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Change your smoke detector batteries

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.

Mid-Term General Election is Tuesday, November 4 - don't forget to vote

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.

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday Nov. 2

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.

Local official arrested after Columbia pickup-building crash

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.

Jamestown School tax levy is on ballot

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.

Fire safety Week at Four-Year-Old Playschool

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.

Moniteau County 911 had possible lightning hit

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.

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Library trivia night successful

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.

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Ducks Unlimited meets in Tipton

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.

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Awards presented at Moniteau County Farm Bureau meeting

Moniteau County Farm Bureau members gathered Tuesday, Oct. 21, for the annual dinner meeting held at the California United Church of Christ fellowship hall.

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Nelsen joins Democrat staff

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.

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Missouri high school football for Oct. 24, 2014

Reporting high school football scores from around Missouri for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.

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California to open football districts against Versailles

‘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.

This Week in the SEC for Oct. 25, 2014

Here's a preview of SEC football games scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

St. Andrew’s science class benefits from Co-Mo program

Carla Knipp smiled as she opened the solar-panel kit in front of her sixth-grade class on Oct. 7.

Jamestown Lady Eagles fall to Canton

The Jamestown Lady Eagles softball team lost to Canton Saturday in the Class 1 Quarterfinals at Hickman High School, Columbia.

Jamestown players honored

Jamestown players honored

Local author’s story focuses on surviving suffering

Book signing at Price James Library for John Agliata’s ‘The Envelope’

Third grade presents ‘On the Radio’

On Thursday, Oct. 16, the third grade students at California Elementary School put on a performance called “On the Radio”.

Friday is deadline to sign up for recreation league basketball

Games will begin Saturday, Nov. 15. You may also contact Jim Deeken at 573-619-7674 for more information.

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