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Galliher youngest competitor in state finals

Billi Galliher, 10, competed in the MRCA finals at Lake St. Louis Oct. 22-24.

First Baptist church opens collection site for the world’s largest Christmas project

Local volunteers join Samaritan’s Purse to collect 800 shoebox gifts for children in poverty overseas

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Russellville Elementary School students receive donation from ‘Amy’s Story’

RUSSELLVILLE — Preschoolers at Russellville Elementary School went home last week with a bag labeled “Amy’s Story” filled with books, including an audio book with device.

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Sheriff’s Department enforces 515 square miles

The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department is responsible for patrol and law enforcement in about 515 square miles. The responsibility includes the entire county, except for the City of California and the City of Tipton, each of which has its own police force. The department implements needed upgrades when possible.

Electricity contract negotiations underway

Bob Harbour, representing Harbour Consulting, presented information on the progress of the negotiations toward new electricity contracts to the City of California Board of Aldermen. The information was presented at the regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, in the City Hall Council Chamber. Although the cost of a kilowatt hour of electric power will rise, Harbour seeks to get the best price through negotiations with the producers.

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California Fire Department will begin training new firefighters

The City of California Fire Department has seen major changes in just about everything from its beginning on Jan. 5, 1911. It is not easy to determine which has changed the most - the firefighter training or the equipment available, for the individual firefighter, both personal and departmental. What hasn’t changed is the dedication of the volunteer firefighters in the pursuit of serving the community.

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Mid-MO Ambulance seeks to serve the emergency needs of people of two counties

The Mid-Mo Ambulance District seeks to provide as much service as possible to those in Moniteau and Morgan County with the resources available. To serve the public in its more than 900 square miles, the district operates four bases full-time and one on a seasonal basis.

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Local man honored as friend to many

Donnie Flippin Jan. 22, 1940 - Oct. 27, 2015

FIrefighters honor fallen comrade

Wearing ceremonial white gloves and standing at attention, many members of the Russellville-Lohman Fire Protection District took turns standing guard at the casket of a young firefighter in the Rusellville High School gym.

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Police families proud to be on the team

Police wives proud of husbands

Moniteau County Veterans served proudly

Moniteau County is proud of its veterans – and all the citizens who also sacrificed, endured and prayed during the times when everyone were called to the service of our beloved country. In 1775 George Washington said, “When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen.” Here are stories of eight Moniteau County veterans.

Harlem Hellfighter

Local veteran fought with distinguished black regiment in WWI

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California City Police serve the city

The California Police Department is dedicated to serving the citizens of the city. Through community policing initiatives, officers seek to maintain an open relationship between the department and those they serve. A variety of programs are offered to further advance those initiatives.

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California Pinto Pride Band finishes successful season

The California Pinto Pride Band finished its 2015 season collecting eight trophies – which is the most trophies won by the organization in a single season since 1986.

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Community aided in emergencies by 911 dispatchers

In the present day, it is almost automatic for a person to call 911 when there is an emergency or something out of the ordinary. The caller expects to speak to one of the emergency dispatchers and have help on the way almost immediately. Usually it is. It wasn’t always this way, though. The Moniteau County Emergency Dispatch office has only been in operation for 18 years.

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Jacob Small named First Chair Euphonium at All-National Honor Band

Jacob Small the “best of the best”

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From one fire engine to 16 in 61 years, California Rural Fire has come a long way

California Rural has come a long way making its progress from a shared facility, with one truck, to a fire protection district with five facilities and 16 trucks. From then to now, California Rural Fire Protection District (CRFPD) has come a long way. And its only been 61 years.

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Night Reading held in Jamestown

Thursday night, Oct. 28, Jamestown School hosted its first Night Reading is a family reading event.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life!’ A Live Radio Play coming to the Finke

Saturday, Nov. 14, the Finke Players will present an old fashioned radio play

Historical Society Annual dinner slated for Monday

Dr. Mary Collins Barile to speak at dinner

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