Gov. Beebe announces 22 appointments to boards and commissions, judicial posts

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Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (Dec. 31) announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions, and judicial appointments.

Donald R. Betterton, Osceola, as District Court Judge of Mississippi County, Osceola Division. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Judge Mike Gibson.

Jeannie Denniston, Morrilton, as Conway County District Judge. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Judge Bart Virden.

Tim Gauger, Little Rock, as a Special Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court for the case styled In The Matter of Jerry Judson Shepard, Jr., CV-14-366. Replaces Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson, who has disqualified herself from the case.

Cliff Hoofman, Enola, to the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Judge Rhonda Woods.

Mike Kinard, Magnolia, to the Arkansas Court of Appeals. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Judge Robin Wynne.

Judge Jake Looney, Mena, as Polk County District Court Judge. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Judge Jerry Ryan.

Gregory Thurman, Berryville, as District Judge of the Eastern District of Carroll County. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Judge Scott Jackson.

Dr. Gary Bass, Little Rock, to the State Board of Health. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2017. Replaces John Page.

Jim Bigger, Walnut Ridge, to the Arkansas Seed Arbitration Commission. Appointment expires March 1, 2018. Replaces David Luter.

Steve Bryant, Jr., Batesville, reappointed to the Arkansas Board of Pharmacy. Appointment expires June 30, 2020.

Shelia Castin, Little Rock, to the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy. Appointment expires June 30, 2015. Replaces Larry Ross.

Ronald "Joe" Cowling, Stamps, to the Lafayette County Quorum Court, District 3. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces William Smith.

Theresa "Terri" Harris, Hot Springs, as Prosecuting Attorney for the 18th Judicial District East. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Steve Oliver.

Michael Hutchinson, Little Rock, to the Capitol Zoning District Commission. Appointment expires Aug. 13, 2017. Replaces Solomon Bradford.

Charles McGowan, Palestine, as Languille Township Constable. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. This is an open position.

William "W.J." McKiever, Monticello, to the Drew County Quorum Court, Position 3. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016. Replaces Billie Gober Ferrell.

Erasmo Reyes, Little Rock, to the State Council for Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. Appointment expires Aug. 15, 2017. This is a new position.

Brian Rodgers, Monticello, to the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee, District 10. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2017. Replaces Lee Pinkus.

Samuel Sicard, Fort Smith, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Appointment expires May 1, 2019. Replaces Dr. Joe Bennett.

Richard Vaught II, Royal, to the Arkansas State Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers. Appointment expires Nov. 1, 2019. Replaces Glen Laurent.

John Wilkerson, Little Rock, to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Appointment expires June 1, 2017. Replaces Mary Allen.

James Woodard, Wynne, reappointed to the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. Appointment expires June 1, 2017.