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JRA buddies
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
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.
Shooting arrows
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.
Down the stretch
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.
County trustees to visit similar library
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.
Fresh fried
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.
Public meetings set on ballot issues
Two public meetings are scheduled for next week to give voters the opportunity to learn the issues and ask questions before going to the polls on April 7.
Moniteau County Court proceedings
Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
MRED to meet in Tipton
The Moniteau Regional Economic Development group will hold its next meeting Wednesday, April 8 at Willow Fork Gill in Tipton.
Deeds filed to record
changes in property
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.
Editor's notes
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.
School menus
BUNCETON
Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
Scholarship award
Deanne Emde receives a tuition scholarship from Columbia College. From the left are Scooter the Cougar, the Columbia College mascot, Brian Emde, Deanne Emde and Debbie Emde.
Bunceton hosts junior high bowl
BUNCETON- Bunceton hosted the Cooper County Conference Junior High Academic
Tipton Nutrition Center,menu, activities
421 Independence Avenue
Free High School Equivalency, ESL classes at SFCC
Registration will be held April 6-10 for the next High School Equivalency classes to be held on the State Fair Community College Sedalia campus.
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.
Tipton Oak Manor happenings
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.
Judge Hayden presides on March 13 law day
Judge Kenneth M. Hayden took a guilty plea from a California man charged with murder in the first degree on law day in Moniteau County, Friday, March 13.
Engaged
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.
Real life can be funny
Favoritism
Tipton FFA students prepare for districts
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.
State competitors
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.
Holy Week services, Easter programs
Tipton Ministerial Alliance
Four age groups set for annual egg hunt
The Tipton Chamber of Commerce annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 1 p.m. sharp Saturday, March 28 with the Easter Bunny scheduled to make a return appearance.
Marina Steinhauer
Steinhauer receives Mizzou ’39
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.
Club notes
Moniteau County
First medal
Carley Jo Parker received her first place barrel racing buckle from the NBHA District 7 winter series at the McNail Arena in Lebanon.
Latham R-V Board hears presentations
LATHAM- Monday evening, March 16 the regular monthly meeting of the Latham Board of Education was held with all members present.
Celebrating St. Pat’s Day
The Rev. Harold Nicks uses a map and informational sheet on Ireland as part of his program on St. Patrick at First Baptist Church, Syracuse.
Planted potatoes on St. Pat's Day
SYRACUSE- With the perfect weather we have been having, I planted my potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day along with some other early garden favorites. Now we need some rain to make everything start growing.
New books at the library
The following books are now available at Price James Library.
State House report
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.
View from the nation's Capitol
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.
State Senate report
The close of session Thursday marked the beginning of the Legislature’s annual spring break and serves as the “half-way” point of the legislative session.