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Moniteau County 911 tax increase to take affect

911 Tax Takes Affect

Special council meeting to hear Socket plans

Socket plans to come to California

New name for Russellville Bank

Community Point Bank is the new name for Community Bank of Russellville. Customers received a letter recently explaining the 78-year-old bank’s new development. “As we grow, we want a name that reflects the importance we put on the communities we’re in, and the people we serve,” said President Judy Price. Further news, the bank is building a full-service branch in Eugene, scheduled to open in March.

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Leifeste is the new vice president and general manager of Central Missouri Newspapers Inc.

New General Manager for the Democrat

Snow removal may be slower in California

Use Tax on the April 2 ballot

Burgers' Smokehouse celebrates 60 years

Workers were honored during 2012 to celebrate Burgers' Smokehouse's 60th anniversary.

MRED plans economic development related business tours

The MRED (Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Committee) plans business and industry tours for 2013.

Corn silage in beef cattle diets

Feeding corn silage to beef cattle is obviously not a new idea. For a variety of reasons though...

PSC approves Ameren rate increase

Rate hike is fifth in last six years

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City Council discusses utility needs for C&R move

A brief discussion was held by the California City Council concerning utility improvements needed for the C&R Supermarket move into the old Pamida facility. See this week's Democrat for more information on the story.

Mid-Mo Ambulance's new collection agency draws complaints

Mid Mo has new collection agency

No Mail Delivery or Retail Services at Post Offices on Thanksgiving

Remember to mail early during the holiday season Retail services at the California Post Office will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regularly scheduled mail delivery, PO Box and caller services will also be suspended for the holiday. Postmaster Krystal Barnes reminds customers to mail early during the holiday season. “Thanksgiving traditionally kicks off the busy holiday mailing season,” said Barnes. “Remember to mail early and be sure to follow the recommended mailing dates for mail to military addresses.” Mail will be delivered as scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Post Offices also will resume regularly scheduled retail lobby hours on Nov. 23.

Russellville’s city clerk was named Office Professional of the Year

Platter named Office Professional of Year

The Basics of Beekeeping in Missouri

MU Extension will be hosting a Beginning Beekeeping workshop on Saturday, Dec. 8, at First Christian Church in California, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. This all day workshop will be taught by Jim and Valerie Duever of Jim ‘n’ I Farms, Inc. The speakers have taught several beginning beekeeping workshops and are very passionate about educating people on beekeeping. Come learn about how to start, manage and maintain productive honeybee colonies through an entire year. Also, we will be doing a hands-on building of a hive. This hive will be given away as a door prize. The cost of the workshop is $30 per person. Registration includes informational materials and lunch. The class is limited to the first 30 paid students. Deadline to register is Dec. 3. Contact the Morgan/Moniteau County Extension Center at (573) 378-5358 for more information or to register.

Local Cargill plant stable

There are no additional reductions in employment planned at Cargill’s California, Mo., facility in the foreseeable future, according to Mike Martin, Director of Communications, Cargill, Inc., Wichita, Kan., in communication from Friday, Nov. 9. "In fact," Martin said, "we offered positions on the first shift to all personnel impacted by the recent shutdown of the second shift. Some took us up on the offer, while some did not. We’re now hiring people from outside the company to fill those first shift positions."