Newkirk Mayor Brian Hobbs, left, swore in new city councilmember Joe Anderson during the Dec. 9 city council meeting. He was appointed to the position at the Nov. 25 meeting. Anderson is finishing the term vacated by former councilmember Dereck Cassady. The filing period for the position will be Jan. 6-8, 2020 at the Kay County Election Board, located in the basement of the Kay County Courthouse, 201. S. Main, Newkirk. The election will be April 7.