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    Band competitions
    The Tipton High School Pride Marching Band competed at the Southern Boone Marching Classic Saturday, Oct. 19, taking first place in four separate categories and third place in two. (Photo submitted)
    Cardinal drum and flag line take first in parade Class 2A
    The Tipton Cardinal Pride Marching Band has participated a couple competitions this past month with the most recent being at the Southern Boone Marching Classic Saturday, Oct. 19.
    Halloween coloring contest for
    all ages inside this week's issue
    The Tipton Times with the help of local sponsors is holding a Halloween coloring contest as part of a special activities edition which can be found in Section C of this newspaper.
    School board reviews budget,
    approves amendments
    The Tipton R-VI School Board heard an analysis of the district’s financial health from its superintendent during a regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 16, and approved an amended 2019-20 budget.
    CHANCE TO WIN $3,000!
    Sedalia cattle market
    Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
    MDC and partners need public’s help to reverse declining bird numbers
    A recent study from prominent bird researchers in the U.S. and Canada, including Cornell Lab of Ornithology, found that North America has lost nearly 3 billion birds in the last 50 years, and those declines are also occurring in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Conservation is partnering with other conservation agencies and organizations to address population declines in the state and offer solutions.
    Protect yourself and loved ones from the flu
    With ongoing 90-degree temperatures, getting a flu shot is likely not on the radar of Missourians right now. But a Southern California public health system reported already last week a flu-associated death of a 4-year-old who had underlying health issues. While seasonal flu viruses are detected year-round in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says flu activity typically begins to increase in October and peak between December and February. Activity can last as late as May.
    New books at Price James Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    New materials at Moniteau County Library
    The following materials are now available at Moniteau County Library in California.
    Capitol Perspectives
    Urban violence
    Club notes
    Grow and Glow
    Real life can be funny
    Hunting doe
    Ancestry research is a top American hobby
    Free training on how to begin researching your family roots or how to improve your researching skills, plus how you can use to help you do it, will be offered Monday, Nov. 4 at the Cooper County Historical Society and Research Center.
    The Guardian
    A recent newspaper article appearing in a local daily newspaper was headlined, “Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy.” This article shows how far our nation is sinking into depravity.
    Reclaiming flooded land
    The Post plow, pulled by four bulldozers, mixed sand left by floodwaters with soil to restore farmland. (Photo courtesy of Willie Aholt)
    Excavating company helped restore flooded farmland with 15-ton plow
    Many farm acres in Missouri ravaged by floods in 1993 and 1994 are productive today thanks to a 15-ton moldboard plow pulled by four bulldozers.
    Deer will dare; drivers beware
    The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to watch out for wild animals such as deer that might appear without warning in Missouri roadways during the fall.
    Announcing partnership
    AMEC CEO Caleb Jones and WGU Missouri Chancellor Dr. Angie Besendorfer pose with a symbolic scholarship check during a recent meeting with members of Missouri’s Rural Electric Cooperative to launch the partnership/scholarship between Missouri’s Electric Cooperatives and WGU Missouri. Residents served by Co-Mo Electric Cooperative are eligible for scholarships to WGU Missouri, thanks to the partnership.
    WGU Missouri partners with AMEC
    to provide $100,000 in scholarships
    In an effort to empower residents in rural areas of the state to go back to school and further their education, WGU Missouri has announced it has partnered with the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives to provide $100,000 in scholarships to residents who are served by an electric cooperative and are interested in pursuing a degree from the online, nonprofit university.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    We welcome Edward Schneider to our family this week.
    October blood drive collects 34 units
    On a crisp, sunny Wednesday in October, the American Red Cross held a blood drive at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton. Thirty-nine donors came to give, with 34 productive units collected.
    Weather indicates fall’s arrival
    SYRACUSE- This week the weather has been more like fall with much cooler weather, some rainfall and the beginning of the trees turning to their fall colors. Some say this is the prettiest time of the year.
    Having fun
    Jimmy Wolfing as Little Jimmy Dickens and Desiray Marriott and her trusty horse, Golden Boy, appeared at Otterville's Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 18. Organizers say the event was a success.
    Otterville Trunk or Treat a huge success
    OTTERVILLE- Otterville held a Trunk or Treat Friday, Oct. 18, at Otterville School. It was wildly successful. Lots of organizations were represented, some for the first time. Among those participating were Otterville Fire Dept., Sponclers, Otterville PTO, Deon’s Otterville Inn, Midwest Regional Bank, Otterville Booster Club, Hill Down Country Store, Otterville Junior High, Pro-Sahj (Val Schoen), Otterville Street Fair, Southern Prairie Farms, Sparkle and Shine, National Honor Society, Otterville Youth Sports and Brenda, Donna and Brittany Meyer family. I apologize if I left anyone out.
    Enrichment time
    Bunceton students Everett and Byrdie Bradford-Sturgess and Rawhi Alabidi work on math enrichment activities at After School Care.
    Bunceton students attend leadership summit
    BUNCETON- Belinda Thompson, Bunceton High School social studies instructor, reported, “On Thursday,Oct. 10, select Bunceton High School students attended the Youth Leadership Summit at State Fair Community College in Sedalia hosted by Vicky Hartzler, Missouri’s 4th District representative. There were close to 200 students from over 30 high schools around Missouri’s 4th Congressional District attending to learn about what it means to be a leader. They heard from two great speakers who are the definition of great leaders.
    Library board to approve
    policy on patron conduct
    The Tipton Municipal Library Board will consider another policy to add to its manual of library operation, and review suggested critera for evaluating the library director when it meets at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24.
    Family announces new arrival
    Noah and Ellen Sauder, Latham, are the parents of a son born Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at the Community Wellness Clinic, Barnett. The infant, named Noah Mark, weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 21 inches long.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Property deeds filed to record 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.
    DECA students attend annual conference
    Eleven Tipton DECA members traveled with their advisor, Trisha Bailey, to the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership Conference and State Officer Election held Oct. 13-14 in Branson. Students participated in leadership and educational workshops, competitive event practice programs, and learned skills to develop their own leadership potential.
    Refreshments served with last tours, Sunday
    Complimentary cookies and hot spiced cider will be served following tours of the historic Maclay Home, 201 W. Howard St., on Sunday, Oct, 27. Tours will be given from 2 to 4 p.m.
    School breakfast, lunch menus
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu Oct. 21-25
    421 Independence Avenue
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