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Pintos must replace a lot to repeat success

While California will have to replace a lot of talent from last year’s team, that’s not stopping coach Marty Albertson from setting some lofty goals for his squad.

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Double-X finishes season

The final checkered flag has fallen at Double-X Speedway in California for 2015. All in attendance were “Racing for a Reason” to promote autism awareness. This event saw fundraising efforts to help provide funds for autism awareness, organized by sprint car driver T.J. Muths and his family.

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Lady Pintos play in softball Heartland World Series

Two members of the Lady Pintos softball team were invited to join the YES (Youth Excited about Sports) Fanatics softball team in Warrensburg during the summer. Braleigh and Paige Johnson - incoming sophomores at California High School - participated in the VIP Series C Heartland World Series in Overland Park, Kan., with the 14u team.

Lady Pintos look to improve this season

Progressing each day is the key for first year head coach Darrell Bolin and first year assistant coach Clair Lorenz, but that doesn’t necessarily mean on the field.

DESE releases statewide MAP scores

Missouri students did well on last spring's math and English language arts MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests.

California Board of Aldermen discuss projects underway

The project to rebuild the east shelter house was discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the California Board of Aldermen, Monday, Aug. 3, at the City Hall. The council was advised of problems with the new prefabricated handicap-accessible restroom facility to be installed in the immediate vicinity of the shelter house at Proctor Park.

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Kiwanis breakfast begins pre-fair activities

The Kiwanis breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 1, opened the pre-fair activities for the Moniteau County Fair.

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“Marriage is a blessing from God” is the message at Vespers

It was warm, but not uncomfortable, for those who turned out for the Moniteau County Fair Vespers Service Sunday evening, Aug. 1. The event, presented by the California Ministerial Alliance, was at the Fairgrounds Main Arena.

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Wayne Bueker Memorial Trail Challenge

The fourth Wayne Bueker Memorial Trail Challenge took place Saturday, Aug. 1. The annual event, held in conjunction with the Moniteau County Fair, was hosted by the Moniteau Saddle Club and Moniteau County Farm Bureau.

California implements new drug testing policy

California’s Superintendent of Schools, Dwight Sanders, and Athletic Director, Rick Edwards, addressed a large crowd at the high school’s Performing Arts Center regarding California’s new drug testing policy involving student athletes. The school board approved the new policy Wednesday, July 15, effective in September.

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Exploring Art in the Park

It was a week of “exploring art” for young people in Proctor Park last week, July 20-24. The sessions, held in Rohrbach Pavilion, were presented by the City of California Parks and Recreation. Students entered in the program received a t-shirt and art supply.

149th Moniteau County Fair kicks off Saturday

It’s time once more for everyone to come out and enjoy the 2015 Moniteau County Fair, the 149th since the fair began in 1866. This year, the pre-festivities, including the parade, begin on Saturday, Aug. 1. The big event closes Saturday, Aug. 8. The Baby Show is at 6 p.m., followed by the Demolition Derby beginning at 8 p.m.

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California Disc Golf Club plans tourney

California Disc Golf Club counts the first membership drive, Saturday, July 18, a success with 32 people present for big event. This drive to increase membership is one of the steps towards a planned “Ham and Turkey Toss” tournament to be during the Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival on the third Saturday in September.

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Camp held for Flag Corps at CHS

The Flag Corps Camp has been held in coordination with the the California Pinto Pride Band Camp on Riley Field and inside the high school building.

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Pinto Pride Band Camp in session

The first week of California’s Pinto Pride Band Camp offered several different samples of weather to get the band accustomed to outdoor performances.

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Pintos practice before MSHSAA’s dead week

With this week being the Missouri State High School Activities Association’s mandatory dead week, the California Pintos used last week to hold its second of two football camps this summer.

Speed and agility camp prepares Russellville athletes for fall sports

RUSSELLVILLE — While Sean Lovelace coaches the track team in the Spring, that doesn’t stop him from preparing Russellville athletes for the Fall and Winter sports, too.

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Cornell tops 13th Annual Clyde Wood Memorial

The 13th annual “Clyde Wood Memorial” race at Double-X Speedway saw more than 30 ASCS Warrior race teams check in for a chance at the $2,000 winners share Sunday night. With the likes of Josh Baughman, Jack Dover, Jonathan Cornell and Randy Martin in the field the competition was sure to be fierce.

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Woman shot at Hy-Vee

Jefferson City police responded to the Hy-Vee parking lot early this afternoon after a woman was shot.

Callaway nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

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