Students in Rhonda Bookout's kindergarten class dance to "I'm a Gummy Bear" in their hats before the end of school Friday, March 23. Tipton Elementary had their monthly dress-up day with Friday being hat day, allowing students in kindergarten through sixth grade to wear their favorite hats to school all day. Dancing with their hats on are, from left; Wil Sarver, Brooklyn Loganbill, Walker Martin and Kynser Cobb.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing for Wednesday, April 18 on the location of a proposed swine farrowing farm northeast of Tipton to be known as Tipton East. The facility would be located on 25 acres in Cooper County, just off Renshaw Drive and a few yards north of the Moniteau County line.
A workshop on safety in local places of worship will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. The location of the meeting is yet to be determined with those interested asked to contact Paul Fennewald for more information.
Jared Milligan places another potato under the drill operated by Scott Clifford as ribbon fries are prepared for the deep fryer during the CYO Fish Fry held Friday, March 16. The meal was served in the St. Andrew School cafeteria with parish teens and their parents helping serve the 375 meals of fried catfish filets, cole slaw, potato salad, ribbon fries, baked beans and corn bread.
Anthony and Bertha Nolt, Versailles, are the parents of a daughter born Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the family home attended by a midwife. The infant weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, was 19 1/2 inches long and has been named Anna Beth.
The budget is finally voted out of committee and will be coming to the House floor after spring break. The final changes in committee took nearly 12 hours and I left the building at 12:40 a.m. last Wednesday. That makes for a very short night because I had to be back in a different committee at 8:30 the next morning. We had very long sessions last week because we are trying to get as much done before spring break as possible. The debates last week were on very tough issues and when everyone is tired the passion comes out even more than usual. That is why the break in the middle is a very good idea.
I am told that the odds of picking a perfect bracket in the NCAA Basketball Tournament are, at best, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 in 128 billion. As I write this on Friday, I can say with complete certainty that I will not defy these odds with my bracket. March brings about many exciting events, not the least of which is this tournament, and also marks the midway point of the legislative session.
The Tipton FFA Chapter recently competed at the Lincoln University career development events held Tuesday, March 13 at Jefferson City. The event was attended by more than 20 schools. The chapter also hosted a leadership development events competition Wednesday, March 14. Twenty-five school were represented by more than 200 students.
Piano students of Kay Simon presented a recital Sunday afternoon, March 18 at the First Christian Church of Tipton. From the left are Birkley Simon, Kaylee Kuschel, Rita Xiao, Kynies Xiao and Francisco Xiao. (Photo submitted)
Piano students showcase contest pieces
Kay Simon has given piano lessons for many years and she still is going strong, as are her students.
A California man faces various charges after law enforcement officers say he attempted to take a deputy’s handgun and choke a member of the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 force during a traffic stop Friday, March 16.
It’s wonderful to be back to work. Spending quality time with the residents is so much fun. I was out Monday through Thursday of last week with cellulitis. Can I just say, “That was no fun at all.” I can sympathize with anyone who has ever had to go through that. But I’m back as good as new and we’ve been having all kinds of fun playing Rob the Table, bingo, enjoying the wonderful church services that First Christian Church and First Assembly of God provided last Sunday, as well as St. Andrew Catholic Church blessing the resident here on Friday with Mass.
These guys had good luck fishing in Osceola on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17. From the left are Billy Sarver, Dillon Alpers, Stacy Henderson, Austin Alpers, Billy Schrader and Jamie Schrader. Brayden Doyle is not pictured. Austin and Dillon each caught two keepers. Brayden caught the most, with one keeper.
Lions hold fish fry for eye tissue bank fundraiser
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- The Bunceton Lions Club held its annual Eye Tissue Fish Fry on Sunday, March 11. There was a very good turnout and everyone ate lots of fish and chicken along with a good variety of sides and desserts. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle were also held to raise funds to be donated to eye tissue research and guide dogs.
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.
The Tipton Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 24 at the Tipton City Park. In case of inclement weather the hunt will be postponed to the following Saturday.