Following is an overview of the seven candidates who are seeking to be appointed to the Third Ward council seat in Hannibal.


Following is an overview of the seven candidates who are seeking to be appointed to the Third Ward council seat in Hannibal.
• Robert Saxbury, 1908 Chestnut. A 1974 Hannibal High School graduate, Saxbury attended Hannibal-LaGrange Junior College before earning a degree from Northeast Missouri State University. A military veteran, Saxbury is a member of many clubs and organizations. He also sits on the city’s Board of Adjustment and Tree Board and is a member of the Historic District Development Commission.
• Jack Moore, 320 Broadway. A 1965 graduate of Hannibal High School, Moore moved back to Hannibal in 2002 after retiring from Prairie Farms Dairy. He has since launched a part-time business, Jack Moore Promotions. He attended Hannibal-LaGrange College and Quincy College. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve. Among the organizations he is a member of are the Hannibal Arts Council and POPS Club.
• Louis Barta, 1238 Bird. Barta is employed by John Wood Community College as its physical plant director. His duties include overseeing 15 permanent and up to 10 temporary employees and managing a $1.6 million budget. He participated in the public planning sessions for Hannibal’s Comprehensive Plan update.
• Monica Williams, 2109 Spruce. Williams is a graduate of Hannibal High School and the Hannibal school district’s Practical Nursing program. She currently holds a Missouri Nursing License. Williams is a member of the Douglass Community Service and PYRFECT boards and has joined the group that is maintaining the Robinson Cemetery.
• Wesley Knapp, 221 N. Hyden. Knapp, who moved to Hannibal two years ago, is the executive director and downtown development director for the Downtown Hannibal Development Corporation. A former member of the U.S. Air Force, Knapp opened the Havannibal Cigar Company in March. He was selected to receive the Dwight F. Davis Award for a citizen planner by the American Planning Association earlier this year.
• Donald Sagar, 807 Bird. Sagar spent a large portion of his life in Chicago where he operated a business for 35 years. He has been a resident of Hannibal for the past eight years. Sagar is a member of Friends of Historical Hannibal.
• Roy Que Ferrel, 1308 Grace. A resident of Hannibal for 64 years, Ferrel has resided in the Third Ward for more than 30 years. Ferrel joined the U.S. Army after high school. Following his military stint, Ferrel worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for more than 40 years. He is a past commander of the American Legion Post 55 in Hannibal.