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Annual Aurora Alumni Banquet to be held May 23

The Aurora alumni banquet will be held Saturday, May 23.

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‘Masquerade’ was theme of California Prom

The “Masquerade” themed California Junior-Senior Prom was held Saturday, April 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Martins.

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New aldermen sworn in

The City of California Board of Alderman was called to order by Mayor Norris Gerhart Tuesday, April 21, for a special meeting. With a quorum present, the certified election results were read and accepted by the council.

Fifty years for Blankenship Insurance

It was a big event at Blankenship Insurance Thursday, April 23, when a plaque was presented to the agency by Auto Owners Insurance Company in recognition of “50 years of outstanding service.”

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Staged collision starts Safe Driving Day at high school

Students arriving for school Wednesday, April 22, were greeted with what appeared to be a major collision in the parking lot of the school. In reality the crash was staged to illustrate Safe Driving Day.

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Student Conservation Safety Day held at Moniteau County Fairgrounds

Fifth and sixth grade students and teachers in Moniteau County attended the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District and Progressive Agriculture Annual Student Conservation Safety Day. On Tuesday, April 21, 179 students and teachers from California R-I, Clarksburg C-2, Jamestown C-I and Tipton R-VI attended the event at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California.

Second Annual Cinco de Mayo planned for California

The second annual Cinco de Mayo is planned for downtown California, Saturday, May 2.

Community meeting for health needs slated for May 6

A community meeting for the California area is planned for Wednesday, May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Hall public meeting room. Area residents are invited to attend this discussion session. If you wish to participate, please call Andrea Kincaid at 573-796-3412 to reserve your spot.

Residential Care Facility awarded excellence award

Bristol Manor of California, a local residential care facility and member of the Missouri Assisted Living Association, was awarded the Certificate of Excellence certifying that the facility was “Deficiency Free” in 2014, by Missouri Assisted Living Association.

Russellville school board elects officers

The Russellville schools board of education elected new officers at its April meeting.

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Area students attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

The Capitol was bustling with activity as 441 high school students and their chaperons took part in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day, April 9. This is the 21st year for the event, sponsored by the organization’s Promotion and Education Program.

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Family Fun Night hosted by New Beginnings

Tuesday, April 21, New Beginnings Church hosted a Family Fun Night for the families of Parents as Teachers and CMCA Moniteau County Head Start at California Elementary School. The evening included free hot dogs, chips and games for the family.

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Fourth quarter Pinto Strong Awards announced

High school announces fourth quarter Pinto Awards

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California R-1 Employee Appreciation reception held

Moniteau County R-1 recently held its Employee Appreciation Luncheon at the California High School Commons. A luncheon was served to honor faculty, staff and board members. Dwight Sanders, Superintendent of Schools, recognized the 2014-2015 school board members.

Double-X Speedway opens Sunday

The 26th annual season of “Sunday Night Thunder” rolls off Sunday, May 3, in California.

Pintos participate in Tri-County Conference Golf Tournament, Centralia Invitational

EUGENE — California finished fourth with a score a score of 372 in the Tri-County Conference Golf Tournament at Redfield Golf Club Wednesday, April 22. Blair Oaks won the event with a 323, Southern Boone placed second and Osage was third with scores of 343 and 361, respectively.

California baseball roundup

ELDON — The Mustangs outhit California 12-6 en route to a 4-1 win against the Pintos Tuesday, April 21. Eldon scored two runs in the first and two runs in the fifth and that proved to be enough.

Pinto runners finishing strong

KAISER — California took part in the School of the Osage Invitational held Tuesday, April 21, finishing with strong results on the girls and boys’ side.

Annual Walk/Run/Ride to take place Saturday, May 2

JAMESTOWN — The seventh annual Walk/Run/Ride benefiting the L.Cpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held Saturday May 2 at 9 a.m. in Jamestown. It will begin at Advanced Chimney at 365 W. Row St., at the corner of U.S. Highway 179 and U.S. Highway 87, and it ends at Assumption Catholic Church at Cedron off of U.S. Route D.

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Jamestown drops two-of-three games last week

JAMESTOWN — The Eagles find themselves in a spot they haven’t been in this season, a losing-streak. After defeating Higbee 10-0 in five innings last Tuesday, Jamestown dropped a pair of games to Eugene and Pilot Grove.

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