Stories by John
Worship will go on
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, Aug. 9.
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."
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, California, Pastor Bill Romans said it was in 1990 that he felt the call to ministry.
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.
One of the Moniteau County Fair Opening Day events was the annual parade which had a plethorae of enthusiastic participants.
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).
Juicy 12 ounce Kansas City Strip steaks along with baked potatoes, salads, drinks and desserts were served at the Cattlemen's Association dinner.
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.
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.
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.
To help students with the dreaded ACT exams, teachers at California High School (CHS) will be providing ACT Workshops throughout the year.
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.
Brothers Thomas and Michael Beanland decided to open Beanland Heating and Cooling in February with the hope of serving the Tipton area's needs.
While helping his uncle in grade school, John Schneider found he had a knack for electric work.
After the Senior Bowling League went on break, some still wanted to bowl during the summer.
The Moniteau County Historical Society held its Annual Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 14.
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.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, July 12.
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.
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.
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 First Baptist Church, California, held its Vacation Bible School from June 24-28. The theme was "Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God's Awesome Power."
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.
Vibrant colors and arts of all forms, shapes and sizes fill the new home of Unconventional Art, the brainchild of Stephen R. Feilbach.
A 100th birthday celebration was held at California Care Center for lifelong Mid-Missouri resident Cleffie Long.
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.
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.
Charles Chasen said working with computers was something which happened after buying a full system Packard Bell tower in 1996.
Becky Lawson, Chamber Board vice president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, June 14.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While following his father's career path and working on an engineering degree in Georgia, Seth Thompson felt the call again to serve God.
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.
While working 12-hour night shifts for Chesebrough Ponds in Jefferson City, Originals Owner Kim Rimel began delivering flowers.
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.
Many in Moniteau County have seen gangs of gnomes in front yards. For some, unexpectedly, they have been gnomed themselves.
The Hope Warriors Relay for Life team held their First Annual "Paws for a Cure" fundraiser at Proctor Park, California, Saturday, May 12.
The Jamestown Graduating Class of 2012 held its Baccalaureate Service at St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown.
Norris Gerhart, Chamber Board president, called to order the California Area Chamber of Commerce Board meeting held Thursday, May 10.
The OATS transportation program needs riders.
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.
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.
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.
In 2004 Chris Roberts, High Point resident, was diagnosed with an enlarged heart (cardiomyopathy) due to the flu virus.