His latest book
Carla Agliata watches as her husband John signs a copy of his lastest book, "The Envelope," for buyer Tina Potts Whitson Wednesday evening at Price James Library. Agliata also had available his first book, "Jacob's Story," a true account of the couple's loss of their first child. The evening also included Agliata addressing those gathered and refreshments.



His name is Earl
California police chief Mike Ward introduces Tipton Elementary students to his drug dog and pet Earl during an assembly which is part of Red Ribbon Week on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Ward demonstrated how well trained Earl is, how he can sniff out narcotics and how Earl defends him. Click the picture for a video of Earl defending Ward from officer Edward Wiecken.



For the little goblins
From the left, Layne Koechner, McKenna Knipp and McKenzie Higgins pass out candy at one of the booths at Tipton DECA and FBLA Trunk or Treat on Tuesday evening, Oct. 28. Businesses and school organizations passed out candy and other goodies to costumed kids. The most popular stop for little ones was a bounce house.


Four ballot issues, senate
race on Tuesday's ballot
Moniteau County voters have little to draw them to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 4 with no local races to decide. They should, however, want to have a say in decisions that include four proposed amendments to the Missouri Constitution and races for state offices that includes their seat in the Missouri Senate.


County collector's bill to
taxpayers tops $10 million
Now taking online payments
Moniteau County Collector Cheryl Duvall and her office is mailing statements to owners of property in the county totalling more than $10 million in taxes owed the county and various subdivisions.



Change clocks this weekend
If you have been a little tired lately, this weekend will give you a chance to get an extra hour sleep. Daylight Savings Time will officially end at 2 a.m. this Sunday, Nov. 2. Residents are reminded to set their clocks back one hour when retiring Saturday night. It also is a good time to check the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.



Shayne Healea

County prosecutor arrested
for incident in Columbia
The Moniteau County Prosecutor was arrested in Columbia Saturday evening after backing into a building that caused breaking glass to injure diners inside.


Council to hear report on MoDOT grant program
The Tipton City Council will hear a report on its interest in making application for a grant to improve drainage and sidewalks along Moreau Avenue (Highway B) during its meeting Monday evening.


Deeds record property changes
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.


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


Cases on Judge Moore's county law day docket
The following cases were brought before Judge Stan Moore on Friday, Oct. 17, Law Day in Moniteau County Circuit Court.




Mercer awarded UCM scholarship
Luke Mercer, son of Mel and Jennifer Mercer, Tipton, has been awarded a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $500 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.


Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia



Philip Burger

Burger joins Commerce Bank Board of Directors
Philip Burger, California, has joined local Commerce Bank's advisory board of directors. Burger is vice president of Burgers Smokehouse.


Tipton police report activity
The Tipton Police Department reported the following activity for the week.



Otterville teacher named 'outstanding'
Travis Goosen, fifth grade teacher at Otterville School, was recently selected as the State winner in the Missouri Association of Rural Educators Outstanding Elementary Teacher.


Halloween is a dangerous night for impaired driving
From downtown costume parties to back road bonfires, many celebrations will likely include alcohol. Make your plans for this year's Halloween fun, but keep in mind that one of the best choices you can make is to drive sober or designate a sober driver to get you home safely.


School matters
by Superintendent Scott Jarvis, Tipton R-VI
Potential April 2015 bond issue


THS names students to honor roll
Tipton Junior-Senior High School announced the following students were named to the first quarter honor roll.


Tipton Oak Manor happenings
Tipton Oak Manor happenings
I had a wonderful birthday weekend with friends and family and as I get older I realize the greatest gift anyone can give or receive is the gift of “spending time with one another.” To show you value someone by giving them a part of your day really makes that individual feel loved and special. Thanks to everyone who make the time to come by and visit their friends and family who live here at the Manor. It really is a gift to them.


Make Tipton Elementary honor roll
The following students at Tipton Elementary were named to the first quarter honor roll.


Blood drive draws donors
The Thursday, Oct. 23 blood drive for the American Red Cross saw 52 donors present themselves at the Knights of Columbus Hall.






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