Stories for April 2013

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Tuesday, April 30

Paws Walk May 4

The Moniteau County Hope Warriors Relay for Life team will host the second annual PAWS For A Cure Walk 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, May 4, at Proctor Park.

Ribbon-cutting at Co-Mo

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative will officially open the doors to its new Operations Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to its Annual Meeting May 23.

FFA Plant Sale Saturday

The Jamestown C-1 School FFA will host a plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the greenhouse at the school.

California Accident Report

April 24, a vehicle driven by Jeffrey Todd Gabert, stopped on East North Street, backed up and struck a car driven by Noel Kent Summey.

California Happenings

Area Events

Moniteau County Sheriff's Report

Criminal Complaints April 1—An arrest was made for possession of a controlled substance near California.

Municipal Court News

Andrew Rotter, Jefferson City, plea of guilty to failure to pay, fine and costs $22.50.

Charges filed

An April 19 traffic stop by a California police officer resulted in drug charges being filed against three people.

Burglary charges filed

A night of surveillance in the south part of the county by Moniteau County sheriff's deputies led to burglary charges against a Russellville man.

Wednesday, April 24

Community calendar

California Community Calendar for the week of April 24

Inglish takes second place

Inglish places second in beef production entrepreneurship proficiency award area

Rohrbach receives Distinguished Service Citation at the Missouri FFA Convention

Rohrbach receives Distinguished Service Citation at the Missouri FFA Convention

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York crowned prom queen

Queen and king candidates for the 2013 California High School Prom moments before the crowning Saturday night, from left, are Taylor Bleich and Courtland Gerhart, Cheyenne Doughty and Dakota Harris, and Alayna York and Jacob Kueffer. York and Kueffer were ultimately crowned queen and king.

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Jamestown man's design chosen for Columbia house

Daniel Karlov designs net-zero home

National Day of Prayer to be held May 2

National Day of Prayer to be held May 2

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Quilters prepare for Russellville's 175th Anniversary

Quilters prepare for Russellville's 175th Anniversary

Wyss places fifth in Missouri FFA Division II Prepared Public Speaking

Wyss places fifth in Missouri FFA Division II Prepared Public Speaking

Ehrhardt and Bungart approved as new board members at Russellville

Ehrhardt and Bungart approved as new board members at Russellville

Russellville Ag Department opens greenhouse

Russellville Ag Department opens greenhouse

Russellville PTO to host fundraiser Sunday for building improvements

Russellville PTO to host fundraiser Sunday for building improvements

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Awards given for MAP testing spirit week

Awards given for MAP testing spirit week

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Recognition given for last years math MAP testing

Recognition given for last years math MAP testing

State Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives tour planned

State Young Farmers/Young Farm Wives tour planned

CPI "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraiser is Saturday

CPI "Wine, Dine and Win" fundraiser is Saturday

Tuesday, April 23

California loses to Warsaw

The California High School baseball teams hosted Warsaw Monday night at the California Sports Complex, where the Pintos lost a close contest to the Wildcats 8-6.

California golfers host Mexico, Tipton

The California High School boys golf teams hosted Tipton and Mexico Monday afternoon, April 22, at the California Country Club, where the Pintos finished the varsity match in third place with 185.

Wednesday, April 17

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Tornado warning issued for Moniteau

Severe weather is likely for California Wednesday evening.

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Two California R-I school board members sworn into office

Wirts and Meyer take office

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Porter is SWCD Teacher of the Year

Porter teacher of the year for SWCD

Deeken sets record at CHS Track Invitational

Deeken sets new Long Jump record

Pintos come from behind to defeat Indians 8-5

Pintos take down Indians

Moniteau Christian Ministries Center installs new freezer/cooler unit

Phase two nearing completion

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Cooperator of Year to Jamestown couple

David and Joyce Shaul, SWCD Cooperator of the Year

High Point kindergarten registration set

Registration for all children who plan to attend kindergarten this fall at High Point R-III school will be on Wednesday, May 1. Children registering must be five years old on or before July 31. Registration and screening will be held at the High Point School. Parents/guardians should bring the following information to this screening: child's state-issued birth certificate, child's immunization record, child's social security number, proof of residency in the High Point School District such as rent receipt, utility bill or phone bill. If you have not already done so, please contact the school at 660-489-2213 to request an appointment time.

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Moniteau County SWCD awards presented at annual dinner

SWCD meeting held April 9

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Burger awarded C.Y.C.L.E. trip

Burger wins C.Y.C.L.E trip

Pintos and Indians compete at Southern Boone Golf Classic

Golf competition held April 10

Twin City Garden Club clear flower beds at Proctor Park

A hard working group of Twin City Garden Club members met on April 9 at Proctor Park to clear the leaves and weeds from  the perennial bed. The members have divided up portions of the bed for maintenance.  They still have a lot of work to do but will meet on Thursday mornings during the season to complete the work needed. The members enjoyed a sack lunch in the shelter house with drinks provided by Melinda Burgoon.  Eight members and one guest were present. The business meeting followed and minutes were read and approved.  Committee reports were heard beginning with the Youth projects. A craft project for students will be offered with the plant and bake sale and several suggestions were discussed. The plant and bake sale is set for May 4 at Smith Burke Park from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.  Members were encouraged to be potting perennials for the sale.  Members agreed to make signs for promoting the sale along with radio spots and notices in the community calendar. A discussion was held regarding the perennial bed and new additions or changes to be made. Gloria Longan and Doris Imhoff volunteered to ask Longfellow’s to assist with selection of plants. It was voted to purchase a few blooming shrubs and perennials with memorial money. The design of the planting at the Finke theatre was reviewed.   They are waiting for the soil and any amendments to be added before any planting can be done. A trip to the Lincoln University nursery and gardens is being considered. The next meeting will be a garden tour of five members gardens.  Due to a conflict with the State Convention the date was changed to Monday, May 13, at 11 a.m.  Call 796-2895 for more information. 

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board regular board met April 11 and approved the March 14 minutes. Also approved were the March 18 poll minutes. Administrator Corey Sullivan reported the hiring of Andrew Korte to fill a part-time position. The board approved Sullivan's proposal for a salary for a supervisor. Approved was a salary of $250 a month to be evaluated in six months. According to the treasurer's report, sales tax received was $42,464.33. The MMDA account balance as of April 9 was $182,580.75. The CD balance was about $71,800 as of March 31. The total payroll was: March 26 - $8,340.31 and April 4 - $8,263.82. Overall payroll taxes were $6,117.79. Total accounts payable approved at the meeting amounted to $13,230.21. The next monthly meeting is Thursday, May 14, at the 911 Center.

High Point Students make Honor Roll

High Point R-III Students make the grade

Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Golf Tournament

California Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament slated for June 12

CMS passes out honors

CMU Students, Faculty Honored Annual science, math, computer science awards

Community Calendar of Events

• California Reds-Missouri Kids First, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at State Capitol, Jefferson City. Will meet at United Church of Christ. Lunch at restaurant of choice, and trip to Central Dairy. For more information, call 573-796-4738. • The Jam Session, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at California Nutrition Center. Open to the public for $2 cover charge. • Beartones, men's accapella singing group, 7 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the California Performing Arts Center. Featuring California's own Drew Bolinger. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students, and are available at the high school office. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. • 3MT Spaghetti Dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Main Street Baptist Church. For more information contact Kevin Kohler 573-378-0511. • Fish Fry, 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at California Nutrition Center. The cost is $9 in advance, or $10 at door. • Kiwanis Club of California meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Lutheran Church basement. • Moniteau Co. Cattleman's Association monthly dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Centennial Hall, Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California. The cost is $8 for those who RSVP at the California Veterinary Clinic at 573-796-3168, or $9 at the door. For more information, call 573-659-5779. • Kiwanis Club of California meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the Lutheran Church basement. • The Twin City Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale, 8 a.m. - 12 noon, Saturday, May 4, at Smith Burke Park. • Moniteau County Democrats Annual Truman Day Dinner/Fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, Centennial Hall. Keynote speaker will be Secretary of State Jason Kander. Everyone is welcome to attend. For ticket information call 573-286-2259 or 573-694-8385. • Acappela Gospel Sing, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Finke Theatre, 315 North High Street. Admissin is free. Sponsored by the Church of Christ for more information call 796-2079 or 796-2226. • Kiwanis Club of California meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Lutheran Church basement.

Tuesday, April 16

Pintos, Lady Pintos pocket wins at Class 3 Sectionals

The California Pintos and Lady Pintos traveled to Rolla Wednesday for Class 3 Sectional Basketball, where the Pintos defeated Blair Oaks 50-47, while the Lady Pintos defeated Hermann 41-36.

Wednesday, April 10

California places second at Osage Invitational

The California High School varsity girls golf team competed at the Osage Invitational Thursday at the Dogwood Hills Golf Course, where the Lady Pintos placed second out of 10 teams.

California nets loss to Boonville

The California High School volleyball teams were on the road Thursday for matches at Boonville, where the varsity Lady Pintos lost to the Lady Pirates, while the JV defeated Boonville.

California loses to Tipton

California's varsity softball team was on the road Thursday for a game at Tipton, where the Lady Pintos suffered a tough 11-0 loss to the Lady Cardinals in five innings.

California Pintos take out Russellville Indians

The California High School varsity baseball team traveled to Russellville Tuesday, April 9, where the Pintos captured a win.

SFCC ag students place first in national competition

SFCC ag students place first in national competition

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Russellville cadet teachers give back

Russellville High School A+ students are cadet teachers

Russellville City Council election results

Russellville City Council election results

Russellville FFA area results

Russellville FFA competes at area competition

Russellville kindergarten registration coming up

Russellville kindergarten registration is April 29

3MT Mission Team comes to California

3MT Mission Team comes to California

Energy improvement audit presented at special school board meeting

Energy improvement audit presented at special school board meeting

Shooting investigation leads to felony assault, drug charges

Shooting investigation leads to felony assault, drug charges

Kelly D. Messerli will be missed from many roles

Kelly D. Messerli will be missed from many roles

Senator Blunt’s Staff Hosts Constituent Listening Post at the County Courthouse

Senator Blunt’s Staff Hosts Constituent Listening Post at the County Courthouse

Moniteau Co. Cattleman's Association meeting set for April 23

Moniteau Co. Cattleman's Association meeting set for April 23

CHS to Present Barbecuing Hamlet

CHS to Present Barbecuing Hamlet

Local Students Attend Youth Leadership Day

Local Students Attend Youth Leadership Day

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Rep. Hartzler stops in city

Rep. Hartzler stops in city

Natural History at the Historical Society Museum

Natural History at the Historical Society Museum

Jamestown FFA Breakfast Friday

Jamestown FFA Breakfast Friday

Department of Agriculture Awards Jamestown Company with Feed Compliance Award

Department of Agriculture Awards Jamestown Company with Feed Compliance Award

Kander awards grant to Moniteau County Library

Kander awards grant to Moniteau County Library

Pasture Weed Control

Pasture Weed Control

Pintos pack six games in a week

Pintos pack six games in a week

Energy improvement audit presented at special school board meeting

Schneider Electric presented a preliminary audit report at a special Moniteau County R-I School Board meeting Wednesday, April 3. Peter Hinkle and Drew Sebelius explained the proposed Energy Service Performance Contract (ESPC) to the board and answered questions about benefits and drawbacks. Such a contract is usually done in publicly-owned facilities, such as federal, state and city buildings and schools. The audit checks out energy savings oportunities, designs improvements to take advantage of those savings, and works to "leverage" energy savings as a payment on financing, lowering utility bills through improvements. The audit by Schneider indicated all three main school facilities could benefit from lighting changing and lighting controls (including replacment of the magnetic ballasts for the fluorescent lights with electronic ballasts). The middle school building and the high school gym would benefit with lower energy costs from changes in the heating and cooling systems. In general, the way a performance contract works is that the school or other entity pays for the work done with a guarantee of a certain dollar amount of energy savings. If the savings fails to be high enough to meet the given amount, the company makes up the difference. At the same time, the company makes adjustments at the facility to make the savings match the guaranteed amount.

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Final election results

Election results in

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California High School Music Students Advance

California High School choral students who received a I Rating at the District music competition March 23 at Jefferson City to advance to the State music competition April 25 at Columbia, front row, from left, are Ana Strickfaden, Audrey Imhoff, Alysha Mettle, Madison Henry, Erin VanDieren, Miranda Matthews, Paige Cox, Savannah Jungmeyer, Taylor Bleich and Alex Pace; middle row, Lindsey Morris, Abby Lueckenotte, Abbie Bilyeu, Courtney Kilmer, Ashtyn Goans, Caitlin Meyer, Adrienne Strickfaden, Katie Imhoff and Rozalyn Martensen; back row, Jordan Brizendine, Brandon Embry, John Wolken, Tyler Small, Tristan Opperman and Tyler Silvey. Libby Martin and Kamryn Koetting were not present.

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Cole County takes first at County Cup, Moniteau County places second

Cole County takes first at County Cup, Moniteau County places second

Monday, April 8

California loses to Eldon

The California High School softball teams played at Eldon Tuesday, Aug. 28, where both suffered losses to the Lady Mustangs.

Friday, April 5

California loses to Clinton

The California Pinto baseball teams hosted Clinton Thursday at the California Sports Complex, where the varsity suffered a 15-2 loss to the Cardinals.

Wednesday, April 3

Support for breastfeeding moms

Support for breastfeeding moms

Russellville school board race decided

Russellville School Board race decided

Russellville elects incumbents

Russellville elects incumbents

California Pintos fall to Hallsville Indians

The California Pintos hosted Hallsville Tuesday, April 2, where the varsity lost 8-2 to the Indians.

Voter turnout low Tuesday

Voter turnout for the municipal election Tuesday, April 2, in Moniteau County was only 14.25 percent. The Use Tax proposals were mixed with the issue passing county-wide by 324 to 258, but failing in the City of California with 158 yes votes to 197 no.

Moniteau County election results

Here are unofficial results from the April 2, 2013, election in Moniteau County.

City Council meeting begins on somber note

City Clean up starts Monday

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Larry Blank slowed down by health problems but not stopped

Larry Blank slowed down by health problems but not stopped

Staying home longer

Occupational therapists help people stay at home longer

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California wins match against Fatima

Pintos win golf match

Pintos place fourth at Linn Invitational, Lady Pintos finish sixth

Pintos place fourth at Linn Invitational, Lady Pintos finish sixth

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High Point 3rd and 4th grade students step back in history

High Point 3rd and 4th grade students step back in history

Moniteau County Historical Society Museum

Moniteau County Historical Society Museum

Health Center awards Bochard LLC lawn care contract

Health Center awards Bochard LLC lawn care contract

Suspected theft leads to felony drug charge

Suspected theft leads to felony drug charge

It is Citywide Clean Up time

It is Citywide Clean Up time

Cargill Joins FERAF as Board Member to Fight Rate Hikes, Electric Surcharge

Cargill Joins FERAF as Board Member to Fight Rate Hikes, Electric Surcharge

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Burger chosen as one of 50 Missourians you should know

Burger chosen as one of 50 Missourians you should know

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Hip replacement cures knee pain

Hip replacement cures knee pain

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Russellville hosts literacy fun

Annual literacy night brings parents, students, educators together for fun

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Russellville Lions Club future

Improved facilities will help community

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Russellville garden project

Grant will help build garden in elementary courtyard

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Head Start lunch event

"100-Man Lunuch" held at Moniteau County Head Start

Women In Agriculture Conference

"Hats We Wear... Memories We Share"

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Russellville young artist

Russellville's young artist has piece displayed in Congressman's office

California Swim Team registration set for Sunday

The California Stingray Swim Team will host registration 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the California City Pool. Forms will be available at registration. This is a competitive swim team. For more information, call Heather Edwards at 573-291-5916 or Andrea Kincaid at 573-694-6614.

Lady Indians place fourth at Linn Invitational

Lady Indians place fourth at Linn Invitational

Women In Agriculture Conference

"Hats We Wear... Memories We Share"

Awards Banquet held for Lady Pinto Basketball

Awards presented to Most Outstanding Offensive Performer - to Sydney Deeken; Most Outstanding Defensive Performer - to Caitlin Meyer; Most Improved Player - to Kamryn Koetting; and "Inspiration Award" - to Kelsey Roush.

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Hot offense drives Pintos to win against Tipton

Pintos out hit Cardinals

Russellville sends choir members

Elementary students attend district honor choir

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Russellville DARE graduates

40 students graduate, 4 recognized for essays

Tuesday, April 2

Morgan County election results

Here are unofficial results from the April 2, 2013, election in Morgan County.

California wins match against Fatima

The California High School boys' golf teams hosted Fatima Monday at the California Country Club, where the Pintos won the varsity match with 184. Fatima finished with 203.

California defeats Tipton 9-5

The California High School baseball teams traveled to Tipton Monday night, where the varsity defeated the Cardinals 9-5.

Monday, April 1

Mexico Bulldogs scratch California Pintos

The California Pinto baseball teams hosted Mexico Friday at the California Sports Complex to make up games originally scheduled for March 23, where the varsity lost 4-1 to the Bulldogs.