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149th Moniteau County Fair kicks off Saturday

It’s time once more for everyone to come out and enjoy the 2015 Moniteau County Fair, the 149th since the fair began in 1866. This year, the pre-festivities, including the parade, begin on Saturday, Aug. 1. The big event closes Saturday, Aug. 8. The Baby Show is at 6 p.m., followed by the Demolition Derby beginning at 8 p.m.

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California Disc Golf Club plans tourney

California Disc Golf Club counts the first membership drive, Saturday, July 18, a success with 32 people present for big event. This drive to increase membership is one of the steps towards a planned “Ham and Turkey Toss” tournament to be during the Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival on the third Saturday in September.

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Camp held for Flag Corps at CHS

The Flag Corps Camp has been held in coordination with the the California Pinto Pride Band Camp on Riley Field and inside the high school building.

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Pinto Pride Band Camp in session

The first week of California’s Pinto Pride Band Camp offered several different samples of weather to get the band accustomed to outdoor performances.

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Woman shot at Hy-Vee

Jefferson City police responded to the Hy-Vee parking lot early this afternoon after a woman was shot.

Callaway nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri was shut down for the second time in eight months Thursday after a "non-emergency" leak was found in the reaction control system.

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Rugen finds enjoyment through the camera lens

Brenda Rugen has a unique view through her camera’s lens.

Area youth attend American Legion Boys and Girls State

Area youth attend American Legion Boys and Girls State

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Old City Hall and Fire Station

Old City Hall and Fire Station Address: 101 N. High St. Style: Victorian-era Italianate design Built: about 1892 Listed on the Register: 1982

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Rachel Dorn joins Moniteau County Extension

Moniteau County Extension has moved forward with a full-time position to focus on providing nutrition and youth programming to Latino families.

911 personnel to attend conference in Columbia

There were five 911 personnel approved to attend the Missouri Communications Conference on Sept. 14-16 in Columbia.

Light July agenda for school board meeting

Approval of the June payroll, the bills for July and the minutes of the previous meeting topped the agenda for the July 15 meeting of the California R-I School Board meeting.

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California Police Department at full-staff

The swearing in of two new full-time police officers brings the City of California Police Department to eight officers, the number approved by the California Board of Aldermen.

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Annual Ice Cream Social held by Historical Society

The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 18. Sandwiches, chips, homemade desserts along with ice cream and drinks were served at the fundraiser. The funds raised go towards operating costs of the Cultural Heritage Center and Genealogy Library.

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California Restaurant Y Pupuseria opens

Friday, July 17, was the official opening day for California Restaurant Y Pupuseria, located at 401 West Buchanan Street.