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    Dead tree
    Mike Calton of Calton's Tree Service removes a dead tree near The Tipton Times Thursday, Dec. 14. The tree removal came after recent strong winds knocked a few bigger limbs off the tree. The removal is an effort to stop future damage to nearby vehicles or buildings.
    Chili day
    Sydenstricker Implement, south of Tipton, held their annual Customer Appreciation Day Wednesday, Dec. 13. Chili and soup were provided for those who wanted to attend. Pictured visiting after eating are, from left, Aaron Neal, Larry Petree and Calvin Schlup.
    Groundwork laid for new focus on literacy
    The Tipton R-VI School Board continues to receive information that will in the coming months reinforce the need to shore up the district’s literacy program with federal money for training and curriculum.
    Holiday songs
    The Tipton Elementary School Pop Choir sang Christmas songs for the R-VI School Board during the board's meeting Monday evening, Dec. 11. Under the direction of Sabra Martens, the choir is comprised of fourth, fifth and sixth graders who audition for a place in the choir.
    Merry Christmas
    Here is a short clip of the Tipton Elementary Pop Choir singing their version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas at the school board meeting Monday, Dec. 11.
    Choosing cookies
    David and Bonnie Stinson select cookies from among the many plates donated for the Christmas Cookie Walk at the Tipton Nutrition Center Saturday morning. Cookies were sold by the pound in the fundraiser that brought out many people looking for treats for their own cookie jars or to give as gifts.
    Filing period opens with no one in line
    The filing period for local elective positions up for election in April opened Tuesday, Dec. 12 with no filings reported by any of the entities.
    School menus
    BUNCETON
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    First of all, I’d like to wish Carlene Goldammer and Margie Collins a very “happy birthday” this week.
    For one
    Lauren Wieland shoots for one in the Bunceton Lady Dragons game against Stover in the first round of the Pilot Grove Tournament. The Lady Dragons won 54-41.
    Dragons Den opens at Bunceton School
    BUNCETON- Bunceton School has begun a new program called Dragons Den. This is a family style atmosphere where students kindergarten through high school and the teachers are divided into groups to create a positive leadership environment for all.
    Woodland management short course set in Versailles
    Study and know your market before you sell trees, says University of Missouri Extension forestry specialist Hank Stelzer.
    Cattle market
    Central Missouri
    Pickens celebrating 50th anniversary
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Pickens, Tipton, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 22 with a family trip to Honolulu, Hawaii.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    County has one Lottery winner
    One Moniteau County player won $1,000 playing a Scratchers ticket in the Missouri Lottery during November.
    Season’s activities fills every night of the week
    SYRACUSE- It’s that time when winter is setting in with frigid cold temperatures and the busiest time of year with Christmas shopping, school and church programs, Christmas parties and celebrations and lots of sports activities. It truly is the season to be jolly, but it’s also stressful from the middle of November until after the 1st of January. Every night of the week has something going on which is important to our family.
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
    Tipton to host blood drive Dec. 21
    Even during the bustle of the holiday season and challenging winter weather, the critical need for blood donations remains. The American Red Cross encourages people to remember to give the gift of life by donating blood throughout the holiday season and winter months.
    Police report
    Officer Bill visits with Otterville kindergartners, taking a report about their runaway gingerbread men.
    Otterville students make gingerbread men
    OTTERVILLE- This is a wonderful story that was told to me. It’s the children’s story as related by Otterville sixth grade students taught by Nichole Holloman and Otterville kindergarten students taught by Daniele Bently Russell.
    Scholarship recipients
    Two Moniteau County 4-H members received scholarships presented during the Missouri 4-H Foudation’s annual scholarship and awards banquet in September at Columbia. Left, Mitchell Moon, Tipton, received the Fowler and Viola Smith Young Memorial 4-H Scholarship presented by Elaine Anderson, 4-H Youth Specialist for Moniteau and Morgan counties. Right, Dakota Matthews, Jamestown, was awarded the Terry Cole Memorial 4-H Scholarship presented by Diane Cole in memory of her husband who was a club leader at Tipton.
    Two receive 4-H scholarships
    Schoarships in the amount of $500 each were presented to two young people from Moniteau County who are members of the 4-H clubs in their respective communities during the Missouri 4-H Foundation’s awards banquet in Columbia on Sept. 29.
    Tipton man turned over to U.S. Marshals
    The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department made five arrests Tuesday in California, one of whom was wanted on a federal warrant.
    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.
    Times office to be closed Friday, two Mondays
    As the Christmas holidays are approaching, readers, advertisers and correspondents are being advised the office of The Tipton Times will be closed next Friday and two Monday holidays.
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