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Daylight saving time to begin Sunday

Be sure to change your clocks Saturday night, since Sunday, March 8, is the day the time “springs forward” by one hour.

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New ag building dedicated at California High School

Members of the community toured the new Ag building facility, talked with FFA members and advisors and enjoyed lunch, Thursday, Feb. 26. Hot dogs, chips, beans and cookies were served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as part of FFA Week. The building dedication began at 12:30 p.m. with approximately 200 students, faculty, staff, school board members and community members in attendance.

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Before and after school care needed in schools

After a day of learning, elementary students need to release some energy but they often have homework to do, too.

White speaks to Democrat Club

The Moniteau County Democrat Club met at the Nic Nac Café on Feb. 26.

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Troop 120 brave winter camp out

A few brave Boy Scouts from Troop 120 took to the woods Saturday afternoon for a short hike and lessons in dutch oven cooking.

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College worship team makes local appearance

Don’t miss this time of worship, scripture and testimonies with a very special group of students Sunday, March 8, 6 p.m. at California First Baptist Church.

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CES second grade presents ‘A Day in the Country’

A musical concert was performed at California Performing Arts Center Thursday, Feb. 26, by the California Elementary second graders.

American Legion Edgar Cole Post 304 hosts County Government Day

Moniteau County high school students gathered in California Wednesday, Feb. 25, for the third annual American Legion Edgar Cole Post 304 County Government Day.

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Pintos reflect on achievements after district semifinal loss

With their high school basketball careers done, the California seniors left South Callaway with a sense of accomplishment, despite losing in the Class 3, District 8 semifinals.

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Lady Pintos fall short in districts, look toward promising future

The California girls basketball team will have extra motivation heading into next season.

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Panthers lose to Tuscumbia in district final

All things considered, it was a successful boys basketball season for Prairie Home, despite a tough ending.

Lady Eagles lose in district final

The Class 1, District 9 girls tournament was a roller coaster of emotions for the Jamestown basketball team.

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Lady Cardinals take crown at Class 2, District 8 tournament

As the final seconds ticked away in Friday night’s Class 2, District 8 championship at Russellville, the Tipton girls basketball team and head coach Jason Culpepper gathered for a joyous celebration.

MRED to hold strategic planning meeting March 11

An important decision made at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) is to hold a special meeting for strategic planning for the organization.

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Moniteau County Lincoln Day diners brave weather

More than 70 hardy souls braved the snowstorm to attend the annual Moniteau County Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, Feb. 28, held at the California United Church of Christ facility.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill holds ‘Office on the Road’

The “Office on the Road” of Sen. Claire McCaskill came to California on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for a constituent outreach event from noon to 2 p.m. The event took place in the California City Hall in the Public Meeting Room.

CPI discusses NAP facade loans

The California Progress, Inc. (CPI) Board of Directors discussed the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), a revolving loan fund, following a report from NAP Coordinator Ann Albertson. She explained any business owner in California can apply for a loan, which may range from $1,000 to $15,000, for terms of repayment ranging from one to five yeas. The loans are available for facade improvements.

Tipton school board approves next year’s calendar

The Tipton R-VI School Board held a public hearing on the matter of the 2015-16 school calendar a few minutes before the regular board meeting began. Two calendar options were reviewed with Brenda Oesterly of the Calendar Committee doing the presentation.The Tipton R-VI School Board held a public hearing on the matter of the 2015-16 school calendar a few minutes before the regular board meeting began. Two calendar options were reviewed with Brenda Oesterly of the Calendar Committee doing the presentation.

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February snow halts March activities

A snowstorm dropped anywhere from four to seven inches, Saturday, Feb. 28, bringing the first of what could be called a major snowstorm of the year to the area. Although activities, other than playing in the snow, were disrupted on Sunday and Monday morning, warmer temperatures helped with the snow on the streets and sidewalks for Monday afternoon.

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Check this headline link for updates on Mid-Missouri weather-related cancellations and announcements for Wednesday, March 4, 2015.


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