Stories for September 2012

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Friday, September 28

Arrests made in connection with Clarksburg burglaries

Burglary charges have been filed against four defendants as a result of an investigation centering largely in the Clarksburg area.

Wednesday, September 26

SYATP held at Russellville High School

SYATP held in at Russellville High School

Public Notice

The City of California will hold a public hearing on October 1, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall.

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Pintos on fire with fifth straight win

Pintos have 5 game winning streak

Winners of Disc Golf Tourney

Winners of Disc Golf Tourney

Ready for second phase of new facility

New facility

Students Excel in California School District

Students of the Week

Lady Pintos capture wins against Warsaw

Lady Pintos win

The Russellville Engine Show & Frog Leg Festival Committee meets

Festival meeting

RUSSELLVILLE SCHOOL BOARD

The Cole R-1 School District has received the Distinction in Performance Award for the seventh consecutive year. That news and other updates were discussed at the Cole County R-1 School District board of education meeting Sept. 20. Bus routes have been reduced from eight to seven routes for this school year. “If the legislature continues to reduce funding for transportation, we will have to find additional ways to reduce our transportation costs,” said Superintendent Jerry Hobbs. An eighth hour class has been added to the high school after seeing success at the middle school level. The time will include a Zeros Aren't Permitted (ZAPS) Program for students who do not turn in their homework; a Response to Intervention (RtI) Program for students who need additional help with math and/or communication arts classes; and an exploratory program for students who are excelling in their core classes.

RUSSELLVILLE POOL RECEIVES FINANCIAL BOOST

Fundraisers have kept the community pool in Russellville open since 1980. Saturday Pasture Golf Tournament continued the tradition, raising more than $6,000 for a jump-start on the 2013 pool season, set to open the first Saturday in June. "As long as nothing major goes on, that will enable us to open next year," said Russellville Park Board member Donna Scheidt. Cows were relocated and five-gallon buckets set-up like a golf course in a field on Towering Oak Lane of Rt. C. Two teams on a flatbed trailer were allowed four golf clubs each for the best option to chip shots into the buckets. In its third year, the event drew 31 teams. Pool operations depend on donations, since the facility is not owned by the city and does not make enough money to cover all costs. Volunteers maintain the pool and grounds. "It's all community-run because we want to have something for the kids to do," said Pam Neugebauer, another park board member.

Retired teachers donate to buddy pack program

Retired teachers donate to buddy pack program The Moniteau County Retired Teachers' Association (MCRTA) made a donation to the Buddy Pack program at its Sept. 18 meeting. At the meeting, MCRTA Vice President Dennis Donley presented a $500 check to Jay Starr, the coordinator for Moniteau County.  The retired teachers' group chose the Buddy Pack Program as the recipient of its summer service project.  The Food Bank’s Buddy Pack program provides food for 148 children at California Elementary, Tipton Elementary, Clarksburg and Latham Elementary schools each week. The program provides a backpack filled with nutritious food for each of the children, who are from low income families, to take home over the weekend. Starr commented that the Buddy Pack Programs for Tipton, Latham, and Clarksburg were fully funded due to special support from community organizations. He said fewer children in California are being served this year since costs have increased. The gift from the MCRTA will provide Buddy Packs for three California students for the entire year. Missouri State Sen. Mike Kehoe, guest speaker at the teachers' meeting, and David Wood, unopposed candidate for the House of Representatives' 58th District, were present for the award.

Winners of the Compact Figure Eight Scramble and Tuff Truck Challenge

Winners of the Compact Figure Eight Scramble and Tuff Truck Challenge

Lady Pintos capture third place at Marshall Invitational

Lady Pinto Golf

Local Woman Cycles for MS Awareness

MS-awareness

CMS Pintos take Mustangs out in opener

CMS Pintos win season opener

Tuesday, September 25

Obituaries Published Sept. 26 California Democrat

Obituaries Sept. 26, 2012

Indians pocket win against Crocker

Indians pocket win against Crocker

CMS Lady Pintos win matches at Warsaw

The California Middle School volleyball teams traveled to Warsaw Sept. 17, where both captured a win. California's seventh grade won their match 25-7 and 25-16. Chloe Schenewerk led the Lady Pintos with 10 serves in the first set, followed by Caitlin Halsey with seven. Nyssa Gonzalez led California serving in the second set with eight, followed by Paige Johnson with six. “Communication was stronger this game and the team did a great job of following the ball,” California Coach Tiffany Brown said. California's eighth grade defeated Warsaw 25-18, 14-25 and 25-16. Monica Whitson led the Lady Pintos with a total of 17 serves. Kayla Allison had 19 assists. Cameron Meyer had 10 kills. "Overall, the girls did a great job and showed tremendous hustle," Brown said. "However, they learned that serve-receive is still a weak area for them. They need to work on communication to help them grow as a team." California's seventh grade will participate in the Versailles Tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday.

2012 General election registration information

2012 General election registration information

2012 General Election absentee ballot information

Absentee ballot information

Felony bad check charge filed

Felony charges

Moniteau County Health Center August, 2012

Moniteau County Health Center August, 2012

California R-I kindergarten class is 116

California R-I kindergarten class is 116

Wednesday, September 19

Spinach sold at Gerbes recalled due to possible Listeria

Kroger Co. news release offers details

The Kroger Co. family of stores in 15 states, including Gerbes in Mid-Missouri, is asking customers to check their refrigerators for certain Kroger Fresh Selections Tender Spinach 10 ounce packages with a "best if used by" date of September 16, due to possible Listeria contamination.

Obituaries Published Sept. 19 California Democrat

Obituaries

Christmas will come early in California this year

Christmas will come early in California this year

California Rec. Adult Co-ed Softball standings

California Rec. Adult Co-ed Softball standings

School Bell returns to Russellville High School

School Bell returns to Russellville High School

Lady Pintos take third place at Fulton Meet

The California High School cross country team competed at the Fulton Meet Saturday, where the Lady Pintos finished in third place, while the Pintos finished sixth. "With two races the previous week and the Fulton Meet Saturday, our teams were tired, but competed very well," California Coach Josh Grotzinger said. "Previously, California had only earned two medals at this meet. We more than doubled that total." See this weeks issue for more details.

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Ham and Turkey Car Show winners

There were nearly 100 entries at the 2012 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival. Class winners are listed below: • 1957 Chevy Belair, owner Earl Fuller, Russellville, 1st Place; 1957Ford T-Bird, Peter Goldschmidt, Jefferson City, 2nd Place; 1957 Chevy Belair, John Lange, Green Ridge, 3rd Place. • 2011 Ford Fiesta SES, Andrew Syfert, Jefferson City, 1st. • 1964 Plymouth Fury, Earl Scheidt, Jamestown, 1st. • 1972 Datsun 240 Z, Jack Clevenger, California, 1st; 1999 VW Jetta, Paul Twenter, California, 2nd; 1958 VW Bug, Tyler Harrison, Jefferson City, 3rd. • 1966 Chevy Malibu, Travis Roberts, Sedalia, 1st; 1965 Ford Mustang Coupe, Gary Colliver, Stover, 2nd; 1966 Chevy Impala, Dean Buchholtz, Gravois Mills, 3rd. See this weeks Democrat for more winners of the Car Show!

Area Accidents in California

Area Accidents

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Weather very good for 2012 Ham and Turkey Festival

Weather very good for 2012 Ham and Turkey Festival

Moniteau County 911 board meets

Moniteau County 911 board meets

Pintos Win Again!

Pintos stomp Indians 59-7

A+ Program going strong in Russellville

A+ Program going strong in Russellville

California Elementary Students of the Week

California Elementary Students of the Week

Tipton school gym to be reroofed

The Tipton R-VI School Board approved a bid to reroof the school gymnasium at the regular meeting of the Tipton R-VI School Board on Monday, Sept. 10. Prior to the vote, Superintendent Scott Jarvis updated the board on the condition of the roof, which had been installed in 1984. The extreme heat of the summer followed by the recent heavy wind and rain damaged the roof. Jarvis recommended the roof be replaced as soon as possible to prevent additional damage to the roof which could end up to serious damage to the gym. See more in this week's California Democrat

Wednesday, September 12

Lawmakers override Nixon's 'religious freedom' veto

Votes are second successful override in the last two years.

California wins matches against Eldon

California wins matches against Eldon

California’s Lizzy Kirby captures title at Linn Meet

California’s Lizzy Kirby captures title at Linn Meet

NFL PPK Competition set for Sept. 16 at Riley Field

NFL PPK Competition set for Sept. 16 at Riley Field

Lady Pintos fall to Lady Tigers

Lady Pintos fall to Lady Tigers

Upcoming California High School sporting events

Upcoming California High School sporting events

Lady Pintos fall to Lady Tigers

Lady Pintos fall to Lady Tigers

Freshman, JV Pintos defeat Mustangs

Freshman, JV Pintos defeat Mustangs

Area Accidents in California

Area Accidents

Goans leads California in match against Sacred Heart

Goans leads California in match against Sacred Heart

Grandparents Day held at California Elementary

Grandparents Day at Elementary

Annexation on council agenda again

The topic of annexation of property south of California returned to the City Council Chamber at the regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Bringing up an item of new business, Bill Campbell, representing Putnam Chevrolet, spoke to the Board of Aldermen concerning proposed voluntary annexation of a site selected for construction of a new dealership facility. For more on the Story see the California Democrat Sept. 12 issue.

Pintos charge ahead with 44-12 win against Mustangs

Pintos charge ahead with 44-12 win against Mustangs

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Whooping Cough

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Whooping Cough  

Russellville girls place second at Linn Meet

Russellville girls place second at Linn Meet

7th Annual PTO Carnival for California Elementary

7th Annual PTO Carnival for California Elementary

Area softball and baseball results

Area softball and baseball results

Engineering project updates provided to city council

Engineering project updates provided to city council

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Saturday is Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

Saturday is Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

Price selected for the Blue-Grey National All Star Classic

Price selected for the Blue-Grey National All Star Classic

Tuesday, September 11

Obituaries Published Sept. 12 California Democrat

Obits Sept. 12

School meals undergo real changes

School meals undergo real changes

Multi-vehicle crash diverts traffic

Multi-vehicle crash diverts traffic

Monday, September 10

Proposition B

[Proposed by Initiative Petition]

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Constitutional Amendment 3

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to:

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Proposition E

[Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SB 464]

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Friday, September 7

Proposition A

[Proposed by Initiative Petition]

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Wednesday, September 5

Upcoming California High School sporting events

Upcoming California High School sporting events

Obituaries Published Sept. 5 California Democrat

Obituaries in California Demorat Sept. 5, 2012

Area baseball and softball results

Area baseball and softball results

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Latham begins school in new building

Latham School starts after Labor Day

California opens season with match against Jefferson City

California opens season with match against Jefferson City

Help needed in Russellville

Your involvement is needed in Russellville

California loses to Eldon in softball

California loses to Eldon

Land Transfers for Moniteau County

Land Transfers for Moniteau County

New Library Books at Wood Place Public Library

New Library Books at Wood Place Public Library

General highway maintenance and construction work in the Mid-Missouri area for Sept. 4–14.    

General highway maintenance and construction work in the Mid-Missouri area for Sept. 4–14.    

Inclement weather did not stop the walkers/runners at High Point Saturday

Inclement weather did not stop the walkers/runners at High Point Saturday

Traffic stop leads to drug charge

Traffic stop leads to drug charge

Community Caleandar

Calendar

Pintos stomp Bulldogs

Pintos stomp Bulldogs

Tuesday, September 4

Excess pseudoephedrine purchases lead to charges

Investigation into excess purchases of a controlled substance resulted in charges being filed for manufacturing and trafficking in drugs. Two drug-related felony charges were filed against Randall Dale Potter, 50, California. See more in Wednesday issue.

Mid-Mo tax levy remains at zero

Additional service to be discussed at later meetings On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the annual Mid-Mo Ambulance Property Tax Levy Rate Hearing was followed by a special meeting of the ambulance district board of directors. See more in the California Democrat Sept. 5 issue.

Lady Pintos net wins against Eugene

Lady Pintos net wins against Eugene

Lake Area Community Orchestra Rehearsals Begin for Fall Season

Lake Area Community Orchestra Rehearsals Begin for Fall Season    

The annual “Show-Offs” Art and Photography Show was held Saturday

The annual “Show-Offs” Art and Photography Show was held Saturday

Act now to avoid hunter education rush

Act now to avoid hunter education rush Hunting season is near, and classes fill up early.

MSHP Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics

MSHP Releases Labor Day Holiday Statistics

Girl Scouts turns boring days into days you will remember

Join Girl Scouts 2012 “The Year of the Girl.” Girl Scouts celebrated a milestone 100 year birthday this year, and its program has evolved with the times. Traditions such as the Girl Scout Cookie Program, camping, and skill-building badges remain in place, but multiple participation pathways make the program more flexible and affordable for today’s families.

Jamestown School Board meeting

Jamestown C-1 School Board meeting held The Jamestown C-1 School Board monthly meeting was held Aug. 9, where the resignation of JoAnn Bestgen was accepted. Prior to the meeting, a special tax levy rate hearing was held, wherein the tax rate of 3.8172 (3.65 operating fund, .1672 capital projects) was approved. See this week's Democrat for more on the story.