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Sports Crusaders visits Russellville

Sports Crusaders spend 10 weeks during the summer teaching kids the skills in a particular sport, while tying in God’s message. This week, the Crusaders provided a softball/baseball, basketball and cheer leading camp in Russellville at the high school.

Mid-Mo Defense offers unique conceal and carry weapons class

Gun safety is important, especially when it comes to how to handle them and knowing the laws.

Endangered person advisory canceled for Versailles teen

The Versailles Police Department has canceled the Endangered Person Advisory for Kiaira Lazae Burris. She has been found and is safe.

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Special guest visits Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser

Special guest Zoey Lang assisted in awarding prizes at the Motorcycle Poker Run fundraiser event, Saturday, June 20. The event raised funds for the Central Missouri Honor Flight program and Lang, a fifth grader from Boonville, has contributed more than $2,000 to the program.

Branding and logos discussed at CPI meeting

The possibility of “branding” the community with a logo was discussed at the California Progress, Inc. (CPI) meeting, Thursday, June 18. Eleanor Tiefenbrun reported concerning her efforts in developing concepts for possible logos, with an ability to use some form of the final result for the California Historic District (CHD). The logo could be used with “branding” of the community.

MRED discusses plans for future

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED), in an effort to return to the original intent of the organization, began implementation of the “committee method” of operation. According to Chairman Mike Kelley, the effort is being made to return the organization to a member and supporter-driven economic development operation.

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MCMC fundraiser 5k walk/run held at Village Green

The Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) 5k walk/run fundraiser was held Saturday, June 20.

Art Camp to be held

A week of exploring art for young people will be held July 20-24 at Proctor Park in the Rohrbach Pavilion. Enroll by Thursday, July 9.

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Weather changes landscape

The term “unsettled weather” now has a real meaning for area residents, if it didn’t already. No one is interested in a drought, but no one is really interested in quite so much rain, either.

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Henson finishes first in Street Stock

CALIFORNIA — Double-X Speedway was able to thwart the efforts of mother nature and hosted the 2015 edition of “The Tribute to Jesse and Freddie” Sunday night. The annual event was originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. But that event was washed out and re-scheduled for Father’s Day, which was quite fitting as they were not only able to honor Jesse Hockett but were also able to honor the “Father of Double-X” Freddie Hohman on this special event.

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Mid-Missouri Mission Team hard at work this week

CALIFORNIA — In its 11th year, The Mid-Missouri Mission Team have been working since Monday on various community projects in the area. From yard work to house painting, 3MT’s main goal is to help people in the community who can’t complete house projects themselves while spreading the purpose of the program.

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Russellville hosts flag football event

RUSSELLVILLE — It wasn’t that long ago when a parent-led group got the green light to continue to build a Missouri High School Athletic Association football team at Russellville, and last Friday night, football was played under the lights at Russellville High School.

MHSBCA All State Teams

All State selections of the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.

California Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors successful golf tournament

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting was called to order by President Jason Witt, Thursday at 8 a.m. The board approved the minutes and treasurer’s report from the previous meeting.

Area residents hurt in accidents

Three California residents were injured in a two-vehicle accident

‘Happy Hollandaise’ performed at the Finke

It was “Happy Hollandaise” at the Finke Theatre this weekend. The annual play, performed by community actors, was presented Saturday and Sunday.

Mid-Mo Ambulance Board orders new ambulance

A bid for a new ambulance was presented for approval of the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors at the regular meeting, Wednesday, June 10.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County Emergency Dispatch 911 Board met June 11 at the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center. Administrator Corey Sullivan reported to the board that Millsap Mechanical Service has completed an electrical evaluation of the center and has found that the current uninterruptible power supply will no longer be efficient. Possible upgrade options will be checked out for the future.

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Single dad speaks on relationship with children

Eric Moore, pastor of California United Methodist Church, came to California in July of 2012, as he put it, “suddenly and unexpectedly single.”

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Father’s Day wants are simple for Spieler

There are very few big plans for Father’s Day for Richard “Dick” Spieler. But this is nothing really new.

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