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By Marlana Smith
The Salt River Federated Republican Women’s Club held a Lincoln Day Soup Supper on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at the Shelbina Senior Center.
Guest speakers were Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, Representative Louis Riggs and SSTCM (SS) Ret. Master Chief Aaron Kendrick.
Shelby County Assessor Liz Miles also spoke briefly about the assessment process.
Tammy Snider announced she will be running for Shelby County Circuit Clerk.
Shelby County Sheriff Arron Fredrickson said he has been enjoying serving the county.
District 4 Representative Greg Sharpe will be the new representative for Shelby County if re-elected as there was redistricting. Louis Rigg has been representing the county since 2017.
Representative Sharpe currently represents Lewis, Clark, Knox, Scotland, Schuyler and part of Adair County. He was elected to his first two-year term in November 2018.
A representative spoke on behalf of candidate for Missouri Senate Vicky Hartzler.
Terry Helmich announced he will be running for Shelby County Presiding Commissioner.
Bryan Nickels a representative on behalf of Representative Sam Graves spoke.
Representative Riggs said he will miss the people of Shelby County due to the change in the district lines.
STSCM (SS) Ret. Aaron D. Kendrick served 24 years in the Naval Service.
“I had the privilege to serve with men and women from across our nation,” said Kendrick. “The opportunity to work alongside, socialize and develop relationships with people from differing backgrounds and walks of life was an education in itself for someone who barely left the State growing up.”
Kendrick took guests through a journey of who Americans are and how they got here, discussing some differences they have.
STSCM (SS) Ret. Kendrick said American is in a challenging time. A global pandemic, supply shortages, inflation and rising fuel costs among other things at home and abroad at center stage the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“We need to work together at the local, state and federal levels to find solutions for now, and set goals and plans for the future,” said Kendrick.
STSCM (SS) Ret. Kendrick ended his speech with: History has proven we can have differences and still achieve. Our ability as a nation to achieve is limited only by any inabilities we have to work together.
State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick informed guests on how he got where he is today.
Fitzpatrick was sworn in as Missouri’s 47th Treasurer in 2019. He was elected to a full-term in November, 2020.
He was elected State Representative in 2012, at the age of 25, to represent Barry and portions of Stone and Lawrence counties. When he was 17 years-old, Scott started his own company, MariCorp U.S., a Shell Knob-based marine manufacturing and construction company that does business coast-to-coast.
Fitzpatrick is running for Missouri State Auditor.