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The ultimate sacrifice, never forgotten

Three Gold Star mothers met with Sandy Deraps Thursday at the memorial for her son, Leon. “We all have something in common,” Deraps said.

Gilberts blessed by Pope

Not every bride wears three wedding dresses.

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Local exercise group helps senior citizens stay fit and active

The California Nutrition Center exercise group believes in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for senior citizens. Group coordinator Norma Milligan even joked of another main advantage.

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Pintos escape district final vs. Blair Oaks, advance to state quarterfinals

The plan was simple: Let the play-clock run down to one second and call timeout. The result, however, was anything but simple.

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Borghardt’s punt returns help Pintos get past rival Blair Oaks in district final

Blair Oaks wasn’t going to allow California senior running back Walker Borghardt to beat them in Friday’s Class 3 District 6 final at Riley Field.

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Pintos junior Katie Imhoff competes at Class 2 cross country state finals

It wasn’t exactly the outcome Katie Imhoff had pictured entering Saturday’s Class 2 cross country state finals, but the California junior plans to use the experience as motivation for her senior season.

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Pintos junior Adam Burkett earns All-State cross country honors

Adam Burkett can add another state medal to his growing collection.

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Troop 120 bike on the Katy Trail

Boy Scouts from Troop 120, California, biked the Katy Trail from Jefferson City to Hartsburg Nov. 8.

California to host playoff game Friday night

Playoff football game will be held Friday, Nov. 14, at Riley Field.

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GFWC hold meeting at the Finke Theatre

The General Federated Women’s Club met Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Finke Theatre.

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Burgers’ Smokehouse hosts leadership dinner

Burger’s Smokehouse annual Leadership dinner was held at Reinhardt Circle, Jefferson City, Oct. 18, for fellow workers with leadership roles in the company and those that have worked for the company for 10 years and beyond. There were 112 fellow workers and guests in attendance.

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Nic Nac hosts Customer Appreciation Day

Jackie Heather, owner of Nic Nac Cafe’ had a great turn out for Customer Appreciation

Kunze served 42 years in the Missouri National Guard

Career military people are often known as “lifers,” but few actually serve as much of their lives in a military realm as has Ken Kunze.

County turns out 3,537 voters in midterm election

According to the official results released Friday, Nov. 7, by the Moniteau County Clerk, voter turnout for the mid-term election on Nov. 4 was 38.13 percent. There were 3,537 ballots cast out of the 9,277 registered voters in Moniteau County.

Its a high tide for honoring veterans

The ocean tides ebb and flow. So does honor, respect and recognition for military veterans.

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Musical comedy 'Crazy For You' a rousing success

A musical comedy was performed at California High School Saturday and Sunday. “Crazy for You,” featured the music of George Gershwin. It was performed by members of the CHS “Sounds of Joy” as well as several other students. The production was directed by Michele Bilyeu. There is dancing and singing of Gershwin numbers throughout, sometimes by the most unusual of characters at the most unexpected times.

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Quilts of Valor presented to wide range of veterans

More than 130 were in attendance Saturday, Nov. 8, at the California Nutrition Center for presentation of Quilts of Valor to veterans. Of the 19 quilt recipients, 17 were present for the event.

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Missouri high school football for Nov. 7, 2014

Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Nov. 7, 2014.

This Week in the SEC for Nov. 8, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

Tolle appointed as special prosecutor for Healea case

Attorney General Chris Koster has assigned Assistant Attorney General Julie Tolle as the special prosecutor in the criminal case against Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea, who was arrested Oct. 25 on suspicion of felonies after an incident that left four people injured at a Columbia restaurant.

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