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MRED to start inventory of available properties

An inventory of Moniteau County properties and buildings available, or “ready to become available” for new, relocating or expanding businesses is soon to begin according to information by MRED (Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council).

9/11 - more than just a slogan

It is a mere 14 years since the nation was horrified and mesmerized by the televised aftermath of the death and destruction caused by suicidal radical Islamic hijackers seeking to bring the United States down.

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Two seriously injured on Highway 50

Accident on Tuesday afternoon calls for the Staff for Life

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High Point celebrates community, start of school year in Labor Day event

The parade was only one of several activities the small community packs into this holiday weekend each year.

Lupus Garrett to exhibit Portraits of Family and War

Lupus lives and works on the Moniteau County farm his family settled 183 years ago.

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Cole Spring Baptist Church celebrates 180th anniversary

Reminiscent of that role, the church will celebrate its exceptional anniversary with revival services featuring a different former or local pastor each night at 7 p.m. Sunday through Sept. 18. Then, Sept. 19 will begin with Sundaes on Saturday 2-5 p.m. with ice cream, Calvary Road trio sharing music, a car show, bounce house and games.

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Friday morning shooting in California

A call early Tuesday, Sept. 8, to the California Police Department resulted in no new information regarding an officer-involved shooting incident on Friday, Sept. 4, in California.

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Jamestown Labor Day is five-day event

The Labor Day event at Jamestown began with softball on Thursday, Sept. 3, and ended with kid’s games on Monday, Sept. 7. The weekend, which signals the beginning of the end of summer, drew a large crowd for the many events.

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Patrol investigating officer-involved shooting

CALIFORNIA — Police say a man who emerged from his home early Friday morning with an assault weapon was shot twice by police officers who were trying to take the man into custody. The man is being treated in a Columbia hospital under guard.

Jamestown and High Point celebrate Labor Day weekend

Moniteau County will celebrate the Labor Day weekend with events in the cities of Jamestown and High Point signaling the beginning of the end of summer.

Jr. Livestock Auction supported for 40 years

The Moniteau County Fair Junior Livestock Auction has been well-supported for many years. This support includes both participant youth and the individuals who have supported the program over many decades.

Mid-Mo Ambulance continues zero tax levy rate

In a special session Wednesday, Aug. 26, following a public hearing, the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors set the 2015 Tax Levy Rate at zero.

Troop F patrolman dies in line of duty

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper died in the line of duty Friday morning in Audrain County.

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Aug. 20 was first day of school for California R-I

The 2015-16 school year has begun for California R-I students, with the first day on Thursday, Aug. 20. The school facilities are much the same, but the school improvements continued over the last year, due in part to the bond issue passed by the voters in April of 2014.

Public hearing held before approval of CHS tax levy rate

A Public Hearing for setting the CHS tax levy rate drew no comments. The hearing was held before the regular California R-I School Board meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19.