Stories for November 2012

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Wednesday, November 28

Internet outage affects CenturyLink customers

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

Lady Indians win opener at Iberia

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Pintos earn All-District honors

Pintos earn All-District honors

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California teachers have poverty simulation

California teachers have poverty simulation

Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place Offers Download Audiobooks, eBooks and More

Wood Place Offers Download Audiobooks, eBooks and More

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For Flag Spring Baptist Church nothing changes after tragedy

Worship will go on

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Career linked class gives exciting opportunities

Career linked class gives exciting opportunities

Tipton Elementary parent/teacher conferences well attended

Tipton Elementary parent/teacher conferences well attended

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Christmas parades begin Saturday

Christmas Parades

45th Annual Turkey Supper at Russellville

Turkey Supper held at Russellville

Tuesday, November 27

The Russellville Christmas parade will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 8.

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

LU names presidential finalists

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

Longfellow presents program at Garden Club meeting

Thursday, November 22

Emergency 911 personnel to crisis negotiation training

Emergency 911 personnel to crisis negotiation training

Prairie Home Christmas Parade Dec. 8

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.

Archery training for area phys ed teachers

California Teachers trained in archery

Wednesday, November 21

Middle school vocal fall concert

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.

No Mail Delivery or Retail Services at Post Offices on Thanksgiving

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.

Chamber to sponsor house lighting/decorating contest

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.

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California falls to Maryville, ends season 13-1

Pintos gave it there all

Russsellville Bookmobile

Bookmobile visits Russellville

Mid-Mo Ambulance's new collection agency draws complaints

Mid Mo has new collection agency

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Lady Pintos wrap up volleyball season with banquet

Honors given at Volleyball banquet

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PTO Extravaganza draws many

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.

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New flag is project of Latham Class of '61

New flag is project of Latham Class of '61

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Local quilters meet veteran challenge

Local quilters meet veteran challenge

Tuesday, November 20

Russellville’s city clerk was named Office Professional of the Year

Platter named Office Professional of Year

Road Work in the Area

Area road work

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Flag Spring Church destroyed by early morning fire

Church totally destroyed

Friday, November 16

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California Pintos Maryville bound

Pintos to play Maryville Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

The Basics of Beekeeping in Missouri

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

RUSSELLVILLE-LOHMAN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IMPROVES EQUIPMENT

FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IMPROVES EQUIPMENT

Chamber to sponsor house lighting/decorating contest

Decorate for Christmas

Local Cargill plant stable

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

Centertown Baptist to host gospel sing

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. 

CHS softball teams wrap up season with banquet

Softball Banquet

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Pinto football players named All-Conference

All conference honors

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California Mayor Norris Gerhart signs Proclamation

Nov. 12-16 American Education Week

Community Calendar

What's going on in California, Missouri

California Area Chamber of Commerce votes to assist Historical Society

Chamber votes to assist Historical Society

California Residents Join Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Sweet Adeline's to perform at Finke

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.

Annual Pinto Basketball Chili Dinner Sunday at CHS

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.

Prairie Home to host annual Red and Black Scrimmage

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.

Jamestown to host annual Blue and White Scrimmage

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.

Russellville FFA to host Turkey Supper

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.

Military from every angle

Buckingham speaks at Russellville Veterans Program

CHS Choral Department presents Bye Bye Birdie

Bye Bye Birdie

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Pintos dominate second half; defeat Pioneers 21-12

Pintos advance to Semifinals

Monday, November 12

RUSSELLVILLE-LOHMAN FIRE CHIEF

RUSSELLVILLE-LOHMAN FIRE CHIEF

Wednesday, November 7

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Area general election results for Nov. 6, 2012

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

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Pintos claim district title

Pintos Advance

Friday, November 2

State offices to be closed on Black Friday

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

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Thursday, November 1

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Pintos eliminate Hornets in district play

Pintos eliminate Hornets in district play

Amnesty for overdue dooks from library

Amnesty for overdue dooks from library

2012 Taxes - Moniteau County

Taxes for 2012