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High Street Grill offers family friendly dining

High Street Grill is open for business, offering ample seating, breakfast menu all day, as well as lunch and dinner, according to Carla Clennin, CFO, and John Harper, owner. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday Through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for family friendly dining. The California Event Center is also open for business. Event Coordinator Darla Jo Vader can be reached at 573-796-6345 or on Facebook at California Event Center/High Street Grill.

Moniteau County 911 board meets

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors monthly meeting was Dec. 11. The board approved the Nov. 13 minutes, the treasurer’s report, bills and payroll, and the 2015 budget as presented.

City employees treated to Christmas dinner

About 50 employees and elected officials of the City of California gathered Friday, Dec. 12, at the City Hall Meeting Room for the annual Christmas Dinner, consisting of KC Strip steaks grilled by Robert Pace, taco salad, green beans and broasted potatoes by Allen Smith, plus cobbler and ice cream.

Middle school presents Sights and Sounds of the Season

The California Middle School vocal music classes presented the Sights and Sounds of the Season Concert Monday, Dec. 8, at the CHS auditorium. The event featured a variety of seasonal tunes by the sixth grade Music Connections and the seventh and eighth grade Pinto Express.

State Farm presents check to CHS

The $25,000 Celebrate My Drive ® grant check was presented to California R-I High School before the start of a varsity Pinto boys basketball game against Dixon High School Tuesday, Dec. 9. The check was presented by Paul Bloch, Brian Schmidt and Tammy Korte of the California State Farm Insurance Agency to a group of students and teachers representing the large number involved in the effort to win the national competition, including organizer Librarian Janet Henley. Rep. David Wood was also on hand for the presentation. CHS placed in the top 50 among high schools across North America in the online contest. California won by securing safe-driving commitments (votes) through the Celebrate My Drive ® program created by State Farm. There were 100 schools eligible to receive a grant ranging from $25,000 to $100,000. Nearly 3,300 schools participated in the U.S. and Canada. Including California, 1,659 competed in the small schools category.

Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors meets

Two major items, insurance and employee raises for 2015, came before the Mid-Mo Ambulance Board of Directors at its regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Tipton district office.

Dec. 7, 1941, a date that will live in infamy

Dec. 7, 1941, was known as “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy” as a result of a speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt before Congress on Dec. 8.

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Open house at Central Missouri Community Action

The Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA) held an open house Monday...

California welcomes holiday season

The annual California Christmas Parade Saturday evening, Dec. 6, with the theme of “Toyland.”

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Strong turnout at CPI 25th anniversary Christmas meeting

The 25th Annual Christmas Dinner of California Progress, Inc. (CPI) drew a good turnout Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the California Event Center on the Courthouse Square.

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