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Four students earn Co-Mo Youth Tour trips

After a night filled with patriotism and competition, four high school juniors punched their tickets to Washington, D.C., as part of the Co-Mo Youth Tour delegation.

Pack the Bus for Buddy Packs

During the Christmas holidays children in the California area will need food. School will not be in session and children will not be receiving the regular breakfast and lunches provided.

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Something Sassy Beauty Salon LLC collects 258 pounds of food

Stephanie Stokes, owner of Something Sassy Beauty Salon LLC, encouraged her customers to donate non-perishable food items for the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center food bank.

Arraignment waived, Healea pleads not guilty

Formal arraignment was waived and a plea of not guilty entered in Boone County Court on Nov. 25, for Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea. Trial will be set at a later date. Arraignment was originally set for Dec. 2.

California City Council discusses street lighting, approves parade route

The City of California Board of Aldermen at its Monday meeting, Dec. 1, discussed street lighting along Quail Hollow Drive, Cedar Street and Country Club Estates. An explanation of the lighting by Electric Supervisor Rick Graham led to a discussion of how the street lights fit into the current and next year’s budgets.

Smith case continued to Jan. 16, 2015

The case in Moniteau County Court against Travis R. Smith has been continued until Jan. 16, 2015.

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Events held at Finke Theatre

A special Christmas event, with cinema and more for all ages, was held at the Finke Theatre Friday, Nov. 28.

California Christmas parade this Saturday

Parades in the area the next two Saturdays are in Jamestown and California Dec. 6 and Prairie Home and Russellville Dec. 13.

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Randall Effner

Jamestown turns out to remember

The event held to celebrate the life of Randall Effner, who died Oct. 6, at the age of 67, saw a very good turnout of the Jamestown community, as well as friends and family from near and far. The event was at the Jamestown Community Building, with the gathering beginning at 6 p.m., and the program at 7. With a variety of food and desserts to suit everyone, those present visited, considered the photo displays and dined before the program began.

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Thankgiving dinner at the Nutrition Center

The annual California Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Dinner was served at the California Nutrition Center on Thanksgiving Day. Teresa Liebi was organizer and cook.

California first graders celebrate annual Thanksgiving Feast

The first graders of California elementary School commemorated the origins of Thanksgiving in big, and really tasty, way Wednesday, Nov. 25. The big event was held in the elementary multi-purpose room.

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Proctor Park gets new northside restrooms

The new restroom faculty on the north side of Proctor Park was placed last week near the north shelter house. Weighing in at 54,000 pounds, the concrete building was built in Illinois and trucked in. It was set in place by a large crane.

CMCA open house Monday, Dec. 8

Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) will hold an open house Monday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new office location, 320 South oak Street, California. Stop by for refreshments and to see the new office location.

Gov. Nixon to call special legislative session

To fund Ferguson-related security response

Gov. Jay Nixon has announced he will call a special session of the Missouri General Assembly to provide critical funding for the ongoing operations of the Missouri National Guard and the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Ferguson and the St. Louis region.

One dead in Morgan County

A Versailles man is dead and a deputy is injured after a shooting in Versailles on Wednesday.