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FFA partners with MCMC

During the March meeting of the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. (MCMC), it was reported that planning for the community garden is going well.

Historical Society offers service of decorating graves

The Moniteau County Historical Society announces a new combination service and fundraising project. “Decorate a Grave.”

Finke to host Talent Show

Coming soon to the Historic Finke Theatre in downtown California - second annual “Finke Theatre Has Talent” contest – scheduled for May 1 and 2.

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War Tribe Cafe opened at Russellville High

Students were pleased when the bars came off the cafeteria windows. And administrators were surprised to find fresh blue and white stripes on the walls.

Moniteau County SWCD to hold 39th banquet and awards dinner

Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its 39th Annual Appreciation and Awards Banquet on March 26.

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Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival to celebrate 25th anniversary

The California Area Chamber of Commerce held its monthly board meeting Thursday, March 12.

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Three local organizations are joining to present a Salute to Police on Wednesday.

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MRED strategic planning meeting was held March 11

More than 20 area business people, local leaders and concerned citizens participated in the Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) strategic planning session Wednesday, March 11, in the Community Room at California City Hall.

Avian influenza caught early in Moniteau County

The outbreak of Avian Influenza in Moniteau County was caught early due to symptoms in the infected flock.

Mid-Mo Ambulance has new medical director

Administrator Lee Kempf informed the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors, at its Wednesday, March 11, meeting of the selection of a new medical director. The new director, Dr. Alan Wilson, is also medical director for Lake Regional Hospital and Camden County S.W.A.T. He has been a paramedic and Kempf said he seems to be excited to work with the district.

Saturday is Kiwanis and Boy Scouts pancake breakfast

The California Kiwanis Club is teaming up with the Boy Scouts for a blueberry and banana pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 21, from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County Emergency Dispatch 911 Board approved a new maintenance plan for the 911 phone system. The new rate is $888.83 per month, up slightly from the current rate of $861.48. Approved was the hiring of two part-time employees to install road signs, Annual retainer for Attorney John Kay of $2,500, and approval for the administrator to purchase appreciation gifts for Telecommunications Week, April 12-18. The board approved the Feb. 19 minutes and the treasurer’s report.

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California Middle Schoolers present musical ‘Oklahoma!’

Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, were the evenings of the California Middle School Vocal Music Department performance “Oklahoma!” The production was an adaptation for pre-high schoolers of the Rodgers and Hammerstein production of the same name. The original production was performed March 31, 1943.

Bateman pleads guilty to first degree murder

A man accused of shooting and killing his son-in-law at a residence in California on Sept. 3, 2014, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after entering a plea of guilty to first degree murder Friday, March 13, in Moniteau County Circuit Court. Donald L. Bateman, 68, was remanded into custody to begin serving his term.

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Pack 120 Cub Scouts enjoy Pinewood Derby

Exciting racing action was the name of the game at the annual Pinewood Derby for California Cub Scout Pack 120 on Saturday, March 7.