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    Cutting away
    Capital Paving, Jefferson City, cut away deteriorated portions of the shoulder through Tipton Wednesday and laid asphalt to fill the sections before repaving begins on Highway 50 from the Pettis County line to west of California . The contractor for the Missouri Department of Transportation is also making changes to the intersection of Highway 5 and 50 east of Syracuse. The project is expected to be completed by Nov. 1.
    Second shots
    Those receiving their second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a mass vaccination clinic in California Tuesday, April 20, wait for their shots. The clinic was hosted by the Moniteau County Health Center with partnership by the Missouri National Guard, State Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Senior Services and the Moniteau County Emergency Management Agency. (Photo courtesy Moniteau County Health Center)
    Second dose given at mass vaccination clinic
    The Moniteau County Health Center hosted the second session of a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Tuesday, April 20. Those who received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in late March returned to the United Church of Christ in California for their second vaccination on Tuesday.
    Snow on the lilacs
    Snow begins to cover leaves and blooms on a lilac bush in full bloom Tuesday morning, April 20, in Tipton. The area is experiencing the lightest of the storm moving through the state, with points north of here expected to receive up to 2 inches of the white stuff by the end of the day. After a low in the mid-20s tonights, more seasonal temperatures are predicted to return tomorrow with a high of 51 degrees in the forecast.
    Outgoing thanks
    Tipton R-VI School Board President Clint Miller, right, extends the board's appreciation to Kent Fischer who decided not to seek re-election and served at his last meeting Wednesday, April 14. Karla Pettigrew, who resigned from the board earlier this year, was also recognized at the meeting. (Photo by Brian Hill, Times' Stringer)
    R-IV board reorganizes with new member;
    increases teacher base salary for 2021-22
    The Tipton R-IV School Board met Wednesday, April 14, to certify the results of the recent election and reorganize.
    Chamber to host local
    Pitch Hit & RunTM contest
    The Tipton Chamber of Commerce will once again host the local competition for the Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & RunTM skills competition.
    Sub teacher let go after allegations
    made in previous school district
    A substitute teacher and volunteer at the high school level was released by the Tipton R-VI School District after a background check turned up an investigation for an alleged incident in another school district.
    Municipal library board to take
    suggestions for appointments
    The Tipton Municipal Library Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, and its agenda includes the announcement of board members whose terms are expiring and suggestions for appointment by the council.
    Nutrition Center to hold fundraising fish fry
    Area residents will have another chance to support the Tipton Nutrition Center at its curbside fish fry on Sunday, April 25.
    Tipton Oak Manor activities
    We’re back from vacation at Gulf Shores, Ala. We had a wonderful family vacation and the residents welcomed me back with big smiles which made it great to be back.
    Organizing class cancels 2021 meeting of THS alumni
    Due to concerns of organizers with large gatherings during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 meeting of the Tipton High School Alumni Association has been cancelled.
    Algebra I exam requirement for A+ waived for all 2021 high school seniors
    The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development has issued guidance suspending the end-of-course Algebra I exam requirement for 2021 high school seniors.
    Club notes
    Missouri State Parks hosts Earth Day youth art contest
    Calling all young artists! To celebrate Earth Day 2021, Missouri State Parks is sponsoring a virtual art contest for youth prekindergarten through grade 12. The theme of the contest is “Earth Day Art in Missouri State Parks.”
    Sedalia cattle market
    Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
    Landing After Hours on 1849 Cholera Outbreak
    The Missouri State Museum will hold a virtual program, “1849 Cholera Outbreak in Missouri,” as part of its ongoing “Landing After Hours” series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on the Missouri State Museum Facebook page at
    Learn how to enhance stewardship, increase habitat and make farms more productive
    The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free virtual workshop on forest and woodland management for landowners and resource managers, from 7?9 p.m. on Thursday, April 22.
    Chamber to set date for Movie in the Park
    by Becky Holloway
    Two medal at scholar bowl for individual scores
    Two Tipton High School students medaled individually in the District Scholar Bowl Tournament held Saturday, April 17 at Stover.
    Cleanup day
    Bunceton High School National Honor Society members worked one of their community projects on Saturday, April 17, picking up litter on Route B. Assisting with the cleanup were, from the left, parent Tim Taylor, Bella Vaca, Madelynn Myers, Kylee Myers, Alexia Hein, Haylee Rose, Carter Taylor, Maddie Brandes, Emily Breece, adviser Belinda Thompson and Jason Burnett.
    Bunceton’s spring concert goes virtual
    BUNCETON- Bunceton Middle School recorded its spring concert on Thursday and Friday, April 15 and 16, while the elementary students will be recording their performances this week for their virtual spring concert.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Pizza party prize
    The Tipton 4-H Club won a pizza party in the county challenge with the equivalent of 14,073 meals donated locally.
    Tipton 4-H Club wins pizza party in food drive
    4-H members in Moniteau County got creative and teamed up with community partners with canned food drives and donation boxes during the month of March.
    Blood drive collects 26 units
    Residents of Tipton and surrounding communities took time from their busy schedules to donate 26 units of blood for the American Red Cross Wednesday, April 14, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton.
    Church lift is installed
    SYRACUSE-What a busy week last week was. With a great deal of stress and prayer, the Lord gave us enough volunteers to get the elevator lift into the shaft. On Tuesday, a volunteer carpenter put in the sheet rock and even though I wanted to pay him, he wanted to do it for the church. On Tuesday an electrician came and did the wiring and overcharged the church for a simple 110 wire and disconnect box. Some businessmen show no mercy in their sinful actions. On Wednesday night and Thursday a group of volunteer men from the church did the float and taping of the sheet rock wall and added a primer.
    Mid-Mo Board re-elects officers
    The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors re-elected its officers and seated two members to new terms during its meeting Wednesday evening, April 14.
    Deeds record property transfers
    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.
    Medlins celebrating 60th anniversary
    Kenneth and Mary Ann Medlin, Latham, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 3, with a family dinner.
    School menus
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
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