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Vernon County, Missouri Republicans

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Next VCRC Meeting

Vernon County Republican Committee Business Meetings

We welcome anyone to our meetings who would like to become more involved in the Republican Party. 
Date: First Monday of Each Month

Location: Metz Bank, Second Floor
Time: 5:30 

Notice of Upcoming Meeting Changes:

August 9th, above location and time. There will be a training session to better help candidates. Ed Persike will be our guest speaker conducting the training session. This is open to the public.

September Meeting

Our September meeting will be Wednesday, Sep 1st. Same location and time as above.

Our guest speaker will be Taylor Burks who is running for the US House seat being vacated by Vicky Hartzler.


Vernon County Republican Committee Officers (2020 - 2022)

(Note: Contact information is provided as a service to residents and voters.
​Any unauthorized use will be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. Unauthorized use will also be reported to the FBI at this site)

VC Central Committee Officers

Chair: Cyndia Haggard


Vice-Chair: Jerry Wadel

Secretary: Brett Dawn

Treasurer: April Mosher

126th Congressional Committee Officers

Chair: Frieda Hickman

Vice-Chair: Ted Koller

Secretary: Bev Beaty

Treasurer: Jerry Haggard

Vernon County Central
​Committee Men and Women by Ward or Township

(Central Committee people are also a part of the legislative committee.)

We have a number of vacant positions in various wards and townships.
If you are interested in serving as a committee person for your ward or township, please contact our Chair, listed above.
These positions must be filed for every two years. The next open filing will be in 2020 at the same time as other elected candidates file to run for office. There is no fee to file for a committee person position, but the filing is done at the County Clerk's office. If there is no opposition, the person is deemed to be elected at the completion of primary voting. Interim vacant positions can be filled by a vote to appoint which is conducted by the existing Vernon County committee men and women. 

Center Township
Ward 1


Ward 2

Theodore Koller
Committee Woman - Vacant

Ward 3

Ward 4

Robert Jones
Valo Jones

Ward 5

Larry Malcom

Betty Malcom

Ward 6
Stafford Agee
Committee woman - vacant

Ward 7

Jerry Haggard
Cyndia Haggard

​Ward 8

Center Township Outside

Brett Dawn
April Mosher

​Bacon Township

Badger Township

Blue Mound

Albert Van Nest
Committee Woman - Vacant

Clear Creek Township

Bev Beaty

Coal Township

Deerfield Township
Rob Selsor
Pauline Quest 

Dover Township
Darrell Hickman
Frieda Hickman

Drywood Township

Committee man - vacant

Janie Claflin

Harrison Township

Henry Township

Lake Township

Metz Township

Gerald (Jerry) Wadel
Committee Woman - Vacant

Montevallo Township

Moundville Township

Mike Morris
Committee Woman - Vacant

Osage Township

Clay Lyons, Jr
Pricilla Lyons

Richland Township

Virgil Township

Jay Bowmaster
Barbara York

Walker Township

Washington Township

Scott Buerge
Charlotte Buerge

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Upcoming Events

Our primary focus in 2021 will be legislation. 

There is a great deal we need to fix, from how our state constitution is amended to our educational system, and a whole lot more. We will be working with our state legislators as well as other counties. Our goal is to return this state, and this country, to the values Americans hold dear. Socialism is not welcome here. Cheating is not welcome here. 

Come join us. Our meetings are open to the public, and we welcome your ideas and input. 


We will also be holding periodic social events. Check back here to find out more. 


Past Events

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We hope you were able to join us for one or more of these past events. 

Be sure to check the Upcoming Events page for more opportunities to share in our family friendly gatherings. 

July 3rd, 2021 Fireworks Festival - In Conjunction with Dry Gulch Fireworks

Held at Emery's Truck Stop


Speaker Mark McCloskey

Candidate for US Senate

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Other speakers included Ed Emery, Candidate for US House of Represenataives and Rick Brattin, our State Senator for the 31st District

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The Evening's Program

Doors Open
Opening Ceremony

Nevada Home School Choir

Nevada High School Jr ROTC Flag Ceremony
Dinner Buffet ($10)
Chili Dinner

Baked Potato bar

Various Homemade Desserts
Iced Tea, Coffee, or Lemonade


See our speaker lineup below

Raffle Following Speakers

(Raffle Tickets $5 each or $20 for 20

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Keynote Address by
Jay Ashcroft 


Secretary of State


Kelvin Curtis

Grassroots Field Coordinator


Danial Hartman, for

Josh Hawley, US Senator

Republican Primary Candidates 

US House of Representatives

Tricia Swartz for Vicki Hartzler


Neil Gist

Primary Challenge

MO Lt Governor 

Mike Kehoe

MO State Senate, District 31
Jack Bondon

Current State Rep for District 56

Rick Brattin

Current Auditor for Cass County

MO House Rep, 4th District

Patricia Pike

Vernon County Sheriff

David (Tiny) Johnson

Current Chief of Police, Rich Hill

Jason Mosher


Vernon County Assessor

Lena Kleeman

VC Northern Commissioner

Cindy Thompson

VC Treasurer/Collector

Brent Banes 

Lincoln Days

February 28, 2020
Where: Home Economics Room at The Fair Grounds
1641-1679 E Ashland St, Nevada, MO 64772

(Take Ashland St all the way to the last building on the right.)

Pictures below are from our 2018 Lincoln Days event. 

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2020 Area Merchant Raffle Donations

Our thanks to the merchants listed below, who have generously donated to our raffle. 

Gold Tier ($100+)

Drywood Marksmanship Academy

One hour precision pistol and riffle shooting course. Guns & ammo provided.

Silver Tier ($50 - $99.99)

Debbie's Herb Shop

90 Day Gift Certificate Whole Body Vibration

Heartland Tractor Company

Toy Tractor


Toolbox, Worklight, Flashlight

R&R Equipment

Toy Farm Vehicles

Bronze Tier ($25. - $49.99)

Chair Mart Showcase

Howard Miller Clock

Individual (Anonymous)

Silver Trump Coin

Two Humorous Books - Why Vote for Democrats

Nevada Coin

Silver One Ounce Trump Coin

Four Trump 2020 Bills

MO Northern Pecan Growers

Tin of Assorted Pecan Treats

Pat's Designs

Flag Tote & Lunch Bag, Embroidery to be added

Rinehart Jewelry

$25 Gift Certificate

Ring TV & Appliance

Weatherband Radio


Kitchen Essentials

Kitchen Towel & Gift Certificate

May's Floral

Lotion Set


Gift Certificate

Additionally, we want to thank the following folks who donated money to help fund this event. 

Hancock Automotive

Patricia Pike, MO Representative - 126th


2020 Lincoln Days Banquet

2019 & Older

- 2018 -
A  Busy Year

Coffee & Conversation

Our thanks to Traci and the crew at Kitchen Essentials for hosting this informative update from our State and Federal representatives. Visit their store at 131 E Walnut, Nevada or their website by clicking here

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2018 Ballot Issues Lunch & Learn

Our thanks to the Vernon County Commissioners, Representative Patricia Pike, and the City of Nevada for hosting a Lunch and Learn on October 3rd. The purpose was to learn more about the issues that will be on the ballot on November 6th. 

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President Trump 2018 Primary Rally In Springfield, MO

Joe & Ronette Wilson were fortunate enough to get tickets to President Trump's recent rally in Springfield. Below are a few pictures from the event. (Congrats, Joe & Ronette - the rest of us are jealous!)

Kansas City BBQ Society's  Low & Slow BBQ Photos

Mike Buehler, County Clerk, and Joe Hardin, Vernon County Presiding Commissioner, spent a long Saturday on a hot pavement cooking up some incredible BBQ for the annual KCBS Low & Slow BBQ event. 


Sheldon Picnic Photos

Mike Buehler, County Clerk, and  Brandon Fisher,  candidate for Assoc Circuit Judge,

participated in the Sheldon Picnic Sled Pull.


Coffee with Senator Blunt at Precision Coffee

Meet and Greet with Senator Roy Blunt on 7/21/18 at Precision Coffee, located at 127 E Cherry in Nevada.
Senator Blunt provided current information on a variety of issues and took a number of audience questions 

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Vernon County Youth Fair 2018

The Vernon County Republican Committee worked in the Diner & Pop Shack on July 10th, serving the crowd who turned out for events such as Super Teen. Below are pictures from the evening's festivities.
The VCRC purchased a small animal at the Youth Fair auction & is donating the meat to a local food bank.

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Mariska Buehler, took second place in the Archery Shooting competition. It's not the first time this eleven year old has made the news. In 2017, she donated her hair to Wigs for Kids, and in 2015 she was featured in the news for her efforts to collect clothing for other children. Mariska is the daughter of our very own Mike Buehler, who is running for re-election as Vernon County's County Clerk. Congrats to Mike & Jeannie, and especially Mariska. You make us all proud. ​

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Bushwhacker Days 2018

June 9th & 10, 2018
Booth #s: 6 & 7, East side of square
We hope you were there to celebrate Missouri's heritage

Make America Great Again!

Some of the sights of the day

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The Evening's Program

Doors Open
Opening Ceremony

ROTC Flag Ceremony
ACPE Homeschool Choir
Dinner Buffet
Catered by Mike Beeman Catering
Turkey or Brisket
Cheesy Potatoes
Green Beans
Hot Rolls
Carrot Cake
Iced Tea, Coffee, or Lemonade

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Keynote Address by
Mike Parson 

Missouri Lt. Governor

Candidates & Elected Officials
Patricia Pike, 
MO State Representative
Bill Yarberry,
Candidate for Mo State Representative
​John Webb,
Candidate for US House of Representatives
4th Congressional District
Tricia Swartz, Political Director
for Vicky Hartzler,
Congresswoman, US House of Representatives
4th Congressional District
Judge David Munton,
Circuit Judge​, 28th Circuit Court
​Mike Buehler,
Vernon County Clerk
​Brandon Fisher,
Vernon County Candidate for
​Associate Circuit Judge

Primary Candidates for the
​Senate seat currently held by McCaskill
Tony Monetti
​Courtland Sykes

Lincoln Days

April 27, 2018
Where: Home Economics Room at The Fair Grounds
1641-1679 E Ashland St, Nevada, MO 64772

Lincoln Days 2018 is in the history books!

It was a great event, full of Republicans who are interested in a voice in the function and direction of our government.

The buffet dinner from Mike Beeman Catering was delicious as always, the weather was perfect, and the speakers had lots to say.  Pictured below are a few of the candidates who were out to earn the votes of their constituents. 

If you missed attending, watch this page for other events throughout the year. We need you, together we are a much louder voice, and together we will continue to correct the problems caused by eight failed years of progressive government. 

A special thank you to the ROTC for their beautiful flag ceremony, and to the ACPE Homeschool Choir who did an outstanding job. We were fortunate to have such an incredible group of youngsters present to start the evening's events. These incredible members of Vernon County's youth represent the future of our country.

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