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    More snow
    Snow has been falling for approximately an hour in the Tipton area, with 3"-5" looking to fall according to meteorologists. Roads and sidewalks are covered. Tipton R-VI had cancelled for the day due to predicted weather and St. Andrew's, Bunceton and Clarksburg have all decided to close early to make sure students are able to get home safe.
    Angela Marie Farrell and Nathan Westermier announce their engagement and plans to wed on June 29, at Williamsburg, Va. She is the daughter of Steven Farrell and Diane Farrell of Virginia Beach, Va., and he is the son of Mark and Jacqueline Westermier, Tipton, and Sheri Stephens, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Great Bridge High School in Virginia Beach and studied for a degree in science at Longwood University. She is a third grade teacher at Bayside Elementary in Virginia Beach. Her fiancÚ graduated in 2008 from Tipton High School and serves in the United States Navy, stationed at Norfolk, Va.
    Peek inside
    McKenna Lindemann peeks inside Joseph Matchett's Valentine bag to see if she had placed a treat in it during their Valentine's Day party Thursday, Feb. 14, at Little Cardinals Learning Center. The children passed out cards, played games and ate treats to celebrate the day with their classmates.
    Family lunch
    Nicklaus Wolf is surrounded by family during the St. Andrew School guest lunch Friday, Feb. 1, to end National Catholic School Week. Students were able to enjoy their lunch period with family or special friends, before dismissing early from school. The annual talent show that was originally scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 31, but cancelled due to snow took place before lunch on Friday.
    Lottery awards prizes to local players in January
    Several local players of Missouri Lottery games won a share of the $69.5 million awarded during January. Of the total awarded, more than $17.7 million were prizes of $1,000 or more.
    Times' mailbag
    Dear editor,
    Give your Valentine’s Day flowers some TLC
    Valentine’s Day flowers, like love, can stand the test of time if given a little TLC. Call it flor-amore.
    Club notes
    Cooper County
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    We are still having a pretty wet winter with rain, sleet, snow, thunderstorms and freezing rain. I’m wondering when the mud in our yard and pastures will dry up. It would be easy to get in a negative frame of mind and start to whine.
    Red Cross blood drive is Feb. 20
    The next American Red Cross blood drive will be held in Tipton on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The drive, hosted by the Tipton community, will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall located behind St. Andrew Catholic Church.
    New books at Price James
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Retiring officers
    Tipton FBLA members Becca Schmidt, Garred Oldham and Rachel Schmidt completed the FBLA year as District 6 parliamentarian, president and vice president of communication, respectively.
    FBLA to send 11 to state contest
    FBLA’s District Leadership Conference was held Friday, Feb. 1, at Moberly Area Community College. The Tipton FBLA chapter had 28 students participate in contest events. Of those, 11 are advancing to state competition at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Springfield April 14-16.
    Master Gardener course offered in Versailles
    A University of Missouri Extension Master Gardener course is being held in Versailles starting Monday, March 4. Participants will receive 30 hours of instruction in plant growth, flowers, woody ornamentals, turf, vegetables, fruits, soils, insects, disease prevention and landscaping. The course is taught by MU Extension specialists and other qualified professionals.
    From the State Senate
    Roads to reform
    Report from the State House
    The weather in Missouri is great for everyone because you can see every season in the matter of hours. I hope everyone stays safe in traveling and I appreciate the work of the MoDOT road crews for their long days keeping us safe.
    School menus
    Celebrating a teammate
    Surrounding Abby Nichols in celebration of her 1,500th career basketball point during a game Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Kaysinger Conference Tournament are, from the left, Coach Jay Allen, Logan Gemes, Victoria Cooper, Kylie Lawson, Alexi Lee, Carrie Jo McKinney, Ava Norman, Josie Neal, Nichols, Halle Draffen and assistant coach Scott Gemes.
    Otterville Street Fair committee making plans
    OTTERVILLE- The Otterville Street Fair committee met at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at city hall with nine members present.
    School hires three teachers,
    accepts one resignation
    With at least a couple of closed meetings held recently to discuss personnel issues, the Tipton R-VI School Board last week hired three elementary teachers and accepted the resignation of a junior high and high school teacher.
    Community invited to
    attend R-VI career fair
    The Tipton R-VI School District will host a career fair next week for everyone in the community who would like to learn about job opportunities and career fields.
    Library Friends to host awareness program
    The Friends of Price James Memorial Library will host a program on self protection and awareness at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
    Tipton R-VI to screen for kindergarten March 1
    Kindergarten registration and screening for the 2019-20 school year in the Tipton R-VI School District will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Tipton Elementary School. Children who will be 5 years old before Aug. 1 should enroll at this time.
    Real life can be funny
    Child bride
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
    Weather impacts life in all areas
    SYRACUSE- Once again the news for the week has been the weather we have been having here in central Missouri. On Saturday I was having to make the agonizing decision to open the Syracuse Gift Depot for business with not just the extreme cold but all the ice that virtually covered everything. Joan and I like to have the store open every day we can, but like the schools and churches, the business community has to make tough decisions on the safety of the customers.
    DARE graduates
    Bunceton fifth-graders at their DARE graduation ceremony on Monday, Feb. 4, gather for a photo. This year’s class included, from the left, Kya Turner, Aubrey Thompson, fifth-grade teacher Sandy Page, Addison Ray, Kaiyia Paquin and Haylee Irvin.
    Bunceton fifth-graders graduate from DARE
    BUNCETON- The Cooper County 10-week program of Drug Abuse Resistance Education concluded for the Bunceton fifth-graders. The whole school came to their graduation ceremony on Monday, Feb. 4, to hear the essays they wrote and to applaud their dedication to follow the DARE standards the rest of their lives.
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