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April Arnett

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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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


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.

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.

Upcoming sports camps at Jamestown C-I

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

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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.

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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.

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 June 17 are as follows.

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Co-Mo helps 4-H campers

Co-Mo Electric Cooperative is extending power in a different way for some area children. Cooperative representatives are visiting area 4-H camps this summer to help local youth build their own extension cords.

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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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Co-Mo reflects on Youth Tour tradition in area; Cooperative adding fourth sponsorship to annual trip

Grass had yet to grow over the grave of John F. Kennedy when Gloria Hays and 55 fellow Youth Tour delegates from across Missouri were part of a ceremony in which a wreath was placed to honor the fallen president.

California Stingrays start off 2014 season with home meet

The California Stingrays opened the 2014 season with a home meet June 4 at the California Pool, hosting the Boonville Blue Marlins, Centralia Hurricanes, Fulton Fins and Westlake Tridents.

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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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AMC 14th Annual Relay For Life of Moniteau County held Friday-Saturday

The American Cancer Society 14th Annual Relay For Life of Moniteau County was held Friday-Saturday at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, where people of all ages came together to raise funds to help fight cancer, to celebrate those who have survived it, and to help those currently battling the disease. The theme for this year's event was "Family. Fun. Fight Back."

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Relay For Life of Moniteau County to begin at 6 p.m. Friday

The American Cancer Society 14th Annual Relay For Life of Moniteau County will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California, and continue through 2 a.m. Saturday.

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Local father values mission work

Though God and family are most important to Mike Staton, California, he has learned through experience the value and importance of mission work and the difference it makes.

Family Swim Night at California Pool each Thursday

The City of California Parks and Recreation Department will offer Family Swim Night each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the California Pool.

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 May 19, are as follows:

Schedule for Session 2 (June 16-27) Red Cross Swim Lessons at California Pool

8 a.m. Level 1- Chelsey Knipker, Danika Latham, Myra Haas, Bella Fulks and Saydelynn Fernandez-Tolentino.

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Annual CHS Pinto Football Camp held June 2-5

The annual California High School Pintos Football Camp was held last week, June 2-5, where approximately 50 boys in grades 9-12 were in attendance.

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Lady Pintos Basketball Camp held at CMS

The annual California Middle School Basketball Camp for girls in grades 7-8 was held last week, June 2-5, at the middle school gym, where approximately 25 attended.

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CHS Track and Field Awards Banquet held May 27

The annual California High School Track and Field Awards Banquet was held May 27 at the high school commons, where athletes, coaches, family and friends gathered for a dinner and awards ceremony to reflect on the 2014 season.

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CHS Track Program bids farewell to Coach Rick Edwards

After 16 years as the head track coach at California High School, Rick Edwards, California, is leaving the position (as well as his position as sixth-grade Social Studies teacher at California Middle School) to take on a couple of new roles. He will start off the 2014-15 school year as the new CMS Assistant Principal and athletic director for the California R-I School District.

Summer activities at California Pool

• Open swim - 12-6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 12-8 p.m. Friday; and 12-7 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $1 and concessions are available.

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California's Squires garners All-State honors at state track championships

Five members of the California High School varsity track team competed at the MSHSAA Class 3 State Track Championships Friday-Saturday (May 30-31) at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, where junior Nathan Squires garnered All-State honors as he placed seventh in the Shot Put event Saturday with 50'6.25".

Upcoming Summer Sports Camps in California

• Softball Camp (for grades 3-12) June 2-6 at Cargill Fields (gr. 3-5, 3:30-5 p.m.; gr. 6-8, 5-6:30 p.m.; gr. 9-12, 7-9 p.m.)

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Berry, Wineland, Benson, Cornell taste victory at Double-X Speedway

It was another night of 'Sunday Night Thunder' at the Double-X Speedway, California, June 1, with feature events in the Street Stock division, Hobby Stocks, 600cc Micro Sprints, and the 360 Winged Sprints.

Sports physicals offered at Moniteau County Health Center

Sports physicals needed to participate in high school sports and camps will be given at the Moniteau County Health Center at 401 Francis Street, California, on the following dates:

Indians earn All-Conference, All-District honors

Three members of the Russellville High School varsity baseball team were recently named to the 2014 Show Me Conference baseball teams.

City of California Parks and Recreation Summer 2014 Ball Schedule

T-Ball Teams 1. Central Bank- Coach T.J. White 2. Jerrod Leathers Farm Bureau Insurance - Coach Shawn Bax 3. Lewis Hybrids - Coach Eric Maness 4. New Creation Automotive - Coach Kelly Hogan 5. Something Sassy - Coaches Bob Sumner & Sean Farmer 6. Chamber of Commerce - Coach Heath Ringwald 7. Hawthorn Bank - Coaches Bryan Lawson & Chase Trimble 8. Spieler's Inc. - Coaches Brandon Dunham & Chris Dunham 9. American Family Insurance - Coach Matt Pardoe

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Tribute to Jesse and Daniel held May 25 at Double-X Speedway

The May 25 edition of Sunday Night Thunder at the Double-X Speedway, California, was the 'Tribute to Jesse and Daniel,' the annual race in memory of the late Jesse Hockett and Daniel McMillan, two beloved members of the racing family who called the California track home.

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Annual California last-day-of-school pool party held May 21

The ninth annual California Last-Day-of-School Pool Party was held for California R-I students in grades pre-k through 12 Wednesday, May 21, at the California Country Club, where approximately 90 children enjoyed an afternoon of swimming, music, food and games, including a sponge relay race, marshmallow toss, and vertical bucket toss.

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Area athletes compete at sectional, state track events

Area high school track athletes competed at Class 3 Sectionals Saturday at Eldon, and Class 1-2 state track championships Friday-Saturday at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City, where a number were top finishers. (The top four finishers at sectionals qualify to advance to the state championships, and the top eight at state earn All-State honors.)

Eagles, Panthers named All-Conference

Five members of the Jamestown C-I varsity baseball team and five members of the Prairie Home R-V baseball team were recently named to the 2014 CCAA All-Conference baseball teams.

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CMS track team ends season with conference meet

The California Middle School track team competed at the middle school conference meet May 12 at Osage, where a number of CMS athletes were top finishers.

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Jamestown's Barbour and Strother advance to state track championships

Six members of the Jamestown varsity track team competed at the Class 1 Sectionals track meet Saturday at Central Methodist University, Fayette, where two finished in the top four of their event to advance to the Class 1 State Track Championships Saturday, May 24, at Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City.