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Emergency personnel brush up on natural gas safety

California firefighters and police officers brushed up on natural gas safety procedures.

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High Point R-III hosts Spelling Bee

Students at High Point R-III competed in a school wide spelling bee Thursday, Feb. 19. Third and fourth grade teacher Galen Maples organized the event for the school.

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21, 2015

Check this headline link for updates on Mid-Missouri weather-related cancellations, early dismissals and announcements for Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.

Pintos lose at Blair Oaks, suffer first conference basketball loss

The California boys basketball team falls to conference rival Blair Oaks, 71-66, on Tuesday night.

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Pintos celebrate final home basketball game with big win over Eldon

Playing on Senior Night, the California boys crushed Eldon, 77-52, in Friday night's courtwarming game.

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Tipton Lady Cardinals win Kaysinger basketball title

With their perfect season at stake, the Lady Cardinals went 3-0 at last week’s Kaysinger Conference Tournament to win the championship.

Area basketball teams begin district play next week

Area basketball teams hope to compete for district titles next week as the state tournament begins Monday.

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Tipton boys lose in conference basketball finals

The Tipton boys basketball team loses championship game to Sacred Heart at last week’s Kaysinger Conference Tournament in Sedalia.

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Pinto Strong Award announced at CHS

Pinto Strong Award announced at CHS

Dr. Bohn named Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

JCMG is pleased to announce that The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine has recognized local physician, Sara Bohn, DO, JCMG Family Health Clinic, with one of the highest honors they can bestow on a physician as a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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Helping Hands 4-H Clubs make Valentines for senior citizens

The Prairie Home Helping Hands 4-H Club members met Feb. 9.

Volunteers an asset at Moniteau Christian Ministries Center

The Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. (MCMC) Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting Feb. 5 at the MCMC, located at 303 Latham Road, in California.

Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb. 27-March 1

Girl Scout Cookie delivery has begun! If you didn’t connect with a Girl Scout to place an order, or just want more, don’t worry! From now until March 15, area Girl Scouts will continue to sell Girl Scout Cookies through direct sales, including door-to-door and at cookie booths outside area merchants.

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The Calvarymen to appear at First Baptist California

First Baptist Church of California will be hosting the southern gospel quartet, The Calvarymen, in concert on Sunday, Feb. 22. The public is invited to hear the wonderful harmony and message of hope provided by them.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner nets over $5,000 for scholarships

Jenny Brown, treasurer, presented the treasurer’s report, as well, as the annual dinner and scholarship budgets. Auction items and cash donations received netted the scholarship fund $5,071.25.

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The pre-K program prepares children for kindergarten

Families interested in applying for the 2015-2016 pre-kindergarten class should call Julie Lenz, special education director, at 796-4341 or email to

More details on California trash pickup schedule changes

There are more details available about the upcoming changes in the pickup schedule of the City of California Sanitation Department.

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Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office works with community

The year 2014 was a busy and productive one for the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Jeptha “J” Gump, looking back at his tenth year in office, reported a total of 4,340 calls with 512 arrests made by the department in 2014.

Moniteau County Cattlemen will hold steak dinner meeting Feb. 24

The Moniteau County Cattleman’s Association will hold its monthly steak dinner meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Mid-Mo Ambulance board given baserate comparison

Administrator Lee Kempf presented the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors, at its Wednesday, Feb. 11 meeting, with a comparison of Mid-Mo Ambulance billing and another area ambulance district.

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