Two more people filed for Carthage City Council in the final week before the end of the filing period on Tuesday, meaning one person will run unopposed for each of the five open seats on the Carthage City Council.

Two more people filed for Carthage City Council in the final week before the end of the filing period on Tuesday, meaning one person will run unopposed for each of the five open seats on the Carthage City Council.
Three people are running for Carthage Mayor to replace Mike Harris who said he wouldn't run for a third term.
And three people are running for two open three-year terms on the Carthage R-9 School Board.

Carthage City Council
Juan Topete, the incumbent council member in Ward 1 filed to return to his seat for another two years, and Kirby Newport, a former council member filed to run for the Ward 5 in the last week before the filing period ended on Tuesday.
Carthage City Clerk Traci Cox said Topete filed for his seat on Friday and Newport filed for the Ward 5 seat on the last day to file.
Newport has served on the council in the past and is running for the seat currently held by Jason Shelfer, who is one of three people running for Carthage Mayor.
The others running for mayor include current Council Member Dan Rife  and current Municipal Judge Brad Cameron.
Incumbents filed in December and will run unopposed for the other three open city council seats.
Tim Shelds filed to run in Ward 2, Mike Daugherty filed to run in Ward 3 and Darren Collier will run in Ward 4.
The terms on the council are two years and the mayor's term is four years.
The election will be held on April 8.

Carthage Board of Education
No new filings have been received for two open seats on the Carthage R-9 Board of Education, according to Board Secretary Quetha Bassham.
Incumbents Michael Goolsby and Lee Elliff Pound and challenger Bill Lasley will appear on the ballot on April 3.
Voters will be asked to choose two and the top two vote-getters will win the two three-year terms.
This election will also be held on April 8.