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    Outstanding teachers
    Tipton R-VI School staff receiving recognition during the school board meeting Monday night as Teacher and Staff Member of the Year are, from the left, Trisha Bailey, marketing, Andrea Hughes, special education, Anna Diggs, Title I aide, and Tara Melton, district librarian. They were selected by the Community Teachers Association.
    R-VI Board votes to keep money in local bank
    The Tipton R-VI School Board reviewed bids received for investing the district’s cash reserves and voted Monday night, Jan. 15 to use the services of a local bank.
    Smoking rubbles all that remaind Monday morning after a late night fire at Syracuse Implement Sunday, Jan. 14. The structure, owned by Rick Johnson, was a long time Syracuse business place.
    Syracuse Implement taken by fire
    At 7:52 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, a page went out to the Fortuna Fire Department as well as the Tipton Fire Department for a structure fire at Syracuse Implement in Syracuse. The fire was called in by a passerby.
    Family fun
    Hannah and Evan Wingo are learning more about patience, perspective and faith through their sons, Gage and Caleb. Gage has developmental disabilities due to an infection pre-birth. (Photo by Heather Eck Photography LLC)
    Tipton native will share life’s
    journey at prayer breakfast
    The Tipton Community Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 26 will host a mother of two who was raised and educated in her early life at Tipton and is now growing in faith with a special needs child.
    Cattle market
    Central Missouri
    St. Andrew’s announces quarter honor roll
    St. Andrew School recently announced the second quarter honor roll for the 2017-18 school year.
    Filing period closes with no races in city, school
    The filing period for candidates in the April 3 municipal election closed Tuesday afternoon with no races developing in the city of Tipton or the R-VI School District.
    Fried chicken on menu at K of C dinner, Saturday
    The Tipton Knights of Columbus Hall will be the scene of an all-you-can-eat fried chicken feast Saturday evening, Jan. 20. The K of C will serve the meal from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
    Women in Ag set for March 6 at California
    The 2018 Mid-Mo Women in Agriculture Conference will be held Tuesday, March 6 at the First Baptist Church in California.
    Take action to prevent the flu
    Missouri’s flu activity for 2017-18 is showing widespread. The season currently is very similar to what was seen during the 2014-15 flu season, both in the timing and amount of cases reported. A season total of almost 31,000 cases were reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services through the first week of 2018. During the same time period in the 2014-15 flu season, 32,528 flu cases were reported statewide.
    Capitol Perspectives
    Evaluating legislators
    Times' mailbag
    Parental control
    Editor’s notes
    Most of you know my youngest sister died a couple weeks ago. My heart has been breaking since her phone call in November to let us know she was discontinuing treatment for ovarian cancer. It is even hard now to write this without tears.
    Real life can be funny
    Dive for cover!
    What is it?
    Moniteau County Historical Society President Bruce Nichols holds up a cigarette roller during the “show and tell” meeting of the society Monday, Jan. 8, asking for guesses to identify the object.
    MCHS members share historic items
    The regular monthly meeting of the Moniteau County Historical Society was held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 at the Cultural Heritage Center in California. It was the traditional “show and tell” meeting with several interesting items shared and stories told.
    County residents take share in Lottery payouts
    Four Moniteau County residents received a share of the $78.6 million paid out in Missouri Lottery prizes in December. Of the total, more than $5.4 million were prizes of $1,000 or more.
    Named to UCM dean’s list
    Several area students earned a spot on the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    We have really been getting hit with cold temperatures this month. It makes us all thankful to have heat and a warm place to live.
    New books at Price James Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Perfect 6 for 6
    Chloe Moser shoots to score from the free throw line. She connected with all six attempts in the Higbee game on Monday, Jan. 8.
    Recipes needed for 150th cookbook
    BUNCETON- In celebration of Bunceton’s 150th anniversary this year, Bunceton Castlewood Park will put together a sesquicentennial cookbook. The park board would love to include recipes from all the community and families. Everyone is welcome to submit some of their personal favorites! They ask that all recipes be turned in at Bunceton City Hall. If there is no one there, leave in the drop box.
    Junior high team
    The Otterville junior high girls basketball team members are, from the left, Halle Draffen, Carrie Jo McKinney, Josie Neal, Katie McKinney, Megan Helmig and Greylynn Tonasini.
    Historic building burns at Syracuse
    OTTERVILLE-Sunday night, Jan. 14, a historic building burned in Syracuse. It was Rick Johnson’s garage, aka Syracuse Implement, aka Koenke’s Garage. Years ago it belonged to Leonard Koenke, then to his son, Leonard Koenke Jr., known
    Eldon man in custody after two-day pursuit
    Preston James Cash, 20, of Eldon, is in the Moniteau County Jail, facing multiple charges after leading law enforcement on a two-day pursuit through Moniteau and Cooper counties.
    2018 weather a roller coaster ride so far
    SYRACUSE- The weather has been at the top of the news last week. Water pipes finally thawed out from the extremely cold weather and then the temperatures rose all the way to the 60s by Wednesday. They plummeted to nearly zero with rain and freezing rain Thursday night, challenging past weather records for the area. All you can do is plan for the worst and hope for the best. 2018 is certainly not coming in like a lamb which everyone hoped for but more like a lion to dominate and control our lives. The cold weather last week froze water lines in several residences, businesses and broke with the city.
    Property transfers recorded
    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.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    School menus
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
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