The Pettis County Republican headquarters officially opened Tuesday night at 811 Thompson Boulevard in Sedalia.

Several candidates and their supporters attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at 5:30 in a room decked out with political signs, chairs, tables and a couch with a TV.

Republican Committee Chairwoman Carla Young emceed the event, introducing candidates like Rep. Brad Pollitt, Rep. Rodger Reedy, Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney Phillip Sawyer, who all spoke at length about issues concerning voters in the upcoming General Election Nov. 8, which will also feature a full moon, coincidentally.

The headquarters will be open from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call Diane Herring at (660) 287--2136.

Also, TARGET will meet at the Fox Event Theatre Thursday at 6 p.m. in downtown Sedalia. The event will feature Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who will be celebrating her 62nd birthday on Thursday.

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The TARGET meeting is being combined this time with the 81st John C. Ryan Picnic, it was noted.

Candidates running in contested races Brad Pollitt and Phillip Sawyer will be the guest speakers for the evening.

Individual tickets are $12, $10.50 for seniors, $10 for children and children under 5 are free.

Each TARGET member gets one free ticket. Additional tickets may be obtained by calling TARGET President Jim Marcum at (660) 441-7727, Stanley Cox at (660) 826-5488, or Carla Young at (660) 826-0860.

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