Cristil honored by area Boy Scouts

By C. Todd Sherman/NEMS Daily Journal

Jack Cristil greets Troop 85 Boy Scouts, from left, Logan Long, Clayton Sewell and Drew Moore at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo on Thursday. Cristil, a 60-plus-year radio sports announcer and longtime “Voice of the Mississippi State Bulldogs,” was recognized as the Yocona Area Council’s 2012 Distinguished Citizen and featured speaker at the council’s annual Boy Scout Distinguished Citizen Dinner on Thursday. The event is a major yearly fundraiser for the council.