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California FFA barbecue draws hungry crowd

The California High School FFA Chapter marked another successful event with its annual FFA Barbecue Sunday, Oct. 4.

City annual audit results in ‘clean opinion’

Travis Hundley, partner in Gerding, Korte & Chitwood, CPA’s, presented the audit report to the City of California Board of Aldermen at its regular monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 5, stating it was a “clean opinion.”

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Mobile Vet Center visits California

The Mobile Vet Center, which serves 38 counties in northeast and central Missouri, stopped by California Monday, Oct. 5.

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Day cares get fire engine visit

Two local pre-school and child care facilities received a visit from California Fire Chief Allen Smith and a fire engine on Monday, Oct. 5.

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California Elementary annual 'Muffins for Moms'

The annual "Muffins for Moms" event was held at the California Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 1.

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Sigma Chi Lambda - Students Changing Lives formed in Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE —Lights shone on the Russellville High School baseball field as hundreds of mourners remembered a recent graduate had no enemies and went out of his way help others.

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Pinto Pride Band has successful day at Monroe City

The Pinto Pride Band had a successful day at the 2015 Monroe City Black & Gold Marching Festival on Saturday Oct. 3 in Monroe City. The festival featured four different competitions and there were 11 bands in the 3A division.

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Russellville community comes together in mourning

Libbert remembered for his friendship, smile and giant "Kaleb Hugs"

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Judy Goans named October 2015 DESE Employee of the Month

Judy Goans, a program analyst, has been named the Department’s October 2015 Employee of the Month.

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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.