Three elections were needed for the South East Cornerstone Public School Board on October 24.
In Subdivision No. 2, which includes Arcola, Carlyle, Manor, Maryfield, Wawota and other communities, incumbent Harold Laich was re-elected. He defeated challenger Sandy Smith 558-76.
In Subdivision No.4, Garry Hammett was returned to the Cornerstone board, as he beat incumbent Kevin Keating 232-144. Subdivision 4 includes Alameda, Lampman, Oxbow and Bienfait.
Hammett represented the subdivision from 2005 to 2009, and prior to that, he was the long-time trustee for Bienfait, North Portal and Frobisher on the Estevan Rural School Board.
Keating defeated Hammett in Subdivision 4 in the 2009 school board elections.
Elwood White won in Subdivision No. 6, which boasts schools in Gladmar, Oungre, Ogema, Pangman, Radville and Yellow Grass. White captured 291 votes to defeat incumbent Bruce Wagner (138 votes), Barbara Segal (93) and Anne Lazurko (50).
The school board is still seeking a trustee for subdivision No. 3, which includes Carievale, Carnduff, Redvers and other communities. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, November 7 at 4 p.m. If more than one nomination is received, there would be a by-election on December 12.
The other seats on the school board were filled by acclamation, including in Estevan, where Janet Foord and Pam Currie were returned to the board.
The RM of Estevan had one election on October 24. Del Block defeated incumbent Richard Gervais 96-50 to become the new councillor for Subdivision No. 5. The subdivision covers the north-central area of the RM.