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Prairie Home R-V Board meeting held July 16

The Prairie Home R-V Board of Education met Wednesday, July 16, for regular session. Old business items discussed included the plan to pour the foundation for a bus barn with help from the community, which means finding a time when everyone can be brought together to do it. Also discussed was the new driveway entrances.

The California Farmers market is halfway through the first season

California’s market began April 25 as a part of the California Historic District’s revitalization program.

Public camping opens this Thursday Nixle Service being offered to fairgoers

The Missouri State Fair’s public campgrounds will open by 9 a.m. this Thursday. The 60-acre facility is adjacent to the Fairgrounds on Clarendon Road, which makes camping a convenient and affordable way for visitors to enjoy the State Fair for multiple days.

Receive 10 Free White Flowering Dogwood Trees By Joining the Arbor Day Foundation

Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August.

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KMOS –TV recognizes Young Writers

Second grade winners were Jack Crawford, California, first place, “The Wind-up Robot”

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Three vie for Miss Moniteau County Tuesday

Three young ladies will vie for the Miss Moniteau County at the fair Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. The contestants are Libby Martin, Kelsey Bias and Emma Huhmann.

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Stokes Softball Tournament well attended

Friday and Saturday was the third annual Kate Stokes Softball Tournament with 10 teams participating.

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It’s 148 years of the Moniteau County Fair

The Moniteau County Fair began just after the end of the American Civil War and this year will have continued 148 years. During that time, the fair has changed, both physically, with expansion of the land, and activities. Old facilities have been upgraded, replaced, enlarged and new facilities have been added, such as a second small arena, livestock barns and Centennial Hall.

Tuesday is Primary Election day

The Primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 5, will decide between hopeful party candidates for the national scene, a few state-wide offices, one county office and several proposed constitutional amendments.

Amendment 1 ‘Right to Farm’ discussed by Missouri AG PAC

State Rep. Caleb Jones, 50th District, served as moderator at a special Missouri AG PAC meeting Monday, July 21, at Centennial Hall, Moniteau County Fairgrounds.

Proposed constitutional amendments discussed at county Democratic meeting

The Moniteau County Democratic Club met Thursday, July 24, at the Lions Club Pavilion at Proctor Park in California. About 25 people were present for the meeting and ice cream.

Secretary of State candidate Krause visits California

District 8 State Sen. Will Krause, who announced his candidacy for Missouri Secretary of State for the 2016 election, chose to make his first campaign speech for the position in California.

Security methods discussed at county Crime Watch meeting

A presentation regarding security methods for making property and home more secure was given at the Moniteau County Crime Watch meeting Tuesday in California.

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Early Literacy Activity Center open at Wood Place

An open house and ribbon cutting was held Wednesday, July 16, to mark the opening of a new Early Literacy Activity Center to serve young children.

California School Board approves use of some budgeted contingency funds

At its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, July 16, at the CHS library media room, the California R-I School Board discussed the ongoing upgrades and improvements being done as a result of passage of the bond issue in April. The board approved releasing additional funds for the athletic field work and the upgrades and improvements which are ongoing at all three campuses.