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High Point Homecoming Art and Photography Show

The annual Show-offs” Art and Photography show was held Saturday, Aug. 30, as part of the High Point Homecoming. Judy Jones, Enon, served as judge.

Enon News reported by Rosalie Wyss

Gloria Proctor and daughter Marilyn Walker visited Hilda Moore in Columbia Wednesday. Sunday morning Ruth Shook visited Thelma Acock at the Jefferson City nursing and rehabilitation center.

One dead, one in custody after shooting in California

A California man has been charged with first-degree murder after police say he shot and killed another man inside the residence they shared in the city.

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C&R takes up Ice Bucket Challenge

The “Ice Bucket Challenge” which has raised money for and awareness of the ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Association has reached California.

Prairie Home Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni

The Prairie Home High School Alumni Association presented two alumni with the prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award at the tri-annual PHHS Alumni reunion on Saturday night at school.

MSHP releases Labor Day holiday statistics

Three people died in traffic crashes during the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were eight fatalities. The 2014 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.

Three sought in Bee Line Snack Shop burglary

Deputies from the Cole County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary at the Bee Line Snack Shop on at around 5:30 a.m. on Monday.

Irvin speaks to Moniteau County Democrat Club

The Moniteau County Democratic Club had its monthly meeting at the Nic Nac Café Thursday, Aug. 28.

“Welcome Home Warriors Summit” in St. Louis Saturday

A “Welcome Home Warrior Summit” is set for Saturday, Sept. 6, in St. Louis, at America’s Center/Edward Jones Dome.

Labor Day sees 22nd High Point Homecoming event

High Point residents and visitors celebrated Labor Day weekend with the 22nd annual Homecoming on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. The event, sponsored by High Point Community Renewal Association, began with a walk/run at 7:30 a.m, the baby show at 10 a.m. and parade at 11 a.m.

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Deeken is new California Parks and Rec Director

Jim Deeken has been selected as the new California Parks and Recreation Director. According to City Clerk Brian Scrivner, Deeken was called with the decision about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. He was in the new office in the California City Hall about 15 minutes later, getting information for applications and coaches for the Summer Rec. Soccer Program. The six week program begins in a few weeks and runs through the end of October.

Special CPI meeting on NAP loan application

At special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26, the California Progress, Inc. (CPI) board and the California Historic District (CHD) Loan Committee took up the topic of application requirements for the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) loans. The topic had been tabled at the regular Aug. 26 meeting, with no decision made on whether to require a credit report with loan applications.

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Fatal injury from ATV-car collision

One person died about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, following a collision between an ATV and a motor vehicle in California at the Business 50 - Highway 87 traffic light.

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Hot weather no deterrence for Salem UCC ice cream social attendance

The crowd at the annual ice cream social of the Salem United Church of Christ Saturday, Aug. 23, enjoyed the meal, music and activities in spite of a very warm day.

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Bonecutter receives $1,000 scholarship

Tayler Bonecutter, California, has been selected for a 2014 University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship award of a $1,000 scholarship.