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Polls open Tuesday in annual School Board Elections

February 10, 2014

Voters will be flocking to the pollsTuesday as the annual School Board Elections take full swing.
Polling places will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Five area school districts have races slated today for the Office 4 seat, also the Office 3 seat in Wister.
• Wister — Office 3 — Kerry Ford and Leon Mitchell
• Wister — Office 4 —Billy DeWade Shatswell and Lamar Ford.
Candidates for the other four races are:
• Bokoshe — Vickie Sales and Ronnie Kingsboro.
• Leflore — Samuel Ingle and Tommy Wheat
• Poteau — William C. Pickle and Sally Ann Hutchinson.
• Whitesboro — Larry D. Kennedy and Smokey Waller.
Although not located in within the County, a portion of the Red Oak and Smithville school districts cross the county line resulting in area voting today.
Poteau voters also will decide if the school district will receive up to $1.615 million. Two propositions are on the ballot, one for $975,000 for improvements to security and technology as well as the possible purchase of land for expansion, the other for transportation to the tune of $640,000.


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