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Races develop for
mayors, aldermen

The filing period for municipal offices closed on Friday at noon, with races developing for four mayoral positions, as well as several alderman seats throughout the county.

Walnut Ridge Mayor Don House announced earlier this year that he would not be seeking re-election. Ed Lawson and Charles Snapp have both filed for that position.

A four-man race is slated for the Hoxie mayoral position with incumbent Lanny Tinker facing challengers Russ Barber, Dennis Coggins and Danny Vaughn.

In Portia, Kelly Duckworth, Donnie Hillhouse and Carl Herring will be on the ballot for mayor. Mayor Jerry Sienknecht did not seek re-election.

Sedgwick mayoral candidates will be incumbent Stanley Debow and Sam Vance.

Aldermen

Alderman races are as follows:

Black Rock - ward 1, position 2, Heith Russell, Harold Willett.

Hoxie - ward 1, position 2, Tim Taylor, Russell West; ward 2, position 2, Juanita Viola Madden, Carroll Goodin, David T. Watson, Karen Williams; ward 3, position 1, Becky Ditto, Kenneth Quarry.

Portia - position 1, Joy Callahan, Terra Voyles; position 2, Stacey Boggs, Amanda “Mandy” Milligan; position 3, Cord Boggs, Julie Jones.

Walnut Ridge - aldermen: ward 1, position 1, Wendell S. Jones, JR Rogers; ward 1, position 2, Roger Duckworth, Michelle Segraves, Gregory Snow, Allen Smith; ward 2, position 2, Don R. House, Jeff Taylor; ward 4, position 1, Daniel Abbott, Allen McIntire.

Unopposed

Unopposed candidates are as follows:

Alicia - Mayor, Melba Verke; recorder/treasurer, Bonnie Wilson; aldermen: position 1, William Golden; position 2, Pairlee Golden; position 3, Jolene Shell; position 5, Paul Wilson.

Black Rock - Mayor, Bonnie Ragsdale; treasurer, Connie Ragsdale; aldermen: ward 1, position 1, Vesta K. Smith; ward 2, position 1, Pat Roby Jr.; ward 2, position 2, Linda Robertson.

College City - Mayor, Paul Rhoads; aldermen: ward 1, position 1, Roger Dunn; ward 1, position 2, Blair Stowers; ward 2, position 1, Catherine J. Harthorn; ward 2, position 2, Dale Leatherman.

Hoxie - Clerk, Katie Welch Smith; aldermen: ward 1, position 1, Sherry Moore; ward 2, position 1, Larry Couch; ward 3, position 2, Rick Mayland.

Imboden - Mayor, Chris Jones; recorder/treasurer, Belinda K. Chappell; aldermen: position 1, Preston Clark; position 2, Rebecca Jones; position 3, Dan Matthews; position 4, Joseph Chappell; position 5, Creston Hutton.

Lynn - Mayor, Van D. Doyle; recorder/treasurer, Mica Vance; aldermen: position 1, Chad Dail; position 2, Sammy Blevins Jr.; position 3, Randy Glenn; position 4, Danny Morgan; position 5, Larry Vance.

Minturn - Mayor, Charles C. Baldridge; treasurer/recorder, Mary W. Jones; aldermen: position 1, Jason Tinker; position 2, Gary Light; position 5, Steve Light.

Portia - Recorder/treasurer, Pashia Ridge; aldermen: position 4, Tim Allison; position 5, Ann Milligan.

Ravenden - Mayor, James Larry Gibbens; recorder/treasurer, Wanda Dail; aldermen: position 1, Betty Clements; position 2, Debby Baldridge; position 3, Larry “Butch” Dail.

Sedgwick - Recorder/treasurer, Krystal Debow; aldermen: position 1, Holly Dever; position 2, Beverly Fowler; position 3, Wesley Adams; position 4, Vanessa Gray; position 5, Heath McFerrin.

Strawberry - Mayor, Tylitha Opal Mullen; aldermen: recorder/treasurer, Twila Massey; position 1, Dan Allen; position 2, Joshua Mayland, position 3, John Wayne Pettit; position 4, Ruth A. Whitmire; position 5, Stanley Mayland.

Walnut Ridge - Clerk, Pam Kopp; aldermen ward 2, position 1, Rob Combs; ward 3, position 1, Everett Hart; ward 3, position 2, Anthony Pinkston; ward 4, position 2, Jon Walter; city attorney, Nancy L. Hall, Esq.

Municipal elections are non-partisan, and races will be on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. Ballot drawing

Drawing for ballot positions for the General Election will be held by the Lawrence County Election Commissioners on Thursday at 2 p.m. It will be in the lobby of the Lawrence County Courthouse. The public and candidates are welcome to attend.

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