Vance Stufflebean scrapes off lose paint flakes around the Tipton Swimming Pool Friday, May 17. Stufflebean and Greg Wolf were busy cleaning the pool and getting prepared to paint later in the evening, before filling it will water to prepare for opening day Saturday, May 25. A free swim has been set for Friday, May 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate 60 years of being open.
Fourteen youth ranging in ages of 10-years-old to 18, showed up to the Veteran's Memorial at Tipton City Park Friday, May 17, to begin laying sod around the memorial. Adults were there to help and supervise. Laying sod on the left side of the memorial are, from left, Cameron Whisler, Tucker Gerling, Braden Fischer, Ian Clifford and Nick Howard, kneeling.
Tipton High School seniors took their final walk through the school celebrating with the hallways lined with students in the elementary, junior high and high school. Music played and the younger students high-fives seniors before they graduate on Sunday at 3 p.m. The festivities will begin Thursday night, May 16, with Bacclaurette in the high school gym beginning at 7 p.m., followed by Candlelight Friday evening May 17, at 7 p.m. and ending with graduation.
First grade teacher Erin Noland presents the class quilt to Tucker Gerling during eighth grade graduation ceremonies Wednesday evening, May 15, at St. Andrew Church. The quilt was finished by the "Quilt Lady," Carol James, and is comprised of the pieces made by the class as first graders eight years ago. Sixteen students were graduated to high school from St. Andrew's.
Bob Wolf takes the oath of office for alderman as administered by City Clerk Jennifer Schmidt during the Tipton City Council meeting Tuesday night, May 14. Wolf will serve out the west ward term vacated by Charlie Hainen who resigned for health reasons.
Wolf takes west ward seat on council
by Becky Holloway
The Tipton City Council welcomed a new member among its ranks with the appointment of Bob Wolf as west ward alderman Tuesday night, May 14. The meeting was postponed from last week due to lack of a quorum.
The Tipton High School Alumni Association will hold its 65th annual banquet Saturday, May 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The evening will be hosted by a committee of graduates celebrating the 10th anniversary of their own graduation.
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.
The Rock Island Endowment Fund legislation is on its way to the governor. The language was amended to SB 196 that was filed by Sen. Mike Bernskoetter. This will allow donations to be collected for the development and maintenance of the trail if the donation is made to the Department of Natural Resources.
Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley released the following information from calls logged by his department for the period of May 6-12. These calls were responded to in addition to numerous traffic stops, paper service and followups as well as other routine calls.
Our Mother’s Day breakfast was amazing as usual. We had a full house of family, residents and staff. Everyone enjoyed the day and it was special for the moms, so we were thrilled. Our photo booth was a huge success. The families sifted through the props and really looked silly. It was great fun for our moms and the folks who participated in the pictures. Thanks to St. Andrew School for the use of their tables and chairs for this exciting event. We really appreciate you!
Ragged stand better than no stand, says MU Extension agronomist
by Linda Geist
University of Missouri Extension
In a year of uneven crop emergence, University of Missouri Extension agronomists say not to count out runts that emerge late. “A late-emerging corn plant is better than no corn plant,” says MU Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.
The Otterville senior class of 2019 was recognized with a baccalaureate service on Sunday evening, May 5, at the Otterville First Baptist Church. From the left are: Front, Bailey Sims, Crystal Vang, Madison Wolfe, Bailee Vinson, Brooke Neal, Tanya Homan; middle, Ava Norman, Nichole Kroeger, Laila Azura, Grace Thompson, Alissa Malone, Carly Bailey, Abby Nichols; back, Loren Rockett, Chase Steck, Mason Mateja, James Hayworth, Sean Langton, Conner Hassler, Skyler Davis, Joseph Hogan and Kyle Woods. Not shown are Dustin Rose and Sean Hall.
Otterville seniors honored at baccalaureate
by Wilma Watring
OTTERVILLE- At 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, the Otterville R-VI senior class held its baccalaureate at the Otterville First Baptist Church. The welcome was given by the pastor, Russ Slocum. A video presentation was given by the senior class and opening prayer was offered by Diana Marcum. Scripture was read by Alissa Malone.
Bunceton third graders made muffins to give to their mothers for Mother’s Day.
Dragons take win over Smithton
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- The Bunceton Dragons baseball team faced Smithton on Monday, May 6. It was Bunceton’s game with nine runs off eight hits. Dillon Alpers got the win, pitching five innings while striking out seven. Hunter Shuffield came in for the last two innings, striking out three. The final score was 9-4.
SYRACUSE- After another week of rain and cold weather, the news has to be the floods and destruction throughout the Midwest. Fortunately, by the end of the week, the temperature will rise from the 50s to the upper 70s and 80s which I do not think anyone will complain about.