Honoring Joe Ann Mister-Thomasby Representative Bennie G. Thompson
Posted on 2014-01-08
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a
remarkable person, Mrs. Joe Ann Mister-Thomas, who is a native of
Grenada, Mississippi. She currently resides in Jackson, Mississippi.
Mrs. Thomas helps maintain her family farms in both Grenada and Calhoun Counties. Her farms specialize in cattle and vegetable [[Page E16]] crops. Farming has been her passion for the past thirteen and a half years. Mrs. Thomas specializes in the production of greens, peas, peppers and tomatoes. She enjoys increased crop production and quality with the use of high tunnels in her operation.
Mrs. Thomas is a child advocate and works with several youth organizations including Grenada County 4-H as Volunteer Leader, Hinds County 4-H Leader and Girls Making a Change (GMAC). These organizations are focusing on healthy families.
Mrs. Thomas is community driven and has been instrumental in feeding the homeless in her area from her garden production. The youth actively assist with this community service project, teaching them sustainability and how to help and care for others. Mrs. Thomas serves as NWIAA Mississippi Hills Region Chairwoman. Her chapter includes Grenada and Calhoun Counties.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing Mrs. Joe Ann Mister-Thomas, for her dedication to serving others.