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April Arnett

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California taking a step up in competition

Will face Mexico

CALIFORNIA — After defeating Boonville 44-0 in their opener Friday at Riley Field, the Pintos are ready for game two of the 2014 season tonight, when they will host the Mexico Bulldogs.

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.

Indians play doubleheader at New Franklin

The Russellville High School varsity baseball team opened the 2014 season with a doubleheader at New Franklin Saturday, where the Indians lost the first game 3-2 to the Bulldogs, then came back to win the second game 8-3.

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Pintos win opener at new stadium

Despite the sweltering heat that resulted in an 8 p.m. kickoff rather than the usual 7 p.m. time Friday, the night was all about shiny new things for the California Pintos. It was the first game of the 2014 season, and it was the first official game to be played on the new football field. So it was only fitting that the Pintos come away with a nice big win, which they did as California rumbled to a 44-0 victory over the Boonville Pirates.

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.

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.

Lady Pintos open season at Marshall Tourney

The California High School varsity softball team opened the 2014 season with participation in the Marshall Tournament Saturday, where the Lady Pintos ultimately finished in eighth place after suffering three tough losses.

Pintos primed for another good season

Semifinalist in 2013

Coming off a 12-2 season that California opened last year with a 42-7 win at Boonville and ended with a state semifinal loss to eventual state champion Maryville, the Pintos should be feeling pretty confident as they embark on the 2014 football season.

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Pintos get first action of 2014 season at jamboree

The California High School varsity and JV football teams saw their first action of the 2014 season Friday night at the jamboree at Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, where head coach Marty Albertson said, "I think we played okay. We made a few mistakes, missed a few blocks, but all-in-all we played pretty well."

Pinto Quarterback Club Annual Barbecue Sunday

The annual California High School Pinto Quarterback Club Barbecue fundraiser will be held 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the CHS commons.

Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration Aug. 29-Sept. 1

The annual Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park. Activities on the agenda for the holiday weekend are as follows.

Prep Football State Rankings

Prep Football State Rankings Statewide high school football rankings as compiled by a 15-member panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. First-place votes in parentheses: Class 3

ACT Workshops to be offered at CHS

California High School teachers Dana Barr and Peggy Huhmann will each be providing a six-hour workshop for the ACT Test during the 2014-15 school year. Barr will instruct the English and Reading portions, and Huhmann will instruct the Science Reasoning and Math sections.

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Final races of 2014 season, awards ceremony held Aug. 3 at Double-X Speedway

The curtain has drawn on the 2014 racing season at the Double-X Speedway. For 25 consecutive seasons the clay oval has provided fans and drivers from across the nation with a hometown version of Sunday Night Thunder. The final night of competition was highlighted Sunday, Aug. 3, by a veteran visiting victory lane, along with the crowning of champions in the point battles in each division.

Pinto Quarterback Club Annual Barbecue Aug. 24

The annual California High School Pinto Quarterback Club Barbecue fundraiser will be held 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the CHS commons.

Register for California Youth Football Club Aug. 16

The California Youth Football Club, Inc. will host registration for the 2014 season 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the old Riley Field.

Pinto Football Media Night Aug. 11 at new Riley Field

The California High School football teams (varsity, JV and freshman), along with the CHS cheerleaders and dance squad, will meet at the new Riley Field at 5:30p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, for team and individual pictures.

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CHS Football Camp held July 21-24

The annual California High School Pinto Football Camp was held last week, July 21-24, at Riley Field, where approximately 52 boys in grades 9-12 were in attendance.

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New Riley Field near completion

With the first home game of the 2014 football season just around the corner for the California Pintos, eyes are on the construction site at the "new and improved" football field adjacent to the high school on 50 Highway. Some are wondering, "Will it be done in time?"

Prairie Home R-V Board meeting held July 16

The Prairie Home R-V Board of Education met Wednesday, July 16, for regular session. Old business items discussed included the plan to pour the foundation for a bus barn with help from the community, which means finding a time when everyone can be brought together to do it. Also discussed was the new driveway entrances.

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Phillips Funeral Home makes donation to CHS Football Program

Phillips Funeral Home, California, recently donated a JUGS Football Machine to the California High School Football Program.

Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of July 23 are as follows.

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Battle of Badges held at Double-X Speedway

Race fans were treated to a new group of competitors Sunday night at the Double-X Speedway via the Battle of the Badges race that consisted of drivers from law enforcement agencies all across the state. Also on the card were the Street Stocks, Hobby Stocks and Winged Sprints.

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Back to School Fair draws hundreds for supplies, medical checks

More than 400 children, and one special guest from the North Pole, attended the fifth annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair Saturday at California High School.

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Wizards participate in 14U USSSA World Series in Kansas

The Wizards 14U baseball team, which consists of many local players, participated in the 14U USSSA World Series in Lenexa, Kan., for five days, where they ultimately lost the championship game 3-0.

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Parks and Rec. Dept. hosts art class at Proctor Park

The City of California Parks and Recreation Department hosted the "Explore the World" art class for area youth in grades K-8 Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, at Proctor Park, in which participants created a number of art pieces, each with the theme of a different country.

California's Kaleb Borghardt nominated for 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Central Methodist University quarterback Kaleb Borghardt was just announced as a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team -- the most prestigious off-the-field honor in college football.

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Association to host "Steak Night" Aug. 2

The Moniteau County Cattlemen's Association will host its annual "Steak Night" dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds

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Annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race held at Double-X Speedway

The 12th annual Clyde Wood Memorial Race saw first time winners in victory lane Sunday, July 20, at the Double-X Speedway, California.

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3MT volunteers wrap up work in area

Volunteers with the 3MT Lifechangers were in the area last week to provide work for houses in California and surrounding areas.

Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of July 14 are as follows.

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Stingrays excel at conference meet at Centralia

The California Stingrays swim team participated in the conference meet at Centralia Saturday, the final meet of the 2014 season for the Mid-Missouri Conference, where the top three finishers in each event earned a medal.

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Prairie Home R-V School damaged by July 7 storm

Just one month after Prairie Home R-V School sustained damage from a severe storm that moved through the area June 4, Mother Nature struck Monday, July 7, and the facility was damaged once again.

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3MT volunteers work in area this week

Volunteers with the Mid-Missouri Mission Team, also known as the 3MT Lifechangers, are in the area this week, providing work for houses in California and surrounding areas.

Session 4 Swim Lessons Schedule at California Pool

(July 21-Aug. 1) *Space is available for more participants. To register, call Julie Moses at 573-796-2968. 8 a.m. 
Level 1
 Rhilynn McArthur, 
Gabrielle Pace
, Blain Borgmann
 and Rylee Hirschvogel.


Men's Golf League point standings

Current point standings in the Men's Golf League, which alternates play at the Tipton Country Club and the California Country Club, as of July 8 are as follows.

Register for California Youth Football Club Aug. 16

The California Youth Football Club, Inc. will host registration for the 2014 season 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the old Riley Field, California.

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Extreme 4 Wheeler Races held Saturday at fairgrounds

Extreme 4 Wheeler Racing presented by Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, Sedalia, was held Saturday at the main arena of the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, where a total of 36 drivers competed.

City of California Parks and Recreation ball game results

Monday, June 30 • Junior Boys 
 Luke’s Pit Stop - 15 Tyler M. Woods Funeral Director - 13


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Cornell captures "Red, White and Blue Tour" Finale at Double-X Speedway

The ASCS Warrior Region Sprint Car "Red, White and Blue Tour" came to a close Sunday night at the Double-X Speedway, California, with Sedalia sprint car ace Jonathan Cornell prevailing as the Red, White and Blue champion.

Upcoming sports camps at Jamestown C-I

• Varsity girls basketball camp, 6-8 p.m. July 14-18.

Stingrays compete at Fulton meet

The California Stingrays competed in a swim meet at Fulton Wednesday, July 2, where other participating teams in the Mid-Missouri Conference were the Centralia Hurricanes, Eldon Dolphins, Jefferson City Barracudas, Mexico Marlins and Fulton Fins.

CHS Volleyball Camp July 21-23

The California High School Lady Pintos Volleyball Camp for grades 9-12 will be held 8-10 a.m. July 21-23 at the CHS gym, directed by CHS Head Volleyball Coach Julie Bailey.

Jamestown C-I Board meeting held June 12

The Jamestown C-I Board of Education met for regular session Thursday, June 12, where the meeting started off with Jamestown C-I eighth-grader Trenton Barbour delivered a proposal to the Board regarding an Eagle Scout project.

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City of California celebrates Independence Day

The annual Fourth of July celebration for the city of California started off Friday morning with the parade in downtown California, sponsored by the California Masonic Lodge 183.

CHS Football Camp set for July 21-24

The California High School Pintos Football Camp for grades 9-12 will be held 5:30-8 p.m. July 21-24 (Monday-Thursday) at Riley Field, directed by CHS Head Football Coach Marty Albertson.

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Mikala Jungmeyer to compete in Down Under International Games July 4

Russellville High School junior Mikala Jungmeyer is going down under to compete in the 26th Annual Down Under International Games July 4. Mikala is honored to represent Russellville and the USA in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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California Stingrays host meet June 18

The California Stingrays swim team hosted a meet with the Eldon Dolphins, the Sedalia Bandits and the Westlake Tridents Wednesday, June 18, at the California Pool, where many of the Stingrays were top finishers in their events.

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Extreme 4 Wheeler Racing coming to Moniteau County Fairgrounds June 28

The first ever Extreme 4 Wheeler Races presented by Impact Signs, Awnings and Wraps, Sedalia, will be featured at the main arena of the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, June 28, July 12 and Aug. 6.

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Chamber hosts 10th annual golf tournament

The California Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th annual golf tournament Wednesday, June 11, at the California Country Club, where at total of 19 teams of three participated in the 18-hole event.

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