BUTLER COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS
Multiple competitive Butler County races were decided Tuesday during the Missouri Primary Elections.
For the Republican nomination for Butler County Prosecuting Attorney, Kacey Proctor defeated Paul Oesterreicher 52 to 48 percent.
For the Republican nomination for Butler County Treasurer, Tammy Marler carried 41 percent of the vote to win the race. She was followed by Jerrica Fox with 26 percent, Dan Conover with 25 percent, and Dennis Shearrer with 8 percent.
One of the closest races of the night was for the Republican Nomination for Butler County Associate Circuit Judge for Division 2. Wade Pierce defeated Ralph Innes by only 30 votes out of over six thousand votes cast.
There were no Democratic races for those three positions during the Tuesday primary.
RIGHT TO WORK BILL DEFEATED, SHOWDOWN SET FOR SENATE SEAT
Voters across the state of Missouri voted down a Right to Work proposition during Tuesday’s Missouri Primary.
According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s office, over 67 percent of voters chose no for Proposition A yesterday.
The showdown has also been set for the Missouri Senate Seat that will be contested in November. Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill will be challenged by the Republican nominee, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley.
In the highly competitive race for the Republican Nomination for Missouri State Auditor, Saundra McDowell won while carrying just over 32 percent of the vote and will take on Democratic incumbent Nicole Galloway in November.
For Missouri District 8 in the United States House of Representatives, both Republican Incumbent Jason Smith and Democratic challenger Kathy Ellis ran unopposed.
USE TAX MEASURE DEFEATED IN POPLAR BLUFF
There were numerous measures and propositions voted on Tuesday in Southeast Missouri.
A Use Tax proposition in Poplar Bluff failed yesterday, with 65 percent of voters siding against it.
In Stoddard County, two sales tax propositions concerning the Stoddard County Jail and Sheriff’s Office both passed with over 56 percent of the vote.
In Ripley County, a local use tax issue was defeated by over 600 votes.
Proposition Health and Proposition Care in Dunklin County have also failed as did a waterworks and sewerage system bond ordinance in Holcomb, and two sales tax ordinances in Campbell.
A one percent city sales tax ordinance in Clarkton was approved by 66 percent of voters.
MISSOURI LEGISLATURE RACES SET FOR NOVEMBER
The races have been set for this November for the Missouri Legislature.
According to the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office, in House District 153, Jeff Shawan defeated Jack Skip Johnson during Tuesday’s Primary 56 to 44 percent and will take on Democrat Matt Michel for the seat.
November’s election for House District 152 will see Republican Hardy Billington taking on Democrat Robert Smith.
In House District 151, Democrat JT Howard will face off against Republican Herman Morse.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WARNING OF POSSIBLE HEPATITIS A EXPOSURE AT PARAGOULD RESTAURANT
Authorities in Arkansas are warning of a possible Hepatitis A exposure at a Paragould restaurant.
According to the Arkansas Department of Health, an employee of the Little Caesar’s Pizza, located at 1731 West Kingshighway in Paragould, has tested positive for the virus.
Anyone who ate at the facility from July 19th to August 2nd should seek vaccination immediately if they have never been vaccinated against Hepatitis A or are unsure of their vaccination status.
Officials say that since February, 80 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported as part of an outbreak in Northeast Arkansas, including one death.
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION SET FOR TODAY AT POPLAR BLUFF HIGH SCHOOL
Freshman orientation is set to be held today at Poplar Bluff High School.
Officials say that orientation will begin at 8 am and students can begin arriving at 7:30 to check in outside of the Poplar Bluff High School gym.
Students will get to learn more about life at the High School, get their class schedule, learn the layout of the campus, and meet their advisory class.
This is a student only event; however parents and guardians are encouraged to attend the open house scheduled for 5:30 to 7 pm on August 21st.