Stories for April 2012
Friday, April 27
You might call it a tempest in a cereal bowl. Green consumers are feeling betrayed following reports of genetically-modified grains (GMO) and pesticide residues in Kashi cereal products.
When people reach a certain age, they begin to ponder the end of life and what they will pass on to their children.
If you are a savvy consumer, you probably shop around before you buy. But what if you are stricken with a sudden ailment, such as appendicitis?
Wednesday, April 25
Authorities in Illinois are urging consumers to use extra care at ATMs after three men were indicted for allegedly compromising cash machines in the Chicago area and across the Midwest.
With the Internet, it's easy to live in one state and purchase an automobile in another. But it also requires the buyer to use even more care in making the deal.
Online couponer Groupon has changed the consumer disclosure information on discount vouchers sold nationwide and Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen says his state deserves a lot of the credit.
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged twin brothers from the U.K. with defrauding about 75,000 investors through an Internet-based pump-and-dump scheme in which they touted a fake “stock picking robot” that purportedly identified penny stocks set to double in price.
The CHS art club will be meeting after school this week to work on cardboard cutout paintings for the Woodplace Library's Summer Reading Program.
Three members, including one newly elected, of the City of California Board of Aldermen were sworn in Monday, April 16, at a special council meeting.
California Democrat Community Calender April 25.
CHS students Courtland Gerhart and Noel Sandoval, along with their DECA advisor, Julia Potter, will attend the 66th Annual DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held April 27-May 2 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Tuesday, April 24
Nine senators want to cancel pay raises; got 15 votes
Obituaries Published in April 25 California Democrat.
The California Middle School track team hosted the California Quad Meet April 17 at California High School, where California finished the seventh grade boys’ division in first place, and placed second in the eighth grade boys’ division, and the seventh and eighth grade girls’ division.
The California Pinto golf teams participated in the five-team Tri-County Conference Golf Tournament Wednesday, April 18, at the Eldon Country Club, where the varsity finished in second place with 355, behind Blair Oaks with 338.
Schedule for Russellville Baseball Tournament.
California High School senior Kassi Meisenheimer competed in the 61st MSHAA State Speech, Debate and Drama Championship at University of Missouri, Saturday, April 21, in three categories - poetry, humorous interpretation and dramatic interpretation.
The historic Finke Theatre was the venue for a "journey into the past" presented by Dianne Moran and Pat Frank.
The California High School varsity track team competed in a meet at Boonville April 13, where the Pintos finished in second place overall, out of eight teams.
The Prairie Home varsity baseball team traveled to Jamestown April 17, where the Panthers clenched a 10-2 victory.
The Russellville High School baseball teams traveled to Westphalia Tuesday, April 17, where both the varsity and JV defeated the Comets.
Tiffany's Hair, Nails and Tanning Has Ribbon Cutting.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri April 25 – May 4.
On April 11, Stanley Dummermuth celebrated his 84th birthday.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for April 20.
The Melody Boys Quartet, a southern gospel group based out of Little Rock, Ark., performed at Salem Baptist Church, California, Saturday, April 21, as part of their "Exit 63" Tour.
Photos from the April Jamestown School Page.
Photos from the April Prairie Home School Page.
Robert Schlup said his interest with tractors began with his grandparents who owned a farm where he would hang around farm equipment.
One new member joined the California R-I School Board Monday, April 17, at the regular monthly meeting.
Those elected to serve on the Tipton R-VI School Board were sworn in at its regular monthly meeting Monday, April 16, at the Board of Education office.
Curators to launch new search
Friday, April 20
The state of New York has slapped Sprint-Nextel with a $300 million suit, accusing the wireless carrier of deliberately under-collecting and underpaying millions of dollars in New York state and local sales taxes on flat-rate access charges for wireless calling plans.
Drivers will save $68 billion in fuel costs when the Obama administration’s 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard is fully implemented in 2030, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).
There's no question that full-fat yogurt, milk and cheese taste better than the low-fat varieties but a new study confirms that eating low-fat dairy foods reduces the risk of stroke.
The recent revelation that prospective employers increasingly ask applicants for their Facebook passwords has raised eyebrows and sparked sharp reaction. California appears to be the first state to try to limit that activity.
Thursday, April 19
With consumers growing more surly over rising prices at the gas pump, President Obama has proposed new rules for investors who trade oil futures, to ensure there is no market manipulation.
Wednesday, April 18
Obituaries Published in April 18 California Democrat.
California High School DECA marketing students Courtland Gerhart and Noel Sandoval are seeking funds through donations to pay for their trip to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Jamestown varsity track team competed at the California Invitational Meet April 10, where the Eagles finished in fourth place, while the Lady Eagles finished in fifth place.
The second California Progress, Inc. (CPI) "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraising event took place on Saturday, April 14, at Braykley Hall near Centertown.
The California High School greenhouse students have worked all school year learning about plants and what is required for them to grow properly.
The Friends of the Finke Trivia Game is set for team competition on April 28.
California Democrat Community Calender for April 18.
Tuesday, April 17
Active and retired law enforcement officers from the Moniteau and Morgan County sheriff's departments, Missouri State Troopers and the Tipton Police Department were in attendance at the Fortuna Senior Citizens Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner held Thursday, April 12, at the Senior Citizens Center.
Possible changes at the ambulance bases were discussed by the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 12.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, April 12.
The Russellville High School baseball teams were on the road Thursday, where the varsity Indians captured a 27-7 win at Crocker.
The annual California Pintos Basketball Awards Banquet was held Monday at the high school commons, where athletes, coaches, family and friends gathered to celebrate the season and reflect on season highlights.
The California Pinto baseball teams hosted Osage Thursday at the California Sports Complex, where both the varsity and JV defeated the Indians.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri.
Many came out to the Annual Spaghetti Dinner held Saturday, April 14, at the Fortuna Senior Citizens Center to raise funds for the 2012 Mid-Missouri Missions Project to be held July 21-28.
Home security was the topic at the Moniteau County Crime Watch public meeting on Tuesday, April 10.
In a meeting held at the Moniteau County Health Department, Carl Nappier presented information on what the American Red Cross does to help the community.
The Prairie Home varsity track team competed at the California Invitational April 10, where the Panthers finished in fifth place with 38 points, while the Lady Panthers finished sixth with 31.
The California High School tracksters participated in their first home meet of the season April 10, the California Invitational, where many Pintos and Lady Pintos were top finishers in their event.
James and Crystal Bonecutter have expanded and remodeled again after moving their sporting goods business further out on West Buchanan Street.
California and Russellville's varsity golf teams participated in the Southern Boone Classic Wednesday, April 11, at Eagle Knoll Golf Club, Hartsford, where the Pintos finished in ninth place out of 17 teams, while Russellville finished 10th.
Photos from the April High Point School Page.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for April 13.
In 1971, Cary Stonner, owner of Stonner Furniture, got a call from his father Nelson Stonner saying he bought them a furniture store.
Photos from the April Russellville School Page.
At the regular monthly meeting of the Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors on Thursday, April 12, the matter of money needs for the center was discussed.
Prairie Home's varsity baseball team hosted Calvary Lutheran April 2, where the Panthers suffered a 10-4 loss.
The Russellville High School golf teams participated in a match at Eldon April 4, where the varsity finished in third place, while the JV captured a second place finish.
Monday, April 16
The Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team VI is reporting no fatalities or life-threatening injuries after an attack on the forward operating base where they are stationed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province.
Thursday, April 12
Arlington, Va.–A new study shows that in an average week, 74% of all Internet users rely on local newspaper media – digital as well as print – as key sources of news and information, and are engaging with their local newspaper across multiple platforms.
2 other men named in charge involving Columbia insurance company
Barely 24 hours after being indicted, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson this afternoon pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge of misappropriating $5,000 from the Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co.
Wednesday, April 11
Monique Schepers' FACS and Fashion classes have just started on their sewing projects.
Ret. Lt. Col. Gary "Gil" Luloff said he grew up on a farm in Independence, Iowa, driving on dirt roads from an early age.
The "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 14, was the primary agenda item at a special meeting on Tuesday, April 3 of California Progress, Inc. (CPI).
The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the mid-Missouri area for Wednesday, April 11 through Friday, April 20, 2012.
California Democrat Community Calender for April 11.
Tuesday, April 10
Obituaries Published in April 11 California Democrat.
The Russellville High School baseball teams hosted St. Elizabeth April 3, where the varsity Indians came from behind to defeat the Hornets 8-4.
Prairie Home's varsity baseball team hosted Calvary Lutheran April 2, where the Panthers suffered a 10-4 loss.
The Russellville High School golf teams participated in a match at Eldon Wednesday, April 4, where the varsity finished in third place, while the JV captured a second place finish.
A contentious note was introduced early on into the regular April 2 meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen and it really didn't improve a great deal through the evening.
The Russellville Junior High War Tribe Relays were held April 2, where California and Russellville athletes were top finishers, as well as Jamestown.
Repair work is ongoing at the California municipal swimming pool. The gutter, the drains, the filters and part of the decking is being removed from the indoor pool.
New Beginnings Family Worship Center of the Assemblies of God Easter Egg Hunt Held.
California Care Center Activities Director Angela Dumsday has worked at the care facility for over 10 years.
At the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) annual awards dinner Tuesday, April 3, at the California United Church of Christ facility, recognition was given to 2012 poster contest winners, area residents, employees and board members.
As the sun was rising members of the Jamestown community came to the school Sunday, April 7, for the Jamestown Community Service sponsored by the Jamestown Ministerial Alliance.
It has been a long time, if ever, that Moniteau County residents had an opportunity to see one of their own on a ballot for the primary election for governor.
The results of the local races up for election in Moniteau County on Tuesday, April 3, were for the most part clear cut.
The California High School freshman and sophomore tracksters competed in a meet at Osage April 3, where a number of Pintos and Lady Pintos were top finishers in their event.
The California High School baseball teams traveled to Hallsville April 3, where the varsity Pintos lost a close contest to the Indians, 3-2.
Thursday, April 5
The results of the local races up for election in Moniteau County on Tuesday, April 3, were for the most part clear cut. The only exception was the contest for Moniteau R-V School Board (Latham).
Senators, on a voice vote, defeated an amendment to keep 5-year tenure for current teachers.
Wednesday, April 4
Ten students from the California FFA Chapter will advance to state to be recognized for success in their SAE (Supervised Agriculture Experience) project.
On Tuesday, March 27, the California Pinto baseball team challenged the Versailles Tigers.
The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 15.
Registration forms for area youth interested in playing summer baseball and softball with the City of California Parks and Recreation are currently available at City Hall, California.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri April 4 - 13.
Saturday, April 7, at the high school parking lot a walk for Africa will take place at 4 p.m.
The California Stingray Swim Team will host an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the California City Hall Public Meeting Room.
The California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held Saturday, March 31, at Proctor Park, where area youth ages 10 and under had the opportunity to hunt for eggs, win prizes and meet the Easter Bunny.
The California R-I School District has completed the task of refinancing a portion of the schools bonds.
California Democrat Community Calender for April 4.
On Monday, March 26, the California Pintos baseball team competed against the Russellville Indians.
Tuesday, April 3
Here are unofficial final results from Moniteau County.
Obituaries Published in April 4 California Democrat.
The California Pinto baseball teams hosted Versailles March 27 at the California Sports Complex, where both the varsity and JV captured a win from the Tigers.
The California Pinto golf teams participated in matches at Dogwood Hills Golf Course March 27, where the varsity won with 169, followed by Osage with 186 and Warsaw with 223.
The Prairie Home Panthers traveled to Tuscumbia March 26, where they lost 7-3 to the Lions.
The Russellville Indian baseball teams hosted Iberia Thursday, where both the varsity and JV won their games against the Rangers.
It was while on a mission trip in Texas building a cowboy church that Larry Marriott, pastor at Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church (CFCC), Tipton, saw the potential and worship cowboy churches have.
Jim and Cindy Fults opened Custom Auto & Power Sports at 507 East Buchanan Street, California, in March.
To address future needs and growth of the Wood Place Public Library, California, a meeting was held Thursday, March 29, to discuss setting up a long-range planning committee.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 30.
The primary mission of the California Lions Club is to help those in need with eyecare such as eye exams, glasses, contacts and by sponsoring eye care research.
It was a busy Saturday, March 31, for California residents with events going on all over the city.
The California High School Drama Club presented the well-known play "Harvey" on Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, in the high school auditorium.
California High School students competed at the District Music Contest Saturday, March 31, at the Miller Performing Arts Center, Jefferson City.