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Helping Hands 4-H Clubs make Valentines for senior citizens

The Prairie Home Helping Hands 4-H Club members met Feb. 9.

Volunteers an asset at Moniteau Christian Ministries Center

The Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. (MCMC) Board of Directors held its regular monthly meeting Feb. 5 at the MCMC, located at 303 Latham Road, in California.

Celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb. 27-March 1

Girl Scout Cookie delivery has begun! If you didn’t connect with a Girl Scout to place an order, or just want more, don’t worry! From now until March 15, area Girl Scouts will continue to sell Girl Scout Cookies through direct sales, including door-to-door and at cookie booths outside area merchants.

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The Calvarymen to appear at First Baptist California

First Baptist Church of California will be hosting the southern gospel quartet, The Calvarymen, in concert on Sunday, Feb. 22. The public is invited to hear the wonderful harmony and message of hope provided by them.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner nets over $5,000 for scholarships

Jenny Brown, treasurer, presented the treasurer’s report, as well, as the annual dinner and scholarship budgets. Auction items and cash donations received netted the scholarship fund $5,071.25.

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The pre-K program prepares children for kindergarten

Families interested in applying for the 2015-2016 pre-kindergarten class should call Julie Lenz, special education director, at 796-4341 or email to

More details on California trash pickup schedule changes

There are more details available about the upcoming changes in the pickup schedule of the City of California Sanitation Department.

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Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office works with community

The year 2014 was a busy and productive one for the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff Jeptha “J” Gump, looking back at his tenth year in office, reported a total of 4,340 calls with 512 arrests made by the department in 2014.

Moniteau County Cattlemen will hold steak dinner meeting Feb. 24

The Moniteau County Cattleman’s Association will hold its monthly steak dinner meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Mid-Mo Ambulance board given baserate comparison

Administrator Lee Kempf presented the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors, at its Wednesday, Feb. 11 meeting, with a comparison of Mid-Mo Ambulance billing and another area ambulance district.

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First major snowfall of the winter arrives in county

There have been a couple of incidents of snowfall this winter before this weekend, but they barely qualified as flurries. The snow which began Sunday evening continued on through the night and amounted to about two inches on the ground by noon Monday. Another inch was expected before the storm ended Monday evening.

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California MFA customer appreciation day

California MFA Agri Services, 61338 West Business 50, held a customer appreciation day with an open house and lunch on Friday, Feb. 13.

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Knights of Columbus breakfast funds scholarships

On Sunday, Feb. 15, the Knights of Columbus Council 9271 hosted a breakfast.

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Check this headline link for updates on Mid-Missouri weather-related cancellations and announcements for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Weather-related cancellations, announcements for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Check this headline link for updates on Mid-Missouri weather-related cancellations and announcements for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015