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LWV to hold candidate forum
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Great Bend and Barton County voters will have the opportunity to hear the views of local candidates prior to the April 5 general election during a forum sponsored by the Great Bend League of Women Voters Tuesday night.

The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin. The public is invited and there is no charge for admission.

According to Becky Dudrey of the LWV, candidates will answer questions prepared by league members. Races represented will be Great Bend mayor, Great Bend Unified School District 428 School Board and Barton Community College Board of Trustees.

Scheduled to appear are:

• Great Bend mayoral candidates incumbent Mike Allison and challenger Randy Myers

• USD 428 Board candidates incumbents Wade Babcock and Dwight Young, and Doug Bender, Mark Hestand, James Jordan and Cheryl Rugan. There are four at-large openings on the board and the top for vote-getters of the six win seats. Members Jean Cavanaugh and David Holste are leaving the board.

• BCC Trustee candidates incumbent Mike Johnson, Bret Middleton, Mike Minton and Glenn Opie. The three at-large positions go to the top three vote-getters.