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Oregon clerk announces seats up for election

Thursday, December 9, 2004

Staff Writer

OREGON COUNTY -- Oregon County Clerk Gary Hensley has announced election filling dates for the April 5 elections.

Several municipal and county seats will be up for election, including positions on the Oregon County Ambulance Board.

Hensley said the District 3 position currently held by Carla Boze and the District 5 position held by Charles Pease on the Ambulance Board will both be up for election. Both positions are three-year seats.

There will be two positions on the Oregon County Health Department Board of Directors. The seats are currently held by John Barton and Betty Garrison. These are four-year terms.

The county clerk said the Thayer Special Road District will have one position on the ballot in the April 5 election. The seat is currently held by Otis Butler.

Candidates may file between Dec. 14 and Jan. 18 in Hensley's office.

The cities of Alton and Thayer will have alderman positions on the spring election ballot.

The North Ward alderman seat in Alton held by Robert Curtis and the South Ward seat held by Glen Jenkins will be up for election. The mayor's position in Alton will also appear on the ballot. Richard Haigwood currently serves as mayor of Alton. All three positions are for two years.

The North Ward seat in the city of Thayer held by Buddy Rogers and the South Ward position held by Bob Grimes will be on the ballot. Both aldermen seats in Thayer will be for two years.

The mayor's position in Thayer, now held by Allen Deckard, will be on the ballot. This is a two-year seat.

The tax collector seat, a two-year position, now held by Janice Tolar, and the municipal judge's position, held by William T. Hass, will be up for election. The judge's term in Thayer is for four years.

In Missouri a person must be 25 years old to run for mayor and reside in the city for one year. To run for alderman a person must also reside in Missouri for one year and be 21 years old.

To seek a seat on a school board in the state, a person must live in Missouri for one year and be 24 years old.

A person seeking a municipal judge position in a city in Missouri need not live in that city unless the city has a charter or ordinance that requires it. One must be 21 years old to be a municipal judge in Missouri.

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