Stories for February 2014

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Friday, February 28

Nixon releases capital improvements money

Released money includes Capitol repairs

Wednesday, February 26

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California Police Department up to full strength

City of California Police Depatment at capacity

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Focus only on the spiritual and the eternal

“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you…” (John 6:27)

2014 Relay For Life of Moniteau County Kick off Rally scheduled for March 4

Kickoff scheduled for March 4th

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CHS DECA students go to the State Capitol

DECA promoted by local students

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Local DECA members compete at District 5 Career Development Conference

CHS students participate in Districts

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Diploma presented at California School Board meeting

Board approves new band uniforms

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CHS 2014 Courtwarming held Friday

Deeken and Brant crowned queen and king Friday night

Moniteau County Library board revises bylaws

Board reviewed and adopted revisions to their bylaws

Lincoln University of Missouri announces Fall 2013 Dean's List

Area students make the grade

Library meeting slated for March 6

The Wood Place Public Library of California, Missouri Association will hold a special meeting at the Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place Thursday, March 6, at 11 a.m., to consider Amendment of its Articles of Agreement and bylaws and for such other business as may come before the Association.

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California MFA celebrates 100th anniversary

100th anniversary celebrated by MFA

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California Area Chamber of Commerce Spotlights - Moniteau County Ready

Moniteau County Ready Mix ready to serve the community

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Pintos defeat Blair Oaks Falcons 63-55

The California Pintos hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Tuesday, Feb. 18, where they defeated the Falcons 63-55 to pocket a conference win.

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Lady Pintos take out Lady Eagles in district opener

Despite the absence of starters Sydney Deeken and Kelsey Roush, the California Lady Pintos trotted to a 59-32 win against Eugene in the first round of the Class 3 District 8 Tournament Monday night at Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville.

The 2014 Winter Olympics – fun for almost all

United States finishes in second place with medals

Area basketball results

Russellville Boys The Indians were on the road Tuesday, Feb. 18, where they suffered a 60-40 loss to New Bloomfield.

Russellville slated to host District track

Russellville school board meets

Tuesday, February 25

Democrat Club to meet Thursday

The Moniteau County Democratic club will meet  Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m., at the Nic Nac Café, 901 W. Buchanan St. in California. The program will be an update on the Medicaid expansion program presented by Michelle Trupiana of the Medicaid Coalition. Guests are welcome.  

Planning for festival begins Monday

The Ham and Turkey Festival first planning meeting will be held Monday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the California City Hall meeting room. Plans need to be made for the festival which will be held the third Saturday in September. Everyone is welcome to come and assist with ideas and planning of the festival.  

Monday, February 24

Pintos take out Cardinals at Courtwarming

California hosted Tipton for Courtwarming Friday night at California High School, where the Pintos defeated the Cardinals 59-38. This was also the Pintos' final games of the regular season.

Friday, February 21

Lady Pintos fall to Lady Falcons 63-60

The California Pintos hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Thursday, where they lost a close contest, and the Tri-County Conference title, to the Lady Falcons, 63-60.

Thursday, February 20

Pintos fall to Rangers

The California Pintos were on the road Wednesday night, where they suffered a 71-54 loss to the Iberia Rangers.

Wednesday, February 19

Pintos claim Senior Night win againt Falcons

California hosted Blair Oaks for Senior Night Tuesday, Feb. 18, where the Pintos came away with a 63-55 victory.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

Moniteau County 911 board meets

California Area Chamber of Commerce makes plans for the season

California Area Chamber of Commerce makes plans for the season

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Pintos pocket back-to-back wins

After a win at Warsaw Feb. 11, the California Pintos played back-to-back games Friday and Saturday where they captured two more wins to wrap up a busy but successful week.

Lady Pintos trample Lady Bulldogs 56-21

The California Lady Pintos hosted Mexico Feb. 11, where they defeated the Lady Bulldogs 56-21.

Area basketball results

Russellville Girls The Lady Indians hosted Versailles Feb. 3, where they captured a 66-32 win from the Lady Tigers.

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Fundraiser supports youth baseball

Fundraiser supports youth baseball

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Students participate in Science Fair

Students participate in Science Fair

Mid-Mo Ambulance makes final payment on California facility

Mid-Mo Ambulance makes final payment on California facility

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United Methodist Women host dinner for missions

United Methodist Women host dinner for missions

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Elizabeth Wyss takes first place in State Pork Public Speaking

Elizabeth Wyss takes first place in State Pork Public Speaking

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Pastor's column

The whole congregation complained - count your blessings

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Senior Spotlights

Senior Spotlights

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Harrison receives Baseball Scholarship

Harrison receives Baseball Scholarship

New books

New books

Organizers planning fifth-annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair

Organizers planning fifth-annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair

Master Gardener course offered in Versailles

Master Gardener course offered in Versailles

Linn State Technical School

Linn State Technical School

Red Cross responds to fire in Clarksburg

Three-member family displaced

First Annual Finke Theatre Has Talent

First Annual Finke Theatre Has Talent

CMCA counselors to answer questions regarding Affordable Care Act

CMCA counselors to answer questions regarding Affordable Care Act

ACT Workshop today at CHS

ACT Workshop today at CHS

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Assoc. dinner meeting Feb. 25

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Assoc. dinner meeting Feb. 25

A Tale of Two Kingdoms or Why Science Can Never Be Settled

A Tale of Two Kingdoms or Why Science Can Never Be Settled

Monday, February 17

Pintos defeat Tigers

The California High School varsity boys and JV girls basketball teams hosted Pilot Grove Saturday, where the Pintos captured a 79-61 victory, while the Lady Pintos lost 46-31 to the Lady Tigers.

School closings, weather announcements for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Our list of Mid-Missouri school closings and weather-related announcements for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, on NewsTribune.com

Wednesday, February 12

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Lincoln Day Dinner held Saturday

Wittenberger was named 2013 Republican of the Year

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Lady Pintos take out Lady Mustangs 52-45

The California Lady Pintos hosted Eldon Friday night, where they defeated the Lady Mustangs 52-45 to pocket another conference win.

Cub Scout Pack 120 celebrates scouting anniversary with Blue and Gold Banquet

Cub Scout Pack 120 celebrates scouting anniversary with Blue and Gold Banquet

Working under the influence - pot

Working under the influence - pot

ACT Workshop today at CHS

ACT Workshop today at CHS

Co-Mo approves increase, warns of EPA threat

Co-Mo approves increase, warns of EPA threat

Harmonium Brass thrill audience

Harmonium Brass thrill audience

SIU Carbondale announces Dean's list

SIU Carbondale announces Dean's list

Westminster's Lutz breaks all-time scoring record in win over Greenville

Westminster's Lutz breaks all-time scoring record in win over Greenville

MoDOT lowers asking price for Jamestown facility

MoDOT lowers asking price for Jamestown facility

Federal court orders Moniteau County to issue inmate marriage licenses

Federal court orders Moniteau County to issue inmate marriage licenses

Related Services meeting to be held Thursday

Related Services meeting to be held Thursday

Junior Beta members attend convention

Junior Beta members attend convention

Food collected for local food pantry

Food collected for local food pantry

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There is love in the water at Latham

There is love in the water at Latham

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"Be still and know that God is God"

"Be still and know that God is God"

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Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Indians fall to Lions

The Russellville Indians traveled to Tuscumbia Friday, where they suffered a 60-34 loss to the Lions.

Seventh grade Lady Pintos end season 11-3

The California Middle School seventh grade girls basketball team wrapped up the 2013 season with a 23-19 win at Sedalia Jan. 28, followed by a 33-19 loss to an undefeated Osage at home Jan. 30, to end the season 11-3.

Pintos win consolation at Southern Boone Classic

After a loss to North Callaway in the opening round of the Southern Boone Classic Thursday night at Ashland, the California Pintos defeated Linn Friday, followed by a win against Fatima Saturday to secure a fifth place finish in the tourney.

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Eagles defeat Dragons at Jamestown Homcoming

Jamestown hosted Bunceton for the 2014 Jamestown C-I Homecoming Friday night, where the Eagles defeated the Dragons 73-25.

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Eighth grade Lady Pintos end season 13-2

The California Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team hosted Osage for the Lady Pintos' final game of the season and Eighth Grade Night Jan. 30, where they defeated the Lady Indians 36-14 to end the season with just two losses, 13-2.

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Snow cover likely to continues for awhile

Snow cover likely to continues for awhile

Winter weather cause for cancellations

Winter weather cause for cancelations

Tuesday, February 11

School and weather-related announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Our list of Mid-Missouri weather-related announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, on NewsTribune.com and CaliforniaDemocrat.com.

Monday, February 10

School and weather-related announcements for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Our list of Mid-Missouri school closings and weather-related announcements for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, on NewsTribune.com and CaliforniaDemocrat.com.

Sunday, February 9

School closings, weather announcements for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Our list of Mid-Missouri school closings and weather-related announcements for Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, on NewsTribune.com and CaliforniaDemocrat.com.

Thursday, February 6

School closings, weather announcements for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Some schools in the area are re-opening on Friday, but several remain closed. Check our list at NewsTribune.com, TheLakeToday.com or CaliforniaDemocrat.com.

School closings, weather announcements for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Among schools closed Thursday: Jefferson City Public, Blair Oaks, Russellville, New Bloomfield & Eugene. Full list via NewsTribune.com, CaliforniaDemocrat.com, TheLakeToday.com

Wednesday, February 5

School closings, weather announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Among Mid-Missouri schools closed Wednesday: Jefferson City Public, Helias High, Blair Oaks, Russellville R-1. Updates via NewsTribune.com, CaliforniaDemocrat.com, TheLakeToday.com

Share the Harvest reaps lower results

Deer hunters donate over 19,600 pounds of venison for charities in central Missouri

John Hersey's "The Child Buyer" an unforgettable read

A Valentine's Day to remember

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California fourth grade musical

Fourth graders become pirates for parents and friends

February is “American Heart Month”

Public encouraged to make heart-healthy choices in the fight against cardiovascular diseases  

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Jack and Carole Beth Bowlin nearing 63 years of marriage

Bowlins together for 63 years

Connecting to agriculture

Thank a farmer for all they do

Nivens begins to slow down a little

Norman and Nevelyn Nivens

Students Named to Dean's List at Westminster College

Area students make Dean's List

Versailles License Office contract awarded

McCutchen retains license office

Give blood and help save lives

Give the gift of life

MDC offering Hunter Education skills session on MU campus

Hunter Education skills session offered 

Josey Allen Stevens named to Honor List at Missouri S&T

Honor List at Missouri S&T

Judges are sought for the first-time Leadership

Judges needed for March 17

Outstanding senior sought

The search is on for Missouri’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer

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Lady Pintos place second at Russellville Tourney

After defeating sixth-seeded Warsaw Jan. 27 in the first round of the Russellville Tournament, the top-seeded Lady Pintos faced fourth-seeded Belle Jan. 28 in the second round, where California came from behind at the half to pull off a 40-35 win.

Annual Cedron Fundraiser Feb. 23 at Jamestown Community Building

Fundraiser scheduled for Feb. 23

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Lady Indians place third at Russellville Tourney

After defeating fifth-seeded Versailles in the first round of the Russellville Tournament Jan. 27, then falling to third-seeded Father Tolton in overtime in the second round Tuesday, second-seeded Russellville faced Versailles once again, this time in the contest for third place Thursday night, where the Lady Indians captured a 41-40 win.

Basic Wiring Class scheduled at High School

Four sessions scheduled

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Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at library

Library dedicated

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St. Paul's surprises pastor on 20th anniversary

Kurowski honored for 20 years of service

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Music video shoot at KC Country

Connie Hohman makes music video

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Residential demolition project nears completion

City of California Board of Aldermen meet

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The love by many slow to show

Pastor Glen Golden, High Point Baptist Church

 Join the Arbor Day Foundation in February and receive 10 free trees

10 free Blue Spruce Trees

Area basketball results

Prairie Home girls The Lady Panthers defeated Malta Bend 59-11 at the CCAA Conference Tournament Jan. 28 at Higbee.

Pintos stomp Pirates 74-47

The California Pintos hosted Boonville Jan. 28, where they captured a 74-47 win from the Pirates.

National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

Girl Scout Cookie Program Continues with Direct Sales

Tuesday, February 4

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Winter storm moves across Missouri

A winter storm will continue to move across the region overnight. Snow accumulations of 6 to 8 inches are forecast for parts of central and northeast Missouri.

School closings, weather announcements for Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Among schools closed Tuesday: Jefferson City Public, Helias High, Blair Oaks, Russellville R-1, Eugene R-5, Columbia Public, New Bloomfield, South Callaway. Updates via NewsTribune.com, CaliforniaDemocrat.com, TheLakeToday.com

Sunday, February 2

School closings, weather announcements for Monday, Feb. 3, 2014

School closings and weather-related announcements posted to NewsTribune.com, CaliforniaDemocrat.com and TheLakeToday.com.