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Moniteau County Library receives “Reading Shapes Heroes” Grant

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.

More students to be honored at graduation

Commencement ceremonies for the California High School Class of 2015 will look and sound a bit different than in the past.

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National Day of Prayer observed

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.

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Grand opening of Oak Street Treasures held

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.

California High School FFA Banquet held

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.

Missouri Department of Conservation wants your opinion

A draft plan is available for public review from May 1 to May 31

Dedication ceremony honoring Private Wyatt Zimmerman

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.

Post Offices ask residents to help Stamp Out Hunger

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.

Cargill Cares Food Pantry

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Latham School Alumni banquet slated for May 24

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.

High Point R-III to honor McDonald

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.

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Moniteau County Democrat Club honors Ramona Hader

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.

Healea apparent target of drive-by shooting

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.

Council moves forward with sign

The City of California Board of Alderman was called to order by Mayor Norris Gerhart on Monday, May 4, for its regular monthly meeting.

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Cinco de Mayo festival was Saturday

It was a warm, but not uncomfortable day for the second annual California Cinco de Mayo festivities, held Saturday, May 2.