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Facade Loans available through Neighborhood Assistance Program

Those interested in application for a Facade Loan through the NAP (Neighborhood Assistance Program) should contact Ann Albertson at CPI, 573-796-3040. The maximum which can be borrowed is $15,000 to be used for facade improvements. Sidewalk improvement or replacement, if needed, falls into the category for which loans could be approved.

Christmas parade season begins friday with the Tipton parade

The season of area Christmas parades begins Friday, Nov. 28, with the Tipton parade and continues each Saturday through Dec. 13. Tipton - The first Christmas Parade in Tipton is a night parade with a theme of “Frozen.” Line-up will be at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. parade. The line-up is at St. Andrews School and the Knights of Columbus Hall. The parade starts west on Morgan, north on Moreau (Highway B), east on Moniteau and south on Osage and will drop off Santa Claus at the City Hall, where he will talk to children and hand out bags of goodies. Rain date is Sunday, Nov. 30.

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California R-I School Board presents diploma

A Diploma was presented to Gabriel Meyer at the regular meeting of the California R-I School Board Wednesday, Nov. 19. The diploma was earned through the Missouri Option Program (MO-OP). After being introduced to the board by Lorri Brauner, Meyer made a short video presentation to the board about why the diploma was important to him. He has been learning construction work. He said the work is hard, but the pay is good and he finds it to be fun. He also has a goal of, at some time, traveling to every state. “Everything starts with a diploma,” Meyer said. “That’s why I’m in MO-OP”

Youth Shares his blessings, makes donation

A Prairie Home fourth grader put action into the words of the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center (MCMC) theme “Sharing our Blessings” with a recent donation to the Cargill Cares Food Pantry. Henry Lieberman, 9, Wooldridge, assisted his family in picking up 1,907 pounds of walnuts.

CHS remains ‘Pinto Strong’ with win in Celebrate My Drive campaign

Once again California High School students have lived up to the motto “Pinto Strong” by chalking up a big win of $25,000 in the Celebrate My Drive campaign.

MRED Board meets in California

The Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council (MRED) board of directors met Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Burgher Haus restaurant in California.

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Maj. Scott Davis speaks at California Veterans Day school assembly

The combined California High School and Middle School students held a special assembly at the high school gym on Veterans Day Assembly Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day display at High Point School

The Veterans Day Breakfast at High Point School this year had an additional feature. A special display in honor of veterans from America’s war involvement since World War I.

MCMC gets grant from MFA Oil Foundation

The MFA Oil Foundation awarded a $1,900 grant to the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Inc. (MCMC) to be applied towards the cost of purchasing a dolly/cart, eyewash station, fire extinguishers and a scale. The check was presented Thursday, Nov. 13, at the MFA Oil and Propane office at 1105 W. Buchanan St., California.

Moniteau County 911 Board elects officers

The Moniteau County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center Board of Directors appointed members and elected officers at the regular meeting on Nov. 13, held at the 911 center.

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