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MDA releases poultry quarantine in Jasper and Moniteau Counties

Test results show no further spread of avian influenza.

Moniteau County voter turnout low Tuesday

Voter turnout for the municipal election in Moniteau County Tuesday, April 7, was low, less than 19 percent, with 1,577 of the 8,322 voters people showing up at the voting booths.

Friends of the Library to host fundraisers

We are looking for families to put together a five member team. If you are interested in participating, call Connie at the library at 573-796-2642 for more information. Questions asked during the games will be from surveys taken from library patrons.

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Moniteau County Health Center Board holds March meeting

The Moniteau County Health Center Board of trustees meeting was held March 16, in the health center meeting room. Present were Don Wyss, Eileen Crawford, Pam Monroe, Dr. James Canter, Norma Blankenship and Administrator Andrea Kincaid.

Moniteau County Historical Society to meet Monday

The April meeting of the Moniteau County Historical Society will be held Monday, April 13, at the Cultural Heritage Center. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

Missouri State Fair scholarships awarded to 4-H and FFA Youth

Recipients to be recognized at State FFA Convention in April

Spring Turkey Season opens April 20-May 10

New Rules for Coyotes Hunting

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Prairie Home hosts community Easter Egg Hunt

Nearly 50 children and adults turned out for the Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt that was held at the Prairie Home United Methodist Church on Saturday.

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Bell has passport ready as retirement nears

Don’t be fooled by Susan Bell’s calm demeanor, there’s an adventurer inside.

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11th annual Women in Ag Conference

“Back to Nature” was the theme of the 11th annual Mid-Mo Women in Agriculture Conference which drew about 225 people to the California High School on Business 50, Thursday, April 2.

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Moniteau County SWCD holds 39th annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet March 26

Recognition was given to poster contest winners, area residents, employees and board members at the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet Thursday, March 26, at the California United Church of Christ fellowship hall.

City Council discusses requirements for business licenses at length

A lengthy agenda was set for the City of California Board of Aldermen Monday, April 6, for its regular monthly meeting.

SWCD 2014 Educator of the Year - Adam Bieri

Adam Bieri, the 2014 Educator of the Year, has been teaching Agricultural education for 13 years, having taught both at Russellville and California schools.

Carla Knipp recognized at SWCD banquet

Carla Knipp was recognized for being selected as the 2014 State Educator of the year on Dec. 11, 2014, at the State MASWCD Annual Conference. This recognition was given at the Thursday, March 26, annual meeting of the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).

SWCD 2014 Cooperator of the year - Dale and Margaret Bilyeu

Robin Dale and Margaret Bilyeu bought the original 25 acres of their farm in 1973. He was a full-time Missouri Department of Transportation employee and farming. After retiring in 1999, he increased the farming.