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Mid-Mo Ambulance Board swears in members

Newly re-elected members of the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors were sworn in March 13, at the regular monthly meeting. Sworn in for additional three-year terms were Kirby Baumert, District 3, and Brenda Lapp, District 6, who were unopposed for the April election.

Chamber reports events at its April 14 meeting

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board met at 8 a.m. on April 14 in the California City Hall Meeting Room. Amanda Trimble, president of the Chamber, called the meeting to order.

New editor starting at Democrat

I’m the new editor at the Democrat. I wanted to introduce myself and let you know I’m looking forward to being your editor.

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Pintos edge Jamestown in April 12 game

Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the top of the second inning on Tuesday night against Jamestown, California shortstop Kory Stephens hit a two-RBI single to put the Pintos ahead 2-1.

Pintos take fourth at Calvary Lutheran tournament

Hours after falling to Vienna in the semifinal game of the New Bloomfield/Calvary Lutheran tournament, California suffered a similar fate against Belle in the third-place game Saturday.

Rough sixth inning dooms Pintos against Osage

The sixth inning of Thursday’s game between California and School of Osage was anything but pretty. It was decisive, however, and it cost the Pintos in a 5-3 loss at home to the Indians.

California, Russellville compete at Boonville Invitational

California and Russellville represented the area as part of an 11-team field on Saturday at the Boonville Invitational.

Saturday losses drop Jamestown to 4-8

Jamestown had no problems offensively on Saturday against Versailles. The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead and tallied seven runs total on eight hits. However, 17 runs from Versailles — all scored in the game’s final four innings — were enough to drop the Eagles 17-7 in a run-rule-shortened game.

Russellville splits Saturday doubleheader

After allowing New Franklin to stake a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Russellville spent the whole game playing from behind in the first of its two games on Saturday. Despite two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings, the Indians fell 6-5.

New reporter covering area sports

My name is Carter Mulvihill, and as of last month I am a sports and general assignments reporter for the California Democrat.

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What’s a kidney between siblings?

Carrie Couch is back running 5Ks and Chris Gerlach is hunting mushrooms this spring.

Co-Mo Electric preps for 77th annual meeting

Co-Mo Electric will welcome the organization’s member-owners to this year’s annual meeting on May 26. Doors for the event officially open at 4:30 p.m. at the co-op’s Operations Center at 448 Richard Blvd. in Tipton.

Friends of the Library plan Family Feud fundraiser

The Friends committee met to continue planning their first fundraiser of the year — a Family Feud Game Night on April 30 at the United Church of Christ Friendship Hall.

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Carl Vogel dies after cancer fight

Services pending for Jefferson City businessman and former lawmaker. Jefferson City businessman Carl Vogel lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Thursday night, 5½ weeks after his 61st birthday.

6-year-old boy hit by vehicle in Moniteau Co.

A 6-year-old boy was hit while trying to cross a road Wednesday morning in Moniteau County.

Phone scam hits California area

The California Police Department took a report of a phone scam on April 8. Residents are urged to use common sense when dealing with anyone by phone.

Final Leon Deraps Memorial walk/run scheduled May 7

The final Leon Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund Walk/Run will take place May 7.

No California farmers market this year

No farmers market will be set up in California in 2016.

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Troop 120 lends hand at state park

Boy Scout Troop 120 traveled to Lake of the Ozarks State Park last Saturday to help the Missouri Department of Natural Resources get the park ready for summertime visitors.

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Kiwanis pancake breakfast held April 9

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast was April 9 at the California Nutrition Center.

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