Stories for July 2012
Tuesday, July 31
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.
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.
Practice for Jamestown School varsity softball soon to get underway.
The family and friends of historic Cedron Catholic Church held the annual get together Sunday, July 29.
California United Church of Christ held its Vacation Bible School July 23-27.
Photos of storytimes held at Wood Place Public Library, California, July 24, 25 and 26.
Brothers Thomas and Michael Beanland decided to open Beanland Heating and Cooling in February with the hope of serving the Tipton area's needs.
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.
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.
The Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau County contest will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Practice for California High School fall sports will get underway Monday, Aug. 6, in preparation for the 2012-13 school year.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Practice for Jamestown School softball will get underway for the 2012 season 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Photos of the storytime held at the Wood Place Public Library, California, July 18 and 19, as part of the Summer Reading Club.
While helping his uncle in grade school, John Schneider found he had a knack for electric work.
After the Senior Bowling League went on break, some still wanted to bowl during the summer.
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.
Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Clarksburg, held its Vacation Bible School July16-20.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School July 9-13.
Salem Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School July 20-21.
California United Methodist Church held its Vacation Bible School July 16-19.
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.
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).
The Moniteau County Farm Bureau sponsored a "Meet the Candidates" event Thursday, July 19, at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.
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
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.
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.
The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 14.
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.
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.
Main Street Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School July 9-13. The theme was "Sky: Everything is Possible With God."
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.
Photos of the Storytimes held at Wood Place Public Library, California, as part of the Summer Reading Program.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, July 12.
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.
The California Stingrays swim team competed at the championship meet Saturday at Boonville, where many were top finishers in their event.
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.
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
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.
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
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 First Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School from June 24-28. The theme was "Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God's Awesome Power."
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.
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.
Results from the Bixler Home Appliance Pedal Tractor Pull held at the Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Sunday, July 8.
Bikers from all over congregated at the Lucky Dog Pub and Grub, Jamestown, for the Rushfest Memorial Poker Run held Saturday, June 30.
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.
The turnout for the Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Parade held Saturday, July 7, was spectacular.
Vibrant colors and arts of all forms, shapes and sizes fill the new home of Unconventional Art, the brainchild of Stephen R. Feilbach.
The City of California Board of Aldermen approved membership in Aspiring Communities at its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 2.
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.
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.
A Hazelwood woman has died in a second weekend dock electrocution at Lake of the Ozarks.
Wednesday, July 4
When there’s a 175th birthday, what do you call it?
A 100th birthday celebration was held at California Care Center for lifelong Mid-Missouri resident Cleffie Long.
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.
The Moniteau County Historical Society will meet at the Cultural Heritage Center at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 9.
The Miss Moniteau County Queen Pageant will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7, in conjunction with the Moniteau County Fair.
"As of right now, we're not in any type of water crisis," said Kyle Wirts, city of California Water and Wastewater supervisor.
Broadband Internet, telephone, television services to be available to all members.
California Democrat Community Calender for July 4.
Tuesday, July 3
An initiative petition that won overwhelming voters’ approval two years ago was constitutional, Missouri’s Supreme Court ruled today.
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.
Photos of the kindergarten through fourth grade storytime held at Wood Place Public Library, California, Thursday, June 28.
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.
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
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.