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    Joining the ranks
    Shelley Higgins glances over the list of past recipients of the Tipton Chamber of Commerce Community Pride Award and says she feels humbled in joining their ranks during the chamber's annual meeting Thursday evening, Feb. 18. The award was presented on behalf of the chamber of its president, Dayley Elliott, left, who highlighted Higgins' years of volunteering in the community, her church and schools in Tipton. The meeting was held at the Co-Mo Connect Operations Center meeting room and also included the election of officers. All current officer were re-elected, and Scott Backes joined the board of directors.
    History of community service recognized
    The Tipton Chamber of Commerce honored one of its members with the Community Pride Award to recognize her many years of service to her community.
    Coach Tony Braby
    Braby to retire after 23 years at helm of Cardinal football
    Coach Tony Braby announced his retirement from teaching and coaching at Tipton R-VI School District effective the last day of this 2020-21 school year.
    Chili at the door
    Volunteers Jeff and Jackson Baer took orders and served chili dinners to go during the Tipton Nutrition Center's fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 21. The center reports raising about $700 through the fundraiser which will help supplement its budget to serve homebound and senior citizens in the community with lunches every weekday.
    Imagining development
    Co-Mo Connect has partnered with Golden Shovel Agency to promote development of a piece of property located just outside the Tipton City limits and across Highway 5 from the cooperative’s headquarters. Using a new digital marketing strategy, Co-Mo hopes to attract potential investors in this community and all the area offers. Shown above is an artist's perception of a building on the property.
    Co-Mo promotes land in Tipton with virtual reality
    Site selectors and investors can get a vision for what they could build on a tract of available land in Tipton, with 360-degree video and virtual reality. Co-Mo Connect is marketing the parcel with immersive technologies and sophisticated digital marketing as part of its economic development plan to bring new jobs and residents to their nine-county service area.
    Deeds record property changes
    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.
    Tipton Oak Manor reopens to visitors
    Let me start out with a huge “Praise the Lord” for this warmer weather. It’s absolutely beautiful. Lots of the residents have been sitting outside on the front porch. We’ve been bird watching too. Many of the folks who live here have feeders outside their windows and a vast array of birds come and visit the feeders every day.
    Polished pieces
    I have always envied those who can take something old or broken and restore it to something new and fantastic: a picture frame made from old barn wood, exquisite mosaic art made from broken glass, a quilt made from scraps of fabric that were long forgotten in the bottom of a cedar chest, a broken down dresser that becomes a fancy bookshelf, or a beautiful classic car worth thousands that was pieced together from rotting parts at a junkyard.
    Club notes
    Grow and Glow
    Council to look at bids on street, demo projects
    Bids on Ferguson Avenue and the demolition of a burned out house on Morgan Street will be reviewed by the Tipton City Council during its meeting Monday evening, March 1.
    March 1 deadline to file report with assessor
    All owners of personal property in Moniteau County are reminded the deadline to declare that property with the assessor is Monday, March 1.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    100th day
    Bunceton’s first-grade class sported “100” glasses to celebrate the 100th day of school Friday, Feb. 19. First graders are, from the left: Sitting, Byrdie Bradford-Sturguess, Remington Reeves, Kailynn Williams, Rawhi Alabidi and Anthony Stoll; and standing, Alan Arnold, Jeffrey Eaton, Emma Sowers, Zoe Dietzman and Summer Johnson.
    Bunceton students miss nearly two weeks
    BUNCETON-The frigid temperatures and then the snow kept Bunceton out of school for nearly two weeks. The students finally found their way back to the classroom on Friday, Feb. 19. The elementary celebrated the 100th day of school and the whole school enjoyed Valentine’s Day (better late than never).
    FBLA competitors
    Otterville FBLA members recently participated in district contests. Competitors were, from the left: Front, Autumn Sparks, Lexie May, Katie McKinney, Carrie McKinney, Halle Draffen; and back, Eowyn Loveland, Josie Neal, Nick Schaller, Noah Saltsgaver and Brandon Sewell.
    Otterville FBLA sends 7 to state competition
    OTTERVILLE- At a recent district FBLA contest, Otterville students qualified for competition at the state conference. Those advancing are as follows.
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    New materials at the county library
    The following materials are now available at Moniteau County Library on South Oak Street in California.
    Blood drive collect 31 units
    Members of the Tipton and surrounding communities braved the cold and snowy weather to come out and donate 31 units of blood for the American Red Cross Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton.
    Snow, frigid temperatures shut down activities
    SYRACUSE-The big news last week was the weather with extremely cold temperatures along with snowfall each day that added up to enough accumulation that made it hard to get out of the driveway. Monday’s snow was very slick and made it difficult for road crews to clear the roads. This past week people were warned to stay off the roads. Schools, churches and businesses pretty much closed down for the week.
    Older Missourians get help from AAAs for vaccine access
    A program designed to assist older Missourians with accessing COVID-19 vaccine launched recently. In partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri’s Area Agencies on Aging will assist seniors with online vaccination registration, coordinate transportation to and from their vaccination appointments and conduct reminder calls for second doses.
    Missouri’s complex fence laws to be explained
    A program to discuss Missouri’s complicated fence law will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, at the Pettis County Extension Center, 1012A Thompson Blvd. in Sedalia. There is a $15 charge for the meeting that covers the program and materials. Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited.
    Real life can be funny
    Better go to church!
    Times' mailbag
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    Capitol Perspectives
    Punishment of legislators
    Report from the state House
    The House was in full session two days this past week and had technical sessions two other days for committee meetings. All activities of the House were canceled on Monday, Jan. 15, due to the winter storm. Two of my committees could not reschedule our meetings but we did have a very productive Workforce Development Committee meeting on Thursday.
    Curbside service
    Eddie Lavery II delivers a fresh fried fish meal to Joe Hartman curbside at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton Friday evening, Feb. 19. It was the first Friday of Lent and the Knights traditional fish fry, served in carryout fashion this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recommendations that large gatherings indoors not be held.
    School menus
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
    Glance at the past
    Friday, February 24, 1911
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