Stories for August 2012

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Thursday, August 30

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Changes at California Cargill plant will affect about 60

Changes at California Cargill plant will affect about 60

Wednesday, August 29

Charges stem from spring 2011 encounters in southwest Missouri

Charges stem from spring 2011 encounters in southwest Missouri

Jamestown and High Point mark milestones on Labor Day

Jamestown and High Point mark milestones on Labor Day

Jamestown opens with loss to Tipton

Jamestown opens with loss to Tipton

California loses opener to Russellville

California loses opener to Russellville

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Latham School ready for students

Latham School ready for students

Route 87 in Moniteau County to Close on Sept. 4 and 5

Route 87 in Moniteau County to Close on Sept. 4 and 5

Mid Missouri Road Work

Mid Missouri Road Work

Finke Theatre Marquee started

Finke Theatre Marquee started

Burger Awarded AAMP's Highest Honor

Burger Awarded AAMP's Highest Honor

Lady Panthers fall to Harrisburg in opener

Lady Panthers fall to Harrisburg in opener

Rain for the annual Salem UCC ice cream social

Rain for the annual Salem UCC ice cream social

Finke Theatre 2012/2013 season announced

Finke Theatre 2012/2013 season

Indians scalp Eagles 11-5

Indians scalp Eagles 11-5

Pintos off to good start with 18-7 win against Boonville

Pintos off to good start with 18-7 win against Boonville

Tuesday, August 28

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Green changes health care exchange title on Nov. 6 ballot

Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green agreed with the challengers Tuesday, accepting one of their alternative proposals as the ballot language voters will see Nov. 6 on a measure about “health care exchanges.”

Obituaries Published Aug. 29 California Democrat

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Upcoming California High School sporting events

Upcoming California High School sporting events

Monday, August 27

Fitzwater pleads guilty to felony forgery

Janet L. Fitzwater, 47, California, was sentenced on Monday, Aug. 27, after entering a plea of guilty to six charges related to funds found missing from the California Recreation Association, a not-for-profit youth recreation organization. See Wednesday's Democrat for more on the story!

Saturday, August 25

California defeats Boonville in opener

The California Pintos played their football season opener Friday night at Riley Field, where they defeated the Boonville Pirates 18-7.

Thursday, August 23

Cole R-I begins classes

Cole R-I begins classes

Wednesday, August 22

4-H Poultry Show Results 2012

4-H Poultry Show Results 2012

Art Hall Winners from Moniteau County Fair

Art Hall Winners

Property tax levy rate could increase to pay for Mid-Mo Ambulance standbys

Decisions regarding the cost of funding "dedicated standbys" may affect the upcoming Mid-Mo Ambulance District Tax Levy Rate Hearing, which has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m., at the Tipton District Office. See the August 22 issue for more of the story.

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Gov. Nixon vists Clarksburg Farms to see new well

Emergency program helped with well costs

Gov. Jay Nixon visited Clarksburg Farms.

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Lady Pinto golfers prepare for season opener

The Lady Pintos, coached by Lance Conner, will open the season with varsity and JV matches against Jefferson City at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the California Country Club.

BLUEGRASS GOSPEL JAM AT CBC

Bluegrass Gospel Jam Music Night will be held at Centertown Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. 

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CHS Class of 2025 starts school

The CHS Class of 2025 started school last week

GED classes to be held at Library

GED classes to be held at Library

Drought detrimental to yards

The severity of the drought has been detrimental to yards and gardens across the state. The economic impact to crops and the response needed to protect livestock is justifiably getting most of the attention. But over the next few months to a year, many individuals will be trying to amend some of the damages to their landscaping.

California School Board checks buildings

The California R-I School Board did a walk-through on Wednesday, Aug. 15, of the district's elementary, middle and high school facilities before meeting at the high school library-media room. The Tax Levy Rate Hearing was held first, followed by the regular meeting. For more on this meeting see the Aug. 22 issue of the California Democrat.

State Fair Speedway showered with accidents

State Fair Speedway showered with accidents

Mid-Mo Ambulance ATV to be made stretcher-capable

Mid-Mo Ambulance ATV to be made stretcher-capable

Pintos start season off with jamboree

Pintos start season off with jamboree

Moniteau County Health Center

Moniteau County Health Center July 2012

Tuesday, August 21

Youth and adult recreation activities in California

Youth and adult recreation in California

Upcoming California High School sporting events

Upcoming California High School sporting events

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Boy Scout Troop 120 held Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 120 held a Court of Honor at Proctor Park underneath the massive Liberty Oak Tree which is as old as the United States.  See the California Democrat Aug. 22 for the story.

Obituaries Published Aug. 22 California Democrat

Obituaries Publised Aug. 22 California Democrat

Friday, August 17

Demolition projects in Fulton and California approved

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced the approval of projects in California and Fulton under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Wednesday, August 15

California Democrat Community Calender for Aug. 15

California Democrat Community Calender for Aug. 15.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Road crews will be performing a variety of chip seal work on Mid-Missouri roads the next few weeks. The work is designed to extend the life of the pavement.

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146th Moniteau County Fair past

Attendance was good at the 146th Moniteau County Fair, probably helped by a slight break in the heat.

Tuesday, August 14

Obituaries Published in the Aug. 15 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the Aug. 15 California Democrat.

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Pintos kick-off season with jamboree at Blair Oaks High School

The California Pintos will kick-off the 2012 football season with the jamboree at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Blair Oaks Falcon Athletic Complex, Wardsville.

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California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Aug. 9.

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Grant Kirk Finds Culinary Place with Cappenkirk's Barbecue

While interviewing for a job, Grant Cappen Kirk was asked what he wanted to do in life, after not hearing an answer, the interviewer then asked Kirk what he would do if given a million dollars to which Kirk immediately replied, "I would probably start a restaurant."

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Bill Romans Preaching the Word at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, California, Pastor Bill Romans said it was in 1990 that he felt the call to ministry.

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Senior Citizens' Day Held at 2012 Moniteau County Fair

Over 90 attended the 2012 Moniteau County Fair Senior Citizens' Day held Thursday, Aug. 9, in Centennial Hall.

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Demolition Derby Results

Results from the Full-Size and Compact Demolition Derbies held Aug. 9, in the Main Arena at the Moniteau County Fair are as follows:

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Tuff Truck/Compact Figure 8 Results

Results from the Tuff Truck Challenge/ Figure 8 Competitions held Friday, Aug. 10, in the Main Arena at the Moniteau County Fair are as follows:

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Temperatures cool for Moniteau County Fair Baby Show

The Moniteau County Fair Baby Show drew approximately 70 entrants Saturday at the main arena of the fairgrounds, California, where milder temperatures and a nice breeze made for a much more pleasant evening for the event than in previous years.

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Restored Carnival Ride Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Service at Moniteau County Fair

The "Loop O Plane" ride in service at the 146th Annual Moniteau County Fair is celebrating its 50th year of service providing enjoyment and thrills for riders of all ages.

Primary election draws 3,162 voters to polls

Out of 9,363 registered voters in the 14 precincts in Moniteau County, 3,162 or 33.77 percent visited the polls for the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Waylon Martensen 'Endure The Race' 5K Run/Walk set for Saturday

The Second Annual Waylon Martensen 'Endure The Race' 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, at the California High School track.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

At the regular monthly meeting of the Emergency 911 Dispatch Board July 12, the Board approved sending Addressor Drew Rimel to a conference in Joplin from Sept. 19-21.

Wednesday, August 8

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Miss Moniteau County 2011 heads to State Fair Pageant

Bailey Glenn, daughter of Steve and Kristie Glenn, California, ended her reign as the 2011 Miss Moniteau County Queen Tuesday night at the Moniteau County Fair, California, as she passed her crown on to Caitlin Meyer at the 2012 Miss Moniteau County contest.

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Meyer crowned 2012 Miss Moniteau County Queen

The 2012 Miss Moniteau County Queen contest was held Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the main arena of the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, where 2011 Miss Moniteau County Queen Bailey Glenn passed her title and crown on to Caitlin Meyer, daughter of David and Rhonda Meyer, California.

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Corbin Lawson, Addison Harris crowned 2012 Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau County

A total of 53 area youth ages 3-5, including 31 girls and 22 boys, participated in the 2012 Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau County contest Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the main arena of the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, where judges ultimately chose Corbin Lawson, 4, and Addison Harris, 5, to wear the crowns.

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Gump meets challenge, retains Sheriff's office

After a hard-fought and at times heated campaign, incumbent Sheriff Jeptha "Jay" Gump defeated challengers Tony Wheatley, Dale Embry and Chris Dunham on the Republican ticket in the primary election held Tuesday, Aug. 8. Turnout was 33.77 percent.

Cole County R-1 School Board Meets in June, July

The Cole County R-1 School Board held its June monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19.

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Pizza Party Held to End "Own the Night" Tween/Teen Summer Reading Club

Photos from the Pizza Party held to end "Own the Night" Tween/Teen Summer Reading Club held Friday, Aug. 3, at the Wood Place Public Library.

California Democrat Community Calender for Aug. 8

California Democrat Community Calender for Aug. 8.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Mid-Missouri area.

California Youth Football Club Registration

California Youth Football Club, Inc., registration will be held Saturday, Aug. 18, from 8-10 a.m., at the middle school parking lot in California.

Garden Club to meet Tuesday

The Twin City Garden Club will meet at the United Methodist church Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m.

Related Services meeting

The Moniteau County Related Services meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 12-1 p.m.

Historical Society to plan expansion

The Moniteau County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at the Cultural Heritage Center.

Tuesday, August 7

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Area youth compete in Kiddie Tractor Pull at Fair

The Kiddie Tractor Pull drew approximately 70 entrants Monday, Aug. 6, at the Moniteau County Fair.

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Parade Held on Opening Day of 146th Annual Moniteau County Fair

One of the Moniteau County Fair Opening Day events was the annual parade which had a plethorae of enthusiastic participants.

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Wood Place Public Library Summer Reading Club Finishes Year With Party

Children who participated in the Summer Reading Club at Wood Place Public Library, California, were all invited to the "Out of This World" Party at California United Church of Christ (UCC).

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Cattleman's Steak Dinner Held at Centennial Hall

Juicy 12 ounce Kansas City Strip steaks along with baked potatoes, salads, drinks and desserts were served at the Cattlemen's Association dinner.

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Move it 2 Lose it Offering Zumba and Interval Training

Move it 2 Lose it Owner Brooke Pace said she is looking at starting to stress interval training classes at her gym located at 205 West Buchanan.

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New Friendship Baptist pastor speaks at Vespers

About 80 residents turned out for the Moniteau County Fair Vespers Service Sunday evening, Aug. 5, at the Fairgrounds Main Arena.

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Many came out to the Jamestown Ministerial Alliance School Supply Giveaway.

For over six years members of the Jamestown community have donated school supplies along with the Jamestown Ministerial Alliance to be handed out at the annual supply giveaway organized by New Hope Baptist Church.

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MMTTPA Truck and Tractor Pull Held at 2011 Moniteau County Fair

Revved up trucks and tractors could be heard throughout California Monday, Aug. 6, as the Moniteau County Fairgrounds hosted the Mid Missouri Truck and Tractor Pulling Association (MMTTPA) Truck and Tractor Pull.

ACT Workshops to be provided at California High School

To help students with the dreaded ACT exams, teachers at California High School (CHS) will be providing ACT Workshops throughout the year.

Annual Dane T. McGuire Memorial Golf Tourney held

The Third Annual Dane T. McGuire Memorial Golf Tournament was held July 28-29 at the California Country Club, where a total of 41 teams participated in the 3-man scramble.

Saturday, August 4

Driver arrested after car chase

Jefferson City police arrested a California, Mo., man after a car chase Friday night.

Thursday, August 2

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Hamacher named Interim LU president

Offord to be Interim Provost

Wednesday, August 1

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri.

California Parks and Rec. to offer Adult Fall Softball and Youth Coed Soccer Leagues, and year-round swim lessons

The City of California Parks and Recreation is currently hosting registration for the 2012 Adult Softball League, Youth Coed Soccer League and year-round swim lessons.

California Democrat Community Calender for Aug. 1

California Democrat Community Calender for Aug. 1.

New electric contract for city

The City of California Board of Aldermen met in closed session Monday, July 23.

California R-I School tax rate hearing upcoming

The Tax Rate Hearing for California R-I School District is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the beginning of the regular school board meeting.

Motor Cross Wednesday at county fair

This year at the Moniteau County Fair, a Motor Cross event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Sign-up is 3 to 7 p.m. on the day of the event, with practice starting at 5 p.m.

Jamestown C-1 School Board Meets

The Jamestown C-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on July 12.