Governor announces 30 appointments


LITTLE ROCK — Dr. John Scribner of Ash Flat was named to the Arkansas State Medical Board Wednesday, replacing Dr. Trent Pierce, who while chairman in 2009 was critically injured in a car bombing outside his West Memphis home.

Dr. Randeep Mann of London in Pope County was later arrested and charged in connection with the bombing. He was convicted in federal court and sentenced to life in prison.

Scribner was one of four appointments to the Arkansas State Medical Board announced by Gov. Mike Beebe Wednesday.

The others were:

— Bob Cogburn, M.D., Flippin. Reappointment.

— Veryl Hodges, O.D., Jonesboro. Reappointment.

— John Weiss, M.D., Fayetteville. Reappointment.

These appointments expire Dec. 31, 2018.

The governor also announced 26 other appointments to state boards and commissions. Those appointed:

—William Cains Sr., Altus, replaces Keith DuPriest on the Arkansas Geological Commission. The appointment expires Jan. 14, 2020.

—Alex Finger, Little Rock, replaces Redious Yancy on the Crime Victims Reparations Board. The appointment expires Oct. 5.

—Terry Fuller, Poplar Grove, reappointed to the Arkansas Seed Arbitration Committee. The appointment expires March 1, 2017.

—Joyce Gibson, Prescott, reappointed to the Black History Commission. The appointment expires Jan. 14, 2020.

—Sloan Hampton, Stuttgart, reappointed to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. The appointment expires Jan. 14, 2020.

—Brown Hardman, Arkadelphia, replaces Johnny Hutson on the Henderson State University Board of Trustees. The appointment expires Jan. 14, 2020.

—Pulaski County Sheriff Charles “Doc” Holladay, Little Rock, replaces Danny Russell on the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training. The Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2014.

—Michael Loos, Fayetteville, replaces Dr. John Carmack on the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling. The appointment expires Dec. 1, 2015.

—Former state Sen. Jim Luker, Wynne, replaces Deborah Frazier as the Health Services permit director. Appointee serves at the will of the governor.

—Herman “Billy” Maddox III, Jonesboro, replaces Jim Craig on the Arkansas Seed Arbitration Committee. The appointment expires March 1, 2017.

—Monica Pratt, Pocahontas, replaces Frederick Reinheardt on the Governor’s Developmental Disabilities Council. The appointment expires June 30, 2017.

—Kevin Reeder, Little Rock, replaces Dr. Jeramie Harbin on the Arkansas Psychology Board. The appointment expires Dec. 31, 2017.

—Bill Reid, Conway, replaces Greg Sanson on the Arkansas Manufactured Home Commission. The appointment expires Sept. 1, 2017.

—Artha Sasser, Lewisville, replaces Henry Fletcher as Lafayette County Constable, Steele Township. The appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.

—Allen Trammell, Alexander, replaces Karen Crowson on the Arkansas Real Estate Commission. The appointment expires Dec. 31, 2015.

—Douglas Watson, Roland, reappointed to the Arkansas School for the Blind and Arkansas School for the Deaf Board of Trustees. The appointment expires Jan. 14, 2018.

—Jim Wilcox, Waldron, replaces Caleb Free on the Scott County Quorum Court. The appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014.

—William “Daniel” York, Ashdown, reappointed to the Red River Commission. The appointment expires Jan. 14, 2020.

To the Arkansas State Medical Board:

— Bob Cogburn, M.D., Flippin. Reappointment.

— Veryl Hodges, O.D., Jonesboro. Reappointment.

— John Scribner, M.D., Ash Flat, replaces Trent Pierce.

— John Weiss, M.D., Fayetteville. Reappointment.

To the State Board of Health:

—Dr. Steven Fincher, Searcy. Reappointment.

—George Harper, Little Rock. Reappointment.

—Dr. Anthony Hui, Fayetteville. Reappointment.

—Catherine Tapp, Little Rock, replaces Lynda Lehing.

—Peggy Walker, Heber Springs. Reappointment.

These appointments expire Dec. 31, 2016.

To the Criminal Detention Facility Review Committee:

3rd Judicial District

—Leroy Mansko Jr., Newport, replaces s James Bishop.

Alfred Whitmire, Walnut Ridge. Reappointment.

4th Judicial District

—Derek Donahou, Combs. Reappointment.

These appointments expire Jan. 14, 2017.