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Updates given to council on city projects

The City of California Board of Aldermen were informed of the progress made on various city projects at the regular monthly meeting, Monday, Feb. 1, at the City Hall Council Chamber.

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Gary Miller joins Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank of Moniteau County is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Miller to the bank’s lending team. As a loan officer working out of the California facility, Miller will be responsible for commercial, agricultural and real estate lending as well as assisting with consumer loan requests.

Proposition A would raise library tax levy rate

The Moniteau County Library Board and the Moniteau County Commission have approved Proposition A, a Moniteau County library proposed levy increase, to appear on the April 15 election ballot.

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Principal Williams to shift jobs and schools

California R-I Elementary Principal Daniel Williams has resigned his position, effective at the end of the current school year. For the next school year, he will be at a new school, Tipton R-VI School. And he will be known as Superintendent Williams.

Kiwanis meeting slated for Feb. 15

Kiwanis of California met in the basement of St. Paul’s Lutheran on Monday evening, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. Guests Whitney Toosley and Kim Wilkens, California High School counselors, were in attendance.

National Wear Red Day kicks off American Heart Month on Fri., Feb. 5

The American Heart Association, through its Go Red For Women movement, urges everyone to support the fight against heart disease by wearing red on National Wear Red Day® – Friday, Feb. 5. American Heart Month is February, a perfect time to focus on the prevalence of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer.

Moniteau County Democrats hosts meeting

The Moniteau County Democrat meeting met at the Nic Nac Cafe on Jan. 28.

Council approves ballot issue for April 5 election

An ordinance to put an issue before the voters was approved Monday, Jan. 25, at a special meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen. The ballot issue, called a local use tax, will be on the ballot for the April 5 election.

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Chamber of Commerce presents awards at annual dinner

The California Area Chamber of Commerce presented awards at the annual dinner meeting Saturday, Jan. 23, held at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.

School Board Recognition Week proclamation from Gov. jay Nixon read at meeting

The California R-I School Board was recognized in advance of School Board Recognition Week, which is Jan. 24-30. A proclamation from Gov. Jay Nixon was read and each board member presented with a certificate of appreciation.

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Emergency responders aid animals in trouble

Emergency responders in the area went to aid a horse that had fallen through the ice in a pond on East Railroad Road, near McGirk. That event was Wednesday, Jan. 20. On Thursday, Jan. 21, a cow was assisted from a similar situation south of California.

Candidates for the April elections in the city of California

The last day for filing for the upcoming municipal election was Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 5 p.m. The election is Tuesday, April 5, for school boards, city offices, fire districts, ambulance districts, water districts and local and county issues.

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‘My own decisions’

Veteran served as Navy corpsman while assigned to Marine Corps in Japan

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Brown promoted to Commerce Bank Branch Manager for Moniteau County Banking Centers

Brad Clay, community president, Commerce Bank, Moniteau County, announced Cale Brown has been promoted to Branch Manager of Commerce Bank’s California and Tipton Banking Centers.

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‘Surf’s Up’ homecoming theme at Jamestown High School

Feb. 5, the school will be packed. Many will be in the stands, cheering on the Eagles against the Bunceton Dragons, but a few will be in their favorite dress clothes, wondering about the coronation.