Polls open Tuesday in annual School Board Elections

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.