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meridianteapartyMeridian Tea will host a health care forum featuring Dr. Rutkowski (American physician), Dr. Malloy (Canadian physician), and Dr. Makey (UK physician), a business representative (TBD), and Lee McCarty (local youth debate leader)Meridian, MS Saturday, September 12, at 5:00 pm, (Dumont Plaza) will host a townhall meeting on the proposed health care overhaul plans being advanced by President Obama and Congress. The panel will include several local doctors and business owners. All concerned citizens are invited to attend this townhall meeting which will address many concerns over the long term cost of this legislation, the tax burden on the young, the coverage of illegal immigrants and the way medical care will be provided to their loved ones.

What: Townhall Meeting on Health Care Reform

Why: To inform the public about pending legislation

When: September 12, 2009, 5 pm – 7 pm.

Where: Dumont Plaza


* The Meridian Tea Party was formed by local citizens to give people from all walks of life a voice and an opportunity to create change in local, state and federal government. MTP is not associated with any particular party, nor do we receive any funding from outsiders. We simply want our freedom and our country back and we believe we can do it by having a truly representative government again not a government of special interests and self-serving politicians.

Faith in our fellow man, faith in our founding documents, faith in ourselves, and most importantly, faith in our Creator all encourage us that we CAN make a difference and we CAN revive true hope and we CAN make a change for the better.

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football logoFriday nights and victories have become one and the same for the Meridian Wildcats. The reigning 5A champions took a 27-10 road win against Starkville on Friday night for their 16th straight win.

For the 10th straight year, Northeast Lauderdale defeats Southeast Lauderdale, winning 27-14 Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

Meridian  27 Starkville  10

Northeast Lauderdale  27 Southeast Lauderdale  14

Lamar  55 Central Hinds  28

Gulfport  48 West Lauderdale  10

Union  22 Clarkdale  20

Quitman  45 Louisville  25

Choctaw Central  28 Newton County  22

Enterprise  47 Lake  20

Sumter Academy  47 Russell Christian  0

Kemper County  32 Carthage  6

Kemper Academy  54 Christian Collegiate Ac.  42

Wayne County  28 NE Jones  13

Philadelphia  40 Neshoba Central  14

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revueThe Sucarnochee Revue Radio Program comes back to Meridian, Mississippi’s Temple Theatre 7:00 p.m. September 4, Friday night for a “Rockabilly and Street Rods” show featuring Rockabilly Hall of Famers, Rayburn Anthony and C.W. Gatlin. Other performers include Alex Goldman, Chase Cooksey, Skylar Hardin, and Track 45. Also included are regular cast members,Mississippi Chris Sharp, J. Burton Fuller, Jacky Jack White,the Stage Hands, and Britt Gully. Everyone attending is encouraged to “dress retro” for the concert, according to producer/host Jacky Jack White. “The Sucarnochee Revue is family friendly entertainment and it’s all about having a good time.”
Rayburn Anthony recorded on Sam Phillip’s Sun Records during 1959-1960.  Rayburn remembers Elvis Presley would drop by the studio sometimes usually when he and his friends were renting the local roller rink or the movie theatre. The Sun roster included at various times Elvis, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many other influential Rockabilly, and Country artists. Rayburn’s biggest hit was  a rocking version of “St. Louis Blues”. Later, Rayburn moved to Nashville and toured with Bobby Bare, and Billy Walker  while penning hit songs such as, “Sing Me a Love Song to Baby”.
C. W. Gatlin was born in Phillips County, Delta, Arkansas. C.W.’s mom, aunt and uncle played music. Gatlin says, “I’ve played guitar all my natural born  life. My first band was me and and my guitar.” Artists like Mack Self, Robert Nighthawk and Houston Stackhouse taught C.W. rockabilly and blues. C.W. Gatlin was inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame as a top lead guitarist.
Admission is $5 at the door or call 205 652 6680 or the Temple box office at 601 693 5353. The Dixie Rodders and others will be displaying some of their classic cars outside the theatre.

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Playground for Jesus Wesley House

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crossesTrey Long, Jeremy Hill and Neil Henry visit The Morning Show and discuss the project Playground for Jesus. Click the link below to hear the segment and read below for more information.


Go to a movie, put 3 gallons of gas in your car, buy 2 happy meals at McDonalds, treat yourself to 5 snow-cones, get 10 items at the dollar store, play one round of putt-putt, or provide a “Playground for Jesus” to children in a hurting neighborhood.

God is doing amazing things at the Wesley House in Meridian, Mississippi!!!!!!! 

Together we can influence the two little boys who were spray painting their guns to better conceal their weapons, the 10 year old little girl who was told nobody cares about you and they will never build you a playground, the little girl who just got pregnant because here cousin was pimping her out, the two men in the van who said they worship Satan, the 80 kids who came to our first movie night, the women prostituting themselves on mattresses in the field, the 15 kids who have been coming to a Bible Study the last two weeks, and everyone who sees God at work in our community.

We are seeking funds and have a line item in the budget at the Wesley House named Playgrounds for Jesus.  We feel this will change lives as it already has for five youth who have accepted Christ during the last month.  You can already sense the change in the area. We have a vision of fencing in the open field adjacent to the Wesley House, building a basketball court, pavilion, and recreational area.  The cost is $45,000.00.  Many people think it cannot be done. So far we have painted the exterior buildings, hung a privacy fence, installed a basketball goal, poured a basketball court, and landscaped the entire lot.  We are not finished!!!  God will provide the $45,000.00 to finish this project.  Please join in!!!

How can you join in this effort?  Please email this to everyone you know, and make a tax deductible contribution to the Wesley House for $10.00.  Please put on the bottom of the check Playground for Jesus. Mail donations to the following:

Wesley House / Playground for Jesus

ATT: Trey Long

4509 7th Ave

Meridian, MS 39305

Skip going to a movie, putting 3 gallons of gas in your car, buying 2 happy meals at McDonalds, treating yourself to 5 snow-cones, getting 10 items at the dollar store, playing one round of putt-putt, and instead provide a “Playground for Jesus” to children in a hurting neighborhood.

If you would like more details you can call Trey Long at 601-934-9427.


Trey Long

Read The Meridian Star story by Ida Brown here.

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Meridian 21 Wayne County 7

Lamar 43  Starkville Ac. 7

Northeast Lauderdale 35  Collins 6

Southeast Lauderdale 35  Newton County 25

West Lauderdale 14  Neshoba Central 7

Louisville 26  Starkville 21

Calvery Christian 92 Tensas 60

Enterprise 22  Clarkdale 8

Forest 39 Scott Central 18

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Meridian Tea Update

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meridian tea partyMark your calendars for Tuesday, September 1st, 2009. will be sponsoring a Public Meeting/Workshop at the EMEPA Auditorium from 6:00pm to 8:30pm in preparation for the September 12th March On Washington. The March On Washington is drawing people from all over the country to stand in unison in the center of Washington D.C. and raise their voices as one. We know of approximately 20 people who are planning to go to Washington to represent Meridian & Lauderdale County and we plan hear from some these people as they explain why they are going and what they hope will be accomplished. We are asking that everyone who is planning to go to Washington to attend this workshop if possible. would like to send them to Washington motivated and with the assurance that they have our support!

Additionally, we need everyone who has volunteered to work on any of the committees to please attend this workshop. The second half of this meeting will be an opportunity for all of the committee chairs to meet with their members and to work on the promotion of the 9-12 Support Rally that will be held here in Meridian. All of our committees will be involved in the promotion of this event and we need your help!

The Public is invited to this Workshop so bring your friends and family out learn about, support and promote the September 12th March On Washington, join a committee if you haven’t done so, and generally spend some quality time with like-minded individuals who are doing all they can to make Washington hear their voices!

In an effort to show local support for the September 12th March On Washington, will be sponsoring a 9-12 Rally in Dumont Plaza on Saturday, September 12th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The agenda for this meeting will focus on Health Care Reform and several local doctors are scheduled to speak including one from Chicago, one from Britian, and one from Canada.

The good doctors will be providing a good overview of the changes the American Health Care system will experience should Obamacare pass and become law. The 9-12 Rally will include special music, a Boy Scout Honor Guard, and lots of other surprises. We would love to have between 300 and 500 people attend, so if you can’t go to Washington, D.C., come join us and celebrate the March On Washington right here in Meridian, MS!

More details on this event will announced in the coming days!

Visit Meridian Tea by clicking here.

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football logoThe Meridian High School Wildcats defeat West Lauderdale at The Kingdom 13-5.

View photos by Paula Merritt from the West Lauderdale/Meridian game Friday night in Collinsville by Clicking here.


Other area scores:

Lamar High School 21 East Rankin Academy 13

Clarkdale 13 Richton 12

Scott County 28 Southeast HS 7

Carthage  19 Newton County  6

Quitman  27 Pearl  17

Heidelberg Academy  42 Russell Christian  0

Union  29 Nanih Waiya  6

Kemper County  20 Newton   0

Morton  34 Northeast Lauderdale  0

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wtok logoWTOK-TV partners with Cellular South to air five high school football rivalries live this fall.

The games will be professionally produced and include both pre-game and post-game shows.

The coverage for each pre-game show will start at 7 p.m. and kick-off is 7:30 p.m.

Here’s the schedule of games:

Sept. 25 Clinton vs. Madison Central on MyTOK2 (WTOK 11.2)

Oct. 2 South Panola vs. Olive Branch on Meridian’s CW (WTOK 11.3)

Oct. 9 Meridian vs. Oak Grove on WTOK ABC (HD 11.1)

Oct. 23 West Jones vs. Wayne County on Meridian’s CW (WTOK 11.3)

Nov. 6 Gulfport vs. Biloxi on MyTOK2 (WTOK 11.2)

We will also air a 10-week series of documentaries on the Wayne County and West Jones rivalry. They are tentatively scheduled to air every Sunday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. on MyTOK2, starting Sept. 8.

We will also bring you a “Coaches Show” surrounding each of the five televised games. The dates and times for those broadcasts are not yet confirmed.

For those outside the WTOK viewing area, these games will also be broadcast on the channels of WDAM in Hattiesburg, WLBT in Jackson, WLOX in Biloxi / Gulfport, WABG in Greenwood / Greenville, WTVA in Tupelo / Columbus and WMC in Memphis. Check your local listings for actual channels.

For more info visit the WTOK web site here.

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meridian tea partyGovernment spending has become a major issue nationwide over the last several months.

Congressmen have faces tough questions from constituents at town hall meetings discussing proposed healthcare reform and its potential cost and scope.

A group in the Meridian area is as frustrated as anyone. It sponsored a pair of ‘TEA Party’ demonstrations this year, ‘TEA’ standing for ‘Taxed Enough Already’. Another event is being planned for September.

Read and view the story by Newscenter 11 reporter Stephen Bowers by clicking here.

Meridian Tea web site click here.

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