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Local man joins second generation of hair donors

Published Jan. 22 2017

Otto Wallenmeyer is following in his father's footsteps in his charitable donations.

California Police Department again at full-staff

Published Jan. 22 2017

The swearing in of new full-time police officer Daniel Hurt brings the California Police Department to eight officers.

Local fisherman on tournament winning team

Published Jan. 22 2017

Gary Taylor Jr., California, was on the team which won The Winter Blues Tournament at Wheeler Lake in Alabama. This...

Two California businesses awarded MEM safety grants

Published Jan. 22 2017

Two California-based businesses — Burgers' Ozark Country Cured Hams dba Burgers' Smokehouse and Lehman's Construction LLC — were among the...

Democrats select House candidate

Published Jan. 21 2017

The 50th Legislative Democratic Committee selected Michela Skelton on Monday as its candidate for the newly vacated 50th House District...

Feasibility study presented to MRED

Published Jan. 19 2017

A representative with the Missouri Technology Business Development Ecosystem presented a feasibility study summary Jan. 11 to the Moniteau County...

Mid-Mo Ambulance board updated on base

Published Jan. 19 2017

Work in progress on the new California Mid-Mo Ambulance base was discussed by the Board of Directors at its Jan....

FFA chapters, 4-H Clubs choose hams to cure at Burgers

Published Jan. 13 2017

Members of 27 different 4-H and FFA organizations swarmed in to Burgers' Smokehouse on Saturday, three miles south of California,...

California aldermen OK backhoe repair

Published Jan. 13 2017

The California Board of Aldermen authorized repairs and purchases of water and wastewater department equipment at its first regular meeting...

Martin sworn in as associate circuit judge

Published Jan. 11 2017

Aaron Martin, the new associate circuit judge for Moniteau County, was sworn in Jan. 6, by Circuit Judge Peggy Richardson....

2016 First Baby family has joys and sorrow

Published Jan. 8 2017

Christie and Clint Masterson, from near Clarksburg, received a lot of good items for their newborn twins Henry and Lillie...

Ameren gas line work nears finish

Published Jan. 8 2017

The work of the Ameren Missouri crews has changed the traffic patterns in California for several months, but should be...

Local efforts, projects made 2016 memorable

Published Jan. 4 2017

Several stories in the pages of the California Democrat throughout 2016 stood out above the rest.

Future of health insurance topic at Listening Post

Published Jan. 1 2017

The major issue of concern discussed at the Listening Post for Rep. Vicky Hartzler was the effort to repeal and...

Fundraiser's turnout exceeded expectations

Published Dec. 28 2016

With plans to serve 250 or a maximum of 300 meals at the Dec. 18 fundraiser to benefit Travis Peck...

California Chamber makes donation toward horse restoration

Published Dec. 28 2016

The California Area Chamber of Commerce made a $1,000 donation to support the restoration of the "Horse" which long stood...

CHS Choral Department presents Christmas concert

Published Dec. 28 2016

In spite of the temperature, which started the day at about 0 degrees, it was a good-sized audience that came...

Middle school presents Winter Vocal Concert

Published Dec. 28 2016

The California Middle School vocal music classes presented the winter concert on Dec. 18 at the high school facility on...

Board: High mileage on ambulances concerning

Published Dec. 25 2016

High mileage on the ambulances, paramedic training and the new California Mid-Mo Ambulance base were discussed by the Board of...

MRED website is up, running

Published Dec. 25 2016

The website ( for Moniteau County Regional Economic Development Council has been improved and is up and running, Chairman Mike...