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  • Honoring Mack H. Shorter

    by Representative Bennie G. Thompson

    Posted on 2014-01-09

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    THOMPSON of mississippi in the house of representatives Thursday, January 9, 2014 Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a hardworking and self motivated man, Mr. Mack H. Shorter.



    Mr. Shorter, a native of Issaquena County, has always called the Delta his home. He has been a farmer since 1976.

    Mr. Shorter retired from the U.S. Corps of Engineers as a construction supervisor in 2008 and began farming full time. Farming has been his favorite past time for the last 37 years. During this time he has grown cotton, corn and soybeans. ``I just love to make things grow,'' stated Mr. Shorter. Since retirement he farms about 160 acres of soybeans and raises about 75 to 80 cattle.

    Mr. Shorter has six children. He and his wife, Hazel, reside in Fitler, Mississippi in Issaquena County and are active members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Cary, Mississippi.

    Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing Mr. Mack H. Shorter.

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