Stories for March 2012

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Wednesday, March 28

CHS to students compete at UCM

CHS art students will compete in UCMs High School Art Contest Thursday, April 5.

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CHS students receive top ratings at Tri-County Music Contest

California High School students competed at the Tri-County Music Contest at Osage, where many received top ratings.

California Democrat Community Calender for March 28

California Democrat Community Calender for March 28.

Spring Play Harvey Comes to CHS

On March 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. the California High School Drama Club is sponsoring the spring play Harvey, written by Mary Chase.

Tuesday, March 27

Obituaries Published in March 28 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in March 28 California Democrat.

Supreme Court upholds state House redistricting

Court issues two-sentence order.

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Pintos fall to Indians

After hosting the season opener against Eugene March 19, the California Pinto baseball teams had no action on the diamond for the rest of the week because scheduled games at Cole Camp and Mexico (March 20 and March 24) were canceled due to rain.

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Resident enjoys Deerbrook

As a result of the Senate Bill 40 being passed by the state, Moniteau County voters approved a levy in 2000 to establish a political entity to provide services to persons with developmental disabilities.

California tracksters open season with meet at Warrensburg

The California High School varsity track team participated in the first meet of the 2012 season March 20 at the indoor track at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensubrg, where a number of Pintos and Lady Pintos were top finishers.

Lady Indians take second place at first meet of season; Indians finish third

The Russellville High School varsity track team hosted a meet March 20, Russellville's first of the 2012 season, where the Lady Indians finished in second place, while the Indians finished third.

Pintos win matches against Boonville

The California Pinto golf teams hosted Boonville March 20 at the California Country Club, where both the varsity and JV won their match.

CHS receives Distinction in Performance

Superintendent Dwight Sanders reported at the regular California R-I Board meeting on Wednesday, March 21, that the school once again received the Distinction in Performance award.

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Sheriff's Take Suspect Into Custody After Shots Reported Fired

At a business in Centertown about noon Wednesday, March 21, officers representing the Sheriff's Departments of both Cole and Moniteau counties surround a vehicle which was driven by a person sought as a result of a shooting incident.

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Olympic Mission Trip Fundraiser Held at California First Baptist Church

Delicious fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and cole slaw were served with desserts at the California First Baptist Church (FBC) Fried Chicken Dinner held Sunday, March 25.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for Russellville Track

Residents of Russellville, members of the Cole R-I School District Board of Education, faculty, staff, students and members of the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce were present Tuesday, March 20, as the new Russellville Track and Field project was opened after a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 23

California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 23.

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Photos from the March Jamestown School Page

Photos from the March Jamestown School Page.

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Photos from the March Prairie Home School Page

Photos from the March Prairie Home School Page.

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Photos of Prairie Home Sports

Photos of Prairie Home Sports.

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EcoWater Systems of Jefferson City Owner Joel Mietzner Continues Family Tradition

EcoWater Joel Mietzner grew up in Kankakee, Ill., a river town.

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California Eagles 4027, Ladies' Auxiliary Doing Good Locally and Nationally

Carolyn Kiesling joined the California Eagles Ladies' Auxiliary after marrying her husband Paul, who is a charter member.

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Preserve Missouri award presented to Finke Theatre

Several members of the Friends of the Finke Theatre and California progress, Inc. (CPI) gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, March 21, for the presentation of a Preserve Missouri Award for restoration of the historic Finke Theatre.

Saturday fundraiser at Clarksburg for CCBO

The Clarksburg Community Betterment Organization (CCBO) is holding a fundraiser Saturday, March 31.

Wine Dine and Win CPI fundraiser is April 14

The California Progress, Inc. (CPI) Board continued planning for the upcoming "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraiser at the regular monthly meeting held Tuesday, March 20, at the Wood Place Public Library.

Area schools receive Distinction in Performance

Several area schools were among those honored with the Distinction in Performance Award at a special ceremony on Thursday, March 20, in Columbia.

Wednesday, March 21

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri.

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Boy Scouts Team With Kiwanis for Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

To raise money for the California Boy Scout Troop 120, local and global children, the California Kiwanis teamed up with the troop to host the Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast held Saturday, March 17.

Tuesday, March 20

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Pinto golfers win first match of season

The California High School Pinto golf teams opened the 2012 season with matches at home Monday night at the California Country Club.

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Pintos lose opener to Eugene 1-0

The California Pinto baseball teams opened the 2012 season with games at home Monday night at the California Sports Complex, where both the varsity and JV suffered losses to Eugene.

Obituaries Published in March 21 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in March 21 California Democrat.

California Democrat Community Calender for March 21

California Democrat Community Calender for March 21.

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Decision-making can be daunting, especially for Medicare

Making almost any decision requires some weighing of benefits versus risks. This applies to just about anything.

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Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C. Grows Through Quality Work

Jonathan Leinbach started Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C. in 2000.

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Photos of the "Pedia-Cure" Relay for Life Bowling Tournament

Photos of the "Pedia-Cure" Relay for Life Bowling Tournament held Saturday, March 17, at California Lanes.

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Photos of the Russellville PTO Pancake Breakfast

Photos of the Russellville PTO Pancake Breakfast held Sunday, March 18, at the Russellville Elementary/Middle School.

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Photos from the March High Point School Page

Photos from the March High Point School Page.

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Photos from the March Russellville School Page

Photos from the March Russellville School Page.

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TV anchor speaks at Women in Ag conference

The California R-I School played host to the eighth annual Mid-Mo Women in Agriculture Conference held Thursday, March 15, during the school's spring break.

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Jamestown Assembly of God Host Fried Chicken Dinner

Jamestown Assembly of God hosted its Annual Fried Chicken Dinner Saturday, March 17.

New service to be given trial by Mid-Mo Ambuance

A proposed plan for Critical Care Transport (CCT) presented by Jason Elliott received a thumbs up from the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, March 14.

MRED meeting in Tipton

Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) Executive Director Ken Parrett reported to those present at the regular monthly Board of Directors meeting Wednesday, March 14, held at Norman G's, Tipton.

Purchased AED's Reported at Tipton School Board Meeting

Tipton R-VI Superintendent Scott Jarvis reported the purchase of two automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to the board at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 12.

Wednesday, March 14

Doyle to remain suspended from 'public ministry'

on his computer

Diocesan review board decides to continue suspension for priest who had "inappropriate images."

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2 GOP Presidential hopefuls planning Mid-Missouri stops

Two of the men running for Republican votes in the presidential primaries and caucuses have Mid-Missouri visits planned in the next couple of days.

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California Nutrition Center Hosts Spaghetti Dinner/Open House

The California Nutrition Center hosted a spaghetti dinner/open house Sunday, March 11.

California Democrat Community Calender for March 14

California Democrat Community Calender for March 14.

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri

Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri.

Tuesday, March 13

Obituaries Published in March 14 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in March 14 California Democrat.

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Community savors California's district championships

What followed California's two district championship wins last week at Versailles was nothing but celebration, from the players and coaches to the fans and the community.

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Pintos, Lady Pintos riding high after district, sectional wins

After winning the Class 3 District 10 championship games March 3 at Versailles, the Pintos and Lady Pintos were on a high they weren't ready to come down from any time soon, and that was evident at the Class 3 Sectional games March 7 at Rolla as both teams battled to the end to claim yet another victory and advance to Class 3 Quarterfinals.

California Area Chamber of Commerce meets and discusses future events

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, March 8.

California High School Speech Team Has Success at Districts in Sedalia

Six students recently competed in the District Speech and Debate Tournament at State Fair Community College.

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Tipton Oak Manor Making Residents Feel at Home

"Culture Change" is a term used to describe the growing movement within nursing homes.

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Rick Ashbaugh Enjoys Serving at Tipton Community Baptist Church

Over three years ago, Rick Ashbaugh became the pastor at Tipton Community Baptist Church after serving in Rush, Colo.

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 9

California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 9.

Emergency 911 Board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, March 8, at the 911 office.

Friday, March 9

Post Office hosting another ‘Passport Fair’ Saturday

Jefferson City’s Main Post Office, 131 W. High St., is hosting a special passport event Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7

Daylight saving time begins

Sunday, March 11, is the day the time "springs ahead" by one hour.

Cole County R-1 School Board Meets

The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16.

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California Kiwanis Focused on Serving Children Locally and Worldwide

Dr. Peter Kurowski, president of the California Kiwanis, said the group tries to work for good for children both in the community and throughout the world.

Area Ag Contest at Eldon

The Ag students attended the Area Ag Contest last Saturday, March 3.

Students Take the Role of the Director

Tiffany Brown's Theater Arts classes have been working on a performance project for the past two weeks.

Spring break at CHS

This year California High School has a week off for spring break. What do students think about spring break?

Send-off for Pintos, Lady Pintos to begin with pep rally today

A pep rally will be held at California High School Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 2 p.m.

April election sees few contested races

Several local races contested on April ballot, but for the most part the number of people filing matched the number of seats up for election.

County office filings

County office filings.

Tuesday, March 6

Obituaries Published in March 7 California Democrat

Obituaries Published in March 7 California Democrat.

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California World Day of Prayer Hosted by United Church of Christ

The 2012 California World Day of Prayer Ceremony was held Friday, March 2, at California United Church of Christ (UCC).

Budget discussions dominate city council session

The budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which goes into effect April 1, dominated the regular California City Council session on Monday, March 5.

School action thwarts fraud attempt

California R-I School joined the list of schools targeted in a series of recent fraud attempts, but thanks to prior action on the part of school officials, the attempt was thwarted.

Scallorns honored by U.S. Air Force

Joe Scallorns, California, was recently presented with the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest public service award presented to private citizens by the Secretary of the United States Air Force.

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Panthers fall to Pirates at district semifinals

Prairie Home faced Chamois Thursday night in the semifinal round of the Class 1 District 9 Boys Basketball Tournament at St. Elizabeth, where the #4 seeded Panthers lost 58-29 to the top-seeded Pirates.

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Eagles end season with district loss to Lions

Jamestown faced Tuscumbia Feb. 28 in first-round action at the Class 1 District 9 Boys Basketball Tournament at St. Elizabeth, where the Eagles ended the season with a 64-28 loss to the Lions.

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Fish Fry Held at Annunciation Catholic Church

Fish Fry Held at Annunciation Catholic Church Friday, March 2.

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Lady Panthers fall to Lady Pirates in district play

After defeating Jamestown 40-23 Feb. 27 in the first-round of the Class 1 District 9 Girls Basketball Tournament at St. Elizabeth, Prairie Home, the #4 seed, faced top-seeded Chamois in the semifinal round Wednesday, Feb. 29, where the Lady Panthers were upset 64-28 by the Lady Pirates.

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California boys win first district title since 1990

California faced top-seeded Eugene in the championship game of the Class 3 District 10 Boys Basketball Tournament Saturday at Versailles, where the #2 seeded Pintos won their first district title since 1990 as they defeated the Eagles 61-55.

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Lady Pintos take Lady Tigers down to snag district championship

California faced Skyline in the championship game of the Class 3 District 10 Girls Basketball Tournament Saturday at Versailles, where the #2 seeded Lady Pintos scrapped to the very end to defeat the top-seeded Lady Tigers 50-45.

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Concord Baptist Association Wild Game Supper Held

For 18 years Jason Snellen, deacon at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City, has been going to the Concord Baptist Association Wild Game Supper.

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Moniteau County Senate Bill 40 Board Serving Developmentally Disabled Individuals

Senate Bill 40 was passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 1969.

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New warning siren for Jamestown

A new omni-directional siren has been installed in Jamestown just in time for the tornado season.

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California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 2

California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 2.

Denise McMillen Joins California Democrat as Advertising Director

While going to school to be an E.M.T., Denise McMillen started working for the company which owned the Sweet Springs Herald and Slater News Rustler newspapers.

Sunday, March 4

Pintos, Lady Pintos win district championship

The California girls and boys basketball teams had a big day at the Class 3 District 10 Tournament Saturday at Versailles as both battled through the championship game to upset the top seed and snag the district title.

Thursday, March 1

Pintos scratch Tigers in district play

California played Versailles Thursday night in the semifinal round of the Class 3 District 10 Boys Basketball Tournament at Cole Camp, where the Pintos upset the Tigers 67-39 to advance to the championship game Saturday.