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    Filing for local offices opens Tuesday
    Local governments will open filing by candidates for positions on their boards Tuesday, Dec. 11. Many of them have published notices to that effect in this week’s issue of The Tipton Times as required by law. For more information, prospective candidates should call those entities’ business offices.
    Council places two proposals before voters
    The Tipton City Council Monday night ordered the placement of two sales tax issues before voters on the April 2 ballot.
    Voice from the pew
    Can you watch a movie or read a story over and over again and still enjoy it? Once is usually enough for me, but there are exceptions. “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Jeremiah Johnson,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “Forrest Gump” or “Smokey and the Bandit” are a few that I do not mind seeing over and over. My wife said I should include “The Notebook” and “Pretty Woman” to balance things out for the ladies in the audience. Both are good movies but I only watch them again if the wife holds the remote control (which is normally the case).
    Grow and Glow names poetry winners
    Grow and Glow Garden Club’s FGCM 2018-19 local poetry contest winners were announced recently at Tipton Elementary and Junior High by JoAnn Collier, the club’s youth poetry chairperson.
    CMU’s Kooper Wilson recipient of endowed scholarship
    Central Methodist University, Fayette, has a long history of generous donors endowing scholarships to ensure students have quality resources as they work to complete their college education.
    Grace United program to feature pipe organ
    The historic Hinners & Albertsen pipe organ will be featured during a recital of seasonal music at Grace United Methodist Church, Jamestown, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Bruce Jeffries, pastor of Grace church, will play the 1901 instrument.
    Deck the halls with boughs of caution
    Keep safety in mind when decorating with holiday greenery. Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional yuletide plants can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
    Sedalia cattle market
    Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
    Candy cane delivery
    Journey Davis and the rest of the Bunceton 4-year-old preschool class delivered candy canes to everyone in school to remind them that Christmas is only three weeks away.
    Bunceton plays basketball with Otterville and Climax Springs
    BUNCETON- The second week of the basketball season was as exciting as the first game. The boys had another close game, winning 60-58 over Otterville. Although the boys did not have to go into four overtimes this time, it was exciting to the end.
    School menus
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    Well most of you already know my Chiefs won on Sunday and I’m ecstatic about that. We beat our rivals, the Raiders, 40-33. So we are now 10-2. Go, Chiefs!
    Help identify
    Help is needed in identifying some students who were enrolled at Syracuse Grade School during the 1946-47 school year. From top, left to right, are: First row, Evelina Anthony, Donnie Hardy, Patsy Keevil, Paul Watring, Polly Branstetter, Jim Huff, Don Ward?, Connie Mowry, unknown, Susie Gabriel; second row, ? Branstetter, Patsy Homan, Charles Stahl, unknown, ? Munsterman, Patricia Watring; third row, Janie Salmons, Leon Moon, Don Ward?, Mary Ann Adams, Bobby Poe, Barbara Balanger, ? Munsterman, June Adams, unknown, Martha Ann Watring; fourth row, Melvin Watring, Daphine Huff, unknown, Willard “Buck” Jeffries, Maggie Hardy, unknown, Marvin Watring, Sheryl Williams, Wayne Jeffress, Betty Aldrich; fifth row, Madge Craig, Allen Stahl, Pat Bagwell, William Ray Anthony, Cynthia Burns, Lawrence Adams, Harold Tice (sp), JoAnn Wittman, Lois DeJarnet, Paul Ray Fowler; sixth row, Maurine Williams, Jack Mowery, Carol Branstetter, Rhoda Sue Schroeder, ? Munsterman, Ruth Fisher, Lloyd Huff and ? Ward. If you can fill in any of the blanks, contact Wilma Watring at 660-298-3232 or cell 660-473-1671 or email
    Otterville basketball teams play in Norm Stewart Classic
    OTTERVILLE- The Otterville Eagles and Lady Eagles played at Columbia
    Real life can be funny
    Three’s a crowd!
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
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    Capitol Perspectives
    by Phill Brooks, Statehouse reporter
    Recently, I was asked by a Missouri newspaper publisher about an effort to convert from part time to full time the prosecutor in his rural county. It raised an issue I examined decades earlier in an investigative series on law enforcement problems in our state’s smaller counties.
    New books at Price James Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Busy week for writer’s family
    SYRACUSE- The month of December is one of the busiest times of the year in the Nicks family household. Nearly 30 people gathered last Saturday for Joan’s Thanksgiving family gathering. Sunday was church. Monday night Joan and I forgot about our granddaughter’s basketball tournament game but we did attend the Tuesday night game. On Wednesday night I have a Bible study and prayer group at our church in Syracuse with nearly 20 attending.
    Club notes
    Friday Bridge Club
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