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Field trip for UCC Four-year-old Playschool

The United Church of Christ Four-Year-Old Playschool field trip Tuesday, Oct. 7, took the young people to Peach Tree Farms.

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California Middle School Fall Concert

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, California Middle School Vocal Music Department students presented a Fall Concert at the CHS auditorium. The first CMS concert of the school year featured the Sixth Grade Music Connections and the Seventh / Eight Grade Pinto Express Choir.

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Outdoor Youth Day at Shooters Club

Saturday, Oct. 11, was a busy day at the California Shooters Club. The Outdoor Youth Day event was a day full of variety. The outdoor activities, included fishing, archery, air rifle and firearms training and more, began at 9 a.m. and went on to 3 p.m. The event and its activities were sponsored by Moreau Valley Quail Forever, appropriate for an organization which has a motto of “No Child Left Indoors®”.

Four dead in head-on collision

A two-car head-on collision on Friday, Oct. 10, in Morgan County resulted in the death four adults and serious injuries to two children.A two-car head-on collision on Friday, Oct. 10, in Morgan County resulted in the death four adults and serious injuries to two children.

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Alyssa Sanders and Ty Stinson FFA junior officers

Prairie Home students recently selected to be Boonville FFA junior officers were Alyssa Sanders, Reporter and Ty Stinson, Sentinel. The selection process included an application, interview, test and vote by advisers and students. Congratulations to Alyssa and Ty.

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California Elementary School Hosts Muffins for Moms

California Elementary School hosted Muffins for Mom, a special breakfast for an elementary student and their mother, aunt, grandmother or any female role model, Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 7 - 8 a.m.

Cartee trampled by cow

A seven-year-old tomboy who loves to play with animals and always has a quick-witted comeback, Maelyn Cartee is always on the move.

Russellville Carnival slated for Friday night

The Carnival royalty have been announced for Russellville Schools. The annual school carnival, a fundraiser for many school clubs, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Coronation will be held at 8 p.m.

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CHS Royalty crowned Friday night

The 2014 California High School Homecoming royalty were crowned in advance of the Pintos win Friday, Oct. 3, over the Blair Oaks Falcons.

Military background aids in overcoming serious injury

While it only takes an instant for a person’s life to be changed forever, it takes constant work plus will and determination to overcome some things. The will and determination were already part of his life due to his military service.

Overcoming a major health issue - diabetes

When Rick Edwards was seven years old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The local doctors didn’t know much about diabetes, what caused it, or how to deal with it. It was apparently a rough go for awhile. Until his family doctor recommended he see Dr. Charles R. Read, an endocrinologist at University of Iowa.

Its 96 years since the 1918 Spanish flu struck the area

It was 96 years ago that the Spanish Flu struck the United States.

Sen. Blunt’s to have Mobile Office in Moniteau County

On Wednesday, Oct. 15, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Moniteau County Courthouse.

Crime Watch will meet Oct. 13

The Moniteau County Crime Watch Association will hold its October meeting in Tipton, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Tipton Fire Dept. Bldg, located at the corner of Moreau and Walnut.

California FFA barbecue draws large crowd

The California High School FFA Chapter marked another successful event with its annual FFA Barbecue Sunday, Oct. 5. Students and faculty worked hard to prepare for an expected crowd of diners and were not disappointed with the turnout. Early estimates were of more than 2,000 meals served.