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    Little Mr. and Miss Tipton
    Tipton Towne Square Days started its annual fair with the Little Mr. and Miss Tipton pageant held by the Tipton-ettes Thursday, July 18. Rounding out the top three for boys and girls are, from left: Front row, Ruby Tuttle, third place, daughter of Johnathan and Taylor Tuttle, Lydia Kuttenkuler, second place and Little Miss Tipton Selah Kuttenkuler, both daughters of Andrew and Katie Kuttenkuler, Little Mr. Tipton Gentry Arnold, son of Tyler and Mallory Arnold, Alden Pettigrew, second place, son of Carl and Ashlee Pettigrew, and Lincoln Kelley, third place, son of Bob and Lesley Kelley; back row 2018 Little Mr. and Miss Tipton, Braxton Milligan, left, son of Zac and Chelsea Milligan and Lorna Hunsburger, daughter of Josh and Gina Hunsburger. This was free gate night at the fair that also included the Just Get In Entertainment bounce houses and train ride, the pedal pull, garden tractor pull and walk on sled. The art hall was open for those to view the local 4-H work.
    Health center board withdraws motion
    A motion to enact a health regulation with regard to the operation of confined animal feeding operations in Moniteau County was withdrawn during a meeting of the county health center’s board of trustees Monday evening, July 15, and the study group was instructed to continue its work with focus on air and water quality standards overall.
    Thursday is free night at Towne Square Days
    Towne Square Days opens Thursday evening, July 18, with free gate night with activities for young and old alike.
    Mission work
    The annual 3MT week has arrived with three groups working in the Tipton area. Jessica Homan's group started at the Maclay Home Monday, July 15, helping dust and clean around the historical home. The groups will be working in various places throughout the week, ending Friday, July 19. 170 teens and adults are attending this year's mission work week, staying at the California Middle School and working projects around Moniteau County, Cole County and Morgan County. Other projects will include the Price James Memorial Library later this week.
    Tipton Towne Square Days committee member and East Ward Alderman Don Basinger, left, introduces Richard Mannering who brought gospel music to the community vesper service Sunday evening at the Tipton Fairgrounds. A small crowd gathered in the cool breeze under the shelterhouse to hear Mannering and Father Tony Rinaldo in the annual service that opens the local fair. Activities continue with free gate night on Thursday featuring the Little Mr. and Miss Tipton contest, kids' pedal pull, garden tractor pull, walk-on sled tractor pull and games brought by Just Get In Entertainment. Friday will be the truck and tractor pull, and Saturday's lineup includes a backyard barbecue contest, pet parade and ATV rodeo. Details on the events can be found in the fair catalog which can be picked up at several locations in town, including Tipton City Hall and The Tipton Times.
    One hurt in Morgan County
    wreck after crossing line
    The driver of a vehicle that crossed the center line of Highway 50 received minor injuries in a resulting crash and was taken to the hospital on Wednesday, July 17.
    Assessor’s office nearing
    completion of parcel review
    The Moniteau County Assessor’s office is just about done doing a parcel by parcel examination of properties in Tipton, completing the reassessment for taxing purposes required every two years.
    Sheriff reports week’s activities
    Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley released the following information from calls logged by his department for the period of July 8-14. These calls were responded to in addition to numerous traffic stops, paper service and followups as well as other routine calls.
    Club notes
    Sedalia cattle market
    Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
    Slight rise in county’s jobless rate
    There was a slight increase in the unemployment rate in Moniteau County from April to May, following the national and statewide pattern.
    Lake Creek Campmeeting continues for 176th year
    Every August, sometimes the late part of July, descendants of early visionaries in southern Pettis county gather with friends and family from near and far to continue a 176-year-old tradition. Lake Creek Campmeeting will meet again this year, south of Smithton.
    Cattle industry to host youth tour in August
    The Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association are hosting the annual MJCA Youth Industry Tour Friday to Sunday, Aug. 23-25, in northeast Missouri. The tour rotates to a different region of the state every year to showcase the diversity of the Missouri cattle sector and the entire agricultural industry in the state. MCA Executive Vice President Mike Deering said the youth in Missouri agriculture are the “lifeblood” of the industry.
    From the Missouri Senate
    Rock Island Trail
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    This week takes us halfway through another month. I’m thankful we’ve been having beautiful weather. Yes, it’s been hot, but when it was freezing cold outdoors we were praying for it to heat up. Before we know it, it’ll be cold again so I’m grateful right now for what God is giving us in this season.
    Real life can be funny
    Always in style
    Moniteau County Court news
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Lamine River Hunt Club Frog Giggin’ contest a success
    OTTERVILLE- Saturday, July 13, the Lamine River Hunt Club held a frog giggin’ contest.
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Summer vacations bring season to near end
    SYRACUSE- Everyone is busy but not around Syracuse. The hot humid weather has driven the kids and family to the pools and other recreational places. Summer school is over and most of the sumer recreational activities are over and families are trying to get their vacations in before school starts. Besides vacation, the local county fairs are starting before the Missouri State Fair in August. It has been a lot of years since we have seen a rainy year like 2019.
    Pedestrian found in possession, arrested
    The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department arrested a pedestrian Tuesday, July 9, after he was discovered to be in possession of a controlled substance.
    Two face charges of trafficking in meth
    Two individuals have been charged with trafficking in drugs, specifically methamphetamine, after their arrest on Friday, July 12, north of California.
    Blochbergers celebrate 60th anniversary
    Carl and Minnie Blochberger, Tipton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 18, 2019. The celebration included a trip to Branson and open house reception.
    Deeds record property changes
    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.
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