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Going to the zoo
Kindergarten and first graders sing "We're Going to the Zoo" during the St. Andrew School spring program, "It's a Zoo Out There!" The program was presented Wednesday evening in the school gym for a packed house. The final practice was held as a matinee performance earlier in the day. It was directed by d music teacher Rebecca Heavin, with additional roles by teachers Carla Knipp and Jessica Guymon. The PTO sponsored a reception in the school cafeteria after the evening show.
Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
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Blunt's mobile office to visit courthouse
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt's staff will host a mobile office at the Moniteau County Courthouse in California from 1 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21.
County library board to meet
The Moniteau County Library Board will hold its April meeting on Tuesday on the second floor of Wood Place Library in California. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m.
Missouri’s Supreme Court hears challenges to the state’s limits on city use of traffic fine revenue
Missouri’s Supreme Court was told Wednesday, April 8, that the latest law to impose restrictions on municipal traffic fines hampered enforcement of public safety.
Sanitize tools for good garden hygiene
Just like surgeons and dentists, gardeners should work with clean tools. Sanitizing garden tools between uses will lower the risk of spreading diseases from one plant to another, says a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist.
Taking aim
Ryan Schatzberg, a trainer from manufacturer MILO Range, demonstrates the computerized, interactive firearms simulator unit SFCC purchased to enhance instruction in the criminal justice program.
SFCC buys firearms simulator unit for criminal justice program
State Fair Community College, Sedalia, will begin using a computerized, interactive firearms simulator unit to enhance instruction in the criminal justice program.
Garden club
The Pilot Grove Garden Club recently held its organizational meeting for the coming season and elected officers pictured in front. From the left are Dylan Schupp, president, Luke Remus, vice president, Kassidy Monteer, secretary, and Reagan McFatrich, treasurer. Other club members are shown behind the officers.
Pilot Grove School Garden Club begins year
The Pilot Grove School Garden Club met Friday, March 27 to begin its second year of gardening and to plan for summer planting and other activities. Everyone is excited to get the gardens up and running and to vote for new Yard and Garden of the Month winners!
Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
Houstons wed 60 years
Carl and Ellen Houston, Tipton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 12 with a reception at the First Baptist Church hosted by their children.
New books at the library
The following books are now available at Price James Library.
Tipton R-VI School makes g.o. bonds available to local investors
The Tipton R-VI School Board has instructed its Municipal Bond Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, to make the voter-approved $1.8 million general obligation bond issue available to local individual and institutional investors.
Math reward
First and second graders at Latham School enjoyed ice cream sundaes for their math reward, realizing in a yummy way that hard work pays off.
Latham students hear program, receive flags
LATHAM- Tuesday evening, April 7 youth softball had to be cancelled due to the weather. Maybe next week?
SFCC to sponsor 11th ‘Hire Attire’ sale April 22-23
State Fair Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda and business program students will hold their 11th annual “Hire Attire” professional clothing sale for students and the community April 22-23 in the Thompson Conference Center in the Heckart Science and Allied Health Center on the Sedalia campus.
Club notes
Progressive Bridge Club
Elizabeth Knipp
Knipp chosen for Missouri Agribusiness Academy
Elizabeth Knipp, of Tipton, was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Knipp and the other students selected will spend the first week of June in St. Louis learning about many of the unique opportunities available in agriculture.
Producing high quality hay and haylage
Warm spring weather is rapidly approaching. Pastures and hay fields will soon be greening up and starting their rapid spring growth. It is not too early for producers to begin thinking about and preparing for hay and haylage harvest.
Farmers Market opens May 2
The 2015 season of the Saturday morning California Farmers Market will begin May 2 and run through Oct. 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. The market will be located at Smith-Burke Park across the street from City Hall in California.
School matters
I would like to personally thank everyone in the Tipton School District community who gave their support to Proposition KIDS. The issue received 77 percent yes votes which shows tremendous community support for our school district. I will work hard to ensure the projects listed on the ballot are completed and done correctly.
Blood drive set for next week
The Tipton community will host an American Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
Happy Easter
Joan Nicks is surrounded by her grandchildren on Easter Sunday after the older children hid eggs and the younger ones searched for them.
Changes being made in leadership at Syracuse
SYRACUSE- This has been quite a week in Syracuse with several important changes happening which may affect the future of the town.
Down the middle
Bunceton softball pitcher Lexus Chapman sends the ball right down the middle to catcher Skyler Shuffield for a strike during a game with the Lady Cardinals at Tipton last Monday.
Bunceton softball teams play at Tipton
BUNCETON- Monday evening, April 6, the Bunceton Dragons girls softball team traveled to Tipton to play a varsity and a junior varsity game.
Tipton Oak Manor happenings
Let me start by welcoming our new administrator, Matthew Woods. He has been with the company for over 11 years. Matthew came to us from Eldon where he helped make that facility a 5-star home. You can tell he enjoys his job. You will notice he gets out amongst the residents, be it playing gospel music for them or helping serve at meal times. Come on out and say “hello” anytime.
State Senate report
Typically on Thursdays the Senate operates relatively quickly and with minimal discussion as senators and staff anticipate adjourning and returning to their districts. However, last Thursday was a bit of an anomaly in that regard, and the unusual volume of discussion stemmed from two concurrent resolutions, one that I filed and one that I am carrying in the Senate for Rep. Rocky Miller. Concurrent resolutions have no force of law, but they do represent the mind-set and inclinations of the Legislature and urge action.
Missouri House report
Last week local elections were held all across the state and I would like to thank all the individuals who ran for a position. I would also like to congratulate the winners in those elections. It is never easy to put your name on a ballot and it shows the dedication that these individuals have for public service.
Updated magazine in the works
Work has begun on the updated version of “Tipton: The Magazine,” a complete guide to living in Tipton for newcomers as well as those who have been here their entire lives.