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This Week in the SEC for Aug. 28-30, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 28-30, 2014.

Lady Pintos open season at Marshall Tourney

The California High School varsity softball team opened the 2014 season with participation in the Marshall Tournament Saturday, where the Lady Pintos ultimately finished in eighth place after suffering three tough losses.

Indians play doubleheader at New Franklin

The Russellville High School varsity baseball team opened the 2014 season with a doubleheader at New Franklin Saturday, where the Indians lost the first game 3-2 to the Bulldogs, then came back to win the second game 8-3.

Two-vehicle collision injures three

Three people sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Moniteau County, on Highway 50 one-tenth of a mile east of Scott Branch Road.

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Pintos win opener at new stadium

Despite the sweltering heat that resulted in an 8 p.m. kickoff rather than the usual 7 p.m. time Friday, the night was all about shiny new things for the California Pintos. It was the first game of the 2014 season, and it was the first official game to be played on the new football field. So it was only fitting that the Pintos come away with a nice big win, which they did as California rumbled to a 44-0 victory over the Boonville Pirates.

Mid-Mo tax levy set

In a special session Wednesday, Aug. 20, following a public hearing, the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors set the 2014 Tax Levy Rate at zero, as the board follows its pledge to reduce the property tax rate to zero following the passage of the sale tax to subsidize the district’s service.

Moniteau County Democrat Club meeting Thursday

The Moniteau County Democrat Club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Nic Nac Cafe, California.

California CROP Walk coming soon

The California CROP Walk for 2014 is to be held Sunday, Sept. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lions Club Shelter House at Proctor Park. This year’s theme is “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.”

Jamestown Lions Club to host annual Labor Day celebration begins Friday

The annual Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park.

Jamestown Lions Club to host 8th Annual Car and Bike Show Saturday

The Jamestown Lions Club 8th Annual Car and Bike Show will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first 25 registrants will receive dash plaques. The registration fee is $15 per car/bike.

School tax levy rate drops slightly

Following an unattended public hearing on the tax rate, the California R-I School Board heard from Superintendent Dwight Sanders on the tax levy, then approved the rate as recommended.

High Point and Jamestown celebrate the Labor Day weekend

In Moniteau County, High Point and Jamestown residents and visitors will celebrate the three-day Labor Day weekend Aug. 30-Sept.1 which signals the beginning of the end of summer.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors monthly meeting was held a week late on Aug. 21.

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Fatal injury from ATV-car collision

One person died about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, following a collision between an ATV and a motor vehicle in California at the Business 50 - Highway 87 traffic light.

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Bonecutter receives $1,000 scholarship

Tayler Bonecutter, California, has been selected for a 2014 University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship award of a $1,000 scholarship.

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Hot weather no deterrence for Salem UCC ice cream social attendance

The crowd at the annual ice cream social of the Salem United Church of Christ Saturday, Aug. 23, enjoyed the meal, music and activities in spite of a very warm day.

Human remains discovered in Moniteau County identified

Authorities said Monday that the human remains found in rural Moniteau County on Aug. 9 were identified as Cody Odean Thirlwall, 32, Jefferson City.

Pray, Eat, Glow to be held at St. Andrews

Show your appreciation for priests and deacons at St. Andrews. Attend the evening outdoor Mass at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, in the St. Andrews field and cafeteria.

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Prairie Home faculty honored with dinner

The United Methodist Church provided supper for the faculty and staff of Prairie Home R-V Monday evening before Open House/Meet The Teacher Night. Dinner was served by Jackie Bruner, Cecilia Johnson, Kathy Oglesbay, Kay Sells, Glenda Sells, Vicki Fain and Nancy Kixmiller.

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Remodeling at California Care Center

California Care Center on Highway 87 south, California, is in the process of being remodeled.

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