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Deeken is new California Parks and Rec Director

Jim Deeken has been selected as the new California Parks and Recreation Director. According to City Clerk Brian Scrivner, Deeken was called with the decision about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26. He was in the new office in the California City Hall about 15 minutes later, getting information for applications and coaches for the Summer Rec. Soccer Program. The six week program begins in a few weeks and runs through the end of October.

Special CPI meeting on NAP loan application

At special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26, the California Progress, Inc. (CPI) board and the California Historic District (CHD) Loan Committee took up the topic of application requirements for the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) loans. The topic had been tabled at the regular Aug. 26 meeting, with no decision made on whether to require a credit report with loan applications.

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Fatal injury from ATV-car collision

One person died about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, following a collision between an ATV and a motor vehicle in California at the Business 50 - Highway 87 traffic light.

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Hot weather no deterrence for Salem UCC ice cream social attendance

The crowd at the annual ice cream social of the Salem United Church of Christ Saturday, Aug. 23, enjoyed the meal, music and activities in spite of a very warm day.

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Bonecutter receives $1,000 scholarship

Tayler Bonecutter, California, has been selected for a 2014 University of the Aftermarket Foundation Scholarship award of a $1,000 scholarship.

Two-vehicle collision injures three

Three people sustained serious injuries in a two-vehicle collision at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, in Moniteau County, on Highway 50 one-tenth of a mile east of Scott Branch Road.

Mid-Mo tax levy set

In a special session Wednesday, Aug. 20, following a public hearing, the Mid-Mo Ambulance District Board of Directors set the 2014 Tax Levy Rate at zero, as the board follows its pledge to reduce the property tax rate to zero following the passage of the sale tax to subsidize the district’s service.

Moniteau County Democrat Club meeting Thursday

The Moniteau County Democrat Club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Nic Nac Cafe, California.

California CROP Walk coming soon

The California CROP Walk for 2014 is to be held Sunday, Sept. 7, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Lions Club Shelter House at Proctor Park. This year’s theme is “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.”

Jamestown Lions Club to host annual Labor Day celebration begins Friday

The annual Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 1, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park.

Jamestown Lions Club to host 8th Annual Car and Bike Show Saturday

The Jamestown Lions Club 8th Annual Car and Bike Show will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The first 25 registrants will receive dash plaques. The registration fee is $15 per car/bike.

School tax levy rate drops slightly

Following an unattended public hearing on the tax rate, the California R-I School Board heard from Superintendent Dwight Sanders on the tax levy, then approved the rate as recommended.

High Point and Jamestown celebrate the Labor Day weekend

In Moniteau County, High Point and Jamestown residents and visitors will celebrate the three-day Labor Day weekend Aug. 30-Sept.1 which signals the beginning of the end of summer.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors monthly meeting was held a week late on Aug. 21.

Human remains discovered in Moniteau County identified

Authorities said Monday that the human remains found in rural Moniteau County on Aug. 9 were identified as Cody Odean Thirlwall, 32, Jefferson City.