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Red Cross in urgent need of blood donations

Published Jun. 19 2019

Summer is the time for a good, warm break and for vacations and reverie.But this time of year does not...

Mid-Missouri road work for June 10-21

Published Jun. 19 2019

The following is the Missouri Department of Transportation's listing of planned general highway maintenance and construction work in Mid-Missouri.

Confederate soldier receives gravestone

Published Jun. 19 2019

Nearly 130 years after his mysterious death, a former Moniteau County resident and Confederate veteran received a gravestone in Old...

Ambulance district updates tobacco policy

Published Jun. 19 2019

The Mid-Mo Ambulance District updated its tobacco-use policy for its employees at the June 12 regular meeting.

Nail salon to open on Oak Street

Published Jun. 19 2019

When Lana Chiem visited California, she noticed there was not a nail salon in town. As she experienced the friendliness...

Recognition: Burgers' Smokehouse makes Missouri proud

Published Jun. 19 2019

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship recognized Burgers' Smokehouse as the Small Business of the Day during...

Massage by Whitney takes on new hours

Published Jun. 19 2019

Business has been on the incline for Whitney Crawford, who has operated Massage by Whitney for about a year-and-a-half.

Moniteau County awaits flood levels to drop

Published Jun. 19 2019

As Missouri River flooding enters the fourth week, Moniteau County residents see the impacts of travel on their everyday life.

Moniteau County hosts annual Relay for Life

Published Jun. 19 2019

A quivering, yet strong voice symbolized the hope for a cure against cancer at the Sunday's Relay for Life in...

Neighbors donate $20,422 to area tornado relief

Published Jun. 19 2019

More than $20,000 was donated to two organizations helping residents impacted by the May 22 tornado damage.

Ice cream social on tap at Maclay Home

Published Jun. 19 2019

The Friends of the Maclay Home will hold their 37th annual ice cream social July 4 on the home's lawn...

Heavy rainfall could trigger flash flooding through tonight

Published Jun. 17 2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch until late tonight to include portions of Mid-Missouri, mainly...

Flash flood warning below Bagnell Dam

Published Jun. 12 2019

A Flash Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 8:15 p.m. in Miller County along...

Judge Green: Lawyers must amend abortion referendum cases

Published Jun. 12 2019

The two lawyers who filed lawsuits against Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft have until the end of business Thursday to...

Eldon man injured following vehicle crash with farm tractor

Published Jun. 12 2019

An Eldon man suffered moderate injuries Monday after rear-ending a farm tractor in Miller County.A 2000 Ford Range, driven by...

Engine Show pulls in few hundred guests

Published Jun. 12 2019

By Danisha Hoguedhogue@californiademocrat.comRUSSELLVILLE — Over the weekend, more than 200 attended the Russellville Festival & Engine Show, and the guests...

Lawson finds similarities between coaching, parenting

Published Jun. 12 2019

Bryan Lawson said it is fun coaching his own children.Lawson and his wife of 16 years, Becky, are both from...

Fathers proud of children, grandchildren

Published Jun. 12 2019

The rooms of Valley Park Retirement Center are full of many lifetimes of stories.

Deputies make multiple felony drug arrests

Published Jun. 12 2019

A June 6 checkpoint in Moniteau County resulted in four felony drug arrests and one felony warrant arrest along with...

Open house previews services

Published Jun. 12 2019

Businesses Exhale Spa, Modern Boutique and Studio B at 607 S. High St. held an open house event Thursday to...

California native comes home to open hair salon

Published Jun. 12 2019

Between being in business with her husband, Adam, and raising three kids at home, there was a limited amount of...

Updated Dollar General coming soon

Published Jun. 12 2019

California Dollar General at 1021 W. Buchanan St. has been closed for remodel this week. The store will reopen at...

California Care enjoys a day of coloring, stories

Published Jun. 12 2019

A few special visitors from St. Paul's Daycare came to spend time with residents at California Care Center on June...