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Troop 120 floats the Current River

Troop 120 took a 78 mile canoe trip down the Current River to celebrate the end of a school year

Wet a line with MDC at kid’s fishing clinic in Jefferson City on June 27

The clinic is free and open to kids up to age 15 and their parent or adult mentor, but registration is required by June 26.

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Henson brothers lead the field to the green flag

After dealing with mother nature claiming the past three weeks of racing at Double X Speedway, and many other tracks in the midwest, race fans and competitors turned out in force Sunday night at the California oval.

Vaccinate your pets

Effective rabies vaccines are available for dogs, cats, ferrets, sheep, cattle, and horses. Vaccination of cats and dogs is crucial, since vaccinated pets are a protective barrier between the people who own and interact with them and rabid wild animals with which the pets might have contact.

‘Happy Hollandaise’ coming to the Finke

It’s almost time for the annual Finke Theatre Play.

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Summer reading program begins at the library

Summer Reading - "Reading Shapes Heroes"

Area baseball: All-District and All-Conference

All-District and All-Conference for California, Jamestown and Russellville baseball was announced.

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CHS volleyball camp winds up

The three-day California High School Volleyball Camp, conducted by Coach Julie Bailey, wound up Friday, May 22.

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Area man bitten by travel bug

Jeremy Lackman was apparently bitten by the travel bug years ago. According to his mother, Elaine, the family made summer trips which may have had a long-lasting effect. Whatever caused the desire to travel, see new places, experience new cultures and meet new people, it has led him to visit 36 countries and all but one continent. His travels have taken him to many places, including Preston, England (across from Ireland, three hours from London), Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oahu, Hawaii, even Antarctica.

Local woman on seventh-ranked rugby team

The Kansas City Jazz Women’s Rugby Team, for which Abby Higgins plays Outside Center (No. 13), placed seventh nationally in U.S. women rugby, as a result of a win and a loss in San Francisco the weekend of May 30-31.

MCMC walk/run fundraiser is June 20

A walk-run event is planned for Saturday, June 20. The event is a fundraiser to support the Phase III completion efforts (Phase III is putting a hard surface, either concrete or asphalt to the loading dock) of the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) on Latham Road.

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Fifty years of California basketball: Wayne Kasper recounts 50 years ago in Pinto Basketball

It’s hard to imagine a half-century has passed since the California basketball team played for a state championship. What’s harder to believe is the coach who led that team still remembers well what made the Pintos exceptional that season.

Russellville happenings

The Russellville BETA Club will have a 5K Color Dash and the Russellville football boosters will host a fundraiser.

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Pintos finish strong at state meet

JEFFERSON CITY — Audrey Pickering and Nathan Squires swept the Class 3 shot put events this weekend, earning the title State Champions. Squires’ first-place finish helped the Pintos claim fourth place overall in Class 3.

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Squires’ title seals trophy for California

With California and Liberty: Mountain View tied for fourth in the Class 3 standings with just one event left, Nathan Squires of California and Liberty’s Cale Cornman battled it out in shot put to break the tie.

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Prep Track: Class 3-5 state championship results

At the event's conclusion on Saturday

Here are the results for statewide competitors at the conclusion Saturday of the Class 3, 4 and 5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships in Jefferson City.

California's Pickering beats nerves to win title

Down to her last throw and fighting her nerves Friday, California’s Audrey Pickering was less than two inches from a state title in the Class 3 girls shot put.

Prep Track: Area competitors in Class 3-5 championships

Here are the results and remaining schedule for area athletes competing in the Class 3, 4 and 5 Missouri State High School Activities Association Track and Field Championships, which will conclude today at Dwight T. Reed Stadium.

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Jamestown successful season comes to an end

COLUMBIA —At first, it wasn’t hard to see the frustration and sadness from the Jamestown players, coaches and fans after its 11-2 loss to New Franklin Monday in the sectional round, just two wins away from the state final four.

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California track advances to state track meet

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — The Pinto boys’ track team continues to have a successful season, winning the Sectionals Track Meet Saturday in Blue Springs. California advanced to the Missouri High School Activities Association State Track Meet in 14 events for the boys and two events for the girls.

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