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Midwest Computech installs technology network upgrades for California R-1 School District

Midwest Computech has completed the installation of technology system upgrades to the California R-1 School District’s network infrastructure. Prior to the install, the district had an outdated network that was struggling to meet the requirements of today’s technology.

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Cook honored with birthday dinner

Brandon Cook was honored Sunday with a birthday dinner at the home of his parents Gail and Yvonne Cook. Attending were Bill and Judy Buerkey, Nelson and LaVerne Cook, Chad Cook, Joannie and Tucker Cook and Paige Shelton.

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Jungmeyer leads Lady Indians at Helias Invitational

The Russellville High School varsity girls golf team participated in the Helias Invitational Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club, New Bloomfield, where the Lady Indians were led by Mikala Jungmeyer who placed 12th overall with 88. Madie Bungart carded a 103, and Madison Oliver shot a 104.

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Lady Pintos defeat Lady Dragons

The California High School JVA volleyball team hosted Bunceton Tuesday, Sept. 2, where the Lady Pintos defeated the Lady Dragons' varsity team 25-7 and 25-8. (Bunceton is in it's first year of the volleyball program.)

Russellville JV defeats Chamois

The Russellville High School volleyball teams hosted Chamois Thursday night, where the JV Lady Indians captured a match win, 16-25, 25-8 and 15-4.

Pintos romp past Tigers 51-14

The Pintos were on the road Saturday night for game #3 of the 2014 football season (Friday's game was rescheduled due to weather), a conference game at Versailles, where California romped to a 51-14 win over the Tigers.

Open Swim offered at California Pool

The California Pool is open every Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m., through the fall and winter, for open swim.

Area baseball and softball results

Jamestown Baseball The Jamestown varsity baseball team traveled to Higbee Sept. 2, where the Eagles defeated the Tigers 10-2.

AA Baseball Tournament Sept. 12-14

Hosted by Russellville (RHS) and Eugene (EHS) Friday, Sept. 12: Games at RHS - 5 p.m. - Tuscumbia vs. Russellville 7:15 p.m. - Sturgeon vs. St. Elizabeth

Cedar Street utilities discussed by Board of Aldermen

The issue of City of California utilities in the area of Cedar Street came under extensive discussion by the California City Council at its Tuesday, Sept. 2, meeting. Cedar Street begins at Owen Street, north of the elementary school, and runs west to end at Country Club Drive. Other than Cedar Apartments, there are few residences on the street. Although there is a city water line along the street, there are no city electric and sewer lines to serve the area.

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Raithel participates in the 29th Honor Flight

Raithel served with the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954, first at Strategic Air Command headquarters in Nebraska and later in Puerto Rico with a Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron of B36s.

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High Point Quilt Show

The High Point Quilt Show was held as a part of the High Point Homecoming on Saturday, Aug. 30.

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High Point Homecoming Art and Photography Show

The annual Show-offs” Art and Photography show was held Saturday, Aug. 30, as part of the High Point Homecoming. Judy Jones, Enon, served as judge.

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“Faith and Freedom” topic of talk at CHS auditorium

An audience gathered at the California High School Auditorium Sunday, Sept. 7, listened as John Eidsmoe addressed several related topics in an afternoon and evening of “Faith and Freedom.” He was introduced by Dr. Peter Kurowski, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, California. He also spoke at Calvary Lutheran School, Jefferson City, on the previous day. His speaking tour was sponsored by Thrivent Financial.

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California third graders honor grandparents

A large of number of friends and relatives visited the California Elementary School Friday, Sept. 5, for the Third Grade Grandparents Day.

Finke Theatre 2014/15 season opens

A sellout crowd packed the Finke Theatre Saturday night for the opening of the 2014/2015 season.

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Zimmerman donates hair to Children With Hair Loss Foundation

Betty Zimmerman, McGirk, recently donated 15 inches of hair to the Children With Hair Loss Foundation.

California Parks and Recreation 2014 Youth Soccer Teams and Schedules

Grades K-1 Team #1 Coach Eric Maness Grant Furcinite, Rowdy Davis, Jalyn Cooleman, Nikaylee Hays, David Geiser, Dawson Maness, Kara Freiner, Adelyn Kolb, Haley Green, Brenden Jones, Adler Koestner, and Madyson Harkins.


In the Sept. 3 issue of the California Democrat, Jessica Reynolds was incorrectly identified as the player who made two catches at center field during the California High School varsity softball game against Russellville Aug. 28 at the California Sports Complex.

California R-I MSIP scores hold steady

Scores on the MSIP5 Annual Performance Report have been released and show little change for Moniteau County R-I Schools. This is the second year for use of this newly created process for identification of school district accreditation.

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