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Cub Scout Pack 120 celebrates Scouting Anniversary with Blue and Gold Banquet

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) celebrate their 106th anniversary this February, Cub Scouts are more than happy to join in the celebration as partners in Scouting.

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Scout Sunday observed

Boy Scout Troop 120 celebrated the 12th Scout law, “A Scout is Reverent” by attending mass at Annunciation Catholic Church on Sunday, Feb. 7.

The Bummer The Drummer and the KC Street Band at the Finke Theatre Feb. 20

At the Finke for Feb. 20 will be the Bummer The Drummer and the KC Street Band.

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Teamwork is the foundation for Goans’ marriage

Working hard and teamwork are the foundation of Kenny and Christiane Goans’ 23-year marriage.

Choir to host rummage sale Saturday

The group will host a rummage sale Saturday, Feb. 13, in the high school commons from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

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Russellville Homecoming slated for Feb. 19

“Once Upon a Homecoming” will be the Homecoming theme at Russellville High School the week of Feb 15-20.

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Me and My Special Guy Dance held Saturday

On Feb. 6, the California Elementary School’s PTO sponsored their annual Me and My Special Guy Dance held in the school’s gymnasium.

Football becoming a reality for Russellville teams

Football at Russellville High and Middle schools is a step closer with a school board commitment recently.

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Lincoln Day Dinner draws large crowd

More people than expected attended the Lincoln Day Dinner, held Saturday, Feb. 6, by the Moniteau County Republican Club.

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California Middle School has Valentine Dance

The California Middle School gym was filled with young people from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, with the music and dancing of the sixth through eighth graders.

Children and grandchildren add new dimensions to couple’s life

It’s doubtful that the Dale Ratcliff and Carol Messerli of 50 years ago could have imagined how full their lives would be and the trails life would take them.

First Valentine's Day as married couple

For those newly married, Valentine’s Day may be a continuation of “traditions” resulting from years of dating. Or, as in the case of Bryan and Kimberly Reno, it may be a time of settling into a new home. And of course, thinking of new “family traditions” to begin what is generally considered the day for hearts, flowers and chocolate.

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Updates given to council on city projects

The City of California Board of Aldermen were informed of the progress made on various city projects at the regular monthly meeting, Monday, Feb. 1, at the City Hall Council Chamber.

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Gary Miller joins Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank of Moniteau County is pleased to announce the addition of Gary Miller to the bank’s lending team. As a loan officer working out of the California facility, Miller will be responsible for commercial, agricultural and real estate lending as well as assisting with consumer loan requests.

Proposition A would raise library tax levy rate

The Moniteau County Library Board and the Moniteau County Commission have approved Proposition A, a Moniteau County library proposed levy increase, to appear on the April 15 election ballot.