Graci Diggs, right, pals with Kyleigh O’Brien, Columbia, a friend she made through the National Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run. Both girls work very hard to bring awareness to the disease they both suffer with, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Local girl is 2015 national
Jingle Bell Run honoree
Sets her goal at $10,000
Graci Diggs, a Tipton Elementary School fifth grader, has put in a lot of work over the past three years to raise funds and bring awareness to a disease most people have never heard of, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The St. Andrew School archery team wore their t-shirts to school Friday in a show of team spirit as they prepared to compete in the state archery tournament. The team members shoot individually Friday and Saturday at Tan Tar A resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. Competing this weekend for a chance to qualify for nationsl are, from the left: Front, sixth graders Blake Arnel, Kaylee Higgins and Kiley Bailey, and seventh graders Alan Gentges, Ella Claas and Nova Girten; middle, eighth graders Faith Ehlers, Rachel Schmidt, Maggie Hentges, Alyssa Petree, Haley Arnel, Rebecca Schmidt; back, Garred Oldham, Gage Claas, Spencer Gross and Dalton Kliethermes. Not shown is seventh grader Abby Backes.
The crowd cheers as two cars race down the track during the Awana Grand Prix Wednesday night at Tipton Community Baptist Church. One adult volunteer said he believes this year's pinewood derby competition drew the most cars ever. Check next week's issue of The Tipton Times for results.
Members of the Moniteau County Library Board of Trustees plan a field trip to the Jefferson County Library which operates a system similar to that in this county with services contracted with another library.
Paul Reinkemeyer, left, and Jon Petree shake baskets of frying fish fillets to keep them separated during the St. Andrew's CYO Fish Fry held at the Knights of Columbus Hall Friday evening. The fry, one of the oldest in the area, is traditionally held in March around St. Patrick's Day.
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.
Several months ago when the city council first began discussing a transportation tax to finance much needed street improvements, the headline from the article posted to our website also posted to our Facebook page. In the comments beneath one reader expressed what I would call shock, maybe even disbelief city leaders would dare propose a tax.
Brant earns American Family’s top honor for customer service
John Brant, an American Family Insurance agent in Tipton, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
I can’t believe this Sunday is already Palm Sunday. This is one of my favorite times of year. With Easter approaching, folks tend to turn their eyes back to the Lord. Many return to church in honor of all that Jesus did for us when he went to the cross. With the Christian faith being persecuted all around the world, I think it would do all of us good to put our eyes back on God and let our hearts follow us there.
Pam Payne and Wesley James announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Dawn James to Zachary Taylor Heath. The bride-to-be graduated as valedictorian of her class in 2005 from Tipton High School, continued her education at Missouri State University, Springfield, majoring in cell molecular biology, and attained her master of science in anesthesia from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, in 2012. She is employed by Christian Northeast Hospital in St. Louis as an anesthesiologist assistant. Her fiancÚ is a 2009 graduate of St. Louis University where he studied finance. He is employed by Wells Fargo in St. Louis as a financial advisor.
The couple reside in St. Louis and are planning a September wedding at the Westin Hotel, downtown St. Louis.
The Tipton FFA Chapter recently attended several contest events. The students continue to learn and work toward districts March 31 and April 2 at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, hopefully qualifying for state convention April 16 and 17 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Thirty-nine Tipton High School DECA students competed at the state contest March 15-17 at Lodge of the Four seasons, Lake Ozark, and advanced eight to the national contest next month in Orlando, Fla.
Tipton DECA sends eight to nationals
DECA State Career Development Conference was held March 15-17 at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks. The total of 1,735 people at the conference included 39 competitors from Tipton who advanced several to nationals.
In the spirit of service that was the cornerstone of the 1839 founding of the University of Missouri, the Mizzou Alumni Association presents the Mizzou ’39 Award to 39 outstanding seniors each year. Chosen for their academic achievement, leadership and service to Mizzou and the community, the honorees represent a variety of majors, activities and organizations from across campus.
The past week was very active preparing for our spring break. We will not be in session from Friday, March 20 to Monday, March 30 so I will take this time to get some work done around the house and attend meetings in the district.
The preamble to our Constitution clearly states the government was created to provide for the common defense. The responsibility to do so is given to the legislative branch shortly thereafter, in Article I.