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John Inman

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For Flag Spring Baptist Church nothing changes after tragedy

Worship will go on

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California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Aug. 9.

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Grant Kirk Finds Culinary Place with Cappenkirk's Barbecue

While interviewing for a job, Grant Cappen Kirk was asked what he wanted to do in life, after not hearing an answer, the interviewer then asked Kirk what he would do if given a million dollars to which Kirk immediately replied, "I would probably start a restaurant."

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Bill Romans Preaching the Word at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, California, Pastor Bill Romans said it was in 1990 that he felt the call to ministry.

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Restored Carnival Ride Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Service at Moniteau County Fair

The "Loop O Plane" ride in service at the 146th Annual Moniteau County Fair is celebrating its 50th year of service providing enjoyment and thrills for riders of all ages.

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Parade Held on Opening Day of 146th Annual Moniteau County Fair

One of the Moniteau County Fair Opening Day events was the annual parade which had a plethorae of enthusiastic participants.

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Wood Place Public Library Summer Reading Club Finishes Year With Party

Children who participated in the Summer Reading Club at Wood Place Public Library, California, were all invited to the "Out of This World" Party at California United Church of Christ (UCC).

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Cattleman's Steak Dinner Held at Centennial Hall

Juicy 12 ounce Kansas City Strip steaks along with baked potatoes, salads, drinks and desserts were served at the Cattlemen's Association dinner.

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Move it 2 Lose it Offering Zumba and Interval Training

Move it 2 Lose it Owner Brooke Pace said she is looking at starting to stress interval training classes at her gym located at 205 West Buchanan.

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Many came out to the Jamestown Ministerial Alliance School Supply Giveaway.

For over six years members of the Jamestown community have donated school supplies along with the Jamestown Ministerial Alliance to be handed out at the annual supply giveaway organized by New Hope Baptist Church.

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MMTTPA Truck and Tractor Pull Held at 2011 Moniteau County Fair

Revved up trucks and tractors could be heard throughout California Monday, Aug. 6, as the Moniteau County Fairgrounds hosted the Mid Missouri Truck and Tractor Pulling Association (MMTTPA) Truck and Tractor Pull.

ACT Workshops to be provided at California High School

To help students with the dreaded ACT exams, teachers at California High School (CHS) will be providing ACT Workshops throughout the year.

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Local Organizations Come Together for Third Annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair

Students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade from all over Moniteau County gathered at California High School to receive free school supplies and health screenings at the Third Annual Moniteau County Back to School Fair held Saturday, July 28.

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Beanland Heating and Cooling a Family Affair

Brothers Thomas and Michael Beanland decided to open Beanland Heating and Cooling in February with the hope of serving the Tipton area's needs.

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John Schneider Uses Electric Skills with 1st Choice Electric

While helping his uncle in grade school, John Schneider found he had a knack for electric work.

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Senior Bowling League Gears Up For Season With Freestyle Bowling

After the Senior Bowling League went on break, some still wanted to bowl during the summer.

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Historical Society Hosts Annual Ice Cream Social

The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 14.

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Carolyn Kiesling Manages New Midwest Title and Escrow, LLC, Branch in California

Anna Ewers, owner of Midwest Title and Escrow, LLC, had worked with Carolyn Kiesling for over a decade and when she started the new business, wanted her to join.

California Area Chamber of Commerce Meets and Discusses Recent Event Successes

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, July 12.

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deCycles Group Stops in California During Their Trip from San Francisco to Indiana

The deCycles cycling group stayed overnight at California United Church of Christ Tuesday, July 10, and departed eastward Wednesday, July 11, on the next leg of their trip to Marthaville.

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Jamestown Community Service Held at School

Members of the Jamestown community as well as visitors came together to worship as a community at the Jamestown 175th Birthday Celebration Worship Service held Sunday, July 8, at the Jamestown School.

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California Fourth of July Parade

Even with the hot, dry weather, the California Fourth of July Parade still had plenty of participants.

California Democrat Community Calender for July 11

California Democrat Community Calender for July 11.

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California First Baptist Church travels the world during VBS

California First Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School from June 24-28. The theme was "Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God's Awesome Power."

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Chamber Hosts Informational Meeting on Health Care Reform, Taxes

Randy Lueckenotte, RHU, LUTCF, Wallstreet Group, and Bobby Medlin, CPA, who owns three offices in California, Tipton and Lake Ozark, were the special guest speakers at the informational meeting held Tuesday, June 26, at the City Hall hosted by the California Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Unconventional Art finds a home of its own

Vibrant colors and arts of all forms, shapes and sizes fill the new home of Unconventional Art, the brainchild of Stephen R. Feilbach.

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100th birthday celebration held for Cleffie Long

A 100th birthday celebration was held at California Care Center for lifelong Mid-Missouri resident Cleffie Long.

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Former FBI Special Agent Speaks to Summer Reading Club

Paul Fennewald, former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agent from 1981-2004, spoke Tuesday to the Tween/Teen Summer Reading Club at Wood Place Public Library, California, about crime scene investigation.

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California Kiwanis Hosts Poker Run for Honor Flight

Bikers from the mid-Missouri area came together at California High School to show their support of the veterans at the California Kiwanis/Honor Flight Poker Run held Saturday, June 16.

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Charles Chasen Finds Second Career Forming CC Computer Service

Charles Chasen said working with computers was something which happened after buying a full system Packard Bell tower in 1996.

Chamber Golf Tournament Success Discussed at California Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting

Becky Lawson, Chamber Board vice president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, June 14.

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California Native SSG Joe Hamilton Earns Bronze Star with Valor for Heroism While Serving in Afghanistan

The odds were against them. Their platoon was overwhelmed by an enemy force which had targeted them after placing themselves at an angle to attack from which would restrict most of the platoons weapons systems and attacking at the most vulnerable spot on the route they had to travel to get back to the hasty Patrol Base which they had set up.

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CPA Jason L. Blankenship Settles Into Role at Evers & Company, CPA's, L.L.C.

It was an offer too good to pass up. Join an accounting business close to home where he could do what he liked in the area he loved.

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California Fire Department Has Great Weather for Annual Barbecue

There were clear blue skies Saturday, June 2, in California as the California Fire Department held its Annual Barbecue at the Village Green Shopping Center.

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California Lanes/Robbie D's a Place for Fun Times and Good Food

Six years ago when California Lanes/Robbie D's Owner Rob Rimel took over California Lanes, he came in with experience working at the bowling alley in Tipton.

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Lake Area Community Orchestra Kicks Off 25th Year with Summer Concert Series Concert at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville

Once again St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville, was packed with the many concert fans which came out for the opening concert in the 2011 Lake Area Community Orchestra Summer Concert Series held Tuesday, May 29.

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Tipton Correctional Center 18th Missouri Prison to Implement "Puppies for Parole" Program

After kicking off with a "Pals with Paws" Program held Wednesday, May 23, at Tipton Correctional Center, the prison officially became the 18th prison to have implemented the "Puppies for Parole" program.

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Seth Thompson Enjoys Serving California Area as Associate Pastor at New Life Christian Center

While following his father's career path and working on an engineering degree in Georgia, Seth Thompson felt the call again to serve God.

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Tool Barn Serves Mid-Missouri Area's Tool Needs

When Buttercup Tool, a small local tool store, decided to close it's doors, Tool Barn owner Vernon Zimmerman, saw the need for keeping a tool store in the area.

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Kim Rimel Enjoys Serving California with Originals

While working 12-hour night shifts for Chesebrough Ponds in Jefferson City, Originals Owner Kim Rimel began delivering flowers.

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Grace Living Center Holds Bike Show Fundraiser

Many clean and polished motorcycles were on display at Proctor Park, California, Saturday, May 19, as part of the Grace Living Center Bike Show Fundraiser.

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Gnoming Neighbors For a Cure in California

Many in Moniteau County have seen gangs of gnomes in front yards. For some, unexpectedly, they have been gnomed themselves.

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Hope Warriors Hold First Annual "Paws for a Cure" Relay for Life Fundraiser

The Hope Warriors Relay for Life team held their First Annual "Paws for a Cure" fundraiser at Proctor Park, California, Saturday, May 12.

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Jamestown Senior Class Holds Baccalaureate at St. Paul's Evangelical Church

The Jamestown Graduating Class of 2012 held its Baccalaureate Service at St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown.

Chamber plans informational meetings for area businesses

Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, May 10.

OATS Program Needs Riders

The OATS transportation program needs riders.

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Annual National Day of Prayer Observed at Moniteau County Courthouse

Members of the community including pastors from several of the churches in the California Ministerial Alliance came together for the observance of the Annual National Day of Prayer held Thursday, May 3, at the Moniteau County Courthouse.

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Michael Miller Continuing to Serve Area with Classic Touch Body and Paint

Michael Miller, owner of Classic Touch Body and Paint, said 22 years ago when he was 16 his father warned him not to put on Unilug Cragar Wheels on his 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix.

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Over 450 Participate in Fourth Annual LCpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund Five-Mile Walk/Run/Ride

For the fourth consecutive year many in the Jamestown area along with those around the world showed their support in honoring LCpl. Leon B. Deraps by participating in the Memorial Scholarship Fund Five-Mile Walk/Run/Ride.

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Benefit to be held for High Point Resident in Need of Heart Transplant

In 2004 Chris Roberts, High Point resident, was diagnosed with an enlarged heart (cardiomyopathy) due to the flu virus.