SIKESTON - Sikeston voters will finally decide on the proposed Home Rule Charter Tuesday in addition to selecting two council members.
Incumbents Phil Boyer and Bill Mitchell are joined on the ballot by Sue Rogers for the two open city council seats.
Also to be decided in Sikeston along with the Charter question is whether mayors will be selected by popular vote or by the city council in the event the Charter is approved.
Sikeston voters will be watching for the outcome of the R-6 Sikeston School District Board of Education race in which Greg Colwick, Rick Adams, Billy D. Priday, Julia Crader Dolan, Mary L. White-Ross and Randy Bohannon are competing for the three available three-years terms.
In other Scott County municipal elections, Frank Tatum, Tom Brock and Travis Smith are running to be Miner's next mayor. The term runs for two years.
In Miner's Ward 1, voters will choose between Tom Wilson and Mitch Thompson for a two-year term on the board of aldermen. Betty Barnes is running unopposed in Ward 2.
Running for the Miner police chief's unexpired term of three years are Roger Moore and Wayne Smith.
Geri L. Hennemann is the sole candidate for Benton's Ward 1, and Jim Arteme is running unopposed in Ward 2. The terms run for two years.
Running for the three-year director term for the Illmo Special Road District are Joe Schram and Bill Zimmerman.
In Blodgett, Kenny Plunk and Richard Riley are running for the two open board of trustee seats. The terms are for two years.
Chaffee voters will decide between Darryl Strohmeyer and Doug Dirnberger in Ward 1 and between Jack Nordin and Gene Cummins in Ward 4. Running unopposed is Robert (Bob) Sullivan in Ward 2 and Mitchell Dooley in Ward 3. An unexpired term with one year remaining in Ward 3 has no candidates listed on the ballot.
In Commerce, Buddy Vetter, Bobby Ledure, Terri Williams, Delores Lee and Alan Wright are all seeking the three two-year terms on the board of trustees.
Terry Sue Pemberton, Terra Slayden, Mark Pemberton and Jerry L. Canter are running for the three board of trustee openings in Diehlstadt.
Haywood City has no candidates listed for their two board of trustee openings.
Kelso has two candidates appearing on the ballot for its two two-year board of trustee terms: Larry McClain and Chuck Miller.
Voters in Kelso will also decide on a four-year increase in the general property tax levy of 13 cents per $100 assessed value beginning in 2002 for fire protection.
There is a four-way race for the mayor's seat in Morley. Candidates are Wilma N. Smith, Jamie "Rooster" Abernathy, Hallie Granville and Jim O'Neal.
Running unopposed for the one-year unexpired term in Morley's Ward 1 is Jay C. May. Appearing on the ballot for Ward 1's full two-year term are Tony Lackey and Summer Bridges. Also running unopposed is Ronnie Cookson in Ward 2 for a full term.
Oran voters will pick either Herman Joe Ressel or Tom Urhahn for their next mayor. Marcia Roslen is running unopposed for city collector, as is Ronald L. Diebold for alderman in Ward 1. Vying for the Ward 2 seat are Bob Ressel and A.J. Madigan, and in Ward 3 Jean Neal and Brenda Cook are running to be alderperson. Ward 4 has no candidate listed.
In Scott City, the council seats each have only a single candidate running for the two-year terms: Ronald O. Cummins in Ward 1, Terry Getting in Ward 2, Joe McDaniel in Ward 3 and Kevin T. Gresham in Ward 4.
Vanduser voters will pick two of the three candidates listed, Dale Keith, Myra Lancaster and Gary Owens, for two-year terms on their board of trustees.
Voters in the Southern Scott County Ambulance District will select a director for a term of three years. Candidates are Tom Marshall and Shirley Tetley.
In the other Scott County school districts, Wayne Petitt, Sally Porch and William Wilthong are the listed candidates for the three full three-year terms on the Scott City R-1 District Board of Education.
Scott T. Horman, Steve Seyer and William G. McFerron are running in the Chaffee R-2 school district with three seats available.
In the Oran R-3 school district, voters will select three from the ballot listing Mark Eftink, Sherry Seyer, Gil Roslen, Jerry Lange, Larry Hatfield and Ronnie Diebold as choices for three-year terms on the school board.
Running for seats on the R-4 Kelly School District board are Teresa Dewitt, Sonny Scheffer, Mike Riley, Doug Lynn and Wayne Rockett. Voters will select three of the candidates to fill three-year terms.
Voters in the Kelly School District will also be asked once to approve a $3 million general obligation bond to expand the overcrowded school.
The Scott County Central School District Board of Education has the following candidates appearing on the ballot: Marvin Walton, Richard (Dick) Griffin, Patty Burton, Kim Kesler, Mark Freed, Michelle Fodge and Michael T. Blissett Sr. Voters will select three for three-year terms.
In the Kelso Consolidated School District 7, there are only three candidates running for the three open board of education seats: Dorothy Deason, Fred Higdon and Sherri Grojean.