July 10, 2008
House of Representatives Candidate Visits Memphis
by Dedie Priebe
Keri Cottrell, of Canton, MO, is a fourth grade teacher in the Canton School, and is campaigning for the Missouri House of Representatives, on the Democrat ticket. She spent the day in the Memphis area, on July 2nd.
Keri started her morning by dropping in on the “Antiquers”, who were having their morning coffee and gossip session at the Scotland County Antique Fair building. She met several voters and gave them a pen.
From there, she traveled with Deide Preibe for another coffee break at the Gingerbread House, where she visited with patrons. Next the duo dropped in on the County Court, and several other courthouse offices.
“Our most pleasant visit was with residents in the Care Center, along with administrator, Daisy Murphy, and several of the staff,” said Priebe. Keri enjoyed having her picture taken with one of the oldest residents, and a life-long-Democrat, 103 year old, Berniece Reed, and her roommate, Betty Turnbow. Also Keri heard some concerns of Lucille Montgomery and others, who are hoping for a change.
After the visit in the Care Center, Cottrell toured the hospital and Medical Clinic, where she visited with some patients and staff. Keri was very impressed with the cleanliness and services of both facilities.
For lunch Cottrell and Priebe joined the senior citizens at the Senior Center, where she had a chance to visit with the diners, before joining the Red Hat ladies for the delicious fried chicken lunch.
After lunch, Cottrell was introduced to Shelly Boyer and patrons at The Fabius, before finishing up our day at the Village Market, where she met more prospective constituents and enjoyed shopping in the bulk items.
Keri is trying to visit all the counties in the First District, before her school year starts the last of August.
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