Stories for February 2013

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Thursday, February 28

Weather-related announcements for Friday, March 1, 2013

Tracking weather-related closings and announcements for Friday, March 1, 2013 on our website.

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Weather-related announcements for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

Tracking school closings and other weather-related cancellations and announcements for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, on our website.

Wednesday, February 27

School closings, announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Tracking school closings and other weather-related cancellations and announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, on our website.

California Nutrition Menu

Menus are subject to change without notice. Bread and soup served daily. Suggested contribution - $3.50/per person. 573-796-4240

Library to host Mystsery Dinner Fundraiser

Library to host Mystsery Dinner

Kander awards service and programming funds to the Moniteau County Library to improve and develop library service

Kander awards service and programming funds to the Moniteau County Library to improve and develop library service

Students to experience County Government

Students to experience County Government

Capital City’s First Annual W.O.W. Expo set for March 9-10

Expo set for March 9-10

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Lady Pintos lose district championship to Blair Oaks 47-45

Lady Pintos lose to Blair Oaks 47-45

Indians, Lady Indians share district title wins for first time

Indians, Lady Indians share district title wins for first time

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be observed at the United Methodist Church, 201 S. Oak St. in California at 1 p.m., Friday, March 1.

Democrat club to meet Thursday

The Moniteau County Democratic Club will meet Thursday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Nic Nac Cafe with the Central Committee meeting at 5:30.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the committee as well as the club meeting.  The club will discuss the upcoming events scheduled including the local elections, communications and Truman Days. Mary Mosely and Eric Moore will be giving an update on current pending legislation.

Co-Mo system unharmed by winter storm

Co-Mo system unharmed by winter storm

ACT Workshops set for March 6 at CHS

ACT Workshop March 6

Health screenings, school supplies at Back to School Fair

Santa Claus will be available to hear mid-year reports on local children at the Moniteau County Back to School Fair.

MDC offers landowner pond workshops in Cole and Morgan Counties

MDC offers landowner pond workshops in Cole and Morgan Counties

Local companies needed to create more birthdays

Local companies needed

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Still bowling at 90

Rita Marshall, 90, bowls regularly at California Lanes just as she has for nearly 50 years.

Area District Basketball

Area District Basketball

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California Rural Fire has annual dinner

California Rural Fire has annual dinner

Tuesday, February 26

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For commute home, roads are in good shape, officials say

Winter Storm Warning downgraded but more snow possible

Local road crews are taking a breather from battling the latest winter storm. Heading into Tuesday's evening rush hour, officials with Jefferson City and Cole County said their main road crews were sent home after getting main roads cleared and most of the side streets and smaller roads open.

School closings, announcements for Feb. 26, 2013

Jefferson City, Columbia, California, Fulton, Ashland, Mokane, Blair Oaks, Eugene and Russellville public schools, Helias, Lincoln University and University of Missouri are among institutions closed Tuesday.

Power problems the big issue now with the snow storm

Numerous utility lines are being reported down due to the heavy snow that’s coming through mid-Missouri.

Ameren Missouri Opens its Emergency Operations Center

Crews Deployed to Mid-Missouri to Provide Restoration Support

Sunday, February 24

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Another winter storm heading toward Missouri

Dry weather is expected to continue Sunday before another storm system threatens Mid-Missouri on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Friday, February 22

School closings, announcements for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Lincoln Univ., Jefferson City public, Columbia public, Helias, California, Camdenton, Eugene, Russellville, Ashland, Fulton, Mokane and New Bloomfield are among schools closed Friday.

Lady Pintos play Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in Ashland

Lady Pintos to play Lady Falcons for District title SUNDAY at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 21

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Winter storm pounds Missouri

Winter Storm Warning in effect until midnight

PERIODS OF SNOW AND SLEET CAN BE EXPECTED THURSDAY EVENING... TAPERING OFF TO FREEZING DRIZZLE.

Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter storm

Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning,

School closings, announcements for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Thursday's area school closings include Lincoln Univ., Jefferson City public, Helias, Blair Oaks, Eugene, Russellville, California, Fulton, New Bloomfield, Ashland, Mokane, Eldon and more.

Wednesday, February 20

Jamestown cancels blood drive

Blood Drive Cancelled

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Russellville boys advance

Russellville boys basketball team advances in district play

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Prairie Home Panthers win first round district game

Glasgow will play Prairie Home at 6 p.m. Thursday in the semifinal round and Community will play Chamois at 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting)

Area basketball results

District play begins at area schools

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Russellville 175th developing museum

To celebrate Russellville’s 175th anniversary, music and food, pageants and competitions are being organized, along with the annual Frog Leg Festival and Engine Show. Not to lose sight of the generations before, the community organizing committee also has plans to fill the Cole County R-I middle school gymnasium with present and past pictures, articles and items.

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Russellville 175th comm update

The organizational meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 at St. Michael's Church. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Russellville March 2013

Russellville Community Calendar March 2013

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Russellville FFA Week

Russellville FFA Chapter celebrates national FFA Week

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Russellville homecoming dress up

Russellville High School school pride

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Hall wins bee

Hall wins CMS spelling Bee

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DECA members promote

California High School DECA members promote career education to state legislators

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Allen retires

Friday reception for Joe Allen's retirement from People's Bank

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Nutrition center royalty

Nutrition center royalty

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Nutrition Center band

Nutrition Center band

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Nutrition Center 50 50

Nutrition Center 50 50

Local students named to Columbia College's dean's list

Columbia College's dean's list

Co-Mo looking for area’s future leaders

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is searching for the next generation of leaders.

Moniteau County 911 tax increase to take affect

911 Tax Takes Affect

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Panthers pocket Homecoming win

Panthers defeat Eagles

Chamber to offer six scholarships to CHS graduates

Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for March 16th

Auditor's recommendations for bids adopted by Mid-Mo

The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors approved a competitive bidding policy

Tuesday, February 19

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Lady Pintos upset Eugene in district opener

With the win, California (20-6) will play #6 seeded Versailles at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday in the semifinal round.

April 2 General Municipal election Information

Voter Registration deadline for the April 2 election is Wednesday, March 6

Co-Mo prepared as storm threatens area

Weather Service said that Co-Mo’s service territory could expect around 6 inches of snow

Gov. Nixon announces entertainment, events for 2013 Missouri State Fair

 Entertainment lineup and event schedule available now

Monday, February 18

Ward crashes county car

Sheriff's Dept. vehicle crashes

Friday, February 15

Lady Falcons snatch title from Lady Pintos

The California Lady Pintos traveled to Wardsville Thursday night with hopes of winning their fifth consecutive Tri-County Conference title. Those hopes, however, were shattered as the Lady Falcons, after trailing 25-15 at the half, rallied to a 42-35 Senior Night win.

Thursday, February 14

Falcons slip past Pintos 46-44

The California Pintos traveled to Wardsville Tuesday, Feb. 12, where they lost a close contest to the Falcons, 46-44.

California defeats Osage

The California Lady Pintos hosted Osage Tuesday, Feb. 12, where they defeated the Lady Indians 44-38.

Wednesday, February 13

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Russellville Webelos crossover

Russellville Webelos crossover

Russellville trivia night

Russellville trivia night

Russellville spaghetti dinner

Russellville spaghetti dinner

Lake orchestra recruiting

Lake orchestra recruiting

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Russellville FFA public speaking

Russellville FFA public speaking

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Russellville 175th committee

Russellville 175th committee

Russellville youth essay

Russellville youth essay

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Russellville's Wolf signs

Russellville's Wolf signs

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Lady Pintos scratch Lady Wildcats 60-21

Lady Pintos scratch Lady Wildcats 60-21

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Stinson and Huth awarded Missouri Cattleman's Scholarship

Stinson and Huth awarded Missouri Cattleman's Scholarship

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CHS 2013 Courtwarming held Friday

CHS 2013 Courtwarming held Friday

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Pintos score Courtwarming win

Pintos score Courtwarming win

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Friends of Finke holds dinner fundraiser

Friends of Finke hold Fundraiser

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Special dance at California Elementary

Me & My Guy Dance hosted by PTO

Felony abuse through forced labor charge filed

A felony charge has been filed in Moniteau County Court as a result of an incident referred to as an attempt at blackmail. According to court documents, Jamie L. Martin, 28, California, was charged with an Unclassified Felony of Abuse Through Forced Labor. The case is alleged to have begun in Chicago when the Chicago Police Department received complaints. The investigation is alleged to have followed an internet email site to a Missouri man. The case is then alleged to have been referred to the Missouri State Highway Patrol for follow-up. Officers investigated and are alleged to have determined "the defendant knowingly attempted to obtain labor or services of a person by blackmail," taking steps towards "completing the offense by contacting the victim electronically, multiple times". The defendant is alleged to have demanded money and sexual favors in return for not sending alleged nude photos to the victim's co-workers. The photos in question were about nine or 10 years old and are alleged to have been found on an internet website. If convicted on this charge, the defendant could face from 5 -15 years in prison. No bond is allowed pending arraignment.

Hickory Hills sewer hearing on Friday, Feb. 15

Hickory Hills sewer hearing on Friday, Feb. 15

Monday, February 11

California falls to Dixon

The California Pintos and Lady Pintos traveled to Dixon Saturday, where both suffered losses to the Bulldogs.

Friday, February 8

Lady Pintos scratch Lady Wildcats

The California High School girls basketball teams hosted Warsaw Thursday, Feb. 7, where both the JV and varsity Lady Pintos captured a win from the Lady Wildcats.

Wednesday, February 6

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Campbell crowned RHS 2013 Homecoming Queen

Campbell crowned RHS 2013 Homecoming Queen

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Even Abe Lincoln attended the Lincoln Day Dinner

Even Abe Lincoln attended the Lincoln Day Dinner

Friday, February 1

Pintos-take-Bulldogs-out

In the semifinal round of the losers’ bracket at the Southern Boone Classic Thursday, Jan. 31, at Ashland, the #6 seeded California Pintos defeated #7 seeded Harrisburg 68-46.