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Moniteau County SWCD holds 39th annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet March 26

Recognition was given to poster contest winners, area residents, employees and board members at the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet Thursday, March 26, at the California United Church of Christ fellowship hall.

City Council discusses requirements for business licenses at length

A lengthy agenda was set for the City of California Board of Aldermen Monday, April 6, for its regular monthly meeting.

SWCD 2014 Educator of the Year - Adam Bieri

Adam Bieri, the 2014 Educator of the Year, has been teaching Agricultural education for 13 years, having taught both at Russellville and California schools.

Carla Knipp recognized at SWCD banquet

Carla Knipp was recognized for being selected as the 2014 State Educator of the year on Dec. 11, 2014, at the State MASWCD Annual Conference. This recognition was given at the Thursday, March 26, annual meeting of the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

SWCD 2014 Cooperator of the year - Dale and Margaret Bilyeu

Robin Dale and Margaret Bilyeu bought the original 25 acres of their farm in 1973. He was a full-time Missouri Department of Transportation employee and farming. After retiring in 1999, he increased the farming.

New knees bring new lease on life for ‘farm girl’

“I’m just thrilled to death with my new knees,” said Sherry Cox, talking about getting her second knee replacement in August of 2014.

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Winner selected for America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Chris Schoenthal, representing Schoenthal Farms, Jamestown, was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The Jamestown Area Community Center was selected to receive the donation.

2015 annual citywide cleanup schedule

The City of California residential clean-up week will be April 13-17. City crews will begin picking up trash curbside at 6 a.m. It will be helpful for collection to have items in boxes or trash bags.

Girl’s doll fashion luncheon April 19

A Girl’s Fashion Luncheon will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Oak Street Fabrics and More, 401 South Oak Street, California.

Eagles, Indians get first win of season

JAMESTOWN — Evan Knierim batted 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored to lead Jamestown over New Bloomfield 7-4. Alex Gerlach and Garrett Wolfe also had two runs scored, with Gerlach hitting 1-for-2 from the plate and Wolfe 2-for-4.

THIS WEEK IN LOCAL SPORTS

A weekly schedule of this week's prep sports.

Golf: Pintos finishes third at Osage

OSAGE — California finished in third place with a score of 205, three strokes behind Warsaw and 11 strokes behind the winner, Eldon at Osage National Golf Club last Tuesday afternoon.

Golf: Pintos fall to Mexico

CALIFORNIA — The California Pintos fell to Mexico in a nine-hole dual last Monday afternoon...

Golf: California performs well at Russellville Invitational

RUSSELLVILLE — At the Russellville Invitational, California placed second and host Russellville finished fifth at Redfield Golf Club, a par 72 course, last Wednesday in a field of eight area high schools.

Golf: Pintos beat Fatima in dual

CALIFORNIA -- Dylan Kramel earned medalist honors, as the Pintos defeated Fatima 165-190 at California Country Club on Monday. Kade McAdams carded a 39, Liam Schatzer shot a 43, Damon Shaw a 46 and Kale McAdams' 48 rounds out the Pintos varsity.

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This week's track results

The Pintos participated in two track meets last week, hosting the Tri-County Open Meet and traveling to Linn High School for the Linn Invitational. California’s meet drew six teams, while the Pintos faced off against 18 teams in the Linn meet, placing first, and the Lady Pintos finished fifth against 17 other teams.

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Duo leads Pintos past Cardinals

TIPTON – Led by Jaden Barr and Hunter Heimericks, the diamond Pintos defeated Tipton 5-4 Monday evening. Barr and Heimericks each batted 3-for-4 from the plate; Barr scored three times and Heimericks had two RBI and two stolen bases.

Audit chastises MoDOT

Agency accused of misspending millions meant for road work

State Transportation officials disagree strongly with a state auditor's report that MoDOT may have violated the state Constitution in some of its spending.

Baseball Pintos looking to improve

CALIFORNIA — Jason Gatlin must do what all other baseball coaches hate to do, replace seven starters from the year prior. It won’t be easy but Gatlin is optimistic. The Pintos look to improve from a 10-9 season and a first round exit in districts.

Commission names Broeker MoDOT's interim director

Roberta Broeker, the state Transportation Department’s chief financial officer for the last 10 years, will be MoDOT’s interim director when Dave Nichols retires as director on May 1.

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