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    Marking stones
    Joe Rowland, commander of the American Legion Edgar Cole Post 304, places flags by the graves of veterans at the Masonic Cemetery Monday morning, May 21, to prepare for Memorial Day. Rowland was accompanied by John Schuster and Jim Huff at the cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 28 at St. Andrew's Cemetery, followed by a gathering at 10 a.m. at the Tipton City Park around the veteran's monuments.
    American Legion to hold local
    Memorial Day observances
    American Legion Edgar Cole Post 304 will host Memorial Day observations with services again planned at St. Andrew’s Cemetery and the Tipton City Park.
    Fixing the road
    Tipton Public Works employee Randy Williams gets a section of Ferguson Ave. ready for concrete Monday, May 21. The road was closed on both ends with plans to reopen by 5 p.m. The road is being fixed after a water leak occurred earlier last month, going under the road across the street, causing the pavement to collapse.
    Wise words
    The class of 2018 listen closely to guest speaker Ralph Martin talk about time going by quickly during Tipton High School's graduation Sunday, May 20. Forty-three seniors were added to the alumni list after crossing the stage with their diplomas. The ceremony ended with balloons dropped on the graduates before walking out of the gym to greet family and friends.
    Graduating to high school
    Scotty Lange receives his elementary school diploma from Father Tony Rinaldo during eighth grade graduation ceremonies at St. Andrew Church Wednesday evening, May 16. Looking on are Trisha Bailey, left, president of the school board, and Abby Martin, hidden, St. Andrew's principal, and Henry Yeagle, eighth grade teacher.
    Alumni to meet Saturday
    The Tipton High School Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet Saturday, May 26, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The evening will be hosted by a committee of graduates celebrating the 10th anniversary of their own graduation.
    Price James Library has new books
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Report from the Missouri House
    The regular session for the Missouri Legislature has ended with 148 bills being sent to the governor for consideration. This is nearly twice as many as last year. The governor will have until July 15 to either sign or veto each bill that has been sent to him. If the governor doesn’t have an opinion either for or against a bill, then he may let it become law without his signature.
    Cattle market
    Central Missouri
    Report from the state Senate
    The 2018 regular legislative session concluded Friday, May 18, at 6 p.m. Much was accomplished since the session began in January. Many good bills were passed by both houses, and, just as importantly, many bad bills were kept from passing.
    Cut to the Chase
    Good year for rural Missouri’s priorities in the state Capitol
    Capitol Perspectives
    The possibility of a light on ‘dark money’
    Tipton High School honor roll
    Tipton High School students earning a spot on the 2017-18 fourth quarter honor roll are as follows.
    Wootten’s newest book now on sale
    Paul Wootten’s “Some Summer,” a follow-up to his first book, is now available for purchase or download.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    I’m so thankful for the amount of rain we got over the weekend. It’s my prayer that God will continue giving us rain over the coming weeks so the farmers’ crops and hay yield will be abundant. It’s not easy being a farmer, yet it is a picture of what faith is. They prepare the soil, plant the seeds then have to wait and see if God will water what they have sown, expecting a plentiful harvest.
    Club notes
    Cooper County
    Co-Mo Electric’s annual meeting set for May 24
    There’s nothing quite as unique as an electric cooperative’s annual meeting of members. It’s all a part of the cooperative difference and the democratic process. This year, Co-Mo Electric member-owners were notified by official notice of annual meeting in the May edition of the Rural Missouri magazine. A registration card will not be necessary in order to register for annual meeting.
    Missouri Veterans Recognition Program expands to include Gulf War, Iraq
    Missouri’s Veterans Recognition Program is now accepting applications from veterans who served on active duty during recent conflicts in Iraq.
    Aim high
    Mason Rocket watches as Mark Walje aims his gun toward the skeet flying through the air during the First Baptist Church of Otterville family skeet shoot at Boonville, Sunday, April 29.
    Otterville seniors receive awards in ceremony
    OTTERVILLE- Otterville graduating seniors received the following awards and scholarships during ceremonies at the end of the year. Students earning the Fast Track Certificate accumulated at least 15 college credits while completing their high school studies. Eleven graduates qualified for the A+ financial incentive.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Rain finally comes in deluge
    SYRACUSE- Last week I talked about the severe drought we have been having during the last couple of months, with rain in the forecast nearly every day but no rain.
    Tipton Elementary announces honor roll
    Tipton Elementary School announced the following students qualified for the 2017-18 fourth quarter honor roll.
    Train travel
    Cheyenne Davis, Cierra Coope, Hannah Empie, and Tristen Stull along with the rest of the Bunceton elementary students enjoyed riding Amtrak from Sedalia to Jefferson City Friday, May 18.
    May 19 busy day for Bunceton students
    BUNCETON- Friday, May 18 was a very eventful day for students of Bunceton schools. A bounce house was set up on the playground for all to enjoy. The elementary took the end of the year field trip, traveling to Sedalia to board Amtrak and riding to Jefferson City. On the way home, the students went bowling. Also, the senior class along with their parents enjoyed breakfast pizza, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls and fruit at the Bunceton Federated Church before heading to school for graduation practice.
    Family announces birth
    Matthew and Regina Kilmer, Versailles, are the parents of a son born Monday, May 21, 2018, at the family home attended by a midwife from the Community Wellness Clinic at Barnett. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 22 inches long. He has been named Merle David.
    Deeds 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.
    Students at St. Andrew’s made honor roll lists
    St. Andrew School has released the names of students who earned a spot on the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year. They are as follows.
    One area winner in April on Lottery games
    There was only one winner of at least a $1,000 prize in April from Moniteau County as reported by the Missouri Lottery.
    Library board meets Thursday
    The Tipton Municipal Library Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at Price James Library.
    Judge’s offices being spruced up
    The Moniteau County Associated Circuit Judge’s offices are being spruced up with new paint and carpet.
    Early deadline, May 25
    The deadline for Classified ads in the Thursday, May 31 issue of The Tipton Times will be noon Friday, May 25, one business day earlier than usual.
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
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