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False Ebola report investigated in Cole County

A report of someone having Ebola in Cole County turned out to be false and authorities and health officials believe they handled the situation well.

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Pintos pledge to drive safely

Driving too fast on gravel roads or turning one’s head during a conversation are dangerous choices behind the wheel.

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Paul Cary provides fire truck during prevention week

Bunco was held at Latham School Monday, Oct. 6 with seven ladies attending.

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Magnolia Ramblers perform at United Methodist church

Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, a bluegrass gospel group from Mississippi, played at Prairie Home United Methodist Church on Sunday morning.

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California Elementary School Hosts Donuts with Dads

California Elementary School hosted Donuts with Dads, which is a special breakfast for a student and male role model, Friday, Oct. 10.

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McTeacher Night brings large turnout

Families went to McDonalds in California Tuesday night with children all a buzz with excitement.

Draper performs at the Finke

The Finke had a great show Saturday night starring Paul Draper.

Tri-M Music Honor Society offers singing telegrams

Anyone interested in buying a telegram can do so by email to - beginning Oct. 20.

Chamber of Commerce hears presentation on “Pintos Drive Safe”

Janet Henley, California High School Librarian, and three students gave a presentation on how businesses can assist them win up to $100,000.

Mid-Mo Ambulance board amends budget for fiscal year

The Mid-Mo Ambulance budget for fiscal year 2014-15, approved at the August board meeting, was amended at the meeting Wednesday, Oct. 8, to the actual ending balance of funds on hand.

MRED meets in Tipton, discusses Work Ready program

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) board of directors met Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the Downtown Cafe in Tipton.

Field trip for UCC Four-year-old Playschool

The United Church of Christ Four-Year-Old Playschool field trip Tuesday, Oct. 7, took the young people to Peach Tree Farms.

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California Middle School Fall Concert

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, California Middle School Vocal Music Department students presented a Fall Concert at the CHS auditorium. The first CMS concert of the school year featured the Sixth Grade Music Connections and the Seventh / Eight Grade Pinto Express Choir.

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Outdoor Youth Day at Shooters Club

Saturday, Oct. 11, was a busy day at the California Shooters Club. The Outdoor Youth Day event was a day full of variety. The outdoor activities, included fishing, archery, air rifle and firearms training and more, began at 9 a.m. and went on to 3 p.m. The event and its activities were sponsored by Moreau Valley Quail Forever, appropriate for an organization which has a motto of “No Child Left Indoors®”.

Four dead in head-on collision

A two-car head-on collision on Friday, Oct. 10, in Morgan County resulted in the death four adults and serious injuries to two children.A two-car head-on collision on Friday, Oct. 10, in Morgan County resulted in the death four adults and serious injuries to two children.