Stories for June 2013
Friday, June 28
State employees may not see their $500 pay raise next January, and another 1,000 jobs could be cut from the state's payroll if lawmakers override the governor's veto of a tax-cut bill.
Wednesday, June 26
A St. Louis man whose vehicle hit and killed two men along Interstate 70 near Columbia has pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Independence Day closings
CPI approves historic district logo
July 4th festivities
Artist Terry Chase recently visited Burgers' Smokehouse, California, to check on the work he completed in 1980, which is featured in the Visitor's Center.
Independence Day is next week
Saturday, June 22, the first Taste of Local Missouri event in California drew a constant stream of visitors to the downtown California historic district for the music, food demonstrations and local vendors.
Sunday Night Thunder at the Double-X Speedway, California, resulted in victories for Kyle Bellm, Gage Wineland and Derek Henson.
Approximately 27 upcoming seventh graders attended the first ever California Middle School Seventh Grade Football Camp June 17-20 at the CMS practice field, directed by CMS Head Football Coach Ed Ziegs.
Jaden Barr, son of Chip and Dana Barr, California, and junior for the 2013-14 school year at California High School, has been selected to attend the week-long Sports Business Summer Academy at Saint Louis University (SLU) in mid-July.
Tuesday, June 25
Patrol also needs better monitoring of school bus safety, money-handling.
Monday, June 24
Miller County Prosecutor Matt Howard filed a murder charge Sunday against an Iberia man whose home address is the same as the home where Macala Shelton, 13, last was seen Friday night.
Dig Into the Past: Archaeology presented at Wood Place Library
Wednesday, June 19
California Fire Department kept busy on Wednesday
PEDV is a swine-only disease and poses no threat to public health or food safety, but it could be a big problem for Missouri hog producers
Japanese beetle can be found just below the soil surface in many parts of Missouri
Allan Burger with assistance from several others placed two flags each in brackets on 13 of the period light poles in California the evening of June 13.
The United Way of Central Missouri Board of Directors approved $75,000 for MCMC
Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors was informed of a "firm commitment" concerning property for a new California ambulance base. Information is being sought concerning the possibility of a lease-purchase
Fares will range from $5 - $9 each way for rural towns and areas
The open house celebration will include 20 ways for people to get connected to nature
Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox
The graphic featuring the 1953 California Fire Truck will be used as a theme for the Ozark Ham and Turkery Festival
The board approved Several purchases: a Logging Recorder from Nelson Systems for $15,645, with the second year maintenance of $3,592.89; three Dell Precision T3600 computers in the amount of $1,001.22 from Dell; and two Network clocks for the dispatch room for $295 each and an updated network switch.
Craig Hall completes first year with Thunderbirds
The California High School cheerleaders attended UCA (United Cheerleaders Association) Camp June 10-13 at the Country Club Hotel at Lake of the Ozarks, where they earned a number of awards, including the Most Improved Squad and Most Spirited Squad.
The California Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its ninth annual golf tournament Wednesday, June 12, at the California Country Club, where a total of 16 teams of three participated in the 18-hole event.
The American Cancer Society 13th Annual Relay For Life of Moniteau County was held Friday through 2 a.m. Saturday at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, where, in the end, the overall fundraising goal was met.
The California Singrays swim team hosted the Boonville Blue Marlins, Jefferson City Barracudas and the Mexico Marlins June 5 at the California City Pool, which was the first meet of the season for the Stingrays.
Official scores are only kept for the two oldest divisions: Intermediate (grades 4-5) and Junior (grades 6-8) boys and girls.
The City of California Parks and Recreation is currently hosting registration for the 2013 Adult Fall Softball League.
Work continues at Flag Spring Baptist
If you have a flag that needs to be retired, "Give it to a Boy Scout"
Taste of Local Missouri - Saturday in California
Training sessions this summer for people needing help with the ebook and digital audiobook service now available at the library
Good weather draws a large crowd
Missouri State Fair Dreams Big with this year’s Food Drive
Members of the Garden Club visit to the A.B. Chance Gardens and Historical Society Museum
Thursday, June 13
Smith charged with two more counts of Class C Felony Statutory Sodomy in Second Degree
The three weekly classes were joined by the Wingless Auto Racing (WAR) Series Sunday night at the Double-X Speedway, which resulted in yet another great racing event for fans who attended Sunday Night Thunder.
Children and adults alike found things to do and see at the Russellville Frog Leg Festival and Engine Show Saturday.
To celebrate its 175th anniversary at the 9th annual Russellville Frog Leg Festival and Engine Show, the Saturday opening ceremony included the dedication of Railroad Park.
Are you out of ideas for gifting Dad on Father's Day? The gift of reading may be the perfect gift for a father who protests that he does not need anything.
Rocking his newborn daughter on the front porch of his Rock House Road home, Greg Holtgrewe watched his boys riding bikes and pedal tractors.
Wednesday, June 12
The Office of the Registrar at Northwest Missouri State University announced the names of students named to the Academic or President's Honor Roll at the end of the 2013 spring trimester. Kelly A. Woods, California, was on the President's Honor Roll. To be included on the Academic Honor Roll a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a grade point average of 3.50 or above on a 4.00 scale. Students named to the President's Honor Roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester.
Healthy foods will be sent home with children following a free family meal at City Park in Russellville 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Wearing a new skirt and a top borrowed from her godmother, Elizabeth “Elli” Nichols, 12, approached confidently when her name was called for the Miss Teen Russellville contest Friday.
Benedictine College has recognized those students who have distinguished themselves academically during the last semester. Angela Lorang, Centertown, was recently named to the Dean's List for the spring semester. To achieve the Dean's List, students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a 3.5 to 3.9 grade point average. Of the 1,716 undergraduate students on campus for the 2012-2013 academic year, 440 made the Dean's List. Benedictine College, founded in 1858, is a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts and residential college located on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River at Atchison, Kan.
Earning a spot on Drury University's Dean's List is a significant accomplishment, it means a student earned a grade point average of 3.6 or greater (on a 4-point scale) while carrying a full-time course load of 12 or more semester hours at Drury, a top 10 Midwestern university, according to U.S. News & World Report. Brooke Hickman, California, was on the list for the spring semester.
Summer school at California R-I began May 28 and will continue until June 21.
Kenny Jones has worn a lot of hats over the years, but perhaps the most important to him is that of father.
Green Grove School students met at Burger Haus in California May 25 for a reunion.
The Finke Players, a group of very talented local actors, will be performing "Egad, The Woman in White" June 21-23 at Finke Theatre, California.
The school buses which transport the students to and from public schools in the general readership area of the California Democrat are safe according to the Missouri Highway Patrol inspections.
The American Cancer Society 13th Annual Relay For Life of Moniteau County will get underway at 6 p.m. Friday at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California.
Russellville High School senior Chandler Wolf and junior Clayton Meyer were recently named to the Class 2 MHSBCA (Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association) All-State baseball teams.
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 11, are as follows:
The Co-Mo Connect fiber-to-the-home communications network is coming to the city of California.
After months of planning and coordinating, 175th anniversary committee members began setting up in earnest for the three-day Russellville Frog Leg Festival and Engine Show Thursday.
Monday, June 10
State Auditor Tom Schweich rated as “poor” the work Missouri’s departments of Social Services and Elementary and Secondary Education have been doing in supervising early childhood development and education programs.
Related services to meet Thursday
Wednesday, June 5
Annual picnic held at Annunciation
The on-going project to install a sidewalk from Business 50 south to Lake Street is proceeding, with considerable progress being made recently. Highway 87 south was closed for necessary work as the council heard the reports
Fifth grade Drug Education Program
Flag Spring Rebuilds
Meeting June 10
Outstanding CAFNR Senior presented to Marie Inglish
Koestner earns Eagle Scout at Court of Honor
Latham School holds alumni meeting
Summer programs underway at Wood Place
CHS boys track records needed
Moniteau County is just around the corner, June 14, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds with Opening Ceremonies at 6 p.m.
Road Work for Mid-Missouri
California Roller Rink closes
Indians earn All-Conference, All-District honors
Russellville alumni holds annual banquet with a packed house
W.A.R. Sunday at the Speedway
St. Paul's Lutheran church celebrates with graduates
Annual Wolfe Reunion held June 2
Young farmer tour is July 28-30
Sports Crusaders camp will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24-28 at Cole County R-I High School for students entering grade 2-6.
As Americans listened in to some of the most historical events of the 1980s, Ray Rouse was on the scene capturing the sound.
Russellville Community Pool will open at noon Saturday with a free swim, in conjunction with Engine Show and Frog Leg Festival.
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