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3 vying for California school board seats

Three people are vying for seats on the California Board of Education. Voters will each choose two candidates on the April 5 ballot.

2 candidates running for Ward II council seat

Two people are vying for city council in California's Ward 2. Voters will choose one to fill the seat on the April 5 ballot.

2-cent library levy increase up for vote on Tuesday ballot

Evenings and Saturday at the Moniteau County Library at Wood Place are an important time for many local adults to apply for jobs, advance their knowledge and training or take care of other Internet-required responsibilities.

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Women in Agriculture Conference hosts ‘farm to table’ workshops

“Farm to Table” was the theme of the 12th annual Mid-Mo Women in Agriculture Conference, which drew about 230 people to the California High School facility March 24.

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Open house at Moniteau County Library held recently

Patrons tour services of Library @ Wood Place

An open house was held at Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place for patrons to check out the recent upgrades and additions.

Unclaimed property at heart of scam warning

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is warning residents of an unclaimed property scam using a letter purporting to be from the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) and instructing the recipient to pay a fee to receive unclaimed property.

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Closure of westbound Missouri River Bridge at Jefferson City to start April 15

Closing the westbound U.S. 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson City and switching westbound traffic to the eastbound bridge will begin the evening of April 15

City use tax on local ballot

The cities of California and Tipton are joining a number of other municipalities in again placing the use tax on the April 4 ballot.

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Thousands of Missourians may lose food stamps

Clock ticking for reforms to kick in next month

Nearly 30,000 Missourians could lose their food stamps this April as a result of federal and state welfare reform legislation — passed nine years apart.

CHS Academic Awards Assembly April 20

An academic awards assembly for California High School grades 9-12 will begin at 8:30 a.m. April 20 in the performing arts center.

Moniteau County endorses Sanders, Cruz in primary

40.3 percent voter turnout

Missouri’s March 15 Presidential Preference Primary drew 3,728 of Moniteau County’s 9,242 registered voters to the polls — 40.3 percent of all registered voters in the county.

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California school board discusses baseball field concession stand

The California R-I School Board plan to locate the new concession stand/restroom building on level ground north of the dugout and south of the concrete parking lot.

County office filing ends March 29

Filing for the Aug. 2 primary election for Moniteau County offices ends March 29.

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Small acts of kindness yield sweet results in California classroom

According to California Elementary fourth-grade teacher Kelli Williams, a small act of kindness triggered a “pay-it forward” effect in Williams’ classroom week.

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Jamestown School gets safety equipment

Recess is a little more creative this spring for Jamestown Elementary School students who are playing elsewhere from their normal playground equipment.