Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fundraising coffee held for Senator Stouffer

Abigail and Fred Tempel, 1622 Main, Lexington, hosted a dessert and coffee reception and fundraiser for Senator Bill Stouffer (R-21) on Thursday, Nov. 15th. The Lafayette County Republican Central Committee sponsored the event. More than 60 county supporters attended and enjoyed touring the Tempel’s historic home, the only example of shingle-style, late Victorian architecture in Lexington.

Senator Stouffer addressed the guests and outlined programs the state legislature and state administration have already completed or have planned for the future.

Representing numerous small donations from every community in Lafayette County, the evening event raised more than $10,000 for the senator’s re-election campaign. Stouffer has had similar small town receptions throughout his nine-county district that includes Richmond, Norborne, Marshall, Excelsior Springs, Boonville, Fayette, Salisbury, and Macon.

Senator Stouffer is currently leading his peers in the Senate in terms of raising funds from within his own senate district, despite its independent lean, according to Kay Hoflander, chairman of the Lafayette County Republican Central Committee.
"The senator has worked hard for all citizens, Republican, Democrat, and Independent alike who live in Lafayette County, and this is our way of thanking him publicly by helping his re-election bid," said Hoflander.

Stouffer outlined progress made on the state level to help make Missouri a better place to work and live. "When we took office in 2005, the state's budget was upside down, jobs and doctors were fleeing the state, and Medicaid was nearly bankrupt," said Stouffer.

He explained, "We did not hurt Medicaid patients as is sometimes reported, we saved Medicaid for them. Also, Missouri is now one of the top states in job gains. Welfare reform has improved the way the state meets medical needs, honors taxpayers, and sustains providers. Missouri has a budget surplus for the first time in years."
Stouffer represents nine counties in North Central Missouri and serves as the chairman of the Senate's Transportation Committee. He's a farmer in Saline County, where he resides with his wife, Sue Ellen.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Lafayette County Republican Women's Club Installs New Officers

The Lafayette County Republican Women’s Club met Thursday, Oct. 25 for their annual installation of officers banquet. The event was held at the Calvary Baptist Church in Odessa.

New officers include: Valeta McGhee of Odessa, president; Lisa Kolkmeyer of Wellington, first vice president; Virginia Bertz of Mayview, second vice president; Colleen Wieligman of Wellington, treasurer; and Ruth Daehler of Mayview, secretary.

State Rep. Mike McGhee (R-122) presented the program on the Waverly Regional Youth Center, operated by the State’s Division of Youth Services. The program will soon be featured in a nationwide documentary narrated by Bill Cosby and is winning accolades for its successful and innovative care of troubled male youth.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Chertoff Warns the World about Complacency with Historic Speech at Westminster College, Fulton, MO

Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff presented a lecture at Westminster College on Oct. 17, 2007, titled "The Battle for Our Future." His address is attracting national attention as a history-making echo of other famous prophetic speeches at the same college by Winston Churchhill, Margaret Thatcher, and Ronald Reagan.

CHERTOFF WESTMINSTER SPEECH CALLED "ONE OF HIS STRONGEST." Fox News Live reported on Secretary Chertoff's speech at Westminster College Wednesday, saying, "We may look back on Chertoff's speech...as one of his strongest where he warned the nation has become complacent and there are consequences, much like his 'gut feeling' comment in the summer, where he suggested that an attack on the US or US interests appears inevitable." Chertoff was shown saying, "As we stand here, I believe we still face the kind of weary complacency that Churchill and Reagan and Thatcher confronted in their own time when they had to speak here about the grim world in which we face."

A crowd numbering between 850 and 1,000 attended the college lecture and gave Secretary Chertoff a standing ovation at the beginning and end of his remarks. A small group of protesters representing Amnesty International were present. They numbered between 8 and 25 and included one professor according to different eye witness accounts. Students from the college asked questions of the Secretary after his speech, and his answers were masterful, dynamic, and thought-provoking. It was truly history in the making.

Missouri Flowering Hawthorne

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Friday, October 5, 2007

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Hello and welcome to our Lafayette County (MO) Republican Blog!

On this site you will be able to post your opinions regarding local, state, and national politics. You may also list upcoming events as well as news from other county central committees and Republican organizations such as Pachyderms, Republican Clubs, and Republican Federated Women's Clubs, to name just a few. At right is a photo of Gov. Matt Blunt speaking at our Lincoln Dinner last spring.

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PS: Did you know this about the White Hawthorn Blossom:
The white hawthorn blossom is the official state floral emblem of Missouri. Known as the "red haw" or "white haw," the hawthorn (crateagus) is a member of the great rose family, which resembles the apple group. The hawthorn blossoms have greenish-yellow centers and form in white clusters. More than 75 species of the hawthorn grow in Missouri, particularly in the Ozarks. The White Hawthorn Blossom was named the state flower of Missouri on March 16, 1923.