OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Circuit Clerk and
Recorder of Deeds Janice Andrews has announced
her retirement effective Sept. 1.
Andrews office received word Aug. 18 that Gov. Holden
had appointed Baton to the position. She will resume
duties at the courthouse when Andrews' retirement
Holden recently signed Senate Bill 248 into law which
allows those elected to this position, who meet certain
age requirements, to retire by Sept.1.
"It has been an honor and privilege to serve Oregon
County. I am truly grateful for this opportunity and I
regret not being able to fulfill my term," she said.
Andrews said the Oregon County Democratic
Committee submitted the names of the applicants for
the position to the governor to appoint someone for the
position. Andrews said it is her understanding that only
one name was submitted for the job and that was
Barton currently serves as chief deputy clerk and has
served in that capacity for 24 years, 19 in the associate
division and five years working in the circuit division.
"Dorothy would be great for the job. She is fully trained
and would carry on with business as usual. I thank the
residents of Oregon County for putting their trust in me.
The county has been good to me and my family,