California Democrat Local News


Pinto Pride to perform at Florida Citrus Bowl and Outback Bowl parades

If you would like to make a donation to help sponsor a student please send (or drop off) the donation to California Schools, c/o Band Trip Donation, 211 South Owen Street Suite B, California, MO 65108.

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Freshmen welcomed by other students at registration

New to freshmen registration this year were the student-led tours.

MRED to develop list of available business locations

Developing a Moniteau County inventory of properties and buildings available, or “ready to become available” for new, relocating or expanding businesses was discussed at the Aug. 12 meeting of the MRED (Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council).

Mid-Mo Ambulance to hold tax levy rate hearing

A Public Hearing to set the 2015 tax levy rate has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 6-7 p.m., at the Tipton district office The hearing will be followed by a special board meeting to officially set the rate. The hearing was set at the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Tax levy hearing precedes Tipton R-VI board meeting

A public hearing for the tax levy for 2015-16 was held before the regular Tipton R-VI School Board meeting. The proposed rate was approved by the board in the latter portions of the meeting.

Investigation continues after suspect elude manhunt

Following a day-long manhunt in the Tipton area, the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department announced that the subjects of the search are believed to have left the area.

Two elude Tipton manhunt; investigation continues

Following a day-long manhunt in the Tipton area, officers with the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that they believe the subjects of the search have left the area.

Three Cole County residents charged

Nicoloazz, Holder and Kirchner charged with abandonment of a corpse.

The 149th Moniteau County Fair is at an end

Attendance was good at the 149th Moniteau County Fair. It’s time to look forward to the 150th.

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Award-winning magician performs

Magician Keith Leff performed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, at the Moniteau County Fair. He performed across from the carnival near the west entrance to the fairgrounds, making “events magically memorable.”

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Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull

The Moniteau County Fair Hot Rod Garden Tractor Pull took place in the Sappington Arena on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The event began at 7 p.m.

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Moniteau County Ham Auction held Saturday

The Moniteau County Fair Junior Ham Auction was held Saturday, Aug. 8, in the livestock sale barn. There were more than 120 hams cured by members of the 4-H groups of the county and FFA members on the auction list.

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Rodeo goes on in spite of arena condition

The rodeo was on at the Moniteau County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 5, even though about an inch and a half of rain fell the day before soaking the main arena.

DESE releases statewide MAP scores

Missouri students did well on last spring's math and English language arts MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) tests.

California Board of Aldermen discuss projects underway

The project to rebuild the east shelter house was discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the California Board of Aldermen, Monday, Aug. 3, at the City Hall. The council was advised of problems with the new prefabricated handicap-accessible restroom facility to be installed in the immediate vicinity of the shelter house at Proctor Park.