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    To wed
    Hayden Dillon, daughter of Craig and Beth Dillon, Tipton, and Trenton Pace, son of Don and Tawnya Pace, Clarksburg, announce their forthcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is a 2018 graduate of Tipton High School and currently a student at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. She is employed by Central Physical Rehabilitation, Warrensburg. Her fiancÚ graduated from Tipton High School in 2017 and is employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation as a maintenance worker out of Jefferson City. The couple plan to wed Aug. 15 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Tipton.
    Gravois man dies in Hwy. B crash
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 61-year-old Gravois Mills man died in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon, July 7, on Highway B in Cooper County.
    TOI presents new plan on shelterhouse at park
    With a new plan for building a shelterhouse more affordably, the Tipton City Council has decided to back out of a state grant and move forward with preparation of the site at the Tipton City Park for a privately built shelter that will be gifted to the city upon completion.
    Project to rebuild Ferguson
    given to MECO engineer
    At the recommendation of the council committee assigned to review prospective engineers for the rebuilding of Ferguson Avenue, the Tipton City Council Monday night chose MECO Engineering Company, Inc., Jefferson City.
    County’s active COVID
    jumps since last week
    The number of active COVID-19 cases in Moniteau County jumped to 14 since last last week according to a posting on the moniteaucovid.19 Facebook page Sunday, July 5.
    Strategy
    Ronnie Martin, far right, with Kiowa Line Builders helps guide the first stone wall as Josh Hunsburger lowers it with a KIOWA crane Tuesday, July 7. Jimmy Gordon, left, and Tyler Vogt from Kidwell Granite Works, Versailles, are behind the stone talking strategy as to how they will get the stone connected to the base properly. The bases for the new stones were installed late last week. KIOWA Linebuilders helped with a crane to lower both new stones into the Veterans Memorial at the Tipton City Park.
    Maclay Home diners
    The Friends of the Maclay Home enjoyed a good crowd of visitors relaxing under the shade trees for a brown bag lunch and musical entertainment from the gazebo on Saturday, July 4. About 200 sacked lunches were served with choice of hamburger or hot dog and chips, with ice cream courtesy of 5 & 50 and cookies for dessert. A cannon loaded with movie rounds was also fired, and the home was "defended" from Confederate bushwhackers by Union troops. Family groups social distanced at picnic tables and the home was closed to tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    City police to apply for cameras
    The Tipton City Council authorized the police department to apply for a grant to purchase new body cameras as well as in-car cameras during its meeting Monday evening, July 6.
    Family visit
    Tipton Oak Manor resident Phyllis Curtis enjoys a recent socially distanced visit with her daughters. Family and friends can visit loved ones by appointment every morning Monday through Friday. Call the nursing home to schedule a visit.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    We are hoping everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July, celebrating our great country and the freedoms we all share. Again, we thank the city of Tipton for providing fireworks and the Tipton Country Club for being the launch venue. Our residents always enjoy seeing the fireworks.
    Report from the Missouri Senate
    Celebrating
    Census record and tax list database now available online at SOS website
    The Missouri Census Record and Tax List Database is now available online. It offers unprecedented access to an assortment of Missouri’s territorial, state, federal and special census records from 1752 to 1933, along with tax lists genealogical researchers can use in lieu of census records. The records in the database not only provide names but also, depending on the year and series, county and city of residence, the number of individuals in the household, age, gender, race, any aliases and more.
    Please leave wildlife wild
    Now that summer is in full swing, wild animals are raising young, with many leaving dens and burrows. As a conservation agent, I regularly get calls regarding orphaned and nuisance wildlife, so here are some tips for the most common wildlife-woes.
    Spire customers to see one-time bill credit
    The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached between the staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Office of the Public Counsel and Spire Missouri Inc. which will provide approximately $15 million in one-time bill credits to Spire East and Spire West natural gas customers.
    Careful backing
    Coy Wilfong, an incoming freshman agriculture education student at Otterville, carefully aligns his tractor during wheat harvest at Helmig Farms.
    SFCC presents awards to CTC students
    OTTERVILLE- On Thursday, July 2, Stacy Wild, career server coordinator for State Fair Community College, Sedalia, presented high school junior and senior career and technology center students their awards for 2019-20 via YouTube.
    Real life can be funny
    Playing the piano
    Price James Library offers new books
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    New materials at Moniteau County Library
    The following materials are now available at Moniteau County Library, South Oak Street in California.
    In the dark of night
    Conner Goldsmith took a look at the lunar eclipse through a microscope late at night on Saturday, July 4.
    Bunceton celebrates the 4th together at home
    BUNCETON- The community of Bunceton did not celebrate with its annual Fourth of July days this year due to social distancing to prevent spread of the COVID-19 virus, but families found other great ways to celebrate our country’s independence in good healthy ways.
    Runge Nature Center announces July events
    The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City reopened Tuesday, July 7, with public health precautions in place. Outdoor programs will resume at the nature center this month, as well as virtual offerings.
    Club notes
    Price James Book Club
    Activities pick up for Syracuse family
    SYRACUSE- Life is sure busy here in Syracuse. Last Saturday was Ella Claas’ graduation. Sunday was church. Monday and Tuesday Joan and I worked at the store. Joan also spent some time traveling around to pick up some items she bought online for the store. I managed to visit a few of my church families and prepare for my Independence Day message at church on Sunday.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Shooting sparks
    Juliana Millan has fun with a sparkler while waiting for the city's fireworks display to begin Friday evening, July 3. The Millan and Walters children gathered on the Blind Hog BBQ lot with their families for a little fun assisted by Juliana's dad, Anthony.
    Deeds record changes in property ownership
    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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