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MCMC walk/run fundraiser is June 20

A walk-run event is planned for Saturday, June 20. The event is a fundraiser to support the Phase III completion efforts (Phase III is putting a hard surface, either concrete or asphalt to the loading dock) of the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) on Latham Road.

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Memorial Day Services held Monday

The grave of Ralph Sanders in California City Cemetery was selected to represent those honored for the 2015 Memorial Day Service. In addition to family members, participants included members of the California Veterans of Foreign War Post 4345, California Masonic Lodge 183, VFW Auxiliary 4345 and Prince of Peace Commandry 29 of Knights Templar, Jefferson City. The American Legion and VFW Post 1003, Jefferson City, were also represented.

Mid-Mo Ambulance Board meets new medical director

The new Mid-Mo Ambulance medical director, Dr. Alan Wilson, and his wife were introduced to the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors at the regular monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 13, held at the Tipton district office.

The California School Board discusses random drug testing and facilities use

The California R-I School Board, meeting May 20 at the high school library media room, discussed the possible introduction of random drug testing and the school facilities and community use.

MRED changes direction

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) will be implementing a “committee method” of operation, as decided at a special meeting held on Wednesday, May 13.

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Police department trains day care providers

As a part of its ongoing security and safety training program, the City of California Police Department conducted an “active shooter” training session for area day care providers Wednesday, May 13.

Tipton R-VI School Board approves Cross Country

Information was presented regarding the Tipton R-VI summer school program to the school board at the May 11 meeting held at the Board of Education office.

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Rugby is Abbie Higgins’ game

After years of playing rugby, usually on co-ed teams, Abbie Higgins is now Number 13 (Outside Center position) for the Kansas City Jazz Rugby Club. This is a good time to be a player for the KC Jazz, since they are heading out to San Francisco this weekend to compete in the USA Rugby Semi- and Quarter-Finals On Saturday, May 30, the team takes on the Sacramento Amazons.

Moniteau County Retired Teachers Association

The Moniteau County Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association met at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19 at the meeting room in the California City Hall with 15 present.

Body found in Missouri River

Man's body believed to be the same as officials searched for near Rocheport Monday night.

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A+ gives elementary students extra attention

A mutually-beneficial program, A+ at California High School provides graduates with college costs and gives elementary students extra one-on-one attention.

Phil Lewis recognized by Lt. Governor Peter Kinder

The California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting was held Thursday at the California City Hall meeting room. The board heard the minutes from the previous meeting, the treasurer’s and the secretary’s reports and approved all as presented.

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Collision results in injury

A collision Friday, May 15, just after 3 p.m.

Annual Aurora Alumni Banquet to be held Saturday

The Aurora alumni banquet will be held Saturday, May 23

Puppet show kicks off the summer reading program

Parasol Puppets to be performed at the Moniteau County Library