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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Beebe announces appointments

  • Governor Mike Beebe announced Monday the following agency appointment:
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  • - John Andrews, Walnut Ridge, as the Director of Rural Services.  Appointee serves at the will of the governor.  Replaces Butch Calhoun.  
    Governor Beebe also announced the following judicial appointments:  
    -Judge Cliff Hoofman, Enola, to the Arkansas Supreme Court.  Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.  Replaces Justice Robert Brown.  
    - Bill Walmsley, Batesville, to the Arkansas Court of Appeals.  Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.  Replaces Judge Jo Hart.  
    - Doug Martin, Fayetteville, to the 4th Judicial District, 2nd Division.  Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.  Replaces Judge Kim Smith.  
    - H.G. Foster, Conway, to the 20th Judicial District, 1st Division.  Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.  Replaces Judge David Reynolds.  
    - Will Feland, Cabot, to the 23rd Judicial District, 2nd Division.  Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.  Replaces Judge Phillip Whiteaker.  
    - P. Luevonda Ross, Monticello, to the Drew County District Court.  Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.  Replaces Ken Harper.  
    - Jason Duffy, Yellville, to the Marion County District Court.  Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.  Fills a vacancy in office.  
    All judicial appointments are effective Jan. 1, 2013, except for Ross, who will be sworn in immediately.
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