Forum set Wednesday for Mehlville candidates

Call Newspapers will sponsor a forum for Mehlville Board of Education candidates that will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Andre’s South, 4254 Telegraph Road.

Incumbent Larry Felton, incumbent Lori Trakas and newcomer Kevin Schartner are vying for two seats up for election April 5.

Felton first was elected to the school board in 2007, while Trakas was elected to the board in 2013.

Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors Chairman Aaron Hilmer will serve as moderator of the forum.

The forum will utilize League of Women Voters’ ground rules, including questions from the audience submitted on index cards and strict adherence to time limits for responses.

Questions for the Board of Education candidates also can be submitted by email to or mailed to Call Newspapers, 9977 Lin Ferry Drive, St. Louis, Mo. 63123.