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Jennifer Dampf 2016 California Teacher of the Year

“Ms. Dampf is a really nice teacher; she’s good at helping us learn in math and reading,” second-grader Jayte Higgins said of her California Elementary School teacher.

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‘Residents are her life,’ said nurse Rhonda

Dignity and compassion her credo

In July, it’ll be seven years that Rhonda Ware, R.N., director of nursing at the Moniteau Care Center, 200 S. Gerhardt, will have worked at the center.

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Patricia Kay Interiors to change emphasis

Patricia Kay Interiors is changing its business emphasis. According to owner Patty Kay, the emphasis of the business will return to her interior design services. The gift shop is closed as of the end of April.

Third circuit judge under consideration for 26th circuit

Lawmakers are being asked to add a third circuit judge to the 26th circuit, one of several that contains five counties. It covers Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Camden and Laclede counties.

Saturday to mark final Leon Deraps Memorial Walk/Run

For the past seven years, the first Saturday in May has brought the people of Jamestown and its surrounding areas together for the Lance Corporal Leon Deraps USMC Memorial Walk/Run.

No parking on Latham Road, effective June 1 due to current and expected future congestion

The traffic problems on Latham Road have been discussed at every meeting of the California Board of Aldermen for several months.

2016 National Day of Prayer set for Thursday

The 2016 National Day of Prayer theme is “Wake Up America,” based on Isaiah 58:1 — “Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet.”

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California High School student hoping for support to go with her hard work

Dania’s dream of med school

After a spur-of-the-moment fall road trip to Harvard University for a campus visit, Dania Isidro realized her dream of medical school at the prestigious post-secondary institution was possible.

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California school prom held April 23

The California Junior-Senior Prom was held Saturday, April 23, at the Capitol Ritz, Jefferson City.

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‘In God We Trust’ welcome sight on Sheriff’s Dept. vehicles

“I think it’s awesome,” said Kurt Birdsong of California. “We need to get God back into everything.”

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State SWCD Cooperator of Year receives plaque

The 2015 Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Cooperator of the Year is Charlie and Kathy Cole, California.

Smith sentenced to four years in prison

Travis R. Smith, 45, California, was sentenced to four years in prison on each of five felony counts following mixed pleas.

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Jamestown drills Prairie Home 10-0

Jamestown has found itself on the wrong end of several close games this year, and after three innings against Prairie Home, it looked as though the Eagles might have another tight contest on their hands.

Senate panel hears plan to add Mid-Missouri judge

Lawmakers are being asked to add a third circuit judge to the 26th circuit, one of several that contains five counties.

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8 area schools meet for junior high dance

The line of cars with parents dropping off their junior high students at the High Point Dance wrapped around the school baseball field and extended far enough west on Route C that the Missouri Highway Patrol was there to assist.