Governor appoints residents to state boards


Gov. Mike Beebe appointed these Southeast Arkansas residents to state boards and commissions Tuesday:

• Jay Coker of Stuttgart was reappointed to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board until June 30, 2016.

• Katherine Earlywine of Stuttgart was appointed to the State Board of Sanitarians until June 30, 2019. She replaces David McKinnon.

• Charles Ledbetter of Fordyce was reappointed to the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Licensing Board until June 30, 2018.

• Derrick Newby of Pine Bluff was reappointed to the State Board of Sanitarians until June 30, 2019.

Reappointed to the Arkansas Catfish Promotion Board until June 30, 2016:

• Jeff Baxter of Watson.

• Wayne Branton of Wilmot.

Reappointed to Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence until June 30, 2016:

• Robert Parker of Sheridan.

Reappointed to the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board until June 30, 2016:

• Douglas Hartz of Stuttgart. He replaces Andrew Oliver.