Cattlepersons of the year
For the past several years, two Cattlepersons of the Year have been honored at the annual Henry County Cattlemen’s Banquet. The practice continued Thursday night as a pair of Mt. Pleasant cattlemen —Leo Larry Smith and Jerry Mabeus, above, — received the prestigious award during festivities at Manning Hall in Mt. Pleasant. Other awards presented during the evening included the county-raised heifer award went to Raub Family Farms, of Mt. Pleasant, and Jim Cowell Farms, of Wayland, received the county-raised steer award.