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    Taking the gravel
    Jason Bieri, from Jefferson Asphalt, works on scraping the gravel off the teachers parkinglot, next to the Tipton Elementary School, on Wednesday, July 26. The lot is getting prepped to have a layer of asphalt poured for the parking lot.
    Night Striping of I-44 and I-70 to Start July 30
    Did you know that Missouri Department of Transportation workers stripe more than 70,000 miles of roads each year, a distance that would circle the earth nearly three times?
    4-H Queen
    Alexia Hein, Bunceton, was crowned the 2017 Cooper County 4-H Queen at the Cooper County Youth Fair last week.
    Bunceton area youth show at CCYF
    BUNCETON-It is fair time! 4-H and FFA members are showing what they have learned and accomplished this year. But I haven’t heard much from the 4-H’ers on how they did at the Cooper County Youth Fair.
    Paddles in the air
    A portion of the crowd attending the Piccaddilly Quarter Auction Friday night at St. Andrew School raises their paddles as they bid on an item from the more than 100 donated by area merchants. The evening, which also included a silent auction of 22 baskets and hors d'euvres, benefitted the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center which serves all county residents from its location in California with a food pantry and resale shop.
    Editor's notes
    After last week’s newspaper came out and we were sitting around the conference table for our weekly staff meeting Thursday morning, my boss asked me what I didn’t say in my editorial? What did I hold back in reserve?
    Judge denies, but stays, motion for class action
    Judge Donald L. Barnes on Friday denied a motion by a Clarksburg resident who wants to act on behalf of western subdistrict taxpayers in a lawsuit against the Moniteau County Library District, but stayed his order at the request of the claimant’s attorney.
    Methodist Youth taking donations
    for back to school giveaway, Aug. 8
    The Tipton United Methodist Youth are taking donations through Monday, July 31 for articles of clothing and shoes suitable for school aged children.
    Some municipal cases being
    filed in state court system
    Due to changes in the rules by which municipal courts must operate in Missouri handed down by the supreme court, some cases from city courts in the county are now being filed in the associate circuit court division of the county, part of the state court system.
    Follow the path
    Pictured above is a map of the path the solar eclipse will take on Aug. 21. The eclipse is a rare event that was last seen in 1869 and will not occur again until 2024. (Photo submitted)
    Watch solar eclipse in nature at MDC areas
    Discover some unique activities in nature during the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 by watching the rare event at one of 54 Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) areas that lie in the solar eclipse’s primary path across Missouri.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Judge Hayden holds law day
    The following persons appeared before Judge Kenneth M. Hayden on law day in Moniteau County Circuit Court held Friday, July 14.
    Deed 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.
    Bingo players
    Tipton Oak Manor residents enjoy a game of bingo in the cafeteria one afternoon recently. There is always a good group ready to play on any given day of the week.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    Wow, it’s been hot! This heat is draining. I’m so thankful that I don’t work outdoors.
    Donors make memorial at Syracuse possible
    by Harold Nicks
    Wolfrum family gathers at Salem UCC
    The descendants of Chris and Belle Wolfrum met at the Salem United Church of Christ, California, on Sunday, July 16 with 49 present.
    Trial in death of local
    man set for next week
    A jury trial in the shooting death a year ago of Robert R. Ashbaugh, 18, at his Tipton apartment will be held next week in the Moniteau County Circuit courtroom.
    Free ‘Living a Healthy Life
    with Diabetes’ program
    University of Missouri Extension will hold a five-week program, “Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes.” The program is free.
    The MRED corner
    Exciting things are happening in the business development arena right here in Moniteau County.
    Clubs report news
    The Friday Bridge Club met July 21 at the home of JoAnn Collier.
    Cut to the Chase
    Dad’s Farm Jacket
    Tips to safely view solar eclipse
    A total solar eclipse will be visible across North America on Aug. 21, and the Central Missouri area is in the direct viewing path. The event will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States since 1979, and thousands of people are expected to turn their gazes skyward. A University of Missouri Health Care ophthalmologist has viewing tips to safely enjoy the rare event.
    MU researcher finds pigweed in
    birdseed and pollinator mixes
    University of Missouri researchers, under the direction of MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley, are finding that pigweed seed is popping up in birdseed in alarming numbers.
    New books at the library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
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