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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.

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Future leaders: Training new Army officers through Lincoln’s ROTC program

For nearly three years, Lt. Col. Donald “Ray” Ferguson has served as professor of military science for the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at Lincoln University, molding young students into potential officers for the U.S. Army.

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Middle-schoolers entertain in ‘The Lion King Jr.’

Saturday evening, March 18, and Sunday afternoon, March, 19, were the times family and friends were able to enjoy the California Middle School Vocal Music Department’s performance Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.”

Democrat Club to meet March 31

The Moniteau Democrat Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the Nic Nac Cafe in California.

Trailer strikes house, causing damage

The American Red Cross is helping a family after an unusual incident caused damage to their home in the 200 block of East Madison St., California.

Theft-prevention methods suggested for agricultural equipment

The Rural Crime Unit of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Moniteau County sheriff’s office addressed the theft of agricultural equipment and other rural crime March 3 at the California Adult Agriculture Education meeting.

Chamber discusses library tax, Ham & Turkey Festival

During the California Area Chamber of Commerce's March meeting, Connie Walker of the Moniteau County Library explained the need for a 2-cent levy increase in library tax that will appear on the April ballot for the city of California.

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Change at California JCMG Family Clinic

Bohn leaves clinic after 23 years in Moniteau County health care

A large number of people visited the California JCMG Family Clinic at the open house held for Dr. Sara Bohn earlier this month.

Long-term care administrator honored

Moniteau Care Center is honoring Tonya Weaver during Long Term Care Administrators Week, March 13-19.