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‘Beauty and the Beast’ performed by CHS Choral Department

The California High School Choral Department performed Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” this past weekend to a packed auditorium. Performances were held at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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Gloria Knipp receives 2015 Manitou Award

Gloria Knipp was awarded the 2015 Spirit of the Manitou Award following the annual Moniteau County Historical Society dinner meeting Monday, Nov. 9. The dinner and meeting were held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.

Cyber attack, data breach insurance added by Mid-Mo

The Mid-Mo Ambulance board was informed at the Wednesday, Nov. 11, meeting, that the district’s liability insurance will not cover claims for cyber attacks and data breaches. Mike Keith, Mike Keith’s Insurance, discussed the issue during his presentation of insurance renewal rates for Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance, at the regular monthly meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Emergency Dispatch 911 Board discusses new budget

The 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors approved, at the Nov. 12 meeting, purchasing the PRO QA Software in the 2016 budget.

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Cattlemen hold dinner and auction

Tuesday, Nov. 10, was the day of the 2015 Moniteau County Cattlemen’s Scholarship Dinner and Auction. The event was held at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.

Young Farmers updated on recent FDA directive

Matt Oerly, DVM, of the California Veterinary Clinic, spoke to the Adult / Young Farmers group at the California High School Ag department facilities. The topic was the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) which will go into effect next year.

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Veteran Don Johnson speaks at CHS Veterans Day Assembly

The combined California High School and Middle School Veterans Day Assembly was held at the high school gym Wednesday, Nov. 11. Lauren Ziehmer and Hannah Banderman served as MC’s of the event. The main speaker was former Conservation Commissioner Don Johnson, an Air Force veteran of Vietnam.

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American Education Week observed

Nov. 16-20 is American Education Week in 2015.

Share the harvest during firearms season to feed hungry Missourians

With firearms season underway, the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) asks deer hunters around the state to Share the Harvest and help Missourians in need.

Firearms deer season opening weekend harvest 97,000+

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 97,171 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of fall firearms deer season, Nov. 14 and 15.

GOP candidates to Nixon: Say No to Syrian refugees

Republicans say Nixon should block Syrian refugees without federal security clearances; Governor agrees state's security is vital.

Suspect arrested for social media threats at MU; authorities say Columbia campus remains safe

University of Missouri Police (MUPD) have apprehended the suspect who posted threats to campus on YikYak and other social media last night.

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Quilts of Valor presented to 22 veterans of foreign war

Saturday, Nov. 7, was a special event hosted by the Bookworm Sewing and Quilting Group of Moniteau Library at the Moniteau County Nutrition Center. There were 22 quilts presented to honor those from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq and Afghanistan.

City Council to discuss city cemeteries

The City of California Board of Aldermen will discuss cemetery lots at the regular December meeting. The discussion will continue the topic brought up during the regular meeting Nov. 2.

Sale of Hickory Hills Water and Sewer Company assets approved

Hickory Hills Water & Sewer Co., Inc. serves approximately 48 customers in Moniteau County, just west of California. The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the sale of the water and sewer system assets of Hickory Hills Water & Sewer Co., Inc. (Hickory Hills) to the Missouri-American Water Company (MAWC).