2014-15 school year begins with change

California R-I students have begun the new school year. As the 2014-15 school year began Thursday, Aug. 14, the students returned to the same school facilities as last year, but with a lot of changes, due at least in part to the bond issue passed by the voters in April.

August 20, 2014

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Historical Society holds August meeting

The Moniteau County Historical Society met Aug. 11 with President Dottie Gump presiding. A short business meeting was held.

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Cargill honors soldiers at Atomic Luau

Aug. 8, Cargill representatives cooked up tasty meats provided by Cargill in Ottumwa, Iowa, for the Whiteman Air Force Base’s Atomic Luau.

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High Point school begins new school year

Excitement filled the air at High Point R-III school as classes began Thursday, Aug. 14, with Stan Elliott at the helm as administrator.

Mid-Mo sets tax levy hearing date

At the regular monthly meeting of the Mid-Mo Ambulance District board of directors, the tax levy rate hearing was set for Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Tipton district office. The next regular meeting is set for Sep. 10. at 7 p.m. at the Tipton office.

MRED board discusses membership push

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) board of directors met Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Nic Nac Cafe, California.

Burglary report leads to standoff in Bunceton

Thursday, Aug. 14, was an eventful afternoon in the Bunceton area for law enforcement.

Four injured as two vehicles collide

There were injuries to four as two vehicles collided at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, on Highway 5 at Route W near Fortuna.

Biker injured on Highway 87

A Billings man was seriously injured when his motorcycle ran off the road on Highway 87 at Prairie Hill Road at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12.

California CROP Walk set for Sunday, Sept. 7

The 2014 California CROP Walk is set for Sunday, Sept. 7. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Lions Club Shelter House at Proctor Park.

Tipton car theft, police chase, ended by police dog in Jefferson City

A Jefferson City man was taken into custody after theft of a car in Tipton, a police pursuit that began near California in Moniteau County, continued into Cole County County and ended in Jefferson City.

Moniteau County Fair Figure 8 Scramble and Tuff Truck Challenge

The Figure 8 Scramble and Tuff Truck Challenge were, as they are every year, highly competitive at the 148th Moniteau County Fair.

Prep Football State Rankings

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Pinto Quarterback Club Annual Barbecue Sunday

The annual California High School Pinto Quarterback Club Barbecue fundraiser will be held 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the CHS commons.

ACT Workshops to be offered at CHS

California High School teachers Dana Barr and Peggy Huhmann will each be providing a six-hour workshop for the ACT Test during the 2014-15 school year. Barr will instruct the English and Reading portions, and Huhmann will instruct the Science Reasoning and Math sections.

Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration Aug. 29-Sept. 1

The annual Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park. Activities on the agenda for the holiday weekend are as follows.

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Pintos get first action of 2014 season at jamboree

The California High School varsity and JV football teams saw their first action of the 2014 season Friday night at the jamboree at Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, where head coach Marty Albertson said, "I think we played okay. We made a few mistakes, missed a few blocks, but all-in-all we played pretty well."

148th Moniteau County Fair draws to a close

Attendance was good at the 148th Moniteau County Fair.

Very good county turnout for Primary Election

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Body reported found in the county

A body has been discovered in the southern part of Moniteau County, according to information released by the Missouri Highway Patrol and the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department.