Stories for November 2012
Wednesday, November 28
CenturyLink customers in Mid-Missouri and parts of six states were without Internet and voicemail service Wednesday night after a widespread outage. Services were resuming early Thursday morning.
Lady Indians win opener at Iberia
Pintos earn All-District honors
California teachers have poverty simulation
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Worship will go on
Career linked class gives exciting opportunities
Tipton Elementary parent/teacher conferences well attended
Turkey Supper held at Russellville
Tuesday, November 27
The parade line-up will be at 9 a.m. in the St. Michael Catholic Church parking lot. The parade route will begin going east on Minnie Street, then north on Smith Street. It will turn west on Jefferson Street and then south on Simpson Street. Finally, the route will turn west on Railroad Avenue to return to St. Michael’s parking lot. Santa Claus will pass out bags of candy for children in front of the Community Bank of Russellville. Anyone in the community of Russellville may participate in the parade with floats, groups, old cars, tractors or other entries — decorated or undecorated. The parade is sponsored by the Russellville Lions Club.
Friday, November 23
Mid-Missourians will get a chance next week to meet the three finalists for Lincoln University’s vacant president’s job. The three finalists were identified Friday as: Bernard Franklin, an NCAA officer in Indianapolis; Rosalind Fuse-Hall, a director of Title III programs; and Kevin Rome, a vice chancellor at North Carolina Central University.
Longfellow presents program at Garden Club meeting
Thursday, November 22
Emergency 911 personnel to crisis negotiation training
The annual Prairie Home Christmas Parade will be held at 1 p.m. Saturady, Dec. 8. Santa will be at Prairie Home School directly after the parade. There will also be a craft show at the school 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., as well as a brunch at the school 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
California Teachers trained in archery
Wednesday, November 21
The California Middle School Vocal Concert was held Monday, Oct. 29, directed by Marcia Burgher and accompanied by Stacy Friedrich. Music Connections, the Sixth Grade Honor Choir, and Pinto Express, Seventh and Eighth Grade Auditioned Choir, performed before the audience of friends and family at the high school auditorium. Music Connections performed "Step Into the Spotlight," "Up On the Roof," and "Seize the Day," with David Cisneros soloist. Pinto Express performed "Autumn," "California Dreamin'," "Song for the Unsung Hero," and "Everlasting Melody," with soloists Caleb Stahl, Leanna Reich, Elaine Vargas, Raven Kirk and Cameron Meyer. An encore presentation was given of "Dance Evolution." Narrators were: Lupé Leon, Halle Oliver, Brooklyn Ford, Jack Johnston, Emma Baer, Annastyn Trimble, Paige Johnson, Taylor Geiser and Abby Porter.
Remember to mail early during the holiday season Retail services at the California Post Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regularly scheduled mail delivery, PO Box and caller services will also be suspended for the holiday. Postmaster Krystal Barnes reminds customers to mail early during the holiday season. “Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the busy holiday mailing season,” said Barnes. “Remember to mail early and be sure to follow the recommended mailing dates for mail to military addresses.” Mail will be delivered as scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Post Offices also will resume regularly scheduled retail lobby hours on Nov. 23.
Residents of California are encouraged to "deck their yard" and display their Christmas spirit this holiday season through lighting and/or other means of lawn decorations. Judging this year will take place Dec. 13-15, 5-10 p.m. Judging will be based solely on curb appeal. All residents, both within and outside the city limits, are asked to notify Diane at the chamber office (573-796-3040) to ensure a visit from the judges. Winners will receive award certificates and Chamber Buck gift certificates in the amounts of $50, $25 and $15 respectively for first, second and third places. Signs will be placed in the yards to designate the winners and will remain throughout the holiday season. House Decoration Committee members are: Robin Ratcliff representing The Flower Shop for All Occasions, Shelly Hampton representing Peoples Bank of Moniteau County and Tammy Bleich representing USDA.
Pintos gave it there all
Bookmobile visits Russellville
Mid Mo has new collection agency
Honors given at Volleyball banquet
Many vendors were set up in booths in the California Elementary School gym on Saturday, Nov. 10, for the PTO Extravaganza. The event drew many customers searching for just the right Christmas gift, or something for themselves, or maybe a tutu for their dog. There was also facepainting for the younger set. Lunch and snack items were available on the stage. Some went to the PTO event while family members were at the Pintos Football game down the hill at Riley Field. Others went to the bazaar first and then down the hill in time to watch the game, which ended with a good solid win for the home team. The Elementary School Book Fair, held upstairs in the school library, was also open for the PTO event. The California PTO has a number of fundraisers each year to benefit the school in different areas.
New flag is project of Latham Class of '61
Local quilters meet veteran challenge
Tuesday, November 20
Platter named Office Professional of Year
Area road work
Church totally destroyed
Friday, November 16
Pintos to play Maryville Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
MU Extension will be hosting a Beginning Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, at First Christian Church in California, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This all day workshop will be taught by Jim and Valerie Duever of Jim ‘n’ I Farms, Inc. The speakers have taught several beginning beekeeping workshops and are very passionate about educating people on beekeeping. Come learn about how to start, manage and maintain productive honeybee colonies through an entire year. Also, we will be doing a hands-on building of a hive. This hive will be given away as a door prize. The cost of the workshop is $30 per person. Registration includes informational materials and lunch. The class is limited to the first 30 paid students. Deadline to register is Dec. 3. Contact the Morgan/Moniteau County Extension Center at (573) 378-5358 for more information or to register.
Thursday, November 15
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IMPROVES EQUIPMENT
Decorate for Christmas
There are no additional reductions in employment planned at Cargill’s California, Mo., facility in the foreseeable future, according to Mike Martin, Director of Communications, Cargill, Inc., Wichita, Kan., in communication from Friday, Nov. 9. "In fact," Martin said, "we offered positions on the first shift to all personnel impacted by the recent shutdown of the second shift. Some took us up on the offer, while some did not. We’re now hiring people from outside the company to fill those first shift positions."
Wednesday, November 14
Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., Centertown Baptist Church welcomes back the award-winning bluegrass gospel group, Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers. Featured on RFD-TV, and comprised of four talented musicians from the State of Mississippi, Alan Sibley and The Magnolia Ramblers have become one of the Magnolia State's most popular Bluegrass bands. A finger food/dessert fellowship will follow the program.
All conference honors
Nov. 12-16 American Education Week
What's going on in California, Missouri
Chamber votes to assist Historical Society
Operation Christmas Child
The Sweet Adeline's, an extraordinary women's chorus dedicated to four-part a cappella and barbershop style harmony will be at the Finke Theatre Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. For tickets call 573-796-2895 or 573-690-9363.
The California High School Pinto basketball teams will start off the 2012-13 season with the annual chili dinner 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the high school commons, hosted by the Pinto Basketball Booster Club. The meal will include chili, hot dogs, baked potatoes and dessert. The cost to attend is $7 for adults and children ages 13 and over; and $5 for children ages 6-12. For more information, call Dana Barr at the high school at 573-796-4911.
The annual Prairie Home Red and Black Scrimmage will be held at Friday, Nov. 16, at Prairie Home School, to kick-off the 2012-13 basketball season. The roast beef dinner will be held 5-7 p.m.; the silent auction, 5-7:30 p.m.; and the scrimmages will begin at 7:15 p.m., as follows: elementary teams including K-3, then 4-6; junior high teams; and varsity girls and boys teams.
The annual Jamestown Blue and White Scrimmage will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Jamestown School, to kick-off the 2012-13 basketball season. The scrimmage will feature the boys and girls basketball teams.
The 45th annual Russellville FFA Turkey Supper and Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives Silent Auction will be 4-8 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Russellville Middle School cafeteria. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberries, rolls and dessert.
Buckingham speaks at Russellville Veterans Program
Bye Bye Birdie
Pintos advance to Semifinals
Monday, November 12
RUSSELLVILLE-LOHMAN FIRE CHIEF
Wednesday, November 7
Here are unofficial results in state and local general election races and other issues appearing on Mid-Missouri ballots for Nov. 6, 2012.
Tuesday, November 6
Friday, November 2
Citing a stronger state budget outlook because of the continued improving Missouri economy, Gov. Jay Nixon today issued an executive order closing state offices on Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday