Santa Claus is in town
Santa Claus is in Tipton today with Tipton Times ad sales rep and sports reporter Curtis Simmons. The two are taking pictures at area businesses on Friday, Nov. 21 for a Santa Shops Tipton promotion. If you see them on the streets, stop and say "hello."

Putting up snowflakes
City of Tipton employees and work release inmates from the Tipton Correctional Center began to don poles in Tipton with lighted snowflakes and banners that say "Seasons Greetings" on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Chamber meets Thursday
While Christmas is still in the planning stages the Tipton Chamber of Commerce will turn its attention to the first of the year following reports from the various holiday committees when it meets Thursday.

Early deadline for next
week's Tipton Times
With the office of The Tipton Times closed the Friday after Thanksgiving and a shortened work week, an early deadline will be necessary for the Nov. 27 issue of the newspaper.

TMA Community Thanksgiving
Service is Nov. 23
The Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Tipton Ministerial Alliance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23. The service, beginning at 6 p.m., will be hosted this year by St. Andrew Catholic Church.

Local corn crop averages
match statewide totals
The local elevator says the corn harvest here is true to averages reported around the state, far exceeding national averages.

Appear in Tipton city court
The following persons appeared in Tipton Municipal Court before Judge Peggy Richardson on Monday, Nov. 17. Jeffrey Green is the city's prosecuting attorney.

Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia

4-H Council recognizes members
The Moniteau County 4-H Council held its annual recognition and awards banquet Sunday, Oct. 12 at the United Church of Christ in California. Members, volunteers, club leaders and supporters of county 4-H activities gathered to share good food and to recognize club activities, success of 4-H student projects and volunteers who assist throughout the year.

St. Andrew's to hold 75th festival
St. Andrew Catholic Church parishioners will host their 75th annual Thanksgiving feast on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27.

Geiser is Relay team recruiter
Angel Geiser is the new team recruit leader for Moniteau County Relay For Life.

Farm bill sign-up takes hard decisions
by Duane Dailey
University of Missouri Extension
“Crop farmers have hard decisions to make under the 2014 farm bill,” Scott Brown told 140 growers at Macon, Nov. 11.

No UMC veterans' breakfast Nov. 29
Due to the extended Thanksgiving holiday the Tipton United Methodist Church will not hold its Fifth Sunday Veterans' Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 29.

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.

Moniteau County Court proceedings
Infractions, Misdemeanor, Criminal Felony and Civil Cases Disposed

THS speakers earn medals in contest
On Saturday, Nov. 1 the Tipton speech team traveled to Knob Noster High School to compete. Six team members performed. Reese Wood earned a first place medal in Storytelling and Jordan Zurmiller also medaled in Storytelling, earning a third place medal.

Baker to speak at Republican meeting
The Moniteau County Republican Club will meet at 6:30 Thursday, Nov. 20 at Nic-Nac Cafe, California. Supper will be available at 5:30 p.m.

Date set for 2015 Moniteau County Back to School Fair
The sixth annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair will be Saturday, Aug. 1 - and someone's going to get wet.

Volunteer with spirit
Irma Plaster shows the Spirit of the Manitou Award she was presented during the annual Moniteau County Historical Society meeting and dinner. She has served many years as chairman of the hostess committee.

Historical society awards Manitou
Irma Plaster was awarded the Spirit of the Manitou for faithful and dedicated service to the Moniteau County Historical Society at the society's annual dinner meeting Monday, Nov. 10 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at California.

MCMC hosts steak dinner fundraiser
The Moniteau Christian Ministries Center Inc. hosted its third annual steak dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 with 180 donors enjoying steaks prepared by the Cattlemen's Association and a salad table catered by Bobbio's Eatery.

Tipton Oak Manor happenings
by Brenda Matchett
Activities director
Good job to the football Mizzou Tigers and the Kansas City Chiefs on their wins over the weekend!

New books at the library
The following books are now available at Price James Library, 104 E. Morgan, Tipton, 660-433-5622.

Children's photos, letters
to Santa to be published
The Tipton Times will publish children's photos and letters to Santa in the newspaper's special Christmas season edition on Dec. 25.

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