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Alderman races set
Several races for alderman positions in Black Rock, Hoxie and Walnut Ridge have developed during the municipal filing period, which closed Friday at noon.
In Black Rock, incumbent Vesta Smith will face Gayle Brock for the W1, P1 seat.
Hoxie has four races, including: incumbent Sherry Moore and Wayne Callahan for W1, P1; incumbent Tim Taylor and Tommy Kingsland for W1, P2; incumbent Larry Couch and Mary Ditto and Junita Viola Madden for W2, P1; and incumbent Kerry Hancock and Russell Barber for W2, P2.
In Walnut Ridge, there will be three races on the ballot. Incument Allen Smith will face W. Dale Leatherman for W1, P2; and incumbent Daniel Abbott will face Trent Kirksey for W3, P1.
In addition, alderman Jeff Taylor, who is seeking a seat on the quorum court, chose not to seek re-election. Vying for his seat, W4, P2, are Larry Abbott and Peggy Coker Maryman.
Municipal elections are non-partisan, and races will be on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
Those who filed unopposed are as follows:
Alicia - Alderman P1, Correne Lawson; alderman P2, Tonia Rowland; alderman P3, Jolene Shell; alderman P5, William Teague.
Black Rock - alderman W2, P1, Pat Roby Jr.; alderman W2, P2, Linda Robertson.
Hoxie - alderman W3, P1, Becky Linebaugh; alderman W3, P2, Jerry Decker.
Lynn - Alderman P2, Sammy Blevins; alderman P3, Randy Glenn; alderman P4, Danny Morgan; alderman P5, Larry Vance.
Imboden - Alderman P1, Preston Clark; alderman P2, Rebecca Jones, alderman P3, Dan Matthews; alderman P4, Joseph Chappell; alderman P5, Creston Hutton.
Minturn - Alderman P1, Jason Tinker; alderman P2, Gary Light; alderman P4, John Erik Hearnes; alderman P5, Steve Light.
Portia - Alderman P1, Steven Lee; alderman P3, Julie Jones; alderman P4, Tim Allison; alderman P5, Elizabeth A. Milligan.
Ravenden - Alderman P1, Betty J. Clements; alderman P2, Debby Baldridge; alderman P3, Larry "Butch" Dail; alderman P4, Dannie D. Smith.
Sedgwick - Alderman P2, Beverly Fowler.
Walnut Ridge - City clerk, Sharon Davis Henson; alderman W1, P1, Wendell S. Jones; alderman W2, P1, Everett Hart; alderman W2, P2, Anthony Pinkston; alderman W3, P2, Jon Walter; alderman, W4, P1, Rob Combs.