California Democrat Local News


Co-Mo Connect pushes area to top of speed charts

There’s a new name on top of the leaderboard of areas with the fastest Internet service in the state of Missouri.

MCMC hosts steak dinner to aid Project Share and food pantry

The Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. will be hosting its third Annual Steak Dinner fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Democrat Club to meet Thursday

The Moniteau County Democratic Club will meet at the Nic Nac Café Thursday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.

Smartypants Trivia Night to be held

Trivia Night, Satuday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.

Future technology needs discussed at California School Board meeting

Jon Lindquist representing the High School Technology Committee, presented information about future technology needs to the California R-I School Board at its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15.

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California School Board approves new Riley Field sound system

The purchase of a new sound system for Riley Field was approved by the California R-I School Board at its regular meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15. There were three bids, two of which included Community speakers, which Superintendent Dwight Sanders said is considered the standard for outdoor speakers.

Masonic Lodge holds fundraiser

California Masonic Lodge 183 AF and AM held a ham and bean dinner fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 18. Tickets were also sold for a drawing for a rifle. It was held in the basement of the Masonic Hall, with the food prepared in the lodge kitchen. Funds raised go to the building rehabilitation fund.

Crime Watch discusses avoiding panic as problems arise

The Moniteau County Crime Watch Association discussed dealing with arising problems without panic. The discussion was held at the organization’s quarterly meeting Monday, Oct. 13, at the Tipton Fire Department building.

Only a few more days to pledge for school

Supporters of California High School have only a few more days to help the school win by pledging to “drive safe.”

Tipton school board approves final curriculum

The Tipton R-VI School Board approved unanimously the final curriculum for the high school and junior high school at the regular monthly meeting, Monday, Oct. 13.

CPI dinner meeting to commemorate 25th anniversary

California Progress, Inc. (CPI) is 25 years old. At the noon, Thursday, Oct. 16, meeting at the library, the CPI Board of Directors approved invitations to past board members to commemorate the silver anniversary at the annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The board approved the dinner to be held at the Community Event Center / High Street Grill on the west side of the Moniteau County Courthouse block.

Firefighters and Mid-Mo Ambulance visit school

California Volunteer Firefighters brought the newest city firetruck to the elementary school for Fire Prevention Week on Thursday, Oct. 16. In addition, a Mid-Mo ambulance crewed by Debbie Rugen and Brandon Hicks visited the school and invited the preschool class, taught by Jodeen Maness, to check out the emergency vehicle.

False Ebola report investigated in Cole County

A report of someone having Ebola in Cole County turned out to be false and authorities and health officials believe they handled the situation well.

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Pintos pledge to drive safely

Driving too fast on gravel roads or turning one’s head during a conversation are dangerous choices behind the wheel.

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Paul Cary provides fire truck during prevention week

Bunco was held at Latham School Monday, Oct. 6 with seven ladies attending.