sheriff-badgeAt a special meeting of the Christian County Democratic Central Committee (CCDCC), held on May 22, members interviewed Ken Lovell and unanimously voted him to be our candidate for sheriff in the August 4 special election.

Lovell has years of experience in law enforcement, working in Clever, Republic, Branson, and Nixa police departments. He has also been working as Nixa’s school resource officer. He currently owns and runs A Bit of Country K9 Kennel in Nixa.

In addition, Lovell has 18 years of experience in law enforcement and plans on running for sheriff (as a Democrat) again in 2016. He would like to make a difference in our community and bring back professionalism to the office; he believes the department should have better contact with the community.

A fundraiser for Ken Lovell will be held by the CCDCC on Tuesday, June 30 at the Nixa Community Center Pavillon (McCauley Park), from 6-9pm. We hope our fellow Christian County Democrats will support our candidate by attending this event or by donating to his cause.

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Christmas Fun and Frolicking with Christian County Democrats!

On December 18, 2014, in Event, by Christian County Democrats

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We met at Fremont Hills Country Club on December 6th and enjoyed a very nice buffet, a good crowd of fellow Democrats, and an energetic speaker. Randy Bland, President of the UAW Local 710 in Kansas City, spoke about his union and unions in general. He emphasized that no union dues are used for political candidates and that not all union members are Democrats. Union members must approve candidates to support and once they do, members support those candidates vigorously. Most candidates who support union issues, such as prevailing wage and minimum wage, happen to be Democrats.

The Cattywampus Band again entertained us throughout the evening, and Matt Patterson served as auctioneer for the many baskets and other items up for sale. With pies going for as much as $70 and baskets up to $100, we were pleased with the outcome.

Thank you all that attended, those who sponsored, those who donated auction items, and those who sent in money but could not attend. This is a fun social event for local Democrats, but also a fundraiser for the Christian County Democratic Central Committee!

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Support your Democratic Candidates Now!

On September 26, 2014, in Announcement, Candidates, Democratic Party, Election, Event, Get Involved, by Christian County Democrats

Fundraiser for
Jim Billedo & Jim Evans

Saturday, October 11th, 2014
3:00-6:00PM

Finley River Park, Ozark
Large Pavilion

$15 per person, BBQ Plate

Music, Pie Auction, Silent Auction and other Events
(Bring l0awn chairs.)

Neither snow nor cold stopped the Christmas Festivities

On December 23, 2013, in Event, Thoughts, by Christian County Democrats

Many Christian County Democrats travelled the snow-covered roads to enjoy our 22nd annual Christmas Party at Island Green Golf Club. After a fine meal, Jay Swearingen, state legislator from Kansas City, spoke to us about his plans to run for State Auditor in 2014. We also enjoyed our favorite band, The Cattywampus Band, who played for most of the evening. Our auctioneer this year was Matt Patterson, assisted by Zoe Billedo; top dollars were paid for the donated items: 10 gift baskets, 6 homemade pies, and 3 gift certificates. A $100 fishing cooler with assorted fishing gear was raffled off, as well as a 50/50 pot. AND besides some beautiful poinsettias being given away, we had a door prize! Few folks walked away empty-handed, and the Central Committee raised funds for the 2014 election year.

The Litton Award, given each year to a deserving member of our Christian County Democratic community, was presented to Anita Jones for her dedication to our cause. (Unfortunately Anita was down in Florida, basking in the sun!)

Thank you to all those who donated their time and/or items for the auction. And a large thanks to our sponsors!

Jim Pace, Holly Stevens, and Matt Patterson - Pie sold!

Jim Pace, Holly Stevens, and Matt Patterson – Pie sold!

The annual Christmas party and fundraiser is set for December 7th this year. Once again this party and fundraiser will be held at Island Green Golf Club in Republic, Missouri. Last year’s event was a great success and lots of fun!

 

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Art and Juanita Steinbaugh

Art and Juanita Steinbaugh

Art Kessler and Kelly Hall

Art Kessler and Kelly Hall

Auction of baskets with auctioneer extraordinaire, Jim Pace

Auction of baskets with auctioneer extraordinaire, Jim Pace

Betty Maples, Holly Stevens, and Dorothy Doering

Betty Maples, Holly Stevens, and Dorothy Doering

Bill and Greg Hanks

Bill and Greg Hanks

Bob Rubino, David Stokely, Jim Billedo, and David Lee

Bob Rubino, David Stokely, Jim Billedo, and David Lee

Dan and Barbara Self

Dan and Barbara Self

David Lee, Polly Dross, Violet Roller and Wesley Roller-Litton Award Presentation

David Lee, Polly Dross, Violet Roller and Wesley Roller-Litton Award Presentation

Dean and Siener, winner of wine tote

Dean and Siener, winner of wine tote

Debbie and Jim Kreider

Debbie and Jim Kreider

Debbie Kreider and daughters

Debbie Kreider and daughters

Jim Billedo, Master of Ceremonies

Jim Billedo, Master of Ceremonies

Jim Pace, Holly Stevens, and Matt Patterson-Pie sold!

Jim Pace, Holly Stevens, and Matt Patterson-Pie sold!

Lindsay Ash and Bradley Harmon

Lindsay Ash and Bradley Harmon

Matt Patterson and Jack Moore

Matt Patterson and Jack Moore

Norma Moore and Therese Armstrong

Norma Moore and Therese Armstrong

Our bartender buys a pie!

Our bartender buys a pie!

Pat Klos and David Stokely

Pat Klos and David Stokely

Randy Dillon and Doug Greiner

Randy Dillon and Doug Greiner

Susan and Bob Rubino with Matt Patterson

Susan and Bob Rubino with Matt Patterson

Susan Billedo, collector of the money!

Susan Billedo, collector of the money!

The Cattywampus Band

The Cattywampus Band

Guest Theodore Roosevelt (Jim Kreider)

Guest Theodore Roosevelt (Jim Kreider)

Vicky and Dave Trippe

Vicky and Dave Trippe

Art and Juanita SteinbaughArt Kessler and Kelly HallAuction of baskets with auctioneer extraordinaire, Jim PaceBetty Maples, Holly Stevens, and Dorothy DoeringBill and Greg HanksBob Rubino, David Stokely, Jim Billedo, and David LeeDan and Barbara SelfDavid Lee, Polly Dross, Violet Roller and Wesley Roller-Litton Award PresentationDean and Siener, winner of wine toteDebbie and Jim KreiderDebbie Kreider and daughtersJim Billedo, Master of CeremoniesJim Pace, Holly Stevens, and Matt Patterson-Pie sold!Lindsay Ash and Bradley HarmonMatt Patterson and Jack MooreNorma Moore and Therese ArmstrongOur bartender buys a pie!Pat Klos and David StokelyRandy Dillon and Doug GreinerSusan and Bob Rubino with Matt PattersonSusan Billedo, collector of the money!The Cattywampus BandGuest Theodore Roosevelt (Jim Kreider)Vicky and Dave Trippe

 

The Christian County Democratic Central Committee will host its Annual Christmas Party on December 8th this year. Jim Kreider will be our guest speaker. Jim was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1992—the first Democrat to represent Christian County since 1904. He became Speaker in 2001, and served for 12 years in the House. Jim currently serves as Executive Director for the Missouri Retired Teachers Association.

Jim Kreider

Jim Kreider

This Annual party and fundraiser will be held at Island Green Golf Club in Republic, Missouri. Please mark your calendars NOW! We will post more information soon.

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