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6-year-old boy hit by vehicle in Moniteau Co.

A 6-year-old boy was hit while trying to cross a road Wednesday morning in Moniteau County.

Phone scam hits California area

The California Police Department took a report of a phone scam on April 8. Residents are urged to use common sense when dealing with anyone by phone.

Final Leon Deraps Memorial walk/run scheduled May 7

The final Leon Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund Walk/Run will take place May 7.

No California farmers market this year

No farmers market will be set up in California in 2016.

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Troop 120 lends hand at state park

Boy Scout Troop 120 traveled to Lake of the Ozarks State Park last Saturday to help the Missouri Department of Natural Resources get the park ready for summertime visitors.

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Kiwanis pancake breakfast held April 9

The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast was April 9 at the California Nutrition Center.

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CHS Drama Club presents ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

The California High School Drama Club is about to perform what many consider one of the funniest plays ever written, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”

Historical Society to meet April 11

The Moniteau County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the Cultural Heritage Center in California.

Annual citywide cleanup starts Monday

The City of California annual residential cleanup will be this coming week from Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15.

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California businesswoman to be featured speaker at Zonta luncheon

Local businesswoman Abby Arauz-Chase will be the keynote speaker for the annual Zonta Club of Jefferson City’s Yellow Rose Luncheon in May.

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Advocating autism awareness

Chris Alfaro, a 22-year-old Jefferson City man with autism, shook the hand of Julie Herigon on Thursday after she delivered a heartfelt speech about her 4-year-old son, Grady, who has autism, concluding an awareness event. With two simple sentences, Alfaro assured the mother she had support as Grady grows up.

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Moniteau County library 2-cent levy hike passes

A 2-cent levy increase for the Moniteau County Library District Subdistrict 1 passed 446-103, a margin of 81.24 percent.

Local candidates file for August primary

The deadline for filing for county offices in the upcoming Moniteau County primary election was 5 p.m. March 29.

Candidates filed for state offices go to Aug. 2 primary

Candidates running for the five statewide offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer and attorney general; one U.S. Senate seat; all eight of Missouri’s U.S. House of Representatives seats; 17 odd-numbered state Senate districts; 163 state House of Representatives seats; and various circuit judges were required to file with the Secretary of State’s Office by today.

City Council discusses water tower demolition, Latham Road parking

The City of California Board of Aldermen addressed a number of issues during its regular meeting April 4. Several discussions became intense before they were either resolved or tabled for future discussion.