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Auto dealers sue Revenue department over Tesla 'dealer' license

Osage Industries of Linn and 380 Missouri auto dealers sue over Revenue department's granting dealer license to electric car maker.

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Knipp named MASWCD state educator of the year

Carla Knipp was named the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts 2014 State Educator of the Year and was recognized during the MASWCD Annual Conference held at Tan-Tar-A Resort on Dec. 11, 2014.

California Farmers Market to be held on Saturdays for the 2015 season

The California Farmers Market committee held its 2015 organizational meeting and announce a change in when the market will be open.

Finke hosts Homestead Pickers

The Finke theatre started the second half of the season with a sold out crowd Saturday night.

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Will Joseph Bieri first Moniteau County baby in 2015

Tracey Bieri held a peaceful, wide-eyed baby boy in her arms while father Adam recently accepted the letter naming their son Will Joseph as the First 2015 Moniteau County Baby.

Lady Panthers win double-OT thriller at Jamestown, 66-59

With neither girls basketball team willing to budge, Friday’s game between Cooper County Activities Association rivals Prairie Home and Jamestown went to double overtime.

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Construction begins on new baseball field

Construction has begun on the baseball/softball field approved by the California R-I School Board. The new facility will be one multi-use facility with a temporary fence for the softball field. It will be located midway between the agriculture building and the weight room on the high school campus with the outfield extending south.

Direction change for MRED, Ken Parrett to step down

A change in direction was begun for the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) at the regular meeting of the board of directors Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Nic Nac Cafe, California.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors monthly meeting was Jan. 15. The board approved the Dec. 11, 2014, minutes and the treasurer’s report. The board approved sending four dispatchers to the Missouri Communications Conference March 28 - April 1, in St. Louis.

Mid-Mo Ambulance Board has good audit report

The results of the annual audit was the major item which came before the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors at its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Tipton district office.

County library board is in state compliance

There was more attendance than usual at the Moniteau County Library Board January meeting. The board met at the Wood Place facility in California, Thursday, Jan. 15. Tipton’s Price James Library was a major part of the discussion.

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Kindergarten nursery rhyme day held Friday

A special stage performance of the California Kindergarten students Friday, Jan. 16, filled the seats in the California High School Auditorium with parents, friends, family and guests.

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CMCA celebrates 50 years of service

The 50th anniversary of Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) was celebrated Tuesday, 13, at the California Head Start facility on White Street.

Tipton R-VI Board discusses summer school and buses

The Tipton R-VI School Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 12.

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Explosion at Taylor's Tire brings Staff for Life to California

Staff for life lands in California Tuesday afternoon.