Commerce Bank employee Theresa Wolf fills the plate of cookies while there was a small lul in customers Thursday, Dec. 5, for the Commerce Bank Christmas Open House. The business offered a meat and cheese tray, cookies and punch until 3 p.m.
by Scott Simon, elder, First Christian Church, Tipton
When I was a kid, I remember watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on TV. I don’t remember thinking it was grand and glorious, although it was and is. I think I remember it because it was one of a few mornings that I got to spend in front of the TV. This was back when we only had three channels to watch, or four if you could pick up the local public station. Cartoons were on Saturday mornings only, which normally were spent at the farm. That was back when we raised hogs. If you know anything about those critters, you know they require work and religion, but that is another story.
Jillian Jacovino rides Andy, a 15-year-old Clydesdale, in the Sedalia Christmas Parade, “Your Christmas Story,” Friday, Dec. 6. Jillian is breaking Andy and his pasture mate, Lucky, to ride for the horses’ owners.
Otterville girl rides in Sedalia parade
by Wilma Watring
OTTERVILLE- Jillian Jacovino rode Andy the Clydesdale in Sedalia’s Christmas Parade Friday night, Dec. 6. Andy is 15 years old and is 20 hands tall. The owners of the pair of Clydedales, Andy and his pasture mate Lucky, hired Jillian to break the horses to ride. Lucky is 3 years old, has pulled a cart before, but has never been ridden. She has worked with Andy since October.
The Missouri Department of Transportation needs public feedback regarding an intersection improvement project at U.S. Route 50 and Missouri Route 5 North in Morgan County, east of Syracuse. The project will be awarded and constructed in combination with pavement improvements to Highway 50 during the same time frame in 2021.
One of the things taking place in Washington, D.C., is the holding of hearings in the House of Representatives to determine if there is evidence to attempt the impeachment of President Trump. We have been told that some of the evidence is hearsay, which means it is second hand. This means it is unreliable and probably not true.
Reagan Triebsch, Riley Zimmerman, Bella Vaca, Alexia Hein, Emily Breece, Cara Bishop and Belinda Thompson set toys on display for Santa’s Closet at Bunceton School Saturday, Dec. 7.
Bunceton School hosts Santa’s Closet
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- The second annual Santa’s Closet was held in the old gymnasium at Bunceton School Saturday, Dec. 7. Donations were given away for free to anyone who came to the event. Students from three classes came in on Friday, Dec. 6, to help sort the donated clothes, kitchen supplies and toys that were given away. Dawn Kuster, organizer of Santa’s Closet, said there was a very large turnout and not a bit was left over. The gymnasium was full of so much that families will have a wonderful Christmas this year. Dawn wishes to thank everyone for all the donations and the helpers who set it all up and assisted during the event. I am positive that we should thank Dawn for coming up with this idea and making it all possible.
Staying busy with grandchildren and holiday activities
by Harold Nicks
SYRACUSE- All the Thanksgiving activities are now over and everyone is focused on Christmas. Joan and I enjoyed watching the Lady Cardinals basketball team play in the Tipton Tournament. Our granddaughter, Myra Claas, is playing on the team and I suspect that we will attend all the home games. Joan tells me that the grandkids keep you young and I suspect that is true since you have to keep up with them and do not have time to sit down.
Mr. and Mrs. Evan Nolt, Barnett, are the parents of a daughter born Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at home with Terri Hultman, CNM, of the Community Wellness Clinic, Barnett, attending. The infant weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 inches long. She has been named Jenilee Faith.
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 Tipton Nutrition Center’s Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 12, will serve a dual purpose. While helping local residents who have no time for holiday baking fill their cookie jars and treat trays, the center will also raise much needed funds for its program for local senior citizens.