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Successful Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival for 2015

The 25th annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival offered good weather, a great variety of vendor booths and activities galore.

Junior ACT results reviewed by school board

The members of the California R-I School Board were presented, Wednesday, Sept. 16, the results of the California Juniors Class ACT testing in comparison with the state test results.

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Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival Healthy 5K Walk / Run held Saturday, Sept. 19

The annual 5K Run / Walk began at the Village Green Shopping Center. The course wound its way through several residential streets and ended back at the shopping center. The event was Saturday, Sept. 19. There were 38 walkers and 42 runners.

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Scouts raise flag after parade

Boy Scout Troop 120 raised the American flag in a ceremony held at the 25th annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival following the festival parade.

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25th Annual Festival Car Show

The 25th Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival car show was held at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds on Sept. 19. The 2015 car show drew more than 60 entries. The vehicles ranged from restored, unrestored, almost new and pristine, to “diamonds in the rough”.

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Fifth year for Guy Rush Poker Run

The Guy Rush Memorial Poker Run was held for the fifth year Saturday, Sept. 12. The event began at the Lucky Dog Pub and Grub, Jamestown.

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The 17th Annual Diaper Derby was held on the post office lawn

The 17th annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Diaper Derby was held on the post office lawn with baby races at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19.

Police shooting ruled justified, defendant charged

Department were serving an outstanding arrest warrant on Nicholas R. Rodriguez. Rodriguez was charged on Tuesday, Sept. 22, with Class C Felony second degree assault of a law enforcement officer, punishable by up to seven years in prison.

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House fails to override right to work veto

Hundreds of labor union members cheered when the vote was announced — the Missouri House fell 13 votes short of overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a controversial right to work proposal.

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Heroes Day observed in honor of 9/11

Two local pre-school and child care facilities observed a Heroes Day on Thursday, Sept. 10, in honor of the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attack.

Ham and Turkey Festival is Saturday

The 25th anniversary of the California’s Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival is coming up Saturday.

Training sessions for 911 personnel on Sept. 14-16

The personnel of the 911 Emergency Dispatch Center will be undergoing training in several areas, according to information provided to the 911 Board at the Sept. 10 meeting.

Council discusses projects

Several projects currently underway were discussed at the regular monthly meeting of the California Board of Aldermen, Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the City Hall.

Mid-Mo Ambulance adopts 2015-16 budget

The annual budget of the Mid-Mo Ambulance District, for the 2015 / 2016 fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, was reviewed and approved at the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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Grandparents Day at local day care

Grandparents Day was observed at California Kids LLC Day Care and Learning Center Friday, Sept. 11.