Stories for March 2012
Wednesday, March 28
CHS art students will compete in UCMs High School Art Contest Thursday, April 5.
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.
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.
Court issues two-sentence order.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The California Pinto golf teams hosted Boonville March 20 at the California Country Club, where both the varsity and JV won their match.
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.
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.
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.
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.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 23.
Photos from the March Jamestown School Page.
Photos from the March Prairie Home School Page.
Photos of Prairie Home Sports.
EcoWater Joel Mietzner grew up in Kankakee, Ill., a river town.
Carolyn Kiesling joined the California Eagles Ladies' Auxiliary after marrying her husband Paul, who is a charter member.
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.
The Clarksburg Community Betterment Organization (CCBO) is holding a fundraiser Saturday, March 31.
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.
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.
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
The California High School Pinto golf teams opened the 2012 season with matches at home Monday night at the California Country Club.
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.
California Democrat Community Calender for March 21.
Making almost any decision requires some weighing of benefits versus risks. This applies to just about anything.
Jonathan Leinbach started Excel Metal Roofing L.L.C. in 2000.
Photos of the "Pedia-Cure" Relay for Life Bowling Tournament held Saturday, March 17, at California Lanes.
Photos of the Russellville PTO Pancake Breakfast held Sunday, March 18, at the Russellville Elementary/Middle School.
Photos from the March High Point School Page.
Photos from the March Russellville School Page.
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.
Jamestown Assembly of God hosted its Annual Fried Chicken Dinner Saturday, March 17.
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.
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.
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
on his computer
Diocesan review board decides to continue suspension for priest who had "inappropriate images."
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.
The California Nutrition Center hosted a spaghetti dinner/open house Sunday, March 11.
California Democrat Community Calender for March 14.
Upcoming Road Work for Mid-Missouri.
Tuesday, March 13
Obituaries Published in March 14 California Democrat.
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.
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.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, March 8.
Six students recently competed in the District Speech and Debate Tournament at State Fair Community College.
"Culture Change" is a term used to describe the growing movement within nursing homes.
Over three years ago, Rick Ashbaugh became the pastor at Tipton Community Baptist Church after serving in Rush, Colo.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 9.
The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board of Directors met Thursday, March 8, at the 911 office.
Friday, March 9
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
Sunday, March 11, is the day the time "springs ahead" by one hour.
The Cole County R-1 School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16.
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.
The Ag students attended the Area Ag Contest last Saturday, March 3.
Tiffany Brown's Theater Arts classes have been working on a performance project for the past two weeks.
This year California High School has a week off for spring break. What do students think about spring break?
A pep rally will be held at California High School Wednesday, March 7 beginning at 2 p.m.
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.
Tuesday, March 6
Obituaries Published in March 7 California Democrat.
The 2012 California World Day of Prayer Ceremony was held Friday, March 2, at California United Church of Christ (UCC).
The budget for the 2013 fiscal year, which goes into effect April 1, dominated the regular California City Council session on Monday, March 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fish Fry Held at Annunciation Catholic Church Friday, March 2.
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.
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.
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.
For 18 years Jason Snellen, deacon at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City, has been going to the Concord Baptist Association Wild Game Supper.
Senate Bill 40 was passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 1969.
A new omni-directional siren has been installed in Jamestown just in time for the tornado season.
California Elementary School Students of the Week for March 2.
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
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
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.