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June 30, 2014

French appointed to PCHD board

WEATHERFORD —

By CHRISTIN COYNE

Rather than waiting until the November election, the Parker County Hospital District Board of Trustees Thursday appointed a retired teacher from Millsap to fill an open board position. 

Millsap resident and retired coach and teacher Dianna French was appointed to fill the position recently vacated by long-time board member Nolan Queen, who resigned due to health issues. 

At the time of his resignation, Queen had not attended a meeting in over a year. 

Board president David Barbrick said it seemed that [French] would been easy to work with and a good fit with the board. 

Others interviewed by the committee earlier in the year after expressing interest in the position include: Tommy Wright, Earl King, Selma Johnson, Russ Authier and Gayle Hall. 

The board in April appointed Marie Welsh, another former Peaster ISD educator, to the position left vacant by the death of Precinct 2 representative Jim Austin. 

“My opinion is we wait until November,” trustee Eric Floyd said before abstaining from the vote. “It’s like three months or something. How are you going to orient someone?”

The district’s attorney, Brian Jackson, noted that the board is coming up on important meetings involving the budget and tax rate in coming months and needs a quorum to conduct business. 

“From my point of view, of course, this is just an opinion, if we leave it vacant and in November, we have two of you guys that get beat, I’m going to have three brand new board members and just working with the board is going to be more difficult,” PCHD CEO Randall Young said, adding that he would rather have more continuity.

“Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?” Floyd asked, later adding, “We’ve been going with six board members for a long time actually. It’s not that big of a deal.”

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