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Starland County incumbents running in October election

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    Starland County will see familiar names returning to the ballots in this fall election.

    Reeve Barrie Hoover, and councillors Terri Hebert, Murray Marshall, and Norman Stanger will be trying to keep their seats in Starland.
    Hoover has sat as reeve for the last two terms, and is hoping to secure his third.
    The most pertinent issues in Hoover’s agenda is looking to complete a water pipeline project to provide water to all residents in the county, some of which are still on well systems, and seeing the Handhills Wind Power project through.
    “There are a few things I’m still learning,” said Hoover, “but I’ve been happy doing what I can.”
    Norman Stanger will be running for his sixth, nonconsecutive, term as councillor, elected first in 1980 until 1992, and was back for the current term in 2007.
    “I feel I can contribute again,” Stanger said, adding the biggest issue he wishes to tackle is improving parks and recreation, and construction on the muddy back roads of Starland.
    The messy backroads are also on the agenda of returning councillor hopeful Terri Hebert.
    “When wet, the roads are impassable,” she said. “I’ll try to continue upgrading the back roads, which so far has been progressing well.”
    Hebert is finishing her first term of three years as councillor, and will seek re-election.
    She says most phone calls she receives are in regards to the road work.
    Hebert is somewhat new to the county, coming to Morrin in 2005.
    She decided it was important to become involved in the community.
    “The first three years have been a big learning curve,” Hebert said.
    “I enjoyed the last three years, and look forward to another three.”
    Councillor Murray Marshall will also seek re-election.
    "I enjoyed the last three years as councillor, and I enjoy working with the people at Starland. So that is why I am running again," Marshall said.
    Currently sitting councillor Allen Avramenko could not be reached for comment by press time.
    New contenders for the upcoming fall elections will not be known until nomination day, which is September 20.

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