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Lady Indians ramp up defensive pressure in 48-32 win over Vienna

RUSSELLVILLE - After a disappointing opening quarter in Saturday’s game against Vienna, Russellville girls basketball coach David Volkart gave his squad a “motivating” pep talk.

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Seniors cherish final memories at California football banquet

With another memorable football season in the books, California players, coaches and parents gathered Sunday afternoon at the high school to recognize the great moments from 2014.

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Koetting overcomes serious knee injury, returns to athletics in five months

A routine basketball play turned into Kamryn Koetting’s worst nightmare.

Story of survival through addiction to be shared at Prayer Breakfast

Bonnie Aaron didn’t know what to think when she noticed her daughter Tiffany becoming agitated and sweating profusely while on a family vacation in Cancun, Mexico.

Youth Art Competition to Illustrate World Air Games

Deadline for entries is Jan. 23

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A single purpose

Veteran applies Air Force lessons in educational setting

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Moniteau County officials sworn in

In a special event at the Moniteau County Courthouse on Wednesday, Dec. 31, county officials who were elected in November were sworn in for four-year terms.

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LEGOs draw young people to the library at Wood Place

The Moniteau County Library at Wood Place was one of 15 libraries in the state selected out of 165 by the Missouri State Library to receive a LEGO toolkit, containing more than 10,000 of the bricks and an activity guide.

Pool to be used by California elementary students

At the regular monthly meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen on Jan. 5, Recreation Supervisor Jim Deeken reported the California Elementary students will be using the municipal swimming pool for the next eight weeks. Beginning, Tuesday, Jan. 6, first through fifth graders will go to the pool during their physical education classes.

2015 First Baby Contest continues

The 2015 First Baby of Moniteau County Contest continues.

Lincoln University of Missouri announces Fall 2014 Dean’s List

Lincoln University of Missouri is pleased to release the names of students who qualified for the Fall 2014 Dean’s List.

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Rosenmillers provide bikes with love

December 2014 was a busy month for Bruce Rosenmiller and Bryce Rosenmiller, 13. Father and son took on the task of recycling unwanted bicycles in their shop in the hope of blessing others.

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Norton twins plan to enjoy final months together before heading to college

With a 50-50 chance to get it right - or wrong - calling out a name is worth a shot: Drew, Dylan,

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Democrat to introduce ‘Photo of the Week’ starting Jan. 7

To help get 2015 started on a positive note, the Democrat will introduce a new, weekly feature that allows community members to become directly involved with the paper’s sports coverage.

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Lady Pintos top Centralia 53-38 at MRMC Shootout in Moberly

The California girls basketball team continued its upward trend Monday night, putting together another solid performance with a 53-38 victory over Centralia at the MRMC Shootout at Moberly Area Community College.