JEFFERSON CITY - Several area residents were appointed to the Missouri Cotton Growers' Organization Board of Directors.
The appointments, which were announced recently by the office of Gov. Matt Blunt, include:
Marilyn J. Atwill, 53 of Deering, is a row crop consultant for MoCot Farm Service. Atwill attended the University of Missouri Row Crop Scouting School in Portageville. Atwill's reappointment is for a term ending on June 26, 2009. Thomas (Jake) Fisher, 64 of Portageville, is the superintendent of the University of Missouri Delta Center. Fisher's reappointment is for a term ending on June 26, 2009.
Jim G. Johnson, 65 of Vanduser, is a self employed farmer and manager of Vanduser Gin Co. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri. Johnson's reappointment is for a term ending on June 26, 2008.
Charles D. Mayberry, 68 of Bernie, is a retired cotton farmer. Mayberry's reappointment is for a term ending on June 26, 2007.
Also recently appointed by the governor to the Missouri Gaming Commission was Larry W. Plunkett (D), 58 of Greenville, is president of MPS Inc. Plunkett previously served as sheriff of Wayne County and with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 30 years. Plunkett holds a Class A certification in law enforcement through the Missouri State POST commission. Plunkett's appointment is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending on April 29, 2007.