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Restroom facilities sought for school baseball-softball field

A proposal for new restroom facilities was made to the California R-I School Board at its regular meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Knowing hay quality is important for proper animal health and productivity

A presentation on the importance of hay quality was presented by Gene Schmitz, Thursday, Oct. 22, at the California City Hall meeting room. Schmitz, based in Benton County, is a Livestock Specialist with the University of Missouri Extension.

MRED awarded economic development grant

Mike Kelley, chair person of MRED (Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council) announced at the meeting held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Burgher Haus, that a $30,000 grant has been awarded by the national USDA organization. This announcement was welcomed since the rural development grant through the state was not received, as announced at the September meeting.

Winterize your vehicle for safety and peace of mind

Winter is looming again, and with it the possibility of extreme weather conditions in the area, it is a good idea to have cars and trucks checked out and winterized.

Listen to your car for signs of trouble

With winter drawing near, it is not only time to take care of pre-winter auto maintenance, it is even more important to listen to what your car or truck is saying.

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CMS Peer Helpers receive large food donation from Worthey Bail Bonds

“I can, you can, we can: being drug free comes in cans!”

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Maelyne Cartee returns to school

With brunette curls, a twinkle in her eye and a cheerful attitude, 8-year-old Maelyne Cartee has returned to Russellville Elementary School.

SB40 Board provides services to the developmentally disabled

The taxpayers of Moniteau County are getting a pretty good return on their investment in the SB40 Board.

Annual Moniteau County Historical Society dinner slated for Nov. 9

Please make your reservation for the Annual Moniteau County Historical Society dinner now.

Thomas performs at the Finke

“How did he do that?”

Past and Review from the Democrat Files

75 years ago - Oct. 17. 1940 & 50 years ago - Oct. 21, 1965

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California, Mo., veteran served aboard USS Lexington during WWII

During the Second World War, there emerged many interesting stories from the annals of naval history, which demonstrate the remarkable performance of the sailors who served throughout the vast, hostile waters of the Pacific, enduring unfathomable risks such as the hellish explosions delivered by aircraft.

MDC encourages people to help prevent wildfires

Low humidity and dry conditions can create environment favorable to wildfires.

MU Extension program aims to strengthen Missouri families

Ask 10 people to define “family” in 2015 and you may get 10 answers, says University of Missouri Extension family specialist David Schramm.

Pumpkin seeds are too good to waste

One of the best rewards during pumpkin season are the seeds. They taste great, can be flavored in multiple ways and are great for snacks and salad toppers.