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    Junior pizza maker
    Brooklynn Loganbill makes her own personal pizza at Bobbio's Eatery on Wednesday, April 26. The students at Bright Horizon's Preschool took a field trip to the restaurant to create and eat their own pizza.
    Baseball cancelled due to rain
    The baseball game against Jamestown on Saturday, April 29, has been cancelled due to wet field conditions and more rain on the way.
    Junior high choir
    The Tipton junior high choir performed three songs for the audience during the Junior High and High School Spring Concert on Thursday, April 27. The video is of the choir singing the National Athem to start off.
    Junior High Band
    Members of the Tipton junior high band performed, Coldwater Creek and African Spirit Dance during the Spring Concert on Thursday, April 27.
    Tipton man arrested in search
    The Tipton Police Department, assisted by the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department, conducted a search at a residence in Tipton that resulted in the arrest of the resident.
    Singing solo
    Tipton Elementary held their annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 25, in the high school gymnasium. Grades 1-3, pop choir and the fifth grade and sixth grade bands performed for the audience. The pop choir, pictured above, sang their last song, Fight Song, without the conductor, to show their talents in timing and volume. Click on the video below to hear the fifth grade snare drum feature, choreographed by the trio.
    Snare Drum Feature
    Fifth graders Dayton Doyle, left, Tyler Baer and Charlie Miller, perform their snare drum feature at the elementary spring concert on Tuesday, April 25.
    Title I hosts community reading night at Tipton Elementary
    Tipton Elementary invites all parents of the school to attend the Title 1 Community Reading Night on Tuesday, May 2, from 6-8 p.m.
    Prom candidates
    The 2016-17 prom candidates are, from left: Front row, Queen Candiadtes, Taylor Allee, McKenna Knipp, Trudy Capps and Reese Wood; back row, King Candidates, Dustin Rains, Dylan Becker, Tate Combs and Bobby Gutierrez. Prom will be held at the elementay school Saturday, April 29.
    Prom is ‘Born to be Wild’
    It’s that time of year again. Prom is here and ready to start. This year’s theme, “Born to be Wild,” is sure to make things exciting.
    School menus
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
    MSHP gives results of DWI checkpoint
    The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F has released the results of a DWI sobriety checkpoint conducted in Moniteau County on April 14.
    Chamber continues support of Olive
    Ashurst Day, discusses parade date
    Olive Ashurst Day at Price James Memorial Library will continue to have the support of the Tipton Chamber of Commerce as the body voted at its meeting last week to defray costs of the barbecue lunch.
    Cattle market
    Central Missouri
    MDC asks public not to plant invasive Bradford pear trees
    The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages homeowners and landscapers to avoid planting Callery pear trees this spring.
    Tipton residents asked to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’
    Area residents will be asked to leave bags or boxes of non-perishable food outside of their homes on Saturday, May 13, as part of the nation’s largest single-day food drive.
    Coming home
    The Heck Saddlery horse is shown on a Burgers’ meat truck on his way to Chase Studio in Cedar Creek, Mo., for reconstructive surgery after being rescued at an auction in O’Fallon. The horse will be unveiled during a homecoming May 6 at the Moniteau County Historical Society’s Cultural Heritage Center in California.
    Historical Society to host
    homecoming for Heck horse
    Saturday, May 6 will be a memorable day for the Moniteau County Historical Society.
    Sketch Day artists
    St. Andrew’s seventh and eighth graders hold their artworks bearing ribbons earned at the Diocesan Sketch Day at Arrow Rock on Tuesday, April 25. From the left they are: Front, Kiley Bailey, Colby Arnold, Braden Petree, Tucker Oldham; back, art teacher Lexie Sheets, Connor Wolf, Sam Bishop, Kylee Gengler and Christopher Noland.
    St. Andrew’s students receive
    Arrow Rock Sketch Day ribbons
    St. Andrew School seventh and eighth grade students selected to participate in the Arrow Rock Diocesan Sketch Day Tuesday, April 25 brought home ribbons for their efforts.
    Visiting greenhouses
    Members of the Grow and Glow Garden Club visited several area greenhouses for their April meeting. They lunched and conducted a meeting at Shady Gables Tea House in Versallies.
    Grow and Glow members tour greenhouses
    The Grow and Glow Garden Club FGCM’s Tuesday, April 18 meeting covered several miles of beautiful countryside as members carpooled to area greenhouses in Morgan and Moniteau counties to view the colorful array of plants, trees and shrubs for sale.
    Announcing a new arrival
    Elvin and Anna Mary Stauffer, Barnett, are the parents of a son born Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at Community Wellness Clinic. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. He has been named Delmer Stauffer.
    Report from the State House
    One of the first things you learn about being in the state Legislature is that no two sessions are the same. When the statewide offices and the Legislature have new leadership and committee chairs, it has a big effect on how bills will move through the process. Currently there are very few Senate bills in the House of Representatives for us to consider and amend. The Senate doesn’t seem to be taking up very many House bills either, so if this trend continues then the number of bills making it to the governor by May 12 will be very small. That is not always a bad thing to happen.
    Times' mailbag
    Dear residents of Tipton,
    Real life can be funny
    Sock it to me time
    Top award
    Megan Higgins accepted a Top Chapter Award for the Tipton FFA during the Missouri FFA convention held last week in Columbia.
    Tipton FFA receives Top Chapter Award
    Tipton FFA placed 16th out of 342 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention April 20-21 at Columbia. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.
    Club notes
    Friday Bridge
    In the shadow
    This map courtesy of Xavier Jubier and shows Tipton to be in the path of the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun. Those along the blue centerline will have the greatest period of darkness during the event, while those between the red lines will also experience the blackout to a varying extent.
    Tipton in path of Aug. 21 total eclipse
    While no plans for a special community viewing of this summer’s Great American Eclipse have been reported, we have heard of vacation plans being made based on the path of darkness brought with the solar blackout that will include Tipton.
    Co-Mo Electric preps for 78th annual meeting
    There’s nothing quite as unique as an electric cooperative’s annual meeting of members. It’s all a part of the cooperative difference.
    Elizabeth Knipp
    Knipp named State FFA Vice President
    Elizabeth Knipp was named a 2017-18 State FFA Vice President during the 89th Missouri FFA Convention. The annual meeting was held April 20-21 at Columbia. She is a senior at Tipton High school and the daughter of Dale and Carla Knipp, Tipton.
    Local players take share
    of Lottery prizes
    Two California residents won a portion of the $10.3 million in prizes of $1,000 or more paid out by the Missouri Lottery last month. A total of $76.5 million was awarded in all games.
    Meador to coordinate R-VI
    activities next school year
    Tipton High School English teacher Leeanna Meador will take on the extra duty of activities director for the R-VI School District beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Judge Moore holds law day in Moniteau County
    Judge Stan Moore presided over law day in Moniteau County Circuit Court on Friday, April 14, with the following cases on his docket.
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Cargill Cares sets distribution dates for May
    Cargill Cares Food Pantry has set distribution dates for May as follows: From 3-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19; and from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 20.
    Ag sales team places fourth at state
    The Tipton FFA Chapter placed fourth in the agricultural sales career development event at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention April 20-21 at Columbia. There were 24 teams in the competition.
    Blood drive deemed a success
    The American Red Cross blood drive held Thursday, April 20 was a success with 37 units collected. The drive was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
    Happy birthday
    Cheryl Page, right, is serenaded by “Elvis” during her 70th birthday party Saturday, April 22 at the Otterville community building.
    Holly Bailey receives nursing scholarship
    OTTERVILLE- At the monthly meeting of Voiture 333 of the 40&8 veterans organization Thursday morning, Chef de Gare Don Barbour presented Holly Bailey, of
    Air Force musicians
    Students at Latham School were treated to music by the Air Force woodwin quintet stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., on Monday, April 24. The group performed several selections, including two pieces from “Star Wars” and one from “Fantasia.”
    Air Force quintet gives concert at Latham
    LATHAM- Monday morning, Latham School was treated to the musical sounds of the United States Air Force woodwind quintet stationed at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The five piece group included a flute, oboe, French horn, bassoon and clarinet. The quintet performed many arrangements that were thrilling enough to keep everyone’s attention. The two pieces from “Star Wars” and the one from “Fantasia” were definitely hits among the student body. The band members introduced themselves and each gave some background about their respective instrument. Before closing out with their final number, questions were taken from the audience. This was a very special treat for Latham School, arranged by music teacher Gerald Echelmeyer.
    Doughnuts for Mom
    Bunceton celebrated “Donuts For Our Delightful Moms” Friday, April 21 and served 30 mom and grandmothers. Pictured are Shawn Zimmerman with daughter Riley. Also pictured are Brenda Arnold and daughter Riley, Zeke Lions and Emma Knipp.
    Bunceton Dragons baseball adds another win
    BUNCETON- This week’s news is courtesy of the Bunceton High School journalism class under the instruction of Jerry Pirtle.
    New officials
    Mignon Dureka, Syracuse city clerk, administers the oath of office to newly elected officials, Lauren Hibdon, alderman and mayor pro tem, Lori Wineland, city collector, and Kyle Moberly, alderman. Sworn into office as mayor was Duane Doyle, not pictured.
    Step up to serve Syracuse
    SYRACUSE- The city of Syracuse is fortunate enough to have enough people who want to serve the people and make the town as good as it can be. Hopefully the people who live in the city will take pride in their property and support our elected leaders. I attended the meeting on Wednesday, April 19 at City Hall and was very impressed with our City Council.
    Alvin Price, left, and Tony Dick enjoy hugs and lots of grins from Little Cardinals Learning Center children during their recent visit to Tipton Oak Manor.
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