Stories for February 2012
Wednesday, February 29
After trailing Dixon for three and a half quarters Wednesday night at the Class 3 District 10 Girls Basketball Tournament at Cole Camp, California's Lady Pintos came back in the final three minutes of the semifinal game to snag a 48-46 win and advance to the championship game.
The California Pintos played Warsaw Tuesday night in first-round action at the Class 3 District 10 Boys Basketball Tournament at Versailles High School, where they defeated the Wildcats 58-38 to advance to the semifinal round.
Due to recent outbreaks of flu and strep throat, the Morgan County R-2 School District will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. today and will be out of school Thursday and Friday. High Point R-3 School will have school today, but will be closed Thursday and Friday to fumigate and disinfect the school from the flu virus.
California Democrat Community Calender for Feb. 29.
The JV Pintos played the Eldon Mustangs Friday, Feb. 10. Coming into the later part of the season, they still remain undefeated.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri Feb. 29 - March 9.
When Nic Nac Cafe Owner Jackie Heather heard Doris "Tiny" Walters' cancer had returned and she would be having to go through more radiation treatments in Texas, she wanted to do something for her former boss and longtime friend.
Tuesday, February 28
Obituaries Published in Feb. 29 California Democrat.
California faced Cole Camp Monday night in first-round action at the Class 3 District 10 Girls Basketball Tournament at Versailles, where the Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Bluebirds 45-36.
This year, Dale Rowles is doing something unusual — celebrating his birthday on the actual date of his birth.
The upcoming "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraiser topped the agenda at the regular monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of California Progress, Inc. (CPI).
Russellville played Eugene in first-round action Monday night at the Class 3 District 10 Girls Basketball Tournament at Versailles, where the Lady Indians lost a close contest to the Lady Eagles, 51-47.
Prairie Home faced Jamestown Monday night in first-round action at the Class 1 District 9 Girls Basketball Tournament at St. Elizabeth, where the Lady Panthers dominated three of four quarters to capture a 40-23 win and end the season for Jamestown.
Moniteau Evangelical Advent Church will be hosting the 2012 World Day of Prayer Friday, March 2.
California's JV boys wrapped up the 2012 basketball season with a big win at home Feb. 21, as they defeated Blair Oaks 46-41 with a fourth-quarter comeback after trailing the Falcons until three minutes remaining in the game.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for Feb. 24.
The California Pintos hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Tuesday, Feb. 21, where they defeated the Falcons 65-51.
Many came out the free breakfast held Thursday, Feb. 23 put on by the Russellville FFA.
A handicapped accessible ramp has been put in at the California High School auditorium facility, courtesy of the Class of 1966.
In 1998, Corry Field began his career in banking after being offered a job with a mortgage company in Jefferson City.
The annual California FFA breakfast was served on Thursday, Feb. 23.
Russellville's varsity boys faced Skyline Saturday in first-round action at the Class 3 District 10 Basketball Tournament at Versailles, where the Indians ended their season with a 66-58 loss.
Tipton Knights of Columbus Council 1360 held its Annual Fish Fry Friday, Feb. 24, at the St. Andrew's School cafeteria.
Prairie Home Girls Prairie Home hosted Higbee Feb. 21, where the Lady Panthers suffered a 46-37 loss to the Lady Tigers.
Local school boards have approved a policy on student/staff relations customized to the district's needs and conditions.
Monday, February 27
Lawmakers on Monday fail to pass bill delaying start date.
Wednesday, February 22
Attorney General Chris Koster said this morning he will appeal Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green's Monday ruling that the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, known as "MOSIRA," is unconstitutional.
The Moniteau County Assessor would like to remind personal property owners to return the form for listing personal property for the 2012 assessment year.
CHS students take home "Real-Care Babies."
The California Speech Team competed in Crest Ridge on Saturday, Feb. 11.
In the eyes of many, competition is the driving force that makes the world turn.
Courtwarming week is a week for everyone to participate and express themselves in different ways.
ACT Workshop at CHS today.
Boy Scout groups throughout the Great Rivers Council Five Rivers District will be participating in Scouting for Food.
Moniteau Co. Cattleman's Association dinner meeting to be held Tuesday.
CHS Tracksters prepare for March 28.
Several members of the "Grim Reapers," otherwise known as the 13th Bomb Squadron, joined the California Rural Fire Protection District (CRFPD) Saturday, Feb. 18, at its annual meeting.
Pre-Season Baseball starts Feb. 27.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri Feb. 22 - March 2.
Tuesday, February 21
The California Pintos hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Tuesday, Feb. 21, where they captured a 65-51 win from the Falcons.
Obituaries Published in Feb. 22 California Democrat.
The Lady Pintos hosted Blair Oaks Monday for California's Senior Night, where the varsity girls captured their fourth consecutive conference title as they defeated the Lady Falcons 51-38 to finish the Tri-County Conference 4-1, in a tie with Eldon.
Local Girls District Basketball Tournament Brackets.
Local Boys District Basketball Tournament Brackets.
Photos from California High School's Senior Night.
The Lady Pintos hosted Blair Oaks Monday night for California's Senior Night and the last games of the regular season, where the varsity girls captured their fourth consecutive conference title as they defeated the Lady Falcons 51-38 to finish the Tri-County Conference 4-1, in a tie with Eldon.
The California Recreation Association Fifth Grade Invitational was held last week (Feb. 16-18), where the California boys and Ashland girls ultimately won the championship games Saturday.
At a special meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, the City of California Board of Aldermen voted 6-0 to have the indoor swimming pool repaired.
A wide variety of topics were covered at the regular monthly meeting of the California R-I School Board on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
California Democrat Community Calender Feb. 22.
For over 10 years Friendship Baptist Church, California, has held AWANA for children on Wednesday.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for Feb. 17.
Photos from the California Courtwarming Ceremony.
About two dozen people took part in a tour arranged by Dale Hodges, California Adult Ag Education Coordinator on Thursday, Feb. 9.
Michele Porter is the new care coordinator for the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging (CMAAA) for Moniteau and Morgan Counties.
Blood Drive Held at Jamestown Community Building.
Photos from the February Prairie Home School Page.
Photos from the February Jamestown Page.
The Tipton R-VI School Board met Monday, Feb. 13, at the Board of Education Office.
The Indians were on the road Feb. 14 for games against New Bloomfield, where Russellville's varsity boys defeated the Wildcats 74-54.
Sunday, February 19
The California Pintos hosted Tipton for Courtwarming Friday, Feb. 17, where they defeated the Cardinals 58-47.
Friday, February 17
A Morgan County couple has been charged in the death of a three-year old boy.A Morgan County couple was charged Friday in the death of a Stover child after they allegedly tried to conceal a fatal beating by staging a fake hit and run accident.
The California Lady Pintos traveled to Columbia Thursday, where they came close to a win, but ultimately lost 51-49 to Hickman.
The California Pintos traveled to Osage Thursday night, where the varsity boys defeated the Indians, 68-52.
Thursday, February 16
A Stover man has been charged in the death of a Morgan County toddler after the man allegedly staged a hit and run accident Thursday morning to cover up an earlier assault on the child, authorities said.
Wednesday, February 15
The state Senate must take a final vote Thursday morning to send the measure to the House.
The California Lady Pintos traveled to Osage Tuesday, Feb. 14, where the varsity girls defeated the Lady Indians 46-41.
The Moniteau County Clerk's Office will be accepting declarations of candidacy for the Aug. 7 Primary Election, beginning Feb. 28, at 8 a.m. through March 27 at 5 p.m.
Several local businesses and offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 for President's Day.
California's freshman boys basketball team played their final game of the season Friday night at Eldon, where the young Pintos came back in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to capture a 40-39 win from the Mustangs.
The California Recreation Association (CRA) Fifth Grade Basketball Invitational will be held Thursday-Saturday at California Middle School.
Road Work - Feb. 15-21
ACT Workshops at CHS today and Feb. 22
California Democrat Community Calender Feb. 15.
Tuesday, February 14
A California, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to producing child pornography.
Obituaries Published in Feb. 15 California Democrat
The City of California Board of Aldermen approved the final payment of $45,489.54 to Lehman Construction for completion of Phase II of the sewer construction work.
The California Pintos traveled to Warsaw Tuesday, Feb. 7, where both the varsity and JV basketball teams defeated the Wildcats.
The Lady Pintos traveled to Warsaw Thursday night, where California's varsity girls defeated the Lady Wildcats 64-23.
It was while cutting wood with family that an uncle talked to Russellville Senior John Kennedy about applying to the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
The California Recreation Association Sixth Grade Basketball Invitational was held last week (Feb. 6-11) at California Middle School, where the Eldon girls and Osage boys ultimately won the tourney championships.
Photos from the February Russellville Page.
Ceremony for 2012 Russellville Homecoming Held.
The Russellville Indians hosted Fatima Friday night for Courtwarming, where the varsity boys suffered a tough 68-53 loss to the Comets.
After serving as the pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church, Long Lane, for the past six years, Jeremy Barnard has returned to the area he grew up in to become the pastor at Lebanon Baptist Church, McGirk.
Photos from the February High Point Page.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for Feb. 10.
In 1982, a group of farmers got together and formed Prairie Home Co-Op after purchasing the site from MFA, to serve the needs of local producers in the area.
California Music Program Barbecue Fundraiser held.
Three of the original players in the Old Time Jam Session, which was started Feb. 13, 1997, by Freddie and Ruth Hohman, are still entertaining and enjoying playing Bluegrass.
The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, Feb. 9, at the 911 office.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Feb. 9.
Local resident and former Missouri State Representative Kenny Jones is one of 26 people nominated to 18 boards and commissions by Gov. Jay Nixon.
Prairie Home Boys The Panthers traveled to Malta Bend Feb. 6, where Prairie Home captured a 60-34 win.
The sales tax repayment agreement between Mid-Mo Ambulance and Morgan County was only one of the issues of financial importance which dominated the regular monthly Mid-Mo Ambulance meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Here are school closings and other weather-related announcements for Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.
Monday, February 13
Here are school closings, early dismissals and other weather-related announcements for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
The California Pintos traveled to Eldon Friday night, where they lost a close contest to the Mustangs, 60-55.
A winter storm system will impact Central Missouri today (Monday), potentially bringing from one to four inches of snow into the region by tonight.
Friday, February 10
The Lady Pintos traveled to Warsaw Thursday night, where California's varsity girls captured a 64-23 win. The JV Lady Pintos lost their two-quarter game to Warsaw 17-16.
Wednesday, February 8
The California Pintos traveled to Warsaw Tuesday night, where the varsity boys defeated the Wildcats 69-56.
"If I could give my life to bring her back, I would," those are the words from Alyssa Bustamante to the family of her victim, Elizabeth Olten, prior to Bustamante receiving a life sentence in prison for the killing that took place in October 2009.
It appears there will be a strong slate of candidates running in the Republican primary for Moniteau County Sheriff.
The Moniteau County Related Services meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 12-1 p.m.
California Democrat Community Calender Feb. 8.
ACT Workshop at CHS Feb. 15.
Saturday, Jan. 28, the California Speech Team competed at the Knob Knoster Speech Invitational in 11 categories.
Tuesday, February 7
A Boston psychiatrist told Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce this morning that no scientific study has shown a connection between the anti-depressant drug Prozac and an increased incidents of suicides or violence, including murder.
Bracket for the California Sixth Grade Basketball Invitational Tourney.
The Enhanced Enterprize Zone (EEZ) for Moniteau County has been approved, according to information received Friday by Ken Parrett, executive director of Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED).
California's varsity boys basketball team participated in the Southern Boone Classic last week at Ashland.
California senior Elle Miller fired off 10 3-pointers Monday night at California High School to lead the Lady Pintos to a 70-43 win against Versailles.
Obituaries Published in Feb. 8 California Democrat.
Russellville Boys The Russellville Indians played Crocker Jan. 31, where they captured a 65-47 win.
Randy Robertson joined the coaching staff at Russellville High School Dec. 27 as the boys head basketball coach following the termination of Chris Leuckel.
California's freshman boys basketball team participated in the Jefferson Junior 64th Invitational last week at Columbia, where the Pintos, seeded eighth, ultimately lost the consolation game to #6 seeded Moberly 54-47 Thursday night.
Filing for positions in the upcoming April 3 election.
Historical Society to meet Monday.
Attorney Ann Perry was awarded the 2011 California Citizen of the Year Award.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for Feb. 3.
Since 1977, Mo-Wood Products Inc., has produced quality wood products and shipped them to areas such as Indiana, Kansas, Illinois and other parts of the Midwest.
The Moniteau County Historical Society will proceed with the building addition to the genealogy and research library.
Russellville Assembly of God needed hope.
Monday, February 6
Alyssa Bustamante’s prescription for Prozac may have helped lead her to killing Elizabeth Olten, 9, a consulting psychiatrist testified Monday afternoon.
Sunday, February 5
California's varsity girls traveled to Mexico Friday night, where the Lady Pintos staged a fourth-quarter comeback to capture a 46-37 win.
California faced Southern Boone in the championship game of the Southern Boone Classic Saturday at Ashland, where the Pintos, seeded third, suffered a 52-40 loss to the top-seeded Eagles.
Saturday, February 4
California's varsity girls traveled to Mexico Friday night, where the Lady Pintos staged a fourth-quarter comeback to capture a 46-37 win.
Friday, February 3
The lawmaker-drawn congressional districts are constitutional, Cole County Circuit Court Judge Dan Green ruled this afternoon.
Wednesday, February 1
Ameren Missouri has filed a shoreline management plan that the utility says will ensure that most of the 1,600 homes along the Lake of the Ozarks shoreline are not threatened with removal.
The California Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner meeting Jan. 28, at the California Nutrition Center.
California Democrat Community Calender Feb. 1.
Moniteau County residents are invited to kick off the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of California at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at First Baptist Church, California.