Stories for January 2012
Tuesday, January 31
The California Pintos faced Hallsville in first-round action at the Southern Boone Classic Tuesday afternoon at Ashland, where they defeated the Bulldogs 63-49.
Obituaries Published in Feb. 1 California Democrat.
California's freshman boys basketball team traveled to Sedalia Jan. 23, where the Pintos defeated Smith-Cotton 47-37.
The California Lady Pinto basketball teams hosted Harrisburg Thursday, where the varsity girls lost a close contest to the Lady Bulldogs (#1 ranked in Class 2), 50-48, after Harrisburg sank a last-second shot at the buzzer to secure the win.
Prairie Home Boys The Prairie Home Panthers participated in the CCAA Tournament at Otterville last week, where they ultimately lost the championship game to Oterville Saturday, 58-48.
The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19.
A great blend of bluegrass and southern gospel music was heard at Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church, Tipton, as the Leiper's Fork Bluegrass group performed.
California High School Head Football Coach Marty Albertson and Coach Geary Labuary recently revised the off-season weightlifting program for the California Pinto football players with hopes of building a stronger and healthier team.
The Excellent Educator Award, presented by the Missouri Retired Teachers Association (MRTA) and KRCG Television, was awarded to a California Elementary teacher at an assembly on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Owner Danny Dampf said more than anything honesty is what they offer at H & D Heating, Air Conditioning and Sheet Metal.
Homemade pork carnitas, tortillas, beans, rice, Tres Leche cake and other goodies were served at the Pedia-Cure Authentic Mexican Meal Fundraiser held Sunday, Jan. 29, at California Nutrition Center.
Schelle Stokes, part-time stylist at Something Sassy Beauty Salon, LLC, California, since Aug. 31, has officially joined the staff at the salon as a full-time stylist, as of Dec. 1, 2012.
A special meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen on Monday, Jan. 23, discussed the responses to the Request For Proposal (RFP) on repair of the swimming pool and the needed repairs on the South Waste Water Lagoons.
California's freshman girls basketball team traveled to Sedalia Jan. 23, where the Lady Pintos captured a 41-7 win against Smith-Cotton, which was California's final game of the season.
The California Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team wrapped up the 2011-12 season Thursday with a 56-13 win at home against Osage and only one loss.
The California Middle School seventh grade girls played their final basketball game of the season at home Thursday night, where the Lady Pintos pocketed yet another win to end the season undefeated, 12-0 after defeating Osage 29-23.
Sunday, January 29
The California Pintos hosted Dixon Saturday, where they defeated the Bulldogs 75-69.
The California Lady Pintos traveled to Camdenton Saturday afternoon, where they lost to Bolivar 55-50 at the Camdenton Shootout.
Friday, January 27
The California Lady Pintos hosted Harrisburg Thursday night, where they lost a close contest to the Lady Bulldogs (ranked #1 in Class 2) 50-48, when Harrisburg made a last-second shot at the buzzer to secure the win.
Wednesday, January 25
Ballots for the 2012 University of Missouri- Moniteau County Extension Council were mailed this week.
A 50-percent chance of rain, snow and sleet is expected across parts of central and southeastern Missouri before noon, then a chance of rain continuing as temperatures rise. Little, if any accumulation is expected.
Tuesday, January 24
Capitol Police investigating 'target' stickers placed on Capitol doors.
Obituaries Published in Jan. 25 California Democrat.
Bracket for the 2012 Southern Boone Classic.
California Democrat Community Calender for Jan. 25.
Moniteau County is now in charge of road maintenance for old Highway 50 from the city limits of California to the Cole County line and Route PP.
Donate your jeans at California High School
The California JV Pintos played the Boonville Pirates Tuesday, Jan 18.
The California High School math team competed in Camdenton Saturday, Jan. 14.
The California High School student council members are selling chocolate bars for a dollar to raise money for Homecoming and Courtwarming.
Friday was Homecoming for Jamestown, where both the varsity boys and girls basketball teams captured wins against Calvary Lutheran.
Photos of the Jamestown Homecoming Coronation.
Photos from the January Prairie Home School Page.
Photos from the January Jamestown School Page.
The Lady Pinto basketball teams hosted Fatima Thursday.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for Jan. 20.
Promise Trio, a group of southern gospel singers, performed at Tipton Community Baptist Church Saturday, Jan. 21.
Inspired Designs, located at 705 West Buchanan, California, is a gift boutique created by Kimberly Scheidt.
The California MIddle School seventh grade girls basketball team participated in the Versailles Tournament Jan. 16-19, where the Lady Pintos ultimately won the championship after defeating Versailles 37-26 Thursday.
The Russellville Lady Indians hosted Crocker Thursday, where the varsity girls suffered a 60-56 loss.
The California Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team participated in the Eldon Tournament Jan. 17-21.
Melinda Fowler, Jamestown High School Class of 1999, is a fifth year marine biology doctoral student at the University of California, Santa Cruz, whose thesis work is on the physiology of lactation and lipid mobilization in fasting elephant seals.
The California Pinto basketball teams hosted Versailles Friday night, where the varsity boys defeated the Tigers 55-42.
The vocal music teachers discussed their programs and resources with the California R-I School Board at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 18.
California's freshman boys basketball team hosted Versailles Friday, where the Pintos captured a 49-34 victory from the Tigers.
Freshman Lady Pintos lose to Helias.
At the regular monthly meeting of the California Progress, Inc. (CPI) Board of Directors, held Thursday, Jan. 19, at Wood Place Public Library, second floor, the "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraiser was discussed.
Saturday, January 21
The California Pintos hosted Versailles Friday, where the varsity boys defeated the Tigers 55-42.
California’s varsity and JV girls’ basketball teams traveled to Boonville Friday, where the varsity Lady Pintos used a second half comeback to defeat the Lady Pirates 64-62.
Friday, January 20
Speaking to the employees of Burgers’ Smokehouse, California, on Friday, Jan. 20, with area press present, Gov. Jay Nixon, outlined Missouri Works strategy which was in his State of the State speech Tuesday, Jan. 17.
After trailing by 11 points at halftime of the varsity girls' basketball game at California Thursday, Jan. 19, the Lady Pintos turned up the heat in the second half to defeat Fatima 59-47.
Wednesday, January 18
The California Pintos traveled to Boonville Tuesday night, where they were defeated 54-40 by the Pirates.
California High School will host ACT Workshops Jan. - April 2012 for students in grades 10-12 to help juniors and seniors prepare for the ACT Test.
Shelly Hampton, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Jan. 12.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri January 18-27.
Tuesday, January 17
Obituaries Published in Jan. 18 California Democrat.
Tipton’s varsity girls’ basketball team hosted Smithton Jan. 10, where the Lady Cardinals suffered a 63-57 loss.
Prairie Home’s “Friday the 13th” themed Homecoming started off on a high note Friday night as both the Panthers and Lady Panthers won their basketball games against Jamestown.
California Democrat Community Calender for January 18.
School board recognition week this month.
Since starting in August, Kayci Porter has made some dramatic improvements to the California Bristol Manor.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for Jan. 13.
Friday was Prairie Home School's 2012 Homecoming, where freshmen Rayce Kendrick and Brooke Emmerich were crowned king and queen, while eighth graders Jeffery Rinacke and Danielle Paulson were crowned prince and princess.
Photos from the January High Point Page.
Plenty of fun was to be had at the "Family Feud" night held at the Jamestown Community Building Saturday, Jan. 14.
Russellville's varsity boys basketball team participated in the South Callaway Tournament last week at Mokane.
Consideration is being given to forming a city Tree Board, according to California Park Department Supervisor, Robert Pace.
Russellville's varsity girls basketball team participated in the South Callaway Tournament last week at Mokane, where the Lady Indians, seeded third, finished in third place after defeating #5 seed New Haven 45-39 Saturday.
Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) Executive Director Ken Parrett reported to the Board of Directors Wednesday, Jan. 11, on the status of the Enhanced Enterprize Zone (EEZ). The meeting was at Burgher Haus, California.
The past four years have been incredible for Tony Wheatley.
The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, Jan. 12, at the 911 office.
California's freshman boys basketball team traveled to Ashland Tuesday, Jan. 10, where the Pintos defeated the Southern Boone Eagles 51-32.
California's freshman girls traveled to Ashland Tuesday, Jan. 10, where California captured a 30-24 win from Southern Boone.
At the Mid-MO Ambulance District regular monthly meeting, on Jan. 11, Administrator Lee Kempf presented the board with an investment policy for the district.
At the regular monthly Crime Watch board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea commented on the theft and drug issues which are proving challenging for local law enforcement officers, the prosecutors office and the judicial system.
The California Lady Pintos hosted Eldon Monday night, where they suffered a 48-38 loss to the Lady Mustangs.
Saturday, January 14
The California Pintos faced Mexico in the contest for third place today (Saturday) at the 78th Annual California Boys Basketball Tournament, where the Pintos, seeded sixth, lost a close contest to the top-seeded Bulldogs, 48-45.
The California Lady Pintos faced Boonville in the contest for third place today (Saturday) at the 18th Annual California Girls Basketball Tournament, where the top-seeded host defeated the #4 seeded Lady Pirates 55-44.
Friday, January 13
The Cole County Sheriff's Department is joining other law enforcement agencies in asking for the public's help in trying to find a Jefferson City 16-year-old girl.
The California Pintos faced Helias in the semifinal round of the winners bracket at the California Tournament Thursday night, where they suffered a 59-47 loss to the #2 seed.
Thursday, January 12
Here are school closings and other weather-related announcements for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
The first significant snow of the year fell across central and eastern Missouri today, accompanied by colder temperatures with strong and gusty winds.
The California Lady Pintos faced Fulton in the second round of pool play at California's 18th Annual Basketball Tournament Wednesday night, where they defeated the Lady Hornets 72-58.
Wednesday, January 11
The California Pintos faced Eldon in first-round action at California's 78th Annual Basketball Tournament Tuesday night, where they defeated the Mustangs 51-44.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closings
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt spoke to about 30 local leaders and job creators concerning what the U.S. government is doing and should be doing in a meeting at Burgers' Smokehouse south of California, Wednesday, Jan. 4.
School board filing closes Jan. 17
Update for California Girls Basketball Tournament.
California Democrat Community Calender for January 11
Assessor reminds county taxpayers to return personal property assessment forms.
The spring topics schedule of the California Adult Agriculture Education has been set, with sessions held each Thursday in the Horticulture classroom.
Moniteau County Related Services to meet
Tuesday, January 10
At a half-hour hearing Tuesday morning, Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree murder and a charge of armed criminal in connection with the Oct. 21, 2009, death of Elizabeth Olten.
Isaac Alexander Wininger, son of Daniel and Rachel Wininger, California, was born at 12:03 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at Capital Region Hospital, Jefferson City, and shortly after, declared the winner of the 2012 Moniteau County First Baby Contest.
The California Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team recently pocketed two wins to add to a near perfect record, now 9-1.
The California Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team traveled to Versailles Thursday, where the young Lady Pintos added another win, 49-23, to their unblemished record, now 6-0.
Obituaries Published in January 11 California Democrat.
Groups Cure Hams at Burgers' Smokehouse.
David Stephenson, who previously served as the pastor of First Baptist Church, Climax Springs, is the new pastor at Tipton First Baptist Church.
California hosted Southern Boone County Friday for "White Out" Night at California High School, in which all Pinto fans were encouraged to wear white.
California hosted Southern Boone County Friday for "White Out" Night at California High School, in which all Lady Pinto fans were encouraged to wear white.
Stephen Feilbach said because he is dyslexic, he has always had a lot of issues dealing with expressing himself through words.
Growing up on a farm in Barnard, Dr. Stephen Byergo, D.V.M., became fascinated by the practice of veterinary medicine while watching the local veterinarian come out and work.
As the new year started, California resident Chris Pickering began a challenging new job, that of Missouri Homeland Security Coordinator.
A short meeting was in store on Tuesday, Jan. 3, to begin the year for the City of California Board of Aldermen.
Tipton's varsity girls basketball team hosted Macks Creek Thursday night, where the Lady Cardinals lost a close contest in overtime, 44-39.
California's freshman boys basketball team hosted Columbia's West Jr. Saturday, where the Pintos suffered a 49-36 loss.
California's freshman girls basketball team hosted Columbia's West Jr. Saturday, where the Lady Pintos captured a 35-20 victory.
The California Lady Pintos faced Moberly in the first round of pool play in the 18th Annual California Girls Basketball Tournament Monday night, where they suffered a 54-42 loss to the Lady Spartans.
Monday, January 9
A motion hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning in the Alyssa Bustamante murder case.
Saturday, January 7
The California Pinto and Lady Pinto basketball teams hosted Southern Boone Friday night, where California ended the night with four wins.
Thursday, January 5
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt spoke to about 30 local leaders and job creators concerning what the U.S. government is doing and should be doing in a meeting at Burgers' Smokehouse south of California, Wednesday, Jan. 4. "The Senate is almost totally dysfunctional as is the Constitutional part of government," Blunt said. "The regulators on the other hand are fully functional." In answer to a later question, Blunt said, "Better a broken down Senate than one which was doing what it was doing in the first two years of the Obama administration. "It's better to not be doing anything than to be doing bad things."
Wednesday, January 4
What happens when Woodsman meets Artist with some computer savy? The answer is Turley Knives, a local business conducted mostly via Internet.
ACT Workshop to be held Jan. 25 at California High School.
The California Pintos were on the road Tuesday night, where the varsity boys pocketed a 60-48 win against North Callaway.
Tuesday, January 3
California hosted Tipton Tuesday night, where the varsity Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Cardinals 61-20.
Brackets from upcoming California Basketball Tournaments
Obituaries Published in January 4 California Democrat
California Democrat Community Calender Jan. 4.
California will host Southern Boone Friday
Twin City Garden Club to Meet
The bus barn for Durham School Service buses that serve the California area is at a new location, as of Wednesday, Dec. 28.
California’s varsity and JV girls’ basketball teams will host Southern Boone Friday night, beginning with the JV game at 6 p.m.
The Latham School Christmas program "Santa's Holiday Hoedown," decribed as a Christmas Jamboree, was held at California's restored Finke Theatre on Monday, Dec. 19.
California’s varsity boys’ basketball team participated in the Missouri National Guard Shootout Dec. 27 at Fleming Fieldhouse, Jefferson City.
The choir cantata "The Eve of Miracles" was presented on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at California St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Karla Strobel started doing accounting in high school and was so fascinated with it she made it a career spanning over 30 years.
Plenty of laughs could be heard inside Flag Spring Baptist Church during the performance of the Christmas Program held Sunday, Jan. 1.
The California Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team was on the road Dec. 13, where the Lady Pintos captured a 43-24 win against St. Peter and Paul.
California High School will host the annual California Girls and Boys Basketball Tournaments Jan. 9-14, with a total of 14 participating teams.