Stories for July 2013

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Wednesday, July 31

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It's the 147th year for the Moniteau County Fair

Fair kicks off Saturday

Just after the Civil War ended, the Moniteau County Fair began. It has been continuous for 147 years.

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Attendance up at Moniteau County Back to School Fair

Attendance at the annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair sponsored by Co-Mo Electric nearly doubled last year's numbers Saturday at California High School, according to John Agliata, Co-Mo Communications Manager and Alliance Board President.

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California Lanes bowlers compete at Show-Me Games

Five area youth and one adult represented California Lanes in the youth, teen and parent/child portion of bowling competition at the Show-Me Games July 20-21 at AMF Town and Country Lanes, Columbia, where each brought home a medal.

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Lady Pinto Hoops Assoc. hosts 10th annual golf tourney

The California High School Lady Pinto Hoops Association hosted its 10th annual golf tournament fundraiser July 19 at the California Country Club, where a total of 13 teams of three participated.

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Miss Moniteau County 2012 prepares for State Fair Pageant

Caitlin Meyer, daughter of David and Rhonda Meyer, California, will crown the new 2013 Miss Moniteau County Queen Aug. 6 at the Moniteau County Fair. With that said, her reign as the 2012 Miss Moniteau County Queen isn't over yet, as she still has her competition in the State Fair Pageant ahead of her, Aug. 8-9 at Sedalia.

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Kiwanis of California Meeting

Kiwanis of California Meeting

Annual Clyde Wood Memorial held at Double-X

The Speedway Motors Warrior Region made a third appearance of the 2013 season at the Double-X Speedway, California, Sunday night for the 11th Annual Clyde Wood Memorial.

Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of July 30, are as follows.

Stingrays shine at conference swim meet

The California Stingrays participated in the final meet of the season, the conference meet, July 13, where many of the California swimmers were top finishers in their event.

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Assoc. Dinner Aug. 3 at fair

The annual Moniteau County Cattlemen's Association Steak Dinner at the Moniteau County Fair will be held at 5 p.m. (after the parade) Saturday, Aug. 3, at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California.

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Clayton Thompson is carrying on a 140-plus-year family tradition on the land of his ancestors.

Clayton Thompson is carrying on a 140-plus-year family tradition on the land of his ancestors.

For Generations to Come

PASTOR'S COLUMN

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LILLIAN DAVIS

LILLIAN DAVIS

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KYNDRA DAVIS

KYNDRA DAVIS

Moniteau County Health Center June 2013 report

Moniteau County Health Center June 2013 report

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING-JULY 15

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING-JULY 15

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Devan J. Harms graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Devan J. Harms graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Finke Theatre prepares for new season

Finke Theatre prepares for new season

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Area fire districts receive matching grants

Area fire districts receive matching grants

Finke Theatre membership meeting

Finke Theatre membership meeting

Speeding offense leads to felony charges

Speeding offense leads to felony charges

Farmer's Market committee to meet Thursday

Farmer's Market committee to meet Thursday

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AMY BROOKE MASTERSON

AMY BROOKE MASTERSON

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EMILY MARIE THIBON

EMILY MARIE THIBON

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ABIGAIL JEWELL COUCH

ABIGAIL JEWELL COUCH

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KENNEDY JEAN VOLKART

KENNEDY JEAN VOLKART

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KELSEY BIAS

KELSEY BIAS

Moniteau County Democratic club

Moniteau County Democratic club

State Auditor rough on county collector

State Auditor rough on county collector

State audit report received by County

State audit report received by County

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Cub Scout Pack 120 Attends Summer Camp

Cub Scout Pack 120 Attends Summer Camp

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Assoc. Dinner Aug. 3 at fair

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Assoc. Dinner Aug. 3 at fair

Thursday, July 25

California Cargill closes early Thursday

The Cargill Inc. turkey processing plant in California closed early Thursday, July 25, due to a possible safety issue.

Wednesday, July 24

CaliforniaDemocrat.com commenting system changes enable easier sharing

Beginning today, California Democrat readers who wish to comment on stories on www.californiademocrat.com will be able to do so through their Facebook accounts.

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Missionaries with 3MT complete volunteer work in area

Volunteers with the Mid-Missouri Mission Team (aka 3MT Lifechangers) did maintenance work and repairs on properties in California and surrounding areas July 15-19, including Clarksburg, Latham, McGirk, Otterville, Tipton, Fortuna and Jefferson City.

Register for California Youth Football Club Aug. 17

The California Youth Football Club, Inc. will host registration for the 2013 season 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the California Middle School practice field.

Clyde Wood Memorial Sunday at XX Speedway

The annual Clyde Wood Memorial will be held Sunday, July 28, at the Double-X Speedway, California.

CHS Softball Camp set for July 29-31

The California High School Softball Camp for grades 9-12 will be held Monday, July 29, through Wednesday, July 31, at the California Sports Complex.

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Discount retailer celebrates relocation with grand opening

Grand Opening Saturday, July 27

Jury trial to be set for Travis Smith

Travis Smith to go before jury

Theater discussed at CPI meeting

Finke Theatre in need of work

California School Board meets

School board approved replacement of the parent notification program in use, TextCaster, with an enhanced system called SchoolReach with apps which can be put on Iphones. Present features are for Pinto Alerts with California R-1 School District emergency information, school closings, early dismissals and event reminders sent as email or text messages directly to mobile phones, wireless PDAs or pagers.

Outdoor recreationists should take precautions to avoid problems with bears in southern Missouri

Outdoor recreationists should take precautions to avoid problems with bears in southern Missouri

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Pintos pocket emotional win

The California Pintos baseball team in the 11 and Under Division of the 2013 River League celebrated a very emotional milestone Thursday night at Taos, after defeating St. Thomas 15-14 in extra innings to secure the league championship.

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Russellville youth leaders improve citizenship

Two leaders from Cole County R-I High School dedicated a week of their summer break to be immersed in a functional citizenship experience.

Russellville preschool parents get boost

The grand opening for the Russellville Parents As Teachers Play Center will be 3-7 p.m. Friday at the Cole County R-I Elementary School.

Tipton R-VI bids approved, meal prices adjusted

Tipton R-VI bids approved, meal prices adjusted

Department of Natural Resources awards $606,600 to Tipton for drinking water improvements

Department of Natural Resources awards $606,600 to Tipton for drinking water improvements

State Fair Horse Show starts Thursday

State Fair Horse Show starts Thursday

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Rosenmiller family gains temporary Spanish member

Rosenmiller family gains temporary Spanish member

Mid-Missouri Road Work

Mid-Missouri Road Work

Missouri Heat Could Create Pavement Blow-ups

Missouri Heat Could Create Pavement Blow-ups

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Education started in 1825

Education started in 1825

2013 Prairie Home Fair Cattle Show Results

2013 Prairie Home Fair Cattle Show Results

New Life Christian Center hosts Vacation Bible School

New Life Christian Center hosts Vacation Bible School

Moniteau Co. Democrat meeting Thursday

Moniteau Co. Democrat meeting Thursday

Katie Lehman Graduates from Westminster College

Katie Lehman Graduates from Westminster College

Domestic assault charge filed

Domestic assault charge filed

Property damage charges filed

Property damage charges filed

Holts Summit man charged with sex crimes

Holts Summit man charged with sex crimes

Two face felony drug charges

Two face felony drug charges

Discover nature with MDC at a catfish camp

Discover nature with MDC at a catfish camp

Monday, July 22

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Maylee pleads guilty, sentenced to life in prison

Judge Kevin Crane ordered Maylee to serve four life sentences after a court appearance this morning.

Wednesday, July 17

Stingrays compete at Fulton Swim Meet

The California Stingrays participated in a meet at Fulton July 3, where many of the California swimmers were top finishers in their event. Other competing teams were the Boonville Blue Marlins, Fayette Sharks, Fulton Fins, Sedalia Bandits and Westlake Tridents.

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Russellville community picnic and more

Russellville churches host picnic and offer food and hygiene products

Four collisions in county since month began

Four collisions in county since month began

USDA Rural Development representatives address the California Area Chamber of Commerce

USDA Rural Development representatives address the California Area Chamber of Commerce

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

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

Save at the Missouri State Fair on Farm Bureau Day

Save at the Missouri State Fair on Farm Bureau Day

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Corn outlook is good this year

Corn outlook is good this year

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It's an extremely good year for hay

It's an extremely good year for hay

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More wheat harvested locally this year

More wheat harvested locally this year

Twin City Garden Club holds July meeting

Twin City Garden Club holds July meeting

Historical Society meeting held Monday

Historical Society meeting held Monday

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"I Dig the Earth" theme of summer reading club

"I Dig the Earth" theme of summer reading club

Road work

Road work

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Two Sakelaris Ford employees in Versailles receive national awards of excellence

Two Sakelaris Ford employees in Versailles receive national awards of excellence

Moniteau County Sheriff's report

Moniteau County Sheriff's report

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St. Paul's Lutheran hosts Vacation Bible School

St. Paul's Lutheran hosts Vacation Bible School

Jamestown Boys Basketball Camp set for July 22-25

Basketball camp for boys in grades 5-12 at Jamestown C-1 School will be held Monday, July 22, through Thursday, July 25, 9-10:30 a.m. for grades 5-8, and 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for grades 9-12.

Registration for California Rec. Youth Soccer League underway

Registration for the City of California Parks and Recreation Youth Co-ed Soccer League for grades K-8 (for the 2013-14 school year) is underway at the California City Hall.

Central Bank to host seventh annual tailgate for CHS Homecoming

The time is near for California High School football fans to once again tailgate with Central Bank.

CHS Football Camp set for July 22-26

The annual California High School Football Camp for grades 9-12 will be held July 22-26 at the CHS practice field. Monday through Thursday, camp will be held 6-8 p.m., while Friday, camp will begin at 8 a.m.

Upcoming California football camps for area youth

Little Pintos Football Camp for grades 2-6 will be held 4-7 p.m. July 22-24 at the California Middle School practice field.

Sports physicals offered at Moniteau County Health Center

Sports physicals for student athletes will be offered at the Moniteau County Health Center located at 401 Francis St., California, as follows.

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VBS underway at UCC

The United Church of Christ Vacation Bible School, California, started Monday, July 15, and will continue through Thursday, July 18, with approximately 45 youth from preschool to fifth grade in attendance.

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Riley Hudson Memorial Race held Sunday at Double-X

Sunday night at the Double-X Speedway saw a large crowd in attendance to support the first annual "Race For Riley," the Riley Hudson Memorial. Riley, who passed away Aug. 16, 2012 from complications following an asthma attack, was a huge race fan.

Former Moniteau County R-1 High School Band Director honored

Robert H. Drummond, former band director at Moniteau County R-1 High School (1973-1975) was honored in a recent award presentation held in Rolla. 

Mid-Mo Ambulance selects location for new California base

In closed session at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, July 10, the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors approved purchase of property for $60,000 to build a new California ambulance base.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Board met July 11, and approved the June 13 minutes.

2013 Beef Tour set for Aug. 24 in NE Missouri 2013 Beef Tour set for Aug. 24 in NE Missouri 2013 Beef Tour set for Aug. 24 in NE Missouri

The 2013 Commercial Ag Beef Tour will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, in Marion and Lewis counties in northeastern Missouri.

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Local CHS students complete Missouri Girls State

Three members of the 2013-14 California High School Senior Class recently completed Missouri Girls State.

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Historical Society hosts annual Ice Cream Social

The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 13.

Tryouts to be held for Wizards Baseball Team Aug. 11

Tryouts for the Wizards 14U boys competitive baseball team will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the American Legion Sports Complex in Jefferson City.

Friday, July 12

Without Nixon signature, Mo. abortion law passes

Without his signature, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has allowed legislation that will require doctors to be in the room for the initial dose of a drug used in medication abortions.

Wednesday, July 10

It's Fair Week in Prairie Home.

July 10 - 98th Annual Prairie Home Fair begins; Art Hall (at PrairieHome School) opens at 9. Entries may be made until 12:30; Sheep Show at 10 a.m.; Goat Show follows Sheep Show; Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.; Archway Amusements Carnival ($15 armbands 6 p.m. -10 p.m.) July 11 - 98th Annual Prairie Home Fair; Art Hall 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Better Babies Contest 10 a.m. (registration 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.); Steer Weigh-in at 10 a.m.; Junior Cattle Show at 11a.m. am; Pet Parade at 7 p.m.; Horse Show at 7:30; Archway Amusements Carnival ($15 armbands 6 -10 p.m.) July 12 - 98th Annual Prairie Home Fair; Art Hall 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tractor Rodeo at 1:30 p.m.; Bingo sponsored by the Prairie Home Swimming Pool at 6 p.m.; 4 Wheel Rodeo at 7:30 p.m.; Archway Amusements Carnival, $15 armbands 6 -10 p.m. July 13 - 98th Annual Prairie Home Fair; Art Hall open for entry removal 8 -10 a.m.; Boys and Girls Pedal Pull at 9:30 a.m., Adult Pedal Pull immediately following; Specials at approximately noon (following Adult Pedal Pull; Bluegrass music at 11 a.m.; Bingo sponsored by the Prairie Home Swimming Pool at 6 p.m.;Doll Buggy Parade at 7 p.m.; Horse Show at 7:30; Archway Amusements Carnival ($15 armbands 6 -10 p.m.).

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Garden is great escape for California woman

For Karen Korenberg, gardening isn't just about growing her own fruits, herbs and vegetables, it's also a peaceful retreat in her very own backyard.

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Fireworks cause July 4 fire on Highway O

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, the California Rural Fire Department responded to a fire at a residence on Highway O just outside of California.

Fourth of July celebrated in California

The 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was celebrated in California Thursday, July 4th, via a number of activities that started off with a parade in downtown California sponsored by the Masonic Lodge 183.

Big increase expected in Back to School Fair attendance

Organizers of the Moniteau County Back to School Fair are expecting a big increase in attendance at the fourth-annual event.

Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of July 2, are as follows.

Tryouts for Moniteau Monsters Sunday at CMS

Tryouts for the Moniteau Mashers football teams will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the California Middle School practice field (behind the school).

Upcoming basketball camps at Jamestown School

The Jamestown varsity girls basketball team will host a basketball camp July 15-18 for girls in grades 1-6 at Jamestown School.

Upcoming California football camps for area youth

Little Pintos Football Camp for grades 2-6 will be held 4-7 p.m. July 22-24 at the California Middle School practice field.

Stingrays compete at Fulton Swim Meet

The California Stingrays swim team participated in a meet at Fulton June 26, where many of the California swimmers were top finishers in their event.

Registration for California adult fall softball league underway

The City of California Parks and Recreation is currently hosting registration for the 2013 Adult Fall Softball League.

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Russellville Outlaw baseball builds character

Youth league builds character

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Funnel clouds sightings reported in Moniteau County

Sunny skies and warm temperatures in California took a drastic turn around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, when a sudden downpour of rain mixed with pea-sized hail in some areas, and gusty wind was followed by tornado sirens due to reports of possible funnel cloud sightings in the area.

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Cornell, Heavelow and Houston win Friday races at Double-X

The Friday night Open Wheel Extravaganza at the Double-X Speedway treated the capacity crowd to exciting all open wheel racing in three classes.

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California's Blank is back in victory lane at Double-X

Sunday Night Thunder at the Double-X Speedway July 7 completed the bookend of racing for the holiday weekend and the races did not disappoint.

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Thibon to perform at Jump, Jive, Swing and Hop

Thibon to perform at Jump, Jive, Swing and Hop

Related Services meeting slated for Thursday

Related Services meeting slated for Thursday

Red Cross issues tips to stay safe as temperatures rise

Being over heated can be life-threatening

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Local student qualifies to compete at world's largest rodeo

Local student qualifies to compete at world's largest rodeo

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Pickering receives Eagle Scout Award

Pickering receives Eagle Scout Award

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Our Home on display at Historical Society

Our Home on display at Historical Society

Road Work

Road work

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What does the color of your door say about you?

What does the color of your door say about you?

Free TdaP Vaccinations Offered to Children and Adults

Free TdaP Vaccinations Offered to Children and Adults

Big increase expected in Back to School Fair attendance

Big increase expected in Back to School Fair attendance

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Active Learning School tours the Cultural Heritage Center

Tuesday, July 2, children from Active Learning School visited the Moniteau County Historical Society Building.

Free the tigers – put them in a zoo

Free the tigers – put them in a zoo

Runge birthday is Saturday

Runge birthday to be celebrated Saturday

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Bringing butterflies home

Bringing butterflies home

Extension offers Japanese Beetle advice

Extension offers Japanese Beetle advice

Runge Nature Center 20th anniversary

Runge Nature Center 20th anniversary

Thursday, July 4

Independence Day closings

Independence Day closings

Wednesday, July 3

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Local veteran Randy Martin returns to victory lane

Sunday night racing at the Double-X Speedway, California, has provided excitement for racing fans for over 20 years, and Sunday, June 30, was no exception as fans were treated to exciting feature events in all four divisions.

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Swim lessons at California Pool

Once again, area youth have had the opportunity to participate in Red Cross Swimming Lessons this summer at the California Pool.

Biggest Loser Summer 2013 Contest begins July 10

The Biggest Loser Summer 2013 Contest will get underway Wednesday, July 10, and continue through Aug. 28, with weigh-ins to be done every Wednesday at the JCMG Family Health Clinic at 606 E. Buchanan St., California, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

City of California Parks and Rec. ball results

Official scores are only kept for the two oldest divisions: Intermediate (grades 4-5) and Junior (grades 6-8) boys and girls.

California Stingrays host Eldon Dolphins

The California Stingrays swim team hosted the Eldon Dolphins June 19 at the California City Pool, where many of the California swimmers were top finishers in their event.

Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of June 24, are as follows.

3MT Lifechangers to volunteer in area July 15-19

The Mid-Missouri Mission Team, also known as the 3MT Lifechangers, will be in the area July 13-20 to provide volunteer work for houses in California and surrounding areas.

Russellville adds ag advisory committee

Russellville adds ag advisory committee

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Russellville camp reveals faith through sports

Russellville camp reveals faith through sports

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Russellville Drive In open

Russellville Drive In Open

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UCC commissions the Rev. Lovins

UCC commissions the Rev. Lovins

Nutrition Center menu

Nutrition Center Menu

New Library Books

New library books

Musk Thistle Control

Musk Thistle Control

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Imhoff Signs to Play Softball for Missouri S&T

Imhoff Signs to Play Softball for Missouri S&T

Careful which charity you donate to

We wonder or worry - how much of our money will actually go to those in need? Is this charity for real?

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest

California Community Calendar

California Happenings

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Lyndsay York named employee of Quarter for First Quarter

Lyndsay York named employee of Quarter for First Quarter

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Gardening at the library

Gardening at the library

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Campbell completes Eagle Scout project

Campbell completes Eagle Scout project

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Community Ensemble celebrates 10 years

Community Ensemble celebrates 10 years

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California R-I board holds first regular summer meeting

California R-I board holds first regular summer meeting

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Back from Boys State

Back from Boys State

Fourth of July pet safety tips from the Humane Society of Missouri

Pet safety is imporatant

State Fair accepts Essays in New Contest

Top Youth will vie for Honors on Kids Stage

Cole Schenewerk Awarded Highest Honors

Cole graduated Austin Scholar Summa Cum Laude, an oral exam given to seniors selected from among the top 10 percent of his class in academic rank.

Proctor Park restrooms locked at night

The restroom facilities at Proctor Park are now to be locked at 10 p.m. and reopened about 8 a.m. daily

Tuesday, July 2

Co-Mo Connect announces gigabit Internet

Gigabit Internet makes buffering and long upload or download times a thing of the past.

Red Cross issues safety tips for 4th of July

Enjoy the lake, the river, fireworks and the barbecue

Monday, July 1

Area Road Work

Area road work to be completed this week