May 31, 2001

Rural Water District Customers Head To Election Polls June 5

Yards have not been filled with signs and voters have not been bombarded by newspaper, television and radio political ads, but believe it or not voters will be going to the polls in Scotland County on June 5th.

There will be just one issue on the ballot and it will only involve members of the Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 who will be electing a board member.

Incumbent Jerry Sears is seeking re-election. Jamie Triplett will be his opposition on the ballot as the men vie for a three-year term on the governing board for the rural water district.

The winner will join Dorsey Swearingen, J.D. Nelson, Bill McBee and Kenny Eggleston on the five-person governing body.

The polling place for the election will be the basement of the Scotland County Courthouse. The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The CPWSD#1 serves approximately 1,400 customers in Scotland County as well as a few isolated meters in adjoining regions in Clark and Knox counties.

Scotland County Clerk Betty Lodewegen announced her office will be open on Saturday, June 2, to allow individuals that will be unable to attend the June 5 election, to vote by absentee ballot. The office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This is in addition to the regular business hours. For more information voters can contact Lodewegen at the office (660-465-7027) or at home (660-465-7752).

Lodewegen noted that residents of the City of Memphis are not eligible to vote in the election. Only members of the rural water district may cast a ballot.

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