Stories for June 2011

Subscribe

Wednesday, June 29

Tease photo

K.C. Chief's mascot is a summer school treat for California

The students attending summer school at the California School District received a special visit on Wednesday, June 22, from Warpaint, the long-time mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Obituaries Published in June 29 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in June 29 California Democrat

Tease photo

Customer appreciation day at Community Bank of Russellville

The annual Customer Appreciation Day Barbecue of Community Bank of Russellville was held Friday, June 24, drawing a crowd estimated at close to 200.

Tease photo

California Construction takes on Chamber of Commerce as part of California Recreation Association T-Ball

California Construction takes on Chamber of Commerce as part of California Recreation Association T-Ball

Tease photo

Photos of Moniteau County Residents who caught large catfish

Photos of Moniteau County Residents who caught large catfish

Tease photo

California Commerce Bank hosts Customer Appreciation Day

California Commerce Bank hosts Customer Appreciation Day.

Tease photo

Grand opening held at California Verizon Wireless

Photos from the grand opening held at the California Verizon Wireless store located in the Village Green Shopping Center.

California Democrat Community Calender June 22

California Democrat Community Calender June 22

Tease photo

Mel's Diner Opens in California

After their first restaurant had a successful year in Tipton, Mel and Naz Veliu have opened their second Mel's Diner in California.

Tease photo

Moniteau County Historical Society Ice Cream Social Held

On Saturday, June 25, the Moniteau County Historical Society held its annual Ice Cream Social at the meeting hall located at 201 North High Street.

Tease photo

New Hope Baptist Church Goes to New York for Big Apple Adventure

New Hope Baptist Church, Centertown, held their Vacation Bible School June 12-17.

Tease photo

Moniteau County 4-H Achievement Day Held at Wood Place Public Library

The following ribbons were given at the Moniteau County Achievement Day held Sunday, June 12 at Wood Place Public Library, California, by MaryAnn Patten, Moniteau County Youth Specialist:

Tease photo

Volleyball Camp held at California High School

The California High School Summer Volleyball Camp for grades 2-12 was held last week (June 20-23) at the high school, where, according to CHS Head Volleyball Coach Ashley Atteberry, the focus was to learn volleyball skills while having fun.

Tease photo

Football Camp held for California seventh, eighth graders

A total of 46 boys in grades 7-8 attended the California Pintos Seventh and Eighth Grade Summer Football Camp last week (June 20-24) at the California Middle School practice field.

Tease photo

During "Gold Rush" VBS Salem Bapitst Church Discovers "Jesus is the Rock of Ages"

Salem Baptist Church, California, held their Vacation Bible School June 12-16.

Independence Day parade and fireworks to be held in California

California will once again have an Independence Day parade and fireworks, with the parade in the morning and the fireworks in the evening.

Moniteau County Public Water District considers improvements

At a meeting open to the public on Monday, June 20, the Board of Directors of Moniteau County Public Water Supply District No. 2 heard from an engineer and a financial specialist on proposals to upgrade the district.

Tipton school board reviews end of year reports

At the last regular meeting of the 2010-11 school year, the Tipton R-VI School Board reviewed the end of year reports and approved the preliminary budget for the 2011-12 school year.

Latham to be site of July crime watch community meeting

The Latham Christian Church facility in Latham will be the location of the next Moniteau County Crime Watch community meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.

Mid Mo Ambulance District assists after tornado strikes

At the regular monthly meeting of the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors Wednesday, June 15, Administrator Lee Kempf reported that the district assisted after recent tornado activity in Joplin and Sedalia.

Engineer report at special California city council meeting

A special meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen was held Monday, June 28, for the purpose of reviewing engineering reports by Bartlett and West Engineering.

Wednesday, June 22

Judge Grants Motion to Suppress Evidence in Bustamante Case

Motions were heard in judge's chambers this week

Tease photo

Grace United Methodist and St. Paul's Evangelical Churches "Shake Things Up" for VBS

Grace United Methodist and St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown, held their joint Vacation Bible School June 14-16.

City of California Board of Aldermen approves July 4 parade route

At a special meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen, the route for the Independence Day parade was approved.

Tease photo

Moniteau County Relay for Life hampered by rain

The American Cancer Society 11th Annual Relay for Life of Moniteau County was held June 17-18, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, despite rain that cut the event short for the third consecutive year.

Local Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) Agency Changes Hours

Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) is announcing a change in hours for Community Services at its Moniteau County Family Resource Center.

Tease photo

Basketball Camp held at California High School

The California High School Boys Basketball Camp for grades 4-6 was held last week (June 13-16) at the high school, where approximately 30 boys attended.

Tuesday, June 21

Obituaries Published in June 22 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in June 22 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in June 15 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in June 15 California Democrat

California Democrat Community Calender for June 22

California Democrat Community Calender for June 22

Tease photo

High Point Summer School Comes to Close

High Point R-III School held its Summer School program from May 31- June 13.

Tease photo

Russellville Summer School Wraps Up School Year

Cole R-I School District held its Summer School program from June 6-17.

California's Tyler Blank rides to win at Double-X Speedway

An exciting night of racing was featured at the Double-X Speedway Sunday, June 19, that included a big win for California's own Tyler Blank in the 360 Winged Sprint feature race.

California School Board passes preliminary 2011-12 budget

The California R-I School Board passed a preliminary budget for the 2011-12 school year at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, June 15, following a special Monday work session.

Tease photo

Photos from the Egyptian Themed Storytime at Wood Place Public Library

Photos from the Egyptian Themed Storytime at Wood Place Public Library

Tease photo

California's VFW faces off with Tipton's Bobbio's Eatery

Photos from the CRA Junior boys ball game Thursday, June 16.

Tease photo

Top Changes Needed on Highway 50 discussed at Third Signage Meeting Held at California City Hall

The third meeting over the signage on the new Highway 50 promoting California was held Thursday, June 16, at City Hall.

Tease photo

Flag Retirement Ceremony Held by California Boy Scout Troop 120

In a blaze of glory 88 flags were retired by California Boy Scout Troop 120 Monday, June 13, at Proctor Park.

Tease photo

California Area Chamber of Commerce hosts annual golf tourney

The California Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its eighth annual golf tournament Wednesday, June 15, at the California Country Club, where a total of seven teams of three participated in the 18-hole event.

Tease photo

Lillian Dillbeck turns 101 in style

Lillian Dillbeck, a resident of Moniteau Care Center, California, celebrated her 101st birthday Friday with family and friends.

Tease photo

CPI "Wine, Dine and Win" event held at Braykley Hall

It appeared to be a fun evening for attendees of the California Progress, Inc. (CPI) "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraising event Saturday, June 18.

Fourth Moniteau County Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting held

The third meeting for the five-year update of the Moniteau County Hazard Mitigation Plan drew about 30 participants.

Storm water improvement grant for California

It was announced by the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) Thursday, June 16, that the storm water system improvement grant applied for by the City of California has been approved.

Little Pintos Preschool graduates 12

Little Pintos Preschool and Playhouse, California, hosted the 2011 graduation ceremony May 27, where a total of 12 youngsters graduated from preschool.

Wednesday, June 15

Tease photo

CRA's American Family plays Cal's 2

In the California Recreation Association Intermediate Boys summer ball league, American Family faced off with Cal's 2 June 7 at the California Sports Complex for a night of fun on the diamond.

California Democrat Community Calender June 15

California Democrat Community Calender for the June 15 issue.

California High School Volleyball Camp for grades 2-12 starts June 20

California High School Volleyball Camp for grades 2-12 starts June 20

California High School Football Camp starts June 27

CHS Football Camp starts June 27

CES/CMS Football Camps to be held June 20-24

• The 2011 California Pintos 7th-8th Grade Summer Football Camp will be held 1-3 p.m.

Tease photo

California High School Football Camp held June 6-10

Approximately 65-70 boys attended the California High School Football Camp for grades 9-12 last week at the California Middle School practice field.

Tease photo

California Fire Department Holds Barbecue Fundraiser

Held under an American flag tied to a ladder truck, the California Fire Department held its Annual Barbecue Fundraiser in the Village Green Parking Lot Saturday, June 11.

Tease photo

Children Learn About China During Summer Reading Program

Presenters Daisy Li and Arthur Yan helped children at Wood Place Public Library be transported to China as part of the Summer Reading Program held Thursday, June 9.

Tuesday, June 14

Tease photo

CROP Hunger Walk held June 12, at Proctor Park

Area churches sponsored a CROP Hunger Walk Sunday, June 12, at Proctor Park.

Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) Board of Directors 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 .

California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets

Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, June 9.

Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, June 9, at the 911 office.

Moniteau County Relay for Life starts at 6 p.m. Friday at fairgrounds

The American Cancer Society 11th Annual Relay for Life of Moniteau County will get underway at 6 p.m. Friday at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California.

Tease photo

Lady Pinto Basketball Camp held at California High School

The annual California Lady Pinto Basketball Camp for grades K-12 was held last week (June 6-9) at California High School.

Tease photo

Tree planted, bench placed in memory of Opal Schwab

In memory of Opal Schwab, a Burgandy Bell Maple tree was planted at Proctor Park on Saturday, June 11, just behind a bench placed in her memory in mid-December 2010.

Tease photo

Friendship Bapitst Church Goes on Big Apple Adventure during VBS

Friendship Baptist Church, California, held their Vacation Bible School June 5-10.

Tease photo

Jeff Schlup Turns Hobby Into Cedar Ridge Taxidermy

Growing up Jeff Schlup, owner of Cedar Ridge Taxidermy, was interested in hunting and fishing.

Tease photo

Second annual Phillips Field, California, fly-in held

The second annual fly-in of the CalMo Flying Club and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 429 was Saturday, June 11, at Phillips Field on Airport Road off Industrial Park Road east of California.

Tease photo

Big Apple Adventure Vacation Bible School Held at Oakland Bapitst Church

Oakland Baptist Church, Clarksburg, held its Vacation Bible School June 6-10.

Corticelli Baptist Church to present "Tent Event: Where the Old Meets the New"

Ryan Stiffler, pastor at Corticelli Baptist Church, said during "Tent Event: Where the Old Meets the New" tent revival to be held from July 1-3, they are going to reach out to the younger generation while staying true to some of the old fashioned themes.

Thursday, June 9

California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board met Thursday, June 9, at City Hall.

Wednesday, June 8

Assistance for Joplin

There are many ways to help the people who suffered through the May 22 tornado which struck Joplin.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri June 8 - 17

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri June 8 - 17

Deeken on Dean's List

Caitlin E. Deeken, California, has received recognition on the Dean's List for the Spring semester at Bradley University in Peoria, Il.

Tease photo

New California Recreation Director, Skylar Smothers

Skylar Smothers, the new California Recreation Director took up his duties Tuesday, May 31, beginning the task of becoming accustomed to the scope of his duties.

FSA County Committee Nominations Start June 15

Moniteau County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Daryl Raithel, announced that county committee election nominations begin June 15.

Tease photo

Pinto Basketball Camp held at California High School

Photos from the California High School Boys Basketball Camp held last week at the high school gymnasium.

Tuesday, June 7

California Democrat Community Calender June 8

California Democrat Community Calender June 8.

Third hazard mitigation update meeting held

The third meeting for the five-year update of the Moniteau County Hazard Mitigation Plan drew about 30 participants.

Several issues tabled at Monday night City Council meeting

At the regular monthly meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen on Monday, June 6, several items were tabled to be taken up at future meetings.

Obituaries Published in the June 8 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the June 8 California Democrat

Photos from Storytime held at Wood Place Public Library

Photos from Storytime held at Wood Place Public Library

Tease photo

Holtsclaw New manager for local Central Bank

Sara Holtsclaw is the new Community Bank Manager for Central Bank, California. She took her new position on Wednesday, June 1.

Tease photo

Justin Nichols New Pastor at Jamestown Assembly of God

Justin Nichols, pastor at Jamestown Assembly of God, said his desire to serve God was brought about after getting saved at a young age.

Tease photo

MoDOT Gives Public Informational Program at California Elementary Discussing Bold New Plans

Representatives from MoDOT gathered at the California Elementary School Cafeteria Wednesday, June 1, to give a program laying out what their plan to deal with budget cuts will be.

Tease photo

Photos from the Annunciation Catholic Church Picnic

Photos from the Annunciation Catholic Church Picnic.

Tease photo

'Gala at Mansion' aids library

Saturday, June 4, was one of California's major social events of the year with the "Gala at the Mansion" charitable event hosted by Pam and Rich Green.

Tease photo

Third Annual Joshua's Angels Golf Tournament held June 3

Joshua's Angels Relay for Life of Moniteau County relay team hosted the third annual golf tournament fundraiser Friday, June 3, at the California Country Club, where a total of 24 teams participated in the three-person scramble event.

Tease photo

Martha Foxworthy and Judy Bryant Work Together to Serve High Point's Postal Needs

After retiring from working in retail most of her life, Martha Foxworthy took over the role of postmaster at the High Point Post Office.

Tease photo

Prestage Quarries Inc., Over 35 Years of Service

Prestage Quarries Inc., was started over 35 years ago by Max Prestage and Gary Milligan.

Tease photo

Lake Area Community Orchestra Kicks Off Summer Concert Series at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville

Many came out for the opening concert in the 2011 Lake Area Community Orchestra Summer Concert Series held Tuesday, May 31, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville.

Last Quilt Completed for UCC Quilters

On Wednesday, June 1, the Quilters of California United Church of Christ completed their last quilt.

Tease photo

Melissa Weis is new stylist at Something Sassy

Stylist Melissa Weis joined owner/stylist Stephanie Stokes and stylist Bev Martinez at Something Sassy Beauty Salon, California, April 18.

California High School music students perform at Lincoln center, New York

California High School music students Jessica McKenzie, Bailey Glenn, Pax Baker, Kassi Meisenheimer and Grant Burger, who were all members of the West Central Missouri District Choir in the fall, were invited by the choir's director, Dr. Rick Weymuth, to sing in a performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, New York, in April.

Second Signage Meeting Held at California City Hall

The second meeting over the signage on the new Highway 50 promoting California was held Thursday, June 2, at City Hall.

Wednesday, June 1

Obituaries Published in June 1 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in June 1 California Democrat

California Democrat Community Calender June 1

California Democrat Community Calender June 1

Tease photo

Moniteau County escapes worst of storms

In spite of a tornado warning and severe storm warnings including high wind, hail and heavy rain, Moniteau County escaped the worst of the recent spate of bad weather which brought tornados and other severe weather to many areas around the state.

Tease photo

Joplin disaster gains local assistance

The unprecedented tornado which struck Joplin on May 22 has resulted in an outpouring of assistance of people, equipment and supplies from all areas.

Tease photo

Masons and Knights Templar honor Sam Owens

Members of California Masonic Lodge 183 and Knights Templar gathered at the marker of Samuel Owens in the California Masonic Cemetery following the Memorial Day Service.

Memorial Day services held at grave of Vincent Manley

The grave of Vincent Manley was selected to represent those honored on Memorial Day for the 2011 Memorial Day Service.

More storage for county

Moniteau County now has additional storage space with the recent acquisition of old Firehouse One of the California Rural Fire Protection District (CRFPD).

American Cancer Society celebrates strength of survivors

The American Cancer Society would like to extend an invitation to cancer survivors and a guest to a celebration dinner.

2011 summer sports camp schedule for California R-1 Schools

2011 summer sports camp schedule for California R-1 Schools

Sports Physicals offered at Moniteau County Health Center

Students in the Moniteau County R-1 School District who plan to participate in school sports during the 2011-12 school year can get a physical at the Moniteau County Health Center in California.

Enjoy free fishing days June 11-12

“Gone fishing” signs will be posted on doors across the state June 11 and 12 as Missourians enjoy a favorite outdoor pastime at no cost.

Cole County R-1 School Board Meets

The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 19.

Photos from the California Middle School Spelling Bee

Photos from the California Middle School Spelling Bee.

Tease photo

Photos from Storytime held at Wood Place Public Library

Photos from Storytime held at Wood Place Public Library held Thursday, May 26.

Tease photo

United Church of Christ, California, Playschool Graduation held

United Church of Christ, California, hosted a graduation ceremony Thursday morning for 20 four-year-old children who attend the playschool at the church.