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    R-VI BOE, superintendent invite patrons
    to comment on use of federal funds
    The Tipton R-VI School District is eligible to receive approximately $1.4 million as part of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund III (ESSER III). ESSER III funds are available for obligation from March 13, 2020, through Sept. 30, 2024.
    Council rejects storage ordinance, adopts holidays
    A proposed ordinance regulating the placement of storage units in Tipton died for lack of further action by the Tipton City Council Monday night, but another measure, establishing employee holidays, was adopted. The council also set the 2021 tax rates with passage of another ordinance.
    Gov. Mike Parson
    Governor includes stop in
    Tipton on Bicentennial tour
    In celebration of the state’s Bicentennial year, Governor and First Lady Parson are visiting historical sites and community across Missouri and are including Tipton in their five stops planned for Thursday, Aug. 5.
    Friends’ ice cream social one of many
    statewide for Missouri’s 200th
    The Friends of Price James Library will be one of many groups across Missouri hosting ice cream socials in their communities in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday.
    Sunset drive
    Capital Asphalt began laying asphalt on Highway 50 within the Tipton City Limits Monday evening, starting work around 6 p.m. Traffic delays through town will continue with one lane open as vehicles are flagged through the work zone. A pilot car is being used.
    Tipton Oak Manor activities
    We’ve been having some beautiful weather the first week of August. Hopefully you’ve been able to get outside and enjoy it.
    Tiptoin’ - Salty words
    In Moniteau County, second only to a good whistle pig pot roast, is cured ham. If you have had a real Missouri biscuit breakfast, you have eaten cured ham. County fair time rolls around again. Though I did not participate in the curing this year, I saw many who did. Folks from all 4-H clubs and FFAs were submitting their meat-laden shanks to the judges at the fairgrounds on Sunday. It looked like an off-color reprisal of an Old Testament Sabbath: so many sinners bringing their best example to lay on the ham alter.
    Voice from the pew
    This month I will carry forward the music connection, but this time I am going to focus on two distinct songs. The first is John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” and the second is Tom T. Hall’s “Watermelon Wine.” There are many songs where the lyrics make little difference to me, I just like the melody. There are other songs, however, where the lyrics make the song and the melody is less important. These two songs fit the latter category in my view.
    Spotted lanternfly (Photo courtesy Penn State Extension)
    Hitchhiking invasive spotted lanternfly threatens Missouri's wine industry
    Your mother probably warned you about picking up hitchhikers.
    Club notes
    Missouri SBDC to host family farm succession planning workshop Friday, Sept. 24
    The Missouri Small Business Development Center at State Fair Community College and Missouri University Extension will host a family farm succession planning workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 24, in Thompson Conference Center in Heckart Center on the Sedalia campus. Pre-register without cost by Monday, Sept. 20, and enjoy a complimentary local foods brunch by area farmers. Starting Sept. 21, registration will be $10 per person and for walk-ins.
    Cereal rye as a cover crop can reduce waterhemp
    Cereal rye as a cover crop may reduce waterhemp populations without yield loss in soybean, according to a three-year study at the University of Missouri.
    Teacher of the year
    Leslie Crider, of Tipton, received the Missouri Marketing and Cooperative Education Association New Teacher of the Year award for 2021 from MCEA awards director Shelli Ray.
    Crider recognized by MCEA as Teacher of the Year
    Leslie Crider was awarded the Missouri Marketing and Cooperative Education Association New Teacher of the Year for 2021.
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    PSC reject Ameren Missouri surge protection request
    The Missouri Public Service Commission has rejected an application filed by Union Electric Company d/b/a Ameren Missouri seeking to offer a surge protection program to its electric customers. “The program is flawed in that customers using the program would be dealing with a third-party device manufacturer that the commission does not regulate. The commission cannot protect customers against that third-party’s actions,” said the commission.
    Wolfrum gathering at Salem UCC
    The descendants of Chris and Belle Wolfrum gathered at Salem UCC near California Sunday, July 18. There were 44 present. The Lord’s Prayer was the invocation before partaking of a bountiful meal.
    Glance at the past
    Friday, August 4, 1911
    Stage floor complete
    James Weber and his concrete crew worked on the poured concrete floor of the Otterville Street Fair stage on East Grover Street last week.
    Street fair stage one step closer to completion
    OTTERVILLE- This week James Weber and his concrete crew poured the concrete for the floor of the stage for the Otterville Street Fair. All that is left is the roof and steps and then we are ready. Thanks
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Arbor Day lesson
    During their trip to Nebraska, members of Joan Nicks’ family paid a visit to the Arbor Day Farm where they each received a tree. From the left are Beth Claas, Joan Nicks, Grady Claas, Poon and Ping Thamronglait and Pan Euper.
    Spending time at the lake and watching a live show at the local musical theater
    SYRACUSE-Last week was a very difficult week with the extremely hot humid weather. After Joan and I closed up the Syracuse Gift Depot at 5 p.m. we decided to head down to the Lake of the Ozarks Saturday and Sunday which is wonderful.
    Berry donation
    Laney and manager Nick at Tractor Supply in Jefferson City hold a couple of the blueberry and raspberry bushes donated to Bunceton School for the school's Dragon Patch.
    Church holds successful dinner, auction
    BUNCETON-Zion Lutheran Church held its 36th annual dinner and silent auction Sunday, Aug. 1, at Zion Activity Center in Lone Elm. The church dinner organizers were very accommodating in that individuals could get take-out meals, eat at the center or get drive-thru meals. There was a very good turnout with everyone getting caught up on the news while enjoying great food. Funds from the dinner, silent auction and country store will be used for the restoration of the church bell tower.
    Deeds record recent 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.
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