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Policymakers must consider economic impact of regulation ffordable electricity is America’s economic lifeline, and no one knows this better than your electric power association. Electric power associations in Mississippi are not-for-profit, consumer-owned cooperatives, created for the purpose of providing members (their customers) with electricity at the lowest cost possible. It is a business model that has worked well for Mississippians for more than 80 years. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) recently released a new economic study linking higher electricity prices to job losses. Given that electric cooperatives were founded on the premise that affordable electric service translates into economic growth—something sorely needed in rural Mississippi—the study results came as no surprise to us. But still, it’s sobering to see the actual numbers. The study, “Affordable Electricity: Rural America’s Economic Lifeline,” measures the impact of a 10 and a 25 percent electric price increase on jobs and the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) from 2020 to 2040. The study found that a 10 percent increase in electricity prices would result in the loss of 1.2 million jobs in this country in 2021. Nearly a half-million of those jobs are in the rural areas of the country. The impact of a 25 percent increase would cause the loss of 2.2 million jobs in 2021, with more than 890,000 of those occurring in rural areas. What could cause these electricity price increases? For one, federal regulations such as the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. This plan could threaten our safe, affordable and reliable power if regulators and policymakers do not consider the impact of their actions on rural Americans—those who can least afford it. The average income for households


On the cover Using natural fibers and dyes, Marilyn Diehl weaves a wide assortment of baskets and chair seats (background) as functional and sturdy as they are beautiful. This month she begins moving her basketry from the family farm in Covington County to a house in Mt. Olive. There she plans to weave and sell baskets, and offer basketmaking classes. Story begins on page 4.

served by electric cooperatives is 11.5 percent less than the national average, according to NRECA. Previous NRECA research projected that electricity bills would increase by an average of 10 percent as a result of the Clean Power Plan. The goal of the plan is to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants My Opinion by certain target dates and to encourage Michael Callahan greater use of new Executive Vice President/CEO Electric Power Associations renewable energy. We of Mississippi support these goals, but they must be achieved without causing undue hardships on consumers. This is an extremely complex plan that NRECA is still analyzing. The organization, which represents more than 900 electric cooperatives in 47 states, is concerned the rule will cause price increases for consumers, premature closures of power plants and possibly affect the reliability of the power grid. Right now the United States does not have the infrastructure needed to handle a significant, sudden increase in renewable energy and natural gas to switch from coal. Renewables account for about 13 percent of U.S. electric power generation, according to the Energy Information Administration. You, as a user of electricity, have a very real stake in the outcome of the Clean Power Plan. We don’t have all the answers yet but rest assured we are closely monitoring all developments, federal and otherwise, that could potentially impact your quality or cost of service. JOIN TODAY IN MISSISSIPPI


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Cooler weather (finally!) means it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the seasonal changes under way. Wildflower viewing opportunities abound on trails in and near the Choctaw Lake Recreation Area, located three miles south of Ackerman in the Tombigbee National Forest. A wooden footbridge, above, allows walkers on the 2.5-mile Lakeside Trail to get close-up views of aquatic plant and animal life.

Mississippi is family on a pier, soaking in the peace. An eagle soaring above, representing we are free. Looking at history, and changing for the better. Less about you and me, and more about together. There is no other place, with a blend of this taste, Southern roots, with a splash of soul, known as the Magnolia State. Hills and plains abroad, there is none forgotten. Catfish farms by the hundreds, a million fields of cotton. It’s an honest day’s penny, turning into a quarter. Getting baptized, and eating from our very own soil and water. It’s teaching us to appreciate and understand worth, A place where everyone is family, and family comes first. It’s the peace in your heart, the ease of your mind, Where you hoe life, one row at a time. It’s putting your foot down for what you believe. Yeah, that’s exactly it. That’s Mississippi to me. — Brandon S. Hudson, Columbia Mississippi is being the fifth generation to live and raise my children on the farm land my ancestors homesteaded in the 1800s. Because of their desire, dedication and determination, I get to enjoy this land every day. Whether it is watching a mama nuzzle her newborn in the spring, gathering vegetables from the garden in the early morning summer sun, plowing the fields for rye grass in the fall or haying cattle in the gloomy winter drizzle, I am blessed. When God took his hand and painted this landscape, it became breathtaking. When watching the sun rise over the pond to begin a new day and the array of color as it sets, I am reminded there is no place I would rather live than south Mississippi. — Phyllis Wagnon, Laurel

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AUseful Art Basketmaker Marilyn Diehl weaves together beauty and utility By Debbie Stringer Basketry is one of the oldest human endeavors, requiring only the simplest of tools. For thousands of years, people have woven local plant materials into containers for cradling babies, storing foods, winnowing chaff from rice and snaring fish. These duties are now handled by other materials and processes, but handmade baskets still play a role in our lives, and likely always will. Marilyn Diehl hopes so. In a workshop at her family’s Covington County farm, she weaves a wide assortment of split-rattan baskets, colored (or not) with natural dyes. With a sure eye and nimble hands, she turns out market baskets, pet beds, casserole holders, lidded hampers, miniatures and flower vases, just to name a few. She also weaves new bottoms for old rockers, chairs and stools, using cane, fiber rush, seagrass and reed. A sign identifies her workshop as Roger’s Basketry, the business started by her nephew Roger Jamison. In the late 1980s, when Jamison was 13, he pulled strips of veneer from an old door and used them to learn to weave. Diehl encouraged him with the gift of a book

on basketmaking. By the time he was 18, Jamison was producing high-quality baskets that provided a livelihood as well as acceptance in the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. In keeping with the tenets of their faith— the Diehls are Old Order German Baptists— her family practices a simple, self-reliant lifestyle without the use of electricity, telephones or automobiles. For 10 years the Diehls operated Martha’s Kitchen at their farm. Diners wrote to request reservations for lunch or dinner prepared on a propane gas stove by Martha Diehl, Marilyn’s mother. While working in the restaurant, Marilyn Diehl was learning to make baskets by watching her nephew weave for customers of Roger’s Basketry. She quickly fell in love with the craft, so when Jamison married and left the area, she bought the business in 2002. After moving Jamison’s 500-square-foot workshop to her family’s farm, she began experimenting with her own designs, decorative details and dyes for baskets and chair bottoms. In 2008 Diehl earned membership in the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi based on her own skill and artistry. She sells her baskets at the guild’s annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival, in December, and ships them to buyers across the U.S. and beyond. Anyone wanting to learn to weave rattan baskets can learn from this master. Diehl offers an all-day class in basket weaving for groups of up to six. “The first baskets may be a little clumsy, but after that, it goes so smoothly,” she said. Confidence comes with practice—and the patient instruction of a teacher whose enthusiasm for the craft is contagious. “I don’t think of it as being hard. I just do it, and I love it,” Diehl said. Weaving doesn’t demand a lot of concentration from this basketmaker, so Diehl’s mind is free to wander while she works. That’s one of the benefits of the craft, she said.

Marilyn Diehl uses only natural materials to weave and dye baskets at her rural workshop in Covington County. The high quality of her work led in 2008 to membership in the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. She often uses contrasting materials to embellish handles, left, and add interest to the basket body, above.

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A group of Diehl’s recent split-rattan baskets shows variety in size, shape, embellishment and function. The two lighter baskets retain their natural color and will darken in time. The brown baskets and the wooden lid have been dyed with pecan shells gathered at her farm. Diehl’s baskets sell in a price range generally from $35 to $149.

“It’s calming and I can think clearly. I can feel better doing a basket than most anything else,” she said. Every basket starts with a woven bottom, but the similarities end there. “That same beginning from one basket can turn out something very different in another,” she said. She may design on whim as she weaves, curving the basket’s sides inward or outward as it takes shape. Or she may switch to seagrass for a few rows to weave a band of contrasting texture and color. Handles get special treatment. Some are solid

hickory or oak, sanded smooth. Others sport a braided cane in a lighter color for contrast. Diehl gathers pecan shells from the trees just outside her workshop to dye finished baskets a warm brown. Black walnuts, goldenrod or other natural plant matter may find its way into her boiling dye pot from time to time; each lends subtle differences in hue. And then some baskets are left their natural rattan color, which mellows in time to a light brown.

Diehl dates, numbers and signs every basket she makes. Notes on its measurements, construction and dyeing go into a notebook, in case someone wants to order another like it. This month, Diehl is preparing to move her basketry into a renovated house at 300 Main St. in Mt. Olive. By early November, she expects to start welcoming customers to the new location, where she will continue the business of weaving, marketing and teaching—as long as people continue to treasure baskets. Contact Marilyn Diehl by mail at her home, 209 S. Main St., Mt. Olive, MS 39119. Depending on the progress of her move, she may exhibit Dec. 3-5 at Chimneyville Crafts Festival, in Jackson. For festival information, go to

At left, Diehl uses fiber rush to weave a new bottom for an old chair. She demonstrates, center, how she begins weaving a basket bottom, evenly interlacing the pieces that will curve upward to become the basket’s staves. Her tools, right, are simple: scissors and a tool for packing the rattan in place, although she mostly uses her hands.



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Just as every decision and every event prior to today in our lives has led up to what is happening now, so it was with young Elvis Presley. The new statue, "Becoming," at the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo illustrates that. Photo: Walt Grayson

Before the ‘King’ there was Elvis the boy probably told this story the last time it got hot and dry like it is this summer, but what better time to tell it again. After Daddy retired, he and Mama moved across the road from where Mama grew up, in Fulton. Mom’s oldest sister, Aunt Cap, still lived in the old family home across the way with Uncle Red. On down the road lived another aunt and uncle. In between all of them was a fairly large garden that they all worked. Now, north Mississippi gets hotter and drier than the southern part of the state anyway. But one summer it got even hotter and drier than normal. As the sisters and their husbands did more and more watering to keep the garden alive, Aunt Cap finally blurted out loud what she had no doubt been thinking for a while. The reason their little garden was burning up was that there was “sin in the camp.” She kept at this “sin in the camp, sin


in the camp” business until one weekend when she and Uncle Red took a trip to Birmingham. It rained 3 inches in Fulton while they were gone! I understand there was no further mention of sin in the camp after that. I was in that part of the state the other day, in Tupelo. It was blistering hot then too. Being near Fulton and it being so hot reminded me of that story. The reason I was in Tupelo is they were unveiling a new Mississippi statue at the Seen Elvis Presley by Walt Grayson Birthplace. It is really two statues that make up a single theme and has just one name for the pair, “Becoming.” It’s on the hilltop behind the museum. An 11-year-old Elvis is sitting on an

apple crate, guitar on his lap, gazing off into the distance toward downtown Tupelo as if he might be imagining the future. Behind him is another statue of a larger-than-life adult Elvis decked out in a jumpsuit performing. It really is a powerful statement. What they are doing at the Elvis Birthplace is pretty impressive. In addition to the little shotgun house where he was born, they have moved the Assembly of God church building the Presleys attended to the complex. There was already the museum there and the Memorial Chapel built in his memory after he died. The concept that the Elvis Presley Memorial Foundation has in mind is not so much to tell Elvis’ life story here at Tupelo, but to tell about his boyhood and to focus on the things that happened to Elvis the boy in Tupelo that shaped Elvis the man. The poverty he grew up in, his religious upbringing, the kids he played with, getting that first guitar as a birthday present at age 11—all went into

the making of Elvis the performer. There are 15 acres in the Birthplace complex in Tupelo. And it is becoming a pretty sophisticated interpretation of the untold boyhood story of Elvis Presley. All things considered, tourists could spend quite a bit of time at the Birthplace if they toured everything on the property. And that’s what the Foundation would like to see: tourists spending more time seeing the Elvis displays, and then deciding to go to a restaurant and grab a bite to eat. And then maybe getting a room, spending the night and getting a fresh start home the next day. That’s a tourism plan that’s easily as hot in its own right as a northeast Mississippi summer day. 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


Mari-mums are fall-flowering September 2015

here did the summer go? I know it’s still hot and will be for the next month or so, but September starts next week, and that means fall will officially begin. What prompted me to start thinking about the season change was a weekend visit to the garden center. I noticed there were some new additions to the colorful benches. There were lots of the yellows, oranges and rusty reds of one of my long-time summer favorites, marigolds. Marigold colors are earthy and warm— just what is needed for a harvest display. I speak with gardeners all the time and frequently answer questions about what is good to plant right now. When right now is the fall season, I always say marigolds. Now you might say, “Wait a second, Gary. Fall is for mums.” Well, yes it is, and I will have chrysanthemums in my


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landscape, but just a little later into fall. Right now is the time to transplant marigolds. A term that I think perfectly describes fall marigolds is mari-mums. In fact, marigolds could start to give chrysanthemums a run for the fall-gardening money. When we compare length of fall color, marigolds win hands down. While chrysanthemums have great color for a few weeks, I know my marigolds will be blooming their stems off all the way to the first hard frost. Marigolds also give you the Southern option of plantGardening ing in either a by Dr. Gary Bachman landscape bed or a container, while chrysanthemums really need to be grown in containers. There are American and French marigold types available. The American marigold, also called the African

marigold, has various series that range in size from 15 inches to more than 3 feet tall. American marigolds are recognizable for their pom-pom-type double flowers. Choose smaller-growing varieties for fall planting. My go-to for fall transplanting is the French marigold, which is inherently smaller but has more flower variety, including striped flower petals. There are single as well as double flowers, and the plants generally are less than 15 inches tall. French marigolds are free flowering from early summer to frost, but you may have to deadhead to remove faded flowers. As with any landscape planting, prepare the full sun planting beds by working in good quality compost. This amendment improves the water-holding

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Marigolds such as these Janie Mix, above, are versatile and can be planted either in a landscape bed or container. Varieties such as these Antiqua Orange and Yellow marigolds, left, will bloom from now until first frost. Photos: MSU Extension Service/Gary Bachman

capacity so you have consistently moist soil. Since the fall season is relatively short, sprinkle in a three- to fourmonth controlled-release fertilizer. When growing in containers, use a good quality container potting mix. An advantage of planting marigolds in the fall is the reduced incidence of spider mites, which can be troublesome in the hot summer months. With the fall cooling down, the mites may be present, especially if we have drought conditions, but their reproductive rate will be greatly reduced. Mari-mums are good companions for the cool-season color we are also planting at this time. Combination plant your favorites with the colorful flowers of viola, pansies or Sonnet snapdragon, or interplant with the cool-season foliage of ornamental pigeon cabbage or the dark burgundy red foliage of Redbor kale. So keep your fall flowering mums in big containers on the porch and patio, but add some mari-mums in smaller containers or in your landscape beds to celebrate the harvest season. 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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Collecting dust and spider webs, the canoe had too long hung under a shed

fect locale for the abbreviated I walked past it regularly and often float Sam and I had in mind. stopped to stroke its sleek and gracious Pearl River is my river. sides, allowing memory to wander No one can actually along both the crashing white water and more sedate currents it had allowed own such an entity, and I certainly entertain me to enjoy. But two years had passed since it or I had experienced either. The no notion of doing so. It is just that I grew up with its waters impacting me time had come! A canoe such as this from early childhood. Mud from its deserved much more than resting sloughs routinely squished among my peacefully and securely on ratchet juvenile toes. Its sandbars regularly wore straps. I called my friend Sam my footprints—tiny indentations during Valentine. The same as I, Sam has a great many those early years but later full adult size. I am partially convinced that its turbid miles logged in his past with a canoe waters dilute the blood paddle in hand. Being flowing through my veins. quite handy with a camera More accurate than saying it and wanting some photos is my river is the recognition of cypress trees, he voiced a that it, in large measure, clear affirmative to a brief owns me. Sam and I were float I proposed for early about to visit it once again, the next day. This entire to seek the mystique that affair would be accomonly flowing streams unenplished before oppressive cumbered by roaring heat conquered all and engines can offer. everything. Almost immediately we We elected to meet just turned left up a slack course after daylight at Leake by Tony Kinton that was probably once the Water Park, not far off river’s channel. A gar surHighway 25 near the faced and flipped a spray of water upward Leake/Scott county line along the Pearl River. A simple and potentially pleasant as he submerged. A turtle, out a tad early it seemed, slid from a log and generated two hours were scheduled. that unique sound that is impossible to Leake Water Park is a peaceful gem describe in writing. Save those splashes offering developed campsites for RV coming from aquatic life and the chatter use, plus a central bathhouse, pool and of a squirrel overhead and a cardinal playground. There is also a primitive singing from a poplar and the whurr of a camp area, pavilion, fish-cleaning stapaddle cutting tranquil water, all was caption and fishing pier. A concrete boat ramp affording access to the river is just tivatingly quiet. It was not the quiet of silence but the quiet heard when noise is outside the camping area. It was a per-

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eliminated. We were off to a fine start. Not far away, perhaps a quarter mile and around a shallow bend, there they were, standing sentry over shoaly water and mud bottom, their knees creating a labyrinth far surpassing the work of Daedalus. We spoke reluctantly but intruded on the peaceful intrigue by surmising that these were surely offspring of their cypress progenitors of years past. Stumps twice and sometimes triple the diameter of these younger specimens suggested the validity of our conclusion. Sam made pictures. Those two hours set aside for this respite went by quickly. Before we realized it, but not before we had soaked up a bountiful supply of flora and fauna sightings, we were stepping out of the canoe at the ramp. As I secured the canoe in my truck, we talked of doing this again. And we plan to do just that on an autumn day soon. While the Pearl is a fine stream and is close by for Sam and me, it is in no way the only one in Mississippi that deserves attention. There are too many to mention, some major rivers and some small creeks. All, however, can be quite grand, ideal venues for some canoe or kayak travel. The same can be said for lakes. Paddling water is in no short supply. If a negative presented itself on the short run Sam and I made, it was the fact that we did so during that interminable and near unbearable July heat wave the state “enjoyed” a while back. That, however, is not such an issue now. It is

The author enjoys the peace and quiet of a shady cypress grove standing guard in shallow water. Photo: Sam Valentine

September, and while it can still be hot, promise rides each faint breeze and drifting leaf. October and November could be even more inviting. The only color we saw outside summer’s green were the few black gum leaves that had succumbed to dry weather, always a precursor to autumn’s grandeur. But things are different now and will become progressively more appealing until winter extends its grasp. Expect color in the sweetgums and poplars. And those black gums just mentioned should be spectacular. Hickories and oaks will be along directly if not on your September sojourn. Listen. A katydid may be singing in the distance. The drum of a woodpecker hammering on a dead snag may echo across the woodlot. And speaking of woodpeckers, that haunting and occasionally unnerving cry could be the pileated. His dark body and boldly-crowned red head will be unmistakable should you get a glimpse of him, whether stuck on the side of a tree or involved in that up-anddown flight pattern. All and more can be had while paddling a quiet waterway. And all too good to miss. Tony Kinton has been an active outdoors writer for 30 years. His newest book, “Rambling Through Pleasant Memories,” is now available. Order from or Kinton’s website:

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Grab a catalog and hang on ome of us are old enough to become saddened that they were removed without asking us. They died and we didremember when we auton’t go to the funeral. I have a list, in my matically received the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog in mind, of items that have disappeared; we were sure they would never leave us. the mail each year. Then came the Today, my little story is short, but I Christmas catalog. That gradually changed. If we wanted want you to gather your thoughts around a copy of the “treasures,” we had to drive the objects or even places that we once to the actual store to pick up a catalog. A frequented that have gone with the wind. short history of the store and catalog is at Yes, I know, it is a worn-out phrase. If you are questioning where I’m headthe end of this column. ed with this column, reread the first paraThose of you who remember the graph. It’s all about catalogs. We may not grand old book will recall the hours we have the grand ole book any spent mulling over the longer, but not to worry, there pages and marking the are umpteen miniature catalogs items we wanted. But most that are categorized to our likof them remained in the ing. And what does that mean catalog as a reminder that to us? Our mailboxes are filled Santa or our parents with smaller versions of the ignored us, or they simply Sears, Roebuck and Co. catacouldn’t afford the huge log that have acquired the number of things we Grin ‘n’ knowledge of what we conmarked. The hours spent Bare It sumers fancy. The creators of dreaming about each item by Kay Grafe these little temptations get our was one of the luxuries our name and address from a cataimagination afforded us. log where we placed an order, and they The time spent was not wasted. are notorious for selling our addresses. Many things gradually evaporate in Therefore, some miniatures simply say our lives when we are not monitoring. Yet, unexpectedly someone will mention “Occupant.” Here is where my problem arises. the old Sears catalog, or the old iced Being me, like I was as a kid, I check out Coke coolers in grocery stores or service these little wonders, and dream. On occastations, or Burma Shave signs, and we


sion I’ll order a gadget or a cute little blouse from the books-of-temptation. I’ll name only four mini catalogs, though there are at least a hundred: Harriet Carter, Solutions, Soft Surroundings, Home Trends. Surely you have received similar books and could not trash them without peeking inside. That’s how my problem began. Not only do I receive a barrage of catalogs each month that stole the idea from Sears, but I can not bear to throw away any of them—old or new. My end tables, coffee tables, counter tops, piano, shelves, baskets and floors are stacked knee high with those addictive little catalogs. We are suffocating at my house. There are medical facilities that take care of a gazillion addictive people, but the Yellow Pages have no listing for “catalogue hoarder.” If anyone reading this knows of a pill or exercise or a group (like AA) that could help me overcome my horrific problem, please email, call or write. I’m in the book. An abbreviated history of Sears, Roebuck and Co.: In 1886 Richard W. Sears founded the Sears Watch Co. in Minneapolis, Minn. He sold watches by mail order. In 1887 he relocated to Chicago. There he hired Alvah Roebuck to repair

watches and jewelry, and establish a mailorder business. In 1895 they hired the wealthy manufacturer Julius Rosenwald and he bought out Roebuck. As they reorganized the mail-order business, Sears wrote the company’s soon-to-be famous catalogs. The company grew phenomenally for several reasons. They sold a large range of merchandise at low prices to farms and villages that had no convenient access to retail outlets. Next came free delivery of parcel post, and in 1913 they sent merchandise to even the most isolated customers. Soon Rosenwald succeeded Sears as president. Between 1920 and 1943 Sears owned Encyclopedia Britannica. In 1924 Gen. Robert Wood joined the company and was its guiding genius for 30 years. In 1925 the first Sears retail store was built in Chicago. By 1931 retail sales topped the mail orders. The company’s boom after World War II wasn’t challenged until the 1980s, when Kmart Corp. surpassed it in sales. Walmart eventually surpassed both and became the largest retailer in the world. Sears discontinued its general catalog in 1993 and merged with Kmart in 2005. 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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Where our members have the power This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Communicators: Melissa Russo and April Lollar For Today in Mississippi information, call 877-7MY-CEPA (877-769-2372)

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The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, Under Review Robert J. Occhi President and CEO

The Environmental Protection Agency released its final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) last month and those in the utility industry are reviewing the 2,000-page document to understand the impact the plan will have on the industry, individual states and consumers, including Coast Electric and our 80,000 members, like you. Coast Electric is obligated to follow Environmental Protection Agency regulations and will do so, but we also believe it is our responsibility to let you know why we worry that these regulations will be harmful. Why we oppose the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan • Co‐ops oppose these greenhouse gas regulations because we believe the Environmental Protection Agency broadly overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act, and because we believe the plan will disproportionately affect co‐op communities, raising electric bills and jeopardizing reliability.

Plant Closings 1. The CPP exacts a disproportionately heavy toll on co‐ops. • Based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s modeling, the plan would prematurely shut down 18 of electric co-ops’ 64 coal‐fired power plants nationally, most of which have years, even decades, of remaining useful life. • The burden of paying off the remaining debt on those plants and paying for electricity from other sources would fall to our member‐consumers, not shareholders. • Stranded debts and reduced capacity will increase

our consumer‐members’ electric bills, jeopardize reliability and threaten thousands of American jobs.

High Cost 2. Electric co‐op members cannot afford higher electricity prices • The median income level for co‐op consumer‐ members lags the national average by 12 percent 23 percent of co‐op households nationwide earn an annual income of less than $25,000. • Co‐ops serve 93 percent of the persistent poverty counties in the country as determined by USDA. In areas of the nation served by electric cooperatives – predominately rural communities – higher electricity prices would result in job losses and substantially decreased economic activity. • According to an NRECA study, from 2020 to 2040: An additional 10 percent increase in electricity prices above what is expected would result in 1.2 million jobs lost in 2021 across the country. Nearly 500,000 of those lost jobs are in rural areas of the country.

Unreliable Power 3. The CPP could jeopardize reliable power. • This reduction in available power plants removes a vital safety net in emergencies or times of extreme demand. • Organizations responsible for ensuring reliable power – NERC, SPP, ERCOT and others – are on record with concerns about the impact on reliability.

• The rule would force the industry to shift from coal to renewable resources and natural gas much more quickly than the required generation, electric transmission and gas transportation infrastructure could be built, putting the reliability of the grid at risk during periods of high demand. • The rule would force some areas of the country to over‐rely on a single generation resource – natural gas – putting reliability in those areas at risk if the limited natural gas supply into those areas is disrupted. • The rule could force utilities to choose between reliability and environmental compliance should the resources on which they rely to comply with the rule become unavailable at some point because of factors beyond their control. • We will continue to stand up for you no matter what comes and continue to provide the best service possible.

Coast Electric’s business offices will be closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day. Dispatchers will remain on duty and crews will be on call throughout the holiday weekend. If you experience an outage, please call 877769-2372 or report it using our CE on the Go mobile app for iPhones and Android devices.

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What can I do to lower cooling costs in these last hot days before fall begins?



Admit it: You probably don’t think about your indoor comfort system until it stops working and you become too hot. Ignoring your cooling system can cost you. This month’s question is That’s why I wanted to answered by Senior give you some advice Residential Energy Management Specialist, about lowering your Scott White. cooling costs that will save you money on your electric bill! • Set thermostats to the highest comfortable level in the summer. • Run ceiling fans while you’re in the room • Change your A/C filters monthly and make sure they are facing in the correct direction. • Close fireplace dampers during the summer. • Close shades and drapes during the day to keep radiant heat out. • Ensure attic access door is closed tightly


and insulated. • Do not close supply air registers in unused rooms. • Ensure return air grilles are not blocked by furniture or bookcases. • Ensure windows and doors are properly caulked and weather-stripped. • Make sure your soffit vents are clear on the inside and the outside to ensure proper air flow in the attic. • Have your A/C system serviced once a year by a certified technician. • Ensure your outdoor heat pump/air conditioning unit is kept clean and free of debris and shrubs. • If your duct work is in an unconditioned area like in an attic or under the home, make sure they are tightly connected to A/C unit. • Make sure your duct joints are all sealed properly with mastic tape or paste to ensure there are no air leaks in your unconditioned areas. • Always run your A/C system on “AUTO.” Running it on “ON” uses more electricity and can decrease your air conditioner’s ability to remove moisture.

To see these and other helpful tips to help you save energy and lower your electric bill, visit or give one our Residential Energy Representatives a call for more information: Hancock County Phillippe Michel: 228-363-7261

Pearl River County Scott White: 601-889-5109

Harrison County Tyler Green: 228-539-5720

Or you can email

Remember, The Greenest Power is the Power Not Used.

Concern for community As part of Coast Electric’s mission to improve the life in the communities we serve, employees give much of their time and energy giving back. Recently, employees have worked on two worthwhile projects in the area. Coast Electric partnered with the Land Trust of the Mississippi Coastal Plain and Mississippi State’s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio on a project in the Rotten Bayou Watershed that will highlight best practices and improve water quality in the bayou. The project, located in Diamondhead, includes stream naturalization, native plantings, and multiple levels of filtration that will

improve water quality and decrease sedimentation; decrease storm water velocity and erosion around the overflow; provide habitat for butterflies and songbirds; and provide a park atmosphere for the community to enjoy. Employees also spent time building a playground in Waveland in honor of the 10th anniversary of Katrina and the Bane family, a family that lost a mother, father and two sons in the storm. Through the rain and heat, volunteers worked to create the new playground through the Where Angels Play Foundation. The foundation was formed by a retired firefighter in New Jersey.

The firefighters and students in Waveland stared a relationship after September 11, 2001, when they wrote letters to the men and women who responded that day. The firefighters then helped in Waveland after Katrina and have had ties to the community ever since. The city also has plans to enhance the playground area on Central Avenue with a basketball court, a splash pad and more. As one volunteer said, there are many places to remember Katrina’s victims and be solemn, but it is really something to create a place where you can hear laughter and have hope. Coast Electric volunteers were proud to be part of the project.

Above: Employees help build a playground in honor of the Bane family and the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Right: Employees volunteer for a project in Diamondhead that will improve water quality.





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Coast Electric values its Board of Directors Douglas Mooney District 3

Teri Eaton District 2

Gil Arceneaux District 2

Frank McClinton District 2

Charles Lopez District 1


Richard Dossett District 1

James Ginn District 3

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Gordon Redd District 3

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Your member benefits Gil Arceneaux Elected to board in 2003; Retired Paint Trades Superintendent of Northrop Grumman; Member of Union Baptist Church (Hancock County District 2)

Democratic member control is one of the seven cooperative principles that companies like Coast Electric use to guide our operations. As a member of an electric cooperative, you are an owner of Coast Electric and you have voting privileges. That means you can vote on the men and women who will represent you on the board of directors. We would like for you to get to know the people who represent you on Coast Electric’s board and see what they have to say about Coast Electric’s bright future.

James Baldree Elected to board in 1998; Education Director of Gulf Oaks Hospital; Member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Hancock County District 1)

Richard Dossett Elected to board in 1980; Cattle Farmer; Member of Nicholson Old Palestine Baptist Church (Pearl River County District 1)

James Ginn Elected to board in 2002; Retired executive vice-president of Hancock Bank; Member of Central Bible Church, Bay St. Louis (Hancock County District 3)

Teri Eaton Appointed to board in 2015 to fill unexpired term of retired board member; State Farm Insurance Agent; Member of Grace Memorial Baptist Church (Harrison County District 2)

Charles Lopez Elected to board in 2002; Retired fire service battalion chief; Member of Michael Memorial Baptist Church (Harrison County District 1)

Frank McClinton Elected to board in 2005; Former owner and manager of M&M Industries; Member of Serenity Baptist Church (Pearl River County District 2)

Douglas Mooney Elected to board in 1986; Retired partner in Sun Coast Business and Industrial Supplies; Member of Salem Baptist Church (Pearl River County District 3)

Gordon Redd Elected to board in 2002; Co-owner and president of Redd Pest Solutions; Member of Orange Grove Church of Christ (Harrison County District 3)

Gil Arceneaux: Coast Electric’s future is bright because as a co-op, members come first. As a member of the board, I am tasked with representing your best interests. This is part of the reason the co-op business model works so well. People who are served by the co-op also help guide the co-op. This isn’t just a business; it is a community of people working together with a common goal. James Baldree: Everyone at Coast Electric is working hard to ensure a bright future for our co-op and our member- owners. However, great challenges lie ahead. For example, the Environmental Protection Agency is imposing unrealistic regulations such as the new “Clean Power Plan.” The result will be higher costs for electricity. We all want to protect our environment and we all need dependable, affordable electricity. I am confident that by working together to fight for a reasonable balance, we can accomplish both. Richard Dossett: For nearly 80 years, Coast Electric has served the people of South Mississippi. They have been here for us through storms, increasing government pressure and regulations that just don’t seem to make much sense. Through it all, this cooperative has powered our homes and businesses and will continue to do so no matter what comes next. Coast Electric’s future is bright because its foundation is strong.

Charles Lopez: Coast Electric’s future is bright because the employees here are responsive to members like me and you. I’m not just talking about restoring service either, although they do that well. I’m talking about their dedication to polling members every year to determine our satisfaction levels and see what we think would serve us best. From programs like the Time of Use rate that is helping so many save money each month to community solar projects, when we talk, Coast Electric listens. Frank McClinton: Coast Electric plays a big role in our communities. This co-op and its employees donate their time and resources to so many worthy causes and projects. Coast Electric is not just a company that provides a service, but a community partner working to improve the lives of the people they serve. With the people of south Mississippi as their focus, the future will be bright for Coast Electric and for its members.

Doug Mooney: I believe the future of our cooperative is bright because of its operating principles. Coast Electric is member owned, it is democratically controlled, it is a company that provides good jobs for local people, and it is not-for-profit. From a business standpoint, the cooperative way makes sense for all of us as a community. Members help shape the future of the company and Coast Electric isn’t making Teri Eaton: I am Coast Electric’s newest board member and I am proud decisions that are profit-based. As a co-op, they make decisions that are to be part of the future of this company. It is my commitment to my fel- people-based. low members to work to represent your interests and make decisions that benefit us all. As someone who serves many families in our comGordon Redd: Coast Electric is one of the most innovative co-ops in munity, I know that Coast Electric shares many of the same values as I the state and, in my opinion, the nation. Coast Electric employees work do in my business – concern for the people we serve and a dedication to every day to give us better service. Our employees provide excellent excellent service. With these priorities, the future is surely bright for member service when you call to pay a bill; they provide options like Coast Electric members. Time of Use, providing you monthly savings or Prepay Metering, which creates a fast response time when the power does go out. Coast Electric James Ginn: Organizations like Coast Electric have a bright future is on the cutting edge of technology so our system is more reliable and because they have a greater purpose than selling us electricity. Yes, pro- the employees here are never satisfied with the status quo. Their dedividing reliable, affordable electricity is the company’s mission, but Coast cation to improving the quality of life for us as members makes your Electric employees see their jobs as more than putting up lines and col- future brighter. lecting money for a service. They see it as their duty to their communities, to their friends and their neighbors to provide light and hope. To be active participants in our communities. To light the way for us all.




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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Coast Electric is hosting a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day sponsored by the Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event will take place at Coast Electric’s headquarters facility located at

MDEQ and Mississippi Power. County supervisors encourage Hancock County residents to participate and properly dispose of their household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste is any product marked caution, toxic, flammable or

ers, brake fluid, charcoal lighter fluid, chlorine bleach, detergents, disinfectants, drain opener, furniture polish, gasoline, glass cleaner, herbicides, insecticides, mothballs, motor oil, oven cleaner, paint, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, rodent poisons, rubber cement, rug and upholstery cleaner, scouring powder, silver polish, snail and slug killers, toilet bowl cleaner, transmission fluid, tub and tile cleaner, turpentine, varnish, water seal, wood finish and cooking oil. Residents coming to the collection day are cautioned to keep products in their original containers and make sure the containers are sealed so they will not leak. Containers should be transported in trunks or in the back of the vehicles, away from passengers. Residents are also

asked not to transport more than five gallons or 50 pounds at a time. The recycling event will not accept building materials, animal manure or carcasses, human waste or other biological waste, or medical waste or equipment, sharps/needles, spoiled food, mold-damaged items, or old ammunition. Proper disposal of hazardous products is extremely important. It is dangerous to discard hazardous household materials in the trash or down the drain. Instead, use up the products as intended, or take the unused portions to this scheduled event. Call 228-255-3367, Hancock County Road Maintenance Department if more information is needed.

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18020 Hwy 603 in Kiln, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The collection is made possible through a Solid Waste Assistance Grant from the state Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). This year’s event is being co-sponsored by

corrosive. Residents who want to participate should consider disposing of such hazardous items as: tires, scrap metal, fluorescent bulbs, washers, dryers, used oil, batteries, aerosols, all-purpose cleaners, ammonia, anti-freeze, automobile clean-

Coast Electric’s 2015 calendar was completed with help from some talented young artists in the service area. Students from schools in Harrison, Hancock and Pearl River counties submitted artwork and winning drawings will be featured each month. This month, we congratulate our September artist, seven-year-old Aiden Boegner. Aiden’s artwork not only gives fantastic energy efficiency tips, it has us ready for milder fall weather and falling leaves. Right: Artist Aiden Boegner’s beautiful drawing has us ready for fall! And his tips for energy efficiency are spot on.

Annual Meeting Notice The annual meeting of the members of Coast Electric Power Association will be held on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.The following information is provided in accordance with Association bylaws. Committee on Nominations; Credentials and Elections It shall be the duty of the Board to appoint no less than 40 days nor more than 90 days before the date of the meeting of the members at which directors are to be elected, a committee on nominations consisting of not less than five nor more than 11 members who shall be selected from different selections so as to insure equitable geographic representation. The committee shall receive and consider any suggestions as to nomi-

nees submitted by members of the Association. The committee shall prepare and post at the principle office of the Association at least 30 days before the meeting a list of nominations for board members. The Secretary must mail with the notice of the meeting or separately a statement of the number of board members to be elected and the names and addresses of the candidates nominated by the Committee of Nominations. Any 25 members acting together may make other nominations by petition and the Secretary shall post such nominations at the same place where the list of nominations by the committee is posted provided same is filed with and approved by the Committee on Nominations

at least 40 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Any petition for nominations shall be submitted on a form designated and provided by the Association. Each member signing such petition shall place thereon the date of signing, address, account number and service location of the member. No nomination by petition will be accepted by the Committee on Nominations which are not filed with such committee at least 24 hours prior to the meeting date and time, if such a

petition is timely filed, such person shall be a write-in candidate. A complete copy of the Association bylaws is available upon request at all offices of Coast Electric Power Association.

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By Nancy Jo Maples Tanglefoot Trail® in north Mississippi takes hikers and bikers through a cornucopia of nature’s foliage and picturesque vistas along a path blazed by Native Americans and early explorers. The Rails to Trails Conversion path, open since September 2013, meanders through the countryside of Chickasaw, Pontotoc and Union counties. Located in the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, the region is considered the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The 43.6-mile trek follows the line of a railroad abandoned in 2003 by the Mississippi Tennessee Railroad. The Tanglefoot section of the railroad was built by Col. William C. Falkner beginning in 1871 during the Reconstruction Era. He was the great-grandfather of Nobel Prize author William Faulkner, who added a “u” to the family surname. Native Americans first traveled the trail. The last Chickasaw King lived near the creek that is now known as King Creek. Explorers Hernando de Soto and

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Meriwether Lewis followed the route, as did the Union troops of Col. Benjamin Grierson. Named for the work engine Tanglefoot used during construction of the railroad, the trail is Mississippi’s second Rails to Trails conversion and is the longest such trail in the state. The Longleaf Trace in Hattiesburg stretches 40 miles. “Tanglefoot also has more broadleaf trees than Longleaf. About 75 percent of it is shaded, which

The 43.6-mile trek follows the line of a railroad abandoned in 2003 by the Mississippi Tennessee Railroad. makes the ride cooler,” trail manager Don Locke said. Locke said no study has been conducted to determine the number of users but noted personal observa-

tion proves that Tanglefoot draws a large number of visitors. In addition to riders from southern states, cyclists have come from as far away as Washington, Michigan, Ohio and Canada. “Some ride our trail and then go on to Hattiesburg to ride the Longleaf,” he said. The trail attracts riders in all age groups. Bob Chamblee of Houston celebrated his 80th birthday by riding the entire trail round trip for a total of almost 90 miles. “He still rides the trail almost every day with a group of other men who are probably in their 70s. They usually go from Houston to New Houlka and back, which totals 20 miles,” Locke said. Community citizens, who initiated the campaign to develop the trail, secured almost $10 million in grants and funding to pave the pathway and construct whistle stops, which have restroom and picnic facilities. Maintenance funding comes from corporate sponsors and from trail towns that contribute a quarter mil of tax revenue each year. Those towns are Houston, New

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Tanglefoot Trail® provides a scenic foot and bike path into rural northeast Mississippi, left page. About 75 percent of the trail is shaded in summer, below left. Photos: Don Locke Broadleaf trees color the landscape in the fall, above left. Photo: Melissa Campbell Maxey family members, left, form a pink parade on the trail. Photo: Courtney Maxey

Houlka, Algoma, Pontotoc, Ecru, Ingomar and New Albany. Houston, established in 1836, is one of two county seats of Chickasaw County. Mississippi’s first Carnegie

the older settlement of old Houlka. Established in 1812, the community lies at the intersection of the Natchez Trace and Gaines Trace, approximately 1 mile from the Chickasaw Indian Agency. Algoma sits in Pontotoc County. Its name derived from the Chickasaw word that means “God abides.” At one time the community had an abundance of timber and proclaimed to be the Crosstie Capital of the World. A tornado hit the town years ago and depleted the timber. However, the community continues to host the annual Crosstie Festival each October in an effort to honor its past. Pontotoc, located in Pontotoc County, developed on grounds ceded by the Chickasaw Indians at the Treaty of Pontotoc Creek in 1832. Its name comes from the Chickasaw and Tanglefoot Trail® users can take a break and enjoy a picnic at the trail whistle stop in means “land of the hanging grapes.” Algoma, one of seven towns that help support the trail through tax revenue. The next town, Ecru, developed because of the railroad. Residents from nearby communities Library can be found here. Houston also hosts the biannual Mississippi Flywheel Festival in April and migrated to Ecru. When the United States postal system decided to put in a post office, the settlement September. New Houlka, also in Chickasaw County, includes needed a name. Ecru was chosen because it was the

color of the town’s depot. Ingomar, in Union County, is an unincorporated community. It was named after a fictional Indian Chief in “The White Rose of Memphis,” written by Col. Falkner. Six and a half miles to the north of Ingomar lies New Albany, also in Union County. Situated along the banks of the Tallahatchie River, it is the birthplace of the famed novelist Faulkner. New Albany hosts the Tallahatchie River Fest annually on the fourth weekend of September. Mississippi’s Bluegrass Championship is held in conjunction with Down from the Hills Heritage Music Fest on the third weekend of each May. A copious list of lodging, food and bicycle shops can be found on the Tanglefoot Trail® website at Directions, maps and mileage between towns are also listed on the site. Writer Nancy Jo Maples can be reached at 188 Ernest Pipkins Road, Lucedale, MS 39452 or via email at


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‘The Monticello Hostess’ FEATURED COOKBOOK

When Susan Martindale of Monticello discovered a friend’s worn-out copy of “The Monticello Hostess,” she knew she had to bring this piece of culinary history back to life. First published by the Monticello Woman’s Club in 1943, with an expanded second edition following in 1951, the cookbook taught generations of homemakers the basics of cooking before the rise of convenience foods. “There’s nothing instant in there. It’s all from scratch,” said Lynda Rhymes Clay, of Monticello, one of the few surviving recipe contributors. Her mother, Shellie Stewart Rhymes, collected recipes from home cooks throughout Mississippi and sold advertising space to create the first two editions of the cookbook. In its day, “The Monticello Hostess” was a prized wedding gift. It guided countless brides into the world of homemade breads, desserts, salad dressings, seasonings, sauces, wild game, fish and whole chickens. It taught her how to select and prepare a hen, fry doughnuts, measure shortening, prepare a wild duck and create meringues. It helped her avoid “pastry failure,” overcooked fish and other kitchen disasters. “There’s just such a wide variety of basic things in there, so that a young bride could venture out on her own and not have to throw away the first two or three tries,” Clay said. As its title implies, the cookbook offers menus and recipes for serving from one to 100, including the recipes reprinted here. Throughout the book are tips, charts, alternatives and advice to help ensure success in the kitchen. “This cookbook doesn’t just give you recipes. It tells you why you do what you do,” Martindale said. Working with a local printer, Martindale ordered 50 reprints of the 1951 edition of the cookbook, including the advertisements. “I wanted the book to look just like it did then. I thought if they don’t sell, I can give everyone I know a copy for Christmas.”

 Chocolate Coconut Drops 1 square unsweetened chocolate 2⁄3 cup sweetened condensed milk

¼ lb. ( 1 ½ cups) shredded coconut

Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Add milk and coconut; mix well. Drop by spoonfuls on buttered baking sheet. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) for 15 minutes, or until brown. Remove from pan at once. Makes 24.

Lynda Rhymes Clay, left, and Marguerite Rutledge, center, contributed recipes to the original “The Monticello Hostess.” Susan Martindale, right, has reprinted the 1951 edition of the popular cookbook as a charitable fundraiser.

Order inquiries began pouring in within two days of Martindale’s announcement of the project on Facebook. Since then nearly 400 have sold. “I couldn’t believe it but I was thrilled,” said Marguerite Rutledge, recalling her reaction to the cookbook’s resurrection. She contributed a cranberry salad recipe to the original edition. “The Monticello Hostess” reflects the state of Southern cooking in the mid-20th century, when chilled gelatin salads were a staple of ladies’ luncheons. Although lard has since fallen out of favor, most of these recipes—pecan pie, for one—will never go out of style. Anyone interested in preparing simple dishes with fresh ingredients will find plenty to love about this cookbook. Profits from cookbook sales go to Hospice Outreach in Lawrence County and to Relay For Life, through Monticello United Methodist Church. To order, mail $20 plus $4 postage per book to Susan Martindale, P.O. Box 2005, Monticello, MS 39654. Make check payable to Monticello United Methodist Church. For more information, call Martindale at 601-587-7949.

 Lemon Custard in Meringue Cups Meringue Cups: 1⁄8 tsp. salt ½ tsp. vinegar ¼ tsp. vanilla

3 egg whites 1 cup sugar

Add salt, vinegar and vanilla to egg whites, and beat to a stiff foam. Add sugar slowly and beat until very stiff. Place in 6 mounds on a cookie sheet covered with plain, ungreased paper. Scoop out a hole in top of each with a spoon. Bake in slow oven (300 F) for 45 minutes. Remove from paper immediately, cool and fill with: Lemon Custard: 1 cup sugar 1⁄8 tsp. salt 5 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 ½ cups boiling water

3 beaten egg yolks Juice of 2 lemons 2 Tbsp. grated lemon rind

Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch; slowly add the water and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add a small amount of the hot mixture to the egg yolks, lemon juice and rind; stir into the remaining hot mixture. Cook in double boiler until thick. Chill well before filling Meringue Cups. Serves 6.

 Sweet Potatoes with Honey 6 medium sweet potatoes ¼ cup butter ¼ cup honey

¼ cup water Dash of salt

Parboil the potatoes. Slice and place in a shallow baking dish. Dot with butter and pour honey, water and salt over potatoes. Bake in a moderate oven (350 F) until browned. Baste frequently.

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 Vegetable-Meat One-Dish Meal 1 medium onion, chopped 2 Tbsp. fat 1 lb. ground beef ½ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper

1 cup cooked peas 1 cup canned tomatoes ½ cup catsup 3 cups seasoned mashed potatoes 1 egg

Cook onion in fat until golden brown. Add meat and seasonings, and cook until meat is lightly browned. Add vegetables and catsup; mix well and pour into a greased 2-quart casserole. Combine the potatoes and egg. Spoon to form mounds or spread over the mixture in the cassserole. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) for 20 to 30 minutes. Serves 6 to 8.

2 lbs. top round beef ½ lb. mushrooms 1 medium onion 2 Tbsp. flour

1 Tbsp. butter or margarine 1 tsp. salt

Combine sliced carrots with thinly sliced onion. Add sugar, butter and salt, and cook slowly in a saucepan with close fitting cover for about 25 minutes, or until tender. Serves 2.

 Braised Venison 2 lbs. venison cut into 2-inch cubes Salt, pepper, ginger to taste Fat or drippings 3 onions, peeled and quartered 4 carrots, scraped and sliced 3 stalks celery

1 Tbsp. lemon juice ½ tsp. sugar Dash of nutmeg 1 (No. 2 ½) can tomatoes (3 ½ cups) 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered

Season venison cubes wth salt, pepper and ginger. In a Dutch oven or heavy kettle, slowly brown a few pieces of meat at a time in a generous amount of hot drippings. Don’t hurry the browning or crowd the meat in the pan. When all the meat has been browned, add water to cover. Cover the Dutch oven and let the mixture simmer slowly for about 1 hour, or until meat is partially tender, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining ingredients except potatoes and let simmer another hour. Add the potatoes and cook 20 to 30 minutes longer, or until potatoes are tender. Taste and add salt, if necessary. Serves 6. Note: The neck, shoulder or chuck cuts of venison (or any tag ends of solid meat) make an excellent stew.

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1 pt. sour cream 2 Tbsp. butter Salt Pepper

Wipe the meat and dice; brown on all sides in a little hot fat. Add a small amount of water and simmer for 30 minutes. In the meantime, chop the mushrooms and onions, and brown slightly. Make a gravy of the flour, sour cream, butter and seasonings; add to the onion and mushrooms. Pour over the meat in a casserole. Bake in a slow oven (300 F) for 30 to 60 minutes. Serve from the dish in which it is cooked. Serve with either white or wild rice. Serves 6 to 8.

 Carrots and Onions 3 medium carrots 1 small onion 1 Tbsp. brown sugar

 Brown Sugar Pie 3 Tbsp. butter 1 cup brown sugar 3 level Tbsp. flour

3 well beaten eggs 2 cups sweet milk 1 cup chopped pecans

Cream well the butter, sugar and flour; add the eggs, milk and nuts. Cook until about half done in a double boiler; cool. Pour into a baked pie shell and cook in slow oven (300 to 325 F) until done.

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Scooba Day Barbecue and Horse Show, Sept. 5, Scooba. Horse show begins 10 a.m.; sign-up at 9:30. Scooba Riding Club Arena. Details: 601-562-5552, 601-527-9792. Fifth Annual Southern Gospel Sing, Sept. 5, Hattiesburg. Featuring The Kingsmen Quartet, The Freemans and others; 6 p.m. Admission. Saenger Theatre. Details: 601584-4888; Shape-note Singing School, Sept. 9, Florence. Learn to sing American folk hymns from Sacred Harp hymnals; 6-8 p.m. Continues on second Wednesday of each month. Free. Details: 601-953-1094. Pike County Fair, Sept. 9-12, McComb. Livestock shows, children’s barnyard, music, rides and games. Pike County Fairgrounds. Mountain Faith in Concert, Sept. 12, Newton. Bluegrass gospel band and “America’s Got Talent” finalist; 7 p.m. Love offering. Ebenezer Baptist Church. Details: 601-896-2249, 601-683-3928. Share With MSers, Sept. 12, D’Iberville. Music, door prizes, silent auction; 5-8 p.m. Admission. D’Iberville Civic Center. Details: 228-374-7403, 228-392-4179. 34th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival, Sept. 12-13, Biloxi. Entertainment, crafts, seafood, marine education, kids’ activities, gumbo contest. Admission. Point Cadet Plaza. Details: Starkville Public Library Book Sale, Sept. 14, Starkville. Shop noon - 6 p.m. Supports library projects. Free admission. Details: 662323-2766. Lower Delta Talks: “Prospect Hill Plantation,” Sept. 15, Rolling Fork. Presented by Jessica Crawford, Alan Huffman; 6:30 p.m. Sharkey-Issaquena County Library. Details: 662-873-4076. 25th Annual Delta Rice Tasting Luncheon and Rice Cook-off Contest, Sept. 18, Cleveland. Taste wide variety of dishes featuring rice; 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission. Walter Sillers Coliseum. Details: 662-843-8371. Mississippi Gourd Festival, Sept. 18-19, Raleigh. Indoor festival with handcrafted

gourds, ready-to-craft gourds, gourdcrafting classes, demos, tools, supplies, more; 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Admission. Smith County Ag Complex. Details: 601-782-9444; South of the River Roux, Sept. 19, Walnut Grove. Roux Run 5K run/walk, entertainment, Kids Fun Street, petting zoo, chainsaw carving, car/truck/tractor show, arts/crafts, more. Details: 601-253-2321; 40th Annual Crazy Day, Sept. 19, Magee. Arts/crafts, food, music. Street dance Sept. 18. Details: 601-849-2517. Bob Marr Memorial Classic Car Show, Sept. 19, Olive Branch. Antique cars. Old Towne. Details: 662-893-0888; Bluegrass, Country and Gospel Singing, Sept. 19, Black Hawk. Featuring Duck Hill Billies, Russell & Dianne Burton with Alexis Turnipseed; 6 p.m. Black Hawk Old School. Details: 662-453-0072; Diamondhead Arts and Crafts Show, Sept. 19-20, Diamondhead. Diamondhead Country Club grounds. Details: 228-255-6922; Belle Fountain Baptist Church 125th Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 20, Ocean Springs. From 10:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Details: 228-875-2973. Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, Sept. 24, Madison. Four-person scramble. Register by Sept. 17. Whisper Lake Country Club. Details: 228-265-1620; Pickin’ at the Lake, Sept. 25-26, Grenada. Country, bluegrass, Western, gospel, Cajun music (acoustic instruments only). Bring chairs. Free. Grenada Lake Spillway. Details: 662-227-1491, 662-614-2737. 28th Annual Mississippi Pecan Festival, Sept. 25-27, Richton. Arts, crafts, antiques, children’s activities, mule pull, horse-drawn farming demos, music, fiddling contest, stock dog demos, more. Fulmers Farmstead. Details: 601-964-8201; Fourth Annual Indian Bayou Arts

Festival, Sept. 26, Indianola. Handmade art, pottery, jewelry, more. Music, kids’ art activities, food, pet show; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Details: 662-887-4454. Rose Hill Cemetery Costumed Tour, Sept. 26, Meridian. Live portrayals of selected individuals interred in Victorian-age cemetery. Details: Harrisville Day, Sept. 26, Harrisville. Arts/crafts, food, baseball games, entertainment, fireworks finale, more; 9 a.m. until. Harrisville Community Park. Details: 601-8471261. Dog Fest, Sept. 26, Meridian. Dog contests and competitions; vendors; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Lauderdale Agri-Center. Details: 601-9386409; Wing Dang Doodle Festival, Sept. 26, Forest. Chicken wing cooking contest, 5K run/walk, kids’ 1/2-mile fun run and fair rides, antique cars/tractors, music. Gaddis Park. Details: 601-469-4332; Hot Rides for Heroes Car and Truck Show, Sept. 26, Gautier. Live music, food, arts/crafts; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Squadron 1992. Details:, Natchez Gun Show, Sept. 26-27, Natchez. Natchez Convention Center. Details: 601-4984235; Hernando Water Tower Festival, Oct. 2-3, Hernando. Barbecue competition, music, 10K run, farmers market, arts/crafts, vintage car show, kids’ games, more. Courthouse Square. Details: 662-429-9055; Meridian Little Theatre Guild Fall Variety Sale, Oct. 2-4, Meridian. Clothing, household items, home decor, toys, books, shoes, more; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Meridian Little Theatre. Details: 601-482-6371. Cedar Hill’s Haunted Farm, Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 2-31, Hernando. Flashlight Corn Maize, Haunted Hayride, Trail of Terror, more; 6-10 p.m. Details: 662-429-2540; Choctaw County Flea Market, Oct. 3, Arts/crafts, yard sale items, more; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Main Street parking lot. Details: 662-2856337; Craft Sale and Quilt Auction, Oct. 3, Gulfport. Breakfast and lunch, quilt auction (1 p.m.), crafts, pottery, Choctaw jewelry, baked goods, kids’ activities, food. Gulfhaven Mennonite Church. Details: 228-832-0003. Bricks & Spokes, Oct. 3, Vicksburg. Bike ride with four routes from 10 to 62 miles; begins 8 a.m. Downtown and Old Mississippi River Bridge. Details: 601-634-4527;

37th Annual Oktoberfest, Oct. 3, Hattiesburg. German food, music, delicatessen, quilt raffle, silent auction, crafts; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. St. John Lutheran Church. Details: 601-583-4898; 50th Annual Marion County Heritage Festival, Oct. 3, Columbia. Arts, crafts, food, music, community heritage, more; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Details: 37th Annual Octoberfest, Oct. 3, Olive Branch. Arts and crafts; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Olive Branch City Park. Details: 662-893-5219; Laurel Gun Show, Oct. 3-4, Laurel. Fairgrounds. Details: 601-498-4235; 19th Annual Cruisin’ The Coast, Oct. 4-11, Gulf Coast. Antique, classic and hot rod vehicles to cruise beachside highway. Stops with live music from Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs. Details: Power Relief Wood Carving with Sammy Long, Oct. 5, 6, 8, Ridgeland. Beginning-level class; 6-8:30 p.m. Admission. Mississippi Craft Center. Details: 601-856-7546. Sacred Heart Catholic Church Flea Market, Oct. 8, Canton. More than 100 exhibitors; runs concurrently with Canton Flea Market. Peace Street. Details: 601-859-3223. Bailey Haunted Firehouse, Oct. 9-10, 1617, 23-24, 29-31, Meridian. Open 7 p.m. midnight; 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 29. Details:; Facebook: Bailey Haunted Firehouse. French Camp Harvest Festival, Oct. 10, French Camp. Auction of homegrown/handcrafted items, craft demos and sales, music, sorghum mill, kids’ activities. Natchez Trace Historical District. Details: 662-547-6482; Magnolia State Bluegrass Association Fall Show, Oct. 10, Morton. Live music, camping; showtime 1 p.m. Roosevelt State Park Livingston Performing Arts Center. Details: 601-732-6316. 89th Annual Sacred Heart Parish Bazaar, Oct. 10-11, D’Iberville. Food, games, music, bingo, silent auction; 11 a.m. until. Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Details: 228-392-4527. “A Mississippi Homecoming,” Oct. 16, Tylertown. Gospel singing featuring BROS.4, Blackwood Brothers Quartet, Soul’d Out Quartet; 6 p.m. Tylertown United Methodist Church. Details: 601-259-6553. Fall Flower & Garden Fest, Oct. 16-17, Crystal Springs. Largest home gardening show in Southeast. Gardening tours, seminars, more; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Truck Crops Experiment Station. Details: 601-892-3731;

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