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July 15, 7 p.m. – “Baptism by Katrina,” Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art: Imagine this. You take office one day, and Katrina decimates your community the next day. That’s the scenario a number of newly elected and appointed south Mississippi leaders faced, especially Gen. Joe Spraggins, whose first day as Harrison County’s emergency manager was Aug. 29, 2005. Other panelists, all of whom are mayors or former mayors: Brent Warr of Gulfport, Connie Moran of Ocean Springs, Chipper McDermott of Pass Christian, and Billy Skellie of Long Beach.