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Tipton Fire Department along with multiple surrounding departments were called to a house fire at the corner of Miller St. and Morgan St. around 8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Old Kidder Home. This story will be covered in this week's issue of The Tipton Times.
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It is youth turkey season and mushroom time.... if you have a successful hunt we would love to see a picture. We will try to get them all in next weeks newspaper. Good luck to everyone and stay safe...
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MDC to close nature centers and visitor centers starting Thursday
Closures done to help protect public amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it will close its nature centers, visitor centers, and education centers around the state to visitors effective Thursday, March 19, to help protect the public amid ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The indoor facilities will be closed to the public through April 15 and MDC will reassess the situation at that point. Nature center trails remain open.
Closed MDC facilities include:
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs;
Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center in Cape Girardeau;
Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center in Kansas City;
Lost Valley Fish Hatchery in Benton County;
Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center in Kirkwood;
Rockwoods Reservation in St. Louis County;
Runge Conservation Nature Center in Jefferson City;
Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery near Branson;
Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin;
Springfield Conservation Nature Center in Springfield; and
Twin Pines Conservation Education Center near Winona.
All conservation areas, area trails, and boat accesses remain open to the public. MDC offices and shooting ranges also remain open under normal operating hours. Hunting, fishing, and trapping seasons continue as scheduled. MDC managed hunts and mentored spring turkey hunts continue as planned.
SPECIAL NOTICE: While the nature center buildings will be closed to visitors, the outdoor native plant sales scheduled at Runge Nature Center on March 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and at Springfield Nature Center on April 4 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. will continue as scheduled, but related workshops have been cancelled.
Earlier this week, MDC cancelled other public events and programs around the state until April 15. The cancellations include scheduled hunter education classes, other nature center programs and events, shooting range programs and events, and landowner workshops.
People can contact their local MDC office with questions on specific events or programs. Find MDC contact information at mdc.mo.gov/regional-contacts?county=All.
“In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path - the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.”
— Amit Ray
Remember this from a few weeks ago? I have to admit I'm having a little anxiety over what we will cover as events keep cancelling! We want to tell your stories as we navigate this new path together, so please be willing to share with us so we can bring the good news to our readers!
Governor Parson Announces April 7 Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2 in Response to COVID-19
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 20-03 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020.
The Executive Order declares that ballots already printed for the April 7 election may be used at the postponed date of June 2. Voters who have attained the age of 18 by April 7 will be allowed to cast a ballot.
“Given the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 and the large number of people elections attract, postponing Missouri’s municipal elections is a necessary step to help combat the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of Missouri voters,” Governor Parson said. “Postponing an election is not easy, but we are all in this together. We are thankful to Secretary Ashcroft and our 116 election authorities for their leadership, cooperation, and commitment to doing what is best for their communities during this time.”
“I deeply appreciate Governor Parson’s quick approval and am thankful to the local election authorities – your county clerks and boards of election – who have worked through developing health concerns to find a unified and secure means of implementing our next election,” Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said. “Missouri has 116 separate election authorities, almost all who are elected in their own right, and we have come together to help protect Missouri voters. These are difficult times, but I am grateful for how we have responded, worked together and come to a resolution that helps every single Missouri voter.”
Section 44.100, RSMo, provides that during a state of emergency, the Governor is authorized to “waive or suspend the operation of any statutory requirement or administrative rule prescribing procedures for conducting state business, where strict compliance with such requirements and rules would prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action by the department of health and senior services to respond to a declared emergency or increased health threat to the population.”
The Executive Order requires local election authorities to publish notice of the June 2 election as required in Section 115.127.2, RSMo. In addition, the Executive Order states:
The closing date to register to vote in this election remains March 11.
The deadline for filing as a write-in candidate for office remains March 27 at 5 p.m.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot (Section 115.279, RSMo) shall be May 20.
A public test of voting equipment shall be completed no later than June 1.
In-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. on June 1.
The deadline by which absentee ballots must be received by the election authority (Section 115.293.1, RSMo) shall be 7 p.m. on June 2.
Military and overseas voters must request a ballot from an election authority by 5 p.m. on May 29, and the deadline for local election authorities to make ballots available to such voters is April 18. Military and overseas ballots must be received by the election authority by June 5.
Local election authorities are also directed to post information on their website, use social media if available, issue press release, conduct public appearances, and directly contact stakeholders such as candidates.
Tipton R-VI School District
Tipton R-VI School District is currently closed until further notice.
The Board of Education will meet again on April 8, 2020, to reassess the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in and near our community. Until that time, we will continue to monitor official releases of information from the CDC, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and health professionals.
Our district remains committed to serving our students and families despite these unforeseen circumstances. We will be providing free meals for pick up or delivery. Please watch for updates regarding meal availability, times and locations.
Additionally, parents and students can expect regular communication and updates about learning and the status of our operations via phone, social media, robocall, and text messages. We encourage all parents, guardians, and students to follow our social media posts on Twitter and Facebook. We will also make regular
releases of information to the Tipton Times. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our central office at 660-433-5520.
- Dr. Terry Robinson, Superintendent
According to an automated voice message from Tipton R-VI school district, school has been cancelled for Tuesday, March 17. A special board meeting will be held Tuesday evening, to decide how long the students will be out of school.
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58-43!!! We play for 1st tomorrow at 3:30!;!
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Missouri State High School Activities Association
Tipton R-VI School District
DISTRICT CHOIR AND BAND CONTEST...SUSPENDED
MSHSAA is suspending all music contests for this weekend. This affects band and choir. At this time we do not know when or if the event will be rescheduled. MSHSAA stated they will evaluate how to best handle the event over the coming weeks.
We will be sure to keep you, along with your students, up to date as we find out more information.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jason West, MSHSAA Communications Director E-mail: [email protected]
MSHSAA Limits Spectators Allowed at Show-Me Showdown
Columbia, Mo.- Upon the recommendation from the Green County Director of Public Health and in consultation with Missouri State University, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) will be making adjustments to the access allowed at this weekend’s Show-Me Showdown.
With a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the state and concern for the safety of all who will be working and attending the Show-Me Showdown, each school will be given 150 wristbands to distribute to its fans base. Only fans that have been given a wristband will be allowed in the arena. The distribution of the wristbands will be the responsibility of the school. Only essential school personnel will be allowed access to the arena as well. Any tickets previously purchased are now void. The MSHSAA Office will work with the participating schools on any reimbursements that need to be made.
In addition to the limit on spectators, other elements involved with the Show-Me Showdown have been cancelled. All entertainment groups and recognitions have been cancelled. There will also be no third-place games played, only the semifinals and championship games.
All games from this weekend will be streamed at www.MSHSAA.tv.
Working media members with previously approved credentials will have access to the games.
“We understand the unexpected hurdles this creates for our schools and fans, and apologize for the inconveniences it has caused. We wish the best of luck to all of our teams and a safe and healthy return home,” said Dr. Kerwin Urhnan, MSHSAA Executive Director.
“The MSHSAA promotes the value of participation, sportsmanship, team play and personal excellence to develop citizens who make positive contributions to their community and support the democratic principles of our state and nation.”
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