California Democrat Local News


Democrat Club to meet Thursday

The Moniteau County Democratic Club will meet at the Nic Nac Restaurant Thursday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. The club will set a date for the highway trash pickup on the assigned mile route of Highway 50 east.

Candidate supports ‘Free Mizanskey’ campaign

Congressional candidate Nate Irvin announced his support Monday for the campaign to get Gov. Jay Nixon to free Jeff Mizanskey from state prison, where he’s serving a life sentence for multiple marijuana convictions.

Farmers Market offers a great variety

There has been a wonderful variety of produce at the Farmer’s Market this spring, summer and now autumn. The produce vendors have worked hard to grow and market a wide variety of products for the local consumers.

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Bingo popular on the Court House Lawn

Ozark Ham and Turkey Bingo

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The 16th Annual Diaper Derby was held at Village Green

Fisher and Combs win Diaper Derby

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Kids’ Korner held on the Post Office Lawn

Special activities for children ages 10 and under

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Children enjoyed the Petting Zoo

Barnyard Fun

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Ozark Ham and Turkey Barbecue a success

The annual barbecue pork steak cook off with amateurs and professionals, began at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, downtown in the Commerce Bank parking lot.

California R-I School Board considers lunch menus

The topics discussed by California R-I School Board at the Wednesday, Sept. 17, meeting included school lunch menus, the recent power surge/failure, sports participation and possible half-time entertainment

Good weather a plus for the Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival

The 24th annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival went well with booths for food to suit nearly everyone’s tastes, vendors with almost everything imaginable, and activities galore. The early forecasts of inclement weather turned out to be incorrect. There were no weather extremes, with the day ranging from comfortable to a bit warm.

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Kehoe serves pancakes and sausage to constituents

Luke’s Pit Stop was a busy place from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, with Missouri 6th District Sen. Mike Kehoe bringing his Flapjack Tour to California. Kehoe grilled the pancakes outside under a tent, although they were served inside because of the threat of rain. Luckily, the rain held off until the last half hour of the scheduled event.

November election ballots must be reprinted

Moniteau County is among those voting districts which must have the November election ballots reprinted. The ballot reprinting is due to a decision handed down from the Western District State Appeals Court.

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Hartzler listening post held Monday

Austin Kramer, staff member of Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, stopped by California for a Listening Post visit Monday afternoon, Sept. 22. Four people stopped by the Moniteau County Library at Wood Place, California, where the listening post was held to express their concerns, which Kramer said he would report to the congresswoman.

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CPI board turns Finke Theatre over to Friends group

The CPI Board was informed at the Thursday, Sept. 18, meeting that ownership of the Finke Theatre was officially transferred to the Friends of the Finke Theatre by California Progress, Inc. (CPI). The documents were signed Wednesday, Sept. 17, by the necessary CPI Board officers with the ownership transfer registered the next day.

Special City Council meeting held to discuss sewer and water projects

Proposed city sewer and water projects were on the agenda at a special meeting of the California Board of Alderman Monday, Sept. 22.