California Democrat Local News


Work to begin on Highway 87 south

Highway 87 will soon see some much needed shoulder widening and resurfacing. The almost 20-mile stretch of highway under construction is from Highway 50 at California south to Business 54 at Eldon.

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Retirement gives owner time for remodeling old home

After retirement from his career as a pipe fitter, Art Burger took on the task of upgrading and remodeling the home he grew up in. At sometime through the years, he developed an interest in flowers and flower gardens. As a result, he also began working on the task of landscaping the property.

No-wake order at Lake of the Ozarks is lifted, Gov. Nixon announces

Gov. Jay Nixon announced July 4 that the no-wake policy at the Lake of the Ozarks instituted Thursday has been lifted, effective immediately.

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State curbs boat speeds on high waters at Lake of the Ozarks

Temporary ban will stay in place as long as lake levels are way up

Lake of the Ozarks visitors also shouldn’t count on water skiing, or ride jet skis or do anything else that causes a wake — because the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Water Division has ordered a Lake-wide No Wake zone, thanks to the high water levels.

Flash flood warnings issued for several counties

Flash Flood Warnings have been issued for several central Missouri counties for the overnight hours.

Budget on school board agenda

The budget for the 2016-17 school year was a primary area of discussion Tuesday, June 23, at the monthly meeting of the California R-I School Board.

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Family Feud for the library held Saturday

The Friends of Moniteau County Library raised $2,626 at its Family Feud and ice cream sundae fundraiser Saturday at the United Church of Christ friendship hall.

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Singing sisters reveal decades of experience

Fans of the old Lee Mace’s Ozark Opry may have seen or heard the local library director and her sister decades ago.

Ämick completes book on local military history

The personal stories of Cole County soldiers are pieced together with historic context in the latest book by local military historian Jeremy Ämick.

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest

Winner of this event will receive a $500 scholarship and paid expenses while competing in the Missouri State Fair Queen Contest.

Tipton School Board receives summer school update

There have been 160 to 170 students in average daily attendance at the Tipton R-VI summer school program. The information was presented to the board at the June 15 meeting held at the Board of Education Office.

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CMS students visit Washington

California Middle School students returned from a whirlwind Washington, D.C., tour taken June 20 - 23 arranged by Counselor Marcia Bibb.

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Moniteau County Courthouse Square

The Moniteau County Courthouse Square is uniquely intact, reflecting its pioneer town commercial center.

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Missionary visits St. Paul’s Lutheran

Members and visitors at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church heard from missionaries, the Rev. Eric and Johanna Stinnett, on Wednesday, June 24.

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Hartzler listening post held

Austin Kramer, staff member of Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, stopped by California