Thursday, January 09, 2014

Webster County Extension Council Election Underway

Contact: Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering specialist
Headquartered in Webster County
Tel: (417) 859-2044

MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- January is the time for the annual election of members to the University of Missouri Extension Council of Webster County. For years, a mailed ballot was used in this election, but due to unavailability of funds in 2014, the balloting process will be done online through the website at from Jan. 6 at 12 a.m. until midnight Jan. 17.

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: Robert A. Carnahan of Marshfield; Charlotte A. Dickerson of Marshfield, Joyce Noland of Fordland, and Steve Schotthofer of Elkland.

In District II (Washington, Union, Niangua, High Prairie, Hazelwood and Finley Townships), candidates are: Richard Lee Mann, Jr. of Marshfield, Ember Mikkelsen of Niangua, Terry Penner of Seymour, and Ilene Philbin of Niangua.

In District III (Northview, East Ozark, Marshfield West, and Marshfield East Townships), candidates are: Lorelei Blackstock of Marshfield, Charles Embree of Marshfield, Mike Rust of Marshfield, and Angela Van Giesen 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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