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      Candidates for open seat named

      There are at least eight people who want a seat on the Kirksville R-3 School Board. Late Thursday, we received the list of the eight people who applied for the seat vacated by Matt Copeland. He resigned last month, saying only that he is pursuing employment that would be in conflict with his remaining time on the board. The eight residents who applied for Copeland's seat on the school board are; Greg Gordon, Jerry Stremel, Teresa Heckert, Robin Darr, Deb Krusniak, Leon Devlin, Karen Sylvara and Nan Davis.

      The Kirksville School Board is meeting next Wednesday evening to discuss which one of these candidates they will appoint to replace Copeland.

      That meeting will be open to the public.