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April Arnett

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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."

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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:

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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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".

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:

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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.

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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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.)

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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.

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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California track athletes advance to Class 3 Sectionals

Members of the California High School varsity track team competed at the Class 3 District 5 Track Meet Saturday at St. Borgia Francis High School, Washington, where California athletes qualified in four events to advance to Class 3 Sectionals Saturday, May 24, at Eldon.

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'Tribute to Jessie' Sunday at Double-X Speedway

It was another night of Sunday Night Thunder May 18 at the Double-X Speedway, California, which resulted in wins for Jacob Johnson in the Winged Sprint division, Dale Berry in the Street Stocks, Gage Wineland in the Hobby Stocks, and Quinton Benson in the 600cc Winged Micro Sprints.

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Jamestown defeats Prairie Home in district opener

Jamestown faced Prairie Home in the first round of the Class 1 District 10 Baseball Tournament Friday at New Franklin, where the fourth-seeded Eagles defeated the fifth-seeded Panthers 4-3.

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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.

Pintos Basketball Clinic at CHS May 27-30

The California High School Pintos Basketball Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 27, through Friday, May 30, at California High School for boys who will be in grades 7-12 in the upcoming school year (2014-15).

Indians fall to Wildcats

The Russellville Indians defeated Father Tolton 3-2 in eight innings Saturday in the first round of the Class 2 District 8 Baseball Tournament at New Bloomfield to advance to semifinals Monday night, where the Indians suffered a 10-7 loss to top-seeded Linn to end the season.

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Pintos wrap up season with golf banquet

The California High School varsity and JV boys' golf teams wrapped up the 2014 season at the annual CHS Golf Banquet held Thursday at Pizza Hut, California.

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Pintos fall to Bearcats

The California Pintos participated in the Class 3 District 8 Baseball Tournament Saturday at Montgomery County High School, Montgomery City, where fourth-seeded California lost 9-3 to fifth-seeded Hermann to end the season 10-9.

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Jamestown track athletes advance to Class 1 Sectionals

The Jamestown varsity track team participated in the Class 1 District 5 track meet Saturday at Marshall, where five Lady Eagles and two Eagles finished in the top four of their event to earn All-District honors and qualify to advance to Class 1 Sectionals at Central Methodist University Saturday at Fayette.

Indians defeat Bulldogs 21-1

The Russellville High School baseball team hosted Stover Friday, where the Indians captured a 21-1 win from the Bulldogs.

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Pintos, Lady Pintos garner All-Conference track honors

The CHS track team competed at the Tri-County Conference Meet Tuesday, May 6, at Versailles, where a total of 10 California athletes earned All-Conference honors for their top finishes. (The top three finishers in each event are All-Conference, excluding relay events, in which the top two finishers are All-Conference.)

Koestner leads Russellville at Class 1 Golf Sectionals

Three Russellville Indians participated in Class 1 Sectionals Monday, May 12, at the Golf Club at Deer Chase, Linn Creek, where senior Devin Koestner led the trio as he finished tied for 21st with 93.

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California's Dylan Kramel competes at Class 2 Sectionals

California High School freshman Dylan Kramel competed at the Class 2 Sectional Golf Tournament Monday at Eagle Knoll Golf Club, Hartsburg, where he finished 37th with 100.

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Annual Lions Club Track and Field Meet held in California

The annual Lions Club Track and Field Meet was held Friday, May 2, at the California High School track, where area youth in grades 4-6 had the opportunity to compete in various events throughout the day. Participating area schools were California, Tipton, Latham, Jamestown, Prairie Home, Bunceton, Clarksburg, High Point, St. Andrew, and Fulton Christian Academy. The top finishers in each event were awarded during the awards ceremony.

Class 2 District 8 Baseball Tournament

May 17-20 at New Bloomfield High School

Class 1 District 10 Baseball Tournament

May 16-21 at New Franklin High School

Pintos to play in district tourney Saturday

The California Pintos will see action on the diamond next at the Class 3 District 8 Baseball Tournament beginning May 17 at Montgomery City. The seeding meeting is tonight (Wednesday), therefore game times have not been released, but will be available at californiak12.org and www.mshsaa.org.

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 5, are as follows:

Pintos Basketball Clinic at CHS May 27-30

The California High School Pintos Basketball Clinic will be held Tuesday, May 27, through Friday, May 30, at California High School for boys who will be in grades 7-12 in the upcoming school year (2014-15).

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California's Dylan Kramel advances to Class 2 Sectionals

The California Pintos participated in the Class 2 District 4 Golf Tournament Monday at Redfield Country Club, Eugene, where they finished eighth out of 10 teams with 382. California freshman Dylan Kramel shot a 91 to finish 22nd individually, qualifying to advance to Class 2 Sectionals at Eagle Knoll Golf Club Monday, May 12, at Hartsburg.

Indians host double-header with Eldon

The Russellville Indians hosted Eldon in a doubleheader Saturday, where they came back from a 12-5 loss to win the second game 4-3.

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Pintos, Lady Pintos win California Invitational

The California Invitational was held April 29 at the California High School track, where the Pintos and Lady Pintos finished in first place.

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Lady Eagles place first at CCAA Track Meet

The Jamestown varsity and junior high track teams competed at the CCAA Conference Meet April 29 at Boonville, where the varsity girls won the championship with 160 points.

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Three Indians advance to Class 1 Sectionals

The Russellville Indians participated in the Class 1 District 2 Golf Tournament Monday at the Oaks Golf Club at Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, where they finished fourth out of seven teams with 437.