California Democrat Local News
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.
The Spring Concert was presented by the California High School Choral Department in the auditorium Sunday, May 3. The event included performances by the different vocal groups, combined choirs and recognition of seniors. The event was conducted by Vocal Music Director Michele Bilyeu. Lisa Bleich served as accompanist.
Mother’s Day is a very low-key day for Kimberly Scheidt. She gets together with her family and they have a big meal. And that is really a change for Scheidt, who otherwise leads a very busy life.
Rita Jeanne Miller, a retired nurse who turned 91 a few weeks ago, lives in her own home in California and maintains a busy life. She is an avid card player, not only with family members, but also at the California Nutrition Center three days a week. Her daughter Jane McGill looks after her.
There are many reports of dogs “running at large” in different parts of the City of California. Recent complaints have been about dogs running by themselves, with other dogs and sometimes with a person presumed to be the owner, but without a leash.
A new face has been greeting California Democrat customers since April 28.
The Second Annual “Finke Theatre Has Talent” competition was held at the Finke Theatre on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2.
The Aurora alumni banquet will be held Saturday, May 23.
The “Masquerade” themed California Junior-Senior Prom was held Saturday, April 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Martins.
The City of California Board of Alderman was called to order by Mayor Norris Gerhart Tuesday, April 21, for a special meeting. With a quorum present, the certified election results were read and accepted by the council.
It was a big event at Blankenship Insurance Thursday, April 23, when a plaque was presented to the agency by Auto Owners Insurance Company in recognition of “50 years of outstanding service.”