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Delta Council members enjoy old friends, catfish at annual meetingDelta Council members enjoy old friends, catfish at annual meeting

Forrest Laws

May 24, 2016

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They used to say it never rains on Delta Council Day. That saying about the annual meeting of the Stoneville, Miss.-based Delta Council was proved wrong a couple of times in recent years, including 2015 when it rained right up until the time of the catfish luncheon on the Quadrangle at Delta State University.

This year the rains held off throughout the annual meeting -- much to the chagrin of area farmers who could have used an inch in a slow, steady drizzle. In fact, the opportunity to try to finish field work before it did rain again may have had an impact on the attendance.

The Delta wasn't short on the honor graduates of area high schools who attended a ceremony honoring them prior to the annual meeting. Glenn Boyce, commissioner of the Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi, and Mississippi Sen. Willie Simmons, who represents Bolivar, Sunflower and Tallahatchie Counties, spoke during the ceremony,

Other speakers during the annual meeting included Nathan Gonzales, editor of the Rothenberg and Gonzales Political Report; Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas; outgoing Delta Council President Al Rankins and incoming president Harry Simmons of Indianola, Miss.

For more information on the Delta Council, visit www.deltacouncil.org.

About the Author(s)

Forrest Laws

Forrest Laws, senior director of content for Farm Press, spent 10 years with The Memphis Press-Scimitar before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He now oversees the content creation for Delta, Southeast, Southwest and Western Farm Press. He resides in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a missile launch officer in the U.S. Air Force before resuming his career in journalism with The Press-Scimitar.

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