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Secretary of State candidate Krause visits California

District 8 State Sen. Will Krause, who announced his candidacy for Missouri Secretary of State for the 2016 election, chose to make his first campaign speech for the position in California.

Security methods discussed at county Crime Watch meeting

A presentation regarding security methods for making property and home more secure was given at the Moniteau County Crime Watch meeting Tuesday in California.

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Early Literacy Activity Center open at Wood Place

An open house and ribbon cutting was held Wednesday, July 16, to mark the opening of a new Early Literacy Activity Center to serve young children.

California School Board approves use of some budgeted contingency funds

At its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, July 16, at the CHS library media room, the California R-I School Board discussed the ongoing upgrades and improvements being done as a result of passage of the bond issue in April. The board approved releasing additional funds for the athletic field work and the upgrades and improvements which are ongoing at all three campuses.

CPI discusses NAP funds loans

Loan application requirements for the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) loans were discussed at the regular meeting of California Progress, Inc. (CPI) on Thursday, July 17.

State Fair 4-H and FFA Horse Show begins Thursday

The Missouri State Fair 4-H and FFA Horse Show begins this Thursday, July 24, followed by the prestigious Society Horse Show Tuesday, July 29. Both events are part of the 2014 State Fair competition schedule and are open to the public at no charge.

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest deadline approaches

The Miss Moniteau County Queen Pageant will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, in conjunction with the Moniteau County Fair. All queen entrants must register no later than July 24.

Owsley to speak at Democrat Club meeting

The Moniteau County Democrat Club will have an ice cream sundae get together at the Lions Club Shelter house in Proctor Park Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.

California's Kaleb Borghardt nominated for 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Central Methodist University quarterback Kaleb Borghardt was just announced as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team -- the most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football.

Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of July 14 are as follows.

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Association to host "Steak Night" Aug. 2

The Moniteau County Cattlemen's Association will host its annual "Steak Night" dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds

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Annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race held at Double-X Speedway

The 12th annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race saw first time winners in victory lane Sunday, July 20, at the Double-X Speedway, California.

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Wizards participate in 14U USSSA World Series in Kansas

The Wizards 14U baseball team, which consists of many local players, participated in the 14U USSSA World Series in Lenexa, Kan., for five days, where they ultimately lost the championship game 3-0.

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Parks and Rec. Dept. hosts art class at Proctor Park

The City of California Parks and Recreation Department hosted the "Explore the World" art class for area youth in grades K-8 Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, at Proctor Park, in which participants created a number of art pieces, each with the theme of a different country.

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3MT volunteers wrap up work in area

Volunteers with the 3MT Lifechangers were in the area last week to provide work for houses in California and surrounding areas.

Driver killed in Moniteau County crash

A California man died Tuesday afternoon when his car collided with an oncoming truck in Moniteau County.

City Council approves bids for equipment, uniforms and projects

The City of California Board of Aldermen, at its regular meeting on Monday, July, 7, considered two requests and approved bids for equipment, uniforms and projects. Bids for one project were rejected.

Crop outlook mixed according to MFA

Local climate or weather is unpredictable in spite of the best efforts of the meteorologist, and this is often a problem as farmers use the best forecasts to determine where and what to plant.

Medicare rules need explanation according to Midmo

Administrator Lee Kempf informed the Mid-Mo Ambulance District board of directors, at the regular monthly meeting held Wednesday, July 9, of two incidents during this week by irate patients concerning extra mileage charges on their ambulance bills. One phoned and one came in person.

Concert at Versailles Royal Theatre July 22

The Lake Area Community Orchestra will be staging one of its free Summer Concerts at Versailles Royal Theatre Tuesday, July 22, beginning at 7p.m.

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