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Jamestown wins Russellville Round Robin

RUSSELLVILLE — Jamestown bounced back after struggling the week before by beating Calvary Lutheran 5-3 on Thursday and sweeping three games at the Russellville Round Robin over the weekend to claim the championship. The Eagles beat the Missouri Military Academy 5-3 Friday, then beat the School of the Osage 11-5 and Russellville 4-3 in extra innings on Saturday.

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Russellville moving in the right direction

RUSSELLVILLE — While it wasn’t the end result the Indians wanted, it’s hard not to say Russellville has improved since its seven-game losing streak, which was snapped Friday with a 15-5 win against the School of the Osage in the Russellville Round Robin. The Indians went on to place second of four teams, losing in the championship to Jamestown in extra innings.

Basketball Camp slated for May 26-29

CALIFORNIA — The Pintos’ basketball team and head coach Blair Scanlon will host the California High School 2015 Boys Basketball Camp May 26-29. Age groups vary from boys entering fourth grade to 12th grade and it will be located at the California High School gym.

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Pintos host Guy Rush Memorial Track Meet

CALIFORNIA — The Pintos hosted the Guy Rush Memorial Track Meet Thursday, with the boys finishing first for the second time in three days and the Lady Pintos finishing second overall.

Missouri Department of Conservation wants your opinion

A draft plan is available for public review from May 1 to May 31

Dedication ceremony honoring Private Wyatt Zimmerman

Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. a headstone setting and dedication ceremony will be held in honor of Missouri Union Civil War Veteran Private Wyatt Zimmerman.

Post Offices ask residents to help Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America and other partners are asking area residents to help Stamp Out Hunger.

Cargill Cares Food Pantry

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Latham School Alumni banquet slated for May 24

The Latham School Alumni of Latham will observe its 78th annual banquet at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 24, at Latham School. The doors will be open at 4 p.m.

High Point R-III to honor McDonald

Anita McDonald, kindergarten teacher at High Point R-III, will be honored for 41 years in education including 33 years at High Point Thursday, May 14.

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Moniteau County Democrat Club honors Ramona Hader

Ramona Hader was honored Friday, May 1, by being named to the Moniteau County Democratic Club Hall of Fame. The award was presented by Gail Hughes at the Truman Days Dinner held at Centennial Hall at the fairgrounds.

Healea apparent target of drive-by shooting

City of California Police Department officers responded about 10 p.m. Friday, May 1, to reports of shots fired in the 1000 block of Dave Drive. The investigation is ongoing at this time in connection with the incident, with several agencies involved, including the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri Highway Patrol.

Council moves forward with sign

The City of California Board of Alderman was called to order by Mayor Norris Gerhart on Monday, May 4, for its regular monthly meeting.

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Cinco de Mayo festival was Saturday

It was a warm, but not uncomfortable day for the second annual California Cinco de Mayo festivities, held Saturday, May 2.

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CHS Spring Vocal Concert was Sunday

The Spring Concert was presented by the California High School Choral Department in the auditorium Sunday, May 3. The event included performances by the different vocal groups, combined choirs and recognition of seniors. The event was conducted by Vocal Music Director Michele Bilyeu. Lisa Bleich served as accompanist.

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Mother’s Day low-key for busy mom

Mother’s Day is a very low-key day for Kimberly Scheidt. She gets together with her family and they have a big meal. And that is really a change for Scheidt, who otherwise leads a very busy life.

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Mother-daughter roles reverse with age

Rita Jeanne Miller, a retired nurse who turned 91 a few weeks ago, lives in her own home in California and maintains a busy life. She is an avid card player, not only with family members, but also at the California Nutrition Center three days a week. Her daughter Jane McGill looks after her.

Be a responsible pet owner

There are many reports of dogs “running at large” in different parts of the City of California. Recent complaints have been about dogs running by themselves, with other dogs and sometimes with a person presumed to be the owner, but without a leash.

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Democrat welcomes English to staff

A new face has been greeting California Democrat customers since April 28.

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Finke Theatre hosts second annual ‘Finke Has Talent’

The Second Annual “Finke Theatre Has Talent” competition was held at the Finke Theatre on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2.

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