Changing the batteries in smoke detectors is something often forgotten. And good batteries in a smoke detector are one thing that may be very important. While a smoke detector may very well work quietly for many years without being needed, it is important to make certain it has good batteries. Because, when a smoke detector is needed, it had better be in working order.
Next Tuesday, Nov. 4, is the date of the Mid-Term General Election. When voting, remember to fill in the arrow for the appropriate candidate or issue. If the arrow is not filled in, the vote will not count.
It’s that time of year again when Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. This year the change is Sunday, Nov. 2, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour. The time officially changes at 2 a.m.
A crash in Columbia at Addison’s restaurant on Saturday, Oct. 25, resulted in the arrest of Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea. According to reports, Healea backed a truck into a wall of Addison’s Grill about 7:30 p.m., then drove away, parking a short distance away in front of the Tiger Hotel, and got out of the vehicle.
A proposed tax levy for updates and improvements for the Jamestown C-1 School is on the Tuesday, Nov. 4 ballot. “Proposition C-1 Kids” asks the patrons of the Jamestown school district to approve a tax levy increase of 95 cents per each $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property.
The United Church of Christ Four Year Old Playschool participated in Fire Safety Week. The young people learned what to do in case of fire and had a fire drill. They also made fire safety pictures.
The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors board monthly meeting was Oct. 21. At the meeting, the board approved the minutes of the Sept. 11 monthly meeting and was provided with information on equipment damage believed to have been a lightning strike. Administrator Corey Sullivan said the incident, believed to have been a lightning strike, occurred on Thursday, Oct. 2, about 4:40 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. He assured everyone that 911 Emergency phone services were not lost at any time.
The Library “Smartypants Trivia Challenge” fundraiser drew eight teams of participants in the trivia contest held at the California United Church of Christ on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Moniteau County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited (DU) held its annual dinner meeting and fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton on Thursday, Oct.23. Todd Carlton, Jefferson City, Eastern District Regional Director, served as announcer.
Moniteau County Farm Bureau members gathered Tuesday, Oct. 21, for the annual dinner meeting held at the California United Church of Christ fellowship hall.
Like the radio shows and magazine sagas of the mid-20th century, Chris Nelsen intends to provide well-written, intriguing stories for California Democrat readers who will want to pick up the next installment each week.
Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.
‘This is what you play for’
When the California Pintos and Versailles Tigers met back in Week 3, the Pintos cruised to a 51-14 victory, handing the Tigers their second straight loss.
Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.
Carla Knipp smiled as she opened the solar-panel kit in front of her sixth-grade class on Oct. 7.
The Jamestown Lady Eagles softball team lost to Canton Saturday in the Class 1 Quarterfinals at Hickman High School, Columbia.
Jamestown players honored
Book signing at Price James Library for John Agliata’s ‘The Envelope’
On Thursday, Oct. 16, the third grade students at California Elementary School put on a performance called “On the Radio”.
Games will begin Saturday, Nov. 15. You may also contact Jim Deeken at 573-619-7674 for more information.