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California Stringrays finishing the season strong

With three swim meets left on the schedule, the California Stingrays hosted a meet with Centralia, Eldon and Fulton Wednesday, July 1, but the meet was called off halfway through due to severe weather. Only 36 of the 82 events were completed, and the rest of the events will not be made up.

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Abby Braby advances to Finals in MLB Pitch, Hit & Run

Abby Braby, 10, of California will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to compete in the National Finals at the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run presented by Scotts on Monday, July 13. Brady is one of three participants in the 9-10 girls age division and she’ll be representing the St. Louis Cardinals.

No-wake order at Lake of the Ozarks is lifted, Gov. Nixon announces

Gov. Jay Nixon announced July 4 that the no-wake policy at the Lake of the Ozarks instituted Thursday has been lifted, effective immediately.

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State curbs boat speeds on high waters at Lake of the Ozarks

Temporary ban will stay in place as long as lake levels are way up

Lake of the Ozarks visitors also shouldn’t count on water skiing, or ride jet skis or do anything else that causes a wake — because the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division has ordered a Lake-wide No Wake zone, thanks to the high water levels.

Flash flood warnings issued for several counties

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for several central Missouri counties for the overnight hours.

Budget on school board agenda

The budget for the 2016-17 school year was a primary area of discussion Tuesday, June 23, at the monthly meeting of the California R-I School Board.

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Family Feud for the library held Saturday

The Friends of Moniteau County Library raised $2,626 at its Family Feud and ice cream sundae fundraiser Saturday at the United Church of Christ friendship hall.

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Singing sisters reveal decades of experience

Fans of the old Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry may have seen or heard the local library director and her sister decades ago.

Cargill wins top honors at 56th Poultry Festival

A team from the local Cargill turkey processing complex represented Missouri’s poultry industry, as they took home top honors at the 56th Annual Poultry Festival held recently in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Ämick completes book on local military history

The personal stories of Cole County soldiers are pieced together with historic context in the latest book by local military historian Jeremy Ämick.

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest

Winner of this event will receive a $500 scholarship and paid expenses while competing in the Missouri State Fair Queen Contest.

Tipton School Board receives summer school update

There have been 160 to 170 students in average daily attendance at the Tipton R-VI summer school program. The information was presented to the board at the June 15 meeting held at the Board of Education Office.

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CMS students visit Washington

California Middle School students returned from a whirlwind Washington, D.C., tour taken June 20 - 23 arranged by Counselor Marcia Bibb.

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Moniteau County Courthouse Square

The Moniteau County Courthouse Square is uniquely intact, reflecting its pioneer town commercial center.

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Missionary visits St. Paul’s Lutheran

Members and visitors at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church heard from missionaries, the Rev. Eric and Johanna Stinnett, on Wednesday, June 24.

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Hartzler listening post held

Austin Kramer, staff member of Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, stopped by California

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Moniteau Christian Ministries celebrate volunteers

The Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. (MCMC), Board of Directors sponsored and hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at Proctor Park on June 14 with 80 people in attendance.

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The Patriotic Porch almost sings to you

With the fourth of July quickly approaching many people will hang a flag in remembrance of our country’s birthday, However, Cheryl and Leroy Porter, who live just outside of High Point, have hung more than just a flag. They have an amazing patriotic porch. From the flowers, to the color scheme and lighting, the patriotism almost sings to you.

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Co-Mo facilitates grant for Food Bank’s Buddy Pack program

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative passed along a $1,549.19 grant to the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri’s Buddy Pack program, on June 16.

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Pintos hire Moulder as basketball, baseball coach

CALIFORNIA —Matt Moulder was introduced as the new California Pintos basketball and baseball head coach Friday at the high school, taking over for Blair Scanlon in basketball and Jason Gatlin in baseball.

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