Stories for October 2012

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Wednesday, October 31

Green rejects Ferguson appeal

Ferguson is serving 40 years for killing Kent Heitholt in Columbia, 11 years ago tonight.

CMS Pintos end season with wins against Tigers

CMS Pintos end season with wins against Tigers

Bankesters perform at Finke

Bankesters perform at Finke

Speech team competes at Knob Noster

CHS Speech

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Kiwanis makes coat contribution to elementary school students

Kiwanis makes coat contribution to elementary school students

Annual Christmas Parade and Santa's Visit

Annual Christmas Parade and Santa's Visit

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Tri-M Music officers and members inducted for 2012-13

Tri-M Music officers and members inducted for 2012-13

CPI receives downtown revitalization grant

Missouri main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) is pleased to announce that California Progress, Inc. (CPI) has been selected to participate in a cost-sharing grant which provides training and technical services to revitalization programs in Missouri's historic commercial districts. The grant was awarded as a result of a competitive application process. See this weeks Democrat for more on the story

California ends season with district loss to Blair Oaks

California ends season with district loss to Blair Oaks

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Pintos, Lady Pintos advance to state cross country championships

Pintos, Lady Pintos advance to state cross country championships

Tuesday, October 30

Obituaries Published Oct. 31 California Democrat

Obituaries

FFA National Convention

Russellville FFA attends National Convention

Historical Society Annual Dinner to be held

The annual dinner meeting of the Moniteau County Historical Society will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran church on Nov. 12.  For reservations call Irma Plaster at 796-5214. 

DECA State Officers Elected

DECA officers elected

California defeats MMA in district play

California defeats MMA in district play

Adult Agriculture Education meeting schedule

Classes start Thursday

Monday, October 29

Farm Bureau fundraiser continuing without speaker

Hurricane disrupts dinner speaker's travel plans.

Friday, October 26

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California Advances in Football District Play

California Pinto movin' on

Wednesday, October 24

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Cole R-I host bookfair

Russellville Book Fair

Pintos grab conference title

Pintos grab conference title

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California advances to semifinals; Russellville loses to Eugene

California advances to semifinals

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Farm Bureau's Blake Hurst speaks at county meeting

Farm Bureau's Blake Hurst speaks at county meeting

Kiwanis makes contribution to assist with Pinto Packs

Pinto Packs

MONITEAU COUNTY LIBRARY @ WOOD PLACE: GROWING TOGETHER

MONITEAU COUNTY LIBRARY @ WOOD PLACE: GROWING TOGETHER

Mid-Mo Ambulance swaps Ipads for Laptops

Ipads in at Ambulance District

Moniteau Christian Ministries Center--fundraising dinner

Fundraiser for Moniteau Chrisitan Ministries

Road Work in the Area

MO-DOT work

Community Health Center of Central Missouri Hires CEO

Hamilton Hired

Christmas Events for California

"Shop California"

Route 87 in Moniteau County to Close for Repair

Route 87 in Moniteau County to Close for Repair

Tuesday, October 23

Obituaries Published Oct. 24 California Democrat

Obituaries

Jungmeyer places seventh at State Golf Championships

Jungmeyer places seventh at State Golf Championships

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Pintos start District Play

Support your Pintos on Thursday Night

Monday, October 22

Fatal crash on Highway 87

Accident on Hwy 87

Wednesday, October 17

Obituaries Published Oct. 17 California Democrat

Obituaries

Finke Theatre poinsettia fundraiser

Poinsettia fundraiser

Area Chamber of Commerce supports Missouri Main Street Connection

Christmas events planned

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California girls win cross country conference title

Pintos miss title by one point

Rural firefighters sponsor demo derby

Demo derby

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Pintos take Wildcats out 44-7; play at Versailles Friday

Pintos take Wildcats

Crime Watch offers reward for information

Crime Watch offers reward for information

Tuesday, October 16

Emergency 911 personnel to crisis negotiation training

The Moniteau County Emergency 911 Board of Directors approved crisis negotiation training for one dispatcher from each shift and the administrator. The decision was made at the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the 911 Center. The training class, Crisis Negotiation for Dispatchers, will be at Lake St. Louis on Nov. 28, and will cost $60 person with one meal provided. See this weeks California Democrat for more of the story.

Monday, October 15

Russellville School Foundation formed

Russellville School Foundation formed

Wednesday, October 10

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Paul Wilson among 3 nominated for high court vacancy

Former Cole County Circuit Judge Paul Wilson is one of three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Missouri Supreme Court.

Obituaries Published Oct. 10 California Democrat

Obituaries

Tipton rail crossing work delayed

Union Pacific Railroad has rescheduled closing of Route B between Moniteau and Pettis Streets in Tipton for crossing repairs for Monday.

Russellville loses district championship to Fatima

District Softball

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Pintos trample Indians

Pintos trample Indians

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Kiwanis presents Inspiration and Hixson awards

Kiwanis presents Inspiration and Hixson awards

Council informed of need for police car repair

Council informed of need for police car repair

College student survives sudden cardiac arrest

There was never a hint of a problem, no symptoms to indicate that this 22 college student would have a near-death experience at such a very young age.

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Lady Pintos place second at districts; advance to sectionals

Lady Pintos place second at districts; advance to sectionals

Tuesday, October 9

Moniteau County Court News

Moniteau County Court

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Marching Pintos show well at regional competitions

Marching Pintos

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Two Lady Indians advance to State Golf Championships

State Golf Championships

New Sidewalks for Russellville

Russellville will be getting new sidewalks this fall through the Safe Routes to Schools.

Monday, October 8

Russellville Lions Club Festival

Lions Club Festival

Friday, October 5

New siren will be placed in Russellville

Russellville was one of the few Cole County communities to own an emergency siren

Local connections to Emmy Winner

Groom awarded Emmy

Thursday, October 4

Cargill turkey brands create a new holiday family tradition with the debut of Disney·Pixar’s “BRAVE” in-home release

Honeysuckle White®, Shady Brook Farms® turkey products featured in national campaign 

Drive Carefully--Deer More Active This Time Of Year

Drive Carefully--Deer More Active This Time Of Year

Blood Drive in Memory of Local Marine

Blood Drive in Memory of Local Marine L. Cpl. Leon B. Deraps Died in Combat in 2006

Moniteau County Court News

Moniteau County Court News Oct. 3, 2012

Wednesday, October 3

California hosts match with Helias

California hosts match with Helias

Arrests made in connection with Clarksburg burglaries

Arrests made in connection with Clarksburg burglaries

Felony bad check charge filed

Melinda S. Long, 24, Holts Summit, was charged with Class D Felony Passing Bad Checks for writing two checks on a non-existent account. Checks were written May 27 for $8.18 and May 28 for $47.89. If convicted on this charge, she could face up to seven years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Russellville places second at Linn Tourney

Russellville places second at Linn Tourney

California man arrested in Morgan County on felony sex charges

California man arrested in Morgan County on felony sex charges

Fall Festival to be held at High Point

High Point School PTO will be hosting its Fall Festival, Saturday, Oct. 6, from 6-9 p.m., at the school. They will have an admission of $3 which will include a meal with drink, a hayride, karaoke/DJ. This will be fun for the whole family so bring your lawn chair and come out and enjoy a fun evening.

California Police report

California Police report

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PTO Carnival held at California Elementary Saturday

Young people of all ages took part in the California Elementary School PTO Carnival on Saturday, Sept. 29. The event was held throughout the elementary school facility and outside. The parking lot was home to a straw-bale maze for the adventurous young people. There were a wide range of activities including a cookie walk, mum walk, duck pond, dinosaur egg hunt, tattoo parlor, bean bag toss, face painting, basketball hoop shot and football toss. In the cafeteria, a food court served a wide variety of items and provided seating for both diners and the audience. Many businesses and individuals contributed items for the silent auction and the carnival. A main goal of the PTO is to raise funds for new cafeteria tables.

Matherne new Resource Officer at Cole-RI

Joey Matherne, deputy with the Cole County Sheriff’s Department new resource officer.

Lady Indians place first at Belle Meet; win conference championship

The Russellville varsity cross country team competed at the Belle Meet Sept. 20, where the varsity girls finished in first place with 69 points, followed by Union with 78, and Fatima with 92. A total of 20 schools participated in the meet. Top finishers for Russellville are as follows: Grace Young, first place, 21:09.53; Miranda Hill, second, 21:09.93; Hannah Michitsch, 25th, 23:33; Hannah Matthews, 27th, 23:44; Taylor Young, 46th, 24:37; Erica Miller, 47th, 24:37; Justice Miller, 48th, 24:38; and Mary Potts, 85th, 30:32. Russellville's varsity boys team competed at the Hancock Invitational Sept. 22 at Jefferson Barracks State Park, St. Louis, where the Indians finished fifth overall in the combined Class 1 and 2 race. See this weeks California Democrat for more on the story.

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Roy Simpson marks 60 years on 80th birthday

Simpson 60 years as barber

"Falcon's in Season"

FFA Float

Pintos capture first win against Blair Oaks since 2002

Six in a row

Tuesday, October 2

Interviews in progress for ColeR-I Basketball coach

Basketball coach interviews held

Columbus Day

Holiday Closings

Obituaries Published Oct. 3 California Democrat

Obituary for Oct. 3, 2012