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Staged collision starts Safe Driving Day at high school

Students arriving for school Wednesday, April 22, were greeted with what appeared to be a major collision in the parking lot of the school. In reality the crash was staged to illustrate Safe Driving Day.

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Student Conservation Safety Day held at Moniteau County Fairgrounds

Fifth and sixth grade students and teachers in Moniteau County attended the Moniteau County Soil and Water Conservation District and Progressive Agriculture Annual Student Conservation Safety Day. On Tuesday, April 21, 179 students and teachers from California R-I, Clarksburg C-2, Jamestown C-I and Tipton R-VI attended the event at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds in California.

Second Annual Cinco de Mayo planned for California

The second annual Cinco de Mayo is planned for downtown California, Saturday, May 2.

Community meeting for health needs slated for May 6

A community meeting for the California area is planned for Wednesday, May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the City Hall public meeting room. Area residents are invited to attend this discussion session. If you wish to participate, please call Andrea Kincaid at 573-796-3412 to reserve your spot.

Residential Care Facility awarded excellence award

Bristol Manor of California, a local residential care facility and member of the Missouri Assisted Living Association, was awarded the Certificate of Excellence certifying that the facility was “Deficiency Free” in 2014, by Missouri Assisted Living Association.

Russellville school board elects officers

The Russellville schools board of education elected new officers at its April meeting.

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Area students attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

The Capitol was bustling with activity as 441 high school students and their chaperons took part in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day, April 9. This is the 21st year for the event, sponsored by the organization’s Promotion and Education Program.

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Family Fun Night hosted by New Beginnings

Tuesday, April 21, New Beginnings Church hosted a Family Fun Night for the families of Parents as Teachers and CMCA Moniteau County Head Start at California Elementary School. The evening included free hot dogs, chips and games for the family.

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Fourth quarter Pinto Strong Awards announced

High school announces fourth quarter Pinto Awards

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California R-1 Employee Appreciation reception held

Moniteau County R-1 recently held its Employee Appreciation Luncheon at the California High School Commons. A luncheon was served to honor faculty, staff and board members. Dwight Sanders, Superintendent of Schools, recognized the 2014-2015 school board members.

Double-X Speedway opens Sunday

The 26th annual season of “Sunday Night Thunder” rolls off Sunday, May 3, in California.

Auditor names 2 top staff members

New Auditor Nicole Galloway announced the appointment of two stop staffers to her new administration.

Has Welch served enough time

Has Larry Gene Welch served enough time in prison that he should be released before the end of his original sentences?

Pool closed Saturday April 25

The decision was made to close the California municipal swimming pool for the day on Saturday, April 25, by the City of California Board of Aldermen.

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California School Board accepts election results

On Wednesday, April 15, as required by statute, the California R-I School Board accepted the results of the recent election, dissolved the board, swore in the two winners, and reorganized. The board meeting was held at the high school library media room.