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  • Filing period ends for election

  • Filings for the April municipal and school board elections ended Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. Here are the listings of those who filed:
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  • Filings for the April municipal and school board elections ended Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. Here are the listings of those who filed:
    City of Camdenton
    In Camdenton, the three seats on the Board of Aldermen were filed for by the incumbents, Gerry Rector in Ward 1, Sandy Gentry in Ward 2 and Gary Shepherd in Ward 3.  William Jeffries has re-filed for the open seat on Special Road District "R."
    City of Eldon
    Four seats are open — City Marshal, Ward 1 seat, Ward 2 seat and Ward 3 seat. Incumbent Rodney Fair has re-filed for the City Marshal position along with Kevin Virgin. No one has filed for Ward 1. Sharon Cole-Harms has filed for Ward 2. Incumbent Kim Knopf has filed for Ward 3 along with opponents Timothy Bradley and Derek Nelson.
    City of Lake Ozark
    Seats open are Ward 1 Don Langley, Ward 2 Larry Buschjost and Ward 3 Jeff Van Donsel. Filing are Ward 1 are Langley and Patricia (Pat) Thompson; Buschjost is the lone filing for Ward 2 and Gerry Murawski is challenging Van Donsel for the Ward 3 seat.
    City of Laurie
    The mayor's position is up for election, with incumbent Herb Keck facing challenger Scott Fahrer. Greg Lux is the lone filing for the Ward 1 aldermen position with Bradley Davis challenging incumbent Allen Kimberling for the Ward 2 seat.
    City of Linn Creek
    The mayoral race has two candidates, incumbent Ginny Mueller and Joyce M. Thompson. For seats on the City Council, all incumbents have re-filed: Rich Janes for a two-year term for Ward 1, Brian Vinson for a one-year term for Ward 1, Bill Mundhausen for a two-year term for Ward 2 and Brian Johnson for a one-year term for Ward 2.
    City of Osage Beach
    Five seats are open at the city of Osage Beach – Mayor Penny Lyons, Collector John Berry, Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Rucker, Ward 2 Alderman Michelle Myler (appointed to fill the unexpired term of Lois Farmer, who resigned to move to Illinois); and Ward 3 Alderman Fred Catcott. Lyons and W. W. (Bill) Stone have filed for mayor, Berry for treasurer, Rucker for Ward 1, Myler, Phyllis Marose and Bob Matula for Ward 2 and Catcott and Thomas Walker for Ward 3.
    City of Versailles
    Two seats are open on the Versailles Board of Aldermen. Charla Groce-Hook and incumbent Joann Mayor have filed for the South Ward seat while Lorren Pinzke is challenging incumbent Donny Hibdon for the North Ward seat.
    Village of Four Seasons
    Three seats on the Board of Trustees are open, those of incumbents Gordon Ellison, Arnold Sandbothe and Ranita Jones, who currently is filling the unexpired term of Carolyn Lonergan. All three have filed for re-election and are unchallenged.
    Page 2 of 3 - Village of Gravois Mills
    In addition to the seats filled by incumbents Jack Feller and Bob Swengrosh, who have re-filed, the village has two other vacancies on the five-member board.
    Village of Sunrise Beach
    Two spots are open on the Board of Trustees, and both incumbent, Charlie Bott and Ray Kline, have re-filed.
    School boards:
    Camdenton R-III School District Board of Education
    Three seats are open, those of Selynn Barbour, John Beckett and Jackie Schulte. Barbour and Schulte have both re-filed along with challengers Courtney Hulett, Joe Ridgeway and Mindi Sales. Beckett is not seeking re-election.
    Climax Springs R-IV School District Board of Education
    Three seats are open for election. Incumbents Larry Gregory and Josh Wolfe have re-filed along with Carl Clark, Bonnie Danner, Brett Davis and Cindy Jungles. Incumbent Sue Bridges did not file for reelection.
    Eldon R-I School District Board of Education
    Three seats open. Incumbents Chris Hart, Jill Kliethermes and Dennis Schad have all re-filed. Jim Herriman has also filed for a seat.
    Macks Creek R-V Board of Education
    Four seats are open. One seat is for a two year term and three is for a three year term. For the two year term, incumbent Cherie Nations has re-filed along with Stacey Green-Leach. For the three year term, incumbents Michael Parrack and Connie Russell have re-filed along with Tieha Willis, Josh Lane, Joshua Kingston and Seth Rahmoeller have also filed.
    Morgan County R-II School District Board of Education
    Three seats are open. Incumbents Brad Chamberlain and Gay Marriott have re-filed along with Dwayne Schad. On Jan. 21, the Board of Education also voted to place a tax issue on the ballot. Voters are being asked to increase the property tax levy rate by $0.15 per $100 of assessed valuation for a total rate of $2.90 per $100 of assessed valuation. The increase in operating levy will allow the district to match funds for a storm shelter grant that will double as a performing arts center. It will also help offset rising operational expenses.
    School of the Osage Board of Education
    Three seats are open, those of Mary Whitman, Steven Hermann and Rod Miller. Whitman, Hermann and Todd Miller have filed. Rod Miller has decided not to seek re-election.
    Miscellaneous:
    Camden Ambulance District Board
    Two positions are open. Both Rick Bryant and Ralph Perry have re-filed.
    Lake Ozark Fire Protection District Board
    One seat will be open, and incumbent Charlie Kempf has filed for re-election.
    Mid County Fire Protection District Board
    Page 3 of 3 - Two seats are open, those of Charles McElyea and John Baremore. McElyea has re-filed along with John Page and Jeremy Rugen. Baremore is not seeking re-election.
    Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Board
    One six-year term is up for election with one filing, incumbent Bob Smithey.
    Gravois Fire Protection District Board
    One six-year term is up for election with one filing, Lee Wilson. Incumbent Leroy Hayes did not re-file.
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