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Many incumbents remain in office

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens reviews a ballot with election judges Sherry Wade, left, and Debra Medling during Tuesday's election. Jill Bock, Staff
NEW MADRID - In Tuesday's contested races for school board and city offices, voters typically decided to keep with those already serving in office.

The election drawing the most votes across the county was for the New Madrid County R-1 School Board where incumbents Jonathan Maloyed and Ralph Barnwell Jr. easily defeated challengers Joey Causey and Kevin Lyons. The unofficial vote totals according to the office of New Madrid County Clerk Clement Cravens, were Barnwell, 895; Maloyed, 667; Causey, 384; and Lyons, 361.

In Canalou, Mayor James D. Taul faced a write-in challenge from Water Campbell. Taul won the race with 36 votes over 7 votes for Campbell. Candidates running unopposed were: Thelma Slayton, collector, 43 votes; Rebecca Lasters, police judge, 40 votes; Karla Nabert, Ward 1 alderman, 11, votes; and Sarah Russom, Ward 2 alderman, 27, votes.

In Catron, residents selected two trustees. Barbara Matlock and Tommy Williams won the race with 12 votes for Matlock and 13 for Williams while Vickie I. Riggs polled four votes.

Three people sought election as mayor of Gideon. Lee Downing received 68 votes to defeat opponents Billy Busby who had 7 votes and Toby Jordan's 21 votes.

Jerry Skidmore was elected Gideon's South Ward alderman defeating Charles Youngblood 34 votes to 9 while Lance Lamar was unopposed for North Ward alderman and garnered 45 votes.

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