Skies are for the most part clear overhead as Bill White of Sunrise Beach tests his homemade eclipse viewer at the Tipton City Park around 11:15 a.m. Monday. White was among a small group that travelled to Tipton to join others at the park for viewing the eclipse, coming from areas that are not in the 70-mile wide path of totality that stretches across the country from Oregon to South Carolina.
Anyone who would like their opinion heard on the city’s nuisance ordinance and its enforcement is encouraged to attend a special meeting of the council on Thursday, Aug. 24. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
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.
Managed grazing workshops scheduled, one in California
by Gene Schmitz
University of Missouri Extension
Many livestock producers have developed managed grazing systems over the years, but interest in this forage management strategy continues. There are many advantages to managed grazing, and there is sound science behind why these strategies are effective. Additionally, new fencing and watering systems have been developed which ease the burden of moving livestock from place to place.
Tipton FFA members helping the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association at the Beef House on the Missouri State Fair grounds Sunday, Aug. 13 were, in alphabetical order, Abby Backes, Kiley Bailey, Maddi Carpenter, Ella Claas, Halle Claas, Gage Claas, Kylee Gengler, Emma Gerling, Maggie Hentges, Sam Huddleston, Kaysie Lavery, Trevor Martin, Garred Oldham, Alyssa Petree, Braden Petree, Cade Petree, Jackson Schmidt, Owen Schmidt, Wyatt Siegel and Amanda Stover. (Photo submitted)
Local FFA members assist at county and state fairs
Tipton FFA members volunteered at the county fair and the state fair during August.
It’s encouraging to see the excitement growing over the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council’s Startup Moniteau program which is set to launch Thursday, Sept. 14. Entrepreneurship is more than starting your own business. The entrepreneur develops a business model, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure. A good entrepreneurship ecosystem helps these startup businesses grow and thrive.
Pictured are the classmates of the Otterville class of 1972 at their Saturday, Aug. 19 reunion at the Otterville Community Building. They are, from the left: Front, Pam Cave Jaco, Cathy Phillips MacFebris, Virginia Oswald Stuedle, Pam Cramer Combs, Judy Homan Holem, Mary Farris Smith, Dorothy Arvin Holt; and back, Laverne Schoen, Bill Deuschle, Randy Marcum, Bob Paul, Herbie Argenbright and Greg Nosovitch. Not pictured are Kenny and Dana Fowler.
Otterville class of 1972 holds reunion
by Wilma Watring
OTTERVILLE- On Saturday, Aug. 19, the Otterville class of 1972 held its class reunion at the Otterville Community Building. Approximately 13 to 14 classmates were there with spouses and friends. Class sponsors were Evelyn Porter and Dwayne Wineburg. Former coach Lowell Eaton also attended. Roger Stuedle fried the fish and a carry-in dinner was served. Old pictures were viewed and a lot of visiting and catching up after 45 years was enjoyed.
Twila Garber is shown with her award winning “Easter” design presented at the Missouri State Fair Federation Day Senior Garden Club Flower Show on Wednesday, Aug. 16. She is a member of the Grow and Glow Garden Club.
Grow and Glow Garden Club competes
at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia
The Missouri State Fair Federation Day Senior Garden Club Flower Show FGCM was Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the fair’s floriculture building. The Grow and Glow Garden Club earned numerous awards and received the “We Did It” award for accumulating the most points from all floricultural sections.
SYRACUSE- I have always wanted to know what it was like to have a birthday on a holiday or special day. Aug. 21 has never really had a special significance until this year when much of central Missouri experienced a total eclipse of the sun. This spectacular event made even the world news with thousands of people flooding into the eclipse area.
I’m still so excited from seeing the eclipse earlier in the week that I can hardly contain it. God truly is wonderful! The way he orchestrated Earth and the sun and the moon and planets and made everything just right. We can see his handiwork in just about anything and everything if we’ll just open up our hearts to see.