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State Fair 4-H and FFA Horse Show begins Thursday

The Missouri State Fair 4-H and FFA Horse Show begins this Thursday, July 24, followed by the prestigious Society Horse Show Tuesday, July 29. Both events are part of the 2014 State Fair competition schedule and are open to the public at no charge.

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest deadline approaches

The Miss Moniteau County Queen Pageant will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, in conjunction with the Moniteau County Fair. All queen entrants must register no later than July 24.

Owsley to speak at Democrat Club meeting

The Moniteau County Democrat Club will have an ice cream sundae get together at the Lions Club Shelter house in Proctor Park Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Driver killed in Moniteau County crash

A California man died Tuesday afternoon when his car collided with an oncoming truck in Moniteau County.

City Council approves bids for equipment, uniforms and projects

The City of California Board of Aldermen, at its regular meeting on Monday, July, 7, considered two requests and approved bids for equipment, uniforms and projects. Bids for one project were rejected.

Crop outlook mixed according to MFA

Local climate or weather is unpredictable in spite of the best efforts of the meteorologist, and this is often a problem as farmers use the best forecasts to determine where and what to plant.

Medicare rules need explanation according to Midmo

Administrator Lee Kempf informed the Mid-Mo Ambulance District board of directors, at the regular monthly meeting held Wednesday, July 9, of two incidents during this week by irate patients concerning extra mileage charges on their ambulance bills. One phoned and one came in person.

Concert at Versailles Royal Theatre July 22

The Lake Area Community Orchestra will be staging one of its free Summer Concerts at Versailles Royal Theatre Tuesday, July 22, beginning at 7p.m.

Secretary of State candidate Senator Will Kraus to speak at Republican Summer Picnic

State Senator Will Kraus, R-Lee’s Summit, who recently announced as a 2016 candidate for Missouri Secretary of State, will be the special guest speaker at the annual Moniteau County Republican Club Summer Picnic, Thursday, July 17, at the Rohrbach Shelter House in California’s Proctor Park.

Miss Moniteau County Queen Contest deadline approaches

Queen entrants must register no later than July 24.

Combine blessing and safety expo helps farmers stay safe during harvest

Free locally produced food, entertainment and activities for young and old top the first Combine Blessing and Safety Expo, sponsored by University of Missouri Extension and the Boone County Farm Bureau.

Amendment 1:Right for Missouri rally to be held Monday

Rally at the Moniteau County Fair Grounds, Centennial Hall, Monday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.

California Area Chamber of Commerce hears MoDot presentation

Natalie Roark, District Design Engineer and Trent Brooks, Traffic Engineer for MoDOT spoke about Constitutional Amendment 7 to be voted on Aug. 5.

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Cargill’s Biggest Loser group donates to Relay for Life

Recently 54 Cargill employees participated in the company’s Biggest Loser Program.

California Woman Spells Out $50,000 Win

Karen Kirchoff purchased a “5X Crossword” ticket at Mr. G’s Liquor, 306 Buchannan St. in California, that revealed the top prize of $50,000.