mcrrmuseum.com. Tuxedo Reunion, July 25, Meridian. Church of the Mediator; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Details: 601-4836802. Kingsmen Quartet in Concert, July 27, Osyka. Gillsburg Baptist Church; 7 p.m. Love

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Arts & crafts market, garden & field crop exhibits, home arts & crafts exhibits, needlework and quilt displays. State dairy cattle show, beef cattle & sheep shows. Petting zoo. Harper, Morgan & Smith PRCA rodeo. Harness and running horse races, pony pull. Antique car show. Local & statewide political speaking. Nightly variety & Nashville entertainment. 36th Annual Heart O’ Dixie Triathlon. Thacker Mountain Radio Show. Fireworks. Midway amusement & rides by Mitchell Bros. Amusements and 8 huge days of family fun and hospitality. For more information,

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