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Healea to be arraigned Dec. 2

Healea charged with four counts of felony second degree assault.

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Mid-Mo Ambulance assists in St. Mary's move

The Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors was informed at the Wednesday, Nov. 12, meeting that three ambulances and crews are to assist with the move of St. Mary’s Health Center patients from the old to the new medical facility in Jefferson City Sunday, Nov. 16.

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Maj. Scott Davis speaks at California Veterans Day school assembly

The combined California High School and Middle School students held a special assembly at the high school gym on Veterans Day Assembly Tuesday, Nov. 11.

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Local Korean War veteran takes Honor Flight

Ralph Sanders, a veteran of the Korean War, sometimes called the Korean Conflict, took the 31st Central Missouri Honor Flight, which left Columbia about 2 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10.

Moniteau County 911 Board elects officers

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors appointed members and elected officers at the regular meeting on Nov. 13, held at the 911 center.

MRED Board meets in California

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) board of directors met Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Burgher Haus restaurant in California.

CHS remains ‘Pinto Strong’ with win in Celebrate My Drive campaign

Once again California High School students have lived up to the motto “Pinto Strong” by chalking up a big win of $25,000 in the Celebrate My Drive campaign.

MCMC gets grant from MFA Oil Foundation

The MFA Oil Foundation awarded a $1,900 grant to the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. (MCMC) to be applied towards the cost of purchasing a dolly/cart, eyewash station, fire extinguishers and a scale. The check was presented Thursday, Nov. 13, at the MFA Oil and Propane office at 1105 W. Buchanan St., California.

Tipton school board discusses technology

The Tipton R-VI School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 10. Superintendent Scott Jarvis informed the board that the December meeting would be Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Historical Society awards Spirit of Manitou

Irma Plaster was awarded the Spirit of the Manitou for faithful and dedicated service to the Moniteau County Historical Society at its annual dinner Nov. 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Veterans Day display at High Point School

The Veterans Day Breakfast at High Point School this year had an additional feature. A special display in honor of veterans from America’s war involvement since World War I.

Veterans honored by the Silver Star Banner

Robust, standing ovations showed the appreciation of more than 150 soldiers, civilians and veterans to four other veterans who were recognized by the Silver Star Banner Monday.

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The ultimate sacrifice, never forgotten

Three Gold Star mothers met with Sandy Deraps Thursday at the memorial for her son, Leon. “We all have something in common,” Deraps said.

Gilberts blessed by Pope

Not every bride wears three wedding dresses.

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Local exercise group helps senior citizens stay fit and active

The California Nutrition Center exercise group believes in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for senior citizens. Group coordinator Norma Milligan even joked of another main advantage.