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Harlem Hellfighter

Local veteran fought with distinguished black regiment in WWI

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California City Police serve the city

The California Police Department is dedicated to serving the citizens of the city. Through community policing initiatives, officers seek to maintain an open relationship between the department and those they serve. A variety of programs are offered to further advance those initiatives.

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Community aided in emergencies by 911 dispatchers

In the present day, it is almost automatic for a person to call 911 when there is an emergency or something out of the ordinary. The caller expects to speak to one of the emergency dispatchers and have help on the way almost immediately. Usually it is. It wasn’t always this way, though. The Moniteau County Emergency Dispatch office has only been in operation for 18 years.

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From one fire engine to 16 in 61 years, California Rural Fire has come a long way

California Rural has come a long way making its progress from a shared facility, with one truck, to a fire protection district with five facilities and 16 trucks. From then to now, California Rural Fire Protection District (CRFPD) has come a long way. And its only been 61 years.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life!’ A Live Radio Play coming to the Finke

Saturday, Nov. 14, the Finke Players will present an old fashioned radio play

Historical Society Annual dinner slated for Monday

Dr. Mary Collins Barile to speak at dinner

Hartzler staffer holds listening post

Austin Kramer, staff member for Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler’s office, held a Listening Post in California Monday, Oct. 26, at the California City Hall.

Veterans Day to be observed in the area

Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on Wednesday this year. Area schools are planning events in honor of the day. Government offices, the post office, the banks and other businesses will be closed for the occasion.

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Local Youth crowned 2015 Missouri State Women’s Champion

Stacey Kenyon, 17, High Point, was crowned the 2015 Missouri Rodeo Cowboys Association Women’s Breakaway Roping Champion in her second year of competition.

2015 Tax bills for Moniteau County to be mailed

The 2015 Moniteau County taxes will be mailed out Friday, Oct. 30. The real estate tax will be collected for 2015 amounts to $6,532,018.42 and the personal tax will be $2,362,941.09. Railroad and Utility tax is $1,657,571.53. As of March 1, 2015, the back tax books showed $855,667.25 still on the books. Over 65 percent of these have been collected. This amount includes real estate and personal for three back years.

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Is cursive writing a dead art or a relevant tool?

Some schools have replaced handwriting minutes in the early elementary years with computer access.

Missouri State Fair announces attendance

More than 352,000 enjoy annual tradition in 2015

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Farm experience

Russellville veteran discusses Cold War era service experimental program

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‘Waters of the U.S.’ discussed at Moniteau County Farm Bureau annual meeting

Moniteau County Farm Bureau members gathered Tuesday, Oct. 20, for the annual dinner meeting held at the California United Church of Christ fellowship hall. This is the 100th anniversary of the Farm Bureau.

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday Nov. 1

It’s that time of year again when Daylight Saving Time comes to an end. This year the change is Sunday, Nov. 1, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Oct. 31. The time officially changes at 2 a.m. Nov. 1.