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Cattle have it easier this year

The pastures are green, which is not always the case in mid-July. Also, the ponds are full. It’s a little unusual to have both of these. These facts bode well for the area cattlemen.

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Lady Pintos prepares for team camp Thursday and Friday

The California volleyball team has been practicing this week at the high school in preparation for the Lake of the Ozarks team camp Thursday and Friday.

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Third-generation Henson earns first win

First time winners and flashing lights were headlining the second annual “Battle of the Badges” night at Double-X Speedway on Sunday. Law enforcement personnel from across the state converged on Double-X Speedway for friendly competition, but it was a first time winner that stole the show.

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High school gym reopens, middle school gym still closed

There’s something at the high school and middle school that some might take for granted: a quality gymnasium floor.

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California Stingrays participates in championship meet

Below are the results from the Mid-Mo Swim Conference Championship swim meet from Saturday.

To avoid snakebite, look before you step

An unfortunate encounter with a venomous snake - a copperhead - occurred near Latham only a few days ago. The result was a bite in which only one fang actually made it through blue jeans and a sock. The victim, Bill Vogel, was feeding a couple of pet cats. He had been on a path to a small shed, stepping back and forth several times without incident.

Mid-Mo Ambulance to get new digital communications system

A new UHF digital communication system being put in was discussed by Mid-Mo Ambulance Administrator Lee Kempf with the Board of Directors, at the Wednesday, July 8, meeting, held at the Tipton district office. The new communication system, when fully installed and activated, will permit sending and receiving of data on the radios.

MRED strives for county Work-Ready status

The program to bring Moniteau County to the status of an ACT Certified WorkReady community began Jan. 1, 2012, and expired June 30. Officially, the county had not attained the goals necessary for certification. The announcement was made that the request for a one-year extension of the program was approved.

Positions open with city of California

The City of California is in the process of searching for people to interview to fill three positions.

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New Communications Manager for Co-Mo Electric

Ryan Cornelius has joined Co-Mo Electric Cooperative as Communications Manager. He relocated to Tipton from Bourbon, where he was with the Crawford Electric Cooperative.

Third annual “Race for Riley” at Double-X Speedway

The third annual “Race for Riley” Riley Hudson memorial race was held Sunday night at Double-X Speedway with four classes of cars in competition. The featured class for this special event was the ULMA Late Models, Hudson’s favorite class of car

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Moulder gets familiar with his new teams

Newly hired Pintos basketball and baseball coach Matt Moulder held practices for the teams last week, hoping to hit the ground running and get more acquainted with his players.

Missouri Department of Conservation invites families to discover nature

Frog gigging, or frogging, is a great way to enjoy Missouri’s fish, forest and wildlife resources while also putting food on the table the whole family can enjoy.

Curtman, Moniteau County Republican picnic guest speaker

The picnic will be held July 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Proctor Park, in the Rohrbach Shelter House.

West water tower begins filling today

Wednesday, July 8, at 8 a.m., the City of California will start filling the west water tower with water. The new tower, which is near the California High School, has a volume of 600,000 gallons.

Water tower and water damage discussed by California City Council

The new water tower and the recent heavy rains were prominent during the discussion at city hall Monday, July 6.

Work to begin on Highway 87 south

Highway 87 will soon see some much needed shoulder widening and resurfacing. The almost 20-mile stretch of highway under construction is from Highway 50 at California south to Business 54 at Eldon.

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Retirement gives owner time for remodeling old home

After retirement from his career as a pipe fitter, Art Burger took on the task of upgrading and remodeling the home he grew up in. At sometime through the years, he developed an interest in flowers and flower gardens. As a result, he also began working on the task of landscaping the property.

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New life for century-old house

After having been vacant for several years, a 100-year-old house in California is in the process of being remodeled. When the work is completed, the “new” house will become home to Bobby Roll, Phillips Funeral Home, California, funeral director and managing partner.

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Dover Claims ASCS Warrior “Red, White and Blue Tour” finale at Double-X Speedway

Jack Dover of Springfield, Neb., made a visit to central Missouri over the weekend and made out like a bandit of the old west, claiming two victories on the ASCS Warrior Series “Red, White and Blue Tour” including the capstone event at Double-X Speedway in California Sunday evening.

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