CARTHAGE, Mo. – The 2022 public election of 10 new members for the Jasper County University of Missouri Extension County Council will take place January 18-25. The county election is held in accordance with state law (Chapter 262.550-262.620 R.S. Mo. 1969).
Every county in Missouri has an extension council made up of elected and appointed members who represent the broad educational needs and backgrounds of people in that county.
The county extension council works with University of Missouri Extension staff members in planning and making recommendations for educational programs.
Citizens over the age of 18 who reside in Jasper County can vote at one of five locations within the county. Locations include: the University of Missouri Extension office in the basement of the Jasper County Courthouse; Midwest Ag Supply, Central and Grant, Carthage; Avilla Elementary School, 400 Sarcoxie St., Avilla, Central United Methodist Church, 5 S. Pennsylvania, Webb City; and the Webb City Public Library, 101 S. Liberty Street, Webb City. Beginning January 18, registered voters also have the option of casting a ballot online by going to http://extension.missouri.edu/jasper or printing a ballot from the Jasper County University of Missouri Extension website to either mail or deliver to University of Missouri Extension, Courthouse Basement, Carthage, MO 64836. Voting at the polling places will begin at noon on January 18 and end at noon on January 25. If you mail your ballot, it must be postmarked no later than January 25.
Ten positions on the Council will be filled from the following nominees: Patrick Bromley, Carl Junction; Charlie Davis, Webb City; Amy Gates, Joplin; Terri Haywood, Joplin; Barbara Hunter, Jasper; Jeremy Jadwin, Carthage; Donya Moll, Jasper; Frances O’Kelley, Carthage; Eric Osen, Diamond; Dorothy Shull, Carthage.
For more information, call the Extension office at 417-358-2158.
University of Missouri Extension offers educational programs in such categories as agriculture, home economics, business and industry, community development, youth development (4-H), and various continuing education courses, seminars and workshops. University of Missouri Extension does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or status as a Vietnam-era veteran in employment or programs.