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Mutual Credit Union’s annual Shred Day scheduled for Wednesday

Identity theft is devastating.

Not only can it be financially harmful, but it is also a hassle to close and reopen accounts in which thieves have stolen information.

In an effort to help protect your privacy, Mutual Credit Union has organized its annual Shred Day.

On Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a large truck will be parked near Mutual Credit Union’s Cherry Street location, 1604 Cherry St., ready to accept and shred unwanted papers or documents that may contain personal and or private information.

“We love to bring this annual event to our community. We think it is very necessary, to provide the community support,” Mutual Credit Union marketing communication specialist Lurline Simmons said. “We also feel very strongly that having paper documents with sensitive information floating around could be detrimental, therefore we want to make sure our community has access to resources to dispose of those materials safely and securely.”

There is no limit to the amount of paper a person can bring in and there will be someone onsite there to help unload it from vehicles.

Last year, during Mutual Credit Union’s Shred Day, more than 10,000 pounds of paper was shredded.

While Shred Day is a service Mutual Credit Union likes to provide the community, Simmons said she would encourage people to consider moving to E-statements.

“Electronic services are always available and if you are tired of storing or shredding, you might want to look into electronic services for your financial statements,” she said.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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