Saturday, January 12, 2013

Webster County Extension Council Election Goes Online and Voting Takes Place Until Jan. 18

The annual election of members to the University of Missouri Extension Council of Webster County runs from Jan. 7 at 12 a.m. through Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

For many years, a mailed ballot was used in Webster County for this election, but due to the unavailability of funds in 2013, the balloting process will be done online through the website at

All persons age 18 and over in Webster County are eligible to participate. Those without access to the Internet can vote by printed ballot at the Webster County Extension Center on South Highway A (next to City Hall) in Marshfield. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, and 12:45 to 4:30 p.m.

Council members are elected from three districts in the county. Two seats per district will be elected. Terms are for two years. Following is a list of council nominees and their home towns.

In District I (Jackson, Grant, Benton, Fordland, and Diggins Townships), candidates are: Charlotte A. Dickerson of Marshfield, Harry H. Harmes of Rogersville, and Don Roe of Elkland.

In District II (Washington, Union, Niangua, High Prairie, Hazelwood and Finley Townships), candidates are: Greg Cook of Seymour, Judy Craig of Niangua, Jane Gunter of Conway, Richard L. Mann, Jr. of Marshfield, and Caleb Sabo of Niangua.

In District III (Northview, East Ozark, Marshfield West, and Marshfield East Townships), candidates are: Phillip M. Ragsdale of Marshfield, Jane Robertson of Marshfield, Angela Van Giesen of Marshfield, and Laura Vinehout of Marshfield.

The Extension Council is the state-mandated body that oversees the operations of the University of Missouri Extension Center in Webster County. Council members have legal authority in decisions regarding extension educational programs, personnel, and fiscal matters.

For more information about the election, go to the website at and click on the election link, or contact Extension Council Chair Jane Gunter, or any staff member at the Webster County Extension Center at 417-859-2044.


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