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April Arnett

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CHS runners compete at Fulton Invitational

The California High School cross country teams competed at the Fulton Invitational Saturday, where the varsity Pintos placed eighth out of 18 teams led by Adam Burkett, who medaled in ninth place with 17:38.

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Lady Pintos win Marshall Invitational

The California High School varsity girls golf team participated in the Marshall Invitational Monday, where the Lady Pintos captured a win with a team score of 384.

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California falls to Bunceton

The California High School softball teams hosted Bunceton Thursday, Sept. 19, at the California Sports Complex, where the varsity suffered a 5-1 loss to the Lady Dragons.

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Lady Pintos take out Lady Panthers

The California High School volleyball teams hosted Centralia Monday night at CHS, where the varsity won 25-17, 17-25 and 25-22.

JV and freshman Pintos defeat Hallsville

The California High School JV and freshman football teams traveled to Hallsville Monday night, where the Pintos came away with two wins.

California participates in quad at Camdenton

The Lady Pintos traveled to Camdenton for a quadrangular Thursday at the Lake Valley Golf and Country Club, where California finished in third place with 206.

Lady Pintos net win at Eldon

The California High School volleyball teams traveled to Eldon Thursday night, where the varsity Lady Pintos won their match 18-25, 25-18 and 25-12.

California falls to Versailles

California falls to Versailles The California High School softball teams hosted Versailles Thursday night at the California Sports Complex, where the varsity Lady Pintos lost 10-5 to the Lady Tigers.

Lady Pintos scratch Lady Wildcats

The California High School softball teams hosted Linn Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the California Sports Complex, where the varsity captured a win from the Lady Wildcats.

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Lady Pintos net wins against Lady Pirates

The California High School varsity and JV volleyball teams opened the 2013 season at home Sept. 3 with match wins against Eugene.

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Lady Pintos fall to Lady Mustangs

The California High School softball teams hosted Eldon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the California Sports Complex, where both suffered a loss to the Lady Mustangs.

Pintos defeat Bulldogs 42-14

While the Pintos might've been slow in finding their rhythm Friday night at Mexico, by the second half they had re-grouped and ultimately went on to dominate the field and finish with a 42-14 win.

California defeats Mexico 42-14

The California High School varsity football team traveled to Mexico Friday night, where the Pintos defeated the Bulldogs 42-14.

Area baseball and softball results

Prairie Home softball The Lady Panthers hosted Bunceton Tuesday, Sept. 3, where Prairie Home suffered a 20-4 loss to the Lady Dragons.

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Annual Waylon Martensen 5K Walk/Run held Saturday

There was a big turnout at the third annual Waylon Martensen Endure the Race 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser Saturday at the California High School track, where friends and family came out to walk or run in memory of Waylon, a four-year member of the CHS track team who continued his passion for running at Northwest Missouri State University until his death May 7, 2010.

Deadline to register for California Youth Soccer is Friday

The deadline to register to participate in the City of California Parks and Recreation Youth Co-ed Soccer League for grades K-8 (for the 2013-14 school year) is Friday, Aug. 23.

Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration Aug. 30-Sept. 2

The Annual Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration will be begin Friday, Aug. 30, and continue through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park.

Registration for California Rec. Youth Soccer League underway

Registration for the City of California Parks and Recreation Youth Co-ed Soccer League for grades K-8 (for the 2013-14 school year) is underway at the California City Hall.

Annual Waylon Martensen 5K Walk/Run set for Aug. 17

The third annual Waylon Martensen Endure the Race 5K Walk/Run Fundraiser will be held 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, beginning at the California High School track.

Pinto Quarterback Club to host annual barbecue

The California High School Pinto Quarterback Club will host the annual barbecue fundraiser 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at CHS.

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Moniteau County Fair Baby Show draws 54 competitors

The annual Moniteau County Fair Baby Show drew approximately 54 participants Saturday, Aug. 10, at the main arena of the fairgrounds, California, where milder temperatures made for a pleasant evening for the little competitors.

Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration Aug. 30-Sept. 2

The Annual Jamestown Lions Club Labor Day Celebration will be begin Friday, Aug. 30, and continue through Monday, Sept. 2, at the Jamestown Lions Club Park.

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2013 Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau Crowned at Moniteau County Fair Tuesday

Scrivner and Cassil Little Mr. and Miss Moniteau

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Masterson Crowned 2013 Moniteau County Fair Queen

Masterson crowned 2013 Queen

Practice for area fall sports gets underway

Practice for fall sports at area schools will get underway next week, beginning Aug. 12, in preparation for the 2012-13 school year.

Pinto Football Media Night Aug. 16 at Riley Field

The California High School football teams (varsity, JV and freshman) will meet at Riley Field at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, for team and individual pictures.

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Kiddie Tractor Pull draws 89 competitors at Moniteau County Fair

The Kiddie Tractor Pull drew possibly the highest numbers to date Monday night at the Moniteau County Fair, California, where approximately 89 competitors pedaled their hearts out with hopes of achieving the best pull in their weight division.

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Area youth mows lawns to pay for football camp

Because so much is often given to children these days, it is refreshing to see or hear about a child who has worked to pay his or her own way.

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Founder of Moniteau County Library at Wood Place celebrated

The Moniteau County Library at Wood Place Friends Committee hosted the 140th Birthday Celebration of Elia Wood Paegelow, founder of the library, Saturday, Aug. 3.

Register for California Youth Football Club Aug. 17

The California Youth Football Club, Inc. will host registration for the 2013 season 8-10 a.m.

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 30, are as follows.

Moniteau Co. Cattlemen's Assoc. Dinner Aug. 3 at fair

The annual Moniteau County Cattlemen's Association Steak Dinner at the Moniteau County Fair will be held at 5 p.m. (after the parade) Saturday, Aug. 3, at Centennial Hall at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds, California.

Stingrays shine at conference swim meet

The California Stingrays participated in the final meet of the season, the conference meet, July 13, where many of the California swimmers were top finishers in their event.

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California Lanes bowlers compete at Show-Me Games

Five area youth and one adult represented California Lanes in the youth, teen and parent/child portion of bowling competition at the Show-Me Games July 20-21 at AMF Town and Country Lanes, Columbia, where each brought home a medal.

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Attendance up at Moniteau County Back to School Fair

Attendance at the annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair sponsored by Co-Mo Electric nearly doubled last year's numbers Saturday at California High School, according to John Agliata, Co-Mo Communications Manager and Alliance Board President.

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Miss Moniteau County 2012 prepares for State Fair Pageant

Caitlin Meyer, daughter of David and Rhonda Meyer, California, will crown the new 2013 Miss Moniteau County Queen Aug. 6 at the Moniteau County Fair. With that said, her reign as the 2012 Miss Moniteau County Queen isn't over yet, as she still has her competition in the State Fair Pageant ahead of her, Aug. 8-9 at Sedalia.

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Lady Pinto Hoops Assoc. hosts 10th annual golf tourney

The California High School Lady Pinto Hoops Association hosted its 10th annual golf tournament fundraiser July 19 at the California Country Club, where a total of 13 teams of three participated.

CHS Softball Camp set for July 29-31

The California High School Softball Camp for grades 9-12 will be held Monday, July 29, through Wednesday, July 31, at the California Sports Complex.

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Pintos pocket emotional win

The California Pintos baseball team in the 11 and Under Division of the 2013 River League celebrated a very emotional milestone Thursday night at Taos, after defeating St. Thomas 15-14 in extra innings to secure the league championship.

Register for California Youth Football Club Aug. 17

The California Youth Football Club, Inc. will host registration for the 2013 season 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the California Middle School practice field.

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Missionaries with 3MT complete volunteer work in area

Volunteers with the Mid-Missouri Mission Team (aka 3MT Lifechangers) did maintenance work and repairs on properties in California and surrounding areas July 15-19, including Clarksburg, Latham, McGirk, Otterville, Tipton, Fortuna and Jefferson City.

CHS Football Camp set for July 22-26

The annual California High School Football Camp for grades 9-12 will be held July 22-26 at the CHS practice field. Monday through Thursday, camp will be held 6-8 p.m., while Friday, camp will begin at 8 a.m.

Jamestown Boys Basketball Camp set for July 22-25

Basketball camp for boys in grades 5-12 at Jamestown C-1 School will be held Monday, July 22, through Thursday, July 25, 9-10:30 a.m. for grades 5-8, and 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for grades 9-12.

Stingrays compete at Fulton Swim Meet

The California Stingrays participated in a meet at Fulton July 3, where many of the California swimmers were top finishers in their event. Other competing teams were the Boonville Blue Marlins, Fayette Sharks, Fulton Fins, Sedalia Bandits and Westlake Tridents.

Upcoming California football camps for area youth

Little Pintos Football Camp for grades 2-6 will be held 4-7 p.m. July 22-24 at the California Middle School practice field.

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VBS underway at UCC

The United Church of Christ Vacation Bible School, California, started Monday, July 15, and will continue through Thursday, July 18, with approximately 45 youth from preschool to fifth grade in attendance.

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Garden is great escape for California woman

For Karen Korenberg, gardening isn't just about growing her own fruits, herbs and vegetables, it's also a peaceful retreat in her very own backyard.

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Fireworks cause July 4 fire on Highway O

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 4, the California Rural Fire Department responded to a fire at a residence on Highway O just outside of California.

Fourth of July celebrated in California

The 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence was celebrated in California Thursday, July 4th, via a number of activities that started off with a parade in downtown California sponsored by the Masonic Lodge 183.

Upcoming California football camps for area youth

Little Pintos Football Camp for grades 2-6 will be held 4-7 p.m. July 22-24 at the California Middle School practice field.