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Monday, December 14, 2020

Bates County Elected Office Holders Swearing In

Ceremony for swearing in of the Bates County Officials:

It is with pleasure that the Court announces that there will be a short ceremony to administer the oath of Office to the following county officials who will take office, or retain their positions, effective January 1, 2021. This ceremony will take place on December 31, 2020 at 2:00pm in the courtroom on the third floor of the courthouse. 

Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will be distancing and mask will be required and each candidate will be allowed up to (6) spectators.

Each candidate's invited guests will be confined to a pew in the courtroom and will be required to wear a mask at all times in the courthouse. The following county officials will be sworn in:

Bates County Surveyor: William (Bill) Lethco
Bates County Coroner: Greg Mullinax
Bates County Public Administrators: Brenda Doody
Bates County Sheriff: Chad Anderson
Bates County Northern Commissioner: Ken Mooney
Bates County Southern Commissioner: Trent Nelson

The court looks forward to marking this momentous occasion with the incoming and returning officer holders:

Judge Julie A. Highley