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Dixie Electric is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Just what the doctor ordered Each and every month your next trip to the Dixie Electric looks out for pharmacy. The average its members by providing discount nationwide on them with the most reliable prescription medication is electric service at the lowest 46 percent. National and possible cost. That’s the regional pharmacy chains foundation of our co-op and local independent and something we’re very pharmacies accept the proud of. card. The card cannot be Another way we look out used with your insurance, for our members is by but ask your pharmacist Randy Smith providing every household to compare the out-ofGeneral Manager with the Co-op pocket price between your Connections Card. The insurance and the Co-op cards will be mailed to you in midConnections Card. September. This member benefit card Our hope is that the Co-op helps you save money on everyday Connections Card will provide a beneexpenses, like clothing and groceries, at fit to you and your family by providthousands of local and national retailing savings on items you purchase ers. The Co-op Connections Card can every day, including medications. It’s also be used online and allows memanother member benefit from your bers to access special partner sites for local electric cooperative Dixie additional savings on things like groElectric. ceries, clothing, tickets for concerts or For more information or to locate a sporting events plus so much more. list of stores or pharmacies in your One of the biggest benefits of the area, visit Connections.coop, downCo-op Connections Card is the preload the Co-op Connections app or scription discounts you can receive on call our office at (601) 425-2535.

Be a leader and win a trip to Washington, D.C.! If you're an 11th grader served by Dixie Electric Power Association, make this year memorable by participating in the 2019 Leadership Workshop in Jackson, Miss., and Tour of Washington, D.C.

See your guidance counselor. Homeschooled students, call Dixie Electric for more information 601-425-2535.


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Dixie Electric Power Association

ANNUAL MEETING of the MEMBERS Dixie Electric’s Annual Meeting of the Membership will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in the auditorium of Dixie Electric Power Association’s main office on Highway 184, Laurel.

Prizes to be given away! Overall Prize

Seven District Prizes

Vote Online Prize

(one prize awarded)

(one prize awarded per district)

(one prize awarded)

$500 credit on electric bill

$250 credit on electric bill

$250 credit on electric bill

To be eligible for prizes, sign your proxy, mail in your absentee ballot, vote online or vote in person at the annual meeting. You need not be present to win. Dixie Electric employees and board members are not eligible.

Submit a Proxy

Vote by Ballot

Look for your proxy inside Dixie Electric Power Association’s annual meeting pamphlet, which will be mailed on Sept. 20, 2018, or at any Dixie Electric location. See instructions in the pamphlet for complete details on completing your proxy. You may vote by absentee ballot, vote online or execute your proxy, but you can only choose one. Mail or give your proxy to a Dixie Electric employee before the deadline. Don’t delay! All proxies must be in Dixie Electric’s office by 5 p.m., Oct. 15, 2018.

Vote by absentee ballot when your annual meeting pamphet arrives in the mail in late September.

How to complete your proxy.

Or Vote Online How to vote online. Option 1: Login to your

If you want the board of directors to vote your proxy, put an “X” here.

If you want someone who is attending to vote your proxy, put an “X” here, and fill out the person’s name, account number and mailing address.

Date proxy.

Write your name, account number and mailing address just as it appears on your bill stub.

Sign proxy.

SmartHub account through dixieepa.com and click “Vote Now.”

Option 2: Check your email for a direct link to the vote online site. Your account number and member number, which is your unique login information, is included in the email too. Follow the link, login, and vote absentee ballot or proxy.

Option 3: If you would like to vote online and don’t have a SmartHub account or email address on file with Dixie Electric, set up an account online at dixieepa.com or call one of our office locations and provide your email address and password to us. For more information on SmartHub, visit dixieepa.com/smarthub/. Contact Dixie Electric at 601-425-2535 or dixieelectric@dixieepa.com for your voting credentials. Please include your name, account number, service address and phone number in the email to help us serve you better.


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SAVE!

Use your Co-op Connections card and

p o o C e Th s n o i t c Conne be in ill w d r a C ailbox in

your m mber. e mid-Sept

 Use your discount card at local and national

businesses.  Download the Co-op Connections app for a list of participating businesses.  To receive discounts, simply show your Co-op Connections card or app card to participating businesses.  Turn on the location services for the app, so you’ll know which businesses are participating wherever you travel.  There are no sign-up or participation fees.

The Co-op Connections Card is given to you because you’re a member of Dixie Electric, a local electric cooperative.

To get started:

1 Visit connections.coop 2 Create an account 3 Download the Co-op Connections app in the App Store or Google Play

4 Sign in with your new account 5 Browse local and national discounts 6

Start saving!


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Co-op Connections Business Spotlight In Ellisville:

In Waynesboro:

Hall’s Welding Service

Pizza Inn Pizza Inn in Waynesboro offers a large single topping pizza for $9.99 and two free drinks for its Coop Connections discount. Pizza Inn also offers a daily pizza buffet. Pizza Inn is located at 902A MS Drive, Waynesboro and is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. Call 601-735-5600 to place your order.

Hall’s Welding Service is offering a 10 percent discount on the purchase of trailer parts. Owner Chris Hall offers trailer part sales and repair, portable and shop welding and sandblasting and painting. Visit Hall Welding Service Monday-Friday at 101 Front Street in Ellisville. Call 601-477-3925 for their services.

In Laurel:

In Petal:

The Cotton Boll

Sweet Blossom

The Cotton Boll at 435 N Magnolia Street in downtown Laurel is a uniquely creative gift shoppe, offering a 10 percent discount on products with some exclusions on certain brands. Owner Kelly Lambert encourages you to come by Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. or until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Sweet Blossom on the Evelyn Gandy Parkway in Petal is a florist shop that also offers home décor and gifts. When you purchase a floral arrangement or spend $30 or more, you’ll receive one mylar balloon and two latex balloons for free. Sweet Blossom Owner Leah Witting invites you to come by her store Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.



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DEER ZONES For a complete listing of hunting seasons, bag limits and other legal restrictions, go to www.mdwfp.com.

White-tailed Deer DELTA, NORTHEAST, EAST CENTRAL, AND SOUTHWEST ZONES METHOD

SEASON DATES

LEGAL DEER

Archery Youth Gun (15 and under) Antlerless Primitive Weapon

Oct. 1 - Nov. 16 Nov. 3 - Jan. 31

Either-Sex on private and open public land. Either-Sex on private and authorized state and federal lands. Legal bucks only after Nov. 17 on authorized state and federal lands. Antlerless Deer Only on private lands.

Gun (with dogs)

Nov. 17 - Dec. 1

Primitive Weapon

Dec. 2 - 15

Nov. 5 - 16

Gun (without dogs)

Dec. 16 - 23

Gun (with dogs)

Dec. 24 - Jan. 16

Archery/Primitive Weapon

Jan. 17 - 31

Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license. Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.

SOUTHEAST ZONE

In all zones: For youth fifteen (15) years of age and younger hunting on private lands and authorized state and federal lands, all three (3) of their three (3) buck bag limit may be any antlered deer.

METHOD

SEASON DATES

LEGAL DEER

Archery

Oct. 15 - Nov. 16

Either-Sex on private and open public land.

Youth Gun (15 and under)

Nov. 3 - Feb. 15

Either-Sex on private and authorized state and federal lands. Legal bucks only after Nov. 17 on authorized state and federal lands.

Gun (with dogs)

Nov. 17 - Dec. 1

Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land.

Dec. 2 - 15

Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.

Primitive Weapon Gun (without dogs)

Dec. 16 - 23

Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land.

Gun (with dogs)

Dec. 24 - Jan. 16

Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land.

BAG LIMITS: Antlered Buck Deer: The bag limit on antlered buck deer is one (1) buck per day, not to exceed three (3) per annual season. Legal bucks must meet the antler criteria within the appropriate deer management zone.

Antlerless Deer: Private lands: The bag limit on Northeast, Delta and East Central, and Southwest Zones antlerless deer is three (3) per annual season. The bag limit on Southeast Zone antlerless deer is one (1) per day, two (2) per annual season.

Jan. 17 - 31 Archery/Primitive Weapon Feb. 1 - 15

Small Game SEASON

SEASON DATES

DAILY BAG LIMIT

Youth Squirrel*

Sept. 24 - 30

8

Squirrel - Fall Season

Oct. 1 - Feb. 28

8

Squirrel - Spring Season

May 15 - June 1

4

SEASON

SEASON DATES

DAILY BAG LIMIT

Rabbit

Oct. 13 - Feb. 28

8

Bobwhite Quail

Nov. 22 - Mar. 2

8

Frog

April 1 - Sept. 30

25/NIght

Raccoon

July 1 - Sept. 30

1 per Party/Night

Opossum, Raccoon, and Bobcat

Oct. 1 - Oct. 31 (Food and sport) Nov. 1 - Feb. 28 (Food, sport, and pelt)

5/Day; 8/Party No Limit

Trapping

Nov. 1 - Mar. 15

No Limit

U.S. Forest Service National Forests: The bag limit is one (1) per day, not to exceed three (3) per annual season except in the Southeast Zone which is two (2) per annual season.

Either-Sex on private land. Legal Bucks only on open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license. Legal Bucks only on private and open public land. Weapon of choice may be used on private land with appropriate license.

*On private lands and authorized state and federal lands only in those areas open for squirrel hunting.

Dove • White-winged & Mourning Dove (North Zone) ** Sept. 1-Oct. 7; Oct. 27 Nov. 7; Dec. 22 - Jan. 31 (South Zone)*** Sept. 1-9; Oct. 6-Nov. 7; Dec. 15-Jan. 31 **(Dove North Zone) Areas north of U.S. Hwy 84 plus areas south of U.S. Hwy 84 and west of MS Hwy 35 ***(Dove South Zone) Areas south of U.S. Hwy 84 and east of MS Hwy 35.

Fall Turkey SEASON

DATES

BAG LIMIT

FALL (SEE OPEN AREAS)

OCT. 15 - NOV. 15

TWO (2) TURKEYS, EITHER SEX

Open Areas: In the following counties or portion of counties, on private lands where the landowner/lease holder completes a fall turkey hunting application and provides a copy of the property deed or lease agreement at a MDWFP Regional Office or the Jackson Office. Delta Zone: Bolivar County - west of the main Mississippi River levee and those lands east of the main Mississippi River levee known as 27 Break Hunting Club; Coahoma, Desoto, Issaquena, Tunica, and Washington counties - west of the main Mississippi River levee. North-Central Zone: Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tippah, and Union counties.

Southwest Zone: Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Madison, Warren, Wilkinson, and Yazoo counties.


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Shine the light on savings with LED Bulbs When shopping for light bulbs, one could find themselves quickly overwhelmed. An easy tip when trying to purchase lighting with energy savings in mind is to always look for the ENERGY STAR logo on the product. In order for a product to earn the ENERGY STAR certification, the product must meet strict energy efficient guidelines that are set by the US Environmental Protection Agency. These lighting products will deliver exceptional features while also using less energy.

What sets ENERGY STAR bulbs apart from the rest? ENERGY STAR certified bulbs use less power (watts) than incandescent bulbs and are available in a variety of shades. They also produce 70-90 percent less heat, so it’s safer to operate while also providing energy savings for cooling the home. An ENERGY STAR certified light bulb uses about 70-90 percent less energy and lasts 10 to 25 times longer. One bulb saves an average of $55 in electricity cost over its lifetime. That also means savings for

your wallet. If you feel you need additional guidance in finding which ENERGY STAR certified light bulb is right for you, visit https://www.energystar.gov/products/lig hting_fans/light_bulbs for more information and use their interactive lighting calculators to see where your savings add up. Do a little. Save a lot!

Maintaining reliable service Right-of-way clearing projects underway Dixie Electric Power Association clears trees, limbs and underbrush from the area around and below the power lines, called the right-of-way. Right-of-way clearing decreases the number of outages and reduces the risk of someone coming in contact with the power lines. Here are the substations and surrounding communities that are either currently being cleared or will be cleared soon:

How often should I change my airElectric filter? utility pole inspections

in yourwill be performing inspection and your filter changeUtilities You shouldOsmose Services • South Waynesboro substation – once aofmonth. system maintenance on some Dixie Electric Power Association’s poles Winchester, Denham-Progress, Sunlight, heating/cooling next fewtomonths, is to began in August and will continue do this which remember way tothe An easyduring Big Rock and the Central School area for approximately four to five months. The general areas to be inspect• Glade substation – Glade, Antioch and change your filter on the day that your will bebill thearrives. Whistler, Eucutta, West Waynesboro, Clara, Pleasant monthlyedpower Powers communities Grove, Beat Four and Strengthford communities. • Indian Springs substation – Sunrise and This work will generally consist of excavating a hole about 18” Petal deep around the poles to inspect them and applying a preservative Clearing the right-of-way protects and/or remedial treatment to the poles as needed. The purpose of the individuals from the hazards of electricity inspection and treatment is to identify poles that do not meet industry and makes power restoration quicker and strength standards and to extend the useful life of all others. safer for both Dixie Electric’s members and If you have any questions, please contact the engineering departpersonnel. ment at (601) 425-2535.


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Today in Mississippi September 2018 Dixie

Today in Mississippi September 2018 Dixie  

Today in Mississippi September 2018 Dixie