California Democrat Local News


911 personnel to attend conference in Columbia

There were five 911 personnel approved to attend the Missouri Communications Conference on Sept. 14-16 in Columbia.

Light July agenda for school board meeting

Approval of the June payroll, the bills for July and the minutes of the previous meeting topped the agenda for the July 15 meeting of the California R-I School Board meeting.

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California Police Department at full-staff

The swearing in of two new full-time police officers brings the City of California Police Department to eight officers, the number approved by the California Board of Aldermen.

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Annual Ice Cream Social held by Historical Society

The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 18. Sandwiches, chips, homemade desserts along with ice cream and drinks were served at the fundraiser. The funds raised go towards operating costs of the Cultural Heritage Center and Genealogy Library.

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California Restaurant Y Pupuseria opens

Friday, July 17, was the official opening day for California Restaurant Y Pupuseria, located at 401 West Buchanan Street.

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Cattle have it easier this year

The pastures are green, which is not always the case in mid-July. Also, the ponds are full. It’s a little unusual to have both of these. These facts bode well for the area cattlemen.

To avoid snakebite, look before you step

An unfortunate encounter with a venomous snake - a copperhead - occurred near Latham only a few days ago. The result was a bite in which only one fang actually made it through blue jeans and a sock. The victim, Bill Vogel, was feeding a couple of pet cats. He had been on a path to a small shed, stepping back and forth several times without incident.

Mid-Mo Ambulance to get new digital communications system

A new UHF digital communication system being put in was discussed by Mid-Mo Ambulance Administrator Lee Kempf with the Board of Directors, at the Wednesday, July 8, meeting, held at the Tipton district office. The new communication system, when fully installed and activated, will permit sending and receiving of data on the radios.

MRED strives for county Work-Ready status

The program to bring Moniteau County to the status of an ACT Certified WorkReady community began Jan. 1, 2012, and expired June 30. Officially, the county had not attained the goals necessary for certification. The announcement was made that the request for a one-year extension of the program was approved.

Positions open with city of California

The City of California is in the process of searching for people to interview to fill three positions.

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New Communications Manager for Co-Mo Electric

Ryan Cornelius has joined Co-Mo Electric Cooperative as Communications Manager. He relocated to Tipton from Bourbon, where he was with the Crawford Electric Cooperative.

Missouri Department of Conservation invites families to discover nature

Frog gigging, or frogging, is a great way to enjoy Missouri’s fish, forest and wildlife resources while also putting food on the table the whole family can enjoy.

Curtman, Moniteau County Republican picnic guest speaker

The picnic will be held July 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Proctor Park, in the Rohrbach Shelter House.

West water tower begins filling today

Wednesday, July 8, at 8 a.m., the City of California will start filling the west water tower with water. The new tower, which is near the California High School, has a volume of 600,000 gallons.

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New life for century-old house

After having been vacant for several years, a 100-year-old house in California is in the process of being remodeled. When the work is completed, the “new” house will become home to Bobby Roll, Phillips Funeral Home, California, funeral director and managing partner.