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Filing Period Ends Friday; Third Clerk Candidate Files

The clock will run out on the waiting game Friday.

Booneville Mayor Jerry Wilkins has been mum on the prospects of a four-year term and although would-be candidates have picked up paperwork and are interested in replacing Wilkins if he opts to end his service at the 12-year mark, nobody has come forward officially.

The time to make that decision will officially end at noon Friday. The filing period has been open since noon on July 25.

In the meantime, a third candidate filed for the Booneville City Clerk last week. Marilyn Rogers, 60, joins a field that includes Stacey Brown, 37, and Gayleene West, 52.

Incumbent Melinda Smith has stated she will not seek a seventh four-year term at City Hall.

Rogers is the secretary for Southside Baptist Church in Booneville, West has been a Logan County Deputy Tax Assessor since 1988. Brown is the wife of Booneville Police Chief Al Brown.

Also filing last week was incumbent alderman Guy Robson in Ward 1, Position 1 on the Booneville City Council.

Elected on a biannual basis, all aldermen positions in Booneville, Magazine and Blue Mountain are also up for reelection. There are six aldermen in Booneville and Magazine and five in Blue Mountain.

In Magazine only Sammy Smith has filed for an alderman position. Smith is seeking the Ward 2, Position 1 seat on the Magazine City Council.

Besides Booneville, mayoral posts in Magazine and Blue Mountain are held for four-year terms and Stanley McConnell in Magazine and Dale Dickens in Blue Mountain were all elected in 2012 meaning those posts are open as well.

Magazine Recorder/Treasurer Vicki Smith and Blue Mountain Recorder/Treasurer Sharon Leach were elected to four-year terms in 2012 and those terms run through 2016.

Candidates for Booneville city government posts must submit a petition bearing the names of at least 30 registered voters. Candidates for positions in Magazine and Blue Mountain must submit petitions bearing the names of 10 registered voters.

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