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National Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month on Fri., Feb. 5

The American Heart Association, through its Go Red For Women movement, urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day® – Friday, Feb. 5. American Heart Month is February, a perfect time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.

Moniteau County Democrats hosts meeting

The Moniteau County Democrat meeting met at the Nic Nac Cafe on Jan. 28.

KRCG’s Zach Paul visits CES

Upon completion on the study of weather third graders were treated Thursday, Jan. 28, to a visit from local weather meteorologist, Zach Paul, with KRCG TV.

Council approves ballot issue for April 5 election

An ordinance to put an issue before the voters was approved Monday, Jan. 25, at a special meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen. The ballot issue, called a local use tax, will be on the ballot for the April 5 election.

School Board Recognition Week proclamation from Gov. jay Nixon read at meeting

The California R-I School Board was recognized in advance of School Board Recognition Week, which is Jan. 24-30. A proclamation from Gov. Jay Nixon was read and each board member presented with a certificate of appreciation.

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Emergency responders aid animals in trouble

Emergency responders in the area went to aid a horse that had fallen through the ice in a pond on East Railroad Road, near McGirk. That event was Wednesday, Jan. 20. On Thursday, Jan. 21, a cow was assisted from a similar situation south of California.

Candidates for the April elections in the city of California

The last day for filing for the upcoming municipal election was Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. The election is Tuesday, April 5, for school boards, city offices, fire districts, ambulance districts, water districts and local and county issues.

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Chamber of Commerce presents awards at annual dinner

The California Area Chamber of Commerce presented awards at the annual dinner meeting Saturday, Jan. 23, held at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.

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‘My own decisions’

Veteran served as Navy corpsman while assigned to Marine Corps in Japan

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Brown promoted to Commerce Bank Branch Manager for Moniteau County Banking Centers

Brad Clay, community president, Commerce Bank, Moniteau County, announced Cale Brown has been promoted to Branch Manager of Commerce Bank’s California and Tipton Banking Centers.

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Free throws secure win for Lady Pintos

Fatima tried to rally late, but the California girls basketball team hit late free throws to hold on for a 58-50 win Monday.

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California Pintos victorious over Versailles

Jaylin Freeman scored 19 points, helping California notch a 57-42 victory over Versailles on Friday at California High School.

Pintos win against Osage

Jacob Wolken scored 15 points, helping California notch a 47-46 victory over Osage on Monday. On a two-pointer from Wyatt Bestgen, California sealed their victory in the fourth quarter.

Panthers and Lady Panthers defeat Russellville

Friday, Jan. 22, the Prairie Home Lady Panthers defeated the Russellville Russellville Lady Indians 78-20. The Lady Panthers only have six players. According to Coach Dalton Armontrout they were not trying to bust the clock, they just do not have a second string to put into the game.

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CHS Math Team competes at Camdenton

The California High School Math Team competed in the division for large schools at the Camdenton Math Contest Saturday, Jan. 16.

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‘Surf’s Up’ homecoming theme at Jamestown High School

Feb. 5, the school will be packed. Many will be in the stands, cheering on the Eagles against the Bunceton Dragons, but a few will be in their favorite dress clothes, wondering about the coronation.

School and weather-related announcements for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Here are school and weather-related announcements for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.

Correction for print edition of California Democrat

Correction for print edition of California Democrat

Dancing With the Stars event slated for April

Save the date…April 9

Lady Pintos defeated by Battle in consolation game

Neither team led by more than four points until late in the third quarter during Friday’s fifth-place game of the California Tournament between California and Battle.

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