Hoover Excavating and Concrete Construction and Fischer Ready Mix poured the last of the new driveway and parking lot at Dutch Bakery Friday morning with the help of a pumper truck. Cold and ice prevented completion of the project which was started several weeks ago.
Seniors Tristan Bolin, left, and Sam Huddleston were put in charge of flipping pancakes for the annual FFA breakfast Friday morning, Feb. 23. The FFA members prepared the buffet style breakfast complete with eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, cinnamon rolls and beverages. Members of the community who have helped support the program received an invitation for the breakfast.
Students at Tipton High School celebrated National FFA Week by driving their tractors to school Thursday, Feb. 22. Alan Gentges leads the convoy from Randolph Street to Ferguson Ave., followed by Trevor Martin after school. There were 14 tractors filling the student parking lot for the occasion.
Reta Bestgen holds her arm out for the lab technician to draw her blood during the American Red Cross Blood Drive Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Sandwiches, snack and drinks were available for all those who attempted or gave.
Corey Knipp dumps a batch of hot fried fish into a pan held by Marvin Koechner for delivery inside at the Tipton Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Friday evening, Feb. 16. The first local fish fry of the season, the evening drew a large crowd of area residents, many of whom ate before going to basketball games at Tipton High School where senior night was taking place or St. Andrew School gym where the Tipton Recreation Association was holding its annual fifth and sixth grade girls tournament. The St. Andrew's CYO will hold their fish fry on March 16 and the Tipton Farmers and Sportsmen's Club will hold their spring fry on March 23.
Irvin and Susan Torkelson, Barnett, are the parents of a son born Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at Community Wellness Clinic, Barnett. The infant weighted 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. He has been named Shawn Lavon.
“The genie’s out of the bottle” on the spotted lanternfly, University of Missouri Extension entomologist Kevin Rice told farmers Thursday, Feb. 8 at the second annual NEMO Soils and Crop Conference in Palmyra.
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.
Each week in the Missouri Senate is unique. I have repeated this to myself and others many times over the last seven years, and while I know it to be true, I am frequently re-reminded of this incontrovertible fact. This past week was another lesson on the subject. Taken as a whole, the week was very productive with 16 bills sent to the House for consideration. Additionally, by way of extended discussion, both the House and Senate reaffirmed the wisdom of the founding fathers in crafting a legislative branch of government composed of two independent bodies, each of which hears, examines and moves legislation autonomously.
The legislation last week had topics ranging from a needle exchange for drug users to a tax exemption for Olympic athletes for their prize money. The needle exchange is a complicated issue and there was a reasonable debate which ended in bi-partisan support. The tax exemption for the Olympic athlete has no cost to the state currently because there are no Missourians competing in South Korea.
Filing opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, for some county and state offices. They will be voted on Aug. 7 in the statewide primary election. The party winners of the primary will then be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot.
You can whip potatoes, but it’s hard to beat beets
Few vegetables elicit less excitement from the average gardener than beet. Once relegated to pickling or making borscht, beet is enjoying greater respect due to its reported health benefits, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein.
The University of Missouri Extension is offering “Boost Your Brain and Memory,” a brain fitness class in both Moniteau and Morgan counties. Just as you can control and improve your general physical health with good habits, so too can you improve the health of your brain ? boosting your memory and mental agility as well as reducing your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.
I’m feeling excited about more and more warm days for us to enjoy. Soon it will be spring and we’ll start seeing flowers poking through the soil and trees budding out. For now in Missouri we’ll take the 70 degrees one day then 32 degrees the next until spring finally bursts forth and decides to stay. It’s actually a whole month away from being officially spring, so I’ll have to be patient.
Dressing up as elderly individuals on Generations Day during Spirit Week at Bunceton were elementary students and teachers, from left, Kimberly Scott, Chelsea Emde, Christian Schler, Levi Ray, Emma Knipp, Riley Arnold, Caroline Fennewald, Caleb Ewing, Gentry Huth, Evelyn Bishop, Reigan Thompson, Hannah Empie, Kya Turner, Hayley Irvin, Aubrey Thompson, Addison Ray and Tammy Ray.
Planning for 150th celebration
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- The next planning meeting for the Bunceton Sesquincentennial is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Bunceton City Hall. All interested individuals who want to help with the celebration of Bunceton’s 150th birthday are welcome to attend. The Bunceton Community Betterment Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. at city hall prior to the planning meeting.