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    Musical chairs
    Tipton High School held its homecoming pep assembly on the football field after the parade Friday, Sept. 21. The king, queen, prince and princess candidates played a game of musical chairs as part of the fun. Freshman princess candidate Rylan Edwards, left, and queen candidate Becca Schmidt are the last two girls taking on king candidates Zac Cox and Kodie Dick. Dick was ultimately the winner after defeating Edwards in the final round. The Homecoming court will be announce at half-time of tonight's football game against Slater with kick-off at 7 p.m.
    Look around
    Members of the Tipton R-VI school board, Karla Pettigrew, left, Kent Fischer and Patsy Reed, and Superintendent Dr. Terry Robinson look over the freshly laid Cardinal head in the middle of the new elementary playground Friday, Sept. 21. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held with community members, staff and the elementary student body before playing on the new turf and equipment.
    Cardinal playground
    The finishing touches were put on the new playground at Tipton Elementary Thursday in time for a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The public is welcome to help the school district officially open the renovated playground area. A drainage problem was fixed and rubberized tile and turf added to make the playing surface safer and easier to maintain. Students will also find some new equipment purchased by the Tipton Elementary PTO to use on the playground, including new swings, soccer equipment and tether ball sets.
    Packing boxes
    Youth from Tipton First Baptist Church and Tipton United Methodist Church and adults packed 62 food boxes in a joint meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 18 at the Methodist Church fellowship hall. Food items were purchased with donations from an individual for the boxes that will be distributed to agencies that help meet the hunger needs of residents of Central Missouri as part of the Festival of Sharing on Saturday, Sept. 22. Donations will be accepted and organized Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.
    THS holding Homecoming activities this weekend
    Activities celebrating the 2018 Homecoming at Tipton High School will be held from Thursday through Saturday, centering on the theme “Living the American Dream.
    Hippie Day
    Juniors Tyanna Busch, left, and Gwyn Wood take it back in Genee Fischer's Business Tech class Tuesday, Sept. 18, for Tie-dye Tuesday. The dress up day was part of spirit week that leads up to the Homecoming activities and game Friday, Sept. 21. Finishing the week in dress up will be Way back Wednesday, Thank our Heroes Thursday and Freedom and Football Friday.
    What a selection
    George Thiel points to his choice while Mary Faulkner mans the dessert table during the Tipton Nutrition Center Chicken Dinner Sunday, Sept. 16. The fundraiser helps the center meet expenses in its program for area senior citizens and homebound residents.
    Cattle market
    Central Missouri
    FFA leaders
    The Tipton FFA officer team attended the Area 8 leadership conference for chapter officers Wednesday, Sept. 12, hosted by California High School. From the left are: Front, Ella Claas, Alyssa Petree, Gwyn Wood, Rachel Schmidt, Haley Arnel; and back, Sierra Stemberger, Owen Schmidt, Ross Potter, Gage Claas and Rebecca Schmidt.
    Local officers attend FFA leadership conference
    On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the Tipton FFA officer team attended the Area 8 FFA Chapter Officer Leadership Conference at California High School.
    Municipal court in session
    Monday, Sept. 17
    School menus
    The Guardian
    A recent article appearing in the Jefferson City News Tribune talked about a Kansas City area school district installing gender neutral bathrooms.
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
    Breakfast guests
    Carly Messerli is shown with her grandmothers, Angie Woolery, Cindy Borts and Karen Messerli, during the grandparents’ breakfast at Latham School Friday, Sept. 7.
    School activities keep week moving along
    LATHAM- Can you believe it is already the middle of September? It feels like we just got back to school. This month we get to celebrate the birthdays of teacher Diana Norris and seventh-grader Shaun Sandidge. The Latham teachers and staff had the monthly snack day in celebration of Mrs. Norris’ birthday and the theme for this month was salads. All of the treats were delicious!
    Class of ’88
    On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Otterville class of 1988 held its 30th class reunion at and around Otterville. They took in some of the street fair, took lots of pictures, laughed and enjoyed memories the kids of today wouldn’t begin to understand as it was a different time. From the left are, from the left: Front, Dana Wolf Corcoran, TqaAmmy Coleman, Tony Hagedorn; and back, Jerry Simmons, Paul Zumsteg, Michelle Stone, Daren Jeffries and Amy Argus. Not pictured are Stanley Bird, Travis Watring and Belinda Materson.
    Otterville puts another street fair in the books
    OTTERVILLE- On Friday, Sept. 14, the Otterville Street Fair started with the national anthem sung by Jenna Halter.
    Community pride
    Weston Widner has been selected to receive the citizenship award for the month for his help to the community of Bunceton.
    Bunceton High School students voice their political opinions
    BUNCETON- On the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on America, KBIA reporter Aviva Okeson- Haberman visited Bunceton to speak to the upperclassmen about their political views.
    Announcing new arrivals
    Mid-Mo adopts next year’s budget
    Next year’s budget adopted by the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board Wednesday, Sept. 12 shows some improvement in finances over the current year due to a projected increase in sales taxes and reduced expenses.
    Winter cattle feeding meetings scheduled
    Stretching short hay supplies and the necessity of using alternative feeds and feeding programs will become more important for beef cattle producers in the upcoming fall and winter months. A series of meetings have been scheduled for mid-October through mid-November throughout central Missouri to discuss winter feeding options for beef cattle.
    Crime watch hears about home security
    The Moniteau County Neighborhood Crime Watch Association held its monthly meeting at the McGirk Community Center Monday, Sept. 10.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    Oh my gosh, it was another great game for the Kansas City Chiefs with another win in week 2. We got to see Mahomes pass that football to many different receivers for touchdowns and the game was just packed with excitement for a final score of Chiefs 42, Steelers 37. Some of the residents are turning in to those crazy Chiefs fans like me. We enjoy talking football ? it can be really hilarious. But no matter who their team is, I encourage lots of yelling, hooting and hollering for that team on game day, and the staff is having to get used to us wild fans.
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Catches up in nice weather
    SYRACUSE- The past week in Syracuse had some of the best weather in the country with high temperatures in the 70s and low 80s and blue skies and plenty of sunshine. I took advantage of the good weather by catching up on my grass mowing at home, Syracuse School and around the store. Other residents had the same idea and Syracuse looked good this past weekend.
    Deeds filed to 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.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
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