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MSHSAA slates 2016-17 class assignments

The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) has announced its football and basketball classifications and district assignments for the upcoming 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Historical Society to meet April 11

The Moniteau County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the Cultural Heritage Center in California.

Annual citywide cleanup starts Monday

The City of California annual residential cleanup will be this coming week from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15.

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California businesswoman to be featured speaker at Zonta luncheon

Local businesswoman Abby Arauz-Chase will be the keynote speaker for the annual Zonta Club of Jefferson City’s Yellow Rose Luncheon in May.

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Advocating autism awareness

Chris Alfaro, a 22-year-old Jefferson City man with autism, shook the hand of Julie Herigon on Thursday after she delivered a heartfelt speech about her 4-year-old son, Grady, who has autism, concluding an awareness event. With two simple sentences, Alfaro assured the mother she had support as Grady grows up.

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Moniteau County library 2-cent levy hike passes

A 2-cent levy increase for the Moniteau County Library District Subdistrict 1 passed 446-103, a margin of 81.24 percent.

Local candidates file for August primary

The deadline for filing for county offices in the upcoming Moniteau County primary election was 5 p.m. March 29.

Candidates filed for state offices go to Aug. 2 primary

Candidates running for the five statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general; one U.S. Senate seat; all eight of Missouri’s U.S. House of Representatives seats; 17 odd-numbered state Senate districts; 163 state House of Representatives seats; and various circuit judges were required to file with the Secretary of State’s Office by today.

City Council discusses water tower demolition, Latham Road parking

The City of California Board of Aldermen addressed a number of issues during its regular meeting April 4. Several discussions became intense before they were either resolved or tabled for future discussion.

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Head Start 100 Man Lunch held

The Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) Moniteau County Head Start held its annual 100 Man Lunch for parents, grandparents and community members on March 30.

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California High School holds Mr. Pinto fundraiser

Fourteen California High School students participated in the Student Council-sponsored Mr. Pinto contest April 1 at California High School.

Foot chase ends in felony arrest

A city of California police officer who answered a call to check out possible suspicious activity on South East Street near the railroad tracks resulted in the discovery of a robbery victim and a foot chase of the suspected perpetrator.

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Pintos down Tipton 15-4 in March 29 game

The California Pintos are trying to get better each day. That’s the message head coach Matt Moulder has been preaching to his players early on.

Silent bats spell trouble for California against South Callaway

When South Callaway’s Peyton Leeper clubbed a home run on the game’s very first pitch, it was a sign of things to come for California.

Area results from California Tri Open

California, Tipton and Jamestown represented the area Tuesday night at the California Tri County Open.

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Jamestown falls a run short

Jamestown was simply on the wrong end of a compelling pitcher’s dual.

California golf falls by one stroke

The California boys golf team couldn’t possibly have been involved in a closer match on Monday at Columbia Country Club.

Jamestown’s Wolfe signs letter of intent

Jamestown High School athlete Darian Wolfe has signed a letter intent to continue her softball career at Finlandia University.

Missouri State Parks system kicks off celebration for 2017 centennial

The Missouri State Parks system is the envy of most other states.

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Dawn Fredrickson’s love of outdoors makes her a natural for job

Parks and picnics were some of Dawn Fredrickson’s favorite places, yielding some of her fondest childhood memories.

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