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CHS Drama Club presents ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’

The 2015 play production “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by the California High School Drama Club, directed by California’s Ann Maxson, turned out to be a rousing success. In performance of the three act play, the actors, crew and director met, and exceeded, the expectations of the audience. Even the Set Crew, made up of the CHS Theatre Arts Students, rose to the task of actually preparing a set which appeared to be a large living room of a substantial house in which all three acts took place.

CPI works to continue community revitalization

The California Progress, Inc. (CPI) Board of Directors discussed the continuance of revitalization of the community through the activities the organization has been engaged in since its beginning about 1989 and continues to this day, aided by activities through the California Historic District (CHD). The meeting was at the Moniteau County Library at Wood Place, second floor, on Thursday, April 16.

Tipton school holds monthly meeting

Tipton R-VI Superintendent Scott Jarvis spoke of being pleased with the passage of the $1.8 million school bond issue at the Monday, April 13, meeting in the board room. He thanked the bond advisory committee members and the board members for all of their help and the voters for giving the bond issue a 77 percent yes vote. The funds are for school improvements and repairs. A special meeting is planned for April 27 to make decisions related to “Proposition K.I.D.S.” Larry Hart plans to be at the meeting.

Canine Influenza spreads in Midwest, not yet reported in Missouri

An outbreak of canine influenza virus (CIV) has spread to the Midwest, with reports of more than 1,300 affected dogs in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin. At least six canine deaths have been reported. The respiratory illness was first reported in the Chicago-area. So far, no cases have been reported in Missouri, but it is likely only a matter of time.

American Flamenco virtuoso Ronald Radford to perform at Finke Theatre

Coming to the Finke April 25, at 7 p.m., is the brilliant American Flamenco virtuoso Ronald Radford.

Chamber of Commerce involved in activities and projects

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting was held Thursday at the California City Hall meeting room.

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Mid-Mo Ambulance board members sworn

Cody Worthley, District 5, and Becky Holloway, District 2, were sworn in by Notary Tasha Knapheide as returning members of the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors. They will each serve three-year terms. The swearing in was done during the regular meeting, Wednesday, April 8, at the Tipton district office. Following old business, officers were elected by the board. The results are: Earl Reuter - president; Cody Worthley - vice president; Becky Holloway - treasurer. Brenda West was appointed secretary.

MRED board discusses reorganization

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) board of directors met Wednesday, April 8, at Willow Fork Restaurant, Tipton.

Moniteau County voter turnout low Tuesday

Voter turnout for the municipal election in Moniteau County Tuesday, April 7, was low, less than 19 percent, with 1,577 of the 8,322 voters people showing up at the voting booths.

CPI receives reports from CHD committees

The California Progress, Inc. (CPI) Board of Directors was presented with reports from representatives of the four committees of the California Historic District (CHD).

Community Action team plans meeting

Tuesday, April 21, is the date set for the second Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) Moniteau County Community team meeting. The time is 6 p.m. for the dinner, with the meeting to begin at 6:30. The location is the California City Hall.

County Crime Watch meeting

The Moniteau County Crime Watch had the opportunity to hear from Darren Lilleman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Division of Drug and Crimes Investigative Unit at its April 6 meeting, held at High Street Grill, California. Lilleman is one of 10 investigators across the state.

MDA releases poultry quarantine in Jasper and Moniteau Counties

Test results show no further spread of avian influenza.

Moniteau County voter turnout low Tuesday

Voter turnout for the municipal election in Moniteau County Tuesday, April 7, was low, less than 19 percent, with 1,577 of the 8,322 voters people showing up at the voting booths.

Friends of the Library to host fundraisers

We are looking for families to put together a five member team. If you are interested in participating, call Connie at the library at 573-796-2642 for more information. Questions asked during the games will be from surveys taken from library patrons.