Thursday, January 28, 2010
Jimmy Cross retires with 31 years federal service
Rural Development recognized Jimmy W. Cross, area specialist, for his 31 years of service with USDA.
Cross was most recently servicing Marshall, Lafayette, and Yalobusha Counties and has been instrumental in providing housing in those areas.
Through Rural Development many families have obtained affordable subsidized loans through through the 502 loan program.
Elderly and disabled households have been assisted in making needed repairs at little or no cost to those individuals utilizing the 504 Loan and Grant program.
Moderate income families have been assisted with loans at reasonable rates and terms and no down payment through the Guaranteed program.
A reception in honor of Cross was held at the USDA Service Center in Oxford on January 14.
Trina George, Mississippi State director for Rural Development, presented Cross with a service plaque and pen. Also, André DeBerry, mayor of Holly Springs, presented Cross with a plaque of appreciation from the city.
Many family, co-workers, retirees and friends attended the event in recognition of Cross and to wish him the best for his retirement.
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