Stories for January 2013

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Wednesday, January 30

Pintos fall to Indians

The California Pintos faced Hallsville Tuesday night in first-round action at the Southern Boone Classic at Ashland, where they suffered a 62-51 loss to the Indians.

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Moniteau Saddle Club Anniversary Supper held Saturday

Moniteau Saddle Club Anniversary

CHS Speech Team finishes fourth

Team finishes fourth

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Lady Pintos stomp Lady Indians 56-35

Lady Pintos win again

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Chamber of Commerce presents awards at annual dinner

Rackers, Rothstein and Opel honored at Chamber Dinner

Special council meeting to hear Socket plans

Socket plans to come to California

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Russellville sends two musicians to bi-state band

Russellville sends two musicians to bi-state band

Moniteau County Democrat Club holds meeting

Moniteau County Democrat Club

Area basketball results

Local area basketball results

California Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, January 28

Pintos pocket back-to-back wins

The California High School varsity boys basketball team recently pocketed back-to-back wins against Hallsville and Father Tolton.

Lady Pintos defeat Lady Indians

The California High School varsity girls basketball team hosted Hallsville Friday, Jan. 25, where the Lady Pintos captured a big 56-35 win from the the Lady Indians.

Thursday, January 24

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Jamestown Homecoming held Friday

Kellan Flippin and junior Kellie Branham the 2013 king and queen

Route 87 in Moniteau County to Close Jan. 29-31

MONITEAU COUNTY – Utility work

Wednesday, January 23

California R-I Adult Ag topic meeting schedule

California R-I Adult Ag topic meeting schedule

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Burger Foundation makes contribution to Library

During the December 2012 Library Board meeting, Laura Burger, representative from the E. M. Burger Foundation, presented a check for $2,000 to Library Director Connie Walker to support the library. The Burger Foundation has a long history supporting the library, and once again we are most appreciative of this donation.

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Indians defeat Panthers 58-57

Russellville wins by a free throw

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Honors given for School Board Appreciation Week

School Board Members Honored

Historical Society plans chili supper for March 9

Historical Society plans chili supper for March 9

Central Missouri announces Fall Dean's List

4.0 Dean's List Amanda J. Bestgen and Courtney L. Knipp, California; Shelby Jo Knipp, Rosalee M. Knipp and Jacquelyn M. Miller,Tipton. 3.5 to 3.99 Dean's List Justin B. Hurt, Rebecca L Sommerer, Tanner J. Roberts, Callie E. Fletcher and John C. Green, California; Hallie E. Cassil, Jamestown;Connor D. Hager, Lohman; Michelle B. Scheidt, Russellville; Austin D. Buerky and Chelsea M. Richardson,Tipton.

Westminster College Names Dean's List Honorees

The Dean's List recognizing students for their exemplary academic performance during the fall 2012 semester at Westminster College in Fulton, MO has been named. The Dean's List recognizes those Westminster students who have shown high academic performance during the past semester. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must have a 3.60 semester grade point average with at least 12 hours completed that semester. The 354 Westminster students named to this semester's Dean's List includes: Leigh Ann Lutz, Hoi Ying Suen, Nathanial Caudel, California; Nicolle Sweeten, Sarah Koestner and Katelyn Rapp, Lohman; and Hogan Davis, Fortuna. The Dean's List includes 67 freshmen, 87 sophomores, 76 juniors and 124 seniors. To learn more about Westminster College, people can visit the College web site at www.westminster-mo.edu.

Who Dropped Off a Clock?

During the summer of 2012, a mission-style case clock was found on the outside of the Moniteau County Historical Society's Heritage Center and Museum, at 201 North High Street in California.  The society is asking for any help in finding out who dropped the clock off at their headquarters.  If anyone has any information about this "donation" please call or email the MCHS office - 573-796-3563 or moniteauchs@embarqmail.com.

Lady Pintos take Lady Mustangs down

Lady Pintos take Lady Mustangs down

Pintos capture 77-45 win against Stoutland

Pintos capture 77-45 win against Stoutland

Monday, January 21

California defeats Southern Boone

California's varsity girls faced Southern Boone in round two of pool play Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the California Basketball Tournament, where the Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Eagles 44-27.

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Obama says ’America’s possibilities are limitless’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Asserting “America’s possibilities are limitless,” President Barack Obama declared on Monday that a decade of war is ending and the nation’s economy is recovering as he launched into a second term before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands on the National Mall.

Sunday, January 20

California Pintos fall to Boonville Pirates

California's varsity boys faced Boonville in the first round of the California 79th Annual Basketball Tournament Tuesday, Jan. 8, where the Pintos suffered a 71-44 loss to the Pirates.

California Pintos lose to Southern Boone Eagles

The California Pinto baseball teams traveled to Ashland Tuesday, April 24, where the varsity lost a close contest to Southern Boone, 2-1. California's JV also lost to the Eagles, 6-1.

California places second at home meet

The California High School varsity track team hosted a meet Tuesday, April 24, where both the Pintos and Lady Pintos finished the seven-team event in second place.

Friday, January 18

Lady Pintos fall to Lady Comets

The California Lady Pintos traveled to Westphalia Thursday, Jan. 17, where they lost a close contest to Fatima, 40-39.

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Snow falls in Southeast; 1 death linked to storm

A winter storm made its way across the Southeast on Thursday, dumping snow in states recovering from days of rain, playing a role in at least one fatality, and leaving thousands without power.

Wednesday, January 16

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California High School participates in Smithton Math Contest

CHS does well at Smithton Contest

Volunteers needed for 175th events

The Russellville 175th Anniversary Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Michael’s Church, Russellville. Volunteers are welcome to attend the meeting to discuss activities and special events being planned. In particular, a history museum and quilt show will be held in the middle school gymnasium June 8. Volunteers will be needed to monitor the event. And temporary donations are sought for quilts and historical information to be on display. Call 782-4772 or e-mail to froglegfestival@embarqmail.com for more information.

New name for Russellville Bank

Community Point Bank is the new name for Community Bank of Russellville. Customers received a letter recently explaining the 78-year-old bank’s new development. “As we grow, we want a name that reflects the importance we put on the communities we’re in, and the people we serve,” said President Judy Price. Further news, the bank is building a full-service branch in Eugene, scheduled to open in March.

Career-Based learning exposes students to possibilities

Learning exposes students to possibilities

Purchase of new transformers approved

Purchase of new transformers approved

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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

Pintos pocket wins on road

The California High School boys basketball teams were on the road for games against Stoutland Tuesday, Jan. 15, where the varsity captured a 77-45 win, while the JV also won, 54-34.

Chamber to host Annual Dinner

Annual dinner open to everyone, come help honor the California Firefighters

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Birthday celebration for Ova McCoy held

McCoy turns 106

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Pintos win California Tourney consolation

The #4 seeded California Pintos captured a 61-49 win from the Tigers.

FREETHROW CONTEST SENDS TEN ON TO DISTRICTS

Russellville students win basketballs

Lady Pintos take out Lady Mustangs

The California High School girls basketball teams traveled to Eldon Tuesday, Jan. 15, where the varsity came away with a 52-41 win from the Lady Mustangs.

Tuesday, January 15

CONFERENCE MOTIVATES FFA GREENHANDS

More than 30 Cole County R-1 Schools students attended the area Greenhand Motivational Conference

PAGEANT ADDS FUN TO FRIDAY FESTIVAL PLANS

Russellville to hold Teen Pageant

Area Community Calendar

California Happenings

Monday, January 14

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Lady Pintos win California Tourney

The California Lady Pintos faced Moberly Saturday in the championship game at the California 19th Annual Basketball Tournament, where they defeated the Lady Spartans 58-37 for the title.

Pintos win California Tourney consolation

The California Pintos faced Versailles Friday in the consolation game at the California 79th Annual Basketball Tournament, where they captured a 61-49 win from the Tigers.

Wednesday, January 9

California city and school board election filings

With the local election coming up on April 2, filings for California R-I School Board and City of California are set to close on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m.

Mo. lawmakers open 2013 with plans for tax cuts

The Missouri Legislature convened its 2013 session Wednesday with the largest contingent of Republican lawmakers since the Civil War era pledging to cut taxes for residents and revamp the state’s business incentives to boost the economy.

Jamestown places second at CCAA Tourney

The Jamestown varsity baseball team partcipated in the CCAA Tournament Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Pilot Grove, where, the Eagles ended up playing the host for the championship, and lost 11-1 to finish the tourney in second place.

Lady Indians fall to Lady Panthers

The Russellville High School volleyball teams played at Centralia Sept. 30, where the Lady Indians lost both their varsity and JV match to the Lady Panthers.

JV Pintos romp to 41-0 win over Eagels

The California High School JV football team traveled to Ashland Sept. 30, where the Pintos romped to a 41-0 win over the Southern Boone Eagles.

RUSSELLVILLE ENCOURAGES POST-GRADUATION PURSUITS

RUSSELLVILLE ENCOURAGES POST-GRADUATION PURSUITS

Snow removal may be slower in California

Use Tax on the April 2 ballot

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Snow falls on New Year's Eve

Snow arrives for a white New Years!

Allee receives doctorate

Allee receives doctorate

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Krazy Kats to perform at Finke

Jan. 19, 7 p.m.

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Anderson graduates

Anderson Graduates

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Rylee Porter is 2013 Moniteau County First Baby Contest Winner

Porter first baby of 2013

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Leifeste is the new vice president and general manager of Central Missouri Newspapers Inc.

New General Manager for the Democrat

Burglary arrests made

Burglary arrests made

Felony charges filed for domestic assault

Felony charges filed for domestic assault

Arrest made in animal theft

Arrest made in animal theft

Car wreck results in drug charge

Wreck results in drug charge

Area basketball Results

Area basketball

California Community Calendar

California Happenings

Tuesday, January 8

Lady Pintos defeat Lady Eagles

The Lady Pintos (10-2) will play #5 seeded Southern Boone at 6 p.m., Wednesday.

Pintos fall to Eagles

Pintos fall to Eagles

Monday, January 7

Moniteau County OATS Bus Schedule

OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion or national origin. Jan. 9 - Moniteau County to Jefferson City. Jan. 11 - Moniteau County to California. Jan. 23 - Moniteau County to Jefferson City. Jan. 25 - Moniteau County to California. To schedule a ride on any of these routes, call the contact number in your town: California/Tipton - Bonnie Wolfrum 573-796-4458, Jamestown - Anna Derendinger 660-849-2439.

Wednesday, January 2

Burgers' Smokehouse celebrates 60 years

Workers were honored during 2012 to celebrate Burgers' Smokehouse's 60th anniversary.

Community Calendar

California Happenings

OATS, Inc. promotes a culture of wellness

OATS, Inc. promotes a culture of wellness  

Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place: Extended hours open to public for 2013

Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place: Extended hours open to public for 2013

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Moniteau County officials sworn in

Moniteau County officials sworn in

MU climatologist: 2012 will be state's warmest year on record

By Pat Guinan, University of Missouri