Republicans of Pike County held their September meeting at the Faith Baptist Church in Louisiana.
The meeting began with the pledge of allegiance and a prayer. The group enjoyed a carry-in supper.
Club president, John Baker, called the business meeting to order. Under old business, help is still needed to maintain the new website, www.pcrmo.com. Everyone was encouraged to check out the website.
Under new business, Dorothy Sisson reported that she had attended two meetings . The first meeting was with U.S. Congressman Sam Graves. The second meeting was with Ed Martin head of the Missouri Republican Party.
A large crowd of both Democrats and Republicans met with Congressman Graves. There was a lot of interest in the Farm Bill. The U.S. House would like to cut some spending for food stamps and leave more funds for agriculture. Currently 80 percent of all funds proposed in the Farm Bill would be spent on food stamps.
Congressman Graves also reported that the U.S. House and Senate have both passed budgets; however they have not gotten together to work out compromises.
Ed Martin reported that the Republican majority in the Missouri house and senate have been able to limit some of the governor’s damaging ideas. Government tends to take away people’s liberty. He said government wasn’t created to give away things—it was created to keep us free.
Mr. Baker read an e-mail from Jim Hansen in regard to a fund raising event for Jim. The club voted to sponsor a hole at the golf tournament fundraiser. Students from Louisiana and Bowling Green who play golf will be invited to participate.
The group also voted to sponsor a gas card worth $50. The card was given away at Heritage Days.