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Jamestown tax levy falls short

The unofficial results in Moniteau and Cole counties show district patrons voted 272 in favor of the measure while 278 voted against.

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Capital Tattoo Company relocates to downtown California

Derek Schlotter started Capital Tattoo Company in 2010 with a studio in downtown Jefferson City. Now, he hopes to continue growing the business in downtown California.

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Pintos kick-off girls basketball season with Midnight Madness

California senior guard Kamryn Koetting is no rookie when it comes to preparing for the first girls basketball practice of the season. She’s had three years to master the art of late-night hoops.

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Pintos race past Southern Boone in District semifinal, setting up final against Blair Oaks

With all the formalities complete, the California football team is one step away from accomplishing Goal No. 2 in head coach Marty Albertson’s three-goal plan for the season.

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Two Pintos runners qualify for Class 2 cross country state meet

The California boys and girls cross country teams will each be represented at the state meet thanks to strong performances from runners Adam Burkett and Katie Imhoff at Saturday’s district meet at Linn.

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California Police Department expands services for safety and security

The California Police Department is constantly seeking ways to provide increased safety and security for the residents of the community. This has resulted in additional programs, increased training and additions to the full-time police force.

Sheriff’s Department responsible for enforcement in 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.

Accidental 911 calls may interfere with real emergency response

There are several causes of accidental 911 calls. There is of course the well known “pocket dialing” but there is also accidental dialing by children.

Upgrades help 911 dispatchers do their jobs

Continual upgrades to increase efficiency of the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center, with the latest technology and additional training, enable the dispatchers to assist callers with faster and more accurate responses.

Veterans Day to be observed in the area

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on Tuesday this year. Area schools are planning events in honor of the day. Government offices, the post office, the banks and some other businesses will be closed for the occasion.

California City Council approves drilling more productive well

The California City Council approved spending the additional funds to drill a larger well, one which should be capable of producing 1,000 gallons of water a minute.

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Musical comedy “Crazy for You” is at high school this weekend

The fun musical comedy “Crazy for You,” featuring the music of George Gershwin, will be performed by the Sounds of Joy plus four. There are two performances California High School auditorium - Saturday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. The doors open a half hour before the show begins. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for K-12 students. The musical is directed by Michele Bilyeu.

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California Elementary students raise over $6,000 for American Heart Association

“Jump Rope for the Heart teaches students to take care of their hearts while they experiences the joy of giving back to their community,” according to physical education teacher Jill Hampton.

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Missouri high school football for Oct. 31, 2014

Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

‘Black Friday’ declared state holiday

State employees traditionally have had the day after Thanksgiving off — but not always, especially not in recent years.

California to square off with resurgent So. Boone

In district football

The California Pintos and Southern Boone Eagles met five weeks ago, with the Pintos capturing a 48-7 victory. But the loss must have done the Eagles some good. They haven’t lost since.

This Week in the SEC for Nov. 1, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.

The Moniteau County Democrat Club held its monthly meeting

The Moniteau County Democrat Club held its monthly meeting at the Nic Nac Café on Thursday, Oct. 23.

Exercise classes offered for those suffering with arthritis

Exercise classes offered for those suffering with arthritis

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Burger joins Commerce Bank Board of Directors

Teresa Maledy, president and CEO Commerce Bank, Central Missouri Region, announced that California community and business leader, Philip Burger, has joined the bank’s local Advisory board of directors. Burger is vice president of Burgers Smokehouse.

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