Editor's note: This story has been updated since it printed.
The municipal filing period comes to a close at noon Friday, Aug. 17 and a fifth person has possibly joined the race for the office of mayor of Booneville.
His is a familiar face.
While current Mayor Jerry Wilkins has picked up the paperwork necessary to make a fifth run at the office, thus far only three have returned petitions.
Those candidates are Bobby Halford, Aaron Brewer and Harold Kimbrell. Those who also picked up petitions to run for the office besides Wilkins are Edgar Baker and Harold Kimbrell.
As of late Monday morning, current Magazine and Blue Mountain mayors Stan McConnell and Alvin Dickens have completed paperwork to seek an additional term in office.
Those who have completed paperwork to seek city council positions in Booneville as of Monday were Joe Earp in Ward 3, Position 2, which is currently held by Milburn Brewster; and Alton Shackleford in Ward 1, Position 1, which is currently held by Brewer.
In Magazine Joe Chaney is seeking reelection to Ward 3, Position 2 and John D. Jones is seeking reelection to Ward 2, Position 2.
Blue Mountain candidates thus far are incumbents Jason Collier in Position 3, Junaita Granier in Position 5 and Debra Dickens in Position 4.
In another election related matter, the Magazine School Board filing period ended at noon last Wednesday without a race developing.
Brandy Moore will be unopposed for the seat to which she was appointed and Robert Curtis is also unopposed in seeking an additional term for the seat from which he resigned due to the hiring of a close family member, and to which he was later reappointed.
Moore is seeking the final year of a five-year term to which LeeAnn Jones was originally elected in 2014. Because his term was expiring, Curtis is seeking a full five year term.