On Saturday, November 7, 1970 a recount was held in the County Commissioner election between Weldon Davis, incumbent and Jack Barton. The recount started showing Davis with 520 votes and Barton with 521. This is the closest race in the history of Roger Mills County. The official returns showed Davis with 524 votes and Barton was the winner with 526 votes. The National Guard from Elk City was sent to guard the ballot boxes at the Cheyenne Courthouse. They were Spc. 5 Jimmy Spieker, Elk City; Pfc. Richard O’Hara, Elk City and Pfc. Tommy Edler, Canute. 149 children attended the…

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