Stories for July 2011

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Wednesday, July 27

California Pintos begin two-a-day football practices Aug. 8

Two-a-day practices for the California High School Pinto football teams will get underway Monday, Aug. 8.

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California FFA Chapter Names as Top Chapter in FFA Chapter Challenge

California High School's FFA Chapter has been voted as a top chapter in Missouri by area farmers in the FFA Chapter Challenge pilot program, sponsored by Monsanto Company.

Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) makes dues adjustments

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) Board of Directors made adjustments to the dues required for smaller municipalities at the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 8, at Burgher Haus in California.

Cooling stations available in California area

As the heat of the summer remains, with temperatures in the high 80's and 90's, at times reaching 100 degrees or more, be sure to check on the health and safety of your friends, neighbors and relatives, especially those who may be more elderly.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri July 27-August 5

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri July 27-August 5.

Moniteau County Fair To Have Fourth Annual BBQ Contest

On Saturday, Aug. 6, the Moniteau County Fair will have two barbecue contests at the fairgrounds.

Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) to host Regional Planning Commission

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) will host a meeting of Mid Missouri Regional Planning Commission (MMRPC) in Moniteau County at 9 a.m. Aug. 9, at the California City Hall Conference Room.

California Municipal Swimming Pool offers cool swims

For young and old seeking relief from the heat, the California municipal swimming pool is available for relief from the summer heat seven days a week.

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Ice cream for DeerBrook II residents

Ice cream sundaes were provided for the residents of DeerBrook II in appreciation for participation of the group in the Finke Theatre "Think Tank" fundraiser.

California Democrat Community Calender July 27

California Democrat Community Calender July 27

Tuesday, July 26

Obituaries Published in July 27 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in July 27 California Democrat

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The 145th Moniteau County Fair draws near

The 145th Moniteau County Fair, continuous since 1866, begins next week.

Cowboy challenge is new, poultry show expanded

The Moniteau County Fair includes many of the old favorites, such as a rodeo, demolition derby, Tuff Truck and tractor pull.

Moniteau County Back to School Fair Thursday July 28

Moniteau County Back to School Fair Thursday July 28

Elena Jungmeyer wins lap in race car

Elena Jungmeyer, a winner of a Sprint drawing for the Richard Petty Driving Experience, did a lap on the Kansas Speedway in race car number 20 on June 11.

Mid-Mo Ambulance tax levy hearing Aug. 10

At the regular monthly meeting of the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors Wednesday, July 13, the public hearing to set the tax levy rate was set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Tipton district office.

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Summer Reading Program Travels to Central, South America

Summer Reading Program Travels to Central, South America

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MoDOT repairs highway heaves

A Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) crew made temporary repairs to Business Highway 50 through California Wednesday, July 20.

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Patrol Trooper Dettenwanger assigned to area

New to the area and to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is Trooper Blake A. Dettenwanger.

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Youth Softball Camp underway at California Sports Complex

Youth Softball Camp for grades 4-8 got underway Monday at the California Sports Complex (July 25-29), instructed by California High School Head Softball Coach Jack Lake.

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Vacation Bible School held at Corticelli Baptist

A total of 55 children, ranging from toddlers to those entering sixth grade, attended the annual vacation bible school at Corticelli Baptist Church, Russellville, last week (July 17-21), where the theme was "Big Apple Adventure."

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Lupus Baptist Church Has "Beach Blast" at VBS

Lupus Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School was held July 20-22.

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3MT Lifechangers finish work in area

After a week-long stay, the Mid-Missouri Mission Team (a.k.a. the 3MT Lifechangers) finished volunteer work consisting of painting and repairing area homes of those in need in California and surrounding towns Friday, July 22.

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Ribbon Cutting held for Habitat for Humanity Can Cottage

A new aluminum can recycling option, a can cottage, was set up July 20 at California Lanes by the River City Habitat for Humanity.

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The Law Offices of Bryan W. Wolford Serving Hometown of California

Bryan W. Wolford, Attorney at Law, is a general practice solo attorney serving his hometown of California.

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Annunciation Ladies of Sodality Hold Fundraiser for Moniteau Christian Ministries Center

A hamburger and brat dinner sponsored by the Annunciation Catholic Church Ladies of Sodality was held at California United Church of Christ Saturday, July 23.

Tipton School sets tax levy rate hearing

At the regular monthly meeting of the Tipton R-VI School Board, the Tax Levy rate hearing was set for Monday, Aug. 15, at 6:45 p.m.

Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) discusses role in area economic picture

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) Board of Directors discussed the need to explain the role of the organization at the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 13, at Mel's Diner in Tipton.

Monday, July 25

MoDOT and D.R.E.A.M. Representatives To Be Present at Aug. 9 Signage Meeting

MoDOT and D.R.E.A.M. Representatives To Be Present at Aug. 9 Signage Meeting

Wednesday, July 20

Relay for Life Fundraiser to be held at Original by Sharon and Kim

Relay for Life Fundraiser to be held at Original by Sharon and Kim

Hunter’s Education Class set for Aug. 8-9 at California City Hall

A Hunter’s Education class will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 8-9 at the public meeting room at the California City Hall.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri July 20-29

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 29.

Sports physicals offered at Moniteau Co. Health Center

Sports physicals for area student athletes who will be participating in school sports during the 2011-2012 school year will be offered at the Moniteau County Health Center, located at 401 S. Francis St., California, through Aug. 22.

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Photos from Storytime held at Wood Place Public Library

Photos from the Wood Place Public Library Summer Reading Program Thursday night event July 14.

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California Balloon Invitational a Success

With the heat reaching 95 degrees by 1:45 p.m. Saturday, July 16, the question of how many would come out to California Balloon Invitational held at Windmill Ridge was answered when droves of cars began coming out starting at 5 p.m.

California Democrat Community Calender July 20

California Democrat Community Calender July 20

Tuesday, July 19

Obituaries Published in July 20 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in July 20 California Democrat

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St. Paul's Lutheran hosts Vacation Bible School

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California, hosted vacation bible school July 11-15 where a total of 31 youth in preschool through fifth grade participated in a "Big Jungle Adventure - A Faith Journey with Jesus," the theme for the 2011 VBS.

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3MT Lifechangers in California area this week to provide volunteer work

The 3MT Lifechangers (a.k.a. the Mid-Missouri Team) are in the area this week, July 16-23, providing volunteer work and repairs for residences in California and surrounding areas.

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Photos from California Balloon Invitational Festival Dinner

Photos from California Balloon Invitational Festival Dinner held Saturday, July 16, at Centennial Hall.

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Crime Watch meets at Latham

The Moniteau County Crime Watch met Tuesday, July 12, at the Latham Christian Church.

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California Balloon Invitational Kicks Off With Media Flight/Festival

Television reporters Teresa Snow from KRCG, and Sam Kubota, KOMU, took to the air over California Friday, July 15, as part of the media flight which officially kicked off the California Balloon Invitational Festivities.

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Photos from California Balloon Invitational Festival

Photos from California Balloon Invitational Festival.

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Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Goes to New York for Big Apple Adventure

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Clarksburg, held their Vacation Bible School July 11-15.

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Wood Place Public Library Receives $1400 Worth of Children's Books from Libri Foundation Grant/ Moniteau County Retired Teachers

It can be a constant struggle for a small town library to provide important services, update technology equipment and purchase books with the small operating budget available.

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Bolinger Siblings Work Together To Continue Versailles Livestock Auction Family Business

Siblings Kent, Greg and Connie Bolinger are the owners of Versailles Livestock Auction located at 1201 Sale Barn Road off of Highway 52.

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California United Church of Christ Experiences Pandamania During VBS

California United Church of Christ held their Vacation Bible School July 11-14.

Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, July 14, at the 911 office.

Public meeting held on hazard mitigation

A public hearing to consider the five-year update of the Moniteau County Hazard Mitigation Plan was held Tuesday, July 12, at Centennial Hall.

Mid-Mo Ambulance tax levy hearing Aug. 10

At the regular monthly meeting of the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors Wednesday, July 13, the public hearing to set the tax levy rate was set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the Tipton district office.

Thursday, July 14

Tilley launches Mo. lieutenant governor’s bid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley formally launched a campaign for lieutenant governor Thursday while reporting a hefty campaign account containing more than $1 million.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board met Thursday, July 14, at City Hall.

Wednesday, July 13

Related services to Meet July 14

The Moniteau County Related Services meeting will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 12-1 p.m.

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California Balloon Invitational to be held Saturday, July 16

The California Balloon Invitational will be held Saturday, July 16, at Windmill Ridge off of Buchanan Street east of California.

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Photos from the California Pool

Photos from the California Pool.

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Folk Songs from Around the World Sung at Wood Place Public Library

Folk Songs from Around the World Sung at Library

California First Baptist Church to go on Big Apple Adventure

California First Baptist Church to go on Big Apple Adventure!

Fundraising begins for new Christian ministries building

On Saturday, July 23, the first of the fundraising events to raise money for construction of the future building for Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. (MCMC) will be hosted by the Annunciation Catholic Ladies Sodality.

Russellville Community Pool to hold "Swimming Under the Stars"

Russellville Community Pool to hold "Swimming Under the Stars."

Lake Area Community Orchestra to play at Jefferson City First Christian Church

Lake Area Community Orchestra to play at Jefferson City First Christian Church.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri July 13-22

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri July 13-22

Tuesday, July 12

Obituaries Published in July 13 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in July 13 California Democrat.

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California City Board of Aldermen review sidewalk project

The City of California Board of Aldermen did a walk-through of the area for the new sidewalk on Oak Street before the regular meeting at the City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, July 5.

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Columbia Handbell Ensemble Performs at California United Church of Christ

In preparation for their national concert in Minneapolis, Minn., July 16, at the Handbell Musicians of American National Seminar, the Columbia Handbell Ensemble performed Sunday, July 10, at the California United Church of Christ (UCC).

Council reviews Hickory Hills wastewater report

The City of California Board of Aldermen heard a review of the Bartlett and West, Engineers, report on the wastewater system of Hickory Hills / Temple Terrace subdivision the City Hall Council Chambers on Tuesday, July 5.

Cole County R-1 School Board Meets

The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 14.

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Marty Albertson new California High School Head Football Coach

Marty Albertson new California High School Head Football Coach.

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Eagle Scouts take first in Finke Theatre Think Tank trivia contest

The Third annual Finke Theatre Think Tank fundraiser drew 13 tables of participants in the trivia contest held at the California Nutrition Center.

New additions to California Rural

There are two recent additions to the fleet of fire fighting vehicles of California Rural Fire Protection District (CRFPD).

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AAA Well Drilling and Pump Service Adds Full Line of Geothermal Heating and Cooling

AAA Well Drilling and Pump Service has been a family business for over 27 years.

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Lupus Baptist Church Offering Concert/VBS to Reach Community

Lupus Baptist Church will be offering two free events on concurrent weeks at the church to reach out to the surrounding community.

Wednesday, July 6

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California D.R.E.A.M. Initiative Coordinator Patrick Hanlon Present for Signage Meeting

Patrick Hanlon, senior project manager for PGAV Planners, who is helping coordinate the California Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (D.R.E.A.M.) Initiative program was present for the signage meeting held Thursday, June 30, at City Hall.

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest Entries Due

The Miss Moniteau County Queen Pageant will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 2, in conjunction with the Moniteau County Fair.

Annual Women in Agriculture conference to be held in Boonville

The 17th Annual Women in Agriculture will be hosted by the Central Missouri Committee and will be held in Boonville.

Supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross down to critical levels across the United States

Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations.

Lasagna Gardening to be presented Tuesday, July 12, at Twin City Garden Club

The Twin City Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, July 12, at 10 a.m.

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Photos from the Antartic Themed Storytime at Wood Place Public Library

Photos from the Antartic Themed Storytime held Thursday, June 30, at Wood Place Public Library, California.

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California High School Football Camp held June 27-30

The California High School Football Camp for grades 9-12 was held last week at the middle school practice field, where approximately 65 attended.

California Democrat Community Calender July 6

California Democrat Community Calender July 6

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri July 6-15

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri July 6-15

Tuesday, July 5

Obituaries Published in July 6 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in July 6 California Democrat

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Red Cross Swimming Lessons held at California Pool

Red Cross Swimming Lessons held at California Pool

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July 4th fireworks light up California sky

The California Fire Department once again put on a spectacular show of fireworks for the annual July 4th celebration at Proctor Park Monday night.

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California Fourth of July Parade

California Fourth of July Parade photos.

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Floodprone Areas in Moniteau and Cooper County

As the Missouri River passes flood stage, residents of the Lupus and Sandy Hook areas in Moniteau County, and Wooldridge just over the line in Cooper County, wait to find out just how high the water may rise.

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Patrick Hanlon Gives Update on California D.R.E.A.M. Initiative

Patrick Hanlon, senior project manager for PGAV Planners, who is helping coordinate the California Downtown Revitalization and Economic Assistance for Missouri (D.R.E.A.M.) Initiative gave an update on where the project is at and what to look for going forward.

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Corticelli Tent Revival Perseveres Even With Obstacles

Corticelli Baptist Church's Tent Revival: "Where the Old Meets the New," was held July 1-3, even in changing weather moods.

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High Point Celebrates Fourth of July as Community

The residents of High Point gathered at the local ballfield to celebrate Independence Day with food, fellowship and fireworks.

3MT Lifechangers to do volunteer work in area July 16-23

The Mid-Missouri Mission Team, also known as the 3MT Lifechangers, will provide volunteer work for houses in California and surrounding areas July 16-23.

Public meeting to present proposed county five-year hazard mitigation plan

The Moniteau County proposed five-year Hazard Mitigation Plan update will be presented at a public meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Centennial Hall, Moniteau County Fairgrounds.