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Smith case continued to Jan. 16, 2015

The case in Moniteau County Court against Travis R. Smith has been continued until Jan. 16, 2015.

California Christmas parade this Saturday

Parades in the area the next two Saturdays are in Jamestown and California Dec. 6 and Prairie Home and Russellville Dec. 13.

California first graders celebrate annual Thanksgiving Feast

The first graders of California elementary School commemorated the origins of Thanksgiving in big, and really tasty, way Wednesday, Nov. 25. The big event was held in the elementary multi-purpose room.

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Thankgiving dinner at the Nutrition Center

The annual California Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Dinner was served at the California Nutrition Center on Thanksgiving Day. Teresa Liebi was organizer and cook.

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Randall Effner

Jamestown turns out to remember

The event held to celebrate the life of Randall Effner, who died Oct. 6, at the age of 67, saw a very good turnout of the Jamestown community, as well as friends and family from near and far. The event was at the Jamestown Community Building, with the gathering beginning at 6 p.m., and the program at 7. With a variety of food and desserts to suit everyone, those present visited, considered the photo displays and dined before the program began.

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Events held at Finke Theatre

A special Christmas event, with cinema and more for all ages, was held at the Finke Theatre Friday, Nov. 28.

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Proctor Park gets new northside restrooms

The new restroom faculty on the north side of Proctor Park was placed last week near the north shelter house. Weighing in at 54,000 pounds, the concrete building was built in Illinois and trucked in. It was set in place by a large crane.

CMCA open house Monday, Dec. 8

Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) will hold an open house Monday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new office location, 320 South oak Street, California. Stop by for refreshments and to see the new office location.

Gov. Nixon to call special legislative session

To fund Ferguson-related security response

Gov. Jay Nixon has announced he will call a special session of the Missouri General Assembly to provide critical funding for the ongoing operations of the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Ferguson and the St. Louis region.

One dead in Morgan County

A Versailles man is dead and a deputy is injured after a shooting in Versailles on Wednesday.

Russellville School board approves child care program for January

A child care program before and after school will begin in January 2015 for the Russellville Schools. The board of education has discussed the possibility this fall and made the decision at its recent meeting. A survey of parents indicated a need for the program. More information will be be sent home to elementary and middle school parents next month.

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Pintos run in Class 3 state playoff comes to a halt against powerful Panthers in semifinals

To outsiders unfamiliar with the Oak Grove football program, the Panthers’ dominating quarterfinal victory over two-time defending Class 3 state champion Maryville could have been a surprise.

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Pintos bid farewell to beloved seniors, look to rebuild for 2015

As the clock struck zero in California’s 49-14 loss to Oak Grove in a Class 3 state semifinal on Friday night, Pintos head coach Marty Albertson spoke to his seniors on the field one last time.

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Football team’s meet-and-greet helps build community support for Pintos

California school superintendent Dwight Sanders was surprised by the large turnout at last week’s meet-and-greet between the Pintos football team and community members in the high school commons area.

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Lady Pintos stay positive after season-opening loss to Boonville

California head coach Bobby Sangster expects growing pains from his girls basketball team, but he’ll point out the positive aspects from each and every game.

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Former Tipton football star Marcus Brinkley helps coach Oak Grove to Class 3 state final

After a successful playing career in high school and college, former Tipton football star Marcus Brinkley is off to a good start with his coaching career.

Pizza Hut rolls out the biggest brand evolution ever

Crust Flavors, Premium Ingredients, Sauces, Drizzles, Specialty Recipes all part of Menu Expansion at the World’s Largest Pizza Company

Russellville woman charged with kidnapping and assault

A Russellville woman is charged with kidnapping and second-degree assault for beating a 59-year-old man with a stick and holding him captive for three days last week.

Christmas parade season begins friday with the Tipton parade

The season of area Christmas parades begins Friday, Nov. 28, with the Tipton parade and continues each Saturday through Dec. 13. Tipton - The first Christmas Parade in Tipton is a night parade with a theme of “Frozen.” Line-up will be at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. parade. The line-up is at St. Andrews School and the Knights of Columbus Hall. The parade starts west on Morgan, north on Moreau (Highway B), east on Moniteau and south on Osage and will drop off Santa Claus at the City Hall, where he will talk to children and hand out bags of goodies. Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 30.

Facade Loans available through Neighborhood Assistance Program

Those interested in application for a Facade Loan through the NAP (Neighborhood Assistance Program) should contact Ann Albertson at CPI, 573-796-3040. The maximum which can be borrowed is $15,000 to be used for facade improvements. Sidewalk improvement or replacement, if needed, falls into the category for which loans could be approved.

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