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The Carthage Press
  • Lincoln Ladies host ice cream social

  • Tables were filled with political information and the walls were covered with campaign signs at the Memorial Hall Monday evening.
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  • Tables were filled with political information and the walls were covered with campaign signs at the Memorial Hall Monday evening.
    The Lincoln Ladies Republican Women's Club hosted an ice cream social and rally for citizens to meet the candidates Monday evening which filled the Memorial Hall in Carthage. It was an opportunity for voters to listen to candidates running for Jasper County and state offices as well as learn of other issues that will be on the Aug. 5 ballot.
    “A lot of people will make their decisions based on this event,” said Jenny Mansfield, a Lincoln Lady coordinator for the event.
    Mansfield also announced Monday evening that this was the last Carthage-only-organized political ice cream social. The club plans on joining forces with the Joplin Republican Women's Club to host future events as the Jasper County Republican Women's Club. Monday's event was sponsored by Sen. Ron Richard.
    The first to speak was Marshall Works, candidate for the U.S. Representative in Congress 7th District. His opposition, Billy Long, did not attend the event.
    In the race for Associate Circuit Judge Division 4, candidates Michael Roberts and John Nicholas spoke about their campaigns. In the race for Associate Circuit Judge Division 5, candidates Nate Dally and Joe Hensley spoke about their campaigns.
    Next to speak was John Bartosh on his re-election campaign for Presiding Commissioner of the County Commission. His opposition, Jim Lessy, did not attend.
    In the race for Recorder of Deeds, candidates Doris Tatum, Charlotte Pickering and Ron Hill spoke about their campaigns.
    For the Collector of Revenue, Stephen Holt spoke on his re-election campaign and David Crocker spoke on his campaign for the position.
    No Opposition Campaigns
    The following individuals will be on the Aug. 5 ballot running with no opposition: Tom Schweich, state auditor; Ron Richard, state senator for 32nd district; Charlie Davis, state representative for 162nd district; Stephen Carlton, associate circuit judge division 6; Melissa Holcomb, clerk for circuit court; Marilyn Baugh, clerk for county commission; Dean Dankelson, prosecuting attorney; Richard Webster, Jr., for auditor.

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