ARMA — The Arma City Council appointed Rock Anderson as mayor at their regular meeting Monday.

Johnnie Logiudici had served as acting mayor since former mayor Buddy Bualle resigned October 3. Anderson was appointed as a member of the council, then appointed as mayor when Logiudici stepped down.

“There was an opening and I was approached by people in the community,” Anderson said. They thought I would be good because I have the experience.”

Anderson served in Arma’s city government for 14 years. He was a council member and served one term as mayor.

He said he may run for mayor again next November, but for now he is focused on finishing out the current term.

“It’s something I did for a long time and enjoyed,” Anderson said. “I was honored that the community asked me to step into the role again.”

In other business, the council:

Passed a resolution that will remove a previous resolution that allowed minors on the premises of Average Joe’s Bar. The previous resolution allowed minors to be on the premises from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Under the new resolution, minors are not allowed on the premises at all unless they are with a parent or guardian.

Reviewed the new police for the city health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, and:

Approved the county economic development committee to meet at the Arma City Hall on Mondays. County Commissioner Jeff Murphy approached the council about using the space. Murphy serves on the committee. The first meeting will be 5:30 p.m. November 28.

— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.