Local races are heating up!

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It’s definitely October. The air is cool and crisp, there is a multitude of hunters in town each day, and the cottonwood trees are bedecked in the bright orange, yellow and red of fall, leaving little doubt it’s October.

Another sure sign it’s October is the multitude of campaign signs dotting the roadsides and sprinkling the yards throughout the area.

The Benewah County Farm Bureau  wants area voters to be prepared and to do so will sponsor a candidate forum Saturday. The forum begins at 10 a.m. in the conference room at the Federal Building in St. Maries.

All District 5 legislative and county candidates have been invited to attend.

Candidates include Dan Schmidt and Gresham Bouma for state senate; Cindy Agidius and Paulette Jordan for the House Seat A; Shirley Ringo and Ken DeVries for House Seat B.

Benewah County races include commissioners for District 3 Bud McCall and Tom Howard; and Benewah County sheriff candidates Rick O’Donnell (D), Dave Resser(R), and write-in candidate, Jim Comack.

The candidates will answer general questions submitted by members of the public before the forum.

The forum is expected to adjourn at noon.

To submit questions for the candidates mail them to Chairwoman Carole Rust, C/O Benewah County FB, 412 Main Ave., St. Maries or e-mail: spatterson@idfbins.com.

Be prepared. Learn the issues. Meet and listen to the candidates.

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