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    Appreciative message
    Harold Wolf and Michelle Lewis enjoy a light moment following her presentation at the 20th annual Tipton Community Prayer Breakfast Friday morning, Jan. 18. Lewis, whose daughter, Eliana, was diagnosed with SCN2A-related Epileptic Encephalopathy, shortly after her birth five years ago, shared four lessons she's learned in her life transition from ordinary to extraordinary and one with purpose with the crowd attending the early morning gathering at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
    Learning from life’s journey to extraordinary
    While the message brought by the speaker at the 19th annual Tipton Community Prayer Breakfast was one from the standpoint of a parent who has been thrust into an extraordinary life brought by the diagnosis that resulted in raising a special needs child, it is one that has applications to many who have difficulties.
    Piano showman
    Tony “The Piano Man” Baragona will present a three-hour show on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Tipton Country Club, having been booked by the Tipton Chamber of Commerce. Tickets for the organization’s winter social are still available at The Tipton Latham Bank and Commerce Bank.
    Chamber to host dueling pianos for winter social
    The Tipton Chamber of Commerce has booked Tony “The Piano Man” Baragona for a show Saturday night, Jan. 26, billed as its Winter Social.
    Dalton K. Fisher
    Authorities seek help in locating Fisher
    The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department has obtained an arrest warrant for a California man who fled from a deputy attempting to conduct a stop Monday night and is seeking the public’s help.
    R-VI raises tuition for 2019-20 year
    The Tipton R-VI School voted to match its tuition rate with that of other area school districts during its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16.
    Sedalia cattle market
    Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
    Tipton man arrested in search
    A Tipton man remained in custody in lieu of bond as of press deadline on Tuesday, Jan. 22, being held on a charge of drug possession after a search of his home.
    Help for federal employees
    A local individual has offered to coordinate a relief effort for locally furloughed federal employees.
    Chamber selects Pride recipient
    The Tipton Chamber of Commerce chose the recipient of its 2018 Community Pride Award during its meeting Thursday, Jan. 17, at El Pueblo Mexican Restaurant.
    Report from Missouri House
    Committee assignments are done and the Legislature is ready to get to work. I will be serving on the Budget Committee again and chair the appropriations for Health, Mental Health and Social Services.
    Stretching for gardening
    Becky Hagen, a yoga instructor, completes the demonstration of yoga stretches to show Grow and Glow Garden Club members ways to get in shape for spring gardening during a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Co-Mo Electric Cooperative meeting room.
    Stretches prepare club members for garden work
    The Grow and Glow Garden Club FGCM met Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Co-Mo Electric Cooperative community room south of Tipton.
    USPS asks customers to clear snow, ice
    The U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to help letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs and mailboxes.
    Moniteau County Extension Council holding on-line election
    The 2019 University of Missouri-Moniteau County Extension Council election will begin on Monday, Jan. 21, and end on Friday, Jan. 25. Ballots will not be mailed out. Instead, voting will be done on-line at
    PSC sets deadline in Spire request
    Spire Missouri Inc. has filed application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the infrastructure system replacement surcharge on the bills of its former Missouri Gas Energy customers. The surcharge first appeared on customer bills in April 2004.
    Caleb Jones
    Jones takes helm as CEO of AMEC
    Caleb Jones, an attorney and former legislator, has taken the helm as the new executive vice president and chief executive officer of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Jefferson City. He succeeds Barry Hart, who served in the role from 2004 until his retirement Jan. 5.

    Capitol Perspectives
    State of the State
    View from the U.S. Capitol
    Supporting border
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    by Brenda Matchett
    From the Missouri Senate
    2019 legislative session begins
    Library board to consider raises
    Cost of living pay raises for employees will be discussed by the Tipton Municipal Library District Board when it meets Thursday evening, Jan. 24.
    New books at Price James Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Airman graduates
    Grace Draffen graduated from Air Force basic training in ceremonies at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, on Thursday, Jan. 10. With Grace, center, are her family, Medena, Shannon and Halle Draffen.
    Draffen graduates from USAF basic training
    by Wilma Watring
    Two will keep seats on rural fire board
    Two members of the Tipton Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors have filed for another term on the board.
    Cooper graduates UCM
    Dylan Cooper, Tipton, was among the more than 1,000 students at University of Central Missouri eligible to participate in the college’s fall commencement exercises held Dec. 7-8.
    Families announce births
    Matthew and Mary Ann Hoover, Barnett, are the parents of a daughter born Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Columbia. The infant weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19 inches long. She has been named Esther Shirk.
    Snow brings out all ages for fun
    SYRACUSE- There is one segment of our community that has taken full advantage of the snowstorm and being out of school to build a snowman and enjoy sleigh riding down some of our nice hills. This segment includes people like my wife Joan who is in her 70s and grandkids down to kindergarten age. I think Joan loves the snow and outdoor fun as much as all the grandkids who gather at the house. I have to admit, I am not as thrilled and look for a getaway from all the chaos.
    Snow fun
    Young and old alike had fun building snowmen in Bunceton after a 19.5-inch snowfall Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12. Cindy Rumans and her granddaughter, Kya Turner, are shown with their snow creation.
    Snow day helps deal with flu outbreak
    by Sarah Kuschel
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Garret L. Fields
    Stolen items recovered, arrest made in Tipton
    Acting on a tip as to the location of property reported as stolen in a burglary just outside California, Moniteau County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in Tipton in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 17.
    Deeds filed to record
    property transfers
    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.
    School menus
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
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