Stories for September 2011

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Wednesday, September 28

California defeats Southern Boone

The California High School volleyball teams traveled to Ashland Tuesday, Sept. 27, where both the varsity and JV won their matches against Southern Boone.

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Lady Pintos capture Senior Night win

The California High School varsity softball team hosted Osage for Senior Night Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the California Sports Complex, where the Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Indians 4-1.

California JV Volleyball executes a Victory

Tuesday, Sept. 20, JV volleyball teams A and B matched up against Jeff Junior out of Columbia.

Parking Tag Debate at CHS

With the start of a new school year, especially with administrative change, students tend to get in an uproar over the establishment of new rules or the enforcement of old ones.

Gym FaceLift

After 17 years of athletics, California High School’s gym has finally been renovated.

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California High School Library Awarded Books Through Sonic's "Limeades for Learning"

Through the Sonic "Limeades for Learning" program, the California High School Library was able to purchase $500 worth of Britannica reference books.

California Democrat Community Calender Sept. 28

• California High School ACT Workshop, 5:45-7:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Room 116 at CHS. Teacher Dana Barr will be the instructor.

Cole County R-1 School Board Meets

The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15. The Board adopted the agenda and the administrators presented their reports.

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Special services class reunion

The annual picnic of former special services classmates and Deerbrook friends was held at the Lions Club Pavillion at Proctor Park Friday, Sept. 23.

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Cleaning the shoulders

Railroad equipment working its way through the area last week was performing the task of shoulder cleaning, according to Justin Parks, superintendent of the railroad contracting crew.

National FFA Officer Speaks to California FFA Chapter

The CHS students involved in FFA, attended an event in which a National FFA officer gave a speech to the attendees.

Tuesday, September 27

Obituaries Published in September 28 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in September 28 California Democrat

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California defeats Eldon in first round of Tri-County Conference Tourney

The California High School varsity softball team faced Eldon in first-round action at the Tri-County Conference Tournament Sept. 21 at Eldon, where the Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Mustangs 4-1.

California Lady Pintos capture first place at Marshal Invitational

The California High School girls golf team participated in the Marshall Invitational Sept. 19 at Indian Foothills Golf Course, where the Lady Pintos came away with first place, defeating seven teams with 391.

Freshmen, JV Pintos defeat Mustangs

The California High School freshman and JV football teams hosted Eldon Sept. 19 at Riley Field, where both came away with a win.

Russellville defeats Linn 15-4

The Russellville High School varsity softball team traveled to Linn Sept. 20, where the Lady Indians defeated the Lady Wildcats 15-4.

California Lady Pintos net wins against Centralia Lady Panthers

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Centralia Sept. 19, where both the varsity and JV defeated the Lady Panthers.

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Shooters Club has dinner on National Hunting and Fishing Day

Grilled steaks were served to California Shooters Club members and guests on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the club facility.

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C & R Super Market Creating Family Atmosphere to Serve Area

For over 10 years California C & R Super Market Store Manager David Ratliff has worked for the grocery chain.

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2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Healthy 5K Walk/Run Results

2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Healthy 5K Walk/Run Results

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Photos of the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

Photos of the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

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Tree cutting and replacement at Proctor Park

Work continued last week at Proctor Park on beautification of the grounds.

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Photos from the September Jamestown page

Photos from the September Jamestown page.

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Photos from the September Prairie Home page

Photos from the September Prairie Home page.

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Mission Festival Held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jamestown

The Rev. James Mueller, full-time Chaplain at Heisinger Bluffs and St. Joseph's Bluffs (residential care facilities run by Lutheran Senior Services), Jefferson City, was the guest for the Mission Festival held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jamestown, Sunday, Sept. 25.

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 23

California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 23

California School Board hears request for band trip

The California R-I School Board heard a request for a trip for the band in its meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the high school media room.

Tipton rates Distinction In Performance but must take corrective action

At the regular meeting of the Tipton R-VI School Board Monday, Sept. 12, Superintendent Scott Jarvis pointed out that the Tipton School District has earned Distinction in Performance from the state while being in Corrective Action, School Improvement Level three, because of the federal government requirements under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Wednesday, September 21

Emergency 911 Board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, Sept. 15, at the 911 office.

California Democrat Community Calender September 21

California Democrat Community Calender September 21

California City council approves asphalt bid

California City council approves asphalt bid

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Tr-M Music members inducted

The induction ceremony for Tri-M Music Honor Society, Chapter 4890, California High School, was Sunday, Sept. 18, at the CHS auditorium.

Tuesday, September 20

Obituaries Published in September 21 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in September 21 California Democrat

Jamestown defeats Prairie Home 18-1

The Jamestown varsity softball team hosted Prairie Home Sept. 12, where the Lady Eagles pocketed an 18-1 win in three innings.

CMS Pintos win season openers at Eldon

The California Middle School football teams opened the season with games at Eldon Sept. 13, where both Pinto teams defeated the Mustangs.

JV California Pintos defeat Wildcats 72-6

The California High School JV football team traveled to Warsaw Monday, Sept. 12, where the Pintos defeated the Wildcats 72-6.

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House Resolution presented live on air

A Missouri House Resolution was presented live on the air at 1420 AM KRLL radio just after 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

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Photos of the Commonsense Coalition Talk Radio Open House

Photos of the Commonsense Coalition Talk Radio Open House

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Photos from the Diaper Derby held at the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

Photos from the Diaper Derby held at the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 16

California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 16

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Photos from the September High Point School Page

Photos from the September High Point School Page

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Photos from the September Russellville Page

Photos from the September Russellville Page

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St. Michael's Catholic Church Holds Fall Festival

Many who came to the Annual Fall Festival held Sunday, Sept. 18, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville, noticed some marked changes this year.

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Photos of the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival Car Show

Photos of the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival Car Show

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Tuff Truck/Compact Figure 8 Results

Tuff Truck/Compact Figure 8 Results

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Photos of the World's Largest Sandwich build at the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

Photos of the World's Largest Sandwich build at the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival held Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Photos from the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival Flag Raising Ceremony

Photos from the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival Flag Raising Ceremony.

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Curt Drinkard Finds Artistic Outlet in Chainsaw Art

Whether he liked it or not, after Curt Drinkard was laid off a year ago, he had plenty of time on his hands.

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2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival Holds "Anything Goes" Parade

One of the highlights of the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival held in California was the "Anything Goes" Parade which was led by Grand Marshal 2010 Citizen of the Year George Shelley.

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Three Stages of Entertainment at Ham and Turkey Festival

Photos from the three stages of entertainment at the 2011 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival held Saturday, Sept. 17.

Crime Watch sets annual meeting date

The annual meeting of Moniteau County Crime Watch was set at the regular monthly meeting held at the 911 Center Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Russellville loses to Linn

The Russellville High School volleyball teams hosted Linn Tuesday, Sept. 13, where the varsity Lady Indians lost their match 20-25 and 15-25 to the Lady Wildcats.

Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) meets in California

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) Board of Directors met without a quorum on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at Burgher Haus, in California.

Russellville defeats Versailles 10-2

The Russellville High School softball teams traveled to Versailles Thursday, where the varsity Lady Indians captured a 10-2 victory from the Lady Tigers.

Medicare reprocesses many Mid-Mo Ambulance claims

The Mid-Mo Ambulance Board was informed at its regular monthly meeting held Wednesday, Sept. 14, of the recent actions by Medicare as a result of claims being "processed incorrectly."

Prairie Home Lady Panthers lose to Otterville

Prairie Home hosted Otterville Tuesday, Sept. 13, where the Lady Panthers suffered an 18-2 loss to the Lady Eagles in three innings.

Discontinuance study meetings held for area post offices

There were several post office "discontinuance study" meetings held Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Mid-Mo Ambulance Board approves budget

The Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors approved a proposed budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year at the regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Mid-MO Vinyl Express Designing Service

Sara Asmus said her husband Andy's business was always in need of some type of lettering.

California Cross Country runners compete at Fulton Meet

The California Cross Country team participated in a meet at Fulton Saturday, Sept. 17, where California's Lizzy Kirby finished in sixth place with 21:03. Ashlee Davis followed in 18th place with 21:49.

Sunday, September 18

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Pintos shut out Wildcats 48-0

The Califorina Pintos hosted Montgomery County Friday, Sept. 16, at Riley Field, where they shut out the Wildcats 48-0.

Friday, September 16

California loses match to Blair Oaks

The California High School volleyball teams traveled to Wardsville Thursday, Sept. 15, where each of the Lady Pinto teams lost to Blair Oaks.

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Lady Pintos defeat Lady Dragons 18-10

The California High School softball teams hosted Bunceton Thursday, Sept. 15, at the California Sports Complex, where the varsity Lady Pintos captured a win.

Wednesday, September 14

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California wins triangular match at home

The California High School golf teams hosted Green Ridge and Osage Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the California Country Club, where the varsity Lady Pintos won their match with 196.

Lady Pintos lose to Lady Pirates

The California High School softball teams traveled to Boonville Tuesday, Sept. 13, where both the varsity and JV Lady Pintos lost to the Lady Pirates.

California wins match against Warsaw

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Warsaw Tuesday, Sept. 13, where the varsity Lady Pintos captured a match win.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri September 14 issue

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri September 14 issue

Moniteau County Cattleman's Association Dinner will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20

Moniteau County Cattleman's Association Dinner will be held Tuesday, Sept. 20

Hunter Education Class to be held Sept. 30-Oct 1 at Jamestown

A Hunter Education Class sponsored by the Moniteau County Sportsman Society chapter of Whitetails Unlimited will be held at the Jamestown Fire House 5:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, and 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.

Cole County R-1 School Board Holds Tax Rate Hearing/School Board Meeting

The special board meeting for the Tax Rate Hearing to establish the tax levy for the 2011-12 school year was held Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6:15 p.m.

Lutz and Stenquist to host NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Sept. 18 at Riley Field

Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills at the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition hosted by Lutz and Stenquist Dental, California, Sunday, Sept. 18, at Riley Field.

ACT Workshop will be held Wednesday at California High School

ACT Workshop will be held Wednesday at California High School

California Democrat Community Calender September 14

California Democrat Community Calender September 14

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Moniteau Christian Ministries Center Holds Groundbreaking, Receives $100,000 Check from Cargill

Ten years ago when the world gained a new perspective due to the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, a group from California United Methodist Church was spurred by the events to give back to their community.

Tuesday, September 13

Obituaries Published in September 14 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in September 14 California Democrat.

Bracket for 2011 Tri-County Conference Softball Tournament at Eldon High School

Bracket for 2011 Tri-County Conference Softball Tournament at Eldon High School.

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Photos of California Kindergartners Mailing Letters

Photos of California Kindergartners Mailing Letters

Small gas engines class for adults

An introductory small gas engines class for adults is being offered by the Adult Agriculture Education Department of the California High School.

River Rats win again

For the second year in a row the River Rats took the top trophy in the Jamestown Labor Day Softball Tournament.

Prairie Home wins consolation at CCAA Tourney

The Prairie Home Lady Panthers hosted the CCAA Softball Tournament Sept. 9-10, where they ultimately won the consolation.

Jamestown captures third place finish at CCAA Conference Tourney

The Jamestown Lady Eagles participated in the CCAA Conference Softball Tournament Sept. 9-10 at Prairie Home, where they captured a third place finish.

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Photos from the Jordon Geiser Fundraiser

Photos from the Jordon Geiser Fundraiser

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for April September 9

California Elementary School Students of the Week for April September 9

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California wins match against Sacred Heart

The California High School varsity girls golf team hosted Sacred Heart Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the California Country Club, where the Lady Pintos came away with a match win with 203.

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XXTreme Glass Open to Serve California Glass Needs

Ed Forsythe has been in the glass business for over 26 years and has lived in California for over 17 years.

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Jamestown Labor Day Car show

The Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Car Show for 2011 included a larger number of entries than last year. Included in the vehicles judged were cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors.

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Grandparents' Day Held at California Elementary School

Grandparents of California Elementary School (CES) third graders came to the school for the annual Grandparents' Day breakfast and visit Friday, Sept. 9.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets Before Ham and Turkey Festival

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board met Thursday, Sept. 8, at City Hall.

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Rooftop air condition unit was source of "fire" at Jamestown School

At approximately 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded to a call from Jamestown School.

Lady Pintos defeat Lady Tigers 15-2

The California High School varsity softball team traveled to Pilot Grove Monday, Sept. 12, where the Lady Pintos captured a 15-2 win.

Kirby and Davis medal at Linn cross country meet

The California High School cross country team participated in a meet at Linn Saturday, Sept. 10, where Lizzy Kirby and Ashlee Davis were medalists.

Lady Pintos lose match to New Bloomfield

The California Lady Pintos hosted New Bloomfield in a golf match Monday, Sept. 12, at the California Country Club, where the varsity Lady Pintos finished in second place with 217.

Bid approved for Smith Street work

The City of California Board of Aldermen approved a bid for paving work to be done on Smith Street at its regular monthly meeting held Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the City Hall.

Russellville defeats Iberia 5-0

The Russellville High School softball teams traveled to Iberia Thursday, Sept. 8, where the varsity Lady Indians captured a 5-0 win.

Like hunting? Pass it on!

To some hunting is a sport — an outmoded one at that. Since sports are frivilous in their view, and hunting is outmoded, it is also unnecessary.

California wins match at Cole Camp

The California High School volleyball teams played at Cole Camp Monday, Sept. 12, where the varsity Lady Pintos won their match against the Lady Bluebirds, while the JV Lady Pintos lost to Cole Camp.

Freshman California Pintos defeat Osage Indians

The California High School freshman and JV football teams hosted Osage Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Riley Field, where the freshman Pintos captured a 36-14 win.

JV California Lady Pintos win match at Stover

The California High School volleyball teams traveled to Stover Tuesday, Sept. 6, where the JV Lady Pintos captured a match win.

Deer hunting seasons and regulations have changed

Some changes have been announced in deer hunting regulations for 2011-12, including some changes in legal seasons.

JV Pintos stamp out Wildcats 72-6

The California High School JV football team played at Warsaw Monday, Sept. 12, where the Pintos captured a win.

Russellville Lady Indians place second at Tipton Volleyball Tourney

The Russellville High School varsity volleyball team participated in the Tipton Volleyball Tournament Saturday, Sept. 10, where the Lady Indians ended up losing the championship game to the host of the tournament.

Friday, September 9

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Pintos stomp Wildcats 48-0

The California Pintos hosted Warsaw Friday night at Riley Field, where they defeated the Wildcats 48-0.

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Lady Pintos defeat Lady Tigers 8-2

The California High School softball teams hosted Versailles Thursday, Sept. 8, at the California Sports Complex, where both the varsity and JV captured a win.

California loses match at Eldon

The California High School volleyball teams traveled to Eldon Thursday, Sept. 8, where the JV Lady Pintos captured a match win, while the varsity Lady Pintos lost to the Lady Mustangs.

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Commonsense Coalition Talk Radio Has Ribbon Cutting

Photos from the ribbon cutting held at Commonsense Coalition Talk Radio, located at 411A North High Street, California, Sept. 8.

Wednesday, September 7

Lady Pintos win golf match against Sacred Heart

The California High School varsity girls golf team hosted Sacred Heart Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the California Country Club, where the Lady Pintos came away with a match win.

New time, place for McGirk post office meeting

The time and place for the meeting called by the United States Postal Service to discuss the future of the McGirk Post Office facility has been changed to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the McGirk Community Center.

California loses match to Stover

The California High School volleyball teams traveled to Stover Tuesday, Sept. 6, where the JV Lady Pintos captured a match win.

California freshmen defeat Osage Indians 36-14

California's freshman and JV football teams hosted Osage Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Riley Field, where the freshman Pintos captured a 36-14 win.

Lady Pintos lose 4-1 to Lady Wildcats

The California High School softball teams hosted Linn Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the California Sports Complex, where the varsity Lady Pintos suffered a 4-1 loss to the Lady Wildcats.

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California Lady Pintos defeat Eugene in season opener

The California High School varsity and JV volleyball teams hosted Eugene for the Lady Pintos' season openers Tuesday, Aug. 30, where California's varsity captured a match win, 25-19 and 25-17.

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California Pintos trample North Callaway Thunderbirds 43-7

After losing their first football game of the season to Moberly Aug. 26, the California Pintos’ main agenda, according to head coach Marty Albertson, was to learn from their mistakes, improve, and move on, and California’s 43-7 win against North Callaway Friday, Sept. 2, at Riley Field was proof the Pintos had done just that.

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California Seventh/Eighth Grade Football Teams to Begin Season

California Seventh/Eighth Grade Football Teams to Begin Season

California JV, freshman Pintos win openers at Versailles

The California High School freshman and JV football teams played their first games of the 2011 season Aug. 29 at Versailles, where both came away with a win.

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California Lady Pintos pocket 9-8 win against Eldon Lady Mustangs

The California High School softball teams hosted Eldon Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the California Sports Complex Tuesday, Aug. 30, where the varsity girls captured a 9-8 win from the Lady Mustangs.

Obituaries Published in September 7 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in September 7 California Democrat

Pump up Pintos at Parade of Champions

Pump up Pintos at Parade of Champions

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High Point Homecoming Baby Show Winners

Photos from the High Point Homecoming Baby Show

Twin City Garden Club to Meet

The Twin City Garden Club will meet at the United Methodist church at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13.

Moniteau Christian Ministries Center to Have Groundbreaking Ceremony Sept. 11

Moniteau Christian Ministries Center is hosting a free event for the entire community to enjoy on Sunday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6 p.m.

California Democrat Community Calender September 7

California Democrat Community Calender September 7

Deadline to order ACT Workshop books is Sept. 15

California High School students interested in attending an ACT Workshop must purchase a work book for $21 in order to participate.

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Photos From Jamestown Labor Day Softball Tournament

Photos From the Jamestown Labor Day Softball Tournament held Monday, Sept. 5.

Tuesday, September 6

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High Point Ballfield Dedicated to Albert Jobe

During the High Point Homecoming held Saturday, Sept. 3, a special dedication took place renaming the High Point Ballfield the Albert Jobe Ballfield after the longtime coach and bus driver.

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Photos from the High Point Homecoming

Photos from the High Point Homecoming

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Photos from the High Point Homecoming Parade

Photos from the High Point Homecoming Parade

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Surveying for storm sewer work

Surveying for storm sewer work

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri September 7-16

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri September 7-16

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Photos from the 2011 Nightlight Softball Tournament

Photos from the 2011 Nightlight Softball Tournament held Sept. 4-5, at Albert Jobe Ballfield.

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 2

California Elementary School Students of the Week for Sept. 2

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Labor Day weekend end on a brisk note

Although the special Labor Day event at Jamestown is always a sign that summer is nearing its end, it became even more obvious as the cool front moved in and dropped the temperature on Monday.

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Mary Kay Sommer Lutz, Attorney at Law, Serves Area

Mary Kay Sommer Lutz, attorney at law, owner of Lutz Law Firm, L.L.C., said she was always interested in law.

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Henderson is California third grade teacher

Shanna Henderson joins the staff of the California Elementary School for her first year as a third grade teacher.

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Gosnel comes to California Elementary

Cheryl Gosnell is new this year at California Elementary School as a teacher of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and Special Education.

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Ferrel Returns to California School District

Susan Ferrel is not new to California Elementary School, since she taught third grade here in the late 1990's, but she is new to kindergarten teaching.

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Edwards is new kindergarten teacher for California

New to the California School District and to teaching is kindergarten teacher Stacey Edwards.

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High Point Community Worship Service Held

As part of the High Point Homecoming festivities a Community Worship Service was held Sunday, Sept. 4, at High Point School.

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Alvin "Sam" R. Bonecutter Surviving Veteran of World War II

For those who did not live during World War II, it is an important thing to hear the stories and experiences of those known as "The Greatest Generation."

Moniteau County Enhanced Enterprize Zone application goes forward

The application for the Enhanced Enterprize Zone (EEZ) for Moniteau County should be submitted very soon for approval by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Flying the American flag on 9/11

As the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks known as 9/11 rolls around on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at least some Americans plan to observe the event by displaying the "Stars and Stripes."

Friday, September 2

Sweet sentenced to 10 years

Mother pleads guilty to negligence in infant son’s drowning

Rachel Sweet will spend most of the next decade in prison.

Lady Pintos place second at Osage Invitational

The California High School varsity girls golf team participated in the Osage Invitational at Dogwood Hills Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 1, where the Lady Pintos missed claiming the championship by just two strokes.

California loses match to Boonville

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Boonville Thursday, Sept. 1, where the varsity Lady Pintos lost to the Lady Pirates 18-25 and 16-25.