California Democrat Local News
The Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place has planned a summer full of fun for children, while motivating them to keep up their reading skills until school begins in the fall. This year’s program will serve babies all the way up through students in high school. The library has sponsored this popular program for many years with the goal to promote literacy.
Commencement ceremonies for the California High School Class of 2015 will look and sound a bit different than in the past.
More than two dozen people representing local community members, organizations, and local clergy of the California Ministerial Alliance observed the Annual National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday, May 7, on the south lawn of the Moniteau County Courthouse. The participants continued to arrive as the event went forward. This was the seventh year of observance in the local community.
The grand opening of Oak Street Treasures - Antiques and Gifts - was held Thursday, through Saturday, May 7-9, with customers and browsers offered refreshments of lemonade and cookies.The grand opening of Oak Street Treasures - Antiques and Gifts - was held Thursday, through Saturday, May 7-9, with customers and browsers offered refreshments of lemonade and cookies.
The annual California FFA Banquet was held Friday, May 1, in the CHS Auditorium, with students and adults recognized for achievements and assistance. Parents, school board members, administrators, present and retired agriculture teachers were recognized. Many proficiency and vocational agriculture award recipients were recognized.
A draft plan is available for public review from May 1 to May 31
Sunday, May 17, at 1 p.m. a headstone setting and dedication ceremony will be held in honor of Missouri Union Civil War Veteran Private Wyatt Zimmerman.
Saturday, May 9, the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, Feeding America and other partners are asking area residents to help Stamp Out Hunger.
The Latham School Alumni of Latham will observe its 78th annual banquet at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 24, at Latham School. The doors will be open at 4 p.m.
Anita McDonald, kindergarten teacher at High Point R-III, will be honored for 41 years in education including 33 years at High Point Thursday, May 14.
Ramona Hader was honored Friday, May 1, by being named to the Moniteau County Democratic Club Hall of Fame. The award was presented by Gail Hughes at the Truman Days Dinner held at Centennial Hall at the fairgrounds.
City of California Police Department officers responded about 10 p.m. Friday, May 1, to reports of shots fired in the 1000 block of Dave Drive. The investigation is ongoing at this time in connection with the incident, with several agencies involved, including the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri Highway Patrol.
The City of California Board of Alderman was called to order by Mayor Norris Gerhart on Monday, May 4, for its regular monthly meeting.
It was a warm, but not uncomfortable day for the second annual California Cinco de Mayo festivities, held Saturday, May 2.