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Hartzler staffer holds listening post

Austin Kramer, staff member for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s office, held a Listening Post in California Monday, Oct. 26, at the California City Hall.

Veterans Day to be observed in the area

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

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Local Youth crowned 2015 Missouri State Women’s Champion

Stacey Kenyon, 17, High Point, was crowned the 2015 Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association Women’s Breakaway Roping Champion in her second year of competition.

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Ally Meisenheimer surprised by contest win

California High School Senior Ally Meisenheimer received a big surprise at lunch time Thursday, Oct. 29. Amy Knollmeyer announced in the high school commons area that the very popular girl was the winner of the Amy Knollmeyer Photography Top Model Contest.

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Despite early exit, Pintos see positives

The 2015 season was something the California Pintos football program hasn’t seen in a couple of seasons, with three-straight seasons with at least 12 wins prior to this season.

Cross-country district results

Results from the Class 2 District 4 cross-country meet.

Russellville Lady Indians Junior High basketball results

EUGENE — The Lady Indians continue their winning ways, defeating Chamois 23-17 in the Show-Me Conference Tournament Wednesday.

This Week in the SEC for Oct. 31, 2015

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015.

2015 Tax bills for Moniteau County to be mailed

The 2015 Moniteau County taxes will be mailed out Friday, Oct. 30. The real estate tax will be collected for 2015 amounts to $6,532,018.42 and the personal tax will be $2,362,941.09. Railroad and Utility tax is $1,657,571.53. As of March 1, 2015, the back tax books showed $855,667.25 still on the books. Over 65 percent of these have been collected. This amount includes real estate and personal for three back years.

Annual Performance Reports for area schools announced

Moniteau County Schools accredited

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Is cursive writing a dead art or a relevant tool?

Some schools have replaced handwriting minutes in the early elementary years with computer access.

Missouri State Fair announces attendance

More than 352,000 enjoy annual tradition in 2015

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Farm experience

Russellville veteran discusses Cold War era service experimental program

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Jamestown fifth grade explores biomes

Jamestown fifth grade teacher Wendy Barker could not take her students to all the biomes in the world so she brought as many as possible to the Jamestown school via books, encyclopedias and the internet.

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday Nov. 1

It’s that time of year again when Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. This year the change is Sunday, Nov. 1, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Oct. 31. The time officially changes at 2 a.m. Nov. 1.

Restroom facilities sought for school baseball-softball field

A proposal for new restroom facilities was made to the California R-I School Board at its regular meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Knowing hay quality is important for proper animal health and productivity

A presentation on the importance of hay quality was presented by Gene Schmitz, Thursday, Oct. 22, at the California City Hall meeting room. Schmitz, based in Benton County, is a Livestock Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension.

MRED awarded economic development grant

Mike Kelley, chair person of MRED (Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council) announced at the meeting held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Burgher Haus, that a $30,000 grant has been awarded by the national USDA organization. This announcement was welcomed since the rural development grant through the state was not received, as announced at the September meeting.

Winterize your vehicle for safety and peace of mind

Winter is looming again, and with it the possibility of extreme weather conditions in the area, it is a good idea to have cars and trucks checked out and winterized.

Listen to your car for signs of trouble

With winter drawing near, it is not only time to take care of pre-winter auto maintenance, it is even more important to listen to what your car or truck is saying.

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