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Mid-Mo administrator reports concerns with response times

by Becky Holloway Tipton Times Misinformation and a misunderstanding of ambulance service operations led to concerns expressed following two recent calls, Mid-Mo Ambulance District Administrator Lee Kempf reported to the board during its meeting Wednesday evening, July 14 in Tipton. Kempf said those concerns were alleviated in his conversations about the issues with parties who

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Camp Hohn Offers Adventure and More

by Vicki Wood It’s a busy month at Camp Hohn on Route RA in Laurie. Campers by the dozens Wednesday, July 14 are being registered and, at the same time, others are checking out. Groups of boys and girls from as far away as Pennsylvania and New York arrived for a week of camp, learning,

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Park Honors Williams & Bacon

Travis Draffen, from left, Dave Vogt, and Tyler “Humpy” Humphrey, pose in front of the newly designated Leroy Bacon Field Monday, July 19 at the city park in Versailles after hanging the sign designating a Little League field in honor of Bacon, who served more than 30 years on the Versailles Park Board. (photo by

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Free Giveaway helps people in Morgan County

The Sounds of Calvary free distribution Saturday, June 17 off Blackberry Patch Road in Stover helped many families in need. Tina Wilson, left, and Jamie Jones helped organize and run the event and expressed appreciation to the citizens of Morgan County for their “generosity in donations.” Household goods, clothing, and toys were distributed. (photo by

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Police golf tourney raises $3,500 for charity

The 23rd Annual Versailles Police Department Golf Tournament Saturday, July 17 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Versailles netted a little more than $3,500. The money will be used for student scholarships, charity outreach at Christmas, and to help first responders in emergency situations. Results from the tournament are as follows: The first-place team in

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Hillbilly Hammer fought for belt in Florida

Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (5-1-1), left, battles it out in the bare-knuckle ring versus Gravois Mills’ own Sam “Hillbilly Hammer” Shewmaker (4-1-1) Saturday, June 26 in Hollywood, Fla. during the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. (photo used by permission) by Vicki Wood Sam Shewmaker, Gravois Mills’ own “Hillbilly Hammer,” came up slightly short in a fight

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