The Democratic and Republican parties are sponsoring a Candidates’ Forum on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Convention Center in the back rooms. Each candidate will be given five minutes to give a speech or presentation and there will be a Q & A after the commissioner candidates, the hospital board candidates, and after the school board candidates. There will be no refreshments but candidates are free to bring their campaign material and signs.

County Clerk Nichole Baldwin will be the moderator and candidates need to RSVP her at to say they are going. Party chairs are Sam Hanson for Democrats ( and Mike Coster for Republicans (