Local legislators recognized

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mississippi County Farm Bureau recognized local legislators, Senator Steve Bryles, Rep. Tommy Baker and Rep. Charolette Wagner, at an appreciation luncheon Monday, June 29, at the Holiday Inn in Blytheville.

Legislators were recognized by Mississippi County Farm Bureau. Pictured are, from left: Farm Bureau President Justin Wildy, Senator Steve Bryles, Representatives Charolette Wagner and Tommy Baker. (Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)

In addition to the legislators, members of the news media received appreciation certificates for their support of agriculture and Farm Bureau in Mississippi County. Accepting the certificates were Rick Harris, Blytheville Courier News; Curtis Hodges, Jonesboro Sun; Steve Knox, Osceola Times; Bob Logan, Sudbury Broadcasting; and Revis Blaylock, Town Crier.

Mississippi County President Justin Wildy welcomed guests and members.

"Farm Bureau strives to be a strong voice for agriculture," Wildy said. "We want to thank you and look forward to working with you in the future."

Randy Reynolds, legislative committee chairman, recognized the legislators presenting each with a plaque.

Senator Bryles said the last eight and a half years have been a great experience. He said he has enjoyed working Rep. Wagner and Baker.

"We work with a lot of different constituents and everyone deserves a place at the table," Sen. Bryles said.

Rep. Wagner expressed her appreciation to working with Senator Bryles.

"His experience has been helpful," she said. "We need to focus on the future of Mississippi County. We have worked well together."

She expressed appreciation to working with Farm Bureau. She pointed out there will be a lot of new members in the legislature due to term limits.

Rep. Baker thanked Mississippi County Farm Bureau for their work as an organization.

Others participating in the program included Stanley Hill, Farm Bureau associate director of state affairs, and Jim Kester, with Farm Bureau public relations.

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