Tipton R-VI Food Service director Tina Barbour accepted the Bronze Award of Distinction, awarded by the USDA through the Healthier U.S. School Challenge Smarter Lunch Rooms program. This is a voluntary certification initiative recognizing those schools enrolled in Team Nutrition that have created healthier school environments through the promotion of nutrition and physical activity. The award was presented at Monday night’s school board meeting by board president Clint Miller.
School board to explore financing options
by Becky Holloway
Bids will be sought for investment management services by the Tipton R-VI School Board after it heard a presentation at its meeting Monday night, Nov. 13 from a representative of the firm that oversees the Missouri Securities Investment Program (MOSIP).
State Rep. David Wood has weighed in on reports that the five new appointees to the Missouri State Board of Education are planning to discuss the removal of Commissioner Margie Vandeven, and the replacement of Charlie Shields as the board president at a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21.
The Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Tipton Ministerial Alliance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19. The service, beginning at 5:30 p.m., will be hosted this year by the First Chrisitan Church.
The deadline to return application forms for the Tipton Ministerial Alliance Tree of Giving was Wednesday and donors may begin making selections off the tree located at Commerce Bank in Tipton next week.
Contractors working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will replace a cross pipe on Cooper County Route B between Route J and Lone Elm Road. The work will close Route B on Monday, Nov. 13 through Monday, Nov. 20.
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.
Caitlin Yager, director of German Heritage Corridor of Missouri project for Missouri Humanities Council, presented the program at the annual meeting of the Moniteau County Historical Society Monday, Nov. 13 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in California. The project is still in the planning stage, but will explore the migration and settlement patterns of Germans in Missouri. Moniteau County is one of the counties along the Missouri River that form the corridor. Leah McNay, vice president and program chair, is seen on the right.
Historical society holds 50th annual meeting
The Moniteau County Historical Society held its 50th annual meeting Monday, Nov. 13, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in California. Following a brief moment of silence to remember Dick Spieler, James Albin led the group in prayer. A meal of turkey and brisket was served.
Guy Newkirk was presented a Quilt of Valor for his service during the Vietnam War at the Veterans Day program at Latham School.
Latham School honors veterans with program, celebrates birthdays
by Jennifer Fletcher
LATHAM- Latham School celebrated the birthdays of Alex Vance, Inara Sielhorst and Logan Gunnerson last week. This week we will celebrate Laila Gilpin, teacher Rachel Swillum and Principal Jennifer Fletcher’s birthdays.
Korean War veteran Charlie Bestgen is escorted by his granddaughter, Bridget, and his great-grandson, Raymond Ogalsbee, during the Otterville School Veterans Day program held Friday, Nov. 10. Bestgen, 87, was honored as the oldest veteran in attendance.
Area veterans honored at Otterville School assembly
SYRACUSE- The trees peaked in their fall colors this past weekend and you could not have seen a more beautiful place in the entire country than central Missouri. Now they are turning brown and covering the ground. It’s time to rake leaves and compost them if you have a good place. Many people like to burn them but I prefer to compost them in flower beds or in the garden area.
by Gene Schmitz
University of Missouri Extension
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on the cost of feeding beef cows during the winter if a producer puts up their own hay. Many producers buy some or all of their hay, so how does that impact winter feed costs?
Austin Anderson watches a pumpkin fly off the catapult the Bunceton engineering class designed.
Garage sale continues another day
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- While the deer hunters were out finding their “30-point buck” Saturday, Nov. 11, the ladies of Lone Elm opened up Zion Lutheran Activity Center for a multi-family rummage sale. Booths were available to rent. They will do this again on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. until noon if you are interested in selling crafts or other items. Booth rental is $15 for a U-shaped 10-foot-by-10-foot space and one table will be provided for you to use. If you are interested, contact Robin at 660-473-3289. You can set up Friday evening or Saturday morning. Concessions of biscuits and gravy, breakfast casseroles and cinnamon rolls and pie will be available for purchase.
When we see the things that are happening throughout the world, it leads many to wonder what is going to happen next. The Bible can give us an idea because the things that are happening now were written as occurring the last days before Christ’s Second Advent into the world.
Over the last 10 days, I’ve had the pleasure of attending several events honoring veterans. Words cannot describe the privilege it is to meet these men and women, and more importantly, to hear their stories. I am always amazed and humbled by their selfless commitment to our country.
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.