Filing for April school board, city, public board election continues through Tuesday Jan. 16
The filing period for candidates wishing to run in the April 3 general municipal election for seats on school, municipal and other public boards continues until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. However prospective candidates are reminded that Monday is a holiday and schools and government offices will be closed,
Municipal and public boards
Candidates are invited to file for positions coming open on these municipal and public boards:
City of Bakersfield: Three two-year terms are coming open. Candidates wishing to file should call 284-7238 or 284-1626. The council members whose terms are expiring are Tony Johnson, Albert Gargione and Jodi Burns.
City of Gainesville: The offices of mayor, east ward alderman, west ward alderman and center ward alderman are coming open. The seats are currently held by Deanna Gail Reich, mayor; Rocky Sullivan, west ward; Lee Bowen, center ward; Lyndell Strong, east ward. All are two-year terms. Candidates may file at City Hall from 8 a.m. to noon and from 12:30 to 4:30 weekdays (closed for lunch), except holidays.
Village of Theodosia Board of Trustees: Three two-year terms are coming open. Candidates may obtain and submit applications at Theodosia Village Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays except Wednesdays and holidays or by calling Judy Lowe at 273-0092. The council members whose terms are coming open are Jim Brown, Bob Bochert and Randall Unruh.
Public Water Supply District No. 1 in Theodosia: The three-year terms currently held by Allen Edgington and Suzanne Meeks are expiring. Candidates may file at the water district office, 85 Westwood in Theodosia. To be eligible, candidates must be a registered voter who resides in the district, they must have no delinquent taxes, must be at least 25 years old and must have resided in the sub-district they wish to represent for at least one year prior to election. For more information, call 273-4825.
Two three-year positions are coming open on all five Ozark County School districts. School board candidates may file at the school in the district where they live.
Bakersfield: The seats currently held by Scott Denton and Mike Scott are coming open. Candidates may file from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the school on days when classes are in session.
Dora: The seats currently held by Terry Martin and Robert Lee are coming open. Candidates may file from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on days when school is in sessions.
Gainesville: The seats currently held by Billy Pippin and Wes Uchtman are coming open. Candidates may file at the high school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on days when school is in session. Ballot order will be determined by the order of filing.
Lutie: The seats currently held by Jan Conklin and Carl Kruger are coming open. Candidates may file from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. when school is in session.
Thornfield: The seats currently held by Darrin Clayton and Jerry Donley are coming open. Candidates may file at the school between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on days when school is in session.