Meridian Star

November 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN — Thanks to the ‘superheroes’

Dear Editor,

    United Way of East Mississippi extends a heartfelt thanks to the “superheros” from our Pacesetter Companies that volunteered their valuable time to assist partner agencies with countless projects during our annual Day of Caring on Nov. 7.  

    Not only do these employees give monetarily to United Way’s Community Campaign, but their companies also allowed them to take time off from their jobs to donate their muscles and hearts to many worthwhile projects.

    The following companies participated in this year’s United Way Day of Caring: Anderson Regional Medical Center; Avery; Bank Plus; Citizens National Bank; EMBDC; Liberty Fuels; Meridian Family of Stations; MCC; Trustmark; and Participating United Way Board Members.

    The partner agencies that benefited from these acts of kindness could not have been more appreciative for all the work that was performed that day — American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Club, LOVEs Kitchen, Hope Village, Care Lodge, Girl Scouts and RSVP.  

    On behalf of all of our partner agencies and our Board of Directors, thank you again to all of the “superheros” involved in this day that truly exemplified United Way’s mission to GIVE, ADVOCATE, and VOLUNTEER.  

John Anderson, Chairman of the Board

United Way of East Mississippi

Trash haulers littering highway

    I would like to bring attention to the public concerning the despoil off of commercial trash. I am the owner/operator of Oak Lane Trailer Park on Highway 45 North.

    The large commercial container trash truck travels from points out of Meridian through the four-way stop and then to the landfill. The procedure is that if a container is over full, the driver empties it into the drop container and loads the filled container. Of course this is too much trouble. The automatic tarp covers it. Trash spills all up and down the highway.

    A box flew off a one of the trucks and hit my windshield. I have pictures of the trucks with trash falling off of it. Something needs to be done. Marion is the gateway to Meridian. Travelers see it as a trash dump.

Sincerely, Gayland Frazier, Marion

Thank you for your support

    Thanks to all our family and friends who participated in the Benefit Rummage Sale on Oct. 12 for Benny Eggler.

    The sale was a success and all funds will be used to pay medical expenses incurred during Benny's CA treatment at UAB Birmingham.

    We also thank our many friends in Meridian for their thoughts, prayers, cards and gifts during this difficult time.

    God bless each of you.


Jan and Benny Eggler B

Fixing Obamacare is

president's responsibility

    I am writing to express my opinion on the Obamacare fiasco, as well as to point out what I feel is a simple remedy to the situation.

    The first thing that needs to be done to show what the president really thought when he said he simply misspoke about health care plans that people already have being able to be kept.

    Simply, he needs to issue an executive order rescinding Obamacare and giving the Congress a new Affordable Care Act that is clearly understood so that the Congress can read it, then vote on it as required by the Constitution, not passing it and then reading it, which led to our current situation.

    The second thing that this requires is putting everything regarding putting the bill into effect on hold pending passage of a new clearly written bill being passed. This will enable the correction of the computer situation, as well as other problems.

    This is necessary because as anyone who has served in the military knows, the leader alone is responsible. Therefore it is incumbent on him to correct the situation.


    Robert J. Perna, SSG USA (Ret.)