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Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival 24th Annual Car Show

The winners of the 24th Ham and Turkey Festival Car Show are listed below. In addition to the class judging five special trophies were awarded for Best Interior, Best Paint, Mayor’s Choice, Best of Show Car and best of Show Truck. The event was sponsored by New Creation Automotive, Jason and Heather Borghardt.

Shooters Club dinner on National Hunting and Fishing Day

Thick pork loin chops, baked potato, cole slaw and desserts were served to about 190 California Shooters Club members and guests on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the club’s building on the grounds on Shooters Club Road. The meat was grilled outside with plenty of experienced cooks seeing to the proper tenderness and juiciness of the pork loin chops.

Driver dies when motorcycle hits tree

An area woman was fatally injured as the result of an incident in which a motorcycle ran off the road and struck a tree on Route 125, seven and a half miles north of Rueter, in Taney County.

Jamestown Lutherans celebrate 25th anniversary of reopening

A special celebratory church service was held Sunday morning at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jamestown. The congregation joined with sister churches Immanuel Lutheran, Pleasant Grove, and Trinity Lutheran, Clarks Fork, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the reopening of the Jamestown church.

California R-I School Board meeting held Sept. 17

The California R-I School Board members were informed, at the regular board meeting on Sept. 17, of details concerning the Homecoming which is Friday, Oct. 3. This year, because of the time needed to get from the lineup at the swimming pool to the new football field. The students will be dismissed from school at 1 p.m., with the parade starting at 1:30 p.m. at the swimming pool. The parade route will be the same as last year, with Grand Marshals Dean and Billie Bolin, Class of 1964. The Pep Rally at the high school will begin about 2:30 p.m. The Homecoming Coronation will be at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. G’s celebrates 35th anniverary

Norris and Lesley Gerhart hosted a 35th anniversary celebration at their business, Mr. G’s Liquor Store, Saturday, Sept. 27. The event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. drew many people to enjoy Billy’s Chili Dogs, taste their choice of wine or beer, receive a cool cup, t-shirt, hat and register for a Mr. G’s Cooler.

California High School Choral Fall Concert

The California High School Choral Department presented a Fall Concert at the auditorium Sunday, Sept. 28. The event included performances by the different vocal groups, as well as the combined choirs.

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Goal Lines, your Mid-Missouri football guide

2014 Week 6 Previews

This week's issue of Goal Lines features football previews for Jefferson City, Helias, Blair Oaks, California, Fulton, South Callaway, North Callaway, Camdenton, Eldon, School of the Osage and Versailles.

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September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, and a time to recognize what is being done for pediatric cancer research and advocacy.

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Festival at California wrapped up with races at fairgrounds

The Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival was capped off with races at the main arena of the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California Saturday night. On the agenda were the Compact Figure and and Tuff Truck races.

Democrat Club to meet Thursday

The Moniteau County Democratic Club will meet at the Nic Nac Restaurant Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. The club will set a date for the highway trash pickup on the assigned mile route of Highway 50 east.

Candidate supports ‘Free Mizanskey’ campaign

Congressional candidate Nate Irvin announced his support Monday for the campaign to get Gov. Jay Nixon to free Jeff Mizanskey from state prison, where he’s serving a life sentence for multiple marijuana convictions.

Farmers Market offers a great variety

There has been a wonderful variety of produce at the Farmer’s Market this spring, summer and now autumn. The produce vendors have worked hard to grow and market a wide variety of products for the local consumers.

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Bingo popular on the Court House Lawn

Ozark Ham and Turkey Bingo

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The 16th Annual Diaper Derby was held at Village Green

Fisher and Combs win Diaper Derby