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California residents join Operation Christmas Child to send Christmas joy to children in need worldwide

Nearly 208,000 children will soon experience the joy of Christmas, thanks to the California and other Missouri communities.

Mid-Missouri girl with Juvenile Arthritis shares story to raise awareness, funding

A mid-Missouri girl diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 4 isn’t picking out toys or clothes for her holiday wish list. Instead, 10-year-old Graci Diggs is raising awareness and money to help researchers find a cure for the disease.

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Lady Pintos powers over Lady Panthers Monday night

The California Lady Pintos defeated the Centralia Lady Panthers 62-36 at home Monday, Dec. 14.

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Pintos defeat Jamestown Eagles

The California Pintos defeated the the Jamestown Eagles 48-41 Friday, Dec. 11.

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Lady Eagles soar past Lady Indians

The Jamestown Lady Eagles posted a 57-35 win Thursday against the Russellville Lady Indians Thursday, Dec. 10.

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California Elementary fifth graders join forces with Kiwanis Club to make a brighter Christmas

California Elementary School fifth graders presented the funds gained from the “Circle of Sharing Project” to the California Kiwanis Club on Monday, Dec. 14, at the elementary school. It was accepted by Kiwanis members President Peter Kurowski and past president Bobby Roll.

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California Bands Present Annual Christmas Concert

The California schools bands presented their annual Christmas concert at the California Performing Arts Center Monday, Dec. 7.

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High Point R-III holds Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

The High Point seventh and eighth grade classes raised $770 Saturday, Dec. 5, at the first High Point Christmas Shopping Extravaganza.

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Sen. Blunt staffer visits California

Jordan A. Wood, Columbia office field representative for U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, visited the Moniteau County Courthouse in California, Friday, Dec. 11, for a Mobile Office. Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Sen. Blunt’s staff.

No bids so far for new California Mid-Mo base

Administrator Lee Kempf updated the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board at the regular monthly meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 9, on the status of the California Base construction plan.

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Christmas dinner for city employees Dec. 11

About 50 employees and elected officials of the City of California gathered Friday, Dec. 11, at the City Hall Meeting Room for the annual Christmas Dinner, consisting of KC Strip steaks grilled by Robert Pace, taco salad, green beans and broasted potatoes by Allen Smith, plus cobbler and ice cream.

Hickory Hills Water and Sewer Systems changes hands

The Hickory Hills Water and Sewer System, which serves the Hickory Hills and Temple Terrace subdivisions just west of California, is now a part of Missouri American Water.

Charges filed in weekend shooting in Callaway County

A man from California, Missouri, has been charged in connection with a weekend shooting in Callaway County involving a sheriff's deputy from that county.

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Grandfather and grandsons enjoy homing pigeon hobby

In 2010, Burlingame and the Nichols boys brought home their first two pairs from Fulton.

City Council considers several issues Monday

There was one item of new business and several items of old business on the agenda for the Monday, Dec. 7, meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen.

Special Council meeting to discuss Proctor Park project

The Proctor Park east shelter house project was the topic of discussion on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at a special meeting of the City of California Board of aldermen. The shelter house is near the tennis courts in the southeast corner of the park.

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CHS FFA Barnwarming held in Ag shop

The California FFA Chapter held its annual chapter Barnwarming on Friday, Dec. 4, with music and dance in the Ag Shop.

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California Christmas Parade theme was ‘Frozen’

The annual California Christmas Parade Saturday evening, Dec. 5, with the theme of “Frozen,” based on the film of the same name.

Joint investigation leads to arrests

“Various items of drugs and paraphernalia were located on the premises,” Sheriff Jeptha Gump reported. “Two subjects were arrested and charged.”

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Chromebooks are a daily tool at California Middle School

Before California Middle School seventh-graders Lauren Spillars and Megan VanLoo grabbed electrified wires during a hands-on science lab, they used the classroom’s 1:1 Chromebooks to create a virtual electric circuit.

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