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Regular passenger and freight service began here Oct. 2, 1865

The railway that crosses Missouri — and through California — sent its first commercial passenger train the full 283 miles from St. Louis to Kansas City 150 years ago Friday.

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‘Candles for Kaleb’ scheduled for today in Russellville

“Candles for Kaleb,” a candlelight memorial service for Kaleb Libbert will begin at 8 p.m. today at the Russellville High School baseball/softball field.

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California joins Global Week of Student Prayer

California R-I students joined other across the nation in the 25th year of “See You at the Pole.”

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CHS fall vocal concert

The Fall Concert was presented by the California High School Choral Department in the auditorium Sunday, Sept. 27. The event included performances by Sounds of Joy and the Mixed Choir, with a fundraiser pie auction between the performances of the two groups. The event was conducted by Vocal Music Director Michele Bilyeu, accompanied by Lisa Bleich.

CPI ‘Wine, Dine and Win’ event upcoming

The annual “Wine, Dine and Win” CPI fundraiser is coming to town soon. Saturday, Oct. 17, is the date for the big event, which will be in the historic Old Town area of California, at the California Event Center, at 507B North High Street.

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California second graders visit city hall

The California Elementary second grade students were informed about the working of the city government Friday, Sept. 25, during a visit to California City Hall and a mock city council meeting in the Council Chamber.

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New restaurant opens in California

Newly opened at 101 East Buchanan Street is a new restaurant, Karl’s Pizza & Wings.

Street west of Tipton school one-way

The Tipton R-VI School Board approved, after discussion, making the street west of the school one way from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Travel Advisory: Route 5 & I-70 Interchange in Boonville is Closed

Motorists planning to travel to the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend are asked to take an alternate route.

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Kiwanis Club serves early breakfast at festival

The menu consists of Burger’s ham, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and juice for $9.

Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association hosts ‘Chocolate Chat with Georgia’

The Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association met Sept. 15 at the home of David and Beth Jungmeyer in California for a “Chocolate Chat with Georgia.”

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School music groups perform on North Stage

The annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival was held Saturday, Sept. 19, with many of California schools musical children performing on the North Stage performances.

CHS Fall Concert and Pie Auction slated for Sunday

All pies will be homemade and Kent Embry will be the auctioneer.

Weekly Bowling results from California Lanes

Week of Sept. 16

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Cargill builds world’s largest turkey sub sandwich

The World’s Largest Turkey Sub Sandwich, sponsored by Cargill, Inc., was constructed on the south side of the Courthouse Square Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival.