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Missouri high school football for Oct. 31, 2014

Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

‘Black Friday’ declared state holiday

State employees traditionally have had the day after Thanksgiving off — but not always, especially not in recent years.

California to square off with resurgent So. Boone

In district football

The California Pintos and Southern Boone Eagles met five weeks ago, with the Pintos capturing a 48-7 victory. But the loss must have done the Eagles some good. They haven’t lost since.

This Week in the SEC for Nov. 1, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

The Moniteau County Democrat Club held its monthly meeting

The Moniteau County Democrat Club held its monthly meeting at the Nic Nac Café on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Exercise classes offered for those suffering with arthritis

Exercise classes offered for those suffering with arthritis

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Burger joins Commerce Bank Board of Directors

Teresa Maledy, president and CEO Commerce Bank, Central Missouri Region, announced that California community and business leader, Philip Burger, has joined the bank’s local Advisory board of directors. Burger is vice president of Burgers Smokehouse.

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Pintos win opening round game of districts

There was no victory parade scheduled for the California Pintos football team after their convincing 56-7 win over Versailles in a Class 3, District 6 opening round game last Friday at Riley Field.

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Lady Pintos finish 2nd, Pintos, 4th at Fatima Invitational Meet

The California High School varsity and JV cross country teams competed with 18 other schools at the Fatima Invitational Saturday in Westphalia.

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Lady Pintos stumble in district tournament, lose in semifinals

The California Lady Pintos volleyball season ended with a bang in the District 12 tournament Oct. 21.

Change your smoke detector batteries

Changing the batteries in smoke detectors is something often forgotten. And good batteries in a smoke detector are one thing that may be very important. While a smoke detector may very well work quietly for many years without being needed, it is important to make certain it has good batteries. Because, when a smoke detector is needed, it had better be in working order.

Mid-Term General Election is Tuesday, November 4 - don't forget to vote

Next Tuesday, Nov. 4, is the date of the Mid-Term General Election. When voting, remember to fill in the arrow for the appropriate candidate or issue. If the arrow is not filled in, the vote will not count.

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday Nov. 2

It’s that time of year again when Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. This year the change is Sunday, Nov. 2, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour. The time officially changes at 2 a.m.

Local official arrested after Columbia pickup-building crash

A crash in Columbia at Addison’s restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 25, resulted in the arrest of Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea. According to reports, Healea backed a truck into a wall of Addison’s Grill about 7:30 p.m., then drove away, parking a short distance away in front of the Tiger Hotel, and got out of the vehicle.

Jamestown School tax levy is on ballot

A proposed tax levy for updates and improvements for the Jamestown C-1 School is on the Tuesday, Nov. 4 ballot. “Proposition C-1 Kids” asks the patrons of the Jamestown school district to approve a tax levy increase of 95 cents per each $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property.

Fire safety Week at Four-Year-Old Playschool

The United Church of Christ Four Year Old Playschool participated in Fire Safety Week. The young people learned what to do in case of fire and had a fire drill. They also made fire safety pictures.

Moniteau County 911 had possible lightning hit

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors board monthly meeting was Oct. 21. At the meeting, the board approved the minutes of the Sept. 11 monthly meeting and was provided with information on equipment damage believed to have been a lightning strike. Administrator Corey Sullivan said the incident, believed to have been a lightning strike, occurred on Thursday, Oct. 2, about 4:40 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. He assured everyone that 911 Emergency phone services were not lost at any time.

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Library trivia night successful

The Library “Smartypants Trivia Challenge” fundraiser drew eight teams of participants in the trivia contest held at the California United Church of Christ on Saturday, Oct. 25.

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Ducks Unlimited meets in Tipton

The Moniteau County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) held its annual dinner meeting and fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton on Thursday, Oct.23. Todd Carlton, Jefferson City, Eastern District Regional Director, served as announcer.

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Awards presented at Moniteau County Farm Bureau meeting

Moniteau County Farm Bureau members gathered Tuesday, Oct. 21, for the annual dinner meeting held at the California United Church of Christ fellowship hall.

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