MU Extension Council election is Jan. 19-26
The Ozark County Extension Council election will be held Jan. 19-26 at polling places around the county. The election is open to all Ozark County registered voters. The extension office in Gainesville reminds residents they can only vote for candidates in their own district – either District 1 (west) or District 2 (east). Ballots with votes for candidates in both districts cannot be counted, an extension spokesperson said.
Voters will elect three candidates to two-year terms in their respective districts. The western district extends west from Highway 5 to the western border of Ozark County, including the city of Gainesville. The eastern district extends east of Highway 5 to the eastern border of the county, excluding the city of Gainesville.
Western District candidates are Robert Edwards, R. J. Moyers, Glen Plaster, Dale Schofield, John Steffensen and Marlin Wallace. Eastern district candidates are Lindsay Collins, Kenny Ericksen, Stacy Hambelton, Noel Luna, Basil Parris and Les Snorgrass.
Current council officers are Marty Morrison, chairman; Travis McConnaughy, vice chairman; Marlin Wallace, treasurer; Kenny Thomas, secretary; members are Dale Schofield, Luke Brantingham, Joe Uchtman, Bill Cockrum, Raymond Pace, Justin Strong, John Green and John Donley. Members whose terms are expiring are Wallace, Thomas, Schofield, Pace, Green and Donley.
Ballots are available at Evans Store and Century Bank in Bakersfield; Roy’s Store, Dora; Miller’s Store, Hardenville; Tecumseh Store, Tecumseh; Donley Feed Store and Heriford Store in Thornfield; Boyd Garrison DX, Do It Best Hardware and Century Bank in Theodosia; and at the extension office, Gainesville Ag Supply, Gainesville Building Supply and Gainesville Livestock Auction in Gainesville.
For more information, call the extension office at 679-3525.