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Embys assist with National Marriage Encounter Conference

The Embry household on Versailles Avenue might have several “adopted” children on spaghetti or taco nights.

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Open house at Z Krafty 1s new location

An open house was held Saturday, by Z Krafty 1s, at its new location at 800 West Buchanan Street, California. The craft and sewing supplies business originally opened in late 2013 and moved the last week of January. According to owner Jenine Baker, Jamestown, the new larger premises allows for expanded classes and increased inventory.

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Aurora Montessori hosts Valentine Celebration

Many fathers and grandfathers participated in a special Valentines event at Aurora Montessori School Saturday, Feb. 7, decorated with valentine themed plates, napkins and balloons.

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California Rural Fire has annual dinner

The California Rural Fire Protection District annual dinner was held Saturday, Feb. 7, with about two dozen firefighters, board members and guests present at Rural Fire Station No. 1 for the dinner and meeting.

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Friends of Music fundraiser barbecue held Sunday

The California High School Friends of Music hosted a barbecue fundraiser Sunday at the high school commons. Members of the high school band and vocal music departments, supporters, family and friends gathered for a meal to support the CHS music program. There were 600 served.

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California Middle School Spelling Bee

At California Middle School, the top five students from each grade level competed in a building-wide spell off Friday, Feb. 6. The top three winners were determined in this event held in the middle school gym before all middle school students. Serving as moderator was volunteer parent Tom Robbins.

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Local couple celebrates 50th wedding anniversary

Just days before Valentine’s Day, on Feb. 6, Tom and Joanne Winters, California, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an evening out. This is actually a second celebration, since the two went to Branson last fall for several days. Branson had something for both - he wanted to go to the Orphan Car Show put on by the Ozark Trails Chapter of the Studebaker Driver’s Club and she wanted to go to the Rockbridge trout ranch to fish.

Lady Indians show heart, even through rough times

Despite going through a rebuilding season, the Russellville girls basketball team keeps a positive attitude.

Lady Indians finish 1-2 at Russellville Basketball Tournament

The Russellville girls basketball team went 1-2 during its own tournament, losing to Eugene, 61-48, in Saturday’s consolation final.

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Tipton loses overtime battle to Lincoln in boys hoops

With Kaysinger Conference bragging rights on the line, Tipton lost to Lincoln, 69-68, in overtime on Jan. 27.

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Lady Panthers basketball team beats Jamestown

Playing Jamestown for the second time in two weeks, Prairie Home pulled away in the fourth quarter to capture a 59-40 victory Friday night.

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California boys basketball team responds to first loss with two victories

Pintos respond to their first loss with victories over Green Ridge and Hallsville in boys basketball action last week.

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Lady Pintos claim title at Russellville Basketball Tournament

The California girls basketball team went 3-0 at last week’s Russellville Tournament to win the championship, beating its opponents by a combined score of 210-81.

California trash pickup to go to once a week

Once a week trash pickup was approved by the City of California Board of Aldermen at the regular monthly council meeting Monday, Feb. 2. The once weekly pickup will go into effect March 2, the first working day of the month.

National Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month on Friday, Feb. 6

American Heart Association encourages public to wear red to raise awareness of heart disease

MRED special meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11.

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) will meet Wednesday Feb. 11, at 12 noon at Burgher Haus, California. Meal at 11:30 a.m., meeting to follow from 12:05 to 12:45.

Co-Mo builds on connect to launch SmartHub

Co-Mo Electric has launched a new service made even more powerful through the fiber-to-the-home network it is building.

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CPI Board receives training from Missouri Main Street Connection

The California Progress, Inc. Board of Directors attended a training workshop provided by Missouri Main Street Connection Thursday, Jan. 22.

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CHS Math team take second place

The California High School Math Team placed second in Division II

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42nd annual Washington, D.C., March for Life

The 42nd annual March for Life in Washington, D. C. drew participants from around the country, including several from the local community.

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