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Students’ visits to DC memorials may foster better understanding ixty-four Mississippi high school students have just returned home from one of the most exciting experiences of their young lives. These students, the class of ‘17, spent a week in Washington, D.C., at the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. They visited historic sites and memorials of national significance, toured the U.S. Capitol, and met Congressmen face to face—all courtesy of their local electric power association. I’m a firm believer in the value of personal experience as an educational tool. Books and digital media, as effective as they are, cannot convey the awe and wonder one feels while standing in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, inside the Washington National Cathedral or at the gate to the White House. The emotional power of the World War II, Marine Corps, Vietnam and other veterans memorials can be realized only when you stand in their

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On the cover Shannon Catoire, a Coast Electric Power Association member in Carriere, made this beautiful photograph of a pelican bathed in golden sunlight and reflected in calm waters. Bird life is the theme of this month’s “Picture This” reader photo feature. See more of our readers’ stunning pictures on pages 14-15.

I hope these 64 Mississippi students will think beyond cookouts and fireworks on Independence Day. Having just visited Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington, during the Youth Tour, maybe they will be reminded how 13 little British colonies in the New World revolted against the Kingdom of Great Britain, then one of the most powerful nations My Opinion on earth. The colonists Michael Callahan Executive Vice President/CEO knew their Declaration of Electric Power Associations Independence would proof Mississippi voke war with Britain, but they also believed freedom is worth fighting for. With the help of France, those colonies were victorious and the new, independent United States of America emerged from the conflict. After the students return to school in the fall, their Youth Tour memories will take a back seat to sports, band practice, class projects, clubs and many other activities. I suspect, however, that when Veterans Day rolls around on Nov. 11, the holiday might mean more to them. Maybe they will remember seeing all those names on the war memorials in Washington. Maybe some of them will offer a silent prayer of thanks. Because they have stood before those memorials themselves, I think this is a reasonable expectation. We will have more about the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in our August issue.

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Rust College, Mississippi’s first private historically black college, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. Located in Holly Springs, the liberal arts college began as a school established in 1866 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to offer instruction to adults and children. For information on anniversary events, go to rustcollege.edu or call 662-252-8000. Photo courtesy of Rust College

Mississippi is Majestic pines standing so tall, Fragrant magnolias, the wonder of it all. Dogwoods bloom spring of the year; Singing River, some say you can hear. Vicksburg, a lady with a past to hold onto; Azaleas breathtaking, sand beaches too. A state so charitable, no one can beat; Church bells ring, Sunday morns we meet. A God-fearing state, we lay claim to; Pecan pie, turnip greens, the red, white and blue. Indian mounds, petrified forests, all left behind; Museums, literature, blues, even Elvis will be remembered in time. —Shirley Ladner, Petal In my backyard there is one thing And its smell reminds me of the upcoming spring. The sweet smell of the crisp, white flowers of the magnolia tree Has always been a comforting scent to me. No matter where I go, No matter how far I roam, The smell of Mississippi’s state flower will always bring me home. —Elaine Hanson, age 15, Gulfport

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Mississippi by the Book By Debbie Stringer Why does Mississippi produce so many fine writers? Maybe it’s because the state’s people, history, natural resources and culture provide a bottomless well of material. Long summer afternoons are made for reading, so consider learning more about your state while enjoying these recent nonfiction titles.  Return to Guntown: Classic Trials of the Outlaws and Rogues of Faulkner Country By John Hailman; $29.95, hardcover, 312 pages; University Press of Mississippi; upress.state.ms.us Retired federal prosecutor John Hailman, author of “From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories from a Federal Prosecutor in Mississippi,” continues his highly entertaining memoirs with this second collection of interesting cases he tried during 40 years as a courtroom lawyer. The book opens with Hailman’s personal account of his road to becoming a career prosecutor. From there he launches an assortment of page-turner tales focusing on “drug lords, gun crime, outrageous frauds and courageous victims who fought back against their predators.” This skillful storyteller engages the reader with humor, colorful characters and their astonishing antics. True-crime fans are not the only ones who will enjoy these well-told stories.

Aaron Henry was born in 1922 to a family of African-American sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta. His prospects were bleak, given the times, but Henry beat the odds; he rose to become a pharmacist, a state legislator (from 1979-1996), leader of the state NAACP chapter and an important civil rights leader. Author Minion K.C. Morrison calls Henry “the single most important continuous leader in implementing a civil rights vision that transformed racialized politics and society in Mississippi.” Morrison, a political science and public administration professor at Mississippi State University, chronicles Henry’s life and achievements to present a portrait of one of America’s lesser-known civil rights leaders, and the era in which he lived.

shoulder) to the elegant Visiting Dignitary dinner (ribeye roast with scalloped oysters). Menus come spiced with stories told in Reed’s lively prose, with helpful advice, color photographs of dishes and settings, and, in one case, a blues music playlist. This cookbook is as much fun to read as it is useful. The print quality is top-notch, making it a fine gift for anyone who entertains (or wants to learn) Southern style.

 Confessions of an Undercover Agent: Adventures, Close Calls and the Toll of a Double Life By Charlie Spillers; $35, hard Willie: The Life of Willie cover, 244 pages; University Morris Press of Mississippi; By Teresa Nicholas; $20, hardupress.state.ms.us cover, 176 pages; University Press Ex-Marine Charlie Spillers of Mississippi; upress.state.ms.us worked more than 10 years as “Willie” is an illustrated an undercover agent, first for the Baton Rouge Police biography of one of MississipDepartment and later for the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Playing different roles and using multiple pi’s most popular writers, a identities, he infiltrated drug trafficking groups, auto Yazoo City native son who eventually became editor-in-chief of Harper’s magazine theft rings and drug smuggling operations. This book relates his exploits and adventures among the criminals in New York City. There Morris wrote his first book, and corrupt government officials he sought to bring to the critically acclaimed memoir “North Toward  Deeper Currents: The Home.” His boyhood dog, Skip, inspired “My Dog justice—and the impact these deceptions had on his Sacraments of Hunting and own character. Some readers may be offended by the Skip,” a reprise of his Yazoo City childhood and a sucFishing cessful movie. Morris produced 23 books and hundreds coarse language in Spillers’ conversations with bad By Donald C. Jackson; $26, hardof articles, and served as a writer-in-residence at the guys, but it all rings true. cover, 231 pages; University Press University of Mississippi. of Mississippi; upress.state.ms.us Nicholas based her biography on interviews with  Mojo Triangle: Birthplace of Donald C. Jackson’s latest more than 50 of Morris’ personal friends, family memCountry, Blues, Jazz and Rock book guides the reader to a place ‘n’ Roll many Mississippians long to be: at one with nature. In bers and the archive of his letters and memorabilia at the University of Mississippi. The result is an intimate, By James L. Dickerson; $19.95, this collection of beautifully written essays, Jackson concise and often humorous look at the life of an softcover, 273 pages; Sartoris Litershares “magic moments” from his hunting (mostly extraordinary Mississippi “good old boy.” ary Group; sartorisliterary.com duck) and fishing experiences—from youth through Mississippi Delta native and adulthood—with enough authentic detail to enthrall  Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and journalist James Dickerson, an his readers. Whether the subject is caribou or flathead High-Style Fun All Year Long authority on Southern music, catfish or a springtime morning in the rural South, By Julia Reed, photography by Paul Costello; $50, hardtraces the development of American popular music Jackson writes not with bravado but with wonder and a cover, 224 pages; Rizzoli New York; rizzoliusa.com from early 1800s Natchez to the present day in this reverence for the creation that surrounds us. Greenville native Julia Reed is a well-known illustrated book. Dickerson bases his conclusions on Jackson is the author of two previous books, “Tracks” and “Wilder Ways,” and is the Sharp Distin- humorist and author who knows how to throw a great interviews with music legends, songwriters and producSouthern party. Her five books include “Ham Biscuits, ers who created and performed the music. The Mojo guished Professor Emeritus of Fisheries at Mississippi Hostess Gowns and Other Southern Specialties,” and Triangle, he explains, refers to the geographical triangle State University. she writes for Southern Living and the Wall Street Jour- formed by a line running from Natchez to Nashville,  Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator nal. In her new book, she presents themes and recipes over to Memphis and back down to New Orleans. By Minion K.C. Morrison; $34.95, hardcover, 363 pages; for memorable parties, from a Mississippi River sandHow and why America’s music originated in this speUniversity of Arkansas Press; uapress.com bar picnic (marinated shrimp and barbecued pork cific area is the theme of Dickerson’s book.


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Enjoy an excursion to Ship Island By Nancy Jo Maples Celebrating its 90th year of operation, Ship Island Excursions offers the perfect daytrip for a Mississippi beach scene and historical fort visit. “Soon after we leave the harbor, passengers begin to experience just how special a place they are going to. Looking back to the shore, we leave the city behind and head to a much more peaceful setting,” Kevin Buckle, director of marketing for Ship Island Excursions, said. The 11-mile voyage takes about an hour. When guests reach the island’s sandy beaches surrounded by pristine gulf waters, they find tranquility and unspoiled natural beauty. Along the journey most cell phones stop working and “island time” begins. Guests often catch glimpses of dolphins during the ride. While swimming is the No. 1 attraction on the island, beach lounging, boogie boarding and snorkeling are also popular. Other activities that draw guests include birding, shelling and hiking. Fishing enthusiasts can take two poles onboard the boat and must have a state saltwater fishing license. In addition to outdoor adventures, Fort Massachusetts and the island’s military history draw tourists to the island. The National Park Service, owner of the island and fort, provides history lectures and tours of the fort March through October. The island was named in 1699 by French explorers who appreciated its deep waters for anchoring their ships. The British discovered the same advantage for anchoring ships when it attempted to capture nearby New Orleans during the War of 1812. The U.S. commissioned the building of a fort in 1859 to protect New Orleans; construction ceased, however, during the Civil War and the uncompleted structure was used as a Confederate prisoner of war camp. The fortification was eventually named Fort Massachusetts and was completed in 1868. From 1933 until 1971, American Legion Post 119 of Gulf-

port owned and operated the property as a fishing resort for veterans. Since 1926 Peter “Capt. Pete” Martin Skrmetta and his descendants have ferried guests across the Mississippi Sound for pleasure trips of fun in the sun. Today the company is owned by the founder’s son, Peter Matthew Skrmetta, and the founder’s four

Capt. Pete’s first passenger boat, above, ferried tourists to the Isle of Caprice, and later Ship Island, right. The captain’s son and four grandsons own today’s sleeker version of the ferry, top photo. Photos courtesy of Ship Island Excursions

grandsons; Louis Skrmetta, one of those grandsons, serves as president. The Skrmetta operation began after its founder switched from transporting cargo to transporting people. Capt. Pete, a Croatian who immigrated to Biloxi in 1903, was a master skipper who first worked in the seafood industry. By the early 1920s he owned his own boat; however, advances in fishing technology and refrigeration issues reduced the need for boatmen. Skrmetta found other uses for his schooner such as hauling clam shells for building private driveways and transporting watermelons to the French Market in New Orleans.

After World War I, tourists flocked to Biloxi with its lax enforcement of prohibition laws. Skrmetta first ferried people to a gambling island called Isle of Caprice. After that island sank he began the excursions to Ship Island. Ship Island is titled as a collective entity but actually encompasses two islands, East Ship Island and West Ship Island, which are among the five barrier islands between the Mississippi Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Camille split the island into east and west sections in 1969. East Ship Island is accessible only by private boat. Part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the property and its facilities are maintained by the National Park Service. The ferry runs March through October. Round trips are offered most weekdays and multiple round trips are offered on weekends. Departures vary depending on the month of the year, but generally leave Gulfport Small Craft Harbor near Jones Park at 9 a.m. and at noon, with return trips leaving the island at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The website (www.msshipisland.com) gives details about departure times and general information about the island. Roundtrip ferry fares are $29 for adults, $19 for children ages 3-10 and $27 for active military servicemen and citizens ages 62 and older. Private charters for groups are available year-round. Passengers can take backpacks, beach bags and small coolers. Sunscreen, protective eyewear and shoes are strongly recommended. The excursion crew recommends traveling light for a more enjoyable experience. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are offered on the island as well as food and snacks. Although the island offers little to no shade, there are covered picnic areas, restrooms and shower facilities on the boardwalk, which stretches a third of a mile across the island. Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 or nancyjomaples@aol.com.


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Summertime is worth suffering in the heat t’s the time of year when people are easily convinced that global warming is a real thing. Could be. I don’t know. I’m not a scientist. However, I remember it getting pretty hot some summers back when I was growing up. We would ride our bicycles down to the corner of Broadway and Washington in Greenville to check the time-temperature sign on the Commercial National Bank building to see if we hit a hundred that day. That sign was about as close as we had to a “weather app” back then, cell phones not having been invented yet. We took a dime with us in case we had to use a pay phone to call home for anything. I can’t recall that I ever had to use that dime to call. But I also don’t recall making it back home with the dime either. All that to say, regardless of whether

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the planet is hotter, colder or indifferent, I really think the way we feel outside has to do with a couple of things. For one, air conditioning is a necessity and not a luxury nowadays. We are used to staying relativeMississippi ly comfortable Seen indoors. And by Walt Grayson two, we are older. No matter how old you are, you are older than you used to be. One of my aunts told me several years ago that my grandmother told her that the older you get, the more the heat and the cold hurt. When she said that, it didn’t make a lot of sense to me then.

Jo used to take a bucket and shovel when we would go out of town for a story, to dig up plants to bring home. Now she just takes a charge card and stops to shop at any number of her favorite plant places. Photo: Walt Grayson

But I get it now. No more than I would ride a bike in hundred-degree weather to go see what the temperature is, I wouldn’t particularly like to have to get out in the snow in winter either. That said, Miz Jo has had me out in her flowerbeds a good bit this summer.

Her flowers are a joint effort. She points and I dig and then plant whatever she hands me. She’s gotten a lot of compliments from my gardening this year. Lots of people love to garden, some flowers, some vegetables. Nice folks, too. Jo has a friend in Belzoni who wanted


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us to stop by on our way through town, but there was no way I could make sense of how she told us to get to her house. So even I stopped for directions. Well, I stopped but Jo went up to the house to ask. After she knocked, the front door opened and she disappeared into the house. After a few minutes she came out the back door with a man and a woman and went through the wooden gate into the backyard. After several minutes I went to see what was going on. They loaded us down with corn and squash and tomatoes and lots of other stuff. And told us how to get to our friends’ house, to boot. When we pulled out of the driveway I suggested we stop at the next house and ask directions again to see what they would give us!

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The heat and cold may be more noticeable nowadays. And it may be because of age or climate. But it sure is satisfying to spend some of your summer making something grow. Even my aunt was in her garden when she was telling her story about the heat. The Fourth of July is upon us, summer’s big outdoor holiday. Cook something out and watch some fireworks. Enjoy the heat. You will wish it was here again if it snows this winter. And if it does, we won’t be as convinced of global warming. 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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Mississippi gardens excel with hibiscus

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ibiscus has to be one of the best groups of plants you can have in your garden and landscape. Here’s several

reasons why. Cajun tropical hibiscuses have exciting colors that are a Technicolor dream with fantastic selections ranging from bright yellows to pink, red and white. Some of the more spectacular selections are blends and those with bright, red eyes. The size of these flowers can be unbelievable, with the diameter of some blooms exceeding 9 inches. The foliage is dark green and glossy, providing a nice background to display the colorSouthern ful blooms. Gardening Cajun hibisby Dr. Gary Bachman cuses are perfect for adding a tropical flair to a porch or patio. Plant them in combination with other tropicals, such as bananas and/or cannas, which require similar care and management. Cajun hibiscus plants need winter

Cajun hibiscuses such as this Hotsy Totsy, above, are tropical plants with exciting colors. Blooms can exceed 9 inches across, and foliage is dark green and glossy. Hardy hibiscuses can withstand Mississippi winters and have massive flowers. Many bright and beautiful colors are available, such as this Summerific Cherry Cheesecake, above right. Photos: MSU Extension/Gary Bachman

protection. Those planted in the ground will have to be dug up for winter. Prune the branches and roots back a bit and repot using a good potting mix. In the spring, transplant back into the landscape. Or make this an easy task by growing them in containers that can be moved ahead of freezing temperatures. Hardy hibiscus is very different from

tropical hibiscus. These plants are winter hardy, and the foliage is not as glossy. But a trait both varieties share is their production of bright, beautiful and even gaudy flowers. Hardy hibiscuses add value to late summer landscapes with their displays of enormous flowers. When I say the flowers of hardy hibiscuses are huge, I mean they are some-

times up to 12 inches across. In fact, they are often called dinner-plate hibiscuses. I love the gaudy colors available with the different varieties of hardy hibiscus. Hardy hibiscuses are bushy plants, ranging from 2 to 5 feet tall. Foliage colors can be light to medium green, with some selections even offering burgundy and dark-purple leaves. The dinner-plate-sized flowers of the hardy hibiscus hybrids always get the most attention. But the home gardener should not forget about the native species of hibiscus that are found in the swamps and ditches along the Gulf Coast from Texas to Florida. 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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rnest Hemingway and Robert Ruark wrote extensively about Africa. Masterful scribes both, they were unable to fully capture the essence of this mysterious land, for it is much too complex to gather up and corral with words alone. It must be experienced firsthand before even the most miniscule measure of understanding can be grasped. After all, how can words adequately by Tony Kinton describe the Southern Cross and Milky Way on a crisp African night? These must be viewed, perhaps even brushed by trembling fingers. Even then there are no words to express the awe and reverence involved. And on that same evening, the guttural cough of a leopard may be heard in the distance. Chilling may be used as a descriptor, but it, too, fails. Can the majesty of an African sunrise be reduced to words? Certainly not. It is one of those mystical moments when sleep is disturbed not by an alarm clock but by a cacophony of bird call. Morning sun will creep through an open window or around a baobab tree, entreating the nighttime to release its frigid hold and allow daylight to warm and sparkle. Such things, an every-day affair in Africa, are pure marvels. It was 2002 before I determined to make my first trip to Africa. Upon leaving I pledged to do it one more time, but that one more time seems to have turned into one more, and then another and another. All have been to the country of South Africa. This country, I must admit, is not the wildest of wild Africa.

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Rather, it is a well-developed republic with advanced technology, thriving cities, productive farms, stable economy, solid infrastructure and gracious people. One thing, though, and that is when you get out of town you are fully out of town. The ranch I have hunted on the past three safaris is Sofala (sofalasafaris.com). It lies in bushveld—flat, thickly brushed country—not far from the Limpopo River and is 148 kilometers from the nearest viable medical facility in Mokopane. So I suppose wild is a relative term. Sofala is owned and operated by my friend of 10 years, Louis Steenkamp. Louis is South African by birth, but came to the States to attend Delta State University. While here he married a young lady from Belzoni, and he and his family come back to Mississippi regularly. Afrikaans is the primary language of South Africa, but 11 different languages are common and recognized as official there. If English is not spoken by everyone, it is by the majority. As a result, navigating airports and shops is a Clockwise, from top: The backyard at Sofala. Photo: Sam Valentine • The author inspects an active warthog hole. Photo: Sam Valentine simple proposition. • Ant hills get big in Africa. Photo: Louis Steenkamp On this last safari, from which we returned May 25, I • Trackers William, left, and Peter. It is said that African trackers can come along two days after a bird has flown by and track that bird was hoping to encounter a across the sky. Photo: Tony Kinton photo zebra and waterbuck. I learned • Marinus, a master chef, cooks gemsbok loin on an open fire. Photo: Sam Valentine early on that the animal we refer to as zee-bra is not so zebras or waterbucks or anything else. pronounced in Afrikaans. Rather, it is Another African adventure is behind pronounced more appropriately to its me, and I am richer for it. Will there be spelling: zeb-ra. I also learned that it is another? Before I answer that, allow me exceptionally difficult to hunt. to express my appreciation—in The waterbuck? It is vaterbook. The Afrikaans—to all those who assisted in vaterbook eluded me, but I collected the any way. Fred and Sam, my comrades zebra. And I must remind readers that on the hunt, Louis, Marinus, Christian, every morsel of meat of every animal is Neil, Peter, William and Janet – baie used in Africa. There is no waste, not of dankie. See you in 2017.

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, APR, 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

Singing River Electric is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Mike Smith General Manager and CEO Singing River Electric

It’s easy to see how making small repairs to your home along the way can make a big difference in the value, efficiency and function of your home. In the same way, Singing River Electric keeps an ever watchful eye on our electric distribution system and how it is operating. Repairs and improvements are made to ensure reliable, efficient electric service to your home or business. Planning is an important part of this monitoring process. Singing River Electric completed a Construction Work Plan last year that strategically planned projects through 2018. Using an engineering analysis software program, substation peaks from the coldest winter

mornings and hottest summer afternoons from previous years were logged, and the software predicted where voltage and capacity issues could occur. The document outlined system improvement projects to address anticipated load growth, such as building new substations or making upgrades to existing ones. As a result of that planning, many upgrades have been made. Copper lines continue to be replaced with more reliable aluminum power lines, and larger conductors have been installed to increase capacity. Older underground facilities are being replaced to improve reliability. We are also in the process of rebuilding the Hintonville substation in

Perry County. Improvements include increasing the substation’s voltage, which means greater efficiency and the ability for the substation to back up nearby substations in the event of a large power outage or storm. In addition, the Helena Industrial Park substation is being built in Jackson County to improve electric service to businesses and homes in that area. We proactively make repairs and upgrades to our system, just as you monitor your own home or business. As members of an electric cooperative, we all benefit from this watchful monitoring and the increased reliability and efficiency.

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Ductless heat pumps provide a very efficient means for heating and cooling your home. According to Energy Star, their qualified ductless heating and cooling systems are highly efficient units that

deliver warm or cool air directly to different zones in your home, instead of routing the air through ducts first. Mini-splits, as they are also called, have been commonly used in Europe and Asia for years. They are an increasingly popular, cost-effective solution to replace inefficient window air conditioners in older homes. They are also used in new construction, home additions, multi-family (condo or apartment) housing and to improve comfort in poorly heated or cooled rooms. Visit www.singingriver.com or www.energystar.gov for more information.


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Hurricane Prep What to do Before the storm Alexander Graham Bell once stated, “Before everything else, preparation is the key to success.” Storm preparation is no different. Now is the time, on a pretty day, to make storm preparations for your family, home or business. Begin by making a storm evacuation plan. Be sure to tell older children who

live away and other relatives your evacuation destination. After you have your evacuation plan and have purchased preparedness supplies, make sure you download Singing River Electric’s SmartHub app on all mobile devices. With the app, you can report a power outage, view a live outage map,

pay your bill and research your billing and payment history from anywhere at any time. For more information, visit our Storm and Outage Center located at www.singingriver.com and see the “Before the Storm” preparedness checklist below.

Prepare your family and yourself  Replenish or purchase hurricane preparedness supplies 

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


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Creole Tomatoes Stuffed with Shrimp Salad 1 lb. cooked Mississippi Gulf shrimp, peeled ½ bunch green onions, minced 3 Tbsp. capers 1⁄3 cup spicy mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. lemon juice Fresh ground pepper 4 large ripe tomatoes, tops cut off and all pulp removed

Combine all ingredients, except tomatoes, folding together thoroughly. Chill for at least 1 hour to marry flavors. Stuff each tomato with equal amounts of shrimp salad.

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Bloody Mary Oyster Shooters 1 cup tomato juice 2 oz. lemon juice 1 oz. lime juice 2 oz. Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp. fresh grated horseradish 1 tsp. kosher salt

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In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, except for the oysters, and let refrigerate for 1 hour. Place one oyster each into a 2-ounce shot glass. Top with bloody mary mix and garnish with celery leaves.

Southern Seafood Dip ½ cup mayonnaise 1 ½ tsp. whole-grain mustard ½ tsp. garlic powder ¼ tsp. lemon-pepper seasoning ½ lb. lump crabmeat

½ cup (about ¼ lb.) chopped, cooked Mississippi Gulf shrimp 1⁄3 cup shredded cheese of choice, plus extra for top 1⁄3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Combine mayonnaise, mustard, garlic powder and lemon-pepper in a small bowl. Stir in crabmeat, shrimp and cheese. Spoon mixture into a 3-cup baking dish. Sprinkle with additional cheese. Bake at 375 F for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Baked Lemon-Garlic Herb Shrimp 1 lb. Mississippi Gulf shrimp, peeled and deveined Olive oil 1 lemon, zested, then half cut into thin slices 1 lemon, wedged

1 Tbsp. fresh thyme 5 cloves garlic, minced Kosher salt and fresh black pepper Pasta of choice 2 Tbsp. butter

Preheat oven to 400 F. In an 8-by-8-inch glass baking pan, combine olive oil, lemon zest and thyme. Olive oil should coat the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, checking every few minutes that it doesn’t brown. Cook pasta, drain and toss with a little olive oil. Remove pan from oven, add butter and swirl it around to melt. Add shrimp, garlic and thin lemon slices (don’t squeeze them). Toss to coat with oil mixture. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and just start to curl; check often. Serve over pasta, with additional extra-virgin olive oil and fresh-squeezed lemon wedges.


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“America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscapes of Clyde Butcher,” through Sept. 4, Laurel. Exhibit of 56 large-format black-and-white photographs by Clyde Butcher. Free. Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Details: 601-649-6374; lrma.org. “Pride & Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan,” through Oct. 16, Cleveland. Exhibit featuring Vaughan’s guitars, personal photos, stage outfits, tour ephemera, more. Admission. Grammy Museum Mississippi.

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LIMIT 5 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

HIGH LIFT RIDING ER N LAWN MOWER / ATV LIFT SUPUPO CO

$

6999 comp at

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SAVE $110

9999

LIMIT 3 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

LOT 62314/63066 66383 shown

• 250 lb. capacity

Customer Rating

$58.55

$17.97

LIMIT 7 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

1 TON CAPACITY FOLDABLE SHOP CRANE

SAVE $169

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LOT 61523 shown 60395/62325/62493

$209.99

LIMIT 4 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

$952.99

LIMIT 3 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

SAVE 60%

$ 99

13" x 31-1/4" ER N COOLING TOWEL SUPUPO Customer Rating CO

• 300 lb. capacity • 23 Configurations

11999

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LOT 62515 66911 shown

LOT 66537 shown 69505/62418

LOT 62514/62656/67646 shown

$

350 lb. capacity

Customer Rating

$34.95

LIMIT 7 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

Customer Rating

32999

$ LOT 61609 67831 shown

STEP STOOL/ ER N WORKING PLATFORM SUPUPO CO

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$69.99 LIMIT 5 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

SAVE $90

LIMIT 5 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

72" x 80" ER N MOVING BLANKET SUPUPO • CO

12 VOLT ER N MAGNETIC SUPUPO FOLDABLE ALUMINUM TOWING CO SPORTS CHAIR LIGHT KIT

99

17 FT. TYPE 1A MULTI-TASK LADDER

11

99

• 1060 lb. capacity • 14,600 cu. in. of storage

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LIMIT 4 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

Customer Rating

LOT 61894 60725/69465 shown

$

159$19999 comp at

$

99$169comp.99at

$168.97

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Customer Rating

$9999

Customer Rating

99 66%

LIMIT 3 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

NON-CONTACT INFRARED SUPUPO THERMOMETER CO WITH LASER TARGETING

SAVE 64%

SAVE $99

SAVE SAVE 40% $623

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LOT 60728/69034 shown 63054/62858

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20"

LOT 60338/69381 shown

99

12

LE 10 FT. x 20 FT. PORTAB CAR CANOPY

Customer Rating

95578/69645

900 PEAK/ ER N 700 RUNNING WATTS SUPUPO 2 HP (63 CC) 2 CYCLE CO GAS RECREATIONAL GENERATOR

LOT 61280/63124 63145/95692 shown

WOW SUPER COUPON

$20.26

R PE ON SU UP CO

WOW SUPER COUPON

$89

R R 4-1/2" ANGLE GRINDER PE ON PE ON SU UP SU UP 26", 16 DRAWER Customer Rating LOT 60625 shown CO CO ROLLER CABINET

SAVE $85

$17.99

LIMIT 6 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

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LIMIT 3 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

$

LIMIT 1 - Cannot be used with other discount, coupon or prior purchase. Coupon good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Offer good while supplies last. Shipping & Handling charges may apply if not picked up in-store. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one FREE GIFT Coupon per customer per day.

LOT 61282 shown • Weighs 61253/62326 73 lbs.

99$149comp.99at

4999

VALUE

RAPID PUMP® 3 TON LOW PROFILE HEAVY DUTY STEEL FLOOR JACK

• 1.3 GPM

YOUR CHOICE

$

Customer Rating

$ 98

ANY SINGLE ITEM

16 OZ. HAMMERS ER N WITH FIBERGLASS SUPUPO HANDLE CO

R PE ON SU UP CO

LOT 95275 shown 60637/61615

SAVE 43%

LOT 61313/62728 62583/47770/62570 shown

Limit 1 coupon per customer per day. Save 20% on any 1 item purchased. *Cannot be used with other discount, coupon or any of the following items or brands: Inside Track Club membership, extended service plan, gift card, open box item, 3 day parking lot sale item, compressors, floor jacks, saw mills, storage cabinets, chests or carts, trailers, trenchers, welders, Admiral, Badland, CoverPro, Daytona, Diablo, Earthquake, Franklin, Grant’s, Holt, Jupiter, Maddox, Portland, Predator, Stik-Tek, StormCat, Union, Vanguard, Viking. Not valid on prior purchases. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16.

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3 GALLON, 100 PSI OILLESS PANCAKE AIR COMPRESSOR

SUPER COUPON

SUPER COUPON

Today in Mississippi

R PE ON SU UP CO

650+ Stores Nationwide

How Does Harbor Freight Sell GREAT QUALITY Tools at the LOWEST Prices?

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$14.97

LIMIT 9 - Good at our stores, HarborFreight.com or by calling 800-423-2567. Cannot be used with other discount or coupon or prior purchases after 30 days from original purchase with original receipt. Offer good while supplies last. Non-transferable. Original coupon must be presented. Valid through 11/5/16. Limit one coupon per customer per day.

• No Hassle Return Policy • Lifetime Warranty On All Hand Tools

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