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    Prime viewing
    Skies are for the most part clear overhead as Bill White of Sunrise Beach tests his homemade eclipse viewer at the Tipton City Park around 11:15 a.m. Monday. White was among a small group that travelled to Tipton to join others at the park for viewing the eclipse, coming from areas that are not in the 70-mile wide path of totality that stretches across the country from Oregon to South Carolina.
    City to take public comments
    on nuisance ordinance
    Anyone who would like their opinion heard on the city’s nuisance ordinance and its enforcement is encouraged to attend a special meeting of the council on Thursday, Aug. 24. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
    Chamber begins plans for Taste event
    by Becky Holloway
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Judge Barnes hears law day in Moniteau County
    The following cases were brought before Judge Donald L. Barnes on law day, Aug. 14, in Moniteau County.
    Road work continues in area
    The Missouri Department of Transportation maintenance crews continue working on roads in the area, in some cases necessitating flaggers and a possible delay in commuting.
    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.
    Cut to the Chase
    Food documentary
    Appear in Tipton Municipal Court
    Monday, Aug. 21
    Drive sober or get pulled over
    Choosing to drive impaired, or ride with someone who is, is not worth the risk ? this is real life, and once something goes wrong, it can’t be taken back.
    Managed grazing workshops scheduled, one in California
    Many livestock producers have developed managed grazing systems over the years, but interest in this forage management strategy continues. There are many advantages to managed grazing, and there is sound science behind why these strategies are effective. Additionally, new fencing and watering systems have been developed which ease the burden of moving livestock from place to place.
    Tipton FFA members helping the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association at the Beef House on the Missouri State Fair grounds Sunday, Aug. 13 were, in alphabetical order, Abby Backes, Kiley Bailey, Maddi Carpenter, Ella Claas, Halle Claas, Gage Claas, Kylee Gengler, Emma Gerling, Maggie Hentges, Sam Huddleston, Kaysie Lavery, Trevor Martin, Garred Oldham, Alyssa Petree, Braden Petree, Cade Petree, Jackson Schmidt, Owen Schmidt, Wyatt Siegel and Amanda Stover. (Photo submitted)
    Local FFA members assist at county and state fairs
    Tipton FFA members volunteered at the county fair and the state fair during August.
    The MRED corner
    It’s encouraging to see the excitement growing over the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council’s Startup Moniteau program which is set to launch Thursday, Sept. 14. Entrepreneurship is more than starting your own business. The entrepreneur develops a business model, acquires the human and other required resources, and is fully responsible for its success or failure. A good entrepreneurship ecosystem helps these startup businesses grow and thrive.
    Times' mailbag
    Dear editor and Times readers,
    Guest editorial
    Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect?
    Making treats
    Students at Bunceton make mini ovens from potato chip cans to bake s’mores during the eclipse Monday, Aug. 21.
    Bunceton School monitors eclipse
    BUNCETON- Several guest speakers were invited to help educate the students of Bunceton Elementary, Middle School and High School Monday, Aug. 21 before the eclipse occurred.
    Pictured are the classmates of the Otterville class of 1972 at their Saturday, Aug. 19 reunion at the Otterville Community Building. They are, from the left: Front, Pam Cave Jaco, Cathy Phillips MacFebris, Virginia Oswald Stuedle, Pam Cramer Combs, Judy Homan Holem, Mary Farris Smith, Dorothy Arvin Holt; and back, Laverne Schoen, Bill Deuschle, Randy Marcum, Bob Paul, Herbie Argenbright and Greg Nosovitch. Not pictured are Kenny and Dana Fowler.
    Otterville class of 1972 holds reunion
    OTTERVILLE- On Saturday, Aug. 19, the Otterville class of 1972 held its class reunion at the Otterville Community Building. Approximately 13 to 14 classmates were there with spouses and friends. Class sponsors were Evelyn Porter and Dwayne Wineburg. Former coach Lowell Eaton also attended. Roger Stuedle fried the fish and a carry-in dinner was served. Old pictures were viewed and a lot of visiting and catching up after 45 years was enjoyed.
    State Fair showing
    Twila Garber is shown with her award winning “Easter” design presented at the Missouri State Fair Federation Day Senior Garden Club Flower Show on Wednesday, Aug. 16. She is a member of the Grow and Glow Garden Club.
    Grow and Glow Garden Club competes
    at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia
    The Missouri State Fair Federation Day Senior Garden Club Flower Show FGCM was Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the fair’s floriculture building. The Grow and Glow Garden Club earned numerous awards and received the “We Did It” award for accumulating the most points from all floricultural sections.
    Thousands descend on area for special day
    SYRACUSE- I have always wanted to know what it was like to have a birthday on a holiday or special day. Aug. 21 has never really had a special significance until this year when much of central Missouri experienced a total eclipse of the sun. This spectacular event made even the world news with thousands of people flooding into the eclipse area.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    I’m still so excited from seeing the eclipse earlier in the week that I can hardly contain it. God truly is wonderful! The way he orchestrated Earth and the sun and the moon and planets and made everything just right. We can see his handiwork in just about anything and everything if we’ll just open up our hearts to see.
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Nutrition Center holding raffle for fundraiser
    A list of donations from $50 gift cards and cash to an oil change and free alignment are being given away in a raffle to benefit the Tipton Nutrition Center.
    School menus
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
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