Stories for December 2013

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Wednesday, December 25

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More than 200 students graduate from SBU

Burgher sings at commencement for SBU

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Co-Mo brings brighter Christmas to area kids

Brighter Christmas for area children

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Fifth graders provide funds to Kiwanis

Circle of Sharing project raises funds

Bond proposal discussed at school board meeting

Bond issue to be on April ballot

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Burgers' Smokehouse employees contribute to Buddy Packs

Smokehouse employees contribute to Buddy Pack Program

Area basketball

Jamestown girls Jamestown hosted South Callaway Dec. 17, where the Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Bulldogs 43-37.

Pintos down Indians 60-41

The California Pinto basketball teams were on the road Dec. 17 for games at Osage, where the varsity captured a 69-41 win from the Indians.

Lady Pintos pocket 55-44 win at Osage

The California High School Lady Pintos were on the road Thursday for their first conference game of the season, at Osage, where the varsity defeated the Lady Indians 55-44.

California Parks and Rec. Basketball (Grades 3-4)

Teams and a game schedule for the City of California Parks and Recreation for boys and girls in grades 3-4 are as follows.

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California Middle School Band Christmas concert

Middle School students performs Christmas program

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California Middle School Band Christmas concert

Middle School students performs Christmas program

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Local FFA member awarded national American FFA Degree

Cook wins award

Emergency Food and Shelter Program funds available

Help is available for those in need

Wreath decorating contest winners announced

Wreath decorating winners announced

Tragic end to Jefferson City kidnapping case

The case of a St. Louis man charged with kidnapping a Jefferson City boy Saturday came to a tragic end Tuesday night. Demitrius Beasley, 40, and Markell Beasley, 6, were found dead from apparent gun shot wounds in Cape Girardeau.

Tuesday, December 24

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First birthday nears for First Baby 2013 Contest winner

Moniteau County 2013 First Baby prepares for birthday

Saturday, December 21

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Wintry weather continues to impact Missouri

Little snow accumulation expected in Jefferson City, Columbia and Lake areas

A strong December storm system is bringing a wide variety of hazardous weather to Mid-Missouri through early Sunday. A dangerous mix of snow, sleet and ice continues to be possible in northern and central Missouri.

Wednesday, December 18

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'A Patriotic Christmas' held in spite of chill and snow

'A Patriotic Christmas' held in spite of chill and snow

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Middle school presents Winter Memories Concert

Middle school presents Winter Memories Concert

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'A Simple Christmas' presented at High Point R-III

'A Simple Christmas' presented at High Point R-III

Filing period opens Tuesday

Filing period opens Tuesday

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Senior Spotlights

Senior Spotlights

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2013 Missouri Sheep Producers FFA State Public Speaking Contest

2013 Missouri Sheep Producers FFA State Public Speaking Contest

California Area Chamber of Commerce approves 2014 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

California Area Chamber of Commerce approves 2014 Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

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Christmas tour share favorite tunes

Christmas tour share favorite tunes

RUSSELLVILLE COMMUNITY CALENDAR

RUSSELLVILLE COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Churches send shoeboxes for Christmas

Churches send shoeboxes for Christmas

Emergency 911 Board approves insurance

Emergency 911 Board approves insurance

California Area Chamber of Commerce nominations nearing

California Area Chamber of Commerce nominations nearing

Moniteau County Health Center report for November

Moniteau County Health Center report for November

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Garden Club inducts new officers

Garden Club inducts new officers

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Cub Scouts, families celebrate Christmas and achievement awards

Cub Scouts, families celebrate Christmas and achievement awards

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California employees served Christmas dinner

California employees served Christmas dinner

Road work

Road work

Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday home fires

Red Cross issues safety tips to prevent holiday home fires

Saturday, December 14

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Christmas parades in Holts Summit, Linn, Russellville called off

The Christmas parades scheduled today in Holts Summit, Linn and Russellville have been canceled due to inclement weather.

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Snowy weather slowly moving out of Missouri

The ongoing snow across central and east-central Missouri will come to an end from west to east, with all snow ending by noon across the area.

Friday, December 13

Weather-related announcements for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Several evening sporting and after-school events for Friday around the area have been called off due to inclement weather.

Thursday, December 12

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Winter storm to spread across Missouri Friday (VIDEO)

A winter storm will move into central Missouri on Friday causing a wintry mix of precipitation to spread east across the area during the day.

Wednesday, December 11

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Patricia Kay Interiors hosts Holiday Open House

Patricia Kay Interiors hosts Holiday Open House

California Farmers Market committee moves forward for spring

California Farmers Market committee moves forward for spring

Finke theatre kicks off holiday season

Finke theatre kicks off holiday season

Christmas festival to be held in Prairie Home Saturday

Christmas festival to be held in Prairie Home Saturday

Related servivces meeting slated for Thursday

Related servivces meeting slated for Thursday

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Bond Pharmacy has a gift for everyone

Bond Pharmacy has a gift for everyone

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Inspired Designs, one of California's newest stores

Inspired Designs, one of California's newest stores

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Santa in Jamestown on Saturday

Santa in Jamestown on Saturday

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University president speaks with local leaders

University president speaks with local leaders

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Missouri University president speaks to CMS students

Missouri University president speaks to CMS students

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Originals offers gifts for one and all

Originals offers gifts for one and all

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Light the Candle of Peace

Light the Candle of Peace

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New traditions building in weight room

New traditions building in weight room

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Elementary Christmas program shines with songs and stage

Elementary Christmas program shines with songs and stage

Russellville municipal seats open

Russellville municipal seats open

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Commerce Bank hosts Christmas open house

Commerce Bank hosts Christmas open house

Christmas Cookies a huge success

Christmas Cookies a huge success

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Oak Street Fabrics and More offers many things

Oak Street Fabrics and More offers many things

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Winding Road Gifts turns into Santa's Workshop

Winding Road Gifts turns into Santa's Workshop

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The Flower Shop ready for the Christmas Season

The Flower Shop ready for the Christmas Season

Pintos end Eugene Tourney with loss to Tigers

After defeating #6 seeded St. Elizabeth 72-53 Dec. 2 in the opening round of the Eugene Invitational, the #3 seeded Pintos suffered a 72-61 loss to #2 seeded Blair Oaks Thursday in the semifinal round.

High Point boys and girls pocket wins

The High Point seventh and eighth grade boys and girls basketball teams hosted Our Lady of the Snows Nov. 26, where both the Bluejays and Lady Bluejays captured a win.

Seventh grade Pintos defeat Eagles 37-28

The California Middle School seventh grade boys basketball team traveled to Ashland Dec. 5, where the Pintos defeated the Southern Boone Eagles 37-28.

Seventh grade Lady Pintos lose 30-25 to Lady Falcons

The California Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team hosted Blair Oaks Dec. 3, where the Lady Pintos lost a close contest to the Lady Falcons, 30-25.

Area Basketball Results

Russellville Indians The Indians participated in the Eugene Invitational Dec. 3-6, where, in first-round action Dec. 3, #7 seeded Russellville lost 66-30 to #2 seeded Blair Oaks.

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Lady Pintos take out Lady Cardinals 65-49

The California Lady Pintos hosted Tipton Monday night, where the varsity girls captured a 65-49 win from the Lady Cardinals.

New CPI board members elected

CPI board honors Staton

Monday, December 9

School closings, weather announcements for Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Camdenton R-3, Dogwood Hills State School at Eldon, and Stover R-1 will be closed Monday.

Saturday, December 7

Jamestown Christmas parade canceled due to inclement weather

Santa will arrive at Jamestown School at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, December 6

Mo. lawmakers pass $1.7B incentive plan for Boeing

Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to incentives for Boeing to assemble to a new passenger airplane in the St. Louis area.

Thursday, December 5

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Christmas California Style 2013

Don't miss the annual California Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas California Style Friday and Saturday

Wednesday, December 4

Mo. Senate passes tax incentives for Boeing

Missouri senators have passed legislation offering up to $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades for Boeing to assemble a commercial airplane in St. Louis.

Smith case continued to June 2

Smith trial reset for June 2

Dogs and fences hinder meter readers

Council meets Monday

Thanksgiving dinner at nutrition center

Ministerial Alliance hosts Thanksgiving dinner

CMCA offers basic budgeting class

CMCA offers basic budgeting class

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High Point students celebrate Thanksgiving

High Point students celebrate Thanksgiving

Do not make impatient the relaxing moon

Do not make impatient the relaxing moon

CPI changes regular meeting time

CPI changes regular meeting time

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Lady Pintos, Pintos capture wins at Eugene Invitational

The California High School boys and girls basketball teams were on the road Monday night for games in the first round of the 27th Annual Eugene Invitational, where both the Pintos and Lady Pintos came away victorious.

Seventh grade Lady Pintos pocket back-to-back wins

The California Middle School girls basketball teams hosted Versailles Nov. 25, where the seventh grade Lady Pintos captured a 59-4 win.

Seventh grade Pintos take Mustangs down 60-11

The California Middle School basketball teams hosted Eldon Nov. 26, where the seventh grade Pintos defeated the Mustangs 60-11.

Area Basketball Results

The Jamestown Lady Eagles hosted St. Elizabeth Monday, Nov. 25, where they suffered a 61-35 loss to the Lady Hornets.

Co-Mo ends finance relationship with federal government

Co-Mo ends finance relationship with federal government

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Russellville HS senior Jacob Robertson guides student body with an eye on community involvment

Russellville HS senior Jacob Robertson guides student body with an eye on community involvment

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Scholarship helps young car enthusiast

Scholarship helps young car enthusiast

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Light the Candle of Hope

Light the Candle of Hope

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Gertie Leonard treated on 97th birthday

Gertie Leonard treated on 97th birthday

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Demonstration night for Jamestown 4-H

Demonstration night for Jamestown 4-H

Eight fatalities over 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday

Eight fatalities over 2013 Thanksgiving Holiday

Road work

Road work

Missouri Highway Patrol announces DWI Enforcement

Missouri Highway Patrol announces DWI Enforcement

Chili benefit scheduled for Keller family

Chili benefit scheduled for Keller family

Clarksburg defeats High Point 40-24

Clarksburg defeats High Point 40-24

Twin City Garden Club to meet Tuesday

Twin City Garden Club to meet Tuesday

MDC offers forestry field day in Miller County

MDC offers forestry field day in Miller County

The past is present at Christmas time

The past is present at Christmas time

Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give gift of life

Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give gift of life

Tuesday, December 3

Pintos, Lady Pintos pocket wins at Eugene Invitational

The California High School boys and girls basketball teams were on the road Monday night for games in the first round of the 27th Annual Eugene Invitational, where both the Pintos and Lady Pintos came away victorious.