Stories for July 2012

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Tuesday, July 31

Supreme Court OKs ballot issues

The Missouri Supreme Court cleared the way Tuesday for voters to potentially get a say on initiatives to raise tobacco taxes, increase the minimum wage and limit interest rates on payday loans.

Obituaries Published in the Aug. 1 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the Aug. 1, California Democrat.

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Local Organizations Come Together for Third Annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair

Students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade from all over Moniteau County gathered at California High School to receive free school supplies and health screenings at the Third Annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair held Saturday, July 28.

Jamestown softball practice to begin Monday

Practice for Jamestown School varsity softball soon to get underway.

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Cedron family and friends get together

The family and friends of historic Cedron Catholic Church held the annual get together Sunday, July 29.

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Children Learn "Everything is Possible With God" at California United Church of Christ "Sky" VBS

California United Church of Christ held its Vacation Bible School July 23-27.

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Storytimes Held at Wood Place Public Library, California

Photos of storytimes held at Wood Place Public Library, California, July 24, 25 and 26.

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Beanland Heating and Cooling a Family Affair

Brothers Thomas and Michael Beanland decided to open Beanland Heating and Cooling in February with the hope of serving the Tipton area's needs.

Remember! August utility bills are for June

The Utility bills received on Aug. 1 by residents of the City of California may seem a little low, considering all of the air conditioning and water use during the 100 plus degree heat in July.

Moniteau County Fair marks 146th year

The Moniteau County Fair has been continuous since 1866, just after the Civil War ended, 146 years ago.

Wednesday, July 25

Obituaries Published in the July 25 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the July 25 California Democrat.

Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau County to be held Aug. 7 during the Moniteau County Fair

The Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau County contest will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Practice for CHS fall sports gets underway

Practice for California High School fall sports will get underway Monday, Aug. 6, in preparation for the 2012-13 school year.

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California School Board meets

The California R-I School Board set approved setting prices for school lunches at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, July 18.

California Democrat Community Calender for July 25

California Democrat Community Calender for July 25.

Health screenings, school supplies at Back to School Fair Saturday at CHS

The Moniteau County Back to School Fair is set for Saturday, July 28, with no-cost health screenings, school supplies and more.

Tuesday, July 24

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Jesse Dick, Colton Wise to compete at Youth Bull Riding World Finals

Friends Jesse Dick, California, and Colton Wise, Tipton, are preparing to compete at the Youth Bull Riders World Finals (YBRWF) July 31 - Aug. 4 in Abilene, Texas.

2012 Trail Challenge at Fair Aug. 4

The Moniteau Saddle Club and Moniteau County Farm Bureau will present the 2012 Trail Challenge at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the 146th Moniteau County Fair and the fairgrounds, California.

Hunter's Education Class in California July 31-Aug. 1

A Hunter's Education class will be held 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the California City Hall public meeting room.

Jamestown softball practice to begin Aug. 8

Practice for Jamestown School softball will get underway for the 2012 season 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.

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Storytimes Held at Wood Place Public Library, California

Photos of the storytime held at the Wood Place Public Library, California, July 18 and 19, as part of the Summer Reading Club.

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John Schneider Uses Electric Skills with 1st Choice Electric

While helping his uncle in grade school, John Schneider found he had a knack for electric work.

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Senior Bowling League Gears Up For Season With Freestyle Bowling

After the Senior Bowling League went on break, some still wanted to bowl during the summer.

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New recycling trailer placed in California

Boonslick Industries, Inc. (BII) of Boonville and the City of California are pleased to announce the placement of a new recycling trailer for the collection of household and food containers made from various recyclable materials.

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Mount Moriah Baptist Church Visits "Rocky Point Lighthouse" During VBS

Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Clarksburg, held its Vacation Bible School July16-20.

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Children at St. Paul's Lutheran Church go on "Amazing Desert Journey" During VBS

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School July 9-13.

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"Kids Shine God's Light" at Salem Baptist Church VBS

Salem Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School July 20-21.

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California United Methodist Church Hits the Waves With "Sonsurf Beach Bash" VBS

California United Methodist Church held its Vacation Bible School July 16-19.

Stolen hay tracked down and recovered, arrest made

The Moniteau County Sheriff's Department reported recovery of stolen hay and an arrest following an investigation into a theft reported to have occurred in the southern part of the county.

Council approves membership in revitalization organization

At the regular monthly meeting of California Progress, Inc., (CPI) Board of Directors on Tuesday, July 17, Beth Jungmeyer presented an update of the Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC).

Meet the candidates event held

The Moniteau County Farm Bureau sponsored a "Meet the Candidates" event Thursday, July 19, at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.

Chambers join MRED in search of economic development

Representatives of Tipton and California Chambers of Commerce joined the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) on Wednesday, July 11, to determine common factors in the county which are crucial to additional growth and development in the county.

Thursday, July 19

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Break-in and theft at California High School

A number of electronic items, as well as some money, was discovered to be missing following discovery of a break-in at the California High School facility on West Buchanan Street.

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Prairie Home Bank Robbed

At approximately 11:25am today 7/18/2012 a lone gunman entered the Mainstreet Bank in Prairie Home.

Wednesday, July 18

California Democrat Community Calender for July 18

California Democrat Community Calender for July 18.

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Historical Society Hosts Annual Ice Cream Social

The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 14.

California Parks and Rec. to offer Adult Fall Softball and Youth Coed Soccer Leagues

The City of California Parks and Recreation is currently hosting registration for the 2012 Adult Softball League and the 2012 Youth Coed Soccer League.

Tuesday, July 17

Obituaries Published in the July 18 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the July 18 California Democrat.

Mid-Mo seeks answer in writing to IRS issue

Following a "courtesy check" by the IRS, and a statement that "Board members are considered employees," the board requested further investigation on the issue of board members reimbursement.

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Main Street Baptist Church Soars Up High During "Sky" VBS

Main Street Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School July 9-13. The theme was "Sky: Everything is Possible With God."

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Carolyn Kiesling Manages New Midwest Title and Escrow, LLC, Branch in California

Anna Ewers, owner of Midwest Title and Escrow, LLC, had worked with Carolyn Kiesling for over a decade and when she started the new business, wanted her to join.

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Storytimes Held at Wood Place Public Library, California

Photos of the Storytimes held at Wood Place Public Library, California, as part of the Summer Reading Program.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets and Discusses Recent Event Successes

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, July 12.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

An inspection of the Moniteau County 911 Dispatch Center voice-logging recorder, as approved by the Board of Directors at the June meeting, was done for a flat fee of $670 by Nelson System.

Stingrays shine at championship swim meet

The California Stingrays swim team competed at the championship meet Saturday at Boonville, where many were top finishers in their event.

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deCycles Group Stops in California During Their Trip from San Francisco to Indiana

The deCycles cycling group stayed overnight at California United Church of Christ Tuesday, July 10, and departed eastward Wednesday, July 11, on the next leg of their trip to Marthaville.

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Tammy's Grooming comes to California

Tammy Miller-McLaughlin, owner and operator of Tammy's Grooming, moved from Blythe, Calif. to California in June 2012, and is anxious to expand her pet grooming business.

Thursday, July 12

Nixon vetoes 'religious freedom' and sales tax on out-of-state-vehicle purchase laws

Those were two of the 10 bills Nixon vetoed, along with 12 bills that he signed.

Wednesday, July 11

Obituaries Published in the July 11 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the July 11 California Democrat.

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Jamestown Community Service Held at School

Members of the Jamestown community as well as visitors came together to worship as a community at the Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Worship Service held Sunday, July 8, at the Jamestown School.

Tuesday, July 10

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California Fourth of July Parade

Even with the hot, dry weather, the California Fourth of July Parade still had plenty of participants.

California Democrat Community Calender for July 11

California Democrat Community Calender for July 11.

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California First Baptist Church travels the world during VBS

California First Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School from June 24-28. The theme was "Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God's Awesome Power."

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Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Held

The Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration held Saturday, July 7, through Sunday, July 8, was a rousing success in spite of the overbearing heat as many came out to celebrate the heritage and future of the community.

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Chamber Hosts Informational Meeting on Health Care Reform, Taxes

Randy Lueckenotte, RHU, LUTCF, Wallstreet Group, and Bobby Medlin, CPA, who owns three offices in California, Tipton and Lake Ozark, were the special guest speakers at the informational meeting held Tuesday, June 26, at the City Hall hosted by the California Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Bixler Home Appliance Pedal Tractor Pull Results

Results from the Bixler Home Appliance Pedal Tractor Pull held at the Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Sunday, July 8.

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Rushfest Memorial Poker Run held at Lucky Dog Pub and Grub

Bikers from all over congregated at the Lucky Dog Pub and Grub, Jamestown, for the Rushfest Memorial Poker Run held Saturday, June 30.

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Children learn why to run at camp

Children from churches in Cole and Moniteau counties who make up the Concord Baptist Association spent the week learning about running the race for God at "Y R U Running" the Children's Camp held at Main Street Baptist Church, California.

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Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Parade

The turnout for the Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Parade held Saturday, July 7, was spectacular.

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Unconventional Art finds a home of its own

Vibrant colors and arts of all forms, shapes and sizes fill the new home of Unconventional Art, the brainchild of Stephen R. Feilbach.

Council approves membership in revitalization organization

The City of California Board of Aldermen approved membership in Aspiring Communities at its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 2.

3MT Lifechangers to volunteer in area July 21-28

The Mid-Missouri Mission Team, also known as the 3MT Lifechangers, will provide volunteer work for houses in California and surrounding areas July 21-28.

Pinto football player attends super combine

Anthony Price, a running back for the California Pintos football team, was one of 15 Missouri high school players out of 200 from 36 states chosen to attend the Blue Grey Super Combine II Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio, in June.

Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks

A Hazelwood woman has died in a second weekend dock electrocution at Lake of the Ozarks.

Wednesday, July 4

Jamestown to celebrate 175th birthday

When there’s a 175th birthday, what do you call it?

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100th birthday celebration held for Cleffie Long

A 100th birthday celebration was held at California Care Center for lifelong Mid-Missouri resident Cleffie Long.

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Wet Deck installation underway at municipal pool

City employees were hard at work last week on the Wet Deck approved for installation by the City of California Board of Aldermen at its June 4 meeting.

Historical Society gears up for ice cream social

The Moniteau County Historical Society will meet at the Cultural Heritage Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 9.

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest

The Miss Moniteau County Queen Pageant will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, in conjunction with the Moniteau County Fair.

No water crisis in city at this time

"As of right now, we're not in any type of water crisis," said Kyle Wirts, city of California Water and Wastewater supervisor.

Co-Mo announces major expansion

Broadband Internet, telephone, television services to be available to all members.

California Democrat Community Calender for July 4

California Democrat Community Calender for July 4.

Tuesday, July 3

Mo. Supreme Court upholds 2010 earnings tax law changes

An initiative petition that won overwhelming voters’ approval two years ago was constitutional, Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled today.

Resume workshop canceled due to scheduling problems

The Resume Workshop which was to be held June 19 at City Hall was canceled due to unforeseen scheduling problems.

Obituaries Published in the July 4 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in the July 4 California Democrat.

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Kindergarten through Fourth Grade Group Learns about Animals Who Come Out at Night

Photos of the kindergarten through fourth grade storytime held at Wood Place Public Library, California, Thursday, June 28.

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Annual Sports Crusaders Camp held at RHS

The 10th Annual Russellville Sports Crusaders Camp was held last week, June 25-29, at Russellville High School, where approximately 50 area youth in grades 1-6 participated.

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CHS Cheerleaders attend camp

The California High School cheerleaders attended Cheer Camp last week, June 25-29, at the California Elementary School gymnasium, instructed by the Sports Crusaders Cheer Team, Holts Summit.

Sunday, July 1

Local woman accused of taking over $65,000 from youth sports program

A former treasurer of the California Recreation Association has been charged in connection with the disappearance of more than $65,000 from the organization which sponsors youth sporting activities.