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    Helping hands
    Kindergartners helped pack a few of the Helping Hands caring kits donated by students at Tipton Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The packs were collected as part of the Harvey Helpers relief drive coordinated by Anna Diggs and Sherry Tuttle. The community-wide drive is for Hurricane Harvey victims in Refugio County, Texas. Students helping are, from left, Gracie Birdwell, Kinley Swearingen, Kale Gaskell and Brooklynn Loganbill.
    Deadline for Harvey relief is Oct. 22
    Harvey’s Helpers has set a date of Oct. 22 as the deadline for making donations to the local relief effort for the small communities in Refugio County, Texas.
    Council adopts library ordinance
    The Tipton City Council in a special meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 19 made the formation of a municipal library district in the city official and will not turn its focus on appointment of the first municipal library board.
    THS STUCO holding BBQ
    The Tipton High School Student Council will hold a tailgate barbecue before the home football game Friday, Sept. 22.
    Tickets for Chamber’s Taste on sale now
    Tickets for the Tuesday, Sept. 26 A Taste of Tipton are now available at The Tipton Latham Bank and Commerce Bank at $10 each.
    Tentative settlement reached in
    2015 county library lawsuit
    A tentative settlement has been reached in the two-year-old lawsuit brought by the City of Tipton and three taxpayers against the Moniteau County Library District and board.
    Fall projects underway by MoDOT crews
    Road projects that may delay motorists commuting throughout the area are underway in Moniteau, Morgan and Cooper counties.
    Food and fellowship
    A good crowd attended the fundraising chicken dinner at the Tipton Nutrition Center Sunday, Sept. 17. Many not enjoyed the dinner featured oven-fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw and homemade desserts, but also lingered over their plates to visit with fellow diners.
    Cookies with cheer
    The Lady Cardinal cheerleaders were at Dave's Country Market on Thursday evening, Sept. 14 to interact with local children with fun activities and snacks. Amanda Stover painted Corbin Doyle's face to look like Spiderman, while his sister, Oliviah, waits her turn in line. Other activities included, tumbling and cookie decorating. The cheer coach, Genee Fischer, helped a couple of the cheerleaders bag groceries.
    Editor’s notes
    Fall is here, football fever has struck and festivals are being held in communities across the state. This is hands down my favorite time of year.
    Tipton Municipal Court report
    Monday, Sept. 18
    Discover nature with MDC through fall color
    As the heat of summer fades to the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges and purples. The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages people to discover nature through fall color adventures.
    MDC offers chainsaw safety training for woodland owners in mid-Missouri
    The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer Chainsaw Safety Training for Woodland Owners Sept. 29 and 30 in California. Registration is required by Friday, Sept. 22.
    Cattle Market
    Central Missouri
    Syracuse City Council addresses issues
    SYRACUSE- The Syracuse City Council held its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13. Mayor Duane Doyle called the meting to order with council members Danny Schoen, Julie Rowles and Kyle Mowery present.
    Moniteau County Court proceedings
    Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed
    Changes in property ownership
    recorded in recent filings
    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.
    New crimefighter
    K-9 Apollo has been tagged as the newest work dog to join the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department. The dog will undergo traiing with handler Lt. Kevin Morse with plans for the pair to begin taking assignments in December. A barbecue Saturday, Sept. 23 will help secure the remainder of funds needed to purchase the dog and for additional training.
    Fundraiser for new crimefighting K-9
    A fundraiser to help meet purchase and meet expenses of training a new K-9 for the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 in California. The barbecue will be held at Clenin Farm Supply on Buchanan Street.
    Sheriff’s department arrests
    three, drug charges sought
    While conducting investigations into suspicious activity, the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department made three arrests Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 12 and 13.
    Washers in the park
    The shade was definitely welcomed as Bunceton residents played washer boards in a tournament sponsored by the Bunceton City Park Board on a hot Saturday, Sept. 16 at Castlewood Park.
    Park board holds Bunceton tourney
    BUNCETON- Bunceton’s Castlewood Park saw some action on Saturday, Sept. 16 when the Bunceton Park Board sponsored a washer board tournament, a spaghetti dinner, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Funds earned throughout the day will be used on the park for renovations and the recent destruction of the brick fireplace in the shelter house. Winners of the washer board tournament were Charlie Lowery and Jim Stockwell.
    Club notes
    Progressive Bridge Club
    New books at Price James Memorial Library
    The following books are now available at Price James Memorial Library.
    Cut to the chase
    Putting farm safety
    A laugh or two
    Minnie Pearl, center, played by Charlotte Morrison, tries to educate Jeff Wilfong in a scene from the Otterville Street Fair’s “Hee Haw” Saturday, Sept. 16. The cast involved about 30 community members including, from the left: Front, Lain Bower, Tammy Schoen, Shad Shirky, Morrison and Wilfong, Jimmy Wilfong, Spencer Turner; and back, Andy Morrison and Larry Cooper.
    Otterville holds weekend filled with fun
    OTTERVILLE- The 2017 Otterville Street Fair was a roaring success. Thanks to the very hard work and many, many hours people put into the fair, it was highly rated. The highlight of the evening was the “Hee Haw” skit. There were approximately 30 cast members who put on an outstanding performance. As you could tell from the laughter of the overflow crowd on Main Street, they loved it. It takes lots of people to put this fair on and they did it; however, there needs to be ten thousand kudos to Beverly Simmons for the thought, preparation and literally tons of time she put forth for this fun time for us all.
    Suspicious vehicle reports
    net four weekend arrests
    Two Versailles people arrested as a result of county deputies responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle are alleged to have been in possession of methamphetamine on Saturday, Sept. 16.
    Tickets for A Taste of Tipton on sale now
    Tickets for the Tuesday, Sept. 26 A Taste of Tipton are now available at The Tipton Latham Bank and Commerce Bank at $10 each.
    Police report week’s activities
    City Marshal Edward Wiecken reported the following entries made on the police docket for the week of Sept. 11-17.
    Sheriff’s department seizes
    first heroin in county in years
    The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department confiscated a cache of drugs that included heroin and made its first arrest in years for possession of that particular drug.
    Lutz is new prosecutor
    Mary Kay Lutz will step in as the city’s new prosecuting attorney effective Oct. 1.
    Tipton Oak Manor happenings
    On the 22nd of this month we will officially be in fall, one of the most beautiful times of the year here in Missouri. The trees have already started turning and I’m so excited for our trips down memory lane we’ll be taking with the folks who live here.
    Serving the church
    Mass servers Seth Bax, left, and Tucker Oldham help Deacon Bob Reinkemeyer prepare the altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist during an outdoor Mass at St. Andrew Church Saturday evening. The Mass was part of the Pray, Eat, Glow event that also included a potluck dinner and fun run/walk sponsored by the St. Andrew School teachers. (Photo submitted)
    Flipping pancakes
    Bob Rowles, left, and George Eisenbath manage pancake flipping operations for the Tipton Lions Club pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday morning under the Lions' shelterhouse at the Tipton City Park. Other Lions filled other roles, from greeting the public to filling their plates and beverage cups.
    School menus
    CLARKSBURG C-II
    Tipton Nutrition Center menu, activities
    421 Independence Avenue
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