Showing posts from April, 2016

Good-night Sweet D.I.V.A.(Donte)

Death is a constant reminder of the fragility of life. We must LIVE, LOVE and FORGIVE! I'm sharing a part of my friendship with Donte so my broken heart can begin to heal. People like to wait until a person die before they express how they feel. Please know, I have expressed my love and appreciation for Donte while she was able to appreciate the impact she had on my life and I will continue to show my love by being there for her family. I know there are some that read the title and wondered why I referred to Donte as a DIVA. If you noticed, I turned D.I.V.A. into an acronym. When I think of Donte I have never thought of her as a DIVA in the natural sense because she was not a temperamental or haughty woman. When I think of Donte, I think of her as a true D.I.V.A. because she was DEVOUT,INSPIRIATIONAL, VIRTUOUS, and ANNOINTED. Now, don't get me wrong, she was also a fashionista. As a matter of fact, we became friends over a pair of stilettos. I've known Donte all of my life…

Future Leaders of Tomorrow: Kid's Day in Poplarville

The Future Leaders of Tomorrow (F.L.O.T.) are having a Kid's Day Event in Poplarville, MS on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 12 Noon until 3:00 p.m. at the Raine Street Center. The theme for the event is STOP THE VIOLENCE. If you've never attended a F.L.O.T. event you don't want to miss out on the fun, food and facts that are presented. There will be plenty of food, including crawfish, and games for the children. A motivational speaker is also scheduled to appear. This is an event you don't want to miss. The Future Leaders of Tomorrow are doing EXCELLENT work in every community. Bring your kids to this FUN-FILLED event and they won't be disappointed.

You're a DUMB One Merlene (A Parody)

Since Merlene Wall, Lumberton City Clerk, has gotten brave enough to stop hiding and actually took the time out of her busy work schedule to like the Lumberton Informer, I decided to welcome her with the post. The post is a parody of the song "You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch" from The Grinch that Stole Christmas. It's kind of fitting since she's the Grinch that Stole Lumberton or in the words of the auditor, the DUMMY that don't know how to debit, credit or use a computer but somehow she manages to follow this blog; too bad she can't do the same for the general ledgers, recording of the minutes and accessing BBI. Hope you enjoy!You're a DUMB one Merlene!You're really a heel.You're as refreshing as a skunk's perfume.You're like a rotting banana.With a slimy black peel.Just face the music because the auditor penned you against the wall.You're a monster that can't add, subtract, keep notes and you're about to fall.You're a mi…

Gibson's Gamble to Goad City

I decided to return to board meetings at the right time. It seems there's a lot of backroom deals going on and the board refuses to admit that Merlene Wall is a complete idiot. One of the items discussed during executive session was the possible litigation by former Alderman at Large, Bobby Gibson, against the City of Lumberton. It seems that Gibson is allegedly claiming that he owns the property at 5th Avenue Park. Unfortunately, that part of the property includes the under-utilized tennis court. The tennis court has been there for a long as I can remember. Somehow, Gibson has made the claim that he paid the taxes on the property and want the City of Lumberton to reimburse him for the money he spent after allegedly acquiring the property via taxes. Since Gibson was one of the cronies that banned with Kent Crider, Timothy Johnson and Rebecca Hale to tie the hands of former mayor Miriam R. Holder, Mayor Kent Crider was more that willing to go ahead and reward Gibson the $1,000 he a…

Figures Don't Lie But Liars Figure

In case you missed the “live” feed from last night’s audit report, here’s a recap of what happened. We were informed that the current city clerk, Merlene Wall, does not know the difference between credit, debit and she does not know how to use BBI. Charlene Kerkow of Wright, Ward, Hatten and Guel didn’t hold back any details when she outlined the sheer incompetence of Merlene Wall’s inability to perform the necessary duties of a municipal city clerk. Charlene said we were a ship headed for a mine field with no one in charge. I must say that I concur. For years, I have talked of Merlene’s incompetence and I was overjoyed to have a CPA reiterate everything I said over the years; Merlene is incapable of doing this job. She’s inept, incompetent, unintelligent idiot that lacks integrity because if she had an ounce of integrity she would admit that the job is too much for her and resign. Instead, she’s going to roll the dice and hope the elected officials will gamble…

Review of April 5, 2016 Board Meeting: The Return of Mack Edition

Yesterday I posted short video announcing my return to the board meetings. Actually, I wasn't planning on attending the meeting but posted the video to upset the clerks that are forever on my page. Minutes before the meeting I was asked to attend and so I reluctantly went to city hall. Naturally I received the chilly reception I expected. One would think people that did so much to ensure their position would be happier?!? As the meeting was about to begin, Paul Ockmond entered the room with his crow feather black hair that's probably an outward representation of his soul. You will find out later why he was there. I guess he was collecting his pieces of silver for whatever part he played in the election. The first agenda item was to allow Ms. Charlene Kerkow with Wright, Hatten and Guel to speak to the board regarding the audits. In case you forgot, this is the firm that was recommended by embattled city manager Richard Rose and approved by the board per recommendation of Jay M…