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Primitive weapon demo held in Columbia

The Missouri Department of Conservation sponsored a primitive weapon introduction session Saturday, March 7. The all-day session was held at Central Regional Office in Columbia, beginning with classroom sessions about the history, making and use of the bow, the longbow and a really primitive weapon, the atlatl.

Local girls win in Warrensburg pageant

Amanda Volkart and Mariah LaRue represented Moniteau County by competing in the Kansas / Missouri Miss Amazing Pageant on Feb. 28, in Warrensburg.

Is the news just a reality show?

Have Americans become insulated from real violence and real blood by the sanitized and distant television news? The 24-hour news cycle brings all the happenings of the world into our living rooms, or now that we have so many mobile devices, into our cars, offices or anyplace we happen to be.

Bird flu strikes locally

A strain of avian influenza, or bird flu, responsible for several outbreaks of the disease around the country has now been confirmed in Moniteau County. The identification on Tuesday, March 10, of the H5N2 strain in a Fortuna poultry facility on Newkirk Road which houses a flock of more than 21,000 birds marked the second instance of the disease in Missouri. The first instance of such an outbreak was confirmed in a flock of more than 30,000 birds at Asbury, near Carthage, in Jasper County on Sunday, March 8.

Daylight saving time to begin Sunday

Be sure to change your clocks Saturday night, since Sunday, March 8, is the day the time “springs forward” by one hour.

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New ag building dedicated at California High School

Members of the community toured the new Ag building facility, talked with FFA members and advisors and enjoyed lunch, Thursday, Feb. 26. Hot dogs, chips, beans and cookies were served from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. as part of FFA Week. The building dedication began at 12:30 p.m. with approximately 200 students, faculty, staff, school board members and community members in attendance.

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Before and after school care needed in schools

After a day of learning, elementary students need to release some energy but they often have homework to do, too.

White speaks to Democrat Club

The Moniteau County Democrat Club met at the Nic Nac Café on Feb. 26.

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Troop 120 brave winter camp out

A few brave Boy Scouts from Troop 120 took to the woods Saturday afternoon for a short hike and lessons in dutch oven cooking.

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College worship team makes local appearance

Don’t miss this time of worship, scripture and testimonies with a very special group of students Sunday, March 8, 6 p.m. at California First Baptist Church.

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CES second grade presents ‘A Day in the Country’

A musical concert was performed at California Performing Arts Center Thursday, Feb. 26, by the California Elementary second graders.

American Legion Edgar Cole Post 304 hosts County Government Day

Moniteau County high school students gathered in California Wednesday, Feb. 25, for the third annual American Legion Edgar Cole Post 304 County Government Day.

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Pintos reflect on achievements after district semifinal loss

With their high school basketball careers done, the California seniors left South Callaway with a sense of accomplishment, despite losing in the Class 3, District 8 semifinals.

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Lady Pintos fall short in districts, look toward promising future

The California girls basketball team will have extra motivation heading into next season.

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Panthers lose to Tuscumbia in district final

All things considered, it was a successful boys basketball season for Prairie Home, despite a tough ending.

Lady Eagles lose in district final

The Class 1, District 9 girls tournament was a roller coaster of emotions for the Jamestown basketball team.

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Lady Cardinals take crown at Class 2, District 8 tournament

As the final seconds ticked away in Friday night’s Class 2, District 8 championship at Russellville, the Tipton girls basketball team and head coach Jason Culpepper gathered for a joyous celebration.

MRED to hold strategic planning meeting March 11

An important decision made at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) is to hold a special meeting for strategic planning for the organization.

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Moniteau County Lincoln Day diners brave weather

More than 70 hardy souls braved the snowstorm to attend the annual Moniteau County Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, Feb. 28, held at the California United Church of Christ facility.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill holds ‘Office on the Road’

The “Office on the Road” of Sen. Claire McCaskill came to California on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for a constituent outreach event from noon to 2 p.m. The event took place in the California City Hall in the Public Meeting Room.

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