JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri’s 57th Governor kicked off the first full week of November in an even-numbered year by hitting the campaign trail for the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.

Gov. Mike Parson traveled the state alongside Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, making a final push the campaign the day before the election. The last-minute stumping from GOP heavily weights, including President Donald Trump, helped Hawley defeat incumbent-U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday.

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In between campaign stops, Parson met with Consul-General of Japan and the Consul-General of Canada.

On Wednesday, Parson kicked off another session of a management training program to develop leaders within the 16 departments. The second session of The Missouri Way is aimed to equip supervisors, managers, and department leadership with the necessary management skills to better lead change and improve services for the citizens of Missouri.

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And Parson attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Angad Arts Hotel.

Parson headed to St. Louis on Thursday, attending Purina’s veteran salute before traveling to Columbia to speak at the Missouri State Teachers Association annual conference.

Parson rounded out the week by touring the Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada and starting his Veterans Day appearances.

Parson plans to continue his salute to veterans over the week and on Veterans Day.

Saturday, November 10
10:00 a.m.:  20th Annual Whiteman Day at Mizzou
Gov. Parson to deliver remarks during the Veterans Tailgate – addressing 650 military members and family members from Whiteman Air Force Base
University of Missouri Campus, Hearnes Center Field House
600 E Stadium Blvd., Columbia, MO 65211

10:40 a.m.: Mizzou-Vanderbilt Military Appreciation Pre-game Festivities
Gov. Parson kicks-off MIZZOU game banging the Big MO Drum
University of Missouri Campus, Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium
Columbia, MO 65211

Game Halftime Presenting Proclamation to 2018 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry –
Mizzou’s Professor Dr. George Smith
University of Missouri Campus, Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium
Columbia, MO 65211

Sunday, November 11
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Governor Parson’s “Salute to Service” Tailgate – to Honor Veterans of All Wars
Lot M (near ticket office between Kauffman and Arrowhead Stadiums)
1 Arrowhead Dr., Kansas City, MO 64129

Pre-game Participating in Kansas City Chiefs Salute to Service Pre-game Ceremony
(Noon kickoff) Gov. Parson to join 150 service members and the Fort Leonard Wood Army Color Guard in holding a large American Flag on the field during the National Anthem
Arrowhead Stadium.

Monday, November 12
1:00 p.m.: Mountain Grove High School Veterans Day Celebration
Mountain Grove High School
420 North Main, Mountain Grove, MO 65711

2:00 p.m.: Groundbreaking for Wright County Area Veterans Memorial Wall
Cedar Center Park
Route 60 and Wall Street, Mountain Grove, MO 65711

Alisha Shurr is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine. She joined the Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University. Contact Alisha at alisha@themissouritimes.com.