Stories for October 2010


Wednesday, October 27

CMS volleyball teams win final matches of season at Versailles

The California Middle School volleyball teams played their final matches of the season at Versailles Oct. 18, where both the seventh grade and eighth grade girls captured a match win.

CMS Pintos end season with wins at home

The California Middle School football teams hosted Versailles Oct. 18 for the Pintos’ final games of the season, where California’s seventh and eighth grade teams defeated the Tigers.

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California wraps up regular season with match win at home

The California High School volleyball teams wrapped up the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 20, with matches at home against Cole Camp, where the varsity Lady Pintos captured a match win on Senior Night, where seniors Kelci Dampf, Lesa Langlotz and Erin Cary were recognized along with their parents via a special ceremony prior to the varsity match.

California cross country runners compete at Fatima Invitational

The California High School cross country team competed at the Fatima Invitational Saturday at Westphalia, where Devon Huff led California with 18:54.

Knipp competes at Class 1 State Golf Championships

After finishing in a tie for third place individually at the Class 1 Sectional Golf Tournament Oct. 6 at Bolivar, California’s Andrea Knipp was the sole Lady Pinto to advance to the Class 1 State Golf Championships Oct. 18-19 at Rivercut Golf Course, Springfield, where she wrapped up the season in a tie for 60th place.

Pintos capture big win in district play

The California Pintos gave what many consider their best physical and emotional effort of the season Friday night at Versailles as they came from behind with less than three minutes to play to claim a 27-26 victory against the Tigers.

Delaying maintenance may not save money

Winter is near, and with cold, rain, ice, snow and more in store for the mid-Missouri area, it is only good sense to ready your vehicle for whatever comes.

Obituaries published Oct. 27, 2010

The following obituaries appear in the Oct. 27, 2010, issue of the California Democrat newspaper.

California R-I School board hears audit report

The California R-I School Board was presented with a review of the recent audit by Richard Elliott, representing Evers and Company CPA's.

Don’t neglect vital engine parts

Out of sight, out of mind, can refer to many things. As automotive technology “advances” or at least becomes more and more complicated, more and more things are out of sight and as a result, probably out of mind.

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James Steward (Jimtu) Hogue earns Eagle Scout Award

An Eagle Scout of Honor ceremony was held for James Stewart (Jimtu) Hogue at United Church of Christ (UCC), California, Sunday, Oct. 24. Several members of Hogue's current and past troops were in attendance for the event celebrating the completion of his Eagle Scout project and awarding of his Eagle Scout pin.

Cole County R-I School board meets; adopts anti-idling policy

The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19, due to Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday, Oct. 21.

Mid-Missouri Lady Deuces need fourth grade girls

The Mid-Missouri Lady Deuces are seeking fourth grade girls interested in being part of a winter competitive basketball team that will participate in local and regional tournaments.

Lady Indians earn All-Conference honors

Four members of the Russellville varsity softball team were recently named to the Show-Me All-Conference softball team.

Russellville wins district volleyball opener at Hallsville

The Russellville High School varsity volleyball team opened action at the Class 2 District 7 Volleyball Tournament Monday with a match win against Centralia.

Lady Panthers earn All-District honors

Members of the Prairie Home School varsity softball team were recently named to the Class 1 All-District softball teams.

Used parts in auto repair

With winter looming and costs going up, the use of used parts may make the difference whether a car or truck is repaired immediately.

Remember auto AC going into winter

One maintenance items car and truck owners may think they are safe in ignoring going into winter is the air conditioner.

Sod placed on Tipton school playground

At the regular monthly Board meeting Oct. 11, Tipton R-VI School Superintendent Scott Jarvis thanked the City of Tipton and individuals for their help installing the sod on the playground.

General mid-term election is Tuesday

Next Tuesday, Nov. 2, is the date of the Mid-Term General Election. When voting, remember to fill in the arrow for the appropriate candidate or issue. If the arrow is not filled in, the vote will not count.

High Point wins Clarksburg Volleyball Tourney

The High Point Lady Blue Jay volleyball team captured a first place finish at the Clarksburg Seventh and Eighth Grade Volleyball Tournament Oct. 16.

More sewer smoke tests being conducted in city

The City of California and Bartlett and West Engineers will be conducting smoke tests in the northwest part of California on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28 and 29.

Ballot includes proposed amendments and propositions

On the ballot for Mid-Term General Election next Tuesday, Nov. 2, there are three proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot.

‘The Fishin’ Magicians’ perform at Finke Theatre

Steve Craig and Amy Short, The Fishin' Magicians, were on stage at the Finke Theatre Saturday night and provided a delightful evening of entertainment. 

Lady Pintos named All-Conference, All-District

Four members of the California High School varsity softball team were recently named to the 2010 Tri-Country Conference softball team.

New county maps available from 911 next month

The new county maps will be available for purchase from the 911 Center by the public by Nov. 1, according to Administrator Sarah Jones.

Driver’s Safety Paramount to MoDOT and Citizens of Missouri

Matt Myers is the district traffic engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). He also serves as the coordinator for the Central Region of Missouri’s Coalition for Roadway Safety (MCRS).

Community Calendar

Here's a list of upcoming events around the California area.

Wednesday, October 13

CMS Lady Pintos capture wins against Osage

The California Middle School volleyball teams hosted Osage Oct. 4, where both Lady Pinto teams captured a match win.

JV Pintos host North Callaway for final game of season

California's JV Pintos wrapped up the 2010 football season with a 21-14 loss to the North Callaway T-Birds at home Oct. 4, to end with an overall record of 3-2.

Four cross country runners medal for California at Helias Invitational

The California varsity cross country team competed at the Helias Invitational Saturday where four runners medaled.

Panthers scratch Pintos 7-6 at Knob Noster Homecoming

The California Pintos traveled to Knob Noster Friday for their last football game before district play, where the Panthers ultimately scratched the Pintos 7-6 to achieve their first win of the season from a very physical game.

Lady Pintos net wins against Lady Indians

The California High School varsity and JV volleyball teams hosted Russellville Thursday, where both Lady Pinto teams captured a match win from the Lady Indians.

California's Knipp advances to state golf championships

The California High School varsity girls golf team participated in the Class 1 Sectional Golf Tournament Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Silo Ridge Golf Club, Bolivar, where the Lady Pintos finished in fourth place with 422 out of six teams.

Co-Mo earns accreditation that focuses on employee, member safety

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative recently passed an accreditation that puts an emphasis on keeping its employees and members safe.

St. Paul's Lutheran prepares for 150th anniversary

The congregation of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California, will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 24.

Jamestown FFA freshmen attend Area 8 Greenhand Conference held at Eldon

The Jamestown FFA freshmen went to the Area 8 Greenhand Conference held at Eldon Sept. 29.

Jamestown Lady Eagles end season with loss to New Franklin

After defeating Bunceton 9-4 in first-round action at the Class 1 District 7 Softball Tournament Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Pilot Grove, Jamestown, seeded third, advanced to semifinals Thursday, where the Lady Eagles suffered a tough 17-8 loss to second-seeded New Franklin.

Lady Pintos fall 8-1 to top-seeded Lady Pirates at district semifinals

After defeating Versailles 10-9 in the first round of the Class 3 District 13 Softball Tournament Wednesday, Oct. 6, at Warrensburg, California, the fourth seed, faced top-seeded Boonville in semifinal action Thursday, Oct. 7, where the Lady Pintos were defeated 8-1 by the Lady Pirates.

Street paving complete

The street paving work is complete, much to the relief of many local drivers.

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Finke Theatre filled with music and memories

he Finke Theatre was filled Saturday evening by an appreciative audience for the appearance of singer George Kurowski at the Historic Finke Theatre.

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California Progress, Inc. continues improving California

Even with the rough economical times, California Progress Incorporated (CPI) is looking to restore and maintain California.

Obituaries published Oct. 13, 2010

The following obituaries appear in the Oct. 13, 2010, issue of the California Democrat newspaper.

Prairie Home ends season with district loss to New Franklin

The Prairie Home varsity softball team faced New Franklin Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the first round of the Class 1 District 7 Softball Tournament at Pilot Grove, where the Lady Panthers, seeded seventh, suffered a 15-0 loss to second-seeded New Franklin.

Russellville Relay for Life team holds block party/street dance

Many organizations and businesses in Russellville came together Oct. 9, to support the Russellvillets Relay for Life Team during its First Annual Block Party/Street Dance held in downtown Russellville.

Installation of sewer lining begins

The process of lining some of California's sewers began last week in the vicinity of Cedar Street and the Marshall subdivision.

Thursday, October 7

Obituaries published Oct. 6, 2010

The following obituaries appear in the Oct. 6, 2010, issue of the California Democrat newspaper.

Lady Pintos take second place finish at District Golf Tourney

California's varsity girls' golf team participated in the Class 1 District 3 Golf Tournament Sept. 29 at Redfield Golf Course, Eugene, where the Lady Pintos finished in second place with 415, behind Southern Boone with 386.

Freshman and JV Pintos defeat Falcons

The California High School freshman and JV football teams were on the road for football games against Blair Oaks Sept. 27, where the freshman Pintos captured a 50-6 win from the Falcons.

Jamestown Lady Eagles win CCAA Conference Tourney

The Jamestown varsity softball team recently participated in the CCAA Conference Softball Tourney, where the Lady Eagles came away with the conference championship.

California loses close contest at Osage

The California High School softball teams played at Osage Sept. 28, where the varsity Lady Pintos suffered a 3-0 loss to the Lady Indians.

CMS Lady Pintos win matches against Lady Mustangs

The California Middle School volleyball teams traveled to Eldon Sept. 27, where the eighth grade Lady Pintos won their match 25-16 and 25-20.

Sewer lining starts this week

As a part of the sewer work update before the City of California Board of Aldermen regular monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 4, the Council was informed that the sewer lining starts this week.

Debris in street prohibited by city ordinance

A California City Ordinance prohibits putting leaves, grass or other debris in the street. "As we get into the fall season and the temperature begins to drop and leaves begin to fall," said Street Supervisor Vic Maurer, "many will begin the tasks of cleaning up yards and getting things ready for winter."

Felony sex charges filed

Felony sex charges have been filed against two individuals in unrelated cases.

World's largest operating steam locomotive travels to mid-Missouri

According to Union Pacific Railroad's website, their "Challenger" No. 3985, the world's largest operating steam locomotive, will be on a six-state, 2,200 mile tour from Cheyenne, Wyo., to Gorham, Ill., to celebrate railroad heritage.

Tipton School Board meets

The Tipton R-VI School Board met Sept. 13 in the Board of Education office.

Moniteau County SB40 Board discusses rate decreases

The Moniteau County Senate Bill 40 Board met Monday, Aug. 23, at the Activity Center in California.

Street repaving begins in City of California

Repaving of several of the streets began Tuesday, Oct. 5, by Jefferson Asphalt. The overlay follows the milling which has been very noticeable by drivers in the city.

George Freiner, RN, New Administrator at California Care Center

When the former administrator at California Care Center, Sherry Horner, was transferred to the Tipton facility, George Freiner, RN, came in as an emergency licensed administrator.

Related Services meeting schedule

The Moniteau County Related Services meeting is set for Oct. 14, from 12-1 p.m.

Lady Indians end season with loss to Lady Falcons

The Russellville High School varsity softball team faced New Bloomfield in first-round action at the Class 2 District 7 Softball Tournament Wednesday, Oct. 6...

Friday, October 1

MU medical school hit with new sanctions

The largest physician residency program at the University of Missouri has been put on probation by a national accreditation group. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Thursday that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education put the university’s internal medicine department on one year of probation.