Stories for August 2011
Wednesday, August 31
The California High School varsity girls golf team participated in a match Tuesday, Aug. 30, at Oak Hills Golf Course, Jefferson City, where the Lady Pintos finished with 215, behind Jefferson City with 157.
Labor Day weekend generally signals the beginning of the end of summer. In Moniteau County, Jamestown and High Point celebrate the three day weekend with special activities. Jamestown will be hosting its annual Labor Day celebration this weekend at the Jamestown Lions Club Park.
The California High School varsity football team opened the 2011 season with a game at Moberly Friday night, where the Pintos fell to the Spartans 21-6.
Moniteau County Related Services meeting to be held.
California Democrat Community Calender Aug. 31.
Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage held at California High School.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri August 31-September 9
Co-Mo Electric members and staff can help combat hunger among children throughout the cooperative’s service territory.
Plans have come together and a schedule of events is now ready for the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 17, in California.
Select offices will close early on Sept. 3
Tuesday, August 30
Obituaries Published in August 31 California Democrat
Jordon Geiser, son of Kenny and Angel Geiser, California, got a big surprise Sunday, Aug. 28.
The Missouri Retired teachers' Association (MRTA) encourages its 17,500 members of local units statewide to be involved in community service projects which make a difference for local children, families and residents.
Salem United Church of Christ, McGirk, held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, Aug. 27.
The Jamestown C-I School FFA Chapter has been voted as a Top Chapter in the state by area farmers in the FFA Chapter Challenge pilot program, sponsored by Monsanto Company.
A new director is in charge of St. Paul's Child Care Center. On Aug. 1, Diane Weicken took the director's position. She is a retired kindergarten teacher.
The California High School freshman and JV football teams played their first games of the 2011 season Monday, Aug. 29, at Versailles, where both came away with a win.
Originals By Sharon and Kim Donates to Relay for Life
The California High School softball teams played at Eugene Monday, Aug. 29, where both the varsity and JV Lady Pintos suffered losses to the Lady Eagles.
The new California Middle School teacher for eighth grade math is a Jamestown native.
Jack Lake joins the California Middle School teaching staff for the 2011-12 school year as Behavior Specialist at the middle school level.
New to the California Elementary School this year is seventh grade English teacher Mona Berry.
Marcia Burgher is new to the California Middle School, but as a five-year resident of California and an experienced music teacher, she is not new to California or to teaching music.
Dinzel Webb, pastor at Russellville Baptist Church, said he was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home. His father was the youngest of 10 siblings and was saved while going through pre-wedding counseling.
Approximately 10 years ago Brent Harlin and his father Larry Greer started A & E Roofing.
The California High School varsity and JV softball teams played at Russellville Thursday, Aug. 28, where the varsity Lady Pintos captured a 13-11 win in extra innings. Elle Miller pitched the win for California.
Since a fire destroyed the main building of the Latham R-V School in the early morning hours of Dec. 15, 2010, just before Christmas break, the School Board, administrator, staff, teachers parents and others in the area have worked hard to keep the school going.
The California High School Lady Pinto golf teams opened the 2011 season Aug. 22 with matches at the Sedalia Country Club, where Sacred Heart won the varsity match by one stroke with 213.
Prairie Home Lady Panthers The Prairie Home varsity softball team traveled to Harrisburg Thursday, Aug. 25, where the Lady Panthers suffered a tough 11-0 loss.
Robert J. Baer, who helped develop the Abrams M-1 Battle Tank, served 36 years in the United States Army and retired as a general with three stars on his shoulder.
Wednesday, August 24
GED classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 29, on the second floor of the Wood Place Library in California.
California Democrat Community Calender Aug. 24
The regular monthly meeting of the California R-I School Board on Wednesday, Aug. 17, was preceded by a walk-through of the three buildings and public hearing for the tax levy rate.
The California High School Pinto Quarterback Club hosted the annual barbecue fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 19, at the high school commons, where Pinto football fans and supporters feasted on port steak dinner and mingled with the Pinto football players and coaches.
A telephone survey will be starting Aug. 25, as part of the ongoing information gathering process for the downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (D.R.E.A.M.) Initiative.
Kiwanis of California is sponsoring the circus coming to town on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Tuesday, August 23
Obituaries Published in August 24 California Democrat
ACT Workshops will be held at California High School this fall
Photos from California School District's first day of classes
Photos from Clarksburg School's first day of classes Monday, Aug. 22.
John Bolinger, DVM., said his interest in veterinary medicine started with working at a sale barn in Versailles. Working and spending time with veterinarian John Groves, DVM, and the people associated with the sale barn was something Bolinger liked and wanted to do.
Photos of some of the new faculty at Prairie Home School
The California High School Pintos got the 2011 football season off to a start with the jamboree Frida, Aug. 19, at Sedalia, where they scrimmaged Smith-Cotton and Lexington.
Open House/Grand Opening Held at XXTreme Glass Saturday, Aug. 20.
The California High School cross country and track teams hosted the first Annual Waylon Martensen 'Endure The Race' 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 20, at the high school track, where a total of 138 paricipants competed in the event, with 124 ultimately crossing the finish line. Area youth also had the opportunity to participate in the Kids Mile, held prior to the 5K Run/Walk.
The trial for a teenager accused of killing a 9 year-old neighbor in October 2009 has been delayed again, and won’t be held until next year.
A house fire on Tuesday, Aug. 16, forced the residents to seek alternate housing.
A tax levy rate public hearing was held before the regular monthly meeting of the Tipton R-VI School Board of Directors.
Sara Wetzig, a senior at Missouri Valley College, Marshall, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Human Services, spent this summer working as the summer missionary for Concord Baptist Association working with Southern Baptist churches in Cole and Moniteau counties.
As Nikki Dodd turned 13, she had no idea a couple of weeks later she would be fighting for her life.
California Progress, Inc. (CPI) discussed the Finke Theatre's rain-damaged curtain at its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Wood Place Public Library.
Thursday, August 18
Photos from High Point R-III School's first day of school Thursday, Aug. 18.
Photos from Russellville Elementary/Middle School's first day of classes Thursday, Aug. 18.
Wednesday, August 17
Photos from Jamestown C-I School's first day of school Wednesday, Aug. 17.
California Democrat Community Calender August 17
Drilling being done to test ground water in California
Moniteau County 4-H Project Exhibits
2011 Moniteau County Fair Youth Art Show winners
The California High School track and cross country teams will host the 'Endure the Race 5k Run/Walk' fundraiser Saturday, Aug. 20, at the CHS track to raise money for the track and cross country programs.
Sports physicals offered at Moniteau County Health Center August 22
The California City Hall Public Meeting Room was filled for a town hall meeting by U.S. Fourth District Rep. Vicky Hartzler Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Upcoming California High School Sports Events
California Lady Pintos get set for 2011 volleyball season
Crime watch reviews Latham meeting
Active Learning children visit XXtreme Glass
Photos from the cake and punch reception held for the new staff at California Care Center, Tuesday, Aug. 9.
Moniteau County Fair Kiddie Tractor Pull results
Tuesday, August 16
Obituaries Published in August 17 California Democrat
The California High School Lady Pinto Hoops Association hosted its annual golf tournament fundraiser Friday, Aug. 12, at the California Country Club, where a total of 19 teams of three participated.
Photos of Central Bank sponsoring a reception Tuesday, Aug. 9, in honor of Dr. Crystal Cook, who joined the California JCMG Office.
Photos of students registering for the 2011-12 school year Thursday, Aug. 11, at California High School.
Main Street Baptist Church, California, held their Vacation Bible School Aug. 7-11.
Mark Stockton had been towing for 12 years before deciding to own his own towing business six years ago.
United Church of Christ, California, was transformed into a fair and marketplace with scenes from around the world as 164 people attended the Globetrotter Fair Thursday, Aug. 11.
Melissa Wolford was selected to participate in the Women’s Leadership Academy at Lincoln University this past spring semester.
Youth and volunteers from St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church, Jamestown Baptist Church, Grace Methodist Church, Jamestown Assembly of God and New Hope Baptist Church participated with groups from many states in a missions project in Hurricane, W.V.
After having "an enormous amount of claims" on health insurance in the last year, the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors reviewed and discussed the bids for coverage this year.
Friday, August 12
Photos from the ribbon cutting held at XXTreme Glass, located at 206 West Buchanan Street, California, Aug. 12.
Thursday, August 11
The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board met Thursday, Aug. 11, at City Hall.
Wednesday, August 10
The recent signage meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 9, at City Hall, featured representatives from both MoDOT and the D.R.E.A.M. Initiative.
On Aug. 6, the Moniteau County Fairgrounds hosted the Mid America Tractor Pullers Association Tractor Pull. For the MATPA Tractor Pull there were 33 classes, top three results from each class are as follows:
The California City Hall Public Meeting Room was filled for a town hall meeting by U.S. Fourth District Rep. Vicky Hartzler Wednesday, Aug. 10.
The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for Wednesday through Friday.
The California High School Sounds of Joy choral camp was held Aug. 3-5.
The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 21. The Board adopted the agenda and the administrators presented their reports.
The following local students have earned a spot on the University of Central Missouri Dean's List.
Margaret Fennewald read "Papa, Do You Love Me," a story about the Masai Tribe which resides in Kenya and Tanzania, during the Summer Reading Program held Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Wood Place Public Library.
The Moniteau County Related Services meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 12-1 p.m.
California High School Pinto football players and coaches are busy preparing for the 2011 season.
California Democrat Community Calender Aug. 10.
Participation appeared to be lower in some of the events of the 145th Moniteau County Fair, which ended Saturday night, probably due to the heat and humidity.
Tuesday, August 9
Results from the Tuff Truck Challenge/ Figure 8 Competitions held Aug. 5.
The 2011 Miss Moniteau County Queen contest was held Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the main arena of the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, where 2010 Miss Moniteau County Queen Tabatha Hoback passed her title and crown on to Bailey Glenn, daughter of Steve and Kristie Glenn, California.
Photos from Barbecue Contest held at Moniteau County Fair
More than two dozen entries were judged in the Antique tractor Show at the Moniteau County Fair Saturday, Aug. 6.
2011 Moniteau County Fair Poultry Show and Livestock Auction Results
The sounds of revved up trucks and tractors was heard throughout California as the Moniteau County Fairgrounds hosted the Mid Missouri Truck and Tractor Pulling Association (MMTTPA) Truck and Tractor Pull Monday, Aug. 1.
One of the most popular events at the Moniteau County Fair is the annual baby show, which drew about 70 competitiors Saturday, Aug. 6, at the main arena of the fairgrounds, despite temperatures that climbed as high as 100 degrees.
A total of 55 area youth ages 3-5, including 37 girls and 18 boys, participated in the 2011 Little Mister and Miss Moniteau County contest Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the main arena of the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.
Moniteau County Fair Draft Horse Competition Results
Rodeo Day Results from the Moniteau County Fair
Demolition Derbies/Mid-Size Figure 8 Results
Photos from Ribbon Cutting held at Move It To Lose It Monday, Aug. 8.
Eighteen months ago while serving as the chaplain at Algoa Correctional Facility, Jefferson City, Ken Chapman was approached by Deputy Warden Louisa Bolinger about preaching at a church in California called Flag Spring Baptist Church during Palm Sunday.
Mark R. Elliott Jr. began his career in the funeral home business after observing local Eldon funeral director Don Phillips and his relationship with the community.
Tabatha Hoback, 2010 Miss Moniteau County Queen, is preparing to compete at the State Fair Pageant Aug. 11-12 at Sedalia, where she will represent the county one last time. Tabatha crowned the 2011 Miss Moniteau County Queen, Bailey Glenn, at the Miss Moniteau County contest Aug. 2 at the Moniteau County Fair.
Students from the Jamestown area flocked to the Jamestown Shelter House as the Ministerial Alliance provided free school supplies Saturday, Aug. 6.
Monday, August 8
The photos and results of the Mid America Tractor Pull held Saturday, Aug. 6, to be in the August 17 California Democrat.
Friday, August 5
More Photos from events held at the 2011 Moniteau County Fair.
Wednesday, August 3
The California Democrat staff apologizes for the mistake in our classified section this week.
Practice for California High School fall sports will get underway next week in preparation for the 2011-12 school year.
Practice for the Jamestown School softball and baseball teams will begin next week in preparation for the 2011 season.
A Hunter’s Education class will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 8-9, in the public meeting room at the California City Hall.
Moniteau County Historical Society to meet August 8.
Elizabeth Cardoso and Alfonso Garcia performed the dance called "El Gallito" which originated in Nayarit, Mexico, at the Summer Reading Program event held Thursday, July 28, at Wood Place Public Library.
The California High School football teams (varsity, JV and freshman) will meet at Riley Field at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, for team and individual pictures.
Practice for the Prairie Home School baseball and softball teams will get underway Monday, Aug. 8.
The California High School Pinto Quarterback Club will host the annual Pinto football barbecue fundraiser 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the California High School commons.
One of the Moniteau County Fair kickoff events was the annual parade held Saturday, July 30.
Moniteau Saddle Club Horse Show Held at Fair July 30.
Photos from the Kiwanis Ham Breakfast Held at Centennial Hall Saturday, July 30.
Jamestown Baptist Church hosted Vacation Bible School last week (July 25-29), where approximately 30 youth ages 3 to sixth grade attended the week-long 'Beach Blast' themed event.
Tuesday, August 2
Prior to the regular monthly meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen on Monday, Aug. 1, a public hearing was held concerning the setting of tax levy rates for 2011.
The California R-I School District tax levy rate hearing has been set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, just prior to the regular monthly meeting of the School Board.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri August 1-5
California Democrat Community Calender Aug. 3.
Jordon Geiser, a well-loved 10-year old was recently diagnosed with lymphoma after a tumor was found in his chest. When his Russellville Outlaws 12U baseball coach found out Geiser had cancer his first thought was finding a way for the team to come together and help out their teammate.
Obituaries Published in August 3 California Democrat
Photos from the Cattleman's Steak Dinner Held at Centennial Hall Saturday, July 30.
Concord Baptist Association which encompasses Cole and Moniteau County Southern Baptist churches held their summer camp at Russellville Baptist Church July 25-28.
Sports physicals for area student athletes who will be participating in school sports during the 2011-2012 school year will be offered 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the Moniteau County Health Center located at 401 S. Francis St., California.
Two local fire districts are among the 185 fire fighting organizations to share in the matching grants provided by the United States Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation.
New First Christian Church, FCC, (Disciples of Christ) Pastor Dan Rowlison comes to California after serving for 33 years in Nebraska and Iowa.
In spite of temperature nearing 100 degrees a couple of hundred residents turned out for the Moniteau County Fair Vespers Service Sunday evening, July 31, at the fairgrounds Main Arena bleachers.
The second Annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair was held Thursday at California High School.
Members of the California High School Dance Squad attended Dance Camp July 25-28 at the United Church of Christ fellowship hall.
A score of local residents attended the open-house public meeting by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) on Tuesday, July 26.
Since moving to Tipton in 1931, the Bixler family has owned retail operations in Tipton and the surrounding communities.
Photos from the MMTTPA Tractor Pull Held at the Moniteau County Fair Monday, Aug. 1.
California High School varsity volleyball players attended Licking Volleyball Camp at Lake of the Ozarks Thursday and Friday (July 28-29), where a total of 61 teams participated.
Monday, August 1
The ongoing heat wave blanketing Missouri has led Co-Mo Electric Cooperative to call a Peak Alert.