A story of sharing
St. Andrew's kindergartners Skylar and Larrah eat the stone soup the class made earlier this week as part of a lesson on sharing. After reading the book "Stone Soup," a story of three monks who come to a village where everyone keeps to themselves and is not friendly to neighbors, the students contributed to a pot that became their own stone soup. They enjoyed eating it and sharing with staff at lunch time.

Leading contributor
Margaret Sanders, accountant at Co-Mo Electric Cooperative and coordinator for Co-Mo's giving efforts to support the Tipton Ministerial Alliance Tree of Giving looks through the bears representing children in need as Commerce Bank financial service representative Andrew Huhmann looks on Tuesday morning, Nov 25. This year Co-Mo is taking on giving gifts to 42 kids and giving $4,000 worth of toys up from last year's $2,600. Co-Mo Communications Manager John Agliata credits that increase to the increase in employees hired for Co-Mo Connect and their generosity. There remains a need for help for 50 families which among them have 110 children. Those adopting a child from the tree are asked to wrap and sack their gifts and deliver them to the bank or the Tipton United Methodist Church by Dec. 16. Gifts will be distributed at the church Dec. 20.

'Frozen' is backdrop for Friday parade
The theme “Frozen” is the theme for this year's Tipton Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade to be held on Friday, Nov. 28, and weather permitting the Disney movie will be shown downtown after the festivities.

Chamber renews commitment
to prayer breakfast
by Becky Holloway
The Tipton Chamber of Commerce heard a report on plans for the 16th Annual Tipton Community Prayer Breakfast during its meeting at Downtown Cafe Thursday, and voted to once again pick up sponsorship costs.

Dressing basics
Preparation for the St. Andrew's Thanksgiving Day Festival got underway early this week with the gathering of supplies, cleaning of the kitchen at the Knights of Columbus Hall and the washing of dishes taking place Sunday. On Monday morning, volunteers Shirley Wisner, left, Sharon Knipp and Karlene Bestgen were among those toasting bread for the homemade dressing.

Song leader
Don Basinger of First Christian Church leads the closing song, "Now Thank We All Our God," during the Tipton Ministerial Alliance Community Thanksgiving Service held at St. Andrew Church. At the right is the Reb. Jim Hogue, chaplain at the Tipton Correctional Center. Also taking part were the Rev. David Stephenson of First Baptist Church, Fr. Fred Elskamp of St. Andrew's, the Rev. Richard Parker of Tipton United Methodist Church, Roy Steele of Cornerstone Christian Church and the Rev. Don Schutte of the Assembly of God. The service was followed by a reception in the St. Andrew School cafeteria hosted by the Altar Society.

Arrow Rock hosts annual folk sing
The village of Arrow Rock is hosting nationally celebrated Missouri folk artists Cathy Barton and Dave Para at its annual Christmas Folk Sing on Sunday, Dec. 7. The program will be from 4 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The folk sing is being held at the Arrow Rock Federated Church, 516 High Street, one block off Main Street.

Listening post for Hartzler in county
A 4th Congressional District Listening Post has been scheduled for Moniteau County on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The listening post will be hosted by Austin Kramer, a member of Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's staff, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Moniteau County Library at Wood Place in California.

Winning poets
Tipton Elementary School winners in the Grow and Glow Garden Club poetry contest were, from the left: Front, Riley Ward, Ashley Lor, Toby Brown, Victoria Huff; middle, Tate Kirchner, Michael Gutierrez, McKenzie Howard, Ian Owens, Chaislynn Higgins; and back, Jack Romig and Sara Garber. Not pictured are Jada Curtin, who moved from the district since the poems were written, and Elise Gish.

R-VI students win with poetry
The Grow and Glow Garden Club FGCM recently presented awards for the 2014-15 local poetry contest. The theme, “Good Stewards of our Earth,” was carried out by the Tipton R-VI fifth grade students under the direction of Ashli Wood and LeManda Loganbill, WINGS students with teacher Karla Wood, and the junior high students under English teacher Leeanna Meador.

Library board offers same contract
back to city for Price James
by Becky Holloway
The Moniteau County Library Board rejected proposed changes in the contract offered for services at the Price James Library in Tipton during its meeting at California Thursday, and asked the city of Tipton to reconsider accepting the original contract.

Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia

Work to close Route BB in Morgan County
Weather permitting, crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will replace a culvert pipe along Route BB in Morgan County on Monday, Dec. 1. The work will close Route BB between Route D and Wren Road from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m.

D.C. bound
The 2015 Youth Tour delegation from Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is, from left, Taylor Ellebracht, Boonville High School, Claudia Schmitz, Warsaw High School, Lindsey Morris, California High School, and John Wolf, Tipton High School. The four will be going on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June.

Four students earn Co-Mo Youth Tour trips
After a night filled with patriotism and competition Thursday, Nov. 20, four high school juniors punched their tickets to Washington, D.C. as part of the Co-Mo Youth Tour delegation.

Contest speakers
Tipton FFA members participated in the fall FFA speaking contest at Jamestown High School on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

Tipton FFA members show speaking skills
Fourteen members of the Tipton FFA Chapter recently participated in the area and district FFA fall speaking contests. The area FFA fall speaking contest was held on Nov. 5 at Jamestown High School.

Tipton Oak Manor happenings
by Brenda Matchett
Activities director
Good job to the Mizzou Tigers for their win over the weekend! The Chiefs couldn't pull off the win but I still love them and hope they can beat the Broncos this weekend.

New books at the library
The following books are now available at Price James Library, 104 E. Morgan, Tipton, 660-433-5622.

Moniteau County Court proceedings
Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed

Deeds record changes
in property ownership
The following changes in property ownership were filed recently with the Moniteau County Recorder of Deeds. This report is a brief description of the deeds filed with the recorder. For a complete description of the properties visit the recorder's office at the Moniteau County Courthouse in California.

Defendants appear before Judge Hayden
The following persons appeared in Moniteau County Circuit Court before Judge Kenneth M. Hayden on Law Day, Friday, Nov. 14.

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Times' Holiday Issue
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No UMC veterans' breakfast Nov. 29
Due to the extended Thanksgiving holiday the Tipton United Methodist Church will not hold its Fifth Sunday Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 29.

Children's photos, letters
to Santa to be published
The Tipton Times will publish children's photos and letters to Santa in the newspaper's special Christmas season edition on Dec. 25.

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