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‘Waters of the U.S.’ discussed at Moniteau County Farm Bureau annual meeting

Moniteau County Farm Bureau members gathered Tuesday, Oct. 20, for the annual dinner meeting held at the California United Church of Christ fellowship hall. This is the 100th anniversary of the Farm Bureau.

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CMS Peer Helpers receive large food donation from Worthey Bail Bonds

“I can, you can, we can: being drug free comes in cans!”

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Pintos end football season with loss to Eagles

While it’s never the way a team wants to end the season, the California Pintos saw a lot of positives during its 2015 campaign, but the season ended Friday night after a 48-21 loss to the Southern Boone Eagles in district play.

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Fatima Invitational cross country results

Results from the Fatima Invitational Saturday.

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Volleyball saw positives in 2015, knows what to improve on next season

The California Lady Pintos concluded its season last Tuesday, falling to Helias in the Class 3, District 12 semifinals, ending the season with a 19-11-4 record and a third place finish in the Tri-County Conference.

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Jungmeyer enjoys success on the golf course

RUSSELLVILLE — Mikala Jungmeyer had three goals during her senior year and the summer leading up to it, and she checked off the final one two weeks ago at the Class 1 State Tournament by earning All-State honors with an 11th overall finish as she shot a 166 (87, 79).

Lady Indians junior high basketball gets two wins

PILOT GROVE — The Lady Indians improved their record to 10-1 after a 35-14 win against Pilot Grove last Tuesday.

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Prep Football: Southern Boone gets past California

Sixth-seeded Southern Boone used four first-half turnovers to build an 18-0 lead Friday night on its way to a 48-21 win against the third-seeded California Pintos in the opening round of Class 3 District 6 action.

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Missouri high school football for Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Featuring first-round district playoffs

Check this web page to access the day's high school football schedules, gametime updates and final scores.

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Prep Football: California gets set to host Southern Boone

For the second consecutive year, California and Southern Boone will meet in the regular season and in the district playoffs, as the Pintos host the Eagles tonight in the first round of the Class 3 District 7 playoffs.

This Week in the SEC for Oct. 24, 2015

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.

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Maelyne Cartee returns to school

With brunette curls, a twinkle in her eye and a cheerful attitude, 8-year-old Maelyne Cartee has returned to Russellville Elementary School.

SB40 Board provides services to the developmentally disabled

The taxpayers of Moniteau County are getting a pretty good return on their investment in the SB40 Board.

Annual Moniteau County Historical Society dinner slated for Nov. 9

Please make your reservation for the Annual Moniteau County Historical Society dinner now.

Thomas performs at the Finke

“How did he do that?”

Koster announces landmark settlement for violations of Missouri’s no-call law

Attorney General Chris Koster today announced he has settled a lawsuit filed against California-based Farmers Insurance Exchange, Truck Insurance Exchange and Fire Insurance Exchange (“Farmers”) for violating state telemarketing and No-Call laws.

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Burgers’ Smokehouse representatives attend conference in Florida

Burgers’ Smokehouse representatives recently attended the Cracker Barrel Managers Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Past and Review from the Democrat Files

75 years ago - Oct. 17. 1940 & 50 years ago - Oct. 21, 1965

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California, Mo., veteran served aboard USS Lexington during WWII

During the Second World War, there emerged many interesting stories from the annals of naval history, which demonstrate the remarkable performance of the sailors who served throughout the vast, hostile waters of the Pacific, enduring unfathomable risks such as the hellish explosions delivered by aircraft.

MDC encourages people to help prevent wildfires

Low humidity and dry conditions can create environment favorable to wildfires.

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