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New knees bring new lease on life for ‘farm girl’

“I’m just thrilled to death with my new knees,” said Sherry Cox, talking about getting her second knee replacement in August of 2014.

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Winner selected for America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Chris Schoenthal, representing Schoenthal Farms, Jamestown, was selected as a winner in America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program enrolls farmers for a chance to win $2,500, which is then donated to the farmer’s nonprofit of choice. The Jamestown Area Community Center was selected to receive the donation.

Girl’s doll fashion luncheon April 19

A Girl’s Fashion Luncheon will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at Oak Street Fabrics and More, 401 South Oak Street, California.

2015 annual citywide cleanup schedule

The City of California residential clean-up week will be April 13-17. City crews will begin picking up trash curbside at 6 a.m. It will be helpful for collection to have items in boxes or trash bags.

Audit chastises MoDOT

Agency accused of misspending millions meant for road work

State Transportation officials disagree strongly with a state auditor's report that MoDOT may have violated the state Constitution in some of its spending.

Commission names Broeker MoDOT's interim director

Roberta Broeker, the state Transportation Department’s chief financial officer for the last 10 years, will be MoDOT’s interim director when Dave Nichols retires as director on May 1.

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Stations of the Cross are holy reminders

Many Catholics may spend extra time in their parishes this Holy Week, praying through the Stations of the Cross.

Local American Family Insurance Agent Sam Brant earns top honor for customer service

Sam Brant an American Family Insurance agent in California has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.

Democrat club hosts area candidates

The Moniteau County Democrat Club held its monthly meeting at the Nic Nac Café Thursday March 26.

Jamestown voters asked to approve levy

Voters in the Jamestown School District Tuesday, April 7, will be asked to approve a levy which would improve the school facilities.

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Inspired Designs hosts grand opening

New place to get a great beverage in California!

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CHS band receives gift from Burger Foundation

Through the generosity of the E.M. Burger Foundation, a tuba, baritone saxophone, marimba and two marching quint toms have been purchased for the California High School Band.

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St. Martin students give back to the community

When more than 200 students, faculty and staff from St. Martins Elementary School leave their classrooms to line the roadway in silent prayer, it has made a significant impact on the grieving families leaving funeral services.

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Johnson becomes Eagle Scout

Nathan Johnson, son of Barbara Riggs and Jay Johnson, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony at the Main Street Baptist Church.

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California fifth grade presents ‘Harmony High Lab Rat Rock’

The California fifth grade musical “Harmony High” was presented Thursday, March 26, at the CHS auditorium, directed by Stacy Friedrich.