Flipping chicken
Mark Koechner flips chicken on the grill at the Tipton Knights of Columbus Hall in preparation for the Kinght's annual tailgate barbecue later on Friday, Aug. 29. The Knights prepared 150 pounds of chicken and pork steaks for the meal.

Digging machine
Leland Potter plays with one of the digging toys in the sand box at the Tipton City Park Friday morning, Aug. 29. He was joined at the park by Sesley Potter, Raylin Potter, Quinten Baumgardner and Ashlynn McCoy, not pictured. The sunny day was perfect for play as Tipton R-VI is out of session all day and St. Andrew's dismisses at 12:30 p.m.

A sweet ride
David Reed takes pictures of his Junior Ford Mustang at the Tipton City Park on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 28. Reed had seen an ad in a magazine for the car as a child and 52 years later finally had one of his own that he has rebuilt and made a couple custom modifications.

Back again
Jeff Koechner operates the backhoe, uncovering a leak in the water main serving residents along Saline Street just north of the fairgrounds Thursday afternoon. This was the second time in 48 hours they were at the site, repairing a leak in the old line which is slated for replacement as a result of the Department of Natural Resources recent approval of an extension of the ongoing renovation of problem water mains.

Cold reaction
Tipton Elementary teachers and staff recover after completing the cold water bucket challenge for the National Arthritis Foundation on behalf of student Graci Diggs, who has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Tuesday afternoon. They were challenged by Prinicipal Kelly Kohler, Elementary Counselor Karla Wood and Sammy Schreck of the maintenance staff to take the plunge. They in turn issued a challenge to the Tipton R-VI kitchen staff, the high school staff and the administration.

Emergency officials address chamber
by Becky Holloway
The Tipton Chamber of Commerce heard from emergency management officials during its meeting Thursday, Aug. 21 after concern was raised about sheltering during a tornado threat. The meeting was held at Bobbio's Eatery.

UMC to host breakfast for
veterans, emergency workers
Veterans, active duty military and all those who work on the front lines of emergency service in the area will be guests of honor at breakfast Saturday morning, Aug. 30 hosted by the Tipton United Methodist Church.

Health Center's flu
vaccine raised to $20
To cover the increased cost of the vaccine, the Moniteau County Health Center Board of Trustees voted to raise the amount it asks for donation when administering flu vaccine.

Council to discuss raising rates
The Tipton City Council's agenda for its Tuesday, Sept. 2 meeting includes a discussion on raising water and sewer rates.

Pray it Forward at Fortuna Baptist Saturday
Fortuna Baptist Church will hold “Pray it Forward” on Saturday, Aug. 30, inviting members of the community to attend and then perform some act of service to others.

Legion to dispose of retiring flags
United States and state flags no longer deemed fit for service may be disposed of respectfully as part of the local American Legion post's annual flag retirement ceremony.

Early deadline for Sept. 1
holiday, garage sales
As Vernon Publishing employees celebrate Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1 an early deadline will be necessary for the Guide Classifieds.

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.

Tipton Oak Manor happenings
by Brenda Matchett
Activities director
We started out the week in the high 90s. This made us realize how blessed we've been this summer to have made it this far without the extreme heat. It should've cooled down by the time you read this, so to that I say, “Praise the Lord.”

Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia

Nursing students
Karen Suroff, center, chairman of the Bothwell Auxiliary Scholarship Committee, announced the auxiliary's two annual scholarships were awarded to Christina Hodges, left, a nurse in Bothwell Regional Health Center's Nursery, and Stephanie Sanders, who is studying to become a registered nurse.

Bothwell Auxiliary awards two nursing scholarships
The Bothwell Regional Health Center Auxiliary recently awarded its annual scholarships to Christina Hodges, Stover, and Stephanie Sanders, Sedalia and formerly of Tipton. Each woman will receive a $1,000 scholarship for nursing education.

September-seeded clover gives early spring growth
Spring-season frost seeding makes an easy way to add clover to grass pasture. Fall seeding works better, says Rob Kallenbach.

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

Two are first time donors
Sixty-five donors turned out for the American Red Cross blood drive Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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