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It’s the busiest time of the year for prison chaplains

As Mid-Missourians gather around their tinsel-covered trees with loved ones to unwrap gifts, thousands of families will be apart this season due to incarceration.

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A Cold War threat

Local vet discusses Cold War experience in the Air Force

Fuel prices drop again - now under $2 a gallon - a level not seen for some time

The price of a gallon of auto fuel in the United States has dropped to a level not seen in some time. Judging from various charts, studies and figures, the last time fuel was about $2 a gallon appears to have been in the first quarter of 2009.

Tipton school ballot measure discussed

The Tipton R-VI School Board discussed a bond issue to be placed on the April ballot at its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Appeals court asks judge to respond to order

An appeals court has blocked the early release of an area man who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for two deaths and two injuries in a 2007 alcohol-related crash.

MDC and Missouri 4-H partnering on MDC shooting range user survey

Public input is key to developing and maintaining MDC shooting ranges.

Co-Mo adds on-the-go viewing to TV features

Co-Mo Connect is giving an early Christmas present to its subscribers — the ability to watch TV shows anywhere they can receive an Internet signal.

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‘Christmas Carol Request Live’ presented at High Point R-III

High Point R-III students presented “Christmas Carol Request Live” Thursday, Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m. for friends and family gathered in the gym.

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Pre-K through eighth grade Christmas concert at St. Martins

Liz Schlup, Amanda and Addison Reichel attended the afternoon performance of the St Martin Christmas concert on Tuesday, Attending the evening performance were Jeff, Julie and Cole Schlup, Gary, Amanda and Addison Reichel, Linda Reichel and the Jerry Lage family. Chase Schlup performed with the third grade class; Bailey Lage with the fifth grade class; and Camryn Recichel with the sixth grade class; Pre K through eighth grade performed.

Steckel to speak at Prayer Breakfast

The annual Missouri Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is Jan. 7 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. Featured speaker is Les Steckel, president and CEO of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a veteran NFL coach.

Three students graduate early from Russellville High

While most high school seniors are immersed in their final year of activities and classes, a few students each year at Russellville High School choose to graduate in December.

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2014 Media All-State football teams, Class 3

First Team offense All-Purpose: Jaden Barr, California, sr., 6-0, 180.

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Deeken shines for Missouri volleyball program, dreams of becoming an All-American

Superb athlete. Dedicated student. Loving daughter and sibling. Humble personality. Caring friend. Heart of gold. Meet Sydney Deeken.

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Pintos deliver early Christmas present to their coach, remain unbeaten heading into holiday break

With the holiday season approaching, California boys basketball coach Blair Scanlon made one request to his players heading into last week’s Linn Invitational.

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Lady Pintos keep Hermann scoreless in second quarter, hold on for 49-39 victory at Shootout

You can preach a message until the cows come home, but sometimes it takes more than words to get your point across.

California boys, Jamestown boys pick up wins at Missouri National Guard Shootout

The California boys basketball team got a win - and a little revenge - at Saturday’s National Guard Shootout in Jefferson City.

Pintos to get new baseball field

Approval was given for construction of a baseball / softball field at the high school campus by the California R-I School Board. The decision was made after discussion at the regular board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Change of Venue sought by Healea

Healea is facing five felony charges related to an incident in Columbia

A Change of Venue is being sought by Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea, who is facing five felony charges related to an incident in Columbia at Addison’s restaurant. On Saturday, Oct. 25, he is alleged to have backed a Ford F-150 crew cab pickup truck, with tailgate lowered, into a glass wall of Addison’s Grill about 7:30 p.m., driving a short distance away, parking in front of the Tiger Hotel, then leaving the vehicle.

California R-1 School reported 'exceptional'

2013-14 audit approved

At the regular board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 17, the board approved the 2013-14 audit report as presented by Evers & Company, CPAs. The audit results were “exceptional.” The usual recommendation of greater segregated duties in the Central Office was included, however the auditors recognize the extra personnel required would be a problem for smaller districts.

California Elementary helps “Fill A Ford”

The students of California Elementary School joined in the effort to “Fill A Ford for the holidays” collected a total of 2,392 pounds of canned food.

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