Missouri's secretary of state said Monday measures before the Missouri General Assembly would disenfranchise voters.

Houston voters elected two new members to the city council on Tuesday in light balloting.

In Ward II, Charles “Chalky” Wells won over Phillip T. Meyer, 56-9. Incumbent Bruce Wilson did not seek re-election. In Ward III, David Arthur beat David M. “Mike” Impey, 62-47. Alderman Bill Maxwell did not run.

Don Tottingham ran unopposed to become Houston’s new mayor, as did Ward I council member Sharon Sillyman. Tottingham is replacing Steve Hutcheson.

It was an extremely light vote: Only 997 voted in Texas County. That’s only 6.3 percent of the county’s registered voters.

Summersville residents elected a mayor: Leroy Wells won over Hugh “Bud” Anderson, 60-40.

Four persons sought two positions on the Summersville City Council. They tally: Richard Nelson, 12; Jeremy R. Russell, 57; Gwen Anderson, 39; and Larry D. Grogan, 76.

A big field sought three positions on the Summersville board of education. The count in Texas County: Melinda Odom, 114; Jeff Atchison, 46; Kevin Patton, 113; Seaman Don Mahan, 92; Leroy Wells, 111; Keith Keller, 119; Jimmy Buschmann, 48; Billy J. Duncan, 107; Dustin Cooper, 93; and Steve Craig, 43. (Winners with Shannon County totals were: Odom, 178; Keller, 184; and Duncan, 187)

At the Summersville voting district, 26.24 percent of the registered voters – 285 – arrived.

There also were a few township races in the county. In Carroll Township, two board members were elected: Junior King, 157; Hugh “Bud” Anderson, 82; and Earnest Clark, 113.

Two board positions were open in Clinton Township. The vote: Danny Nungesser, 48; Robert Forbes, 49; and William Plomteaux, 35.

Mary Ellen Higashi won over Carolyn Campbell for Lynch Township treasurer, 60-17.

Two were elected to the Lynch Township board: John Jackson, 49; and Sam J. Elliott, 42, won seats. Others on the ballot: Don Kern, 18; and Kenneth Campbell, 29.



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