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Board Profile Debra Buckner


Office: Treasurer/Collector since January 2001. County I was born in: Garland County


What I like most about my county: Centrally located. Lots to do here. Can get to anywhere in state in three hours.


The best thing about living in Arkansas:


My family is here, the changing seasons and Southern Hospitality.


I got started in county government because: I wanted a career change. Banking for 25 years created burn out.


My favorite meal: Mom’s Angel biscuits, real butter, sautéed squash and onions, perfectly ripe, sliced and salted Big Boy tomatoes, pinto beans, fried okra, mashed potatoes, hot


Patrick Moore


Office: Faulkner County Coroner. County I was born in: Desha County.


What I like most about my county: The diversity! The people, the cultures, the land.


The best thing about living in Arkansas: It IS the Natural State! As great as it is to travel the country and see the beauty of other states, it’s always nice to come home.


I got started in county government because:


My training, education and experience brought me to this profession. I love my job and the people I work with every day. It’s rewarding to know I’ve made a difference.


COUNTY LINES, SUMMER 2014


peach cinnamon cobbler and cold homemade ice cream. I like to eat!


When I’m not working I’m: Boating on Lake Ouachita, RV camping or taking a nap!


The accomplishments of which I am most proud: Over 30-year marriage to the same man!!!


The hardest thing I have ever done is: Care for my mother with Esophageal/Lung cancer in the last year of her life. A bittersweet blessing.


If I wasn’t a county treasurer/collector, I’d be: A full-time volunteer.


You might be surprised to learn that: I’m taking tennis lessons. Also, I sing in Praise Band at Lakewood United


Methodist Church every Sunday.


My pet peeve is: Phony, fake, disingenuous behavior. Be true to yourself!


My favorite meal: My son Tate’s pulled-pork barbeque with baked beans and coleslaw.


When I’m not working I’m: What?!? I’m always working! But I like to travel.


The accomplishments of which I am most proud: Professionally: Helping bring coroners’ offices


around the state to a higher standard. Personally: My three children and six grandchildren.


The hardest thing I have ever done is: Respond to the death of my friend and deputy coroner.


If I wasn’t a county coroner, I’d be: An instructor in forensic science.


You might be surprised to learn that: I’ve only had three jobs in my life.


My pet peeve is: Nitpickers that don’t know what they’re talking about.


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Debra Buckner, Pulaski County


Patrick Moore, Faulkner County


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