Columbus Mississippi Smoke School presented by The Smoke Commander and Whitlow Enterprises Smoke School Nation. Smoke School with a touch of Louisiana down on the bayou flavor. Now we are cooking with peanut oil.

Date: October 15, 2013   This school will have both a morning and an afternoon session. Report at 8 AM for the morning session and 11 AM for afternoon session. When your register, you must specify morning or afternoon. This school will be held come rain or shine. We have a shelter from the rain. K-Passé, Laissez les bons temps rouler, Let the good times roll. Bon appetite we are cooking lunch.  Agenda

Location: Mississippi University for Women Plymouth Bluff Conference Center, 2200 Old West Point Road, Columbus Mississippi 39701

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Registration    Fees    What to bring    Refer a friend and earn cash       Weather forecast    Hotels  Donuts We need one of you to pick up the Beignets or Dunuts.

The conference center has very nice cozy dormitory rooms available in a very peaceful setting. Call  662-241-6214 for reservations.

The conference center has a very accommodating staff and their beautiful facility would be perfect for your next party or gathering. It is like walking through a Mississippi wildlife museum.

Full time college students may attend for $25. Indicate that you are a student when you register.



Greetings and salutations, and the whole 9 yards. I am The Smoke Commander, a legend and an  EYECON in my on mind. My troops of team members from Whitlow Smoke School Nation here in West Monroe, Louisiana and Odon, Indiana would love to be your smoke school provider.


       HEY! I want you to come to smoke school and pass a good time with Whitlow Smoke School Nation

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know just what you are going to get. Not so with Whitlow Smoke School Nation. We are prepared just like the Boy Scouts. We do our homework just to be sure that everything is ready and waiting for you when you get there. Our smoke machine will be calibrated and well maintained to avoid any significant delays. You will have a roof over your head in case it starts raining. You will have a contrasting background so you can read opacity on cloudy days. We will have fresh made coffee, fresh doughnuts, ice cold water and soft drinks. We will cook you up a mouth watering lunch. Whitlow provides EPA Method 9 test sheets, practice sheets, critique sheets, Ringelmann smoke pocket charts, ink pens, rubber bands to keep you on the right test lines, and self registration forms for your next visit in 6 months. We will teach you the fundamentals of reading opacity and how to pass the EPA Method 9 certification test. We will set up the optimal conditions for taking the certification test. We will double check to make sure you maintain the correct observer position with contrasting background, sun position, and parallel wind direction. We make sure that you are at least 3 stack-heights back so you will have the correct vertical angle of 18 degrees or less. Remember that you always read the background, not the smoke. 25% opacity means that 25% of the background is obscured by the smoke. Read the background using an observation point that is the densest part of the plume. This would be the first 2 feet at the end of our smokestack where the plume is still approximately 12 inches in diameter.   We have a positive attitude and it is contagious. We bring prizes to add an element of competition to see who makes the best score. This is your game and you are a winner.


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The Duck Commander, The Smoke Commander, and the Buck Commander. 

I am not sure if you can see me because of the camo. My hat is a Duck Dynasty hat and it says "I speak Duckanese."  I was wearing this garb on the kids pirate ship in the Destin Florida Harbor where they filmed the movie JAWS while I was stationed there in the Air Force. The pirate in his buccaneers was trying to blow up a kids life preserver that was a duck. On his mike he said, "That dang Duckanese camo guy done shot my duck."

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October 15, 2013-good to go

Contact information:

Telephone: 662-241-6214 or 1-877-462-8439 ext. 6214
Fax: 662-241-6314
Contact: Dave Haffly, Director
Here's additional contact #'s for Dave Haffly @ Plymouth Bluff Center
662-327-7685 home at night or 662-574-7418 cell

Reserve the lerge conference room and the pavilion in case it is raining. If it is not raining we can conduct the school in the parking lot. Call ahead of time and they will cook everyone a lunch. Request fish fry. They will also cook us supper. When you call, ask for the cook.