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Howard County commissioners named Quail Dobbsâ€™ long-time secretary to replace him as justice of the peace for the Sand Springs-Coahoma area.
Linda Halfmann, who has worked in the Coahoma office of Dobbs â€” the incumbent JP for Precinct 2, Place 2 â€” for the past six years, was selected for the position during the commissionersâ€™ regular meeting Tuesday morning.
She will serve the remainder of Dobbsâ€™ term, which runs through Jan. 1, 2015, County Judge Mark Barr said.
â€śShe has basically been doing the job in (Dobbsâ€™) absence. Sheâ€™s been a county employee for about 15 years and sheâ€™s very well-acquainted with the work at the Coahoma office,â€ť Barr said. â€śTo me, she was the logical choice.â€ť