Students in JoAnn Huhmann's first grade class at Tipton Elementary quietly read their books while waiting for their classmates to receive their flu shot on Friday, Oct. 20. The Moniteau County Health Center was a the school to provide flu shots for students that had prior approval from their parents.
Stephanie Lutz Barker was among those getting immunized against this year's strain of flu viruses at the Tipton Nutrition Center Thursday. The Moniteau County Health Center held its last scheduled public clinic at the center, with shots given by administrator Andrea Kincaid, R.N., right. Influenza vaccine is also offered at the Moniteau County Health Center, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is located at 401 S. Francis in California. The health center requests a $20 donation to cover the cost of the vaccine, and accepts private health insurance, Medicare Part B and MO Health Net.
A two-car motor vehicle accident occurred around 7:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the intersection of Cooper Street and Moreau Ave. Officers check over damage while waiting for the vehicles to be moved. The Tipton Times will update with a police report when it is available.
“The recent drug arrests made in the county have put a substantial dent in the illegal drugs coming in,” Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley said Wednesday, a day after three arrests were made at Tipton.
Those who have not delivered their donations to Harvey’s Helpers Hurricane Relief have until Sunday, Oct. 22, and the suggestion has been made for more gift cards for rebuilding and making repairs to properties damaged in the early September hurricane that hit east Texas.
Tipton R-VI Board President Clint Miller presented a fall arrangement to board secretary Lori Combs who served her last school board meeting Monday night. Combs is leaving the district in retirement.
R-VI votes to refinance bonds for savings
Talks begin on long range plans for next bond proposal
The Tipton R-VI School Board voted Monday night to refinance the district’s 2014 and 2015 bonds of $4.575 million to save at least a quarter of a million dollars, depending on the interest rate at the time of closure.
Tipton Community Baptist Church will host a performance by Hearts of Faith, two sisters who sing country gospel music. The duo will perform at the church located on Gregory Boulevard at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22.
Burger’s employees stand with pallets of smoked meats destined for the Houston Food Bank for distribution to victims of Hurricane Harvey that devasted east Texas in September. Clockwise from the left, Gordon “Shorty” Carpenter, Denise Roush, Josh Henry, Jason Jordan, Davey McKay, Eddie Furlong, Laura Latham and Dianna Augero.
Burger’s makes $50,000 donation
Employee led initiative
aids Hurricane Harvey
Burgers’ Smokehouse early this week announced the company will be making a donation valued at $50,000 to aid in the relief of Hurricane Harvey victims.
Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Matthew (“Matt”) P. Hamner, of Osage Beach, as Circuit Judge for the 26th Judicial Circuit, which covers Camden, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau, and Morgan Counties. Hamner succeeds the Honorable Stanley Moore, who retired last month.
Citizens (read taxpayers/voters) should be paying better attention to what their local boards and elected officials are doing and how their tax dollars are being spent. Are those who represent them in decision making doing so with frugality, or are they being frivolous in their decision making?
Two Eldon residents were arrested near Enon in the south part of the county Wednesday, Oct. 11 by the Moniteau Couinty Sheriff’s Department and one of them is being charged with possession of a controlled substance.
by Gene Schmitz
University of Missouri Extension
Depending on where you are in Missouri, you may have plenty of available pasture right now, or you might be feeding hay. Such is the plight of the Missouri cattle producer. At any rate, hay quality and winter feed costs are certainly topics that are, or soon will be, on the mind of beef cattle producers.
Thirty Tipton FCCLA members attended the Region 13 leadership conference in Boonville Wednesday, Oct. 11. Halle Claas, a member of the Tipton chapter, is president of Region 13.
Tipton FCCLA attends regional meeting
Region 13 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America hosted its annual leadership meeting Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Open Bible Praise Center in Boonville. More than 200 members, advisers and guests attended from 11 different chapters across the central Missouri area. Tipton High School took 30 members.
On Thursday, Oct.12 the Lamine River Hunt Club hosted a “Paint The Town” event. This is an event where people get together and paint for fun. There were 38 there and everyone had such a good time they want another session. Shown with their finished paintings are Angel Eckerle and Peggy Schoen.
Luke Fournier: A story that needed telling
by Wilma Watring
OTTERVILLE- Every president of the United States, regardless of politics, has said at some time or another, “When we send our soldiers to war, we will take care of them when they come home.”
While autumn brings the promise of cooler days and longer nights, the American Red Cross reminds area residents that regardless of the season, blood is always needed. Locally, donations can be made at the Tipton drive from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
A shot from above overlooking the crowd at the 47th annual Zion Lutheran School PTL Turkey Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 15. The dinner was held for the second year in the new multipurpose building next to the school.
Zion Lutheran PTL serves large crowd at 47th dinner
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- Zion Lutheran School Parent Teachers League served its 47th annual turkey dinner with all the fixings on Sunday, Oct. 15. There was a silent auction and a country store with homegrown vegetables and homemade treats. There was another great turnout with excellent food enjoyed by everyone.
SYRACUSE- The news this past week is not about anything we can see, but about feelings. Some days I felt a cold rainy dismal wintery feeling which we will experience in the next few monthst, and some days I returned to that hot muggy summer feeling from the past few month. This is Missouri’s weather this time of year, which some like while others dislike. I for one like the seasons ? fall, winter, spring and summer. Hopefully in the next two weeks the leaves on the trees will turn into their beautiful fall colors.
The Tipton Times’ staff will soon begin work on the 2018 Tipton Community Calendar and is issuing a reminder that it’s not too early to submit dates for activities your club, organization or church has planned for next year.