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Father’s Day wants are simple for Spieler

There are very few big plans for Father’s Day for Richard “Dick” Spieler. But this is nothing really new.

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City repairs failed power line

Power was out in parts of the City of California Wednesday evening , June 10, for nearly an hour.

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Father’s Day is family day for the Burgers

Philip Burger is an on-the-go father. Whether it’s competitive motor biking, pistol shooting, skiing, leading in Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, or taking his family on two-week trips in the recreation vehicle, Burger likes to be outdoors and active.

Mid-Missouri Mission Team moving to California

CALIFORNIA — Part of the Mid-Missouri Mission Team, high school and college-age missionaries will come to the California area to help the elderly and disabled in house keeping, yard work and just about anything else they couldn’t do for themselves.

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2015 Relay For Life is a success

CALIFORNIA – Battling the weather, the 15th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Moniteau County was still considered a success Friday night at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds.

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A tribute to all service members

Each patriotic holiday, more than 100 California business or church locations are donned with an American flag for the day.

CMU announces athletic honors

Central Methodist University has announced the athletic honors and awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. Local student-athletes honored

Hunter education to be held at California Shooters Club

A Hunter Education Skills session will be held on June 27, at the California Shooters Club

Moniteau County has almost perfect bus safety record

Moniteau County fell one bus short of having a perfect school bus safety inspection report this spring for all six public school districts based in the county.

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Sunday Thunder continues at Double-X Speedway

Night three of Sunday Night Thunder is in the books with four classes of cars and drivers competing at Double-X Speedway in California.

Parade and fireworks mark California’s July 4th

Independence Day of 2015 will be celebrated in California Saturday, July 4, with a parade in the morning and fireworks starting at dusk.

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Nice weather brings people out to California Fire Department barbecue

The nice weather and good food made the annual fundraiser barbecue of the California Fire Department a pleasant experience Saturday, June 6. The volunteer firefighters were on hand to participate, cooking and serving food at the event.

California City Council discusses business licenses during special meeting

A special meeting of the City of California Board of Aldermen was held Monday, June 8. Although several topics were discussed, most of the discussion consisted of a review of the business license ordinance, with the “Welcome to California” sign discussion taking up most of the remainder of the lengthy meeting.

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California’s Annunciation Catholic Picnic draws crowd

The beautiful sunny day on Sunday, June 7, was just about perfect for the annual Annunciation Catholic Church Picnic. The great weather, as well as fun, games and, of course, food, brought young, old, residents, non-residents, church members and non-members together for the big fundraiser held on church property and a portion of Mill Street near the church in California.

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Phillips Field fly-in draws crowd

The good weather undoubtedly contributed to a good turnout at the annual fly-in event at Phillips Field a couple of miles northeast of California, although the recent frequency of rain and thunderstorms caused doubt that the event could take place as scheduled.