Keeping the beat
Members of the Tipton Cardinal Pride marching band drum corp keep in step during band camp at the practice field at Tipton R-VI on Thursday morning, July 31. The high school whole band and the flag corp have been in camp all this week working on songs and marching formations.

Voters will decide clerk's race Tuesday
While absentee balloting was slow to get started, County Clerk Anita Groepper said that voting by those who will not be able to vote Tuesday has picked up and now appears to be running about average for a primary election in Moniteau County. And on that she is predicting about a 30 to 35 percent turnout of active voters for the primary election.

Parade, steak night kick
off county fair Saturday
Thanks to the sponsorship of area merchants a complete schedule to the Moniteau County Fair appears in this issue of The Tipton Times. The schedule can be found on pages 2 and 3 in the B section.

Tax rate hearing precedes
council's Monday meeting
The public will have the opportunity to comment on the setting of the 2014 tax levy during a hearing prior to Monday night's meeting of the Tipton City Council. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. immediately followed by the regular August meeting.

Click here for the Sample Ballot
for the Aug. 5 Primary Election

On the scene
The local fire department and police assess the scene where a utility company working for Co-Mo Electric accidently hit an unmarked gas line on Gregory Boulevard near Highway 5 just before noon on Tuesday, July 29. Though the smell of gas filled the air, the corner of Gregory was closed while the highway and area surrounding businesses remained open.

School board to discuss facility improvements
The Tipton R-VI School Board will hold a special meeting at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 in the board room.

Strengthen the pride
Donal Knipp, immediate past International Director from Missouri, delivers a certificate of appreciation from Lions Club International President Jo Preston to the Tipton Lions Club, accepted by club President Jan Wassman during the group's meeting Monday night. Preston, the new International President, challenges clubs to help "Strengthen the Pride" through service, strengthening individual clubs and through creative communication and connection in their communities. Knipp, of Auxvasse, installed the club's new officers including Wassman who continues in the role of president.

Mid-year visit
Ellie Bestgen took advantage of a mid-year visit with Santa to tell him how good she's been so far this year during the Moniteau County Back to School Fair Saturday at California High School. More than 400 children from across the county received free medical screenings and school supplies.

Back to School Fair draws hundreds
for supplies, health checks
More than 400 kids ??” and one special guest from the North Pole ??” attended the fifth annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair on Saturday at California High School.

Tipton police make arrests
The Tipton Police Department reported making two arrests last week.

Health Center board of trustees meets
The Moniteau County Health Center Board of Trustees met on Monday, July 21 in the health center meeting room in California.

Tipton Municipal Court report
Monday, July 28

Tipton Oak Manor happenings
by Brenda Matchett
Activities director
We're loving these cooler temperatures. It's great outdoor visiting weather. If you drive by and see us sitting on the front porch, give us a honk and a wave. We'd even love it if you had time to stop in and join us.

Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia

Erin Spencer

Spencer receives doctoral coat
Erin Marie Spencer, daughter of David and Kim Spencer, Marion, Ark., and granddaughter of Virgil and Mary Jane Koechner, Tipton, recently received her doctoral coat in dental school.

Food safety tips for shoppers at farmers markets
Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety when buying and using foods from farmers markets, says a University of Missouri Extension food safety specialist.

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