Mike Vaughn has been appointed by the City of Caraway to serve as alderman to fill the unexpired term of Dwight Whittenburg, who has moved out of the area.
Vaughn was administered his official oath of office by Craighead County Judge Dale Haas on Aug. 2.
Vaughn is a lifelong resident of Caraway. He is the son of the late Curley and Nina Vaughn. He attended Caraway High School. He and his wife, the former Mary Hicks, live at 104 Dallas Street. Vaughn and his son-in-law, Greg Douglas, have coached the 8 and under softball team for the past two years.
The Vaughn's children are Crissie, who married Josh Parker, and Ann, who married Greg Douglas. They also have three grandchildren.
The Vaughn's enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
Vaughn formerly worked as a Caraway fireman and EMT trainee, before his working hours and job location caused him to withdraw. He has worked for 12 years for Kemlite in Jonesboro. He remains strongly in support of the many volunteers in the city who help get the many jobs done. He always finds time to work in the fourth of July booth during the annual celebration. Vaughn and his family are active members of the Caraway First Baptist Church.
Vaughn intends to run for alderman in the next Caraway city council election.