Mid-Mo Ambulance board members got a look at the district's newest ambulance, a 2018 Ford, during their meeting Wednesday evening, Aug. 21, at the district office in Tipton. An especially interesting feature of the vehicle is its liquid spring lift mechanism to load patients on stretchers into the ambulance. It will be completely outfitted and put into service in the next week or two.
The Moniteau County Health Center Board of Trustees adopted air and water quality procedures during a special meeting Monday evening, Aug. 19, and next week plans to resume looking at the possibility of moving forward with an ordinance regulating confined animal feeding operations.
Plans are underway for the ecumenical project Festival of Sharing 2019, and Tipton remains the hub for the Central Region. The Tipton United Methodist Church will once again serve as the host for the Sept. 28 Sharefest event. Kit dropoff will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, and 9:30 to 11:30 Saturday.
Substitute teachers in the Tipton R-VI District will be paid a little more as the result of action taken by the school board during its regular meeting Wednesday evening, Aug. 14. The board also set breakfast and lunch prices and admission to athletic events.
Moniteau County Collector Ellen Ash will offer parcels for sale to satisfy property taxes owed at the annual tax sale on Monday, Aug. 26. The sale will begin at 1 p.m. in the first floor hallway of the courthouse in California. As of Tuesday afternoon there were nine properties on the list to sell.
What a wonderful time of year. Preseason football is back and I’m over the moon excited that soon it’s going to cool off, the leaves will be turning and it’ll be the perfect temperature and pumpkin spice candles will be burning everywhere. In reality, I’m sitting here typing this with temps in the mid-90s outside so I decided to daydream about fall getting here quicker than ever.
by Scott Simon, elder, First Christian Church, Tipton
For some reason, the subject matter of this month’s article was elusive. Most months there is something on my mind or I experience something that inspires the words. Not so much this month. Rather than stretch for something that does not come naturally, I will be somewhat repetitive and remind everyone about a few of the benefits that come with attending church that are not necessarily spiritual in nature.
Cynthia Brodersen was a big winner in the Missouri State Fair Garden Club Flower show, receiving among other honors, the Horticulture Excellence Award for her pink gladiolus.
Grow and Glow makes showing at state fair
The Missouri State Fair Federation Day Senior Garden Club Flower Show FGCM was Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the fair’s Floriculture Building. The 2019 theme was “Welcome Home.” Grow and Glow Garden Club members competed successfully in the design show and the horticulture show.
by Gene Schmitz
Field specialist in livestock
University of Missouri Extension
The abnormal weather experienced during this growing season has created some difficult crop and livestock management decisions. Grass hay production seems to be well above average in yield, but due to the late harvest, quality may be an issue. Additionally, some crop acres were planted late utilizing corn or other crops as cover crops in prevented planting situations. We are now closing in on the time that some of those crops might be harvested for silage.
SYRACUSE- Well, this is the week that many parents were waiting for. For some students, school is just a place to fill time, socialize with friends or have fun. Although school does all of those things, it is so much more. It is the place to acquire the knowledge that will be the very foundation of your life. It is a place to grow in the knowledge that will move you toward the place that you hope to be physically, mentally, socially, intellectually and spiritually.
The Bunceton Lady Dragons show hustle during a recent volleyball practice.
Bunceton, Prairie Home in first season of co-op
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- Bunceton High School girls welcome the addition of Prairie Home girls this year to their volleyball, basketball and softball teams. Bunceton boys will be joining the Prairie Home boys for fall baseball, basketball and spring baseball in the co-op this year.