Stories for October 2011

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Monday, October 31

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CHS Cross Country runners advance to state meet

The California High School varsity cross country team competed at the Class 2 District 7 Meet at Tiger Jack's Golf Course, Holden, Saturday, Oct. 29, where the Lady Pintos finished in second place as a team to qualify to advance to the 2011 MSHSAA Boys and Girls Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 5, at Oak Hills Golf Center (5K), Jefferson City.

Friday, October 28

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Pintos end season with loss to Eldon

The California Pintos traveled to Eldon for game #3 in Class 3 District 8 football Thursday, Oct. 27, where they lost to the Mustangs 38-0 to end the season 5-5.

Thursday, October 27

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California loses district championship to Stover

The California High School varsity volleyball team faced top-seeded Stover in the championship match at the Class 2 District 13 Volleyball Tournament Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Cole Camp, where the Lady Pintos, the #2 seed, suffered a loss to the Lady Bluebirds to finish the tourney in second place.

Wednesday, October 26

Chamber needs nominations

The Awards Committee of the California Area Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for the 2011 Citizen of the Year and the 2011 Business of the Year.

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New county jail project going forward

Bids have been accepted for construction of a new Moniteau County jail facility on the north side of the Courthouse Square at the corner of North Street and North East Street (Highway 87).

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Area All District/ Conference/ Region Softball Players

Area All District/ Conference/ Region Softball Players

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri Oct. 26-Nov. 4

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri Oct. 26-Nov. 4

2011 Taxes - Moniteau County

2011 Taxes - Moniteau County

California Rec. Association to host youth basketball clinics

California Rec. Association to host youth basketball clinics

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California Care Center Holds Rummage/Bake Sale

California Care Center Holds Rummage/Bake Sale

FCCLA Takes the Money Collected to the Region 13 Meeting

California High School’s FCCLA attended the Region 13 meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12, in Pilot Grove where they donated money for the Joplin Relief and shared chapter updates.

California High School Takes Fourth in Speech Competition

Fifteen California High School students participated in a speech competition at Smith Cotton on Saturday, Oct. 15, bringing home a fourth place finish.

MFA Oil Company announces local annual meeting

The 2011 annual meeting of the California MFA Oil Company bulk plant has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Oct. 29 at Eagles Lodge, 314 N. High St., California.

Pumpkin Carving Contest

The California High School Art Club held a Pumpkin Carving Contest among its members on Monday, Oct. 24, from 6-9 p.m.

Big Numbers Attending Nichols Career Center

Eleven students of California High School attend Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City, for the first four classes of the day. Each student is involved in their own favorite course of study.

Sandoval elected District 5 vice president

Three DECA members from California High School attended the Fall Leadership and State Elections Conference Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Tuesday, October 25

Obituaries Published in October 26 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in October 26 California Democrat

Kehoe selling car dealerships

Starting next Monday, it will be Joe Machens Capital City Ford Lincoln.

Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

Farm Bureau holds annual meeting

California Democrat Community Calender October 26

California Democrat Community Calender October 26

California Lady Pintos Hoops 12th Annual Hog Roast Nov. 6

California Lady Pintos Hoops 12th Annual Hog Roast Nov. 6

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Dorothy Elliott Regains Independent Living Through California Care Center Outpatient Therapy

A fall caused Dorothy Elliott to have to move in with her daughter.

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California's Tanner Roberts competes at State Golf Championships

California High School senior Tanner Roberts competed at the Class 1 State Golf Championships Oct. 17-18 at Silo Ridge Golf Club, Bolivar, where she finished tied for 35th place.

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Russellville wins district opener

The Russellville High School varsity volleyball team faced Eugene in the first round of the Class 2 District 7 Volleyball Tournament Monday at Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, where the Lady Indians, 10-13-3 and seeded third, defeated the Lady Eagles, the sixth seed, 25-19, 25-16.

Seventh grade Lady Pintos end season undefeated

The California Middle School seventh grade volleyball team hosted Versailles for the Lady Pintos' final match of the season Oct. 17, where the Lady Pintos captured a win, 25-23, 25-23, to end the season undefeated 12-0.

California Volleyball Team loses to Smith-Cotton on Senior Night

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Smith-Cotton Oct. 17, which was Senior NIght and the last match of the regular season for the Lady Pintos, where the varsity lost to the Lady Tigers 20-25 and 24-26.

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Ribbon Cutting Held for Bristol Manor Manager Kayci Porter

Ribbon Cutting Held for Bristol Manor Manager Kayci Porter

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McGirk Soup/Chili Supper Held

McGirk Soup/Chili Supper Held

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Centertown Baptist Church Hosts Bluegrass Gospel Jam

Several bluegrass artists came together and performed at the Bluegrass Gospel Jam held at Centertown Baptist Church Sunday, Oct. 23.

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California Elementary School holds PTO Carnival

In attendance at the California Elementary School PTO Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 22, were children of all ages.

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Third Generation Flooring Company Settles Into Tipton

Sallie Humphrey's grandfather started a flooring company in Kingdom City in the late 1960's.

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Photos from the Jamestown School Page

Photos from the Jamestown School Page

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High Point School Carnival Held

High Point School Carnival Held

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Photos from the Prairie Home School Page

Photos from the Prairie Home School Page

California R-I plans to focus on people not things

California R-I School District Superintendent Dwight Sanders reported the school's financial outlook at the regular monthly school board meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 19.

California Progress, Inc. plans for coming events

California Progress, Inc. (CPI) discussed planned events at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Wood Place Public Library.

Special council meeting called concerning well

The discovery that California's Well Number Eight had quit prompted the call for a special meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen, Thursday, Oct. 20.

Monday, October 24

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Lady Pintos finish third at Fatima Meet, Pintos finish fourth

The California High School cross country team participated in the Fatima Meet at Westphalia Saturday, where the Lady Pintos finished third out of 17 teams with 73, while the Pintos finished fourth with 99.

Saturday, October 22

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California defeats Versailles 29-21

The California Pintos hosted Versailles for game #2 in Class 3 District 8 football Friday, Oct. 21, at Riley Field, where they romped to a 29-21 win over the Tigers.

Wednesday, October 19

Turkey Barn of Terror Returns

Turkey Barn of Terror Returns

California High Fall Concert

Sunday, Oct. 9, the California High School Choral Department held its fall concert.

California FFA members enjoy the fall weather

The California FFA chapter held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Ag room.

Moniteau Co. Cattleman's Association dinner meeting Tuesday

Moniteau Co. Cattleman's Association dinner meeting Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18

Brackets for Local Volleyball Tournaments Happening October 24-25

Brackets for Local Volleyball Tournaments Happening October 24-25

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Photos of the Russellville Carnival

Photos of the Russellville Carnival

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Photos of the Russellville Carnival Coronation Ceremony

Photos of the Russellville Carnival Coronation Ceremony

Obituaries Published in October 19 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in October 19 California Democrat

Mid-Mo Ambulance 2011-12 budget amended

The Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors approved an amended budget, correcting the ending balance from the projected $680,000 to the actual $614,325.41.

Business closing and broadband expansion discussed at MRED

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) Board of Directors heard from Bob DeWeerd, Nordyne operations manager, at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Norman G's in Tipton.

California Middle School Lady Pintos defeat Versailles Lady Tigers

The California Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams traveled to Versailles Oct. 6, where both teams won their matches.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Discusses Christmas California Style at Meeting

Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Oct. 13.

California Democrat Community Calender October 19

California Democrat Community Calender October 19

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California Middle School Volleyball Teams Donates to Buddy Pack Program

The California Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams donated $200 and 41 jars of peanut butter to the Buddy Pack Program.

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Signed Aprons Presented to Cafeteria Workers at California Schools

Signed Aprons Presented to Cafeteria Workers at California Schools

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High Point Tractor Ride Held

High Point Tractor Ride Held

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Photos from the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Revival

Photos from the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Revival

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Photos from Jamestown Assembly of God Fried Chicken Dinner

Photos from Jamestown Assembly of God Fried Chicken Dinner

California loses last match of regular season to Smith-Cotton

California's volleyball teams hosted Smith-Cotton Monday, Oct. 17, where the varsity Lady Pintos lost their last match of the regular season to the Lady Tigers 20-25 and 24-26.

Off-season Body Conditioning

With football season nearing an end it is about time to re-lace those sneakers and get on the courts.

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Photos from the October Russellville School Page

Photos from the October Russellville School Page

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Bill Miller Performs at California First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Bill Miller, a pianist from Norfolk, Neb., performed at the California First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Photos from the October High Point School Page

Photos from the October High Point School Page

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for October 14

California Elementary School Students of the Week for October 14

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Jamestown FBLA Prepares Students to be Business Leaders

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organizations are involved in many schools in the area, state and country.

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Open house held at 1869 grist mill at Cotton

An open house was held on Saturday and Sunday at Dick's Mill at the community of Cotton.

Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, Oct. 13, at the 911 office.

Tipton school board meets

The regular monthly meeting of the Tipton R-VI School Board was held Monday, Oct. 10, at the Board of Education Office.

Monday, October 17

Lady Pintos take fourth place at Versailles Tourney

California's varsity volleyball team participated in the Versailles Tournament Saturday, where the Lady Pintos finished in fourth place out of 12 teams.

Saturday, October 15

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Pintos fall 7-0 to Pirates in district opener

The California Pintos hosted Boonville in the opening round of Class 3 District 8 football Friday at Riley Field, where they fell 7-0 to the Pirates.

Friday, October 14

Lady Pintos lose match to Osage

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Osage Thursday, Oct. 13, where the varsity Lady Pintos lost to the Lady Indians 20-25, 25-21 and 23-25.

Thursday, October 13

California Area Chamber of Commerce Discusses Christmas California Style at Monthly Meeting

California Area Chamber of Commerce Discusses Christmas California Style at Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, October 12

Lady Pintos lose to Lady Comets

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Fatima Tuesday, Oct. 11, where the varsity and JV Lady Pintos lost to the Lady Comets.

California High School Adds an Eighth Class Period

High school students had a major change to their schedule when an eighth period was added.

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California Pintos scratch Knob Noster Panthers for 49-9 Homecoming Victory

The California Pintos hosted Knob Noster for Homecoming Friday, Oct. 7, at Riley Field, where, after a long night filled with one penalty call after another, the Pintos defeated the Panthers 49-9.

California Democrat Community Calender Oct. 12

California Democrat Community Calender Oct. 12

California Recreation Association to host youth basketball clinics

California Recreation Association to host youth basketball clinics

CHS Drum Line and Flag Corps Compete at CMU

The CHS drum line and flag corps participated in a competition at CMU in Fayette, Saturday, Oct. 1.

CHS Students Dress Up for Spirit Week

Monday, Oct. 3 marked the start of Homecoming week for CHS.

FFA hosts annual barbecue

The FFA barbecue was very successful Sunday, Oct. 2.

Tuesday, October 11

Obituaries Published in October 12 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in October 12 California Democrat.

Jamestown loses to Pilot Grove in district semifinals

The Jamestown Lady Eagles defeated Glasgow 2-1 in the opener at the Class 1 District 7 Softball Tournament Oct. 5 at New Franklin.

Russellville loses district championship to Blair Oaks

Russellville loses district championship to Blair Oaks

California Lady Pintos net eight wins in four days

The California High School volleyball teams wrapped up action on the court last week with three varsity wins and five JV wins.

Prairie Home Lady Panthers end season with district loss to New Franklin

The Prairie Home Lady Panthers faced New Franklin in the first round of the Class 1 District 7 Softball Tournament Oct. 5 at New Franklin

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California ends season with loss to Boonville

The California Lady Pintos opened the Class 3 District 13 Softball Tournament Oct. 5 with a 15-4 win against Marshall.

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Photos of the California Homecoming Parade

Photos of the California Homecoming Parade

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Photos of the California Homecoming Coronation

Photos of the California Homecoming Coronation

California competes at Helias Invitational

"Saturday was a pretty good day for California High School Cross Country," California Coach Josh Grotzinger said regarding the Helias Invitational at Cole County Park, Jefferson City.

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California's Tanner Roberts advances to state golf championships

Three Lady Pinto golfers participated in Class 1 Sectionals Oct. 5 at Redfield Golf Course, Eugene.

City of California audited

A representative of Gerding, Korte & Chitwood, CPA's, presented a report on the recent audit of the City of California to the Board of Aldermen at its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 3.

California freshman capture 42-20 win at Sedalia

The California High School freshman and JV football teams traveled to Sedalia Monday night, where the freshman Pintos defeated Smith-Cotton 42-20, while the JV lost a close contest on a last-second field goal, 29-26.

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Photos of the Lupus Baptist Church Free Chili Supper and Concert

Photos of the Lupus Baptist Church Free Chili Supper and Concert

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Photos of the Men's Breakfast at Main Street Baptist Church

Photos of the Men's Breakfast at Main Street Baptist Church

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for October 7

California Elementary School Students of the Week for October 7

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Photos of the Russellville Carnival Candidates

Photos of the Russellville Carnival Candidates

CHS Students Paint Riley Field

It took several cans of spray paint, a gas powered paint sprayer, seven hours, and a dedicated group of students to transform Riley Field from plain to beautiful for this year’s homecoming game.

California Students Attend Missouri Leadership Seminar

Every year the University of Central Missouri hosts an event for students from Missouri, called the Missouri Leadership Seminar (MLS).

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Blank Backhoe Service Family Tradition for Over 51 Years

Larry Blank joined his father's backhoe service in 1964 after returning from serving in the Marine Corps.

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Chili Supper Held at Annunciation Catholic Church for St. Andrew's Bus Fund

Those in California were able to have a delicious lunch or dinner of chili or ham salad sandwiches along with plenty of sides and homemade desserts at Annunciation Catholic Church, California.

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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District Held at Russellville Elementary/Middle School

Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and desserts were served at the Russellville Elementary/Middle School Sunday, Oct. 9, to raise funds for the Russellville/Lohman Fire Protection District (RLFPD).

Celebrations of Columbus Day have a long history

Columbus Day was observed on Monday, Oct. 10, this year.

County holds prebid meeting on jail

A county jail prebid meeting was held Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Moniteau County Courthouse.

Saturday, October 8

AMBER ALERT canceled: 2-year-old boy found

An Amber Alert for a 2-year-old boy taken from his home was canceled after he was located.

Pintos stomp Panthers 49-9

The California Pintos hosted Knob Noster for Homecoming Friday, Oct. 7, at Riley Field, where they defeated the Panthers 49-9.

Friday, October 7

Freshman Pintos lose 22-14 to Jeff. Jr.

The California High School freshman football team traveled to Columbia Thursday, Oct. 6, where the Pintos lost 22-14 to Jeff Jr. at Rock Bridge High School.

Lady Pintos end season with loss to Lady Pirates

The California High School varsity softball team faced Boonville in semifinals Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Class 3 District 13 Softball Tournament at Warrensburg, where the Lady Pintos ended their season with an 8-5 loss to the Lady Pirates.

Lady Pintos win matches at Russellville

The California High School volleyball teams traveled to Russellville Thursday, Oct. 6, where both the varsity and JV teams won their match against the Lady Indians.

Thursday, October 6

California defeats Marshall 15-4 at district tourney

The California High School varsity softball team faced Marshall in first-round action at the Class 3 District 13 Softball Tournament Wednesday, Oct. 5, at Warrensburg, where the Lady Pintos captured a 15-4 win to advance to semifinals.

Wednesday, October 5

Lady Pintos win match against Lady Tigers

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Versailles Tuesday, Oct. 4, where the varsity Lady Pintos won their match 25-17, 21-25 and 25-17.

California First Christian Church to Host Concert

California First Christian Church to Host Concert

California Democrat Community Calender Oct. 5

California Democrat Community Calender Oct. 5

California Rec. Association to host youth basketball clinics

The California Recreation Association will host basketball clinics for area youth in grades 1-2 and 5-6 Oct. 29, Nov. 1, 3 and 5 at California Elementary School (CES).

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'See You At The Pole' Held at California Schools

Students met Wednesday, Sept. 28, outside at school flagpoles throughout the world to come together and pray during the 'See You At The Pole' (SYATP) Rally.

JV Pintos defeat Thunderbirds 48-6

California's JV football team traveled to North Callaway Monday night, where the Pintos defeated the Thunderbirds 48-6.

Hunter's Education Class in Tipton Oct. 11-13

Hunter's Education Class in Tipton Oct. 11-13

ACT Workshop will be held Oct. 12 at California High School

ACT Workshop will be held Oct. 12 at California High School

California High School students travel back in time to the Renaissance

California High School drama club attended the Renaissance Festival in Bonner Springs, Kansas, on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Tuesday, October 4

Brackets for Local Softball Tournaments Happening October 5-8

Brackets for Local Softball Tournaments Happening October 5-8

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California Lady Pintos capture third place finish at Warrensburg Tourney

The California High School varsity volleyball team participated in the Warrensburg Tournament Saturday, Oct. 1, where the Lady Pintos captured a third place finish.

Russellville captures second place at Linn Tournament

The Russellville High School varsity softball team participated in the Linn Tournament Sept. 24, where the Lady Indians came away with second place.

Prairie Home softball hosts Senior Night

The Prairie Home varsity softball team hosted Senior Night Sept. 28, where four Lady Panthers, Taylor Zey, Brittany Chenault, Megan Morton and team manager Amber Frank, were recognized via a special ceremony.

Russellville Lady Indians win match against Eugene Lady Eagles

The Russellville High School varsity volleyball team hosted Eugene Sept. 22, where the Lady Indians won the match 19-25, 25-10 and 25-16.

California Middle School Lady Pintos win match against Eldon Lady Mustangs

The California Middle School seventh grade volleyball team hosted Eldon Sept. 26, where the Lady Pinto won the match 25-22 and 25-15.

Obituaries Published in October 5 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in October 5 California Democrat

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Country Cuts & More Has Ribbon Cutting

Country Cuts & More Has Ribbon Cutting

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Revival Being Held at Salem Baptist Church

Revival Being Held at Salem Baptist Church

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Clarksburg School Travels to High Point For Dome Theater

Clarksburg School Travels to High Point For Dome Theater

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Chili Cookoff Held at New Beginnings Family Worship Center

Chili Cookoff Held at New Beginnings Family Worship Center

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California Elementary Hosts Dome Theater

California Elementary Hosts Dome Theater

Lupus Baptist Church to Host Free Giveaway, Meal and Concert

Lupus Baptist Church to Host Free Giveaway, Meal and Concert

Men of Integrity Breakfast to Meet Saturday

Men of Integrity Breakfast to Meet Saturday

California High School Vocal Department to hold Concert

California High School Vocal Department to hold Concert

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 30

California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 30.

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Tanner Roberts leads California at District Tourney; earns All-District honors

The California High School varsity girls’ golf team participated in the Class 1 District 3 Golf Tournament Sept. 28 at Tanglewood Golf Course, Fulton.

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Second Annual Kelsey Perez Memorial Hayride Held at Eschenbrenner Farm

Eschenbrenner Farm was filled with local residents who participated in the Second Annual Kelsey Perez Hayride.

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H & R Block Franchise Owner Committed to Service

Paul Gostomski worked for H & R Block from 1991 until 2003 when he retired from serving as a district manager in St. Louis.

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Old grist mill marks location of Cotton

Anyone who stumbles across an old grist mill in the southern part of Cooper County has more than likely taken a wrong turn somewhere.

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Muskrats love Proctor Park lake's aerator

The City of California Board of Aldermen was informed at its regular monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 3, of a problem with muskrats and the aerator in the Proctor Park.

Saturday, October 1

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Pintos lose to Indians

The California Pintos traveled to Osage Friday night, where they lost 35-14 to the Indians.