Mangold, Currie, Barrett and McLean compete in Legislative showdown

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022

More than 40 Mississippi legislators competed for the title of Supreme Showman during the Dixie National Junior Livestock Show in Jackson. The event allows legislators to meet, mingle and work with Mississippi Future Farmers of America and 4-H members on their livestock exhibitors and learn the importance of the programs and agriculture. 

Rep. Vince Mangold (R-District 53), of Brookhaven, competed with Slade Bales showing Bales’ reserve champion English Commercial heifer. Bales, 10, is the son of Trey and Melissa Bales of McCall Creek. He is a Franklin County fourth-grader and a member of Lincoln County 4-H.

Rep. Becky Currie (R-District 92), of Brookhaven, competed with Charlie Ann Carr showing Fair River Cattle Company’s Simmental heifer. Carr, 16, is the daughter of Charles and Hope Carr of Brookhaven. She is a Brookhaven Academy junior and owns Charm’n Charlie’s Simply Western Boutique in Brookhaven.

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Sen. Jason Barrett (R-District 39), of Brookhaven, competed with Ella Lowe showing her Angus heifer. Simpson County seventh-grader Lowe is the daughter of Billy and Dora Lower of Oma.

Rep. Dana McLean (R-District 39) competed with Cooper Carr, Kendal Spencer and Cole Spencer showing Kendal Spencer’s Rockin S Farms Brahman bull. Kendal Spencer is the daughter of Grant and Gayla Spencer. Cole Spencer is the son of Grant and Gayla Spencer. Cooper Carr is the son of Charles and Hope Carr. All three are Brookhaven Academy students and members of Lincoln County 4-H.