Williams appointed to serve on AR Rural Development commission

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Peggy Williams has been appointed to serve on the Arkansas Rural Development Commission by President Pro Tempore, Senator Paul Bookout. Williams' term was effective June 16 and will run for three years.

Peggy Williams

Williams has lived in the Eastern District of Craighead County all of her life. She and her husband Norman Williams live in Black Oak, where he has served as mayor for 26 years.

Williams worked 15 years in management at American Greetings in Osceola and 34 years for Dowless Carpet Emporium in Monette. She has one son, Norman Lynn Williams, of Rogers, and two grandchildren.

She has served on the Craighead County Democratic Central Committee for 37 years, working in Black Oak and Monette. She is very active with her family, church, community service projects, and as a country music promoter.

"I feel honored that I was selected by Senator Bookout," Williams said. "I have always taken a serious interest in how our government is run, and I look forward to serving on the ARDC Committee. I always want to do my part whenever called upon. I feel it is my duty as an American citizen."

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