Silex BOA meeting

Indian Creek Baptist Church Pastor Judah Marx takes questions from the Silex Board of Alderman during a contentious monthly meeting on Sept. 12. Marx came to the board to ask for a space to hold a counter prayer service/protest on Oct. 8 at the same time as the “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards” Gathering, which created a war of words between he and Alderwoman Cayla Hardin, the event’s creator and host.

Silex, Mo. - As Silex’s Fall Festival draws closer and closer, tensions seem to draw higher and higher.

At the town’s monthly Board of Alderman meeting on Sept. 12, those tensions nearly came to an all-time head when visitors came to talk about the upcoming “Witches, Warlocks and Wizards” Gathering, the adults-only event that will be held at the end of the Fall Festival on Oct. 8.