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CPI Board discusses Fall Open House for Sept. 4 -5

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5 are the days set for a Fall Open House and Great Pumpkin Hunt in Old Town California (formerly California Historic District). The event will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The big event was discussed Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Board of Directors meeting of California Progress, Inc. (CPI). Old Town California is under the umbrella of CPI.

City Council sets tax levy rate at special meeting

The City of California Board of Aldermen approved the tax levy rate during a special council meeting Monday, Aug. 24, following a Public Hearing on the matter.

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Salem UCC ice cream social held in new building

The crowd at the annual ice cream social of the Salem UCC Saturday, Aug. 22, enjoyed the meal and socializing. The congregation dates back to 1848 when it started in the German Salem settlement, but worship services are held in the “new” church, built in 1858.

Druzenko last person to plead guilty in marriage frauds case

Druzenko will be sentenced later this year, along with three others who pleaded guilty this month.

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Jamestown C-I returns to school

Approximately 230 students in kindergarten through 12th grade arrived at Jamestown bright and early Monday, Aug. 17. Superintendent Ellen Ash and Principal Matt McDannold were on hand welcoming all the students back to school.

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Finke Theatre to open 2015/16 season Sept. 12

”The neatest little opera house in Central Missouri”

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Finke Opera House/Ritz Theatre

Address: 312 N. High St. Listed on the National Register: 2004 Architectural style: Late Victorian, eclectic Date of significance: 1885-1953 Built: 1885 Size: about 12,000-feet-square Architect: Jerome Legg, O.W. Steigmeyer

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Pursuit of peril

Westphalia veteran served in five campaigns, gassed during World War I

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Eulinger retires from Chamber board

Executive Secretary Diane Eulinger became a very appreciated part of the California Area Chamber of Commerce very quickly four and a half years ago when she began her duties.

Pinto Pride to perform at Florida Citrus Bowl and Outback Bowl parades

If you would like to make a donation to help sponsor a student please send (or drop off) the donation to California Schools, c/o Band Trip Donation, 211 South Owen Street Suite B, California, MO 65108.

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Freshmen welcomed by other students at registration

New to freshmen registration this year were the student-led tours.

MRED to develop list of available business locations

Developing a Moniteau County inventory of properties and buildings available, or “ready to become available” for new, relocating or expanding businesses was discussed at the Aug. 12 meeting of the MRED (Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council).

Mid-Mo Ambulance to hold tax levy rate hearing

A Public Hearing to set the 2015 tax levy rate has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 6-7 p.m., at the Tipton district office The hearing will be followed by a special board meeting to officially set the rate. The hearing was set at the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Tax levy hearing precedes Tipton R-VI board meeting

A public hearing for the tax levy for 2015-16 was held before the regular Tipton R-VI School Board meeting. The proposed rate was approved by the board in the latter portions of the meeting.

Investigation continues after suspect elude manhunt

Following a day-long manhunt in the Tipton area, the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department announced that the subjects of the search are believed to have left the area.