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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.

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Library more user-friendly

Charlie Barker, 4, loves playing computer games at the Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place. One of his favorites is “Dora the Explorer.” But he wasn’t able to enjoy them the way the computers were previously arranged in the children’s section.

Library targets membership-free access for rural county residents

Moniteau County rural residents in the western library subdistrict may soon have the opportunity to access the Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place without a membership.

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Blue Hearts Club performs as fundraiser for the Finke

The Finke Theater is hosting a new young group of talented musicians at 2 p.m. on May 1. The Blue Hearts Club volunteered to perform as a fund raiser for the Finke.

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Quality of life is new Care Center administrator’s goal

Whether on the phone, talking with staff or helping residents, Brandy Arment, the new administrator at California Care Center, loves her job.

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School board reorganizes after new member sworn in

The California R-I School Board met a week early to see to the swearing in of new school board member Derek VanLoo for his first term and incumbent Rhonda Meyer for her second three-year term. The meeting was in the high school library media room April 13.

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California R-1 honors employees at award reception

Moniteau County R-1 recently held its Employee Appreciation Luncheon at the California High School Commons. A luncheon was served to honor faculty, staff and board members.

Committee discusses veterans memorial location

The Veterans Memorial Committee discussed possible sites for the proposed memorial for veterans in California at its April 12 meeting.