The right ones
Helen Hill picks out a pair of mums at the Tipton FFA mum sale on Monday afternoon, Sept. 15. Monday was the first day of the sale which continues everyday after school until all the plants are gone.

Spread in county's Amendment 1 votes remains same
Moniteau County certified its results of a recount of votes on Amendment 1 to the Secretary of State, with no net change in the margin of votes.

Center offering influenza vaccine at four clinics
The Moniteau County Health Center has scheduled four clinics for mass administration of this year's influenza immunization to the public.

Co-Mo Connect will report on
services, plans at Chamber
Representatives of Co-Mo Connect will discuss services available locally and ongoing developments at the Thursday, Sept. 18 meeting of the Tipton Chamber of Commerce.

Board reviews scores from spring tests
by Becky Holloway
Tipton R-VI students for the most part held their own against state averages on achievement tests administered last spring. The scores were reported to the board by school principals and counselors during its meeting Monday night.

Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia

Messy game
Tipton High School DECA met at the city park Aug. 1 for an introductory meeting and a game with Dylan Cooper, center, as the champion.

DECA opens year with fun events
Tipton DECA is off to a busy start with recruitment activities, the first meeting, and the first fundraiser underway. The recruitment got a jump start with an Aug. 1 outing at the city park to introduce DECA to all students enrolled in the marketing and personal finance classes.

Union Pacific urges photographers to stay away from train tracks
As fall weather arrives, Union Pacific Railroad is urging professional photographers to refrain from taking photographs of sports teams, high school seniors, wedding parties and other subjects on or near train tracks or trestles.

PTO safety
During the Missouri State Fair, MU Extension safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch tells a young woman that she should pull her long hair up and under a hat when working around farm equipment, especially power take-off devices that can grab hair and clothing quickly. (Linda Geist photo)

Power take-off devices can rip safety out of a farm
Donnie Summers, of Lathrop, distinctly remembers the day his father's overalls got caught in a power take-off of a silage cutter. The revolving device ripped his father's coveralls off and even pulled one sock out of his work boots.

APAC awarded Cooper County highway project
APAC Missouri Inc., of Columbia, has been awarded a contract to overlay over 15.5 miles of eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 in Cooper County, between Route 87 and the Missouri River bridge at Rocheport. The contractor submitted the lowest bid of $1.9 million.

Hartzler listening post at California
Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler will send a staff member to Moniteau County for a 4th Congressional District Listening Post in California.

School matters
Counselors' Corner
by Karla Wood, k-6 counselor

Old paint
Joey Houston, left, was one of a couple customers of the City of Tipton Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site at the maintenance yard Saturday morning, leaving old cans of latex paint and other products that can't be landfilled with Jeff Koechner. The site is open the second Saturday of each month from May through October. Deposits are accepted by appointment only between 9 and 11 a.m. To make an appointment call City Hall at 660-433-2323. The site is open to all residents of Moniteau County.

VFW to host VSO during festival
A Veterans' Service Officer (VSO) will be available at the Ham and Turkey Festival in California on Sept. 20 to assist any veteran with an application for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. There is no charge for this service.

Police answer calls for help
The Tipton Police Department responded to several reports over the weekend, including one that began on the highway and moved to the Tipton fairgrounds.

Jana Harrison

Harrison takes third at Laurie
Jana Harrison, a seventh grader at Tipton Junior High, took third place in the 13 to 18-year-old age group karaoke contest at the Hillbilly Fair in Laurie last weekend.

Republican Club to meet in Tipton
The Moniteau County Republican Club will meet at Bobbio's in Tipton on Thursday, Sept. 18 with dinner at 6:30 p.m. for those who wish and the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

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

Special projects in
Mid-Mo's 2014-15 budget
by Becky Holloway
Facing the last of five payments of sales tax money by Morgan County next year, the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board adopted a budget last Wednesday that includes several special projects to be completed in the coming year.

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